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Friday, November 18, 2011

Ro Teimumu Kepa's address to the Rewa Council: in English and Fijian


"Yesterday we were advised that Rewa would be denied development funding amounting to $3million dollars if we do not support the military regime ...... The reason we are opposed to the regime and the coup is because we see no good comes of it.... ......Therefore we never want to experience another coup. If it falls on Rewa to express this opinion to the current regime leadership, so be it."


NA NODRA VOSA NA GONE MARAMA BALE NA ROKO TUI DREKETI
VAKAMATATATAKI NA RAI ME BALETA NA VUAVIRITAKI NI NODA MATANITU.
Bose ni Yasana ‘o Rewa, vakayacori e Burenivudi – 16 ni Noveba, 2011.


1.0          NA KENA I KAU
1.1          KEMUNI NA TURAGA KEI NA MARAMA NA LEWE NI BOSE, E SEGA NI KA VOU ENA VURAVURA QO NA DUIDUI ENA LOMA NI DUA NA MATABOSE, SE MATABOSE CAVA GA. E SEGA TALE GA NI A VOU E VITI NI DAU TU ESO NA GAUNA E KOTO NA DUIDUI NI RAI MAI VEI IRA NA VEILIUTAKI VAKAVANUA KEI IRA ESO NA LEWENIVANUA.
1.2          NA NODA BULA VAKAITAUKEI E DUIDUI SARA GA NA I TUTU KEI NA I TAVI EDA DUI SUCU KAYA MAI. E TU GA NA I TAVI NI SAUTURAGA, NA I TAVI VAKA-MATANIVANUA, BETE, BATI, MATAISAU KEI NA GONEDAU.
1.3          E DUA NA I TAVI LEVU NI VEILIUTAKI VAKAVANUA ME RAICA NA NODRA TIKO VINAKA KA LIUTAKA VAKAVINAKA NA NODRA LEWENIVANUA.
1.4          E SEGA NI KENA I BALEBALE ‘OYA ME RA TIKO VINAKA KA LIUTAKI VINAKA ENA SALA CALA KA SEGA NI DODONU ENA MATAI VURAVURA KEI NA MATA NI KALOU.
1.5          ENA NOQU I TUTU VAKA ROKO-TUI DREKETI KEI NA NOQU I TUTU VAKA VEILIUTAKI ENA VANUA OQO, AU SA VIA TUKUNA VEI KEMUNI NIU SA REREVAKA VAKALEVU CAKE NA KALOU MAI NA NOQU VIA SAGA MEU VAKALOMAVINAKATAKA NA TAMATA, ME RAWA NIU TUKUNA KINA VUA NA NODA KALOU NI SA DODONU NA VUAVIRI.
1.6          EDA NANUMI IRA VAKALEVU NA KAWA KEI REWA NIKUA KEI NA SIGA NI MATAKA – NA CAVA EDA VAKAVULICA TIKO VEI IRA NA GONE E VALE NI VULI VAKABIBI ENA TAUDAKU NI KORONIVULI?
1.7          KEMUNI NA LEWE NI BOSE, NA CAVA ENA TUKUNA NA ROKO TUI DREKETI KEI NA BOSE NI YASANA KEVAKA E SANA DUA TALE NA VUAVIRI ENA MATAKA? EDA SANA BACI TOKONA TALE? NI RAICA NA I CAVACAVA NI NODRA BULA NA DAU VUAVIRI KEI IRA EDRA DAU VEITOKONI? E BAU DUA VEI IRA E CAVA VINAKA?
1.8          ‘OYA NA TARO MEDA QAI LAKI SAUMA VEI IRA NA LEWE NI NODA TIKINA.
1.9          KEMUNI NA TURAGA KEI NA MARAMA, E DUA GA NA VANUA E TIKO KINA NA BOSE LEVU VAKATURAGA - ENA BOSE KA YAVAKAYACORI ENA VULA O’ TISEBA, 2006, KA VAKA KINA ENA EVERELI, 2007 – ME RAVITA TIKO GA NA LAWA NI 1997. MEDA TOKONA GA NA LAWA”. NA VAKATULEWA NI MATAVEILEWAI LEVU ENA 2009, E TUKUNA VAKADODONU NI CALA VAKALAWA NA VUAVIRI NI TISEBA 2006. EDA YALO VAKACEGU NA KAI REWA NI DONU VINAKA TIKO NA VANUA EDA TIKO KINA KA DA SA RAI TIKO GA VUA NA NODA KALOU LEVU NI SA I KOYA GA NA SALA, NA BULA, KEI NA DINA (DODONU).
2.0          NA RARAWA NI VAKAILESILESI – DPO E REWA
2.1          SA TAU ENA SIGA E NAKAVIRI E VICA NA MALA NI VOSA KA SA VAKA ME TUKUNA VAKAMATATA VEI KEDA NI KEVAKA EDA SEGA NI TOKONA NA MATANITU EDA SANA VAKUWAI ENA ILAVO NI VEIVAKATOROCAKETAKI KA $3 NA MILIONI NA KENA LEVU.
2.2          SA VAKA E VAKARAITAKI VEI KEDA NI RAWA NI TAROVI NA I LAVO KA SOLIA TIKO MAI NA MATANITU ME BALETA NA QARAVI NI NODA VALE NI VOLAVOLA NI YASANA KA $315,115.00 NA KENA LEVU.
2.3          NA TUBU NI NODA SEA KI NA FIJIAN HOLDING KEI NA YASANA HOLDING KA RAUTA NI 1.3 NA MILIONI NA SEA NA KENA LEVU, E SA TUKUNI TALE GA NI RAWA NI DA NA VAKUWAI KINA.
2.4          EDA SA VUKUWAI ENA I LAVO NI VEIVAKATOROCAKETAKI – NA DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE SCHEME KA $100,000.00 NA KENA LEVU ENA DUA NA YABAKI. OQO NA I LAVO KA SAUMI KINA NA I KOTI NI CO SE NA BRUSH CUTTER, BULI KINA NA SALA ENA NODA LOMANIKORO NA FOOTPATH, TARA KINA NA VALE NI SOQO SE A COMMUNITY HALL.
2.5          KE SA YACO KECE NA VEIKA OQORI, EDA SANA SAUMA GA NA KAI REWA NA CICIVAKI NI NODA YASANA KA VAKA KINA NA NODA VAKATOROCAKETAKI. SA KA BIBI KINA MEDA RAICA TIKO NA BIBI KEI NA NODA RAWATA TIKO VAKAVINAKA NA NODA SOLI NI YASANA.

