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Friday, January 25, 2013

Aussie priest holed up at High Comm after eluding Fiji soldiers

The Australian Catholic missionary who was threatened by Frank Bainimarama recently is understood to have taken refuge at the Australian High Commission.

Father Kevin Barr, who has been working in Fiji for 32 years, was tipped off about the Minister of Defence, Joketani Cokanasiga, seeking him earlier this afternoon.

C4.5 was told told soldiers had tried to pick him up from Wailoku earlier this afternoon.

We've since heard that he managed to avoid soldiers and has taken refuge with the Australian High Commission.


It's believed the regime want to deport him tonight.

Fiji Village is however reporting that he's been given until Sunday to leave with the regime saying he has breached his workers permit 'many times' and that a letter advising him he is a Prohibited Immigrant has been delivered to him.


More congenial days: Bainimarama and Barr
Barr is the former Wages Council chair but had a fall out with the Voreqe Bainimarama regime recently which led to him detailing in the Fiji Sun abusive phone and text messages from the illegal leader.

Bainimarama  threatened to cancel the work permit of the 76 year old in the text.

Barr once defended Bainimarama to media after reports the coup leader was bipolar saying: "He is unique … and anything but mad."

Barr's disillusionment surfaced early last year when he questioned the treatment of workers and the regime's minimum wage deal.


He later resigned from the Wage Council and recently wrote to the Fiji Sun about Bainimarama abusing him in a text message saying 'Fuck U arsehole'.

Under the title 'A SURPRISING DAY IN MY LIFE' Barr said he had written a short letter on January 8 to the Sun noting that a change was to be expected in the Fiji Flag to represent changed realities in Fiji.

He said he asked tongue cheek: “Is the rumour true that the Union Jack is going to be replaced with a small version of the Chinese flag to show that our old allegiance to Britain is being replaced with a new allegiance to China?”

He said two days later he got a call at the PCN Office from someone who said he was a Colonel in the Prime Minister’s Office and the call was followed from one by Bainimarama himself.


"I greeted him and wished him a happy New Year. Then in a very angry voice he said that I should apologise to the people of Fiji for my letter concerning the Fijian flag in the newspaper. I said that I thought it expressed a real concern with a touch of joking humour.

"The PM said it was irresponsible coming from a recognised leader in the community. He stated he was not a Catholic but a Methodist.

"He then called me “a fucked up priest” and said I had become anti-government. He said he used to try and help me but would do so no longer. I said I would be prepared to come and speak with him. Instead he repeated I was a “fucked up priest”, threw in a few swear words, told me to go back to where I came from and put down the phone."

Barr said a few minutes later there was a text message on the phone from Bainimarama which read: “I think you owe the people of Fiji an apology for your childish comments. You give all Catholic priests a bad name.”

There was yet another text message just as he was going to lunch which said: “Fuck U arsehole. Stay well away from me.” I texted back: “Thank you Sir for the nice words. If you want me to apologise I will do as you wish.”

"As I was having lunch another text arrived: “Start saying your goodbyes Father Kevin James Barr, Australian national, work permit as a missionary, expiry date for permit 31/12/2013.”

"I did not reply. Then came the final text: “Go and be a missionary in China”.

119 comments:

t said...

Make No Mistake Fiji Is Still Under Thug Rule.This variety of thugs have no respect for anybody. It makes no iota of difference to them that Father Barr is a priest who has worked in Fiji for 32 years and that he is 76 years old. The only thing they want to know is whether someone is with them. If you are not then you are against them and they DO NOT TOLERATE ANYBODY BEING AGAINST THEM. That is the nature of thug rule. Fairly straighforward,isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Father Barr get out of Fiji .never trust the mad man and his lap dogs.
Senator Carr see what bai does .

Anonymous said...

Fiji government full of evil people with bipolar.

Wake up Bob Carr and Murray mcCully

Anonymous said...

Frank cant take the heat like khaiyum.
father barr is a hero to local poor people.
sad to see old priest treated like this .this is not fijian custom or style.
i forgot frank is kailoma no culture and custom and no land kawa ca,

Keep The Faith said...

Jonetani Cokanasiga has just shown himself up as a spineless, desperate & willing assassin of Bainimarama's. Shame on him!! This re-tread should have been sent out to pasture eons ago.

May his just deserts include a dose of the same medicine.

Barr may have lost his way in his conscientious pursuit for parity for our poor, but this is extremely poor form and is not how the nation should be showing its gratitude.

The disgrace is now all ours to bear.

You are a Great Man said...

Thank you Fr Barr. For all you have done to the poorest in our society. We salute you and what these spineless Military BASTARDS have done will be remembered on JUDGEMENT DAY.

Anonymous said...

Father Barr, go back home mate where you!re well off, God said, vengence is mine sayeth the Lord, your prayers and that of the whole of Fiji will be answered in due time. Let them.laugh now, we get down on.our knees and cry to the Lord who will wipe away our tears.

