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Friday, January 14, 2011

Land reforms 'the end of Fijian dominance over their homeland'

Opinion piece by democracy advocate 
SULIASI DAUNITUTU on the illegal regime's tinkering of the National Land Trust Board.

Now, this is where this issue becomes very dangerous. Dangerous in the sense that there is no proper or legal government to oversee this huge change. It is the biggest issue that Fijian landowners should wake up to inform themselves on. 

This illegal government is not focusing on anything but land at the start of 2011 and I can see why.  As Fiji is in financial ruin and aid is not forthcoming, Voreqe Bainimara and Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum have had to look for funds to keep their illegal government afloat. 

FNPF will not sustain them, and there is also a lot of talk on how the management has been changed by VB, with economists writing articles venting their concern about how the superannuation fund is being carelessly managed by VB and his gang. 

So, now they are going to focus on land to rake in the much needed funds they so desperately require.

A lady emailed me this morning about the danger of leasing money from the land bank, an exercise that will only see the landowner left behind socially, economically, emotionally and financially.  She suggested something an academic here in Canberra voiced to me on one of my radio interviews. 

And that was to help the landowner get maximum yield from his land by developing, or maybe investing, in commercialised farming.  If the illegal government did that, not only will the landowner get to keep his land, but his income will not be reliant on the half yearly payout but the maximum yield of his crop or development. 

That is a simple way of showing the landowner that you care for him and his inheritance; at the same time, he the landowner is not imposing on anyone with pleas for handouts.  

The landowners will now be left further behind in running their own businesses, standing on their own two feet and most importantly, without a say in the use of their land. 

People like Qetaki, Bainimarama and Khaiyum will be forever on record for dismantling an institution that was put together by a brain that was far too superior in its thinking capabilities, one that saw ahead of its time and kept a race secure. 

We are now staring at the end of Fijian dominance over their homeland.       

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

RATU SAID.
WE HAD SDL AND SVT GOVT HELPED OUR FIJIAN IN BUSINESS.
WHAT HAPPEN TO OUR EMICOL,CORP SHOPS/SUGAR CANE FARMS-SEQAQA./AGRO SCAM IN 2000...
ALL GONE THE DRAIN NBF AND GOVT WASTED MILLIONS IN TAX PAYERS FUNDS. .
THE LANDOWNERS SHOULD LEARN TO WORK HARD NOW AND EARN ITS MONEY.
GOVT SHOULD TELL LAND OWNERS WORK /FARM IN YOUR LAND/SEA.THAN YOU WILL REAP THE REWARD.
ALSO GOVT SHOULD MAKE LAW FOR 30/70 SHARE HOLDING IN BUSINESS.
THE LAND SHOULD BE LEASED TO PEOPLE AND COMPANY ON FAIR RENTAL VALUE.WIN WIN FOR ALL.

Anonymous said...

Only God can help our beloved Fiji now. You Fijians better be prepared to anchor your bilibili on the reef. You are really going to be a group of coral islands, until the chinese need corals to process bauxite.

TheMax said...

The last person to say the end of Fijian dominance over their homeland is Suliasi Daunitutu. He should just ask himself what is he doing in Australia if he is so concerned about his homeland. Real Fijians are still here in Fiji toiling the land to make it a better place. Suliasi is a sellout Fijian who should be ashamed of himself.

Anonymous said...

If you own land, work it, dont let it lying fallow.

Jekesoni Saumaki said...

@ the maxim.....hahahah what are you a sell out of your own kind you idiot. Thats the problem with you emeffrs that you can not face the truth. Its not about Suli beign in Aust, its about the land magaitinamu you fucken fool.

Anonymous said...

RATU SAID.
WE SHOULD FOLLOW GOD LAW TO ADAM WAS TO TILL THE LAND AND WITH HIS SWEAT AND TEARS FEED HIS FAMILY.
GOD HAS GIVEN US THE LAND AND SEA.WHAT WE FIJIAN DOING.DRINK KAVA AND SLEEP..
WE SHOULD LEARN FROM OUR INDIAN FARMER.
THEY WAKE UP AT 5 AM-9AM THAN REST AND START AGAIN AT 4PM -6PM. AND FARM THE LAND.
COME ON MY BROTHERS LET WORK HARD AND TOIL OUR LAND AND RESOURCES THAT OUR GOD HAS GIVEN US.THAN WE WILL BE RICH.
WE CANT WAIT FOR GOVT FREE BEES.
HARD WORK PAYS BIG REWARD .ALSO TAX FREE.

SA RAICA said...