3.0          NA I TAVI NI MATANITU
3.1          IA, AU GADREVA MEU TUKUNA MADA VAKAMATATA VEI KEDA NI SA I TAVI NI MATANITU CAVA GA E VEILIUTAKI ME CAKACAKATAKA “NA TIKO VINAKA KEI NA LIUTAKI VINAKA NI LEWENIVANUA KECE.”
3.2          E TUKUNI ENA KAVIRI NI SA VO GA ‘O REWA – VAKARE KAILA!
3.3          NA VEIQARAVI NI MATANITU YADUA, DIGITAKI SE SEGA NI DIGITAKI, ME VEIQARAVI RARABA VEI KEDA KECE NA LEWENIVANUA. E SEGA NI VEIQARAVI GA VEI IRA GA ERA TOKONA NA MATANITU SE VEI IRA GA ERA DIGITAKA NA MATANITU. E VEIQARAVI RARABA VEI KEDA KECE NA LEWENIVANUA.
3.4          IA NA CAKACAKA NI VEIVAKATOROCAKETAKI E SA QAI VAKATAU SARA GA ENA I TUVATUVA NI VEIQARAVI - ESO NAKORO E SEGA NI SE RAICA E DUA NA VEIVUKE NI MATANITU ENA LOMA NI VICA NA YABAKI, IA, E SO NA KORO ERA SA RAICA ESO NA CAKACAKA NI VEIVAKATOROCAKETAKI.
4.0          ENA SEGA NI OTI RAWA NA GAGADRE NI TAMATA
4.1          E DUA TALE GA NA KA ME MATATA TIKO VEI KEDA NI SEGA VAKADUA NI NA OTI RAWA NA VEIKA EDA GADREVA NA TAMATA ENA VURAVURA QO, KA SEGA NI DUA NA MATANITU ENA RAWA NI CAKACAKATAKA NA VEIKA KECE EDA VINAKATA NA LEWENIVANUA.

4.2          E DUA GA NA DINA AU VIA TUKUNA VEI KEMUNI ENA MATAKA EDAI, SA I KOYA NI MATANITU GA NI KALOU EDA NA SEGA NI NA QAI VINAKATA TALE KINA E DUA NA KA . EDA NA KUNEA GA KINA NA BULA VAKACEGU.

5.0          O CEI SARA MADA NA MATANITU?
5.1          E TUKUNI TIKO E NAKAVIRI NI DA SEGA NI TOKONA NA MATANITU. IA, AU VIA TAROGA MADA VEI KEDA, SE O CEI SARA MADA NA MATANITU? NA I BALEBALE RAWARAWA NI VOSA OQO NA MATANITU, NI SA IRA GA NA VAKAILESILESI NI MATANITU KA RA DAU SIKOVI KEDA MAI, ERA MAI CAKACAKACAKATAKA NA VEIKA EDA GADREVA.
5.2          E SEGA LI NI DA QARAVI IRA TIKO VAKAVINAKA NA NODA I VAKAILESILESI? EDA SEGA LI NI DA VAKANI IRA TIKO VAKAVINAKA NI RA MAI CAKACAKATAKA NA VEIKA EDA GADREVA? E SEGA LI NI DA VAKARAUTAKA NA KEDRA I VAQA LESU SE NA I VAKASOSO NI WAQA NI MAI CAVA NA NODRA VEIQARAVI?
5.3          EDA SA DAU VAKARAITAKA ENA VEIGAUNA NA NODA MARAUTAKA NA VEIKA ERA MAI CAKACAKATAKA VEI KEDA BALETA NI KAUTA MAI VEI KEDA NA VEISAU, KA RA VAKACEGU TALE GA BALETA NI RA MAI QARAVA TIKO GA NA NODRA I TAVI KA RA SAUMI KINA.

6.0          EDA VAKAITAVI TALE GA NA KAI REWA ENA RAWA I LAVO NI MATANITU
6.1          KEMUNI NA LEWE NI BOSE, EDA NA RAICA NI TIKO NA I TAVI NI MATANITU, E TIKO TALE GA NA NODA I TAVI NA LEWENIVANUA, KA TIKO TALE GA NA I TAVI NI KAI REWA MERA CAKACAKA VAKAUKAUWA ME RA SAUMA NA NODRA I VAKACAVACAVA KA VAKA KINA NA I VAKACAVACAVA NI VEIBISINISI ENA LOMA NI NODATOU YASANA, KA VAKASOKUMUNI NA IVAKACAVACAVA KECE SARA ME RAWA NI DA MAI VAKATOROCAKETAKI TALE KINA NA LEWENIVANUA.
6.2          EDA SOLIA TALE GA NA NODA QELE ME RAWA KINA NA VEIQARAVI NI MATANITU
IO, EDA SOLIA NA KAI REWA, O KEDA NA LEWE NI YASANA KO REWA - ME MAI DABE KINA NA VALENIVOLAVOLA NI MATANITU KEI NA BISINISI LELEVU ENA NODA VANUA, KA RA RAWA I LAVO ENA VUKU NI NODA QELE NA KAI REWA. OQO NA CAU LEVU NI NODA YASANA KI NA NODA VANUA LOMANI KO VITI.

7.0          EDA SEGA NI CATA NA VAKAILESILESI NI MATANITU SE NA MATANITU
7.1          E SEGA NI DA CATA NA I VAKAILESILESI NI MATANITU, EDA MARAUTAKA NA NODRA DAU MAI VAKAITAVI VEI KEDA KA DA DAU TOVOLEA NA NODA I GU MERA MARAUTAKA TALE GA NA NODRA MAI TIKO ENA NODA VEI KORO, KA DA DAU SOLIA NA VEIKA VINAKA VEI IRA.
7.2          EDA SEGA NI CATA E DUA NA MATANITU. NA MATANITU CAVA GA E MAI VEILIUTAKI, SE MATANITU DIGITAKI SE MATANITU VUAVIRI, E QARAVA GA NA NONA I TAVI – KO YA ME CAKACAKATAKA NA NODA TIKO VINAKA KEI NA NODA LIUTAKI VINAKA NA LEWENIVANUA.
7.3          AU VIA TUKUNA TALE GA NI SEGA NI SE BAU DUA NA GAUNA E LIU ME MAI VOSATAKA E DUA NA GONE MAI NA DUA TALE NA YASANA NA VEIKA E BALETI KEDA NA KAI REWA ENA LOMA NI NODA MATABOSE. DE SA VEISAU BEKA NA GAUNA, IA, AU TAROGA SE MAI SIKA VAKACAVA NA NONA WELI ENA LOMA NI NODATOU MATABOSE?

8.0          EDA SA VUSEKA KA CATA NA VUAVIRI
8.1          SA YACO E LEVU NA VUAVURI ENA NODA VANUA. EDA SA VULI SARA VAKALEVU ENA VEIKA E KAUTA MAI VEI KEDA NA VUAVIRI, EDA SA KILA VAKAMATATA NI SA VAKADREDRETAKA VAKALEVU NA NODA TOSO KI LIU NA VUAVIRI.
8.2          ENA GAUNA OQO EDA SA KILA NI SEGA NI DUA NA KA VINAKA E KAUTA MAI NA VUAVIRI. E KAUTA GA MAI NA DREDRE KA VAKATARABETAKA NA NODA TOSO KI LIU.

9.0          NA USUTU NI VEIKA EDA CATA
9.1          OQO  GA NA USUTU NI VEIKA EDA CATA. EDA SA CATA NA VUAVIRITAKI NI NODA MATANITU. EDA SA RAICA NA DREDRE LEVU…… EDA SA TUKUNA TIKO, NI DA SA SEGA NI VINAKATA MENA VAKAYACORI TALE VAKADUA NA VUAVIRI ENA NODA VANUA.
9.2          KEVAKA SA I LESILESI NEI REWA ME TUKUNA NA VEIKA OQO KIVEI IRA ERA SA LEWA NA NODA MATANITU ENA GAUNA QO, IA, MEDA SA TUKUNA SARA YANI VAKAMATATA.
9.3          EDA SA RAICA RAWA NI RA NA SOTAVA TIKO GA NA NODA KAWA ENA VEIGAUNA MAI MURI NA REVUREVU NI VUAVIRI KEVAKA EDA NA TOKONA TIKO GA NA CAKACAKA NI VUAVIRI!

