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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.

 

 

 





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