Lt Col. Manoa Gadai has been posted to the Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations as Counsellor/Military Advisor with effect from April 2015.
Ropate Cabealawa has joined the Ministry as Director for Research and Development with effect from 1 April 2015.
Mrs. Setaita-Tupua Kalou Principal Foreign Service Officer UN/T has been promoted to Director for the UN Treaty/AMEEA Bureau with effect from 1 April 2015.
Simione D. Rokolaqa Principal Assistant Secretary Corporate Services has been promoted to Director Corporate Services with effect from 1 April 2015.
Sisalo Otelagi, former Director Corporate Services. has been transferred to take up the post of Director for Asia Oceania Bureau with effect from 1 April 2015.
Ms. Aliti Radevo Acting Senior Foreign Service Officer with Asia Oceania Bureau has been transferred to UN/T AMEEA Bureau with her existing terms.
Ms. Amelia Cobona Acting Senior Foreign Service Officer, with UN/T AMEEA to swap with Ms. Radevo.
Sunday, May 03, 2015, Fiji times
ITAUKEI people should be rest assured that the "Vola ni Kawa Bula" (VKB) will not be taken away by Government.
This is what connects every iTaukei person to their land and fishing grounds.
The statement was made by the iTaukei Affairs Ministry permanent secretary, Savenaca Kaunisela to the villagers of Naila, Bau in Tailevu following speculations reaching his office about the removal of the VKB.
On Friday night, Mr Kaunisela said there were other Government ministries that relied on the VKB, thus removing it would make work harder for these ministries.
"I want to assure those of you who are here that the VKB of indigenous Fijians is not abolishable," Mr Kaunisela said.
He added: "The VKB is an important book in the iTaukei Ministry where it is protected because it assists in the tenure royalty.
"We also have other Government ministries that need the VKB and if it is taken away from us, everything else would be meaningless," Mr Kaunisela said.
"The VKB will not be abolished," he reassured.
Mr Kaunisela said the VKB was an important part of indigenous Fijians as Fiji was also the only place in the world that had records saved for its people which connected them to their land, fishing grounds and other important information about each iTaukei.
"The VKB is also the only official document where iTaukei people are registered in," Mr Kaunisela said.