10.0        MEDA SA TUTAKA NA DINA
10.1        AU SA VIA TUKUNA VEI KEMUNI ENA MATAKA EDAI, NI SA NODA I TAVI MEDA NA TUTAKA NA DINA OQO. NI DA SEGA NI TALEITAKA, NI DA CATA KA SEGA NI TOKONA NA VUAVIRITAKI NI MATANITU E SA DIGITAKA NA LEWENIVANUA.

10.2        KEVAKA EDA NA TOKONA NA VUAVIRI NI 2006, SA KENA I BALEBALE NI BACI DUA TALE E CATA ENA MATANITU DIGITAKI, ENA  BACI VAKAYACORA TALE NA VUAVIRI!  

10.3        EDA SEGA NI NA VAKAVULICI IRA NA LUVEDA KEI IRA NA NODA KAWA NI CALA NA VUAVIRI, KEVAKA EDA SEGA NI TUDEI KA TUKUNA VAKADODONU NA LOMADA NI DA SA CATA NA VUARIRI..
10.4        EDA SEGA NI CATA NA MATANITU, EDA SA WALE GA ENA LEVU NI VUAVIRI, KA SA DODONU GA MEDA SA TUKUNA NA LOMADA, KA KAKUA NI VAKAMUMURI VOLI GA.

11.0        EDA SA TEKIVU CALA MAI ENA 1987
11.1        ERA NA VAKACALAI KEDA NA LUVEDA KEI IRA NA NODA KAWA KEVAKA EDA VAKADONUYA TIKO GA  NA VUAVIRI. AU VIA TUKUNA VEI KEDA ENA MATAKA EDAI, NI DA SA TEKIVU CALA MAI ENA 1987 – NA NOQU I TINI E SUCU ENA 1986, NA KA GA E KILA ENA GAUNA NI NONA BULA  NA VUAVIRI, SA VA NA VUAVIRI, SA YABAKI 25 NIKUA. KEMUNI NA TURAGA KEI NA MARAMA, KEVAKA EDA SEGA NI TUKUNA , SE BACI TUKUNA TALE NI CALA NA VUAVIRI, EDA SANA CALA YARAYARA TIKO GA

11.2        SA KENA GAUNA OQO MEDA SA TUKUNA KI NA MATANITU NI DA SEGA NI DUAVATA KEI NA VUAVIRI KA  MERA SA YALATAKA NA LIGA NI WAU NI NODA VANUA NI SEGA TALE NI RA NA VAKAYACORA NA VUAVIRI ENA NODA VANUA.

11.3        SA DODONU MEDA SA VAKASAVASAVATAKA NA YALODA, KA MERATOU VAKASAVASAVATAKA TALE GA NA VEILIUTAKI TIKO ENA NODA MATANITU NA YALODRATOU, KA MEDA SA DUAVATA NI SA CALA NA VUAVIRITAKI NI NODA MATANITU, KA MEDA SA DUAVATA TALE GA ENA VEITARATARAVI NI VEIKA ME VAKAYACORI ME VAKALESUI NA LIUTAKI NI NODA MATANITU KI NA MATANITU E DIGITAKA NA LEWENIVANUA.

11.4        E DUA GA NA NOQU KEREKERE – “JUST CALL. DON’T COME IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT WITH 16 MILITARY/POLICE PERSONNEL”. DOU QIRITI AU GA MAI, DOU KAKUA NI LAKO MAI ENA LOMA NI BOGI LEVU KEI NA 16 NA LEWE NI MATAIVALU KEI NA OVISA.

11.5        NI MAI TIKO KINA NA LEWE NI BOSE, AU VIA VAKADODONUTAKA TIKO NA RAI NI VAKAILESILESI ENA VUKU NI NODA I LE, SA VAKA TIKO QO NA KENA LEVU.
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 ADDRESS BY THE GONE MARAMA BALE NA ROKO TUI DREKETI

A CLARIFICATION OF REWA’S PERSPECTIVE REGARDING THE ILLEGAL OVERTHROW OF THE FIJI GOVERNMENT
DELIVERED AT THE BOSE NI YASANA ‘O REWA
BURENIVUDI, LOMANIKORO, REWA – THURSDAY 16 NOVEMBER, 2011


1.0    INTRODUCTION

1.1    LADIES AND GENTLEMEN MEMBERS OF THE BOSE NI YASANA, THERE IS NOTHING NEW ON EARTH ABOUT DIFFERENCES OF VIEWPOINTS WITHIN ANY MEETING, REGARDLESS OF THE TYPE OF MEETING. IN FIJI, THERE IS ALSO NOTHING NEW ABOUT DIFFERING VIEWPOINTS BETWEEN TRADITIONAL CULTURAL LEADERS AND THE PEOPLE OF THE VANUA.

1.2    WITHIN THE TRADITIONAL INDIGENOUS CULTURAL CONTEXTS THERE ARE VERY CLEAR DEMARCATIONS ABOUT THE RESPECTIVE ROLES WE ACQUIRE AT BIRTH SUCH AS THE DUTIES OF THE SAUTURAGA, THE DUTIES OF THE MATANIVANUA, AND THE DUTIES OF THE BETE, BATI, MATAISAU AND THE GONEDAU.

1.3    IT IS A VERY IMPORTANT DUTY OF ANY TRADITIONAL LEADER TO LOOK AFTER THE WELL BEING AND WELFARE OF THE VANUA.

1.4    THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE WELL BEING OF THE VANUA IS TO BE ACHIEVED BY ILL GOTTEN WAYS AND MEANS THAT MAY BE ILLEGAL BY THE LAWS OF MAN AND WRONG IN THE EYES OF GOD..

1.5    IN MY POSITION AS THE ROKO-TUI DREKETI AND AS THE LEADER OF THE VANUA OF REWA, I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU THAT I FEAR MORE THE GOD I WORSHIP, THAN  THE MILITARY GOVERNMENT TO THE EXTENT THAT I WOULD ATTEMPT BEFORE GOD TO JUSTIFY AN ILLEGAL ACT SUCH AS A COUP.

1.6    I COMMEND TO YOU THAT WE GIVE THE EDUCATION OF OUR CHILDREN THE HIGHEST PRIORITY ESPECIALLY IN TERMS OF WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO ACHIEVE THROUGH FORMAL AND INFORMAL EDUCATION.

1.7    I ASK YOU AS MEMBERS OF THE BOSE NI YASANA, WHAT IS THE ROKO TUI DREKETI AND MEMBERS OF THE PROVINCIAL COUNCIL TO SAY IF THERE IS ANOTHER COUP TOMORROW? WILL WE THEN BE SUPPORTING THE NEW REGIME? I ASK YOU TO LOOK AT THE QUALITY OF LIFE AND THE WAY IN WHICH THE LIVES OF COUP SUPPORTERS HAVE ENDED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.  HAS ANYONE OF THEM EVER COME TO THE END OF THEIR LIFE IN A QUIET AND PEACEFUL MANNER?

