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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Lau council chairman ship stays in Mara clan

MARA POWERBROKERS: Adi Ateca Mara (right) and her sister, Adi Koila Nailatikau.


The Lau Provincial Council has a new chair - Adi Ateca Mara. 

The older sister of the former chair, Roko Ului Mara, is believed to have beaten her sister, Adi Koila Nailatikau, to the role.
The Lau council had to appoint a new chair with Roko Ului now living in Tonga after defecting from Fiji's army.
The Australian FDFM is, meanwhile, planning its Sydney meeting for Roko Ului on July 16th, but a venue hasn't yet been named. Three meetings have been announced for New Zealand July 21st in Wellington, July 22 in Christchurch and July 23 in Auckland. There are also talks of helping form a government in exile.

Editor's Note: Reports have come in that all stories today on the Lau Provincial Council meeting were censored including the one where Adi Ateca Ganilau told off the Government.

47 comments:

  1. Thanks Frank for the $30m promise to Lau say MarasJuly 12, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Adi Koila never stood. She supported her sister's bid for chairmanship. All the Mara sisters are in Nadi to give their support.

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  2. Good work the mara sisters..

    your brother is very proud of you!

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  3. Commodore, people don't fear you anymore!

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  4. There is absolutely no support for Frank

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  5. G8 news all around !
    Finally some decisive action as we begin to move to remove Frank's Regime by approaching the United Nations and the International Criminal Court for his arrest and those responsible for Crimes Against Humanity in Fiji.
    All we need now is the support of 2 countries and it's history for this Regime and its leaders.

    Finally it seems, commonsense has prevailed and the Democracy Movement has found its way again.

    I hope someone in Fiji is keeping an eye on the movements of Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, Nazhat Shameem, Shaista Shameem, Pryde and Gates, so they can be detained and arrested as they attempt to leave Fiji.

    At this point in time, Frank Bainimarama is of no consequence and isn't worth chasing.

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  6. Yes Aiyaz, be very careful. The government in exile is the only way to get you!!!!!

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  7. Here is a beacon of hope...

    Thank you Adi Ateca Mara for taking the mantle of the Provincial Council of Lau.

    Arise ma'am...
    you have given me HOPE for a brighter Fiji!!!

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  8. So much for Baini's visit to Lau to break the Mara's relationship with their people. Just goes to show what people really think of him and his dictatorship. Big welcome when you're there, tamani kakase when you're gone.

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  9. one thing VB should understand this is Fijian politics at its best.

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  10. clearly shows that lau is not under commodores influence

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  11. well done lau provincial guys!

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  12. She didnt beat her sister...she beat interim education minister Filipe Bole and another (third contender for the position)...

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  13. VINAKA ADI ATECA AND THANK YOU TO THE 2011 LAU PROVINCIAL COUNCIL MEETING MEMBERS!

    HOWEVER, I HOPE THE CHAIRPERSON ROLE IS NOT A DECORATIVE POSITION BUT ONE WHO CAN STRATEGICALLY MOVE TH PROVINCE IN TERMS OF WHOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT, ETC.

    I RECKON WE SHOULD CHANGE HOW WE ELECT THE CHAIRS.....CALLS FOR NOMINEES, AND ASK EACH OF THEM TO SHARE THEIR PLAN, VIEWS AND VISION FOR THE PROVINCE IN THE NEXT 3 TO 5 YEARS....FROM THERE WE ELECT THE BEST ONE.

    HOWEVER, LET US MOVE FORWARD.

    MALO,

    KAI YASAYASA.

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  14. If this is the decision of the Lau Provincial Council members, so be it. Bugger Voreqe. Ului's issues are separate from the peoples' desire to get their province going ahead.

    Good on you Lau, do not be bribed by dollars being bandied about to buy your support against your own, Ului. Hope other Provinces show a bit of backbone and courage like you not swayed from your conviction and principles.

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  15. If this is the decision of the Lau Provincial Council members, so be it. Bugger Voreqe. Ului's issues are separate from the peoples' desire to get their province going ahead.

    Good on you Lau, do not be bribed by dollars being bandied about to buy your support against your own, Ului. Hope other Provinces show a bit of backbone and courage like you not swayed from your conviction and principles.

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  16. Well done Lau people and LPC chose the best person rather than bai man bole.
    congrat Adi Ateca.

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  17. Great work FDFM...keep moving ahead with meetings...and consolidating your support from overseas governments. Then we can talk ACTION to get rid of this leeching IG...sucking all the funds from FJ.....and making the average fijians pooorer by the day...BRING IT ON....

