Fiji Time: 10:45 PM on Sunday 23 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Dignified burial

Ana Madigibuli
Friday, July 11, 2014

HAVING the last moment to say a dignified goodbye to a loved one and bidding them the last farewell in a proper crematorium is important.

The opening of the new Korovou Crematorium in Tailevu will surely leave relatives of those that have passed on feeling a bit light-hearted as they have given their loved ones a proper farewell.

Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama said the opening of the new crematorium cost $76,000 under the Prime Minister's Small Grant Scheme.

"For years, the community have asked for a facility where they can say a dignified farewell to their loved ones," Rear Admiral (Ret) Bainimarama said.

Matacula Cemetery chairman Ram Jas Maharaj said the old crematorium was almost falling into pieces when he decided to approach the Prime Minister for assistance.

"The old crematorium was very dangerous and risky for people as the roof was about to fall and almost half of the roof was gone already," he said.

"Communities within these areas are not financially well-off and when I talked to the Prime Minister about it, he said he would do it."

He said more than 200 families in Matacula and nearby areas would use the new crematorium.

The old crematorium was built in 1970.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. $50m more
  2. This team is much fitter than Gold Coast winning team says Ryan
  3. Sturridge out for the season
  4. Chaudhry describes budget as 'ambitious and unrealistic'
  5. Fijians win
  6. Boxing: Loss ends Cameron's career
  7. Three drown
  8. Fiji's return anticipated
  9. FCEF: Budget to help Fijians
  10. Alcohol duty up by 10pc

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tourist's death: Murder accused to appear in court Monday (17 Nov)
  2. Stabbed to death Tuesday (18 Nov)
  3. Prime Minister Modi arrives in Fiji Wednesday (19 Nov)
  4. Kill victim cried for help Tuesday (18 Nov)
  5. The man behind the scene Monday (17 Nov)
  6. Bula Mr Modi Wednesday (19 Nov)
  7. Man found unconscious, dies in hospital Monday (17 Nov)
  8. Modi-fied Thursday (20 Nov)
  9. Modi announces visa on arrival for Fiji people Wednesday (19 Nov)
  10. WHAT FIJI WILL GET Thursday (20 Nov)