1.8    THIS IS A QUESTION WE WILL HAVE TO REFER TO THE MEMBERS OF OUR RESPECTIVE TIKINA.

1.9    LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, ON THIS ISSUE THE GREAT COUNCIL OF CHIEFS HAS BUT ONE POSITION ON THIS ISSUE. AT THEIR MEETING IN DECEMBER, 2006, AND AGAIN IN APRIL 2007 THE GCC STATED THAT WE ARE IN SUPPORT OF THE RULE OF LAW ABD ABIDE BY THE 1997 CONSTITUTION. ALSO THE SUPREME COURT RULING IN 2009 STATED UNEQUIVOCALLY THAT THE 2006 COUP WAS AND IS ILLEGAL. THEREFORE WE THE PEOPLE OF REWA CAN REST ASSURED THAT WE STAND ON THE CORRECT AND RIGHTFUL LEGAL AND MORAL GROUND AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO BE GUIDED BY OUR GOD TO PROVIDE US THE WAY OF LIFE AND TRUTH.

2.0    THE DISAPPOINTMENT OF REWA’S DIVISIONAL PLANNING OFFICER

2.1    YESTERDAY WE WERE ADVISED BY THE DIVISIONAL PLANNING OFFICER THAT REWA WOULD BE DENIED DEVELOPMENT FUNDING AMOUNTING TO $3 MILLION DOLLARS IF WE DO NOT SUPPORT THE MILITARY REGIME.

2.2    HE ALSO INDICATED THAT FUNDING FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROVINCIAL OFFICE AND ITS WORK PROGRAMME AMOUNTING TO SOME $315,115.00 COULD ALSO BE WITHDRAWN BY THE REGIME SHOULD WE MAINTAIN OUR OPPOSITION.

2.3    ADDITIONALLY WE AS A PROVINCE WOULD ALSO BE DENIED SHARE DIVIDENDS HELD IN FIJIAN HOLDINGS AND YASANA HOLDINGS VALUED AT $1.3 MILLION DOLLARS OR SOME 547,000 SHARES.

2.4    WE HAVE BEEN DENIED DEVELOPMENT FUNDING UNDER THE DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE SCHEME TO THE TUNE OF SOME $100,000.00 ANNUALLY USED FOR BUILDING VILLAGE PATHWAYS, BUYING BRUSH CUTTERS AND ASSISTING WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF OUR COMMUNITY HALLS.

2.5    IF SOME OF THESE POINTS ARE TO TRANSPIRE WE WILL HAVE TO PROVIDE ALL OF ADMINISTRATIVE AND PROGRAMME EXPENSES AND THUS I STRESS TO YOU THE IMPORTANCE OF MEETING OUR TARGETED PROVINCIAL LEVY. (SOLI NI YASANA)


3.0    THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT

3.1    MAY I SHARE WITH YOU THAT IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF WHATEVER GOVERNMENT  IN POWER TO LOOK AFTER THE WELFARE OF ALL ITS CITIZENS.

3.2    YESTERDAY WHEN THE DPO SAID ONLY REWA REMAINED IN OPPOSITION, I WANTED TO SHOUT WITH JOY.


3.3    WHETHER A GOVERNMENT IS ELECTED OR NOT, IT MUST LOOK AFTER THE WELFARE OF ALL ITS CITIZENS WITHOUT FAVOUR, WHETHER WE SUPPORT OR VOTED THAT GOVERNMENT IN OR NOT, THE GOVERNMENT IS OBLIGED TO LOOK AFTER ALL OF US IN THE SAME WAY.

3.4    THE FACT THAT SOME VILLAGES HAVE BENEFITTED FROM DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND PROGRAMMES WHILE OTHER HAVE NOT IS SOLELY DEPENDENT ON HOW GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENTS ITS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES.

4.0    NATIONALLY COMMUNITY NEEDS ARE ENDLESS

4.1    AS RECIPIENTS OF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES WE MUST ALSO REALISE THAT NO ONE PERSON OR COMMUNITY IS EVER COMPLETELY SATISFIED WITH ALL THEY HAVE BEEN GIVEN AND NO GOVERNMENT CAN EVER FULFILL ALL OUR WISHES.

4.2    HOWEVER A SINGULAR TRUTH I WISH TO SHARE WITH YOU IS THAT IT IS ONLY GOD’S KINGDOM THAT CAN EVER COMPLETELY FULFILL ALL OUR NEEDS AND GIVE US PEACE.

5.0    THE DEFINITION OF GOVERNMENT

5.1    YESTERDAY WE HEARD FROM THE DPO THAT WE DO NOT SUPPORT THE GOVERNMENT SO I WANT TO ASK JUST WHO IS OR WHAT COMPRISES GOVERNMENT.  THE EASY ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION WOULD BE THE GOVERNMENT CONSIST OF THE PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR IT, THE CIVIL SERVANTS. THIS IS BECAUSE IT’S THE CIVIL SERVANTS WHO VISIT US AND IMPLEMENT THE PROJECTS WE REQUEST.

5.2    THEREFORE I MUST ASK, DO WE NOT LOOK AFTER THE CIVIL SERVANTS WHO COME TO WORK AMONGST US TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITIES, DO WE NOT COOPERATE WITH THEM AND GIVE THEM FOOD AND SHELTER. AND WHEN THEY RETURN TO THEIR OFFICES DO WE NOT GIFT THEM WITH TOKENS OF APPRECIATION.

5.3    WE HAVE ALWAYS MAINTAINED FRIENDLY AND CORDIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH ALL OF THE CIVIL SERVANTS SENT TO WORK WITH US AND THEY HAVE ALWAYS EXPRESSED THEIR GRATITUDE AS THEY ARE SIMPLY IMPLEMENTING THE WORK FOR WHICH THEY ARE PAID.

6.0    REWA’S CONTRIBUTION TO GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

6.1    WE CAN SEE THAT WHILE GOVERNMENT HAS ITS ROLE, WE AS CITIZENS ALSO HAVE OUR RESPONSIBILITIES. IT IS ALSO INCUMBENT ON US THE PEOPLE OF REWA TO WORK HARD TO PAY OUR PERSONAL AND OTHER APPLICABLE TAXES LEVIED WITHIN OUR PROVINCE SO THAT GOVERNMENT IS ABLE TO COLLECT REVENUE TO DEVELOP OUR PROVINCES.

6.2    WE ALSO PROVIDE OUR ANCESTRAL LANDS TO GOVERNMENT TO ENABLE IT TO DO ITS WORK, IN PARTICULAR WE THE PEOPLE OF REWA HAVE GIVEN THE LAND ON WHICH  THE CAPITAL CITY IS SITUATED.  WE THE PEOPLE OF REWA ENABLE GOVERNMENT AND BIG BUSINESSES TO CREATE COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIES AND LARGE SUMS OF MONEY.  IT SHOULD NOT BE FORGOTTEN THAT THIS IS WHAT THE PEOPLE OF REWA HAVE GIFTED TO OUR BELOVED FIJI.


7.0    WE DO NOT HATE CIVIL SERVANTS OR THE GOVERNMENT

7.1    IT MUST BE CLEARLY UNDERSTOOD THAT WE DO NOT HARBOUR ANIMOSITY TOWARDS THE CIVIL SERVANTS WHO GIVE OF THEIR TIME AND RESOURCES AND WE HAVE ALWAYS DONE OUR VERY BEST TO MAKE THEIR TIME OF SERVICE WITH US AN  ENJOYABLE AND MEMORABLE OCCASION BY GIVING OF OUR HUMBLE BEST.

7.2    WE ALSO DO NOT HARBOUR ANY ANIMOSITY TOWARD ANY GOVERNMENT THAT HAS COME INTO POWER ELECTED OR OTHERWISE AS LONG AS THAT GOVERNMENT HAS FULFILLED ITS BASIC DUTY OF SEEING TO OUR WELFARE AND BY PROVIDING SOUND ADVICE AND LEADERSHIP TO US ALL.

