Fiji Time: 9:58 PM on Sunday 11 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Man pleads for return of medal

Litia Vulaidausiga
Monday, July 28, 2014

A Nadi resident is pleading for the return of his Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) medal.

Peter Leggett (MBE) was conferred the honour by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace in November, 1999 for extensive community service in Papua New Guinea, where he resided for about 30 years.

Now settled in Legalega, Nadi with his family, he was in Australia for medical treatment when his home was ransacked on the morning of February 9.

"There are some things that cannot be replaced," he lamented.

Numerous items were taken including electronic gadgets, jewellery, family heirlooms and military swords.

However, he said the MBE medal, which remained in its presentation box, mattered the most.

"Things like these also have no use to others."

The robbery report was lodged at the Namaka and Sabeto police stations and despite the passage of time, he continues to harbour hope for the return of his medal.

Police spokesperson Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said they were investigating the break-in.








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 0.64000.6210
JPY 55.899352.8993
GBP 0.38380.3758
EUR 0.45640.4444
NZD 0.68230.6493
AUD 0.65300.6280
USD 0.48690.4699

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 09th December, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. #CapeTown7s: Fiji faces England in quarters
  2. Body find in the city
  3. Future stars
  4. Torture bind
  5. Suspended teacher remains unpaid
  6. Police detain drunk drivers
  7. Churches discuss cross dressing
  8. Human rights in Fiji face challenges
  9. Family loses home in fire
  10. Amnesty publication offers no 'remedy'

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fiji mum, baby kept in cell Wednesday (07 Dec)
  2. Young, no home and pregnant Friday (09 Dec)
  3. Fatal torture Wednesday (07 Dec)
  4. Salary review plan for teachers, says Reddy Monday (05 Dec)
  5. Year 10 results out, 45pc pass Wednesday (07 Dec)
  6. Fiji's Year 10 results out Tuesday (06 Dec)
  7. 9 years on Friday (09 Dec)
  8. Soko's message Tuesday (06 Dec)
  9. The 'Beast' reborn Friday (09 Dec)
  10. Fiji deports US citizen Tuesday (06 Dec)