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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Family: Samisoni held for more than five hours

Samisoni and her famous bread shop chain

This statement was sent to Coupfourpointfive by Dr Samisoni's family a short time ago


As my mother Dr Mere Samisoni was going about her business yesterday 3 August 2012, eight police officers and three police dogs stopped her alongside the road in Suva. She was told she was to be escorted to the police station. No reasons were given to her. Before doing so she spoke to her New Zealand legal counsel Peter Williams QC and Heeni Phillips.

Mr Williams QC spoke to the officer and asked why was Dr Samisoni being detained and escorted to the police station.  The officer replied he could not give a reason as there was no reason, but had been told to do this by his superiors. From approximately 1.30pm to aproximately 6.45pm last night my mother was detained by the police for questioning.


They confiscated her mobile phone, questioned her about her driving, about threatening a FICAC officer (with whom she had never spoken) and they questioned her about Mr Qarase's sentencing and whether she had attended it or not. It appears that the military led regime are desperate to retain power and will stoop to creating false allegations to do so. None of what they accused her was at all true.

Alongside this, the State have sought to prevent my mother from getting urgent dental treatment in Australia for a procedure that is not available in Fiji. The State's dental expert diagnosed my mother without reference to her case history and said her condition could be  treated by a root canal procedure, which she has already undergone and which failed to treat the underlying cause.

Her condition is already effecting her health. We await the Magistrate's verdict on 15 August. That the regime is now targeting my mother is a serious concern for our extended family.  The regime knows that my mother will most likely win her seat in the next election and they are doing everything they can to prevent her from standing as a candidate. 

My mother is a brave woman. She believes that Fiji deserves a peaceful, prosperous future that is determined by the people and the rule of law, not by the gun and lawfare. My mother is 74 years of age and  cannot rely on the independence of the State or the police to protect her. What is a further disappointment is that a successful indigenous woman from Fiji cannot rely on the governments of New Zealand or Australia for upholding human rights, the rule of law and justice in Fiji.

Vanessa Charters
(Daughter of Dr Mere Samisoni)

95 comments:

Anonymous said...

well said mere is brave women and regime is scared of her.
keep the fight on.
fiji have no rule of law.rule of gun.

Amalaini said...

This illegal regime is hell bent in stifelling out opposition either perceived or real in the most illegal way in which the helpless victims are denied recourse to lawful judicial processes to address the authority's overkill heavy-handed supression.

History has shown us abundantly clear that such illegal actions will fail and right will always prevail.

Anonymous said...

Mere you have my support sister.
we love you for your courage and fight.
keep up the good fight .
god bless you and pm lq and sdl.
dove will fly again.
guns will be silenced and people have to face the court.
come on sdl supporters time is on your side to march and ask for freedom and democracy back.
we will put pressure until we win.
shame on our police force .
where were they in 2006 .
why didnt they arrest baini.

Anonymous said...

Mere you have my support sister.
we love you for your courage and fight.
keep up the good fight .
god bless you and pm lq and sdl.
dove will fly again.
guns will be silenced and people have to face the court.
come on sdl supporters time is on your side to march and ask for freedom and democracy back.
we will put pressure until we win.
shame on our police force .
where were they in 2006 .
why didnt they arrest baini.

Anonymous said...

Vanessa, the support for Dr. Samisoni is well established here at home. They will get what is coming to them. Please spare a thought for those to whom the regime has treated very harshly but cannot espress their concerns and do not have the means for good quality legal representation.

Anonymous said...

so this what McCully and Carr call progress towards free and fair elections? shame on you two bastards. Cant you see blatant abuse of human rights? asholes

Anonymous said...

Atleast someone has the guts, good on grandma Mere, not like some some wearing skirt with tail in between.

Mum has got form said...

Vanessa, your mother is a menace and the rest of us feel happy that the authorities are keeping a close watch on her. I personally can't stand the regime but she has made a lot of statements in the past that call into question the rights of other citizens in Fiji.

She is also facing serious charges that she conspired to burn down Suva so it's not as if the police are picking on an elderly lady for no reason.

If even half of what happened yesterday is true ( and what I've heard is a lot more juicy than you claim here ) you should encourage her to take up knitting and stay off the streets.

Anonymous said...

FIJIAN NEEDS TO FIGHT FOR FREEDOM .
NO ONE ELSE.
CHOOSE YOU THIS DAY WHOM YOU WILL SERVE REGIME OR LEGAL GOVT.
DO YOU WANT FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY OR DICTATORSHIP.
THE COURAGE AND FIGHT WILL GET YOU OUT OF BANDAGE .
NO AUSS/NZ/OTHERS.
FIJIAN HAVE TO STAND UP TO FIGHT.
LEADER IS SILENCES PM LQ AND NEXT WILL BE PM MPC .THAN OTHERS WHO OPPOSE THE REGIME.
WHERE ARE THE SUPPORTERS OF SDL/FLP.
TIME FOR UNION/GCC/CHURCH TO UNITED AND STAND UP TO FIGHT THE REGIME.
FREEDOM IS ONLY ACHIEVED THROUGH MUCH FIGHT AND STRUGGLE.
GOD WILL ONLY FIGHT WHEN YOU ARE READY TO FIGHT.
UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL.

Anonymous said...

Many citizens of countries who cannot obtain legal rights in their own country - go to the High Court in London to present their cases to a fair and impartial tribunal.
It might be appropriate to do so in a case like this.
Fiji appears to have assets in London that might be seized to satisfy a judgment ie their High Commissioners residence.
The UK High Court is sympathetic to cases of injustice and Fiji fits the bill for a country full of injustice.
Food for thought anyway

Oldies got form said...

