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4 senior prison officers receive promotion

Four new appointments have been made in the Fiji Corrections Service (FSC). Senior superintendent Panapasa was one of four senior officers promoted by FCS Commissioner Commander Francis Kean at the Suva Corrections Centre. Senior superintendent Panapasa is the first woman to be appointed as an assistant commissioner of the Fiji Corrections Service (FCS). Senior superintendent […]

Peni Shute

April 16, 2016 2:52 pm

Four new appointments have been made in the Fiji Corrections Service (FSC).

Senior superintendent Panapasa was one of four senior officers promoted by FCS Commissioner Commander Francis Kean at the Suva Corrections Centre.

Senior Superintendent Salote Panapasa has been appointed Assistant Commissioner Corporate Services of the Fiji Corrections Service. (FCS)
Senior Superintendent Salote Panapasa has been appointed Assistant Commissioner Corporate Services of the Fiji Corrections Service. (FCS)

Senior superintendent Panapasa is the first woman to be appointed as an assistant commissioner of the Fiji Corrections Service (FCS).

Senior superintendent Panapasa said the advice of her father rang loud and clear in her mind while she was being badged.

A vision of my parents flashed through my mind when the commissioner made the announcement. I remembered their struggles and hardship they endured just to make sure we were educated and made it to Suva to find work.

Mrs. Panapasa was recruited in 1986 and will mark 30 years of being a career corrections officer this July.

Commander Kean also announced three other new appointments:

  • Superintendent Jo Kulinidilo as acting Deputy Commissioner,
  • Senior Superintendent Apimeleki Taukei as Assistant Commissioner of Operations
  • Superintendent Tuiwailevu Saladoka as acting Supervisor Southern Division and Officer in Charge of the Naboro Medium Corrections facility.
Superintendent Apimeleki Taukei, left, is congratulated by the Commissioner of Corrections Commander Francis Kean. (FCS)
Superintendent Apimeleki Taukei, left, is congratulated by the Commissioner of Corrections Commander Francis Kean. (FCS)

Commander Kean reminded the officers that hard work starts now and expressed his hopes to see dividends of the FCS investment in the officers.

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