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Awards mark a new chapter in Fiji’s history

March 10, 2019 9:02 am
Acting Minister for Women, Children & Poverty Alleviation Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to Setareki Macanawai [Source: Fijian Government]

The Disability Awards 2019 has marked a new chapter in Fiji’s history as this is the first of its kind.

Speaking at the Awards, Acting Minister for Women, Ifereimi Waqainabete says as Fiji commits to move from recognition to realization of the rights of persons with disabilities, they acknowledge the nation’s commitment in “Leaving No one Behind.”


Wyndham Destinations General Manager, Brad Downton presents the best sportsperson of the year award to Merewalesi Rodan [Source: Fijian Government]

Waqainabete congratulated the “United Blinds Person of Fiji” for hosting the awards.

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Devika Nadadi receives the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from TFL Sales and Marketing General Manager Joseph Naua [Source: Fijian Government]

He says those at the event reminded him of the great Helen Keller, a woman who is known around the world as a symbol of courage in the face of overwhelming odds, yet she was much more than a symbol.


Fiji National University Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Healey presents the FNU student of the year award to Iosefa Vukevuke [Source: Fijian Government]

She was a woman of luminous intelligence, high ambition and great accomplishment who devoted her life to helping others.


Guests at the Disability Awards Gala Night [Source: Fijian Government]

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