@Annon 8.45am & the Max

YOUR ARGUMENTS WOULD HAVE BEEN FAIR IF THE FIJIANS HAD THE GOVT SUPPORT IN MARKETING, TAX REBATE EXAMPLE
...IN SUGAR INDUSTRY EU MARKET, QUOTA, CANE BACKPAY AND RAILWAY SYSTEM,FSC MARKET, LOW LEASE RENTAL
...IN TOURISM INDUSTRY, MARKETING SUPPORT THROUGH FVB-TOURISM FIJI; AND INCOME TAX SCHEDULE 11 FOR BUILDING AND RENOVATING HOTELS AND CAN CLAIM BACK 55% OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT USED BUT NOT APPLICABLE TO FIJIAN BACKPACKERS..
SAD BUT NOWADAYS FIJIANS ARE TOILING THE LAND WITHOUT THOSE MUCH NEEDED GOVT SUPPORT BECAUSE THE POWERS THAT BE (ie ACCOUNTANTS, GOVT ADVISERS, FIHTA, FEF, FREEMASONS ETC) ARE BLINDING EVERONE INCLUDING THE EDUCATED FIJIANS.

TheMax said...

@ Jekesoni Saumaki

Na vakaraitaki sara ga ni tamata druka tiko vei iko. O cei o iko mo vosacataki au?

Na ka e tukuna tiko o Suliasi Daunitutu e vakaraitaka sara tu ga na lala ni nona qavokavoka, tautauvata saraga kei iko. Sa rui vovode qai yalowai nomudrau rai kei Suliasi. Kakua nio nanuma nio sa rawa ga ni vosa vakavavalgi se volavola va na internet sa o vuku sara vei keda kece. Vakamadua nomu bula.

Sa rauta mada na viavia vuku. Keo nanuma tiko nomu qele, lako mai mai cakacakataka. Baleta e solia mai na kalou me cakacakataki, sega ni ka ga me mai dokadokataki tu qai sega ni cakacakataki rawa.

Na cava ga o ni biu vanua taka keo ni nanuma tiko nomuni qele?

mark manning said...

@ anon 822
Land should lay fallow occasionally otherwise you run out of nutrient !

Anonymous said...

The Max,

Na noqu lako mai Australia e sega ni i vakaraitaki ni noqu sega ni nanuma na noqu qele.

Tovolea mo rai tu me vaka e dua e vakasama. Na noqu nanuma na noqu qele ka'u vola tiko kina na article qori, e baleta vakatabakidua ga na noqu nanumi ira nha wekaqu.

99 na yabaki sa rui gauna balavu me se baci tu kina e ligana e dua na vulagi na qele, ka ra na sega ni kila kina na cicivaki bisini, ka ra na taura tikoga kina na lisi ena vei ya vula 6.

Ke ra vukei ga mai vua na maranitu me ra cicivaki bisinisi ga ena nodra qele, era na taura na veika taucoko e solia na qele, sega ni vakarua ga dua na yabaki.

Sega ni macala vei au o sa wilika vinaka na ka au talaucaka tiko qori ka vakasamataka se'o via vosa ga vakalialia vei au.

Vakacegu tiko.

Suli.

Liu Muri said...

Yes, Mark, inversely, brain should be used once a while or it becomes useless.
SA RAICA is one who needs to use his brain. FIJI HAD FIJIAN GOVERNMENTS FOR THIRTY YEARS AFTER INDEPENDENCE (Indians ruled for only one year) SO WHAT SORT OF HELP IS HE ASKING FOR FIJIANS. IF YOU FEEL YOU ARE LAGGING BEHIND, BLAME FIJIAN LEADERSHIP. YOU WERE MASTER OF YOUR OWN DESTINY. GO, LIKE YOUR CHIEFS, CONTINUE DRINKING HOME BREW UNDER MANGO TREES AND BLAME INDIANS FOR YOUR POVERTY, WHILE YOUR LAND IS LYING IDLE. WHAT A JOKE

Jekesoni Saumaki said...

@ the max, io au tu vinaka tu qo i nakoro, na macawa qori o sega ni o biuta mai na yacamu vutulaki. O cei e mai tukuna na vuli vinaka, au tea tiko noqu qele. O cei mada o iko mo vosataki Suli, nona dodonu oya me vosa. Kua so na tabetabe tiko, na tamata macawa ga era sega ni rawata edua na ka qori, na tabetabe. Keo o via vei vosaki ia biuta mai na yacamu dina bloody shit head.
O kila va cava ni tamata ulu lala o Suli, ocei mada o iko kaisi bokala i tamamu.

Anonymous said...

Suliasi you should come back to fiji and farm your land like you suggest. no point being all the way in austrlia and giving your opinion on something you have no idea about. are you suggesting your idea of us farming our lands has never been tried? you must have a very short memory. the fact is this government is doing something apart from handing out bundles of money and LPO's and developing lands that lay idle for decades. open ypur eyes and be happy that income is being generated where as none was before, and by the way had your father Qarase and his thieving lot still been in power, FNPF would be nothing but a bankrupt organisation just like NBF-Comment edited C4.5

Anonymous said...

