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Families protest order

Luke Rawalai And Repeka Nasiko
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A LANDOWNING unit of Nawaisa Village in Naviavia Cakaudrove yesterday staged a protest in Nasaqasaqa settlement against a court order for the demolition of nine homes that sit on their two-acre land.

A team from this newsaper witnessed the landowning unit from the nearby village prevent court officers from setting foot on the land.

Protesting unit spokesman, Apenisa Taga said they barricaded the entrance to the settlement to show their disapproval on the legal notice issued against nine families residing in Nasaqasaqa.

Mr Taga said the legal party and all stakeholders had been ordered by the High Court to resolve the issue through a consultation processes.

He said the nine families had been leasing the land for 40 years now and they disagreed with the High Court eviction order because it was inconsistent with land boundary markings.

Meanwhile, the Diocese of Polynesia's secretary John Simmons yesterday said he was not at liberty to comment on the matter since the church trustees were dealing with the issue.

"Until something is forwarded to us from the diocesan trustees we will not comment on the issue since we are not aware of it."

TLTB general manager Alipate Qetaki said land on which Josese Rogo and his family lived was a freehold land that belonged to the church.

He said the residents had been given enough notice to vacate the land.

"They were leasing a land from us but it has since expired. That land that they are living on is not native land but rather land belonging to the church.

"They have been given enough notice to vacate the land and TLTB has informed that they are residing illegally on that land."





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