Fiji Time: 6:48 PM on Sunday 21 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Vanua preps for chief's burial

Repeka Nasiko
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

MALOLO Island paramount chief Tui Lawa Ratu Sevanaia Vatunitu will be laid to rest by the people of Nadroga.

Vanua spokesperson Tevita Sadrata said Ratu Sevanaia had maternal links to the chiefly family of the Na Ka Levu in Cuvu and preparations for his burial were in progress.

"He will be buried next week on Wednesday and so far we have sent news of his passing to all the respective chiefly families," he said.

"His body will leave Lautoka next Tuesday for Solevu Village where he will spend a night in his chiefly home before the burial on Wednesday."

Mr Sadrata said villagers from Solevu, Yanuya and Tavua had been preparing for the funeral.

Meanwhile, the Nadroga Navosa Provincial Council has expressed its condolences to the people of Malolo.

Council roko tui Buatavatava Ravoka said they were saddened by the passing of the Tui Lawa.

He said council members were also preparing for Ratu Sevanaia's funeral.

Ratu Sevanaia died at the Lautoka Hospital on November 8 after a short illness.

He is survived by his wife Mereoni Vatunitu, his children and grandchildren.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62390.6049
JPY 56.369653.3696
GBP 0.36040.3524
EUR 0.41060.3986
NZD 0.69380.6608
AUD 0.63130.6063
USD 0.50390.4869



Exchange Rate updated on 19th, January, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Back to work
  2. Do the right thing and resign: Biman
  3. Fiji not built on smiles and fake promises, says Bainimarama
  4. ATS seeks legal advice
  5. Justice prevails, says Rabuka
  6. Unsafe practice
  7. Tribunal ruling is a victory for workers, says Chaudhry
  8. Diving trip turns tragic
  9. For a place in fashion festival
  10. 40th anniversary

Top Stories this Week

  1. Trip turns tragic Thursday (18 Jan)
  2. Mela beats the odds Thursday (18 Jan)
  3. Tube ride to school Thursday (18 Jan)
  4. Nadi man dies in crash Wednesday (17 Jan)
  5. Teachers transfer policy Monday (15 Jan)
  6. Patient info leaked Friday (19 Jan)
  7. Man attacks partner Monday (15 Jan)
  8. ATS Impasse: Tribunal orders return of all workers in 48 hours Saturday (20 Jan)
  9. Rasta's 'star' loves Fijian hospitality Saturday (20 Jan)
  10. Serevi, Ryan believe Tuwai can deliver Saturday (20 Jan)