Jekesonalevu Samuraki Tamamu.You speak of the land like thoe ophidians there in Australia. If you and the likes of those rejects are so concerned than make the journey back to Fiji and do something about it. It is typical to berate and deprecate those who are in fact telling the truth.-Commend edited C4.5

Jimoni said...

@TheMax et al

Its not about being in Fiji or Australia. The issue is land and anybody who is Kai Viti with land should be concerned.Suli is in OZ, so what? He has got children, and other siblings who are entitled to their land and he has every right to comment on the issue.

Radiolucas said...

@ The Max et al

You all enjoy distracting attention from the fact that Frank's new "get-rich-quick" schemes centre on selling things that he does not own and has no mandate from the people to do.

The message to these idiots that have hijacked our country is to stop messing around and prepare for elections. If they win an election, they can try to do these things - but it should only be done with the agreement of and consultation with the people - not because Frank thinks it is a bright idea - he hasn't had a single successful idea implemented during his reign - it is all just a lot of hot air and no brains.

Anonymous said...

Every successive governments have been assisting the landowners but where has that led to today?Do you remember the land grab exercise by one of the late General Managers of NLTB?Those land parcels are lying barren in Vanua Levu today.Atleast this government is trying to utilise these vacant land and at the same time giving returns to the landowners at market rate.Afterall on land owner is forced to give land to the land bank.To the moderators of this blog,please get on with realty.If you had been procative since 1987 this sitaution would never have come about.Today the sword is in the other hand and being held by one of your own so stop complaining and inciting further animosity amonst the citizens of Fiji.Iam sure you are hiding somewhere other than Fiji and carrying out this propaganda against VB.If your cahoots had done this some 23 years ago and stood up your ground when Rabuka staged his 1st coup than we would never have seen this day and I would still be in the lovely paradise of Fiji which we are so proud to say our homeland but was never accepted as one of you because of my race.Please stop inciting this hatred and do something positive so that our generations who reamin in Fiji can live peacefully.The problem will not be solved by getting rid of VB and his team but by positive contributions.Aleast be bold to also highlight the positives which VB and his team has done examle is the decreasing crime rate.I happened to be in Suva in October 2010 and was very impressed with the enviroment.I could walk with family at night in the city without the fear of being mugged or being robbed.I rest my case and plead with you to start something more positive whereby we all can contribute irrespective of our race or colour.May God bless our beloved Fiji

Anonymous said...

Giving your land for government to administer via a Land Bank is just fraught with danger. Its great when they say that land should be used for the good of the nation and not be left idle....just like they did when they converted land belonging to some landowners to 'Crown Land' many decades ago. Is there anyone who even remembers how that came about and how come when government has no need for the land it doesn't revert back to the original landowners? e.g. The selling off of government quarters in some of the prime real estate areas in Suva and how come some of those Crown land leases have become freehold land over time? With the 99 year leases being handed out by government for the Land bank and loans being taken out by the landowners by the time the 99 years is up your land will belong to government or some private individual. These landowners should be looking at lessons learnt from history all over the world where landowners have given over their land to governments for use....time to give it everything is made easy..time to return it is a different story. If you won't learn from the countless landless indigenous peoples all over the world than I'm afaid your inheritance to your future generation will be nothing!

Anonymous said...

@anon 12.36

Yes, what a beautiful country we live in! No crime, no job, no money, no food, no freedom of speech, no election, no happiness. Just a beautiful country with a dictator and his guns.

Invictus said...

Radio GaGa et al.

Why dont you and you and your ilks grow some balls and make you your way back to Fiji.

Maybe than you can persuade Bainimarama to hasten the election instead of throwing stones from afar knowing fullwell such stones will despair somewhere between Aust and Fiji.

Dont be another statistic of Qarase and pull your finger out do something constructive for your nation.

You and your ilks can march till the cows come home but noone is listening not even the Australian Authorities.

The Ozzies know your lot are not only weak but cower at the first sight of Bainimarama.

Anonymous said...

Ra wele na Idia, dou sa mai vakaloloma taki kemudou oi kemudou na i taukei ni qele e na nomudou veivosaca taki. Me lomani kemudou ga ko Jiova.

Radiolucas said...

@ Invictus

I am in Fiji idiot. I choose NOT to get involved with Frank and his kindergarten of blame because he has never accepted any real advice, any constructive change or any division of the power that he collects for himself and for Aiyaz.

Look at what happens to those that try to help him. The truth is clear to see.

Jekesoni Saumaki said...

@anon Jan 16 5:31pm...vinaka ni o sa tukuna mai na ka o dau cakava vei tamamu. Au tu vinaka tu qo i nakoro kulina. Keimami tea na neimami qele, sega talega ni dua e tukuna vei au na cava meu cakava baleta niu tamata kana mai na buno ni yadrequ.
Lai cakava sara na ka o sa tujuna toka mai cake qori....samuraki tamamu sara mo qai kila na balebale ni nomu vosa macawa.