Thursday, April 8, 2010

Eyes on Tui Tavua title

Fiji Times - Friday, April 09, 2010

THE Tavualevu Village co-mmunity hall was packed yesterday as the people wanted to find out from the Native Lands Commission who their paramount chief would be.
The commission was in the village to hear submissions from the two parties disputing the Tavua title. But the meeting was adjourned to next Tuesday because one claimant, Vereti Naruku also of the chiefly Tokatoka Nadula, Mataqali Tilivasewa of Yavusa Bila in Tavua was sick and not present.
The position has been vacant since the late Tui Tavua Ratu Ovini Bokini died last year. Ratu Ovini's younger brother, Ratu Toti-vi Kama Ratu, although not traditionally installed, has been holding the position.
Tikina Tavua representative Apisalome Ulusova said that the people flocked to their community hall, wanting to know what the Commission would say about the title.
Mr Ulusova confirmed that the commission would return to the village next week to hear submissions from both parties.

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