Parliament pays respects to late Sir Reuben

A moment of silence was held in Parliament yesterday in respect to the Late Sir Reuben Taureka.

Before the first sitting for 2018 moved its formal business, Speaker Charlie Benjamin announced the passing of Sir Reuben on December 10th 2017.

Sir Reuben was the Open Member for the Rigo-Abau Open in the Third House of Assembly and First Parliament from 1972 to 1977.

During his tenure as an Open MP, Sir Ruebn was appointed Minister for Health from 1972 – 1974, Minister for Education from 1974 – 1976, and then Minister for Information and Broadcasting in 1976.

The Speaker advised Parliament to rise for a moment of silence as a sign of respect to the former MP and Minister.

Cedric Patjole