Frank and his lot love beating up on senior citizens and pregnant women. The whole world knows.

Anonymous said...

I am jsut wondering where are the Fijian...warriors to protect their land and sea....shame on Fijians for all the pain to the nation.

Anonymous said...

To Mum has got form, speak for yourself! Mere is a respectable daughter of Fiji, and she has contributed in many ways to the economy expecially Suva.
All the best to the Samisoni Family.

Anonymous said...

"The regime knows that my mother will most likely win her seat in the next election and they are doing everything they can to prevent her from standing as a candidate. "
IDONT THINK ANYBODY WITH A CLASS 8 PASS WOULD VOTE FOR MERE SAMISONI FOR ONE REASON ALONE-her attitude towards fellow citizens of other races leaves a very sour taste in the mouth. If that race had done something unsavoury things to her , anyone would understand. BUT TO PICK ON A PARTICULAR GROUP JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE MORE SUCCESSFUL THAN HER I AM AFRAID DOES NOT GO DOWN WELL WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE.
BTW charges against her will need EVIDENCE-

FIJIAN said...

If Mere has the courage to block off the 2 FICAC cars,have the same courage to swear at them, where is the same courage to admit that she did it?Only then can you say that she is courageous, otherwise its just political mileage on her part! LQ is gone, you are next!

Anonymous said...

Dr Samisonis 'peaceful and prosperous Fiji' without Indofijians. And she is not even full I-Taukei.

Anonymous said...

Kia kaha from NZ Mere - The charge initiated in January 2012 stating Mere Samisoni urged political violence upon Waisea Kaloumara to burn down Suva and overthrow the government is another falsity to show Mere Samisoni in a bad light.
She is a woman of peace, humanity and love and provides jobs to over 400 Fijians.

The charge is another demonstration of how low this regime will go - the stench of their involment is obvious! - what a disgrace.

Anonymous said...

The charge initiated in January 2012 stating Mere Samisoni urged political violence upon Waisea Kaloumara to burn down Suva and overthrow the government is another falsity to show Mere Samisoni in a bad light.
She is a woman of peace, humanity and love and provides jobs to over 400 Fijians.

The charge is another demonstration of how low this regime will go - the stench of their involment is obvious! - what a disgrace.and now pretending to try democracy! .

Democracy got form said...

Frank and ASK's supporters and probably the ones most bitter about being singled out as coup apologists must have nothing better to do on the weekend. They have been busy all day and night trying to muzzle any sign of support for Qarase and Mere and therefore for justice and democracy. Way too obvious.

Anonymous said...

Have you chaps seen the Mango Chutney professor - NON DONE (Nandan)up there with the Consitutiona Committee trying to shape new Fiji - he described the 2006 coup as lesser of the two evil and caleld PM Qarase a racist and economic terrorist - isnt there a conflict of interest on this man's part - anyway, what criteria was employed to choose these people, how much they are being paid etc

Anonymous said...

Thank you Vanessa for sharing this information publicly. There is no excuse for people to be harassed. As we keep saying if this government is confident it has the mandate of the people, stop harassing trade unionists, politicians and democracy advocates.

Anonymous said...

To the asshole @6.10pm. Youre one coward to say such things and hiding behind a computer screen. I presume you're one uneducated moron who is frustrated by your failures and jealousy. What if the uneducated police officers harassed your mother? Oh hang on, you're prepared to sell your mother for a few dollars, that's the kind of lowlife you are.

As for the useless police and the pig Bainivuaka, you should all hang your heads in shame as going after an old woman is just pathetic. I also wonder if these useless police officers look up to their mothers..shame on all of you.

Anonymous said...

Are these police officers from Tailevu? It was the Tailevu provincial council chaps, vesikula and others who were crying of being left out of fhl shares - scums and kana lotos of the regime

CC Scam said...

What is wrong with you guys? This is just consultation junta style according to ghai and the sham commission.

Anonymous said...

Part One of Two

In my last posting, I began to lay out a proposal for changing Fiji through collective, nonviolent action. I referred to it as Operation Jericho. I asked for your commitment of two minutes to change Fiji for the better -- the first minute devoted to quiet prayer and reflection, the second minute to stepping out in faith, courage, and action.

I intentionally gave few details about the plan, but I did give the date, time, and place. D-Day is 26 September. M-Minute is precisely 7:00 p.m. The place is in and near downtown Suva.

Why 26 September? The intervening weeks will give us enough time to publicise our plan. It will also give secretly loyal elements within the RFMF and Fiji Police time to develop their own follow-on plans to build on Operation Jericho. Also, on 26 September, Bainimarama will likely be preparing to depart Fiji for the United Nations General Assembly in New York. If Operation Jericho is successful, the only choices open to the dictator will be either to leave the country at a time of particular regime insecurity or to acknowledge that insecurity by canceling his departure. Even if Operation Jericho falls short of its goals, the approach of M-Minute will complicate regime planning.

I understand from confidential sources that Fiji Police monitor Coup 4.5 and are already reacting to my vague announcement of Operation Jericho by laying provisional plans to have extra police on patrol in downtown Suva on 26 September. That's fine. Indeed, the more, the merrier. The extra police presence can do little to impair our operational effectiveness. I welcome them to witness the beginning of the end for the regime and draw the appropriate conclusions. 

