16th June 04:53 PM
Thousands gather to witness first Military Tattoo in Labasa last night
By Vijay Narayan, Lena Reece and Mohammed Feroz
Thursday 11/10/2018
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa

Crowds of people gathered last night to witness the first Military Tattoo held at Subrail Park in Labasa that brought the Fiji Day Celebrations to an end.

Earlier yesterday as part of the Fiji Day celebrations, people took to the streets of Labasa to be part of the march from Y Corner in Labasa Town to Subrail Park to witness the Fiji Military conduct a 21 gun salute.

It was a sea of blue at Subrail Park as people filled the stands and the grounds to watch as the Fiji Day Celebrations unfolded in Labasa yesterday for the first time.

Fijivillage also spoke to people in Labasa who were part of the Fiji Day Celebrations. 

While officiating at the Fiji Day March in Labasa Town, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, Osea Cawaru stated that the Fiji Day celebrations is a historic milestone because government has chosen to stage the main Fiji Day event in the friendly Northern Town of Labasa.

Also present at the Fiji Day celebrations in Labasa was the President Jioji Konrote, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, Ministers, Commander of the RFMF Viliame Naupoto, Ro Teimumu Kepa, FijiFirst provisional candidates and senior government officials.

Bainimarama was also seen having a cup of tea with SODELPA’s provisional candidate, Ro Teimumu Kepa.

Ro Teimumu was also seen taking a photo with Health Minister Rosy Akbar, Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum’s wife Ela Sayed-Khaiyum, and other female FijiFirst candidates.

Fiji Day celebrations were also held in other divisions in Navua for the Central Division, Lautoka for the Western Division and Levuka for the Eastern Division.

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