Saturday 1 Sept, 18
Two former Fiji Corrections officers had their prayers answered by the organization they had devoted their life to after they were handed $50,000 each as part of their Total Permanent Disability (TPD) insurance claim.
Both officers were relieved of their duties from the FCS in October 2017 due to their medical conditions which had impacted on their duties as custodial officers.
The two recipients in Leone Domovonu 36, and Petero Ceinaturaga 52, were insured by Fiji Care Insurance Ltd. Mr Domovonu developed eye sight problems and now he is partially blind while Mr Ceinaturaga had to have his left leg amputated as a result of an injury he obtained in 2016.
Both were advised by their Doctors to resign because they could no longer be effective as custodial officers.
The funds were as part of the FCS Life Insurance and Medical Insurance Scheme.
At a special handover ceremony on Friday, 31st August, Commissioner of Corrections, Commander Francis Kean said the funding would help the men continue with their lives as it was quite unfortunate they had to leave the service due to their disability.
“Today I must say is a special day for all of us here at the FCS as we pay tribute to two men who have devoted much of their working life for the service but came upon some unfortunate incident which impacted on their ability to work for the Service.
“We are proud to announce that we are in a position to pay out some funds as per our insurance scheme and we are grateful to our brokers Marsh and insurance company Fiji Care for their support under our Life Insurance and MedicalInsurance Scheme at the Fiji Corrections Service,” Commander Kean said.
Mr Ceinaturaga thank the Commissioner for advising them to join the Insurance scheme.
“I live now in the village in Navunisole, Tailevu North and this money will help set me up for the future as I have to plan now on how else I can be productive for my family,’’ he said.
Mr Domovonu who also now resides in his village of Matacula also in Tailevu North said he may use it to complete his house which he started building while he was working.
“I always prayed that God will look after me because I am only 36 and can’t do normal work now which I had trained for, I thank the FCS and Commander Kean for this, and this is what I prayed for.”