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Berenado VUNIBOBO, Fijian agronomist and government official. Medal (Queensland Agric. Board, Fiji Development Bank 72; Native Lands Trust Board 1968-1975, Fijian Affairs Board 1968-1976, Great Council of Chiefs 1968-1976, Central Whitley Council 1970-1976, Jt. Industrial Council 1970-1976, Fiji Electricity Authority 1975-1976. Gold Medal (Queensland Agriculture College) 1986.

Background

Vunibobo, Berenado was born on September 24, 1932 in Nukutubu, Rewa, Fiji. Son of Mateo and Maria (Kelekeltabua) Vunibobo.

Education

Bachelor in Agricultural Science, Queensland University, Australia, 1960. Diploma in Horticulture, Queensland Agricultural College, 1956. Diploma in Tropical Agriculture, University College of West Indies, 1962.

Career

Deputy Director of Agriculture 1969-1970, Director of Agriculture 1970-1971. Perm. Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forests 1971-1972, for Works 1973-1976. Perm. Representative, Ambassador to United States of America, High Commissioner in Canada 1976-1980.

Perm. Secretary for Tourism, Transport and Civil Aviation 1980-1981. Resident Representative UNDP, Republic of Korea 1981-1986. Resident Representative UNDP, Pakistan 1986-1987.

Minister of Trade and Commerce December since 1987. Chairman United Nations Visiting Mission to Cayman Islands and United States Virgin Islands 1978. Vice-President United Nations General Assembly.

President United Nations Pledging Conference, Governing Council, UNDP. Chairman United Nations Observer Mission to New Hebrides (Vanuatu). Chairman Coconut Pests and Diseases Board, Banana Marketing Board, National Marketing Authority 1970-1972.

Chairman Civil Aviation Authority, Fiji, Air Terminal Services, Fiji.

Membership

Board, Fiji Development Bank 72. Native Lands Trust Board 1968-1975, Fijian Affairs Board 1968-1976, Great Council of Chiefs 1968-1976, Central Whitley Council 1970-1976, Jt. Industrial Council 1970-1976, Fiji Electricity Authority 1975-1976.

Gold Medal (Queensland Agriculture College) 1986.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, debating, walking, gardening, swimming, golf.

Connections

Married Luisa Gusuniqali Tambumoce. Children: Lui Manueli, Miliana Kuini, Sisilia Nai, Mateo Tabumoce, Maria Kelekeltabua.

father:
Mateo Vunibobo

mother:
Maria (Kelekeltabua) Vunibobo

spouse:
Luisa Gusuniqali Tambumoce

child:
Lui Manueli Vunibobo

child:
Miliana Kuini Vunibobo

child:
Sisilia Nai Vunibobo

child:
Mateo Tabumoce Vunibobo

child:
Maria Kelekeltabua Vunibobo