The funeral service for one of the regime's early disciples, Jona Senilagakali, who died at last Wednesday, is being held there this morning.
Senilagakali was Frank Bainimarama's first prime minister after he overthrew the government of Laisenia Qarase in December, 2006.
He was gone in a quick flash, becoming Interim Health Minister with Bainimarama putting himself in the top job.
The QEB barracks, is of course, where the second mutiny took place in 2000. It was led by Captain Shane Stevens and the Counter Revoutionary Unit and four were left dead after a failed attempt to get rid of Bainimarama.
The November 2 (the official anniversary was yesterday) is where Bainimarama did his famous run through the cassava patch. Like most dictators, Bainimarama has turned to fat and is leaving others to do the dirty work for him while he enjoys the good life, using misguided loyal soldiers to stay in power.
|Senilagakali being sworn in|
|Bainimarama and son, Meli, in a limo on their way to the Hong Kong Sevens this year|