24 Sep 2004

Fiji Labour Party names new Senator

9:35 am on 24 September 2004

The Fiji Labour Party has nominated a former army doctor to be its new senator.

Major Doctor Epeli Nailatikau, will replace Senator Joeli Kalou who died three months ago.

Doctor Nailatikau provided trauma counselling to many of the Labour Party MPs after they were released from 56 days of captivity at gunpoint during the Speight coup.

He is currently in private practice but also served as the chief medical officer of the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon when the Fiji military was based there.