Delta, BC, Canada
I believe that we Fijians are over the moon with what Ben Ryan and the boys have accomplished in creating Olympic Games history for Fiji. In appreciation, we read that Serua Province honoured and rewarded coach Ben Ryan with three acres of land, elevated him as a Serua chief and renamed him Ratu Peni Raiyani Latianara (FS 30/8). There is rumour that he will be given a Fijian passport making him a true Fijian. One general remark that we Fijians normally get overseas is that we have long names, which is a tongue twister for them. Now that our champion coach has one, he is really one of us and it would be sad to see him coaching another team against the Fijians. Vinaka Vakalevu Ratu Peni Raiyani Latianara, you are a true Fijian now.