Monday, July 30, 2007
A taxi driver in Suva
A taxi Driver told me his story as follows:
I was born on a remote island in Lau during the 1970's and when 11 years of age I was supposed to travel with my sister and family on the Uluilakeba ship but some how my father said to stay back that you can go on the next ship. The Uluilakeba ship capsized and sank in the sea and never reached Suva and four of my family members drowned in the sea.
When I reached Suva I went to School to Lomaivuna settlement and then to DAV College I reached Form 5 then I left School and worked in Suva for 2 years. I ended up in Naboro Jail for 2 years of being caught planting marijuana in my back yard. Being in Jail I changed my thinking into become Christian if god saved me from the Uluilakeba Ship sinking God will also save me from this Prison.
I am now a Taxi Driver and also I got Truck licence. My brother just died two months ago in Iraq. He was a Security Driver. The funeral was held in Valelevu Fiji.
Thanks for sharing the story of my life and may God Bless you.
The photo I added is a cropped version of a picture taken by Erica.