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  18. Do not just talk about forming a Fiji Government in exile…JUST DO IT!!.

    .Goodness!!.

    ..what’s the matter with us??...talk…talk… talk…no action, and yet we fume fret and pull whatever is left of our hair when we manage to gain a sneak preview into the spending spree of the Co Prime Ministers.

    Coup was in 2006..NOW is 2011..for those you’re sleeping, it is 5 looong years…longer that the term of a democratic Government!!.

    The Fiji circus goes on purely because there is NO accountability to anyone but the once feared now defunct Military council and the absolute supreme authority of the Co Prime Ministers.

    Shouts of accountability falls on deaf ears, especially from disjoined pro-democracy movements overseas. Australia’s varied prodemocracy movements have their own under currents that need to be resolved to project any credibility and attract people and funding.

    A Fiji Government in exile may just give hope to the hopeless that there is indeed an alternative “Government” ready to champion a democratic Fiji to the outside world. Nothing stops members of the Fiji Government in exile to have some of her Cabinet member’s resident in Fiji.

    Let’s start somewhere, shall we?.. and hope my tauvu Rear Admiral (Hajji) Bainimarama and his Co Prime Minister Dr. Aiyaz feel a bit of patriotic heat and come to the negotiating table and…...well talk to resolve what matters; restore sanity to the tranquil, serene Islands we call home and paradise!

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  19. With the strained relations with Roko Ului,will the illegal government with the fat pig still growing fatter from consuming no sweat monies from the government coffers.......will they still give to the people of Lau things promised to them..........time will tell.
    thumbs up for democracy.
    GOD BLESS FIJI

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  20. If chiefs come back to rule fiji m out of here. Chiefly rule sub b confined to the village. U can't have the best of both world Ratu's.

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  21. Voreqe,

    Bottom line is Chiefs remain chiefs. No commoner except YOU will be able to challenge this fact.

    Where are those Chiefs that apologised for Roko Ului? no one available to put their hand up!

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  22. WELL DONE LAU & CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW CHAIR!!!

    While FB and his illegal regime are busy with headache in pursuing the extradition of one of the Vuanirewas (RUM), the Lau Provincial Council showed an allegiance of comrade and Chiefly support by electing Adi Ateca to the Chair.

    In her maiden speech, Adi Ateca made a bold revelation that SHE DOES NOT SUPPORT THE PEOPLES CHARTER.

    GOOD ON YOU ADI ATECA, AND GOOD ON YOU LAU. THUMB UP FOR DEMOCRACY.

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  23. southern highlandsJuly 13, 2011 at 12:13 AM

    Well done my Lady...well done...

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  24. Illegal Dictator will promise anything to keep power. The Narcissist Dictator has got stay in control because the only other alternative is Prison for Treason.

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  25. Peoples Charter is good toilet paper....

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  26. Its now offical the taliban puppet master is the Acting Prime Minister of Fiji in the dictator's absence.

    See the fiji times/sun news today.

    All things happening against the fijians is by the illegal puppet master.

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  27. vinaka Adi. When all this is over....one woman to be President of Fiji and another to be Prime Minister.....the women are showing the men how it is done.......they have more balls then men in Fiji at the moment.....

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  28. Fiji people dont need charter .they need the 1997 constitution.
    that final.

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  29. Good on you Lau for joining Rewa in opposition to the illegal VB regime, and its charter farce.

    Do not be moved by threats of witholding government development assistance. They have no right to do that, in fact it is the responsibility of any government to look after its citizens fairly.

    This illegal regime is the only authority since Fiji's cessation to Britain in 1874 that has sought to marginalise those that do not support it. This is a sign of illegitimacy and desperation for support.

    Let's keep up the pressure and look to Cakaudrove to sort out its internal problems and joing Rewa and Lau in this fight for freedom.

    To the rest of the provinces, we are also counting you to come on board, and fight this good fight for our country and the future of our children.

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  30. WELL THE MARA SISTERS A GORGEOUS, URO.
    ANYWAY CAN SOMEONE SHARE ADI ATECA' COMMENTS ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT PLEASE.

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  31. Go the lauan ppl!!thanks for the western muaira in the west for making the lau provinicial council to happen.

    vinaka brother joe baivatu!!all the best.

    valataka na dina.

    ps:wondering if bainimarama will committ to his promises when he toured lau last couple of months.Filipe Bole lai kana benu vata kei ira na puaka..kaisi!!

