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Police to provide tight security during Deans semi-finals

The Fiji Police Force will be providing tight security during the semi-finals of the secondary schools’ Coke Zero Deans rugby competition at Sigatoka’s Lawaqa Park. In a statement, Police chief operations officer, ACP Tito Elo said the authorities hoped that the games would be incident free following the success of the quarter-finals that was held […]

Serelisoni Moceica

August 5, 2016 8:20 am

The Fiji Police Force will be providing tight security during the semi-finals of the secondary schools’ Coke Zero Deans rugby competition at Sigatoka’s Lawaqa Park.

Action between RKS and Ratu Navula College under 18 last week. (Luke Nacei/Newswire)
Action between RKS and Ratu Navula College under 18 last week. (Luke Nacei/Newswire)

In a statement, Police chief operations officer, ACP Tito Elo said the authorities hoped that the games would be incident free following the success of the quarter-finals that was held at the ANZ Stadium last week.

TITO: “The Divisional Police Commander West is heading the operations and areas of coverage include both the competition venue as well as outer cordons. This includes traffic along the major highways as well as routine operations to ensure there are no major incidents.”

He reminded parents and guardians to keep an eye on their children at all times as movement is anticipated to increase when supporters travel down to the western division to cheer on their teams.

ELO: “The Fiji Police Force would like to remind parents and guardians about the importance of ensuring the safety and security of their children are prioritized at all times.”

The Police have also noted the increase of movement into the capital ahead of the Milo Kaji and Netball competitions next week and reminded parents to be vigilant and communicate with their children at all times to avoid problems.

ELO: “With the recent incidence of juveniles being victim’s crime, it is important for parents be mindful of their children movements and whereabouts at all times. Some parents tend to assume that their child is okay even though he or she is a couple of hours late or even a day late in returning home.”

“While the onus will be on parents and teachers accompanying the students to prioritize safety at all times, assistance from the general public will also be appreciated. Everyone’s cooperation is vital if we are to ensure our children enjoy themselves and all events are incident free.”

Meanwhile, in the Under 18 grade Ratu Kadavulevu School (RKS) takes on Marist Brothers High School (MBHS) at 3.30pm, while Nasinu Secondary School (NSS) will be going against Queen Victoria School (QVS) at 2pm.

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