August 14, 2016 9:48 am

Parents urged to closely watch children during school holidays

The Fiji Police Force is again advising parents and guardians to ensure that children are safe as the school holidays begin. Police chief operations officer, ACP Tito Elo has called on parents to keep their children under supervision during the school holidays. ELO: “Do not leave children unattended where your group is billeted. Negligence is […]

The Fiji Police Force is again advising parents and guardians to ensure that children are safe as the school holidays begin.

Fiji Police Force Chief Operations Officer ACP Tito Elo. (Fiji Police Force)
Fiji Police Force Chief Operations Officer ACP Tito Elo. (Fiji Police Force)

Police chief operations officer, ACP Tito Elo has called on parents to keep their children under supervision during the school holidays.

ELO: “Do not leave children unattended where your group is billeted. Negligence is an offence and children will always be children and it is the duty of parents and guardians to eliminate all opportunities of a crime being committed. Remember one of our family members could be an offender or victim to a crime, make it your business to put your family first.”

ACP Elo said the Fiji Police Force is anticipating an increase in the number of people moving in and out of the capital for the next two weeks.

He said Police will also be monitoring the massive influx of people who will be taking part in various church conferences also beginning next week.

The term 2 end school holidays starts today until the 21st August, this year. (1 week)

Meanwhile, the Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, in consultation with Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, yesterday announced that a public holiday will take place on 22nd August 2016 to celebrate the Fiji 7s Gold medal win in the Rio Olympic Games.