Fijian centenarian listed dead in VKB records very much alive

Mereseini Culaculawale helps her mum to bed. Picture: SERAFINA SILAITOGA

INSIDE┬áher little room at Naividamu Village in Macuata on Vanua Levu, Adi Dionani Salaivanua sat on an old trunk as her grandchildren and great-grandchildren surrounded her on a fine sunny afternoon. Declared a deceased by records in the Vola ni Kawa Bula (VKB – iTaukei records with Native Lands Commission), this 118-year-old part-Chinese woman has […]

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