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Former A-G passes on

Shalveen Chand
Monday, March 24, 2014

FORMER attorney-general and prominent lawyer Qoroniasi Bale died on Saturday evening at his home in Sigatoka.

According to family members, Mr Bale had been sick for some time.

Reguregu and family gatherings will be held this week in Sigatoka with the funeral expected to be held in Suva on Friday.

Mr Bale served twice as Justice Minister and Attorney-General.

He was educated at Queen Victoria School and then University of Otago in New Zealand where he graduated with an LLB degree in 1969.

Upon returning to Fiji, he was appointed a Crown Counsel in the Crown Law Office and subsequently became a Crown Prosecutor in the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in 1970.

In 1975, he became Principal Legal Officer in the Crown Law Office, before being promoted to Solicitor General in 1979, a post he held until 1984. He was the first native-born Solicitor General; his predecessors had all been from the United Kingdom.

Mr Bale had his first foray into politics in 1984, when the Governor General appointed him to the Senate at the nomination of prime minister Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara.

He first became the attorney-general in 1987 and then later in 2001.








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