Close night­clubs early: Methodist Church

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The Methodist Church wants night­clubs closed at mid­night in­stead of 5am. This is was de­cided in the church’s an­nual con­fer­ence in Suva yes­ter­day. Church’s gen­eral sec­re­tary, Rev­erend Epineri Vakade­wavosa said the Gov­ern­ment would be asked to con­sider their re­quest. He said most of th­ese club-go­ers were young iTaukei.

Church’s so­cial wel­fare sec­re­tary, Rev­erend Iliesa Naivalu, said be­tween 5am to 10am, iTaukei youths roam the streets of Suva on Sun­day. He said that was why they did not at­tend church. Rev­erend Naivalu said there were 26 night­clubs in Suva ex­clud­ing Nau­sori and other parts of Fiji. A re­tired min­is­ter for the church said what was hap­pen­ing with young peo­ple of the church was an in­di­ca­tion of liv­ing un­godly ways. “If we try to ask our­selves as to why the iTaukei youths are in­volve in such ways than the church should be ques­tion­ing it­self. “We are rich in nat­u­ral re­sources like land but yet we still live in poverty and this shows that God has taken away our bless­ings.

“Peo­ple have started to rebel against God and this is what ap­pears to be the re­sult of that,” he said.

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