Bose Ko Viti will go ahead after 5 years
Maika Bolatiki reported the following news in the Fiji Sun last week: The Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma has finally been issued the permit to hold its annual conference, the Bose Ko Viti, this year after a five year lapse. Church assistant General Secretary, Reverend Tevita Nawadra, has stated electing office bearers will be at the top of the agenda including the new president, general secretary and assistant secretary. All senior padres are eligible for the presidency but the position will be decided by a secret ballot. The police have set strict conditions to be followed by the Church, including the meeting should not coincide with the Hibiscus Festival in August, it must last no longer than three days, the conference takes place from 8am to 8pm each day and from Wednesday to Friday only, and must be held at the Centenary Church premises. The Church has been instructed that it may only discuss church matters and not political issues, with police officers sitting in during the conference to monitor all that was being discussed. Reverend Nawadra also confirmed topics for discussion at the Bose Ko Viti will include education, health issues, the church‟s dairy farm at Navuso, and because there would be no bazaar, they would also discuss how to meet the financial demands of the Church.