Why 7 p.m.? At this time, most people are off-work. If they work in downtown Suva, chances are that their shift ends at 5 or 6 p.m., in which case we're only asking that they stick around a while longer to help ensure Operation Jericho's success. If they're still working, they can participate in their workplace or, if need be, slip away for only a minute. This is a shopping hour in Suva, at which time the streets are still fairly busy. Again, the more, the merrier. The sun will set at 6:05 p.m. that evening. The cloak of darkness will add to the effectiveness of the operation.

Why Suva? It's the seat of power -- the regime, the military and the police. It's host to resident diplomatic missions. It's important commercially. Its population is concentrated. And instead of dissipating our efforts over a broader area, our focus on Suva frees those in outlying provinces to come to Suva to participate in Operation Jericho.

So what does this collective, nonviolent action called Operation Jericho entail?

Anonymous said...

Part One of Two

In my last posting, I began to lay out a proposal for changing Fiji through collective, nonviolent action. I referred to it as Operation Jericho. I asked for your commitment of two minutes to change Fiji for the better -- the first minute devoted to quiet prayer and reflection, the second minute to stepping out in faith, courage, and action.

I intentionally gave few details about the plan, but I did give the date, time, and place. D-Day is 26 September. M-Minute is precisely 7:00 p.m. The place is in and near downtown Suva.

Why 26 September? The intervening weeks will give us enough time to publicise our plan. It will also give secretly loyal elements within the RFMF and Fiji Police time to develop their own follow-on plans to build on Operation Jericho. Also, on 26 September, Bainimarama will likely be preparing to depart Fiji for the United Nations General Assembly in New York. If Operation Jericho is successful, the only choices open to the dictator will be either to leave the country at a time of particular regime insecurity or to acknowledge that insecurity by canceling his departure. Even if Operation Jericho falls short of its goals, the approach of M-Minute will complicate regime planning.

I understand from confidential sources that Fiji Police monitor Coup 4.5 and are already reacting to my vague announcement of Operation Jericho by laying provisional plans to have extra police on patrol in downtown Suva on 26 September. That's fine. Indeed, the more, the merrier. The extra police presence can do little to impair our operational effectiveness. I welcome them to witness the beginning of the end for the regime and draw the appropriate conclusions. 

Why 7 p.m.? At this time, most people are off-work. If they work in downtown Suva, chances are that their shift ends at 5 or 6 p.m., in which case we're only asking that they stick around a while longer to help ensure Operation Jericho's success. If they're still working, they can participate in their workplace or, if need be, slip away for only a minute. This is a shopping hour in Suva, at which time the streets are still fairly busy. Again, the more, the merrier. The sun will set at 6:05 p.m. that evening. The cloak of darkness will add to the effectiveness of the operation.

Why Suva? It's the seat of power -- the regime, the military and the police. It's host to resident diplomatic missions. It's important commercially. Its population is concentrated. And instead of dissipating our efforts over a broader area, our focus on Suva frees those in outlying provinces to come to Suva to participate in Operation Jericho.

So what does this collective, nonviolent action called Operation Jericho entail?

Anonymous said...

Part Two of Two

As some of you might have guessed from the name 'Operation Jericho', I'm proposing a noise barrage, a tactic used successfully by other democracy movements.

Synchronise your watches to the BBC, because for just sixty seconds beginning at precisely 7:00 p.m., 26 September, every Fiji-loving man, woman, and child should honk horns, blow whistles, bang drums, turn up the volume, whoop and holler as loudly as possible. Stand in the street, step onto a balcony, idle in a carpark, or simply open a window, but at precisely M-Minute, be prepared without hesitation to sound off as loudly as possible for 60 seconds, pausing only momentarily to hear the echoes of other patriots.

M-Minute is not a protest. M-Minute is a celebration of Fiji. 

And if the police should try to harrass us, that is exactly what we should tell them. What, can they take us all to gaol for lustily celebrating Fiji? What evidence will they have, and what is the worse charge they can level against us -- disturbing the peace, when it was only for one minute and well before 8 p.m.? 

Just like those Iranian protestors who shouted from their rooftops 'God is great', M-Minute will be a shot across the bow of the regime, demonstrating to Bainimarama and to us all that we do have the numbers and, though remaining non-violent for now, we are capable of action.

The regime has disenfranchised the citizens of Fiji. It's muzzled the press, forbidden assembly, prevented worship, subverted justice and propagated lie after lie, confident that its control of the media can silence the truth. Meanwhile, in Suva, it's always just business-as-usual. 

I say it's time we broke the silence. Pass the horns and whistles.

The walls of Jericho fell to Joshua's trumpets. Why shouldn't God perform a miracle in Fiji? 

Give us just two minutes. The first minute in quiet reflection and prayer, and the second in joyful noise. 

Operation Jericho, Suva, Wednesday, 26 September, precisely 7:00 p.m. Prepare to celebrate.

s/ Dakuwaqa

Anonymous said...

What a shameful act!!! Police Force has gone to the dogs......sorry that is insulting the dogs, dogs don't attack the weak!! Mere you are brave and strong, I am an ex employee and have admired you, your family and your success!!

I will bring a personal matter that may be " inappropriate" but please forgive me!

To all those that say Mere is anti Indian, she has
adopted an Indian boy who she has as her own son!
The boy is the son of a prominent Indian Doctor from
Nadi who disowned him because he was out of his
wedlock!!!

Her staff are mostly indians! Her associates are mostly
Indians! I am an example unfortunately not in Fiji
anymore!

How can you justify comments like her being anti
Indian!!! She has the GUTS that none of the I- taukei
men have to stand up and get counted!

As for Qarase and the trumped up charges, these are
the facts:

Qarase purchased shares in FHL when FHL was a
private Company.