7.3    NEVER BEFORE IN OUR HISTORY HAS A CIVIL SERVANT FROM ANOTHER PROVINCE  PUBLICLY BERATED US IN OUR OWN PROVINCIAL COUNCIL MEETING.  PERHAPS IT IS A SIGN OF THE CHANGING TIMES THAT HE NOW SEES IT FIT TO GROSSLY OVERSTEP THE BOUNDS OF TRADITIONAL AND CULTURAL PROTOCOL AND BEHAVE IN SUCH AN APPALLING AND BOORISH MANNER IN OUR PROVINCIAL COUNCIL.

8.0    WE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF COUPS

8.1    OUR COUNTRY HAS SUFFERED MANY COUPS AND WE HAVE LEARNED A LOT FROM THE SUCCESSIVE COUPS. PERHAPS THE ONE CLEAR THING WE HAVE LEARNED AFTER ALL THESE COUPS IS THAT A COUP WILL ALWAYS HINDER PROGRESS AND DEVELOPMENT.

8.2    AT THIS POINT IN OUR HISTORY WE CAN SAY WITH CERTAINTY THAT COUPS CONTRIBUTE NOTHING POSITIVE TO OUR SOCIETY AND WILL ALWAYS RESULT IN IMPEDING PROGRESS.

9.0    THE BASIS OF OUR OPPOSITION

9.1    THE REASON WE ARE OPPOSED TO THE REGIME AND THE COUP IS BECAUSE WE CAN SEE NO GOOD CAN COME OF IT, ONLY GRAVE DIFFICULTIES. THEREFORE WE CAN SAY THAT WE NEVER WANT TO EXPERIENCE ANOTHER COUP IN FIJI.

9.2    IF IT FALLS ON REWA TO EXPRESS THIS OPINION TO THE CURRENT REGIME LEADERSHIP, SO BE IT. LET THERE BE NO CONFUSION, REWA IS OPPOSED TO ANY COUP.

9.3    WE CAN NOW SEE THAT OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS WILL CONTINUE TO FACE EXTREME DIFFICULTIES IF WE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT COUPS AND A COUP CULTURE.


10.0    LET US ALWAYS SUPPORT THE TRUTH

10.1    THIS MORNING I WISH TO MAKE IT VERY CLEAR THAT IT IS OUR MORAL DUTY TO SUPPORT THE TRUTH AND THAT WE DO NOT EVER WANT TO SEE THE OVERTHROW OF A GOVERNMENT LEGALLY ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE.

10.2    IF WE SUPPORT THE 2006 COUP, IT IMPLIES THAT IN THE FUTURE IF ANYONE DOES NOT LIKE THE LEGALLY ELECTED GOVERNMENT, WE WILL AGAIN HAVE ANOTHER COUP.

10.3    WE WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN AND FUTURE GENERATIONS THAT A COUP CULTURE IS WRONG, IF WE DO NOT EXPRESS OUR HONEST OPINION AND EARNEST OPPOSITION TO COUPS.

10.4    WE DO NOT HATE THE GOVERNMENT PER SE, BUT WE ARE TRULY SICK AND TIRED OF COUPS AND CAN NO LONGER MEEKLY FOLLOW ALONG.



11.0    MISTAKES THAT COMMENCED IN 1987

11.1    WE WILL LEAD OUR CHILDREN AND FUTURE GENERATIONS ASTRAY IF WE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT COUPS. I WISH TO SHARE WITH YOU THIS MORNING THAT WE STARTED TO GO ASTRAY AS A COUNTY IN 1987.  MY YOUNGEST CHILD IS 25 YEARS OLD AND WAS BORN IN 1986, AND SHE HAS KNOWN NOTHING BUT THE COUP CULTURE. WE MUST STATE NOW AND FOR ALL TIME THAT THE COUP IS WRONG AND CAN NEVER BE MADE RIGHT SO THAT WE DO NOT CONTINUE ALONG THAT PATH

11.2    IT IS TIME TO TELL THIS GOVERNMENT THAT WE ARE OPPOSED TO THE COUP AND OUR SOLDIERS MUST GIVE THEIR SOLEMN OATH TO THE VANUA THAT THEY WILL NEVER EVER IMPLEMENT ANOTHER COUP IN FIJI.

11.3    TOGETHER WITH THE LEADERS OF THE REGIME WE MUST RENEW AND CLEAR OUR INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE CONSCIENCE IN ORDER TO AGREE ON A PROCESS TO RETURN OUR NATION TO A GOVERNMENT LEGALLY ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE.

11.4    LAST BUT NOT LEAST I HAVE A PERSONAL REQUEST – “IF YOU COME TO ARREST ME, DON’T COME IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, I AM AN OLD WOMAN, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL ME OR SEND ONE PERSON. YOU DON’T HAVE TO SEND 16 MILITARY AND POLICE PERSONELL TO ARREST ME.”

11.5    TO THE MEMBERS OF THE PROVINCIAL COUNCIL, I MERELY WISH TO RESPOND TO THE DIVISIONAL PLANNING OFFICER REGARDING OUR POSITION – THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.

65 comments:

KAI NOCO said...

REWA AU CIBI TU !!!

Anonymous said...

Gone Marama Bale Ro Teimumu Kepa, you are our beacon of light. You have your priorities right, we need more leaders like you.You always remember the people and their rights. This will not be forgotten.

Long live to the Gone Marama Bale!!!

Vinaka saka

Anonymous said...

Ro Teimumu I do salute and humbly touched by your fervent courage.
I support you.
Vinaka saka.

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful statement coming from a brave women who will be written into the history of Fiji-showing the way. Where are the brave men?
Is this the first of many to make a public stand against the evil coup culture? Perhaps God has chosen her to shame the rest of Fiji into action.
Where are the so called "Brave officers of the military council", who have the power and authority to bring down this rediculous and foolish dicktator banana & aiyarse.
Can the brave officers of mil counc ask this womans advice.

Hopefully, the words of the Rewa Council will be read by the military (don't capitalise them) council, and will stir their hearts to bring about the end of all this foolish criminal treason stupidity.

Fiji is now in an economical hole that will take years to make good.
. . . a hole that gets deeper every day. The lost years are gone.
Do your bit for Fiji.
... follow Rewa Councils example.
Are we there yet?
-Sydeny Tourist

Anonymous said...

E cava dou rawa ni kaya na Qasenivanua o Lau dou dou a tokona na nona vakacegui o Adi Ateca ena gauna ni Bose ni yasana ko Lau?....eda sa tamata ravarava li? se e da rui tamata vakarorogo?

Oqo e dua na ka me da vuli mai kina.......kevaka cava na noda saqata na ka e tukuna na Marama Roko Tui Dreketi,e da rawa ni wilika na DINA,,,,na DINA ga e umani ena nona vosa!

Veikemuni na kai rewa ka o ni leqataka na veivakatoroicaketaki, ni tucake ni vakayagataka na nomuni Dodonu (Rights) mo ni kaya kina Matanitu oqo ni dodonu ga o ni vukei ena veivakatoroicaketaki.

Anonymous said...

I am afraid, if this Regime is too harsh on its Oppositions and those who dont like them, than i wonder what will happen to those who will not vote for them or has less vote for them when its come to Election...


They chose themselves to lead the government illegaly after 5th Dec 2006, they must understand people will continue to Resist them.....they should respect that!

Anonymous said...

