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September 10, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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Fiji will not have a special Public Holiday to celebrate golden boy, Iliesa Delana's victory at the London Paralympics, confirms Information Ministry Permanent Secretary Sharon Smith Johns.

Smith-Johns told FijiLive today that the rumour going around about commemorating Delana’s victory via a public holiday is not true.

“It is not true that we are commemorating the day with a public holiday but we are definitely having celebrations for victory that is indeed a milestone for us,” Smith- Johns said.

She also added that Delana’s win is a testimony to all Fijians and the nation about commitment, dedication and perseverance of an individual who has brought glory to the nation.

The government is currently finalizing the logistics of a parade through the streets of Suva on Thursday 13 from the Flea Market to Albert Park.

Delana is expected to arrive in the country this Wednesday.

By Indrani Krishna

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