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Fred Wesley
Saturday, January 31, 2015

THE family of Holland Seeto are still in shock. His wife Vuli Seeto is still trying to come to terms with his loss.

The past two days have been hard on her and the couple's two children.

But she realises she has to put on a brave face, for the sake of her children.

Condolence messages have poured in for the former CEO of Lees Trading Company Ltd and this has overwhelmed the family.

It is a reflection of the person Mr Seeto was.

Chinese Education Community president Newton Yuen said Mr Seeto would not only be missed by his loved ones but also by those who knew him personally. He said they were devastated by the news of a man, he said, who was a respected and loved community member. Mr Holland Seeto, he said, was a devoted family man and supportive parent of Yat Sen School.

He was a humble person, down-to-earth, very easy to get along with and someone who always had time for people around him, Mr Yuen said.

The circumstances surrounding his horrific death are still sketchy though.

Police know that he arrived on Thursday morning at 6 for work. A staff member who was also in the factory at the time reportedly saw a masked man inside and ran after him.

When the suspected assailant ran out of the back gate, the staff member reportedly returned to report the matter to his CEO. That's when the body of Mr Seeto was reportedly discovered in a pool of blood.

Clearly the events have shocked many people around the country. A family has been torn apart.

As police continue their investigations, they will need our assistance to get to the bottom of this tragic incident which they have classified as alleged murder.

Meanwhile, Fiji sevens coach Ben Ryan hasn't had it easy cutting his squad down to 12 for the Wellington and Las Vegas legs of World Rugby's Sevens World Series.

The important message he wants them to take on board is "enjoyment".

He wants our players to enjoy themselves.

Ryan's rationale is that when we enjoy ourselves, we tend to play our best brand of sevens rugby.

Being drawn in a tough pool with Wales, Portugal and Australia in Wellington does not make Ryan's job easy.

But there is confidence in the side and that should be a good start.

Emosi Mulevoro, Isake Katonibau, Jasa Veremalua, Manueli Laqai, Osea Kolinisau (c), Samisoni Viriviri, Savenaca Rawaca, Semi Kunatani, Jerry Tuwai, Sitiveni Waqa, Vatemo Ravouvou, and Viliame Mata will carry our hopes and aspirations. Go Fiji, go.

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