70 current and former Fiji Corrections Service officers receive 50th Independence commemorative medal

70 current and former Fiji Corrections Service officers receive 50th Independence commemorative medal

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Saturday 24/10/2020
70 current and former officers of the Fiji Corrections Service who contributed to Fiji’s development and progress in the past 50 years received their 50th Independence commemorative medal

70 current and former officers of the Fiji Corrections Service who contributed to Fiji’s development and progress in the past 50 years received their 50th Independence commemorative medal from the President, Jioji Konrote.

Speaking at the ceremony, Konrote congratulated them for their unwavering commitment in performing their duties with the primary responsibility for administering retribution, deterrence and rehabilitation within Fiji.

He says the present COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on Fiji's National Plan to commemorate and celebrate this important milestone achievement in history, resulting in a somewhat a scaled-down overall national celebrations programme.

He adds this should not dampen our “Fijian Can Do” spirit nor deviate our focus and attention, that within a period of half a century since Independence, our young and developing nation has evolved into an acceptable level of universal socio-political and economical maturity.

The President also reminded the recipients that at the end of the month, he will be in Levuka to formally close Fiji’s Independence month-long celebrations with the final medal presentations to deserving Fijians in the old capital.


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