President Obama speech in Canberra yesterday, 17/11/11 . . .
... fundamental to freedom and democracy is free speech and a free press.
... history is on the side of the free - free societies, free governments, free economies, free people ...
Will Fiji ever be free again?

-Sydney Tourist

Police HQ said...

FYI C4.5

Police commmissioner flew to indonesia today and after exposuer of the excellence award on thsi blog, they have postpond the police one.

the compol wife also has a vehicle assigned to her GN: 480 with a driver and a aide ( NIB guy name Josuha).

abuse of the police system and has made mockery of the whole government this compol and hsi wife.

Intel

REWANSCOTTISH said...

REWA AU CIBITAKA TU...

VASU I REWA...


VINAKA SAKA NA MARAMA ROKO TUI DREKETI...


NI KALOUGATA TIKO..NI MARAMA QAQA..

Anonymous said...

If only more chiefs of Fiji were as bold as the Maramabale Na Roko Tui Dreketi, we would have been out of this mess a long time ago. Sadly alot of our so called chiefs are spineless.

Anonymous said...

Mrs Kepa, where were you in 1987?...that is right benefiting from the treacherous work your brother in law Ratu Mara who appointed your hubby as AG.

Please butt out. We do not chiefs like you.

The Oracle said...

A GREAT PITY - that local news outlets only give Leweni's version without providing a more balanced view by reporting what Ro Teimumu said.
Ro Teimumu has a very valid point -development in the province has been selective - towards those supporting Frank. And the same is evident in other parts of Fiji.
Taxpayers dollars being used by Frank to buy support and legitimacy. Thank goodness there are people like Ro Teimumu around willing to take a stand and not bow, like obedient servants, to the "naked king".
We're fast becoming a nation of "liumuris" - just like Nakarawa - we tell Frank how wonderful his "new" clothes are as a way of getting our own hands on his ill-gotten "rewards" and then we turn around and laugh among ourselves at his nakedness.

LONG LIVE THE MARAMA BALE, REWA, AND BUREBASAGA and may those "wayward" tikinas see Frank for what he is.. a"king" so indulged, he's lost track of the differnt reasons he offered to justify his coup.

Anonymous said...

Now. That's what you call courageous leadership come what may. God bless the Marama.

Anonymous said...

its funny that the only brave one out of the lot was to be a woman as compared to the pack of dogs who were swift in pledging their alligance to the regime. Ro Teimumu is to Honoured!!!!

Anonymous said...

Don't let this people buy you with money.
It's not their money anyway.
That money belongs to the blood , sweat and tears of the people of Fiji. It's not the Miltary's role to go and hold developments to ransom via that money.
You soldiers should stop messing around with people's lives.

Just remember you sotia ulukau, that is not your money.

-Valataka na Dina.

Anonymous said...

"Better to eat rourou with love and integrity than eat bulumakau with lies, corruption and hatred"
- Proverbs 15:17

-Valataka na Dina.

Anonymous said...

The village of Narocake in Rewa should be ashamed for hosting the devil for a few pieces of silver a wk ago

Anonymous said...

It's crunch time now. STAND UP AND BE COUNTED OR FOREVER HANG YOUR HEAD IN SHAME.

Vinaka saka vakalevu na veiliutaki. Na nomuni yalo dei kei na yalo qaqa e vei vakauqeti vakalevu sara. Me noda vata kece tiko ga na vei vakalougatataki kei na vei vakacegui mai vua na Tamata sa cecere sara.

The good fight gains momentum...Where do you stand?

Radiolucas said...

@ Anon 10:14am

Well said. We need more of her type of sensible, wise and brave leadership in Fiji.

Anyone that believes that the GCC is irrelevant in Fiji needs to take a good look at the honor, wisdom and bravery that our Chiefs often exhibit.

WToloi said...

My whole body vibrates with joy and hope to see a Leader who has integrity and courage to spell out clearly about our own values as humanbeings and not let this illegal regime define them for us. This is the type of Leader our country needs. Thank you so very much Ro Teimumu Kepa for bringing hope to the people of our land.

mark manning said...

A position has been taken, a leader born, the time has come to choose sides and Fiji's path.

Anonymous said...

vinaka saka vakalevu na nomuni dei tiko ena dina kei na dodonu. ni kalougata ka ni bula balavu tiko

Anonymous said...

marama bale roko tui dreketi is standing like a true leader.
pls gcc/ church /union leaders support the marama bale stance.
she has said we shouldnt support any more coup.
the armies/police should support the elected govt of the day not the illegal regime.
god bless.
rajesh

Anonymous said...

This is indeed heartening-it'd be nice and consistent if Ro Teimumu could now tell us of her role in bequeathing USP with VC Anthony Tarr. We need the whole story-why was Rajesh Chandra unacceptable, who approached Tarr, who helped him escape, who knew he was siphoning money off USP, etc.

Kenneth Zinck said...

To my honoured Chief, Ro Temumu Kepa the Roko Tui Dreketi. On behalf of my families with ties to your confederacy may O just say a very big VINAKA VAKA LEVU SAKA for your courage and strength to stand up against the odds in our beloved country. You are no doubt the voice of the voiceless and the silent majority. May God bless you and the people of Rewa not forgetting the other thirteen provinces and their respective chieves. Keep up the great work. Loloma levu, Kenneth Zinck

Penijamini Vuakatagane said...

Vinaka saka vakalevu Ro Temumu. Sa nanumi saka tiko yani na noda Vanua lomani ko Viti ena masu. Trusting GOD

Anonymous said...

REWA AU CIBA TU!!!

paula raqeukai said...

...vinakavakalevu Marama Roko Tui Dreketi na Vosa vakadodonu, savasava kei na yalo ni veinanumi....

God is watching...thanks for telling the truth, nothing but the truth...God Bless Fiji...

Anonymous said...

Totoka vakaqima.

Io, Rewa au cibi tu!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am a Fijian of Indian ancestry and i will say that this is one of the very few speeches given by a i-taukei that i truly salute. If only Fijians of all races realize that a coup is never the way. A dictator is a dictator. You can make all sorts of excuses for a military takeover but it still is not going to justify it. The military has never been successful in civil society as a form of government and neither will it ever be. The ideologies of a free society simply does not fit in with the doctrines of the military. They are worlds apart. Too bad people like Ro Teimumu came to their senses so late. Had she given this speech in 2000 maybe we would not be in this predicament today. When good people fall of the path they create the Bainimarama's of the world. Isa Viti.

Anonymous said...

Mark Manning, what a pompous ass you are.

Anonymous said...

At last one true chief displays true leadership qualities. All others fail the test, only the Roko Tui Dreketi alone, shows what we had expected of a chief. Tailevu sa da ga.

Anonymous said...

Vinaka vakalevu Ro Buna - you are a cut above the rest!!
At the recent Lomaiviti Provincial Council meeting in Lautoka, the Lomaiviti people have also very smartly rejected the Illegal Regime.
JO Lewanavanua [sitting Chairman] was badly, and I mean BADLY thrashed in the elections for Chairman by Atunaisa Kaloumaira.
Come election time for Deputy Chairman, Leweni [Drummer boy]INTERVENED and directed that there be no elections for the post and that Lewanavanua be appointed.
Lewanavanua, you will all remember was heavily involved in the Charter and is a very, very close relative and strong supporter of Voreqe.
Lewanavanua was so, so disappointed that he had UNBELIEVABLY lost the Chairmanship and walked out of the meeting to drive back to Suva to cry over Voreqe's shoulders and convince Voreqe to also penalise the Lomaiviti Province.
He just ditched the meeting AND the people of Lomaiviti and literally took off back to Suva!!
Vinaka Lomaiviti!!!! Are the two BRAVE Provinces trying to tell the rest of the Provinces something? I strongly believe and think so!!!!

