Miss Bua Advocates Against Environmental Crime

The university student intends to spread the message vigorously during week-long carnival.
12 Jul 2022 15:23
Miss Bua Advocates Against Environmental Crime
Miss Bua Ashna Priya Lal is one of eight contestants vying for the Miss Digicel Duavata Northern Crime Prevention Carnival crown. Photo: Shratika Naidu

The daughter of a sugarcane farmer vying for the Miss Digicel Duavata Northern Crime Prevention Carnival intends to fight against environmental crime.

Common environmental crimes in the North involves the pollution of the air, land and water, illegal fishing and illegal logging.

Ashna Priya Lal, representing Miss Bua, is among the eight queen contestants taking part in the carnival.


“One of the ways to curb these issues involves the installation of Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV), which was done by the carnival committee a few years ago. Many people in the Northern Division are unaware of this video surveillance.

“However, I will let the public know about the consequences they will face, if they get caught.”

She also thanked the carnival committee for its plans to install another five CCTV cameras from the carnival’s proceeds.

Preparations for the week-long event have been challenging for this Coqeloa woman.


“While it will be challenging to juggle with study and work as the Nakasi Youth Club Labasa coordinator, I will try to make good use of the carnival platform to raise awareness on environmental crime.”

Ms Lal, the eldest of three siblings, is a final year student at the University of the South Pacific (USP) and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science and Education. She is also a first-year student at the Fiji National University (FNU) doing a Certificate in Aged Care and Community Health.

The week-long carnival ends on Saturday.



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