Fiji Time: 11:57 PM on Thursday 5 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Chief to be laid to rest

Serafina Silaitoga
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

THE people of Namuka in Macuata will tomorrow farewell their high chief tomorrow.

Tui Namuka Ratu Ilisoni Covunitaqa, 78, passed away last Tuesday at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

Speaking on behalf of the people of Namuka, Ratu Tevita Niumataiwalu said his brother died after a short illness.

"He will not be brought to the village but will be buried in Suva and the people of Namuka living in the North will travel to Suva tomorrow (today).

"We will miss him dearly and even though he spent his time in Suva, his leadership and advice to the people will always be remembered.

"We have always listened to his words of encouragement and his passing away is a great loss to the vanua of Namuka."

Ratu Tevita said Ratu Ilisoni is survived by his wife and three children.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Ali praises PM
  2. Against torture
  3. Eggplant beats papaya sales for the first time
  4. Committee voices disappointment
  5. Police warn farmers
  6. IT academy opens doors
  7. Fiji Police entertain the 'Queen'
  8. Refrain from eating, killing turtles
  9. State firms doing well
  10. Call for independent body

Top Stories this Week

  1. Porn search: Fiji in top ten Friday (27 Feb)
  2. Dead in early morning plunge Friday (27 Feb)
  3. Leap of faith Monday (02 Mar)
  4. Two appear in court Tuesday (03 Mar)
  5. Face for a book Monday (02 Mar)
  6. A-G: Don't interfere Tuesday (03 Mar)
  7. For sale! Sunday (01 Mar)
  8. New uniform for institution Wednesday (04 Mar)
  9. Father of taxi debate Monday (02 Mar)
  10. Looking at the big picture in 7s rugby Monday (02 Mar)