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Waqanisau dies of heart attack

April 27
12:00 2010

Written By : SUN FIJI NEWSROOM. Former diplomat, civil servant and military officer Colonel Jeremaia Waqanisau has died.
FBC News reported Colonel Waqanisau collapsed and died of a heart attack while giving a sermon at the Centenary Church in Suva on Sunday evening.
Colonel Waqanisau had a distinguished military and civil service career, which culminated with his appointment as Fiji’s ambassador to China in 2004.
Before that, he rose through the ranks of the civil service from Commissioner Western to deputy secretary until he was appointed as the chief executive officer of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
He became one of the first Fijian military officer to hold senior posts in the United Nations.
He was educated in Australia, United Kingdom and the United States of America, and holds a Master of Arts in Defence and Security Analysis.

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