This just got interesting.
07:08 Today (24 April 2012)
Report by: Masimeke Latianara
Moves are underway to install the Vunivalu of Bau, the paramount Chief of the Kubuna Confederacy.
A meeting of the chiefly Mataqali Tuikaba of the Yavusa Kubuna has been called early next month at the chiefly meeting house Ulunivuaka on Bau Island.
It will discuss the installation of the next Vunivalu of Bau last held by Ratu Sir George Kadavulevu Cakobau.
He was installed in 1959 and died in 1989.
There were moves made after Ratu Sir George’s death to fill the chiefly position but nothing was finalised.
The Vunivalu, when installed, also takes the title of Tui Levuka as he is the traditional leader of the Levuka people of Lakeba, Lau.
According to the Vunivalu’s herald, Ratu Veiwili Komaitai, the last time this meeting was called was nearly a hundred years ago in 1915.