To purchase shares required any Director to fill up a
form. The form had the name of the intending buyers,
the financial advisors and the directors of the entity if it
was a limited liability company.

Qarase filled the repective forms and this is the
disclosure.

If dumbass Sitiveni Weilelakeba did not record this in
the minutes whilst being the Company Secretary
because it was "not the practise" as stated in his cross
examination; what crime has Qarase committed????

Noted that Qarase should have insisted that his conflict
be recorded in the next meeting when minutes of the
previous meetings are being confirmed; well that is not a
crime if minutes were not recorded in verbatim!!!

Corporate Governance and conflicts of interest were foreign 5 years ago!!

Now to haul Qarase into prison for 12 months is really a
shame and a sham!! I predict that this is the straw that
breaks the camels back! The downfall of the regime is
now inevitable! One key person's of the regime death
this month will signify the end is coming! Now this will
be karma at work!!!

Qarase is God fearing, anti violent Christian who has
accepted every fate that has been thrown his way;
prayers of all cannot go unheard!

To all the critics of Mere and Qarase, just remember to
support evil is against all beliefs (even Muslims, me being one) and if you support what is happening now,
you are supporting an evil who will expire soon; be ready for the awakening!

Fan of " Fiji the way heaven should be"!! One day we
will achieve this status minus a minority who are
brimming now!!!!

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 10:27 PM

You are no better than Anon @ 6:10 PM. Look who is calling the pot black? You also just like 95% of the writers on this blog use "Anon" and hide behind the screen as you say.

To me it seems you are a lowlife, uneducated and brought up in some gutter by gutter gutter parents. Your limited vocabulary is clearly shown by you resorting to obscenity.

Anonymous said...

Frank's knees are shaking although he has all guns. He knows his time is coming but he's trying to prolong peoples suffering after running away from justice.

SDL FOR NEXT ELECTION. YES WE CAN!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Imagine if you live in New Zealand or Australia and a policeman grabbed you in the streets and forced you to go to the police station.

And you ask him "Why are you arresting me?"
And he says "I DON"T KNOW"

Huh?
How stupid is that?
What kind of a country is this?

And yet somehow the two arseholes McCully and Bob Carr think that this is "OK" for Fijians.
They call this "progress toward democracy"

What a bunch of dickheads!

Harrasment of civilians is a well-known tactic of diktators.
The next step is usually "making people disappear"
And don't be surprised if Bainivuaka employs this tactic.

-Valataka na Dina.

Anonymous said...

SDL FOR THE NEXT ELECTIONS!!!

Anonymous said...

WHY DON'T BAINIMARAMA MAKE IT SHORT AND SWEET FOR I TAUKEIS - TAKE THEIR LANDS AND QOLIQOLIS AND MAKE IT EXTREMELY HARD FOR THEM TO GET INTO THE BUSINESS ARENA AS THE INDIANS RULE IT. OOOPS! I FORGOT WE ALREADY HAVE THEIR LAND UNDER THE LAND BANK DECREE HIHIHI...

Anonymous said...

Vanessa you make it sound like root canal procedure is something big and new to Fiji. It is done daily here in Fiji and is nothing new to local dentists. I can suggest a very good dentist in Nadi that can treat your mom. Family Clinic & Dental Laboratory Ltd Queens Rd Namotomoto, Nadi Ph: 6700899. They are world class dentists. I could also let the judge know all about the procedure and that the service is very much available in Fiji.

Let's come up with another better and legit excuse Vanessa.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 8:34 AM

May be you were not aware that SDL's eulogy was read on last Friday at 11:45 AM. RIP SDL.

Ha ha ha! said...

I love it that anon at 10.27 is attacking someone else for being anonymous. Some people have NO SHAME!

Anonymous said...

I am planning to run for parliament
in 2014 using the Fijian Nationalist Party slogan; "FIJI FOR THE FIJIANS".I like to being a racist, since it clearly identify me
as been different from the others,i'm no Indians,Not Chinese,nor African or
European-i'm just a Fijian.Thats who i am,what i am,and whom i intend to remain? A FIJIAN!!! IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK???

IDK said...

Fiji is one of the few IDK countries in the world. Bainimarama does not know what he wants to do, the President does not know how to control his drinking habits and the AG does not know how much money his aunty is paying him. And the police, well, they do not know why they arrest people. Makes a score of 99.8 on the IDK index, just 0.7 points ahead of North Korea.

Vanessa Charters said...

Anon @ 11:04 - that's the point, toots. She's HAD the root canal already and it didn't treat the problem, so she NEEDS the other treatment. Which is not available in Fiji. My point is that the State, in putting forward their case, relied on expert testimony which neglected to take into account any case history. As you yourself have done. And I'm sorry, but no medical expert worth their salt would make a diagnosis without a case history. Period.
Vinaka C4.5 for making this discussion possible.

Anonymous said...

I hugely admire Mere but, dear, you have to put yourself first for a change. You are 74. The election is not for another two years. You will be 76. Assuming there is a three year parliament term, you will be 79. But if it's five years you will be 81. No matter how smart you are this is too old. Put your feet up, relax and keep the bastards honest.

Anonymous said...

Vanessa If I may enlighten you a bit to help you understand the purpose for root canal. Root Canal is done to save a tooth from extraction. If your mom is wanting to save a tooth, than root canal is the best way to go. Other than that for all other dental issues I suggest that tell Mere to make a trip to Nadi and seek the advice of the dentist at Namotomoto, Nadi. It is a female dentist from Philippine and she is excellent. She has been in Fiji for a long time. Her husband is a MD in Lautoka and he is a General Practitioner. I am not here to promote them, but through personal experience am recommending.

