FIJI POLICE DENY INACTION OVER ILLEGAL ROADBLOCKS

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SUVA, Fiji Islands (September 11, 1998 - PACNEWS/Amy)---Fiji Police Commissioner Isikia Savua said the police force should not be made a scapegoat in the recent incidents involving illegal roadblocks set up by disgruntled landowners.

Savua was reacting to a statement by National Federation Party Parliamentarian Sayed Khaiyum who said police department inaction and indecision encourage the roadblock problem.

Khaiyum said the police handling of the situation only deals with the initial symptoms, but believes the real reasons for illegal roadblocks can only be solved by government ministries, statutory bodies and NGO's.

Police Commissioner Savua has called on these organizations to deal with the reasons why landowners at the power plant in Monasavu and outside the Tavakubu cemetery in Lautoka continue to construct roadblocks.

FIJI LANDOWNERS URGED NOT TO CLOSE SCHOOL OVER LAND LEASE

SUVA, Fiji Islands (September 9, 1998 - PACNEWS/Amy)---The Fiji Teachers Confederation is urging landowners at Korotolutolu in Labasa, who claim their land lease with the government has expired, not to close the school there.

Confederation Secretary Pratap Chand said landowners should raise the issue with the Education Ministry rather than resorting to tactics that adversely affect school pupils.

Chand also said the Education Ministry should be more responsible in handling land lease matters.

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