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Strate­gies are in place by rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties to de­velop the Black­rock Mil­i­tary Camp in Nadi to also house the Re­gional Po­lice Academy. The pro­posal was men­tioned by the Min­is­ter for De­fence, Na­tional Se­cu­rity and For­eign Af­fairs, Inia Seruiratu yes­ter­day. Mr Seruiratu said there was a con­sid­er­a­tion for the academy to be de­vel­oped in Fiji.

“It is still in the planning stages and we also have the Me­lane­sian Spear­head Group (MSG) Po­lice Com­mis­sion­ers speak­ing about it. I know there was some con­sid­er­a­tion for the academy to be in Fiji as well,” he said.

“Right now as we speak, Black­rock Camp is un­der con­struc­tion. There is a strong op­tion as well to have the Re­gional Po­lice Academy to be lo­cated within the same area.

“But we have to first talk with the Re­pub­lic of Fiji Mil­i­tary Forces top brass.”

He said there was a men­tion in Par­lia­ment on con­sid­er­a­tion of oc­cu­py­ing the Black­rock camp in­stead of con­struct­ing a brand new academy.

“I’ve men­tioned this in Par­lia­ment, the op­por­tu­nity for us to con­sider that be­ing the base for the Re­gional Po­lice Academy as well rather than con­struct­ing a new one,” Mr Seruiratu said.

Edited by Percy Kean

Min­is­ter for De­fence, Naitonal Se­cu­rity Inia Seruiratu.

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