Anonymous said...

Rewa has opposed the Charter from the start ,,,,,only 2-3 village headman have invited frank and frank is desparate that he goes to every village headman invite..majority of Rewa chiefs who count are against frank ,,,,
Frank is bribing Fijians in the provinces to get their support with taxpayers money,,,,,no different from agriculture scam. He is desperate for kaiviti support cause they are the real power with the land,,,,,
he is still trying to establish legitimacy and hasnt achieved much since 2006.
NEVER CHANGE YOUR STANCE AS EVEN IF REGIME GOES ON IT'S LEGITIMACY WILL NEVER BE ESTABLISHED IF MORE DO WHAT REWA AND RO TEIMUMU HAS DONE.

Anonymous said...

HA HA ,,,,,,,,,,,Lewensky got confused by the Rewan speeches ,,,,the fool doesn’t realise that these Rewans can run rings around him without him knowing what’s happening. They did that to Frank ulukau when they invited him a wk ago ,,,,,,,full ceremony, whales tooth speeches. The fool got taken in. The same lot are now saying the accept the govt but not the coup. Frank and Lewensky the imbeciles don’t even realise what the heck is happening and in their reaction undermined their ulukau govt yet again.
FOOLED AGAIN BY THE REWANS AS ALWAYS.

Anonymous said...

Good thing this Lewanavanua the former Lomaiviti Chair and regime stooge was kicked out. He is at the same intellectually challenged level as Raturala and Kisoko of Charter Office ie ZERO IQ.
Lewanavanua is also in NLTB Board and interviewed a friend of mine for a senior post in NLTB. He questioned my friend whether he supported the Charter and Frank. My friend had been vocal against the Charter and of course didnt get the job.
Maleka sara Lewanavanua tamata tabetabe butako tutu vakai nomu boso!

Anonymous said...

I only wished the fijian chiefs like the Rewan one showed this courage in 1987.she did not as the coup benefited her.
Why complain now. If anthing the chiefs encouarged the coups , rifht from Mara, ganilau etc

Anonymous said...

Memu sici Lewanavanua!! Sa ra qai yadra na Yasana vakaturaga o Lomaiviti.
Never heard of this nit wit until Charter Time. What's his proven record? Where has he been all this time? What has he been doing all this time? Prior to joining Voreqe, what has he done to this country?
Boy, is that right? A Board member of the NLTB!! Au sa kurabui. But then again, so people have to survive, somehow, somewhere. Even at the expense of selling your soul.

Kai na Tebara said...

The only way for the Fijian chiefly hierarchy to redeem themselves and elevate their status in the eyes of the Fiji public is to emulate what Ro Temumu has done. If the chiefs lead the battle for the return of democracy with accompanying institutions and conventions, they will forever be held in esteem by all. The nation of Fiji so desperately needs this. God Bless the Roko Tui Dreketi and her people. May this be the beginning of the swing of the tide in favour of freedom. Rewa au cibi tu!

Anonymous said...

Atu Kaloumaira - Fiji knows him as a very senior civil servant who has contributed a lot to the development of this country. A man who went to QVS, Uni, graduated with a degree from overseas etc etc. BUT... Jolame Lewanavanua - just who the heck is he, where did he go to school, what has he contributed to this country, did he ever have a steady and DECENT job???? The list goes on......
Isa Jolame, e sa dina ga na vosa ni Vola Tabu - ' E NA QAI BASIKA GA NA DINA'.
Sega walega ni basika na dina, e sa basika tale ga na DA!!

Anonymous said...

Deuteronomy 20:1-4
When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you. 2 When you are about to go into battle, the priest shall come forward and address the army. 3 He shall say: "Hear, O Israel, today you are going into battle against your enemies. Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not be terrified or give way to panic before them. 4 For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory."

Anonymous said...

Rewa Rewa Rewa.......I love you Rewa.....Ro Teimumu....barewa....

Anonymous said...

@5.52pm Fijian of Indian ancestory..it is never too late for one to do good!!

Anonymous said...

The Gone Marama Bale is godly, courageous, a leader of integrity, a queen who stands up for her people.

Rally to her, oh Fiji.

s/ Dakuwaqa

Anonymous said...

Yes,Ro Teimumu is a true and honorable High Fijian Chief and she
hasn't change her stance, since the first day of the coup!
This is not to say that any of the
Vanua high Chiefs,Kubuna&Tovata, have succumed to
Voreqe whims? The Tuicakau and Tui
Viti, have not change their mind either?There's currently no Tui Lau at the moment,so their position ,would tradionally be
represented, by the Tuicakau-where
one goes the other will follows!So
for now, Voreqe and his followers,
seems like, they are on their own?
The Fijian Vanua supports is not
there; and is not forthcoming either! The Tui Viti (Cakobau)Clans
have all been removed by Voreqe from the military,as precautionary
measures and for his personal security reasons.Other high chiefs
have also been removed as well.This
clearly shows a very scared Voreqe!
An imminent change of government
seems to be in the star, for the new year-2012???????????

Anonymous said...

Eda sa qai kila deivaki tu ni sa Marama dina ga na Marama Bale na Roko Tui Dreketi. E dodonu me ra vuli mai vei ira na vei turaga ka ra kacivi ira tiko me ra i liuliu vakavanua.

Era tagane ia era sa dadatuvu ga!

Vinaka vakalevu Rewa! Vinaka vakalevu kemuni na Marama!

Me laurai mada se cava era na kaya na i lala lamulamu era kacivi ira tiko me ra turaga se marama ni vei vanua e Viti!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Ro Temumu for being a beacon of hope!!!

WToloi said...

Vinaka Lomaiviti for rejecting the charter and this illegal regime as well.

Anonymous said...

VINAK VAKA LEVU NA GONE MARAMA NA ROKO TUI DREKETI. NI SAI KEMUNI DINA E DUA NA MARAMA BALE DINA NI VANUA KO VITI. NI KEMUNI TU TAKA NA DINA NI SEGA NI VIA TOKONA E DUA NA MATANITU E YAVU TAKI E NA LAWAKI CA KEI NA KOCOKOCO.ME VAKA NA VOSA NEI PAULA NAI APISITOLO VEI NA KAI KORONICA, NI SEGA NI RAWA NI SAQATA NA DINA, IA MEU TOTAKA GA NA DINA.VINAKA VAKALEVU NIKO NI SEGA NI VIA TOTAKA NA LASU E KAUTA MAI KO BAINIMARAMA, VEI IRA NA TURAGA MACAWA E VITI KONI TOTAKI BAINIMARAMA NI GOLE KI VALE NI VEIVESU NI TUKUNA VEI IRA NA NOMUNI GONE NI VEI YASANA NI TUKUNA VEI NI GUMATUA ENAI TOVO CA BALETA AU TOKONI KEMUNI.

Anonymous said...

anon 10.53 Nov 18
sobo ,,,sagai tiko mada o voreqe o mai vaka barewa taki roko tui dreketi tale vuaka!

