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Day of celebration on Rotuma

Dawn Gibson
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

FOR a relatively small and isolated place, Rotuma has had a disproportionate influence on Fiji's development.

These were some of the sentiments paid to Rotumans yesterday by Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama, who was chief guest at Rotuma Day celebrations on the island.

"We find Rotumans scattered throughout government, the private sector, the military and other professions," the Prime Minister remarked, while celebrating with proud Rotumans in Noa'tau.

"I'm fond of saying that Fiji generally punches above its weight in the world. But it's also true to say that Rotuma punches above its weight in Fiji. And every Fijian — no matter where they come from — honours that contribution to our national life."

He said it was important that as a nation, people strived to work together through diverse cultural acceptance.








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