The Office of the Prime Minister expresses its condolences to Mrs. Leba Qarase and the Qarase family on the passing away of former Prime Minister Mr. Laisenia Qarase on Tuesday 21 April, 2020.

Mr. Laisenia Qarase served as the sixth Prime Minister of Fiji from 2000 to 2006.

The Office of the Prime Minister announces that it will open a condolence book at the Press Room, Office of the Prime Minister, Government Buildings new wing, ground floor as detailed below:

✅ Friday 24 April, 2020 : 0900 – 1700 hrs

His Excellency Jioji Konrote, President of Fiji will open the signing of the condolence book.

The book is open for members of the public and organisations.

Condolences can also be presented online at

The web page will be closed at the same time as the book.

Mr. Qarase will be laid to rest in his village of Mavana in Vanua Balavu, Lau.

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