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  32. No, Semi Meo!
    Its just that the build-up for our desire to materialise takes longer than we all expect, but... it will happen, my friend.

    E se lailai tiko na yate dei kei na vakabauta!

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  33. The Lau Provincial Council has been forced to go into an hour recess after the regime rep, Neu Lewena announced to the meet that their support for the people's charter was crucial for the development of the province.

    He was responding to the new Chair's statement that she DOESNOT support the work of the charter nor did she TRUST its leadership. (Way to go, ma'am!!)

    The regime has now given the Council one hour to announce that it supports the charter pharter.

    ...so says Legend FM.

    Go Fiji!!!
    God Bless you Adi Ateca!

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  34. Ha, funny she does not support the CHarter NOW. She and her husband DID BEFORE. But then he tried to stop Fiji Water being taxed. Fair enough as he was most likely taxing Fiji Water personally with kickbacks into his back pocket. So then frank kicked him out of the government for his blatant corruption. Now his opinion has changed. Sounds very much like someone else in the family.

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  35. Unfortunately, the $8million aid carrot was too attractive to Provincial Council members. Adi Ateca has stepped down and has been replaced by Filipe Bole.

    LEWENI'S RANSOM DEMAND (a common tool used by terrorists): Do it my way or else (lose out on development assistance).

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  36. Stand your ground LPC. Your people are right behind you! Never give in to this blatant strong-arm tactic of the illegal regime. They wont last long now. Resist and you'll be rewarded in the greater schemes of the future!

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  37. Who does the regime think they are? We the taxpayers put up that money and we don't want it tied to the some illegal regimes toilet paper charter. If you think the taxpayers support your charter and what you do with our money why don't you call an election and find out. Stop abusing taxpayers money by tying it in with your BS charter which is by the way as illegal as the current regime. The Laun people who also are taxpayers of this country should tell the regimes rep to go jump. That is not Vore's or Aiyarse's money, that is our money, we the people.

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  38. WELL DONE ADI ATECA AND CONGRATULATION...the move must go on and we will support Roko Ului in every way we can..GOD BLESS FIJI..

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  39. A sigh of relief. None other than Adi Ateca should hold this position is what went through the minds of the council members that voted her in. Voreqe Bainimarama has nothing to do with who occupies the chair. Provincial council chairmanship Never has been the affair of fiji's prime minister. Neither has a former prime minister sent bribe money 1 week ahead of his arrival into a village for support. Paying people money to gather together at the wharf to receive him. That's what happened in Tubou. Were any of the papers reporting that fact?

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  40. The world is watching!

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  41. people saying..no fear for VB...i guess there is nothing to fear accept if u associate urself with wrong people....if u r doing ur own thing than do not look back...go ahead and enjoy your life... for us lauan, please lets support hu ever is given chairmanship..... lets not be dragged by Roko Ului's case...lets move on... our children needs to survive and see a good future.......

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  42. wow - now they unemployed then they dont support charter!

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  43. Freedom Fighters once again sold themselves to illegal handout of $8million for purported development. Whoknows the value of it may only be $2m and the rest inflated cost amount to show how much has been done for the people of Lau by Regime.

    Lauans want their cake and eat it too. With this type of hand out mentality, just forget about regime change....

    Same old story....Chief's bought out as they did when they went out to evebn form a GCC political party and reward the handing out Discator PM Rabuka for the $20m interest free repayment free for 10years deal.

    Money..Chiefs...Money...Chiefs....Money...money...money money money!

    Sa Sucu Sa Lutu..

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  44. Where is Ului these days.He isnt giving any more detailed information other than the garbage which he spilled which was laready known.Has he gone under the Mango tree to have homebrew???

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  45. Vianak saka vakalevu Adi Ateca....


    O Voreqe, Leweni kei Bole........nomudou i tovo sa varaitaka ga ni dou kawa dina ga ni kaisi. Vore sa rauta mada na viavia turaga tiko kei Kiuva. Dou sa tekivu cala dou na cala yarayara tikoga....

    Adi Ateca and your chiefly siblings....WELL DONE & GOD BLESS YOU ALL. THUMP UPFOR DEMOCRACY.

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  46. Anonmymous Good on you Lau for joining Rewa-Now,now! It was the Roko Tui Dreketi & Reawa that stood alone? Short on memory Roko Ului had already sold the plans to accept the Charter-don't confuse the issue! What we have here is "crying over spilt milk"!

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