Jone A. said...

Anon2.20. Your parents must be from the gutters who raised you from the gutters. I guess you're also uneducated as you seem to support another gutter-raised anon @ 6.10. The problem with you morons is that you fail to see what's going on at the moment. And that is, Bainivuaka is running scared and he's trying to eliminate people who are going to win the elections. Go back to school you uneducated idiots hahahaha.

Jone A. said...

Vanessa, it appears that some uneducated morons in here are supporting what the pig Bainivuaka is trying to do. He's trying everything to prevent your mother from contesting the elections, it's plain to see. They're just as uneducated and Bainivuaka, and it's a shame that they're hiding behind a computer screen and hurl abuses and what their pea brains can come up with. Hope your mother goes to Australia and get proper treatment. Meantime these uneducated morons can hiss moan as much as they like, and shame on them.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert said...

In using the race card over and over to justify the coup and refusal to give up power after the 'good deed' was done, Bainimarama and co have taught people to hate each other and to despise the elderly. If the superior New Fiji is all that Bainimarama and Khaiyum say it is why can't Mere get her dental care, travel to and from Australia and stand for the elections in 2014, no matter her age. If people want her, they will vote her in if they don't they will let that be known. For goons to try and manipulate the even via a blog shows the regime is trying to hedge all its bets to make sure it wins by fair or foul means.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, Dakuwaqa! Someone in Fiji actually coming out with a plan of action? Do my eyes deceive me?

Actually, it sounds pretty good to me. I've spent a minute in prayer, and next I'm going to find an air horn or something as loud before they get sold out. Then I'm going to ask everyone if they've heard of 'Operation Jericho'. If I don't trust them, I don't even have to tell them I'm a 'Landshark' who supports the plan.

Count me in.

Anonymous said...

Jone A Welcome to Gutter land. You are now nominated to be the head honcho of this group. For you have passed the test with flying colors.

Anonymous said...

Anon @11;18 am
Nice to see you want to contest the elections-ANY FIJIAN regardless wether their ancestors came from Africa; India or China is allowed to contest. You are different from others is because your ancestors came from Africa unlike others.
Everyone born in FIJI intend to remain? A FIJIAN!!! IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK???
By the way

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 12.14 - if you don't know what the underlying condition is, why are you so adamant on root canal treatment? That approach is textbook malpractice. Regardless of your friendly Filipino she-dentist's abilities, the State paid their'expert' witness to make a diagnosis without reference to case history. If your own doctor or dentist tried that in treating you, they would be guilty of malpractice.
The arrest on 3

Anonymous said...

Vanessa, I'm very sympathetic to you. I wish you and your family every blessing.

I don't know and little care what happened at Toorak. I do know that these FICAC weasel are attorneys who are prostituting themselves and their profession even while they twist the truth.

I believe it's true that your mother does need dental assistance abroad, and I hope she gets it, but it seems that rights and compassion have no place in the New Fiji.

These are not just uneducated morons supporting Bainimarama. They are also disturbed
and/or deluded individuals who are interested only in the ends, never mind the means.

I like the idea behind Operation Jericho and look forward to sounding off during M-Minute. I had tentative plans for
that time, but it's scheduled far enough ahead that I can make adjustments. Maybe those of us who still love Fiji can help something positive come from your mother's sacrifices.

Vanessa Charters said...

@anon12.14 - If you don't know what the underlying condition is, why are you so adamant on a root canal treatment? Regardless of your friendly Filipino she-dentist's abilities, the State's 'expert' tried to make a diagnosis without reference to patient case history. If your own dentist treated you without reference to your case history, she would be guilty of malpractice. The arrest on 3 August remains a sham. I'm trying to call - and maybe some of the bloggers can help here - but hasn't the regime done this before, and recently, of pretending one of their targets committed a traffic offence on a govt vehicle? My mother is the world's most risk-averse driver. She is boringly cautious in the driver's seat (makes it quite frustrating to be her passenger "For God's sake, Mum, would you please overtake him?" etc etc).

Priscilla Queen of the Desert said...

Thanks should go out to Vanessa for braving the critics and standing up for her Mum. Most of us have taken a stand in the past that may be hard to explain or defend today but our common goal I believe is to now present a united stand for the elections to remove this regime that is using decrees and the RFMF to steal our rights. Bring on Jericho.

Anonymous said...

Vanessa, get a local dentist to pull the bloody tooth out like everyone else who can't go overseas to save one lousy tooth. Your family doesn't live in the real world in any sense so forget about representing us. Sick of your millionaire complaints!

Sera said...

Showing my support loud and proud for the men and women like Dr Mere Samisoni who do not cower or are afraid to stand up to the will of the gun.


While the rest of us nitpick and buy into unsubstantiated rumors, know at least that their are people doing all they can without guns or force to help right a country run by uneducated thugs.

All that is Good and Right will prevail.

Anonymous said...

Since '87.
Our little 3rd world country has produced Billionaire leaders.

That how much we invest in them, amazing ay!

We give them every opportunity, main one is to learn as they go with our time and money.

Its nearly bankrupted us, but I am sure we will persevere.

Wouldn't it be a lot cheaper if we just advertised the job of PM.

Anonymous said...

Anon@1118AM
Sakaeasi Butadroka tried that old tired lines b4.
Not many voted for him. First question the voter will ask- WHO PAYE THE TAXES FOR THE COUNTRY?
IF THE TAXPAYER LEAVES BCOS OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU- FIJI will b come another failed AFRICAN based country!
But have a go!

Vanessa Charters said...

