Roy Ravana Junior. Photo: FACEBOOK.
The Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama has expressed his shock and sadness at the killing of former Marist High School athletics champion, Roy Ravana (Jnr), in the United States.
“Like all Fijians, I am appalled that Roy – an innocent bystander – should lose his life in this way”, the Prime Minister said. “To have his life cut short when he had so much promise is a terrible tragedy”.
The Prime Minister sent his deepest condolences to the Ravana family. “I can only begin to imagine the heartbreak they feel over the loss of their precious son. The hearts of every Fijian go out to them and they are in our prayers and thoughts.”
The Prime Minister said Roy Ravana was not only a great athlete but a wonderful role model for every young Fijian. “Many people dream of being given an opportunity to pursue success overseas. Roy was living that dream when he died. And many young Fijians, even those who didn’t know him personally, will feel a sense of shock and loss at his passing.”
“As a Marist old boy, I certainly share the pain being felt by the whole school community”, the Prime Minister added.