14 January, 2007
Nukulau Island to be ready in 2 weeks
Nukulau Island is to be ready in 2 weeks after clearing being done by the Prisons Department. Nukulau Island was last an island prison for those serving sentences related to the 2000 coup in Fiji. After the military takeover of government in December 2006, the Army Commander has made a decision to move all serving prisoners to other prisons and to free up Nukulau Island for recreational use. Nukulau Island was a favourite picnic spot before it became an island prison. It is located just to the left of Suva Harbour, outside the mouth of the Rewa River - the largest river in Fiji. It has a beautiful, white sandy beach and is one of the few white beaches near Suva.