Within the ruck of Fiji’s social structure that combines the Vanua, Lotu and Rakavi lies the seamless connectedness of Fijian politics.
It is through the complexity and fusion of the three ‘indigenous’ organisations that one masters Fiji’s neo traditional politics.
Simply put: to be on top of the local political game is to be on top of these three institutions.
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Along with the other two social topics, endless hours are spent on the discourse of Rakavi a la Viti.
“We very quickly took to rugby, almost as if it were our own invention” he said. “Now, we don’t think of it as a Palagi (European; foreign) sport, we think of it as our own.” (Dewey: 2008:159).
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In typical Fijian rugby style, the IRB may have been sold a perfect dummy pass by our Dictator prior to the World Cup. In fact, European voices in FRU Annual Reports and committee minutes from the 1950s and 1960s repeatedly complained about “unorthodoxy".
The question is will the New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, buy the Fiji regime’s unorthodox political play?
Editor's Note (Sunday 6pm): The RFMF's Colonel Mosese Tikoitonga has been appointed chair of the FRU board. He told Fiji Village yesterday sub-committees have been formed to investigate certain issues and make recommendations. One of the recommendations include a call by Suva Chairman, Francis Kean, for the FRU constitution and operations to be reviewed.