You will enjoy the rest of your life while they will not sleep for fear of being executed.

Every denomination in Fiji are praying for you, and remember father Barr, you are not alone. Bless you Sir, and thank you for your huge contribution to Fiji.

Fiji Man said...

With this action, all pretence that regime was for the poor is gone. This regime, is evil, corrupt and a curse on Fiji.

It is now in the process of writing its on death warrant.

Kai Bau said...

This is just a warning to people jumping the band wagon.Once you are in do not jump out because you will be shot in the head like the poor priest.How many more good people been treated like criminals by this military goverment.Bainimarama has done it to his fellow military officers,his done it to top civils servants and many more in Fiji but people still believe in this idiot.Remember guys money and work is not everything, truth counts more then creediness.Father Bar why hide now when you was the one who knew very well from the begining that the military were abusing the people of Fiji and yet youve shown your support to the IG.Come out of your protection and be a man...lets Bainimarama do his business on you and please remember to tell the world whats really happening in Fiji when you are in your country.

Anonymous said...

Get ready Mataca to be deported to the Yasawas!!
You are next!! And, do not forget to take your fishing gear with you!!

Anonymous said...

There you go Carr, one of your nationals being kicked out!!
Are still going to rub his balls ??
Grab his balls [Frank's] and suck on it!!

Talatala said...

Kai bau's comments are primitive. Fr Barr was driven into baini's arms by corrupt, uncaring Qarase govt. How could he know it would be from frying pan into fire?

People with full stomachs just concerned about politics over kava bow, them go and moce. country full of christians but no compassion for poor, just compassion for corrupt leaders.

No wonder we are suffering - we are a pretentious christian country. we like to show we christian in out nice sunday clothes and going to church but do not follow real values.

That's why we have not progressed in 40 yrs, too much hypocrisy. Go hates hypocrisy.

Peter Waqa said...

Sad and interesting turn of events. we are run by a circus

Anonymous said...

No Catholic should support British Queen or Union Jack

t said...

Father Barr's deportation is a clear warning to all other regime supporters. withdraw your support and the green gang will come after you. it's that riding the tiger story. Fr Barr made the mistake of thinking he can get off the tiger whenever he wanted. But he did do the right thing by withdrawing his support for the regime - however belated that might be.And that to me is the mark of an honest man.Never too late to realise you got something wrong. You can hold your head high Fr Barr. The shame must be put where it rightly belongs : with the military junta and its arbitrary rule.

AG said...

The salaries of the Prime Minister and the Attorney General will be made public in a few months.

This was revealed by the AG Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum in a talk-back show on FBC’s Gold FM.

Political parties have been demanding that for the sake of transparency and accountability, the PM and the AG declare their incomes, assets and liabilities and that of their immediate family members.

Sayed-Khaiyum says they are in the process of doing this.

‘We have also said that we are in the process of drafting a code of conduct for public office holders. And, once that law is put into place – which is in the next few months, go can go down and see how much money I have. What assets and liabilities my spouse has, or my son has. That will also be made known.”

Sayed Khaiyum points out that the very people making these demands never made these disclosures when they were in power.

The Code of Conduct Decree for public office holders should be ready in four months time.

Anonymous said...

Election in 2014 may never happen it seems with this sort of events. No constitution, no Supervisor, no election boundary etc etc, Hold your head high Kevin Barr...Homeless Kids in Fiji will miss you. Let the dictator rot in hell.

Aunty Asha & Uncle Mahen said...



A big joke is recent FLP Statement on ‘super-salaries’ of PM and AG.
What about mahen chaudhry’s ‘super-secret’ $2m Aust bank account? What about interim finance minister mahen approving Bainimarama’s $150k ‘super-back pay’?

FLP is utterly self-serving bunch consisting of father, his mistress and son running the show. They take us for fools.

FLP media person Asha lakhan pontificates: “The Fiji people are entitled to know the truth.” Yes, asha, they are entitled to to know the truth about $2m stashed by Fiji ke Robin Hood, aka mahen.

The man who made a career out of rhetoric on transparency and accountability is FLP Dictator and High Command, one mahen pal chauhdry. But he never practices it. He defied party directive and appointed in-law Sachida as senator.

Because of nepotism and mahen’s $2m stash, FLP is known as ‘Ali Baba & 40 thieves party’.

I am no regime supporter, but Aunty Asha Lakhan, as part of the old guard, needs to move on.

Her hypocrisy is unbearable.

Anonymous said...

Good one Father, if you are safe within the confines of the Embassy!
That for all intents and purpose is AUSTRALIAN soil!!
I would be surprised if these ILLEGAL goons know that if you really are holed up there.
Interesting to know of Carr's next move should the green goons move in and arrest you!!

Anonymous said...

@AG said...10.00pm

You told the World you wanted to conduct a clean-up campaign. The citizens of Fiji have yet to see the fruition of that campaign.

