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Old Capital Celebrates

More than a thousand students and families marched through the old capital, Levuka to celebrate 44 years of independence yesterday. As Fijians across the country and the world celebrate Fiji
11 Oct 2014 09:37
Old Capital Celebrates
Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay staff at the Marriott Bonvoy launch.

More than a thousand students and families marched through the old capital, Levuka to celebrate 44 years of independence yesterday.

As Fijians across the country and the world celebrate Fiji Day this week, the Levuka-celebrated event had Fijians living there reflect on the changes that have taken place in the country.

Speaking at the celebrations, the Minister for Youth and Sports, Laisenia Tuitubou, said Fiji had come a long way since 1970.

“Since then we as a nation have grown together. Along the way we have faced many obstacles but we have advanced and developed tremendously strong because of the spirit and determination that all Fijians have within to thrive and flourish,” Mr Tuitubou said.

“We now have a Constitution and a Parliament with a democratically elected Government. This will provide the basis for all Fijians to live in a just, exciting, free, strong and vibrant multicultural society,” he said.

He highlighted that Fijians now have equal opportunities and have economic, social and human rights included in the new Constitution.

Sixty four- year old Semisi Turaga, of Vagadaci said Fiji should be proud of its achievements since its independence 44 years ago.

The provincial administrator – Lomaiviti, Elimi Rokoduru highlighted that today’s celebration was exciting and he acknowledged all families in Levuka for their contribution towards Fiji’s independence.

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