@ Anon 3.33 - That won't work either. Who says that citizens haven't the right to proper medical care? Who refuses a person the right to medical care that they can afford without any financial burden to the State? Could the answer be 'Tyrants'?
Still doesnt change the fact that my mother drives like a 74-year-old grandmother. Risk-averse. Carefully. Cautious of other road users.

Anonymous said...

@ 1.36a.m. August 5

Take a chill pill, suck on a bitter lemon then have a good lie down. lol.

Anonymous said...

@anon 12:14 the fabulous Filipina dentist you go about ain't so fab. I can say that from personal experience. Had her do a new crown for me. Worse experience of my life. She tried to pull out the existing one with a spring loaded gadget. try imagining the pain as she fired it over and over again. almost twenty attempts. Never knew they used such contraptions. Would be at least 19th century stuff. Also when fitting the new crown she accidentally dropped it on the floor and without any further attention or cleaning shoved it into my mouth, all the while with no handgloves. Amazing. Vanessa do no take your mother there. I know your mum personally and am very sad how pathetic this whole farce is. be strong and hold fast.

Anonymous said...

We need more Mere Samisoni's in FIJI. She has the guts, she walks the talk. We see Fijians standard spiralling out of control. There is no respect out there. If Mere Samisoni needs to go to Australia for dental treatment let it be. Standard of dental practice in Fiji is not similar to Australia. She has medical insurance coverage, let her utilise it, its her right. End of story!

Anonymous said...

@1.36a.m says "Corporate Governance and conflicts of interest were foreign 5 years ago!!"

That's similar to what he said about democracy being a foreign flower.

Listen up, you don't have a foot to stand on with your so-called 'facts', I suggest you give it up and allow the shamed man to serve his punishment in peace.

Anonymous said...

Mere, god be with you and you have the armour of god. Good on you for your stand against the illegal govt. it is an illegal government and I'm just go smacked that countries like nz and aus are dealing with them, even opened a Fiji consulate here in Auckland with an Indian as consul

There should b heaps. Ore like mere in Fiji

People in Fiji you have a brave leader amongst you


gO forward fiji

Anonymous said...

The idea of operation Jericho sounds good ,could the fijians from NZ and Aust come and lead the prayer!and then all the locals will join you!!!

Anonymous said...

@6.34pm & 9.48pm

It is illiterate idiotic fools like you that make Fiji's polarized racial division! The case and the charges were trumped, you know it and so does everyone else!! If Qarase was corrupt, why has the junta not found a trace of Qarase's corruption while he was holding the keys to the country while being the elected PM!!

There is nothing to find but a large infact very large
black hole of lies, deceit and jealously that led to the
illegal usurpation of power!

Fact 1 - Police intelligence had all the evidence to
charge Frank for murder and conspiracy to murder of the CRW soldiers

Fact 2 - Police had all the evidence to charge Frank for
conspiracy to commit treason

Fact 3 - Frank was ill advised by his incompetent legal
advisors Aiyaz, Aziz, Shamim sisters, MPC and a few
other cronies of this bunch that Frank could take over
Govt " legally" what Aiyaz is coining now as
"intervention of Dec 06"!


Fact 4- The original AG was to be Chen Bun Young of
Young and Associates in Lautoka however he told the
Aiyaz led group that he will accept if the takeover was
constitutional and legal! Being a God fearing Christian
he rejected the offer of AG after the group could not
convince him of a " legal" process to take over an
elected multiparty Government.

Fact 5 - SDL had sufficient evidence to present in
Parliament about Chaudhary's millions in Australian bank accounts that he was given through various fundraising's around the world for the refugees in Balata
and Girmit Center!!

Fact 6 - MPC Opposition failed to derail the budget in
November 06 so a snap election could be called because a failed budget is a vote of no confidence towards the Government.

Fact 7 - Aiyaz as always being a default was the AG by
default!! He was called after everyone in the Group and those they approached had declined!!


Now these are the core facts! I am no SDL nor NFP nor
FLP supporter, I believe in facts and truth!

The truth is by the events of Dec 06 we are all destined
to a very bleak future and our future generations will continue to pay the price of some individual egos and
evil intentions!

God bless the sane People of Fiji!!

From DownUnder where we continue to pray for the return of sanity to the Military and Security Forces!!

Mere said...

Vanessa, we all know the charges against your mum are trumped up. Of course she deserves to seek dental treatment abroad as necessary.

The only question the kangaroo court should have is whether she's a flight risk. Clearly she is not. The regime only wishes it could chase her out of Fiji!

Good Samaritan said...

A country fell among thieves, was beaten, robbed and left half dead, on the road to Jericho. An Aussie and a Kiwi passed it by, on the other side. Finally, a certain Samaritan had compassion, nursed the nation's wounds, and saw to its care.

Any other Samaritans for Fiji? If so, meet us on the Road to Jericho.

Operation Jericho, Suva, Wednesday, 26 September, precisely 7:00 p.m. Prepare to make a joyful noise.

Anonymous said...

Mere is a racist pure and simple. Her true colors have been seen many times. I have no sympathy for her at all and she deserves what she gets. These are the very people who supported the race based policies of the Qarase government. Fiji is changing for the better and most of the contributors on this site are a dying breed of racist trying to cling onto the last few straws of the old ways. Look around you for a minute. Fiji is changing rapidly and people simply don't care about the old ways no more.

Anonymous said...

Mere fed the thugs at the Parliament house hostage taking,this will never be forgotten.
Refer to Hansard reorts of Senate debates and see for yourself the racial slurs fron garase senators!!!!

gentler said...

