Fiji Time: 9:57 AM on Wednesday 8 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Relief for Yasawa villagers

By FELIX CHAUDHARY
Friday, September 05, 2014

Update: 3:55PM RELIEF today for Yaqeta, Yasawa, villagers who had travelled to Lautoka on Thursday and thought they would not be able to participate in pre-polling on the island today.

The owner of the vessel ferrying passengers to and from the island agreed to return early today so villagers would be in time to cast their vote.

About 30 villagers had travelled to Lautoka on Thursday unaware that pre-polling would be held today.

Tui Yaqeta Semisi Bete said many were confused by the pre-polling exercise because of widespread publicity that elections was a one day affair to be held on September 17.

The once-a-week travel to the mainland usually involves those selling seafood at the Lautoka market.

The boat usually returns mid-morning on Friday, making several stops before arriving at Yaqeta at about 7pm. The polling station was scheduled to close at 6pm.

 

 

 





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
JPY 59.037256.0372
GBP 0.30820.3002
EUR 0.43330.4213
CNY 2.98302.8830
NZD 0.72400.6910
AUD 0.64420.6192
USD 0.47920.4622

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 8th July 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Death shocks many
  2. Less days, longer hours
  3. Families receive $240k in payout
  4. Ratu Jope Seniloli's final journey home
  5. In winning form
  6. Call for mobile network
  7. 209,045 students benefit from State grant
  8. Drop in cane crop
  9. Mill targets $10m export
  10. Experts meet to discuss reproductive health

Top Stories this Week

  1. Expat dies in accident Tuesday (07 Jul)
  2. 'Please do not give' Thursday (02 Jul)
  3. Lal remains in exile Thursday (02 Jul)
  4. Born to run, Naholo's sacrifice pays off Monday (06 Jul)
  5. 7s exodus Friday (03 Jul)
  6. Stay out Saturday (04 Jul)
  7. Gay marriages not a 'priority' Friday (03 Jul)
  8. Nasi Dredre Ga: Story behind the song Tuesday (07 Jul)
  9. Lucky escape Thursday (02 Jul)
  10. 15s debut Tuesday (07 Jul)