ETHNIC INDIANS ATTEND MEETING OF FIJIAN CHIEFS

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SUVA, Fiji Islands (September 29, 2001 - FM96/PINA Nius Online)---A sign of unity among all races in Fiji was displayed in the indigenous Fijian Great Council of Chiefs meeting at Queen Elizabeth Barracks, Suva.

Great Council of Chiefs chairman Ratu Epeli Ganilau said the chiefs were touched by an Indo Fijian delegation visiting the meeting.

Ratu Epeli said the visit was to show support to the high chiefs.

During their visit, Ratu Epeli assured the Indo Fijian delegation that they would be invited to Great Council of Chiefs meetings in the future.

Ratu Epeli said the chiefs were also touched by the traditional presentation by the Vasu Ni Taukei, the general voters who have maternal links with the Fijians.

Ratu Epeli said the chiefs' advice to everyone is to earn and save money, make use of the land and live peacefully with others to create a Fiji where people of different races and cultures live and work together for the good of all.

Meanwhile, in the Lautoka High Court Justice Anthony Gates referred legal objections by the Fiji Labour Party over its exclusion from Fiji's multiparty Cabinet to the Court of Appeal in Suva for it to decide.

He said this was because the issue was urgent and serious and should be fast tracked.

The judge - who previously gave a key ruling against the former interim government - questioned Labour bringing the matter to him and said it looked like "judge shopping."

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