Anonymous said...

Talatalas comments is really of those that condone illegal methods of achieving things. Drive it through your numb skull that once you team up with the evil force you will remain the loser...With an illegal govt. there is no room for negotiations it is a one way traffic whereas with a legal one way one can at least have a mechanism to address issues...with Bainimaramas govt. they are even waiting for you in the Court with their one side Judges...Get it?

ratu bainimagana levu said...

Bob Carr and Murray mcCully are as good as tits on a bull.

Anonymous said...

Fr Barr was wrong to write that letter.If you want to be a priest, be a good priest and dont play politics.

Manasa said...

I call on all of you Catholics to please atke note of what has been and dished out to your very loved Priest, Father Barr.

What Bhai has done to God's spokesman Father Barr, respected the Catholic community and Fiji, your own brother in Christ, is simply unacceptable.

We are ashamed of what Bainimarama has done to you Father Barr. This seems payment for the 30 years of service you have done to our community. This dictator is a good role model to his children, grand-children, his family and all our young people with his treatment of you. His filthy language to you shows he is a low life and a common street thug, absolutely unworthy to lead Fiji....the problem is that our people with guns are keeping in leadership position when they should have taken him down long ago......still hope they will do so.

It is time Catholics all over Fiji all work together with Methodists, other Christians and non-Christians and our Indo-Fijian communiies to topple the illegal Govt we have been burdened with for too long.

This should convince everybody that this illegal Govt is evil, dictatorial, thuggerish, corrupt, lawless, and the low lives in leadership should be thrown into prison and their prison keys thrown out to sea.

They are alienating more and more people and digging their graves deeper and deeper.

Farther Barr's God, our God is watching. God will truelly strike his heavy hand in fury on Bhai, Eye-arse and their underlings the murderers and torturers, furiously in his good time. These torturers of Father Barr and rest of us have tortured, abused and treated us and you Father Barr like criminals in a most despicable manner.

God bless you Father Barr.

Vutuki Meo said...

@Anonymous 10:58
Christianity is Politics.

As soon as one becomes a Christian he is making a stand. Some will hate him , some will like him.Whether its a stand against homosexuality or corruption or oppression.

You cannot be a Christian and then keep your mouth shut.

This is why I'm surprised that the Methodist Church have remained quiet.

People who are calling for the church not to get involved in politics are plainly dumb and stupid.

Father Kevin Barr has every right to speak out against oppression.

I'm ashamed that the Methodist Church and other denominations have kept quiet this long.

So you @anonymous 10:58,you are just a thug loser who doesn't like his point of view being questioned.

Vutuki Meo said...

@Anonymous 10:58
Christianity is Politics.

As soon as one becomes a Christian he is making a stand. Some will hate him , some will like him.Whether its a stand against homosexuality or corruption or oppression.

You cannot be a Christian and then keep your mouth shut.

This is why I'm surprised that the Methodist Church have remained quiet.

People who are calling for the church not to get involved in politics are plainly dumb and stupid.

Father Kevin Barr has every right to speak out against oppression.

I'm ashamed that the Methodist Church and other denominations have kept quiet this long.

So you @anonymous 10:58,you are just a thug loser who doesn't like his point of view being questioned.

Anonymous said...

So was it right for a PM of a country to act like a thug.....sorry he is a thug. Thanks father Barr for exposing a real AH

Vutuki Meo said...

Jesus said "You are the light of the world....so don't hide it under a bushel..."

Is the Methodist church hiding their light under a bushel?

or will they stand and march against Corruption and against Oppression of the people of Fiji and speak out like Kevin Barr?

Who is greater Bainimarama or God?
Do you follow Bai's orders or God's way?

Don't be like Inoke Kubuabola who loved money more than God.

Lamusona said...

Methodist Church is lamusona and sonalevu, can only open mouth and talk big and bully Indo-Fijians, against army both arse and mouth wide shut.

t said...

@ Anon 10.58PM
Ok even if we accept for argument's sake that "Fr Barr was wrong to write that letter" does that mean it is ok for him to be deported for it?
so what kind of country and what kind of people are we if we do things like that? I think you are a very low down creature if you find there is nothing wrong in Fr Barr's persecution for writing what I consider a rather shitty letter.Are you amongst his persecutors? I won't be surprised if you are. You strike me as the rogue type.

Anonymous said...

Hey guys, leave the church out of this, you speak about an individual, but the church, you're like Baini and Kaiyum, they attscked the church, or are you with them too?

Anonymous said...

Where the Church goes the Nation goes.....If the people are oppressed and the Church continues to shut its mouth...its crystal clear that the so called Church leaders will be answerable...History will remember the doers and the followers, the soldiers who follow illegal orders &those who decide to walk away from the illegal rulers, the liumuris & the tabetabes....

Anonymous said...

Catholics should boycott FIJI as a tourist area.

Banana Man Bainimarama said...

