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Duavata Carnival begins in Labasa

July 30, 2017 4:25 am

The 2017 Duavata Northern Crime Prevention Carnival officially opened last night at the Damodar Ground in Labasa.

The yearly carnival aims to help police reduce the crime statics in the North through a community approach.

Divisional Secretary, Soko Tuima, says the seven day event will aim to encourage community partnership with police in the fight against crime.

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Tuima reiterated, fighting crime is everyone’s responsibility.

“The organising committee through partnership with the Police Force are working together to assist the vulnerable community to reduce the crime rate in the Northern Division. Through this partnership we have played a significant role shifting the public’s perception on the role of the police services and its efforts towards crime prevention.”

Contestants are competing in five categories during the weeklong carnival.

In the Queen’s category, there are six contenders for the crown, while there are five in the King’s category.

The Teen’s category see’s six contenders, the Princess Category five and the new category Priscilla, see’s six contenders.

The proceeds from this year’s carnival will be used to set up CCTV cameras in Labasa Town.

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