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My Thanks! Makereta, 17, is Queen of Ba

August 12
13:48 2014

Seventeen-year-old secondary student Makereta Dogu said thanks after she was announced the winner of the Miss 2014 Digicel Ba Riverside Platinum Jubilee Carnival title last Saturday night.

“I would like to thank the Almighty and my sponsors who have over the week become family,” she said.

She thanked her parents and was grateful for the opportunity to represent her town of Ba.

The week-long festivities came to an end with the crowning of the winners for the festival.

Chief guest, the Commander of the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces, Brigadier-General Mosese Tikoitoga, said Ba was an example to the rest of the country through its diversity.

“If Fiji is the way the world should be, then similarly Ba is the way Fiji should be,” Brigadier-General Tikoitoga said.

“We are celebrating the town’s peaceful transition from a rural farming community to a thriving business community.

“We are also here to acknowledge the contributions of our younger generation of talents.”

Meanwhile, Digicel Fiji’s chief financial officer Farid Mohammed confirmed on the night that Digicel would return as sponsors for next year’s carnival.

“This is the first year Digicel has sponsored the carnival and I can confirm our sponsorship for next year,” Mr Mohammed said.

“Our technical team has tirelessly worked on the towers in Ba over the week and now Ba is on 3G network.”

The proceeds of the carnival will be used for the development of the Ba Musuem. Ame Qia, 23, who was sponsored by civil servants, won the King’s crown.

Digicel plans to sponsor festival next year

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