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Concerns over show and taboo dates

Luke Rawalai
Monday, August 11, 2014

THE bose vanua of Bua will liaise closely with the Bua Provincial Council and the organising committee of the Adi Bua Show for a review of the carnival date as it coincides with the province's taboo period.

Members of the bose vanua have raised their concern on the fact that the show, scheduled to take place on November 6 and 7 will coincide with the their official church taboo period.

Members of the province abstain from the consumption of yaqona and alcohol, and smoking cigarette during the taboo period.

Bua Lomanikoro representative and former Native Lands Commission chairman Ratu Viliame Tagivetaua said the Methodist Church had designated the first and second weeks of every month as a taboo period for the province of Bua.

Ratu Viliame said the carnival's scheduled dates would affect those observing the taboo period.

He added if the dates of the carnival, scheduled to be held in Nabouwalu, were not changed, most people would not be able to attend because of this reason.

But roko tui Bua Rupeni Kunaturaga informed the meeting they had traditionally approached the senior head of the church in the province who had agreed to the carnival date.

Responding to Mr Kunaturaga's comments, Ratu Viliame said the taboo was placed on the province by the church and not its officials.

Meanwhile, Tui Wainunu Ratu Orisi Baleitavea also told the council they were yet to officially discuss the taboo issue with members of his district.








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