Bainimarama has gone bananas...sorry, he was bananas to begin with.

Anonymous said...

OMG help me calm down please because I am just so damned angry...

t said...

We have a confirmation that Fiji is under the control - gun control - of a nutcase.who else but a nut like Franky the Cranky would go so far as to deport a priest from the country because he had written a snide letter that rubbed the rogue leader the wrong way? The rogue has been affected by unfettered power. It has gone to his head and turned it into a NUT !

t said...

father kevin barr "the fucked up priest"( don't shy away from saying it the way it was said by Franky the Cranky)is now being fucked off from the country. but that's okay the regime can still rely on the two other very capable Aussies graham davis and sharon smith johns to build a "better Fiji" and "true democracy"!

t said...

@ Anonymous 10.58PM
have you heard of Voltaire's dictum on free speech - that I don't agree with what you say but i will defend with my life your right to say it ?
I guess not.You don't strike me as an educated, intelligent and compassionate person. are you a school dropout parked in the army? perhaps you are just an army goli, right?

Anonymous said...

TIME FOR GCC ,CHURCH,UNION,POLITICAL PARTY SUPPORTERS AND LEADERS AND PEOPLE TO STRIKE ,MARCH,PROTEST ON THE STREET AND ARMY CAMP , ILLEGAL PM /PRESIDENT HOUSE.
PEOPLES ARREST THE THUGS NOW.
ENOUGH OF THE REGIME THUGS .
CHOOSE YE THIS DAY WHOM YOU WILL SERVE GOD OR MEMMON.
FRANK /KHAIYUM EVIL MEMMON OR GODS CHURCH ?
CHRISTIANS VS EVIL DEVIL .

Anonymous said...

What is the Council of Churches Doing ?
Time all churches and christian start to fight the 666 Regime .Frank/Khaiyum.

Anonymous said...

How is it that Government itself employed an 'expatriate' on work obviously outside his work permit conditions? Ex pat and local private investors and work permit holders are not allowed to do that.

Anonymous said...

Father Barr . God Bless You .
The fight will start soon between good Christian and evil mens of Satan.
We have seen enough of the dictators .all dictators fall one day.
Sadam,Osama,Gadaffi,Mubarak ,Others Gone.
Frank/Asshad are going to fall soon.
Gods judgement will come on them.
Father Barr tell the world through the Auss Media of The Crook Regime
God Bless Fiji People .
We love you.
Rajesh

Anonymous said...

Good people vs Evil people of Frank /Khaiyum
Time we all Stand up for God ,Religion,Our Family , Our Leaders ,Chiefs and For Fiji .
Fight For Freedom,Democracy to Free Our Future and Our Generation Future from The Regime.
We cant Get China to take away our Land and Minerals.
We are in Huge Debt already burden by the regime.
Time we stand up now or Never.
.

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous 10.58PM
So if Father Kevin Barr is wrong, Frank's abuse is justified. His deportation is right. Father Kevin Barr has done in 32 years for Fiji what neither the self appointed blockhead nor your brilliant ulukau self has or will ever come close too doing.

I suggest you look hard into the mirror, poke your throat and vomit on your reflection.

Anonymous said...

isa so unfijian...thats the new fiji..oilei where happiness finds you.
all you knockers of the good father you probably not done one single good samaritan thing for anyone in fiji except your self.
father is not the problem..he did not make a mistake...frank is the problem...he did exactly the same when qarase and rabuka was in power.
you kaiviti ungrateful souls.
talatal is right. church is politics...when the church priest refuses to speak up and stop a rape from happening, you know that there is something wrong with the priest.
there are many good people in fiji like father kevin. all of you who condemn him for doing what he did regardless of who is in power are as gutless as the ones in power now. you bunch of hypocrites.

Komai said...

Rajesh at least Fr. Barr was in Fiji and fought his cause. Unlike you he is man enough to tell it like it is and do the right thing. You on the other hand like a pussy are Hiding in Auckland and blowing your BIG mouth off.

Be a man and enter the battle field. If can't be in Fiji, Don't bother to discuss anything about us.

Anonymous said...

Kai Bau's remarks are primitive? No, I don't think so. Simple, maybe, as in the Simple Truth.

It's hard to look at a list of the original regime supporters and draw any other conclusion. Look at the regime's treatment of Driti, Mara, Chaudhry, Samy, Nair, Vayeshnoi, Anthony, etc., etc. Father Barr is only the latest victim.

Anonymous said...

Gotta give themselves enough time to expatriate their loot and hide it first.

Anonymous said...

like hilary clinton said...blame the one who blew the people up...not the one who is trying to put it right.
thats why fiji will always be cursed with shit like this until the true chief and a true priest and man committed to God like father kevin actually do the right thing from their hearts and not their pockets.
you knockers of him forget that jesus mixed with the prostitutes and low lifes..did he condone such evil..ofcourse not..how can you fight your enemy if you dont know him.
so stop knocking the good father, wich him all the best and that one day you kaivitis will welcome him back and save your miserable souls once again.

