20th November 06:48 AM
29 govt officers graduate from Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Advanced Prosecution Course for Statutory Regulators
By Naveel Krishant
Sunday 03/11/2019
29 government officers graduate from Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Advanced Prosecution Course for Statutory Regulators

29 officers from various government ministries and departments have graduated from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Advanced Prosecution Course for Statutory Regulators.

The officers were part of a four-week advanced prosecution course designed to equip them with trial preparation skills in prosecuting matters under their own specific legislation.

While closing the course Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Elizabeth Rice says it is important for Regulators in Fiji to have the necessary expertise to perform their role effectively and this is why the DPP's Office continues to assist government ministries and departments with basic and advanced prosecution courses throughout the year.

Rice says regulators are important because when members of the public see rules, regulations and laws in Fiji being flouted, action by regulators ensures that infringement stops, wrongs are put right and effective action against those responsible for any breaches are taken.

The course was attended by officers from the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji, the Ministry of Fisheries, the Ministry of Forestry, the Ministry of Health, the Fiji Revenue and Customs

Service, the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission, Department of Environment and the Nasinu, Nausori and Lami Town Councils.

The workshop was a continuation of the Basic Regulators Course which was successfully completed by these officers earlier in the year.

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