Fiji Time: 8:29 PM on Monday 5 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Elections

Distance fails to deter manager

Luke Rawalai
Friday, September 05, 2014

DESPITE the long distance from home, Harry Smith was determined to be the first voter at Ucunivatu Primary School in Cakaudrove.

Yesterday, the 64-year-old resort manager was overjoyed because he had always prayed for the election.

And when he heard news of the election, he organised a clean-up program in the school compound to prepare for the polls.

Being the first person to cast his vote Mr Smith said he was happy to be part of this year's election and that he was proud to have a hand in the selection of a government.

He was among voters from Sau Bay, Navodo, Waivia, Navutu, Natena and Iviloa that turned up at the polling station.

Mr Smith said most of the people in the area were out of Ucunivatu attending to their businesses.








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 0.64410.6251
JPY 55.581352.5813
GBP 0.37970.3717
EUR 0.45440.4424
NZD 0.68650.6535
AUD 0.65390.6289
USD 0.48650.4695

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 5th December, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Salary review plan for teachers, says Reddy
  2. Best friends drown
  3. A-G clears the air
  4. Tough start
  5. Man lives in fear
  6. Seasonal workers still on the run in Australia
  7. Dunn: Fiji's new climate change ambassador
  8. Police yet to charge alleged drug suspect
  9. $20m for second phase
  10. Villagers raise $39k

Top Stories this Week

  1. Superstition or fact Sunday (04 Dec)
  2. Shes Dunn it again! Friday (02 Dec)
  3. Call to be prepared for cyclone season Friday (02 Dec)
  4. Report on Rosi Thursday (01 Dec)
  5. Black magic claim Saturday (03 Dec)
  6. Man gets 13 years for raping child Tuesday (29 Nov)
  7. Teachers raise concerns Thursday (01 Dec)
  8. Rotuma Bill opposed Thursday (01 Dec)
  9. Ryan: I do miss Fiji Tuesday (29 Nov)
  10. Website probe Wednesday (30 Nov)