Anonymous said...

Fr. Barr, keep your cot warm there at the Australian high com. Graham Davis will be there soon enough.

Anonymous said...

And where is the Catholic Church in all this? After all, Barr is a Catholic priest, not a Methodist minister. The Vatican should excommunicate Bainimarama.

Anonymous said...

It's righteous anger. Use it.

Anonymous said...

Komai.
I have fought in Fiji and will Fight From NZ.I am on Black List and cant enter Fiji like my friend Mara .
So Komai you should be a shame to be a Fijian cant stand up to the regime.
Its call freedom of speech that i can exercise .
Komai my advise to you start marching and save fijian and fiji from this evil regime if not than just go and drink some kava and sleep hahaha.
ps We have RPC and JB,Suli/Others Taking from overseas you know why?
We love Fiji and its People.
I hope i clear the air .
Rajesh

Anonymous said...

PM comments were against Kevin Barr and not the catholic church. Barr should know that the British started the Anglican church because of the continued interference of the catholic church in governance so why is he being that dumb by supporting the retaining of the union jack on the Fiji flag. He was being racist against Chinese by his comment. So what if we have the Chinese flag on ours. Does Kevin Barr's bible say that we should only align ourselves with the British and not the Chinese. Funny and stupid for a priest to make such comments. He drew those comments from the PM onto himself for making a mockery of our sovereignty.

Sheihk Sabir said...

Lie down with the dogs, arise with fleas.

Anonymous said...

Vinaka Mr Rajesh
Now Komai will shut up like a pussy cat.
Komai i dont even know you seems like you one of Regime Masipolo.

Anonymous said...

Where is arsehole Mataca? Why isn't he protesting live on Fiji TV?

Anonymous said...

annon @901
Cant take the heat my friend.you are just like bai so go f with him boci kulina.

Anonymous said...

Rajesh is Naitasiri Hero .he have helped the rugby team and players .
Komai whom you have helped ?
Rajesh was the Minister .what are you Komai ?
Vinaka Bati Rajesh
Keep fighting for Fiji bro.
Loloma
Sai

Vutuki Meo said...

@Anonymous 8:57 So you're saying its ok to be kicked out of the country for having an opinion about the flag?

Hmmmn,, you are just another thug.

Don't say "OUR sovereignty", because most of us don't agree with you.

Most Fijians are against changing of the flag. Its not just Kevin Barr, but the arsehole Vuaka just doing whatever he wants.

We will burn him and his stupid flag one day.


Anonymous said...

Fiji 7s captain Setefano Cakau is Rajesh Global babas 7s team product.
Rajesh have produce 18 Fiji players with Late Ravonu .
My advise to Komai and others to read Rajesh article in FIji Media and he was Patron and helped Fiji Bati RL team From 2006 -2010. results speaks louder.2008 rlwc.
Look what sports have gained from this men.
We are thankful to Mr Singh always.
Vinaka bro
Sai

t said...

It's mind blowing! If a respectable priest like Father Barr can be hounded by the thugs in power IMAGINE the fate of ordinary people!
Bob Carr can you do that?

Anonymous said...

Moce Kevin.....once we were friends

Keep The Faith said...

The united voice of condemnation from political parties, all religious bodies, unions, students, youths, NGOs, women, vanua & the media body is very appropriate at this time!

The illegal & treasonous regime needs to be soundly reminded that this is simply unacceptable, lest their silence be viewed as acquiesence to common street brawler/thug behaviour. I hope Grubby, Shazza & QORVIS are taking copious notes - this could be them if they're not careful.

Anonymous said...

So what will the flag selection process will be like? Can the public make any comments or will we get kicked out? What if Father Barr was Fiji citizen? Would he be heading to jail?

Frank is setting an example for all religious body in Fiji to watch out, not to be making any comments or be involved in politic. He just wants to make it easier for himself. Already we see in media comments by religious body stating they will stay out. It's working frank.

Anonymous said...

ASK is smart. Reason is this. He knows that by helping the nadi airport taxi drivers he has the best media outlet on his side. You see when tourist arrives they get in a cab. The drivers are going to tell them all the good things about the regime (whether true or false) to the tourist. The tourist think all good in Fiji and when they go back to their respected country they go back thinking everything is good in Fiji.

Everything is calculated by the two. Father Barr episode is to keep religious body in control, taxis for tourist brain washing.

Confused Junta Prostitutes said...

@ anon 8.57a.m.

Even if dumb ignorance is staring you hard in the mirror, try not to metamorphosise into a lying SOB now, will ya?

Learn some history pea-brain SUCKER and you will find Britain was once a strong Catholic nation, until King Henry VIII wanted to divorce his wife to marry his mistress and the rest as they say, is history...

TIC TOC....

