17 Feb 2011

Fiji's Iloilo laid to rest

2:36 pm on 17 February 2011

The funeral service for the former Fiji president Ratu Josefa Iloilo has come to an end.

Radio Fiji reports five eulogies were delivered at the service by representatives of the Vanua of Vuda, the government, the Ba provincial council, the Tui Taveuni and the Methodist Church.

Speaking on behalf of the government, the Education Minister Filipe Bole described Ratu Josefa as a man of depth and wisdom.

The Reverend Jone Wesele Memorial Church was filled with family, friends and many more who travelled to Viseisei to attend the state funeral.