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Village counts its blessings

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

THE success of the sons of Viseisei, Vuda, was no doubt a blessing of Christianity, says Ratu Tevita Momoedonu.

The men of Viseisei paid a courtesy visit to the Methodist Church golden jubilee celebrations in Suva last week led by the Tui Vuda Ratu Kitione Tavaiqia.

Ratu Tevita explained that Fiji's early missionaries, Reverend William Cross and David Cargill, set foot on Vuda in 1826, nine years before landing in Lakeba, Lau.

"We believe that this is one of the blessings of the Almighty God in the vanua of Vuda to make things easy for us," he said.

"The village has even able to produce two prime ministers — even though they may have spent short terms in parliament — Dr Timoci Bavadra and Mr Momoedonu."

He said national leadership was like an exchange of a relay baton for them— from Dr Bavadra to him and the two brothers, Ratu Josaia Tavaiqia, a former vice president and the late president Ratu Josefa Iloilo.








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