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Ratu Epeli Challenges St John Members

Passion and innovation continue to be the key guiding elements for the Order of St. John as it celebrated its 75th anniversary of service at Albert Park in Suva yesterday.
25 Oct 2014 11:56
Ratu Epeli Challenges St John Members
From left: The President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, First lady Adi Koila Nailatikau and Ro Teimumu Kepa during the St. John’s diamond jubilee celebrations at Albert Park in Suva yesterday. Photo: Litia Cava

Passion and innovation continue to be the key guiding elements for the Order of St. John as it celebrated its 75th anniversary of service at Albert Park in Suva yesterday.

The Patron of the St John in Fiji, President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, was the chief guest in the ceremony.

He was joined by the First Lady, Adi Koila Nailatikau, the Leader of the Opposition, Ro Teimumu Kepa, some members of Parliament, invited guests and members of the association.

“Saint John has come a long way. For the last 75 years its coverage in Suva is around 60 volunteers, but it has now grown into an organisation,” Ratu Epeli said in his speech.

“Today I make the challenge to you the current and future members to make the next 25 years historic than the last 75 years,” he said.

Students from St John cadet schools demonstrated life saving skills during the celebration.

Suva Methodist Primary School Year Six student, Mere Tamani was among more than 2000 student cadets at Albert Park.

“I learned how to help a person if he or she is injured,” Mere said.

The celebration started with a march from the Suva Flea Market to Albert Park.

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