Anonymous said...

You need to update this story. The PM has just announced on the radio that Father Barr can stay.

Komai said...

Rajesh I just checked with immigrations and you are so full of shit. You are not on black list. I don't know where you got this from. I guess it is all in your stupid mind or is it that you want to make yourself look important.

I also want to make myself clear that you were ONLY a Assistant Minister and not a minister and You were kicked out or sacked. You are no body in Fiji.

Do yourself a favor, stop thinking as if you are someone that is important. Hahahahaha

Anonymous said...

Fuck the pm! Is he lamusona now?

t said...

Another confirmation that there is no rule of law in fiji. The dictator's word is the law!
And guess what the dictator is building "true democracy" in fiji!
And and guess what Bob carr and Murray mc cullay believe him!
mind blowing gang Shaista would have said!

Anonymous said...

Komai drau 69 ki Graham davies

Anonymous said...

Father Kevin Bar can stay - PM
Publish date/time: 26/01/2013 [09:50]


Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama has today reversed the decision regarding Australian national and Catholic priest Father Kevin Barr.

Following representations made to Commodore Bainimarama, he has reviewed and reversed the decision made by the Minister of Immigration Joketani Cokanasiga to cancel the work permit for Father Barr.

Commodore Bainimarama said Father Barr is free to remain in the country until his work permit has expired which at that time will still be subject to assessment for renewal following the necessary protocols.

Meanwhile, yesterday Father Barr was earlier declared a Prohibited Immigrant and told to leave by tomorrow.

Medrausucu said...

If indeeed the expulsion decision was reversed by dictator Bhai, it was his tail between the legs response to the public tsunami uproar against the illegal and dictatorial dictate.

He was surprisingly slapped in the face by the anti-illegal Govt tsunami generating red stars in his eyes raising imminant public revolt. He must have urinated in his pants reminiscent of the pants-soiled cassava patch dash.

Very convenient to blame Cokanasiga and we all know that the Minister for Immigration was simply carrying out Bhai's orders which were in line and in keeping with the stupidity of his unbecoming crude swearing, gutter talks by phone with Father Barr which was very similar to the level of foul language he used when he called Qarase.

Bainimarama you do not win back our confidence and an iota of favour. Your earlier actions against Barr that precipitated all the fuss including the stay on expultion of Father Barr simply confirms your infirmaty of mind, gutter and street thuggerish behavior and unsuitability to lead the Military and country.

To all Christions and especially fellow Catholics and Indo Fijians we should continue to work fast together to bring down this thuggish dictator.

Anonymous said...

Na rere tiko vei iko Voreqe!!!,

Komai said...

Rajesh I will do you a fovor. I will take a collection and pay your airfare to Fiji. But you have to commit that you will come.

Maybe you can not affoerd the airline ticket. So I am making your life easy. How about it? Hehehehehe

Let me see how much of a man you are or a GORI?

Anonymous said...

Few white catholic priests in Fiji are racist, Fr Barr is one of them.

Fr Barr has been in Fiji for 32 years and yet does not elect to become Fiji citizen. That was a idiotic letter he wrote but I am happy he has been allowed to stay.

I also agree that Methodist church only has guts to bully Indo-fijians but are cowards when it comes to anything else.

Anonymous said...

why does not changin your citizenship make u a racist.
he is smarter than you obviously because the way your country is now...who would want to be a fijian???huh

Anonymous said...

cassava patch frank chickened out, the aussies probably squeezed his balls too hard

Motobitu said...

The insanity of this demented illegal PM AND GUN-POINT popped up dear leader acknowledges no bounds.

His devious thuggish attempt to visit his daughter inside a military establishment while barred from it by the British Military, his repeated jumping on the spot on top of a pregnant woman while torturing her at night, his overseering of murfers dished out to CRW soldiers, gutter swearing detailing mothers' genitalia and "fucking this and that" by phone to the targets....all point to a seriously compromised mental state and sickly demented personality.

He basically is maintained a dictator lording over the supressed populace by the soldiers.

I beg you soldiers to turn your backs on your boss who is imprisoning your relatives murdering your people, abolishing your customs and culture by decrees.

Please bring him down and end our nightmares.

Anonymous said...

dream on, Fiji is much better then it ever was before.

Anonymous said...

All talk on this C4.5 is making me wanna puke.Just talk thats all.

Anonymous said...

Why didn't he applied for Fiji citizenship BEFORE sending his letter to the newspaper? ;)

Fijiwala said...

This is very interesting. There are couple of issues here. If Fr. Barr did not apply for Fiji Citizenship, he is a racist. If he demanded higher wage for workers, he was unionist. If he says that there the Chinese have too much of unwanted influence, he is a 'Fucked up arsehole'.

This poor human being. He can't win to lose.

Fiji Man said...

Baini is drunk with both alcohol and power - a dangerous combination, for him and his regime. It brought down Rome, it will bring him down.

t said...

