Fiji Time: 5:54 AM on Saturday 1 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Elections

Woman braves the heat, walks five hours to cast vote

Repeka Nasiko
Friday, September 05, 2014

A 68-year-old Ra widow braved the scorching heat and walked five hours just to cast her vote and honour her late husband.

Sulita Muanikoro said she walked from her home in Nauria to Nasukamai Village in the Nasau District of Ra where pre-poling was held on Wednesday.

"My husband was someone who always cared about who was in government," she said.

"He was someone who was dedicated to the community and to leaders as well.

"So when the opportunity came to choose who he wanted in government, he always voted.

"I'm just here to honour his memory and what he believed in."

Mrs Muanikoro was among the many villagers from Nauria who walked several miles to the polling station during the first day of pre-polling.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Black sea
  2. Son gives evidence
  3. Call to pressure Fiji
  4. Mission to save islands from drowning
  5. Businessman urges province to support education of children
  6. Office marks remembrance
  7. 'Robust Bill of Rights'
  8. Detect, treat and cure
  9. Giants win World Series
  10. Fete aims for $156k

Top Stories this Week

  1. PM's worry Sunday (26 Oct)
  2. Ryan speaks out Monday (27 Oct)
  3. 'Widespread abuse' Monday (27 Oct)
  4. Passport scam Wednesday (29 Oct)
  5. Theft by workers Monday (27 Oct)
  6. Equal rights Tuesday (28 Oct)
  7. Alert over fake visas Tuesday (28 Oct)
  8. Black sea Friday (31 Oct)
  9. Kepa: Treat all equally Monday (27 Oct)
  10. Woman dies in accident Wednesday (29 Oct)