Lockington's Everyday Fiji ... Life Goes On

Allen Lockington is a self-employed customs agent and business consultant who has regular articles published in Fiji. I thank Allen for permission to reprint some of them in this political blog. They remind us that life goes on, whatever the political situation. And it's good to know that.  
 
Smoking Laws

Right now the legitimate PSV vehicles are under the spotlight. The illegal vans and private cars are yet to be taken to task. I say yet to because it seems only when someone complains then the authorities take action.

But you know what; it is a delight to see members of the enforcement authorities get on a illegal mini van to get into town. Ho boy have I seen them. And how will we get rid of the illegal activities if the authorities themselves use them.

It has been whispered that the authorities cannot book illegal vans and cars because of technicalities. 

Can someone tell me that I’m wrong? And thanks to the authorities for booking people who were smoking in the Lautoka market. The fine is $200 for smoking in a public place. As for the bus that has its engine on just outside the fine is $40. 

Is there something amiss?

Comments

Walker Texas Ranger said…
Is there something amiss?

Too right there is! Last night one listened to the sad saga of a Police Corporal at Navua quite overtly asking for 'Quid pro Quo' having stopped a vehicle and finding the driving licence was not on board. Fifty dollars or "What else do you have"?

Wow!

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