Mere should act her age and stop playing to the media. Does she enjoy being a subject of coup 4.5 ? She should project a more gentle image to be a better role model for young women and girls.

Anonymous said...

Vanessa pity you did not write and say anything when brave mama was showing open support for a coup maker in the form of George Speight. Its a case of what goes around comes around!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous there is no trumpted up charges as you claim for the plan burning of Suva, theres more than meet the eye in this one-you only a third of the story! You need to talk to 2 others who were charged-you just might learn something new about what really happened! The one that was sppose to drive the vehicle didn't get paid!

MotoBitu said...

THE INDIANS ARE SAYING THAT QARASE WAS RACIST WITH HIS QOLIQOLI BILL. WE AS I TAUKEI SUPPORT AND DON'T SEE ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT BILL. HE'S GIVING TO US WHAT REALLY BELONGS TO US, ALL GREEDY FARKS ARE CRYING FOUL FOR IT.

Anonymous said...

A few weeks ago a Betty White wrote:
"Why do people say grow some BALLS"? Balls are weak and sensitive! if you really wanna get tough,grow a VAGINA! Those things take a pounding!

So here we have a someone with a VAGINA who's showing how TOUGH she is - GOOD on you Mere & Vanessa, You have shown it to them
MEN with BALLS!

Warlord said...

Mere Samisoni for PM 2014!!

Kai Gau said...

Dr. Samisoni is a warrior in my eyes. Standing up to bullies for what she believes in. Unlike some gun-totting, security-protected, high school failure and coward like Voreqe.

And to those complaining about why she needs to go to Aussie for dental treatment-what, is it YOUR money she is spending on her trip and treatment? Is it? Hmmmm....NO! Then shoosh already. Unlike Voreqe who now can afford to buy homes and take family trips overseas because of OUR TAXPAYERS' monies, which he STOLE!

Go Dr. Samisoni! Go girl!

Anonymous said...

All imrisonment of people by the courts since Decembeer 2006 including that of Qarase shud not be accepted as fair by all right thinking people including the international community based on Nigel Dodds report titled Rule of Law Lost in Fiji.

Anonymous said...

Fiji poltician’s family claim regime intimidation
Updated 6 August 2012, 11:20 AEST

Another prominent Fiji politician also facing charges was detained on Friday.

Fiji poltician’s family claim regime intimidation (Credit: ABC)

Last last year 74 year old Dr Mere Samisoni was charged with attempting to overthrow the interim government of Commodore Bainimarama. Dr Samisoni’s due to go on trial on those charges later this month, but on Friday, she was detained by police for what her family and supporters believe is a politically motivated reason.

Presenter: Campbell Cooney spoke

Vanessa Charters, Daughter of Dr Samisoni

CHARTERS: There was eight police officers and three police dogs that accosted my mother and took her in. They arrested her and took her in for questioning. This was on the side of the road in Suva, and they had her in for hours and she was released without charge. As far we can tell is that she was accused of having driven dangerously around a couple of FICAC vehicles and FICAC is Fijian Independent Commission Against Corruption. I know for a fact my mother is a typical grandmother behind the wheel. She does not drive in any kind of dangerous way. If anything, she’s boring, risk adverse and over cautious, so I find it just suspends disbelief that to hear that my mother had been driving dangerously anywhere.

COONEY: Of course, your mum is up for trial I think on the 15th. a bit later this month. I understand there’s concerns about her health at the moment as well?

CHARTERS: Yes, absolutely. My mother and her co-accused have applied for bail variation conditions. They were originally arrested back in January of this year on charges and it’s now August and they still haven’t had complete disclosures from the prosecution for their case against my mother and her co-accused, so they’ve asked for bail variation and conditions. The magistrate gave what in my humble opinion is a very balanced and well reasoned verdict, to grant them the bail variation conditions for my mother, we’re just awaiting a further variation. She needs urgent dental treatment for a condition which is now beginning to affect her overall health. Gum disease can led to heart conditions which is affecting my mother’s health very badly and we’re very concerned that she can get to Australia for the treatment that she needs which is a treatment which is not available in Fiji and this is also this is treatment which would not be financial burden on the state because my mother is in the fortunate position to be able to afford this kind of bill herself. So we’re very concerned, the immediate family is very concerned that she’s constantly being targeted by the regime and obviously we’re very concerned that for a 74 year-old woman that she’s able to get the best healthcare that she can afford.

COONEY: The family is fairly confident about this. This is targeted at her. There’s a political slant towards this?

CHARTERS: Yeah, my mother is very keen to stand in the next election and she’s very beloved in her constituency and I think that there are a lot of people who are very concerned that they did not want her to stand in th next elections, and I think a lot of what’s going on is an attempt to prevent her from be able to. She knows that Fiji deserves to have the best leadership and the best elected government that we can have, so she doesn’t take these kind of things to heart, but obviously as a family, we’re very concerned for her physical wellbeing

Anonymous said...

Annon @ August 6, 2012 7:30 AM

Your ass must be jealous with all the shit coming from your mouth!!! Take a chill pill rau!!

Anonymous said...

Coup is not a solution for political change, however it became apparent in Fijis political history that the need for change was never a priority. Our politicians instead
sucked up big time for their own survival. I'm no fan of Bainimarama, but his actions just may be..just may be what Fiji needs for a change..I 'd call it a blessing that happened by accident!!!

Anonymous said...

