Bainimarama took for himself the role of appointing Chairmen of Provincial Councils but this is no guarantee they will remain in office. The late Ratu Jale Waisale Kuwe Ratu, the Tui Tavua, passed on, leaving the position of Chairman of Ba Provincial Council vacant. Will the former Chairman, Ratu Meli Saukuru be restored? Will a stooge be sought? Can one be found?
Fiji Times December 03, 2013 Council chairman dead