Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Follow Fijian Protocol-Tui Cakau

Follow Fijian Protocol-Tui Cakau - 12/11/2008

The paramount chief of Cakaudrove has welcomed the interim government's idea to have a Bose Ni Turaga next month however he stressed that nothing should be forced down on the chiefs of the country.

Tui Cakau Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu said the interim government and especially Interim Indigenous Affairs Minister Ratu Epeli Nailatikau should realize that the chiefs were badly hurt after the sacking of the Great Council of Chiefs members.

Ratu Naiqama said based on that, the interim government should now follow proper Fijian protocol to get the chiefs together for a meeting.

Ratu Naiqama said the interim government should first resolve all matters through Fijian protocol before taking the step to have a meeting with the 221 chiefs of the country.

Meanwhile, as the new Interim Minister for Indigenous Affairs consults various chiefs around the country who remain opposed to joining the new Great Council of Chiefs, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau stressed that convening the GCC is not a priority for the interim government at this stage.

When questioned on when we could see the next GCC sitting to appoint a vice president, Ratu Epeli replied that he does not wish to pre-empt anything, as Fijian protocol is the key.


Pisa said...

Re: Sau kei Vuna from Taveuni. For our info..the origional Tui and Sau kei Vuna is from the Mataqali Wainiyaku, tokatoka o Tui Botoni from Vuna Taveuni. Please check the Vuna decendants origionals from the Veitarogi Vanua then we can all comment on the subject. Anyone from Vuna should know that the Tui Botoni are the real Tui of Vuna in Taveuni. I am not even from Vuna but all my grandfathers who are from Lomaiviti knows for a fact that this is very true. Please check all the facts before commenting on this subject. You still indoubt?? Like i said refer to the VEITAROGI VANUA in Fiji. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Pisa for your comments.

1) Record you chose to highlight is of the Mataqali Butoni and not Botoni.

2) Mataqali Butoni are the traditional Fishermen, not origional Kings or Sau.

3) Mataqali Butoni was led by the Tui Butoni from the Mataisau with other households.
(a) Mataisau - Carpenters
(b) Gonedau - Fishermen
(c) Dausoko - Sea Fairers

The whole Truth rests with God Almighty.

Your story is partially true and you can check the records I have stated with the records of the NLFC or records of the Fiji Islands.

Yes of course, the Tui Butoni may have been the 1st to sight and settle in Vuna Taveuni after the 4th AD due to the Mataqali he commanded when the Island was deserted between 4AD - 6AD due to the volcanic eruptions.

Mikaele J. Radrodro