Church to take on government in Fiji court

In a first for Fiji, the government and the Seventh-Day Adventist Church will face off in court next week over the management of a school in the country’s north.

The Education Ministry last month obtained a court order to prevent the church from taking over Vatuvonu College in Cakaudrove.

The church’s general secretary, Joe Talemaitoga, said students returned to the school this week for the second term under the interim management of the ministry.

“We are going to court because of the court injunction. All we know is that the school has started yesterday (Monday) and I’m sure the result of that – it’s going to be the first hearing about the government and the church.” Read more

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