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Ambassador salutes tourney

Written By : SUN FIJI NEWSROOM. The Fiji Tennis Invitation Classic ended in style at the Sheraton Fiji Resort ballroom on Friday night. United States Ambassador to Fiji, Steven McGann
06 Feb 2010 12:00

image Written By : SUN FIJI NEWSROOM. The Fiji Tennis Invitation Classic ended in style at the Sheraton Fiji Resort ballroom on Friday night.
United States Ambassador to Fiji, Steven McGann was the chief guest with Hollywood celebrities Nia Long and Tyler Williams.
Mr McGann praised the commitment of Ademola Oduwole, an American businessman who masterminded the event to promote Fiji and help our young people.
Mr McGann said he was proud to see American movie stars in Fiji to promote the tournament and tourism.
He met Williams and was told of his plans to build a bridge in Sigatoka.
“Usually when I meet an American, they say I need help or I have lost my passport, but when I met Tyler he said he wanted to build a bridge and I am very pleased. I have watched him in all three episode of Everybody Hates Chris.
“I am honoured to give one gift and that is recognition. We are looking forward to the next Fiji invitation classic,” he said.
Michael Jackson tribute artist, Jovan Rameau stole the show with his dance move replicating the late king of pop, with the help of his Fijian dancers.
Mr Rameau was also part of the celebrity list that made the trip to Fiji to help under privileged children in the country.
Chinese tennis star, Qiang Wang won the inaugural title after beating Cristina Visico in the final.
Wang won US$2000 (FJ$4000) and a Chris Aire watch valued at $4000 while Visico received a pearl from J Hunter Pearls Fiji valued at $2500 and US$1500 (FJ$3000).




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