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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Bainimarama designates first parcel of land

BAUXITE BELIEVERS:  Promises of premium rent.
“Landowners who willingly choose to have their lands leased through the Land Use Decree will now be in a position to reap fair and just returns."
-Bainimarama
The Ministry of Information (January 10): In a momentous occasion, the Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama today designated the first parcel of land to be deposited into the Land Bank. These are land earmarked for bauxite mining at Nawailevu and Natuvu in Bua.

Commodore Bainimarama said landowners would gain a lot from depositing their land into the bank because Government identifies investors that can use their land. Additionally Government will ensure that landowners will receive the full quantum of the premium and land rent. “The deals that will be made will be in the best interests of the landowners and nothing will interfere with that,” he said.

Commodore Bainimarama signed the paperwork on the designation before members of the media this afternoon.
“The significance of the activation of the Land Bank is that many of our idle lands could now be leased through the Land Use Decree 2010 and be made productive for the betterment of landowners, investors and the country as a whole.

“Landowners who willingly choose to have their lands leased through the Land Use Decree will now be in a position to reap fair and just returns. They will also receive the full quantum of the premium and land rent. I know that this is one of the key issues that landowners have been calling for in the past decades.”

Government will also ensure the investors security of tenure.
The designation is the first, in a string of events that will kick start bauxite mining at Nawailevu in Bua. A surface lease is expected to be offered to mining investors Aurum Exploration (Fiji) Limited next week.

“I wish to thank Aurum Explorations (Fiji) Limited for its confidence in Fiji. I also wish to thank the landowners and the people of Nawailevu and Natubu in Bua for their faith and trust in Government in supporting the Land Reform initiative and the Look North policy. I have no doubt that the land reform will usher in a new era of land management in Fiji that will secure maximum returns for the landowners, investors and the people of Fiji,” he said.

8 comments:

  1. Firstly, anything done by the Illegal governmenty is Illegal.
    Secondly we are indebted to China. If the Chinese build a mine there, then those Fijians better say "Goodbye, Namaste, Ni sa moce" to their land FOREVER. Because as long as we have DEBT to China, that mine will forver remain their hand. And no one will ever kick the Chinese out.You might be able to kick Indians out and Kaivalagi out but not the Chinese.
    KISS GOODBYE TO YOUR LANDS FIJIANS.

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  2. ratu said
    the only ans is landowners should get 30% share holding in this company.
    they have land and resource the china company have funds.jv is important.
    this is better than just leasing the land.

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  3. All I can say is that @ least the land is being utilised.
    Is that Rokolui in the background?

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  4. Anon@8.20am, get a frigging life idiot, boci

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  5. The beginning of the end of Native Title in Fiji !
    Which Pacific Island group is next ?

    And all this to save Frank Bainimarama from his prison sentence !

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  6. What signs are there when Bainimarama sets up a land bank and installs himself as sole arbitrator? This is corruption in the highest order and further proof that his misguided coup was carried out for personal gain and greed.

    Voreqe has got to where he is through corruption and the murders of innocent civilians like Rabaka.Corruption and the murders are the dead flies in "the ointment of the apothecary,". which not only destroys all the good odour, but is fertile in producing the bad and as with his coup,we have only a "stinking savour." No coup,policy or incentive by Voreqe will ever replace the lives of these innocent civilians.

    The deadbeat Chinese are infamous for their business operational record within their own borders and in third world countries. They do not care for their own citizens and in perticular the environment they work in. Who is Voreqe trying to con saying they are the best thing to happen to Fiji?

    Voreqe is like Somare who together have become two of the main and corrupt puppets of the Chinese in the Pacific.The citizens of Fiji do not agree to Voreqe's misguided,"Look North Policy" and what a pity that the landowners are deprived of proper business information and real ethical foreign investors because of this misguided coup.

    What can landowners expect? Well, look at Voreqe's record because he has sent industries into disarray like the sugar,garment, fisheries, mahogany, tourism, hotel and the bloody list "stinks" on.

    Fiji will get a pittance in return because the dollar is in disarray and nothing is mentioned of real profit sharing

    However,Voreqe will continue line his own pockets because he has become a multi-millionaire doing direct deals like this one without the proper parliamentary checks and balances.

    It pains me that landowners will literally give away all their legal rights to their land for 99 years to Bainimarama for a pittance in lease money and royalties....bastard!!!

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  7. Let the people of Bua decide for themselves what they want,it will be for them and their generations to come that will get the benefits.Whether good or bad.Let other landowners watch and learn from this project,because it won't be long when we will watch and see the environmental disaster it will bring thats for sure...THESE IS A CHINESE COMPANY,no regard for anyone but themselves.

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  8. RATU SAID.
    FIJI PEOPLE HAVE TO FIGHT THE BATTLE FOR THE LAND.
    REVOLUTION IS THE ANS.
    FIJIAN ARE VERY KIND HEART PEOPLE .
    WE HAVE BEEN USED BY ALL OUR LEADERS FOR THEIR PERSONAL GAIN.
    ITS TIME TO FIGHT FOR OUR LAND AND RESOURCES AND GET FAIR SHARES .

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