Anon@7.30. Ever heard of the saying, it takes one to know one. I really feel sorry for you and you should be ashamed of yourself. Your parents must've raised you to become a racist. Mere wants to go overseas for specialized treatment and she's paying for all of it, ALL of it you uneducated lowlife. The Fiji taxpayer won't have to pay a cent because she can afford it. What part of that don't you understand? And what's that got to do with race?

You're simply one jealous person who is confused and demented. Go and see a shrink because there's something seriously wrong with your pea brain. The thing is, why is this government stopping someone from going overseas, at their own expense, for treatment? The answer is simple, they don't want Mere running for elections because they know she will win. Same thing with Qarase.

And as for you lowlife, get some help as you're on a downward spiral. Better still, admit yourself to St Giles as your friends are there.

Anonymous said...

SDL party sounds good to me.Maybe Mere Samisoni or the Roko Tui Dreketi will take over as leader
for 2014 election?

Anonymous said...

Vanessa I think you are mistaken between medical treatment and dental treatment. In dental treatment you do not necessarily need case history. All one needs is X-ray and it tells all. The Dentists would prefer to get hold of prior x-rays if possible. This is simply to save the cost and also too much of x-ray taking is not really healthy. But if you don't have it, so well !!! there is no other choice.

In medical treatment it is helpful to have case history so that the doctors do not have to reinvent the wheels so to speak.

If I was Mere, I would have come up with substantial excuse.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 12:08 PM, pity you did not write and say anything when brave Voreqe the puppet-master was hiding his support for a coup maker in the form of George Speight.

If it's a case of what goes around comes around, then your turn is coming next.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 4:56, are you blind? Bainimarama's coup didn't happen by accident. He's been plotting since 2000 at least.

If the coup is a blessing at all, it's because it shows how desperately Fiji needs to change. We need to end coup culture.

Anonymous said...

Just say No to immunity.

The Constitution lives.

Antidisestablishmentarianism.

Together, Operation Jericho.

Sera said...

@ Anon 7:30 Aug 6

You have a pretty demented view of change for the better. Surely you cant be that blind and dumb. If all that has happened at the hands of Mr B and his goons are for the better than shoot me silly.

The 'old ways' you refer to is part of our identity. And it is our right to protect it.

Anonymous said...

Anon 9.08 has clearly had neither medical nor dental training.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 4:15

Mate you are el wrongo. I am a Medical Doctor. So there you go. Wanna make this an issue?

Maori Girl said...

The Maori Party in New Zealand are the equivalent of the SDL Party in Fiji - that is predominantly for indigenous people. We have co leaders one male and one female Dr Pita Sharples and Tariana Turia.

They help keep the National Party honest!

You have a right to maintaining your indigenous rights - the others are visitors to your country...

Anonymous said...

ANON 12.06. Seriously men do you think in this modern day of Facebook i-phones, loose sex and complete moral decay people still care about the old ways. The young folks who are the future of this country could not care less about their chiefs their heritage or whatever that maybe. They want to get jobs have a technology filled life and screw whoever they want. That is the reality of modern life. I see more couples in interracial relationships in Fiji then ever before and soon they wont be a need to have racial definitions in Fiji as we will be all mixed. It is the few old timers like you who are trying to hold on to a Fiji of bygone times and men it is running away from you fast. I suggest you go sit at the Suva bus stand sometime after school you will see the Fiji of tomorrow. No body gives a rats ass anymore.

Anonymous said...

Maori Girl - But the Fijian girl loves being humped by whom you stupidly call visitor. Get real Maori Girl, want a "visitor" for libido, there are many of us in NZ too.

Maori Girl said...

Sorry Anon 10.21am go back and smoke your P pipe you just do not have any idea whatsoever...
Sure visitors are welcome to any country but dont think they have a right to take over from the indigenous people of a particular country....except of course in Fiji where its happening right now.

Anonymous said...

Maori Girl 9 Aug, 7.2am

If you are calling Fijians of Indian descent visitors than you are certainly misguided. The Indians were brought to Fiji to develop industry, economy and land in the country and what we all see & enjoy in terms of a vibrant economy and country (minus the coup off course)is what the Indians achieved for the country. Now those Indians that opted to stay back, progressed the works and peservered to keep development up to par. As a consequence they did not neglet self development and produced children who were born and bred here, acquired property (legally though) and populated the land.

Now these children cannot be Indians for heavens sake! They are Fijians and you're the most misinformed Girl that is intruding into our citizenship and sovereignty. Stay in NZ and develop your marae and whanau. Incidentally, the "Indians" have done a sizeable development in NZ too and was rewarded with being your recent past Governor General, it is sheer hard work and determination Maori Girl.

OK I'm off to look for a P Pie at a marae

Maori Girl said...

Dear Anon P smoker - you have missed the point again - too much P - who cares about what the Indians were brought to Fiji for ... I am talking indigenous people ie first people's - not imports - not visitors - wakey wakey - hello?

However Fiji should be worried right now with the new other visitors ie the Chinese ships in Suva harbour marauding your fish stocks... Time to wake up Fiji and it's time the indigenous people asserted themselves again.

I would like to know which marae you are talking about ? Of course you can't name as there aren't any.....

Anonymous said...

"Her staff are mostly indians! Her associates are mostly
Indians!"......so do the offsprings..especially the married indian men.

Sera said...

@ ANON 6:51 AM Aug 9
You obviously haven't been exposed to much of anything. Get back to me 10 years down the track and lets see how you feel then.
BTW, I don't recall saying "DO NOT MIX" nor do I recall stating that CHANGE is a bad thing. I, however believe in preserving and protecting culture and traditions before they are completely forgotten.
And FYI, you assume wrong, Im not an "OLD TIMER", I'm probably younger or not much older than you.