Caption: Colonel Paul Manueli receiving the Companion of the Order of Fiji from H.E The President at Government House.
Fiji’s President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau has presented honors to twenty nine outstanding Fijians , at a ceremony held this afternoon at Government House.
The investiture ceremony, an anticipated event on the Office of the President calendar, recognises the contribution and achievements from Fijians to the nation.
The following recipients were awarded in the various categories’ under the Charter of the Order of Fiji, the Charter for the Civilian Bravery Awards and the Charter for the Fiji Civil Service Medal.
Companion of the Order of Fiji [Mil] (CF)
Colonel Paul Fanifau Manueli
Officer of the Order of Fiji (OF)
Ioane Naivalurua [Mil]
Apakuki Kurusiga [Mil]
Member of the Order of Fiji (MF)
Peter Joseph Leake
Ratu Ponijese Lou
Josua Seduadua (Mil)
Waisale Rakusa (Mil)
Maciu Rasekaseka (Mil)
Malakai Bilitaki (Mil)
Medal of the Order of Fiji (MOF)
Abhay Abhiya Nand
The President’s Cross (PC)
The President’s Medal (PM)
Semi Bale Mara
Civil Service Medal (CSM)
Also present at the investiture ceremony was the Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, members of the diplomatic corps and senior government officials.