@ anonymous 12.43 PM
If all the talk in C4.5 is getting you bored how about taking a break to jerk off!!
Is anyone forcing you to come to C4.5 to listen to all the talk going on in it?
Now go play with you mapolo!

Fijiana said...

This is so nice of Fr. Barr to do.


Father Barr grateful for PM’s intervention
Publish date/time: 26/01/2013 [12:15]

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Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama has today reversed the decision regarding Australian national and Catholic priest, Father Kevin Barr.

Following representations made to Commodore Bainimarama, he has reviewed and reversed the decision made by the Minister of Immigration, Joketani Cokanasiga to cancel the work permit for Father Barr.

Commodore Bainimarama said Father Barr is free to remain in the country until his work permit has expired which at that time will still be subject to assessment for renewal following the necessary protocols.

In an exclusive interview with Fiji Village News, Father Barr said he is unaware of the reversed decision made by the Prime Minister but is grateful for it.

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When asked about certain protocols about his work permit, Father Barr said he has to discuss it with the Immigration Department.

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Father Barr said that he was disappointed when he received the news yesterday.

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Father Barr was earlier declared a Prohibited Immigrant and told to leave by tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps now you will change your mind when you initially defended Frank when he was declared a bipolar! I hope the saying "once bitten, twice shy" will not apply to you now that Frank has cancelled the deportation order!

You should realise who you are dealing with now that you've experienced the severity of what you can be subjected to when you try and come up against Frank and Khaiyum.

Anonymous said...

The new stand by the Methodist Church of Fiji suggests that the new President and his officials are scared to lose their earning if they participate in politics.

Politics is everybody's business including all churches because it deals with the welfare of their congregations.

What is this...? Methodist Church will not be taking part in Politics! What a cheap move!!!

Anonymous said...

@ t if thats what you do in your spare time well I feel sorry for all the people out there in Fiji wanting to make this country a better place to live in. If t is your first name I feel sorry for your father's name.

Coup fourpointfive said...

Editor,
It is now not clear whether Father Kevin Barr the 76 yo Aussie priest will or will not be deported by the Fijian military junta. But one thing has certainly become clear : Fiji does indeed have no rule of law and due process as is in a democracy.This was noted by a British Law Society fact finding mission sometime back. In Fiji the military dictator Frank Bainimarama's word is the law ( blogger C 4.5).
Hence one day he can arbitrarily decide Father Barr should be deported and the next day he can decide he can stay!
Is this the way Frank Bainimarama is planning on building his "true democracy" in Fiji?
sincerely,
Rajend Naidu
sydney

Coup fourpointfive said...

Editor,
I had predicted along with some others that since his falling out with the Bainimarama regime Father Barr was on borrowed time. It seems his time has come to follow in the footsteps of others who have been declared persona non grata and deported.
It is the "logical" thing for the Bainimarama regime to do. I mean how can they build a "better Fiji"with such evil priest around!
sincerely
rajend naidu
sydney

mark manning said...

Frank's mentality is that of a bully and spoilt brat.
If anyone defies him, he yells and screams and kicks until he gets his own way. If not, he will hound you to the ends of the earth.
His is the personality of a very unstable human being.

Vutuki Meo said...

@mark manning, Bai has a "fucked up" personality.

Vutuki Meo said...

@Fijiwala you obviously don't have enough neurons in your brain.
This guy eats and drinks and interacts with fijians and indians and others but you call him a racist?

I don't think you know what the term "racist" means.

Are you one of the new recruits at Delainabua?
Because that will make sense.

Fijiwala said...

Vutuki Meo

With all due respect it is obvious that you are a pea brain. I humbly ask to reread what I wrote. If you have problem understanding, please get a class two student to read what I wrote and explain to you. I am sure you will then understand better. Vinaka Vaka Levu

Anonymous said...

Time UN intervened-all email UN, and ask Australian embassy to intervene with UNO

Anonymous said...

The biggest mistake was getting him dragged down the cassava patch to Namadai Settlement and peeing his pants, that really changed him he became the embodiment of hate after that experience and you can sometimes pick that up on some of his remarks that he makes. He got hurt badly in and out. I feel sorry for him the 2000 mutiny changed a quite humble soldier to a tyrannical cold hearted person and Ratu Epeli Ganilau knew that very well.In fact he recommend the guy for commander he knew that he would follow what he was told to do, can't say he was a yes man but he knew his place then but it all had to come crashing in during the mutiny. Something that has been carved into his brain and he will never forget, Frank Bainimarama if you are reading this bro, "You live by the sword, you die by the sword". GOD BLESS FIJI.

Anonymous said...

Plus many of the cabbies are moonlighting soldiers spying for the regime.

Vutuki Meo said...

@Fijiwala, sorry my friend. You are right, Cant win to lose.

Anonymous said...

