Fiji Time: 5:24 AM on Thursday 5 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Funeral service ends, thousands gathered to pay final respect

By TIMOCI VULA
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Update: 1:50PM THE funeral church service for the late Methodist Church president Rev Dr Tuikilakila Waqairatu ended minutes ago at the Centenary Church in Suva.

Waqairatu's casket has now been carried out of the church he served in for the last time.

The eight pallbearers, comprising church ministers from different divisions are dressed in white, and so are the masses who have gathered to pay this servant of God their final respect.

More than 10 buses will join the cortege to Davuilevu where he will be laid to rest.

Thousands of people are gathered in and around the church in Suva.

His body is now being lowered into the hearse, draped in masi.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61870.5997
JPY 52.481149.4811
GBP 0.33370.3257
EUR 0.42280.4108
NZD 0.70910.6761
AUD 0.65260.6276
USD 0.48800.4710

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 4th May 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Nude pose
  2. Tuitubou: Stop criticising Fijian 7s players
  3. Sevens marked man
  4. 'Not my decision'
  5. Engineer queries claims on building
  6. Koya: Be fair to all Fijians
  7. Police inquiry into bullet find
  8. 'Most beautiful place'
  9. Police divers pull missing vehicle out of Navua River
  10. Ministry tracks down $2m wage creditors

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tale of pain Monday (02 May)
  2. A son's fatal ride Monday (02 May)
  3. Spirit haunts village Tuesday (03 May)
  4. Boy needs $500 a week to live Monday (02 May)
  5. Nude pose Wednesday (04 May)
  6. Cracks and holes deem building unsafe Monday (02 May)
  7. Family, friends bid farewell to car crash victim Monday (02 May)
  8. Bullet found on aircraft Tuesday (03 May)
  9. Sex talk worry Tuesday (03 May)
  10. Rawaca's hospital bill payment saga Thursday (28 Apr)