Anonymous said...

to those of you bringing up 2000 and 1987, forget it ,,,,,the time for national reconciliation god willing will come....
WORK TOGETHER NOW AND FOCUS ON THE MAIN OBJECTIVE TO BRING DOWN THE EVIL REGIME IN FIJI....REMEMBER THAT THERE ARE MURDERERS IN THIS GOVT IN FIJI IE DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN MURDERS.

Anonymous said...

Hello, Lewanavanua lives as a squatter on our land in Mavua Sigatoka. He is a SQUATTER!!!! No rent, no obligations [except to himself].
Vakaloloma nona bula. Bula tu ga o koya e na loloma.
Ni sa mai maroroi e Mavua, cava sa qai yaco? Sa tekivu viavialevu na tamata! Karua ga ni kameli - curu rawa ga na uluna!!
Vinaka cake vei keitou me sa toki yani i Kiuva baleta ni sa yawa o Sawaieke.
Lako Jo sega sara ga na vakaisaisa,

Anonymous said...

Tailevu, Bau and more particularly, the Cakobaus must now have the courage and the conviction to speak up and support Rewa and Burebasaga.
Your are the Senior Province, if I can call you that. We the rest of the Provinces look up to you. It is now or never for you. You will have to lead by example if you still want to be recognized as such, when the dust settles. Otherwise you will all be history!!
Remember the war chant - "PUSH TAILEVU". SO.... PUSH IT!!!!

Taukei. said...

@ Anon 3:25.

Spot on - leaders of all 3 confederacies now under pump - which begs the question?

What happens to Taukei culture if these fools bring down the Bure's roof?

Vuni Maqo said...

Forget Bau and Tailevu, don't look to them as leaders. They never would have initiated any move to oppose this evil Bainimarama regime. The Tailevu traditional leaders are spineless and have been negligent ever since 1987.

The Push Tailevu motto as far as their leadership is concerned is an oxymoron. Better perhaps as "Push Tailevu - over the cliff for ever". They don't deserve the mantel of senior province as they haven't earned it. Besides, in olden times Rewa was more senior to Tailevu anyway.

Amidst all the criticisms of the GCC as useless and only being of value to drink home brew under a mango tree, the Roko Tui Drekete offers of glimmer of hope that there is some redeeming qualities in our traditional leadership.

Anonymous said...

The bravest woman in Fiji!!!!!!! Bravo!! I wish I were so brave as to leave my real name but cannot as I live in Fiji.
Also shocked to read today that some people who wrote their thoughts on walls were jailed for 4 years and 2 years!!! That is the greatest loss I feel - freedom of speech.
So impressed with Gone Marama Bale Na Roko Tui Dreketi. A true leader, which is what Fiji needs right now.

Anonymous said...

Ro Teimumu, au cibi saka tu.....Vinaka saka NAMAKU ena nomuni valataka na vanua o Rewa ka vakakina na kenai sasavu. Sa qai basika saka tale na Turaga Bale na Roko Tui Dreketi- RO COKANAUTO- OCEI TALE?

Nomuni tamata vakarorogo.
Rewa

NadroKid said...

To all of you bringing up 1987 and 2000 can I humbly ask that get your facts right and stop the generalisations.

Not all chiefs supported 1987 and 2000 and indeed some opposed it and paid the cost for their opposition against the Rabuka regime. For the hundredth time in this blog the chiefs and men from my tribe were woken up early in the morning at gunpoint by soldiers and held against their will in Sigatoka because of their roadblocks and protest signs against Rabuka. Nobody heard about it because of the censoring. I am sure that there were other Chiefs and people who stood up against Rabuka but it did not get reported.

Please do not belittle their efforts by saying that all the Chiefs of Fiji supported the coups of 1987 or 2000. Just be thankful that the Rokotui Dreketi and the people of Rewa are standing up against injustice and lawlessness and willing to pay the price for it.

Na lematu va vinavina levu i were levu e na lemuru tutakinia koto na djina. Na lematu masu me solia koto na Kalou cola o Jiova na lea veivakalougatataki vua komuru qei nia i na vei dela ni yataga cecere
qu cavu baletidru koto nikua. Kia koto na lequ tata ni vavinavina, kodaki koto so gi na kea levu.

Anonymous said...

@ vuni maqo

you couldn't have forgotten Rt Joni Madraiwiwi who did the best he could under difficult circumstances before he got kicked out by these bunch of thieves.

mark manning said...

Now that a line in the sand has been drawn, Aiyaz must make his final curtain call and his lap dog Frank must do the dirty work for him, along with his Soldiers and Fiji Police who worship money for money's sake.

Taukei. said...

@ Vuni Naqo.

Never confuse Tailevu & Bau - & don't forget the exiled Roko...

Think Carefully said...

Vuni Maqo or Mango Tree; whoever you are...you are too cheeky denouncing a 'vanua' and a whole province.

You better not forget past deeds which all have benefited from. Do not forget that individuals and individual 'vanua' do things differently. It is so sad to hear someone talk of Tailevu being 'spineless'.

Be thankful that your identity Vuni Maqo is safe and secure under the anonimity of your spineless cover...if Mago Trees can talk, they would certainly publicise for all Fiji to know how ashameds they are of you using their natural identity as your cover name...

Whatever that has come out of your mouth is about you, the real life oxymoron and you are treading on dangerous grounds where you will not fall down the cliff only but to the unknown abyss...beware the wrath and curses of a whole 'vanua and province'...AS OF NOW YOU ARE CURSED AND DAMNED FOR ETERNITY!!!

As for the concept of seniority...what does this entail where should it be used in an appropriate manner; certainly not with the classification of provinces for which there is no knwn set critera and qualifications...FOOLS SHOULD NOT PUT COMMENTS HERE.

Anonymous said...

here is another useless chief of the same calibre of eveli boci nailatikau

Try golf, you will love it’

writer : SHRATIKA NAIDU

11/20/2011





The Labasa Golf Club hosted a nine-hole ambrose tournament sponsored by Foster’s yesterday.
Tui Macuata Ratu Aisea Katonivere was among the new golfers and opened the tournament.

He said such a sporting event helps to contribute and develop the economy of Vanua Levu.

“Through people’s participation, the businesses can build up connection,” Ratu Aisea said.

“And retirees can stay fit by being involved.”

Ratu Aisea said he would like to encourage those who are hesitant to play golf to try the sport. “I assure you through my experience that you will love it,” Ratu Aisea said.

He said those who are interested can take up learning classes offered at the club.

Foster’s marketing manager, Joe Rodan said this was the second time the company has sponsored the tournament in Labasa. “Our aim is to bring people together and we believe that through our product and sponsored programme, we can achieve this aim,” Rodan said.

“Over 55 years this is what our company has been doing in trying to bring people together and we are proud of our achievements.”

Former Labasa and national soccer and rugby reps such as Tevita Tukania, Taniela Tuilevuka, Tom Vuniwai and Epeli Levaci also participated in the one-day tournament.

Anonymous said...

Vuni maqo, I suppose the issue here is Voreqe and not the vanua. The Roko Tui Dreketi is showing us how we can bring down the illegal regime. Keep suppressing, opposing and show our defiance over them. Vore or Ratu Vuaka-dena Bainicarata did not represent the majority of the vanua of Kubuna and Tailevu.He represents his own selfishness. So lets not belittle the vanua.

Rewa

NadroKid said...

Let us also be very wary of regime supporters trying divide and rule tactics on this blog. They could be trying to create divisions within the ranks of the provinces.

Lets all just stand united with Rewa and the Marama Bale na Roko Tui Dreketi against all this lawlessness and injustice.