Why are you people calling all Christians and great council of churches to fight the devil? Why are you calling names at the Methodist Church? Why are you calling Catholics brother in Christ when they don't believe in Christ ? If they believed in Christ, all Catholics would have a bible to follow but they don't. Anyone that does not believe in Christ is an Anti-Christ. That goes for the Muslims, the Hindus, the Monks, the LDS, the Jehovas Witness, the Baha'i , the Freemason etc . If PM is reading this, finish your job by smashing all these sites from our land by bulldozing them off the face of the earth. If you can't do it then step aside and give it to us the BĂȘte to take it to another level. The people talking about PM think that he is evil, you haven't seen anything yet. We are waiting for you PM, if you don't clean these people out from where they are now, we will. Tick Tock. We don't waste time. We mean business. There has to be blood shed in a coup to stop it from happening again. This is the reason we have a coup culture, because its bloodless. Jail won't solve it , only blood. Tick Tock.

Anonymous said...

anon 2.22am

Looks like PM's Betes have much to lose. lols.

Anonymous said...

Anonymouse@2.22AM. Another wannabe that Bainimagaitinana has just farted out his arse lol. Typical coward, lots of talk and noises but no action.

Anonymous said...

Father Barr you need to go never trust this evil franky banana.
he doesnt forgive anyone not even his true friends like pd/rum.
I hope you can move out soon i feel for you father.
never can trust satan.

Fijiwala said...

Vutuki Meo apology accepted. Hope you now understand what I wrote.

Anonymous said...

Komai you are a lap dog barking nut case.

Spawn of the devil said...

anon 2.22am is a christian taliban nutcase, just full of talk, no action, fucking bully, only Christian by name, but his words tell us he is the spawn of the devil, beware of such madmen. This precisely the kind of evil thinking and rhetoric that was present in Rwanda. We have many such backward thinkers in Fiji too.

Anonymous said...

Anon 2.22,

Bible did not fall from the sky, it was given to the world by god via Catholic Church. Catholic Church will always be mother Church and last defender of Christ.

Anonymous said...

@ 9.26a.m. Anonymous

We all see through your pretentious concern for Fr. Barr. Thanks but no thanks.

Now please focus your undivided attention on the kanaloto, vodolotos masquesrading around as a legitimate government of the people.. Mai yaso.

Anonymous said...

I guess Father barr doesn't have any choice but to say thank you....But if Frank thinks it makes him look good, he's wrong.

if anyone is a Prohibited Immigrant its' him and him unelected government.

Ex FBC: “I stay here with a family and I’m very close to them and they’re very close to me so all the tears they shed ……have now turned to smiles of joy and my own tears have also been replaced with smiles”

Anonymous said...


Cokanasiga is now the so called 'fall guy' whilst the Vore is now the 'Saviour'. This is just another political ploy by the Vore to "win the minds and hearts " of the people!!
This is how the Vore operates!!

Anonymous said...

Vinaka C4P5!!

Anonymous said...

Filipe Bole, Cokanasiga, Vakatale, to name a few, I am just amazed as to people like this who have and can sell their souls short for the proverbial "gold coins"!!
May the Lord dish the punishment that you all rightly deserve!!

Anonymous said...

@Anon 1:14 PM - you really do not know what u talking about when it comes to catholic. If you are a catholic then u a lost. One of the stages of becoming a true satanist under Anton Lavey's church of satan is to become a catholic priest. If you don't believe this then look it up instead of wasting your time going to mass.

Anonymous said...

A]GET UNITED NATIONS TO SORT OUT THIS GOVERNMENT1!!!!!!!!!!
B]ALL OF YOU EMAIL UNO[TELL THEM EVERYTHING]

MATE OF FR BARR[J.GEORGE FROM AUSSIE!!!!!!!!!]
http://www.un.org/en/contactus/

Anonymous said...

@ 7.26p.m. U urgently nid 2 take care of ur dark satanic lost soul, it's filled to the brim with WORMS.. all they do is kanaloto, boto!

Anonymous said...

@12:13 am you don't have any facts to back what u a suggesting. That is the truth about satanist, it hurts you because it is the truth. Nothing to do with me. You a just a lost sheep. Calling each other names won't change the fact of the stages of becoming a satanist. Why do you think all the priest get caught up in homosexuality and paedophilia acts....you need help.

Anonymous said...

@ 11.33AM

Clutching at loose straws again, psychopath. What a desperate lost cause you are still at it: propagandeering for the losers pretending to be a legit government. Gee, aren't you guys so desperate to prolong your hold on power or wot?


The country has witnessed all the stages towards a fully-fledged dictatorship unfolding for the last 4 years after the abrogation of the 1997 Constitution.


You need help if you still think people will buy your BULLSH!T and diversionary tactics in blaming others in here, LOLS.. although u might strike luck with the naive, uneducated, uninformed villagers who are easily bowled over by loose 40 pieces of silver tossed their way...

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 1:00 PM - you can not BullShit the fact!