Fiji Time: 3:57 AM on Thursday 30 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Ra vigil nears end

Repeka Nasiko
Friday, July 25, 2014

THE people of Ra Province are nearing the end of the three-month vigil which involved fasting and a ban on yaqona, alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking.

Yesterday, the ceremonial lamp used as a symbol of hope for a renewed future, was taken to Balekinaga Village, escorted by a 200-strong crowd from Nalidi Village.

Provincial administrator Kepeli Kubunameca said the province had witnessed positive development within the past two months.

"According to our police department, there are fewer crimes being reported from our police posts," he said.

"I think that people are now starting to reflect on the importance of improving not only their spiritual growth but also their daily lives.

"People are following the law and there is now a more community-based approach to everything that is being done in our villages and in the districts."

He said past relationships between individuals and whole villages had also been repaired during the vigil.

"I've witnessed for myself disputes that have carried on for years being resolved and people are coming together now for the betterment of the province.

"We hope that this positive move will continue and we pray that the province will now start to heal and its people become more successful in everything they do."

The provincial administrator added at the end of the three-month vigil, the same ban would be implemented on the first 15 days of each month until the year 2016.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61450.5955
JPY 59.248756.2487
GBP 0.30390.2959
EUR 0.42940.4174
NZD 0.71770.6847
AUD 0.65130.6263
USD 0.47710.4601

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 29th July 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Final goodbye
  2. Suspended teacher to explain
  3. $114m highway opens
  4. Prison overcrowding
  5. $20m early repayment
  6. Unequal income a challenge
  7. PM tells villagers to take advantage
  8. Family support drives Isaac to pursue career in music
  9. Child labour worry
  10. Team works on road improvement

Top Stories this Week

  1. Nightmare Thursday (23 Jul)
  2. Deaths haunt 15-year-old Monday (27 Jul)
  3. Nakasi rape suspect in court Sunday (26 Jul)
  4. Dad dies, kids worry Tuesday (28 Jul)
  5. Three dead Sunday (26 Jul)
  6. Distraught mum recalls promise Tuesday (28 Jul)
  7. Where's the money Friday (24 Jul)
  8. Truck sinks into town road Monday (27 Jul)
  9. Flying Fijians spoil Samoan celebrations Monday (27 Jul)
  10. Court date for minister Thursday (23 Jul)