Labalaba’s homage

Isaia Dere (right) with his cousin Sikeli Ataninadi carries a wreath during his father’s, Late Sergeant Talaiasi Labalaba, Thanksgiving Service at Nawaka Village Church in Nadi. Picture: REINAL CHAND

EMOTIONS ran high at Nawaka Village in Nadi yesterday as scores of people, ranging from villagers to former British servicemen gathered to pay homage to the late Sergeant Talaiasi Labalaba. The Nawaka native lost his life while fighting alongside British troops during the Battle of Mirbat in Oman in 1972. Yesterday, colleagues shared testimonies about […]

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