Fiji Time: 9:32 AM on Tuesday 27 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Cyclone victims stay in thatched huts, await new homes

Repeka Nasiko
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

FIVE families of Navutua Village in the Yasawa Group are today living in newly-built homes, thanks to the government's cyclone rehabilitation program.

However, another three families whose homes were completely destroyed during Tropical Cyclone Evan in 2012 are still living with neighbours or in thatched huts because the building of their homes has not been completed.

Village headman Petero Nadriva said the first shipment of housing materials were received more than a year ago.

"We have not received the second shipment. There are three houses that have yet to be completed," he said.

"Some of the items that were sent included timber, roofing iron and cement blocks.

"These were used to build five homes that were destroyed."

Mr Nadriva said the second shipment was expected last year.

"While we thank government for their assistance in providing us with new homes, we would like to ask if they could please help us finish the ones that have yet to be completed."

Turaga ni Vanua Ratu Peniasi Vu said farms destroyed during the disaster had slowly recovered.





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. Old market to turn into live fish shop
  2. FRCA terminates officers
  3. Project a success
  4. New-look bus station plans
  5. Spotlight on shipping company
  6. Bus operators clarify student fares
  7. $18m arrears
  8. Four in custody
  9. School to provide the best
  10. PAC seeks answers

Top Stories this Week

  1. Breaking the silence Wednesday (21 Jan)
  2. No payout for police Wednesday (21 Jan)
  3. 'No money' in 2004 Wednesday (21 Jan)
  4. Opposition challenges PM to walk the talk Friday (23 Jan)
  5. Disappointment at late posting of graduate teachers Wednesday (21 Jan)
  6. Ten days time Thursday (22 Jan)
  7. Ba retains title Monday (26 Jan)
  8. Things you didn't know about Kuridrani Monday (26 Jan)
  9. PM's apology to Fiji Saturday (24 Jan)
  10. Best for our players Wednesday (21 Jan)