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Delegate dies in PNG

Tevita Vuibau
Wednesday, July 09, 2014

THE Fiji High Commission in PNG has confirmed that a member of the Fijian delegation to the Melanesian Arts Festival in PNG passed away on Sunday.

The Fiji High Commission confirmed the details of the delegation member's sudden passing yesterday.

"What we can confirm at the moment is that one delegate passed away on Sunday night," the high commission said yesterday.

"On Monday morning, the news was conveyed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Fiji who are now following the processes to inform the family."

PNG Minister for Arts and Culture Boka Kondra conveyed his condolences over the death of the Fijian delegation member and also the passing of the director of the Solomon Islands Cultural Commission John Tahinao.

In a statement, he said festival chairman Dr Jacob Simet and officials of the Solomon Islands and Fijian high commissions were collaborating to notify both the families of the deceased.


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