Bloggers, SWM is sadden to hear of the passing away of the ousted Chairman of the GCC, the late Ratu Ovini Bokini. He was the last Chairman of the GCC when it was dismantled by Ganilau and his illegal junta. You will recall he was also Chairman, when Bainimarama made his infamous remark about the GCC delegate’s sitting under a mango tree….Neither Bainimarama, Nailatilau, Ganilau or the Mara’s manifest the kind of personal attributes displayed by the late Tui Tavua and they should all hang their head in shame because they will never be like these ‘true Fijian chiefs’ who people follow willingly and not forcibly like today. SWM on behalf of its worldwide Members would like to pass on its condolence to Ratu Ovini’s family and we would like to rededicate ourselves afresh to this fight to rid this coup culture from Fiji permanently! YES, WE CAN!!!, YES, WE CAN!!!, YES, WE CAN!!!
Friday, January 23, 2009
The late Tui Tavua, Ratu Ovini Bokini. Taken from / By: Google
The Tavua town council is requesting all proprietors to close between 5 and 6 this evening, as the body of the late Tui Tavua will be escorted from the hospital to his village in Tavualevu.
Town Clerk Jasuman Khan says this is a sign of respect that the people of Tavua has for their chief.
The Tui Tavua passed away last week after suffering from a long term illness.
His funeral service will be held tomorrow, and Khan says the town will also be closed from 10am to 1pm tomorrow.
She says the market will also be closed and those who are thinking of travelling to Tavua town be advised, it will be closed this evening from 5 to 6, and tomorrow from 10am to 1 in the afternoon.
Fiji Broadcasting Corporation