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PM Announces Flag Committee

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has announced the members of the National Flag Committee. In his announcement, the PM also thanked the incoming members of the committee for agreeing to undertake
18 May 2015 10:13
PM Announces Flag Committee

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has announced the members of the National Flag Committee.

In his announcement, the PM also thanked the incoming members of the committee for agreeing to undertake this national task.

“I am sure that every Fijian joins me in thanking each of these distinguished individuals for agreeing to serve the nation by becoming members of this committee,” he said.

“They will be assembling next week to begin the task of sifting through more than 1400 entries in the national flag competition that closed on May 1 and we wish them well in their deliberations.”

The PM also announced that the committee, which will be chaired by the Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports and Para-Olympic champion, Iliesa Delana, will also be joined by Ted Kaye – an American flag expert who is a leading international authority in the field of vexillology.

National Flag
Committee members
– Iliesa Delana: Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports and Para-Olympic Gold Medallist, (Chair);
– Ted Kaye: American Flag expert and vexillogist;
– Shaenaz Voss: senior manager Fiji Airways, former executive officer of Air Fiji, board member of Unit Trust of Fiji and Film Fiji;
– Ilaitia Jikoiono: artist and designer and creative director of Style Magazine;
– Shammi Lochan: radio personality and currently radio program director Fiji Broadcasting Corporation;
– Lenora Qereqeretabua: national public relations consultant and former Miss Hibiscus;
– Manpreet Kaur: academic specialising in linguistics and diasporic studies at the University of Fiji;
– Niqa Tuvuki: culture and heritage specialist at the Fiji Arts Council;
– The Tui Wainunu Ratu Orisi Baleitavea;
– Agni Deo Singh: trade unionist and general secretary of the Fiji Teachers Union;
– Craig Marlow: community artist;

– Tiko Matawalu: sporting personality, rugby player and coach;

– Dinesh Patel: businessman and member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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