TC Winston

Repair works underway at St. John’s College in Levuka

The US Navy’s Task Force ‘KOA MOANA‘ and the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) have started conducting repair works at St. John’s College in Levuka, Ovalau after the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston. According to a Facebook post of the US Embassy Suva, the U.S. Marines and sailors with Task Force Koa Moana are here conducting […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

July 8, 2016 12:05 pm

The US Navy’s Task Force ‘KOA MOANA‘ and the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) have started conducting repair works at St. John’s College in Levuka, Ovalau after the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston.

The United States Marine carrying out repair work at St.John College. (US Embassy Suva/Newswire)
Two US Marine officers pouring cement into a structural post at St. John’s College. (US Embassy Suva)

According to a Facebook post of the US Embassy Suva, the U.S. Marines and sailors with Task Force Koa Moana are here conducting vertical construction training at St. John’s College, Ovalau.

The United States Navy doing repair work at St.John College. (US Embassy Suva/Facebook)
The US Navy officers conducting repair works at the school. (US Embassy Suva)

Both the Marines and sailors are sharing engineering skills with the Fiji Military Forces to strengthen military to military relationships.

The United States has contributed a total of $7 million to Fiji after Tropical Cyclone Winston.

The United States of America’s Navy is expected to help in the repair work of Saint John’s College after the devastation of TC Winston.

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U.S Ambassador to Fiji, Nauru, Tuvalu, Kiribati and Tonga, Judith B. Cefkin during an interview earlier today. (Peni Shute/ Newswire)

The U.S Ambassador to Fiji Judith B. Cefkin said that the U.S Government was glad to provide some assistance following TC Winston.

CEFKIN: “We are looking at the possibility of having some volunteers come with more technical expertise that will help with the technical aspects dealing with climate change.”

Ambassador Cefkin said the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) will begin working with engineers from the U.S Navy in the repair works on damaged schools later in the year.

CEFKIN: “We will be beginning very soon a military exercise here. Some of the U.S Navy engineers will work with the Fiji military engineers to make repairs to Saint John’s college in Ovalau.”

Ambassador Cefkin said the US has so far contributed a total of $7million to Fiji after TC Winston.

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