Cut to Suva a few weeks ago and the Engaging With The Pacific gathering and the illegal leader Frank Bainimarama pitching the Strategic Framework for Change and saying voter awareness campaigns have been underway for the past few months.
Bainimarama also told the group, pilot voting booths have already been established around the country.
Cut to Suva again today, and the Bainimarama appointed attorney general, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, is informing diplomatic crops that "voter awareness and electoral systems obviously will be carried out once a system has been decided through the consultation process".
Today's gathering had Khaiyum and the regime appointed solicitor general, Christopher Pryde, bringing diplomats up to speed on the electoral steps being taken toward the 2014 elections. The key message? That voter registration will start in January.
So which gathering got the true facts? Bainimarama's ready assurances to the Melanesian delegates or Khaiyum's to the diplomatic corps? Or neither?
Photo: Peter Earfare, the Papua New Guinea High Commissioner to Fiji who led today's delegation of diplomatic mission heads and representatives who were given an insight into the electoral reforms including the formulation of a constitution, the consultations for a new constitution and the various time lines.