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Vanua denies ban

Luke Rawalai
Monday, February 18, 2013

THE Tui Wainunu and secretary of the bose vanua of Bua, Ratu Orisi Baleitavea has denied claims in the media that the province is observing a kava ban.

According to a media report, the Bua province was observing a kava ban where villagers have been encouraged to observe the ban as a means of seeking divine intervention in the province.

The media report further stated that the taboo was initially endorsed by the late Tui Bua Adi Ana Lalanabaravi.

However, Ratu Orisi said that the vanua of Bua was firm in its original decision at their last meeting.

"We recognise the church and its intentions for we support their views but the church had failed to follow proper channels in endorsing such bans in the province," said Ratu Orisi.

"We should be mindful that there are other religions and faith-based groups within the province.

"Their views and ideas should also be taken into consideration before a decision as such is made and then we have channels within the province that needs to be consulted for any matters relating to the province of Bua," he said.





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