17 Sep 2018

Fiji's Opposition 'deeply saddened' by Ratu Jone Kubuabola's death

4:12 pm on 17 September 2018

Fiji's Opposition says it's deeply saddened by the death of the former Reserve Bank Governor and cabinet minister, Ratu Jone Kubuabola.

Ratu Jone Kubuabola in 2006.

Ratu Jone Kubuabola in 2006. Photo: AFP

Ratu Jone, who was Minister of Finance from 2000 to 2006, died on Sunday morning, aged 72.

The Opposition statement said Ratu Jone would be remembered for his wit, wisdom and expertise in economics.

It said his values led him to continue to stand with in trying and testing times after the military coup of 2006 and in setting up the Social Democratic Liberal Party, or SODELPA, in 2013.

Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa said she offered her and her colleagues sincerest condolences to his family.

A memorial service for Ratu Jone will be held on Tuesday morning in Suva.