Thursday, October 30, 2008

Our United Nations 'Fiji Peace Keepers' celebrating Fiji Day!

http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=104801
Peacekeepers celebrate UN Day
By Verenaisi RaicolaWednesday, October 29, 2008
Police officers during the UN Day parade in Morovia
THE Fiji Mission in Liberia last week took time off duties to celebrate the United Nations Day.
The police delegation, dressed in sulu and bula shirts, sang Fijian songs and performed a meke.
They also made a lovo and demonstrated some local art and craft and sent their best wishes to loved ones in Fiji.
The United Nations celebrated its 63rd anniversary on October 24.
UN Secretary General Ban ki Moon, in a statement, called on leaders of the world to play their part in keeping with the Millennium Development Goals.
"There is no time to lose. The United Nations must deliver results for a safer, healthier, more prosperous world. On this UN Day, I call on all partners and leaders to do their part and keep the promise."
The eight (8) MDG goals were agreed by 189 countries in the Millennium Development Summit in 2000.
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Friday, October 24, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

How others celebrated Fiji Day

cruising within fiji
13 Oct 2008 by frank friday was going to be fiji day, given the overtime charges it meant i either should check out on thursday or wait till monday. to get out of the lazy mode, i decided to check out on thursday. you then need to leave within 24 hours of ...s/v morning light - http://svmorninglight.com/blog/

More on Mr Sai Lealea's postings

http://wwwfijiancustomculture.blogspot.com/2008/10/happy-birthday-fiji.html

Babies were switched at birth & they are now teenagers!

Babies switched at birth at Labasa hospital
from wI intended to repost some of this article in this blog but didn't get around to it. It's a strange story that has important repercussions about attitudes to race in Fiji. A friend Kalusi emailed the story to us today, and also I found it in Mailife on-line. Then I realized the magazine Mailife was one of the magazines Peceli brought back from Fiji for me and I found it on top of the piano!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fiji Day Celebrations In Wellington NZ










10 Th October 2008

Bula Night was held on Friday night for the young & young at hearts. The evening was a buzz with lots of Fiji music & everyone ending up in a 'tuiboto' led by none other but our favourites Sam & Soko (Jone Naivalu).
We felt at home with our music & surrounded by those that just wanted to have fun. It was a success. Our most senior there was Bubu Kelera who also chose the lucky winners of best bula dressed male & female. The winners were Sam - best Bula shirt & Bubu Kelera's Rarotongan friend who wore a beautiful idland muumuu.

The party ended around 2am Saturday morning.
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11th October 2008

Kids Fun & family day

We had children coming through from 1pm to 5pm just to have fun. They drew what they remember of Fiji. We had their fingers imprinted. Took lots of photos. We sang & played & drew lucky prizes for best drawings etc. We painted children's faces & they loved it.

All in all everyone had fun.

We managed to pull the event together for the "Love of our homeland Fiji".

We bid you farewell in memories of all our forefathers & forgone leaders of yesteryears & to those upcoming ones, that have a genuine & authentic interest of Fiji in their hearts.

We leave you to recall the 'lyrics of the famous song as written by the Paramount Chief of the Vanua o Lau & our former President & former Prime Minister, Hon. Ratu Sir Sir Kamisese Mara

" Ciri Koto" (English - Floating by)

& one other very popular Fijian song titled "Na noqu Mataciva"

English transalation - 'My Pearl' in this instance is FIJI!

From the Luvei Viti Core Team.
Sally Bialas, Valencia Mar-Melesea, Elisapeci Samanunu Waqanivalu, Taniela Naitini
Luvei Viti (Children of Fiji) Wellington NZ. www.huttcity.com/luveiviti email: luvei.viti.community@gmail.com

Bula, No'oia, Kia Ora, Warm Greetings, Namaste

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