Fiji’s Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama landed in the Solomon Islands today where he will attend the 35th independence celebration which will be held at the Lawson Tama stadium on Monday.
Commodore Bainimarama met the Governor General of Solomon Islands Sir Frank Kabui and the Prime Minister of Solomon’s Gordon Darcy Lilo. He also visited the Fijian cemetery. in Varamata where six Fijians are buried.
Five of these Fijian soldiers aged between 19-27 years old were killed during World War Two in Guadalcanal.
The 6th deceased is Panapasa Balekana, who lived in the Solomon’s since 1953 and composed the Solomon Islands national anthem in 1978. He hailed from Kadavu.
Commodore Bainimarama will meet the Fijian community residing in the Solomon’s tomorrow.Photos: minfo