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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Amnesty International wades into Fiji sugar strike

No word yet on whether sugar workers will go ahead and strike as they've voted to but the declared support of Amnesty International shows the union is harnessing as much fire power as it can and is ready for a fight.

The organisation is the latest to lend its weight to the Fiji cause, this week calling for the ILO to set up a Commission of Inquiry into workers' rights.

Commissions of Inquiry are the highest level of investigative procedure in the ILO and are generally set up when a member state is accused of committing persistent and serious violations and has repeatedly refused to address them. 


In a statement, Amnesty International refers to the intimidation tactics used by the regime during the recent ballot organised by the Fiji Sugar and General Workers Union, posting police and military officers at the meetings and during the polling. Management also threatened to forward the names of workers who voted to the military.

"Under international law, all workers have a human right to form and join trade unions, to bargain collectively, and to strike. These rights are an essential foundation .... and are enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and conventions adopted by the ILO, including core Conventions 87 and 98, which have been ratified by Fiji."

The ILO governing body last year urged the regime to ease up on the labour movement but in June this year it prevented a team from coming into the country and talking first hand to unionists. It did the same thing last year in September.

Amnesty International says it's also concerned about how workers rights will ultimately fare under the new Constitution the military dictatorship has promised to reveal at the end of the month to replace the one it abrogated in 2009.

"Amnesty International calls on the Fiji government to ensure that the new Constitution is fully in accordance with international law and standards."

A Commission of Inquiry was first raised in June by the International Trade Union Confederation and supported by 10 national trade union centres from Australia, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and the United Kingdom.

90 per cent of sugar workers recently voted to strike despite a 5.3 per cent pay offer by the Fiji Sugar Corporation saying it was too low considering workers earn just $7.10 and hour and haven't had an increase for seven years.

The regime has said it will not tolerate the mills coming to a halt and will bring in the army if it has to.

83 comments:

  1. Bring the Soldiers in. They are over paid, fat, lazy and useless and incompetent Soldiering anyway.
    Has the I.L.O. Executive ever considered using skype?

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  2. Go for it FSC workers, this illegal regime and all its companies cannot give credit where it is due, but rather where it is not due.

    Why has only a few departments been given unjustified pay increases for the past seven years? Yes, just to keep them quiet and happy.

    The regime's systems are weak, broken and always resorting to bullying. The tactics that brought them to power, it is the tactic that they rule with, and the tactic that may ultimately see them out.

    The Labour ministry is a pawn, and so is its mechanism, PS has been sitting on cases for years, and goes to ILO conferences with misguided masks. What a farce!

    Go for it, gather international attention, how are you going to meet inflation costs in an economy like Fiji with the pay pack that you have?

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  3. Bring Mark Manning to the cane fields to be gang banged by cane cutters.

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  4. I wonder if the buyers of Fiji will have international pressure placed upon them due to this. International companies have their reputations to protect. They do not want to be associated with a country where workers rights are ignored and denied, either indirectly or with a soldier standing next to them telling them they are free to strike????

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  5. Army want to mr fix .everything they touch turns bad.They have f the constitution ,church,culture and country.they are selling govt assets on lower price and making commission .whats next govt debt been highest ever.no transparency and accountability as promised . more lies.fiji is on the road of no return.

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  6. Strike is the only option left for poor workers and farmers. .these guys in sugar industry are the backbone of the economy .they been trashed .if government ministers get overpaid.
    why cant the mill workers get better pay.

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  7. Thank you Amnesty International. Please increase pressure on the illegal Regine in Fiji and get ILO and affiliates to have global intervention against Fiji if the sugar workers are prevented forcefully exercising their rights to strike

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  8. When the illegal regime has sold off all of Fiji's assets and revenue generating enterprises what will be left?

    Corporations beware. If you do deals with these criminals the transaction may be undone one day. You will have no one to blame. You may pay a high price if you want to dance with the devil.

    International corporation looking to do business in Fiji beware. You may be throwing your shareholders money down the drain. Directors have duties to protect the company's funds. Look elsewhere.

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  9. Why government not releasing AG reports, salaries of ministers , tenders awarded and government current debt ?
    PM is preaching good accountable,transparent government.
    I want to see those before the Constitution.

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  10. Robert Khan telling people MPC will be locked up in sep.he was advised by Khaiyum and Frank.
    I also read in frank interview in fiji media .he told RPC /MPC can share the same cell block like in 2000 coup.So it seems fiji judges controlled by the 2 top mens.

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  11. Editor,
    A short time back we heard Fiji even accepted aid money from PNG to conduct its first post Bainimarama coup elections. And of course Fiji continues to receive funding aid from Australia , NZ , the US and the Commonwealth for its planned 2014 elections preparations.
    Now we hear Fiji 's unelected government will fund the setting up of a new Pacific Island Development Forum to rival the Pacific Island Forum.
    That's a rather strange way of conducting the affairs of State , isn't it?
    But of course strange things are to be expected from an unelected government.

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  12. Better to die a free man than live a life in slavery.

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  13. National strike will solve the problem once for all.time have come that we have to be bold and fight the regime to uphold the 1997 constitution and workers right for fiji future .we dont need forced lined khaiyum constitution which is illegal like him.we want freedom and democracy.

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  14. Is it really worth worrying about Fiji .........................

    A VILLAGE head believes villagers should make use of their land instead of indulging in excessive yaqona consumption.

    The Tui Dravuni of Sauniveiuto Village in Deuba, Semesa Buredua, says excessive consumption of yaqona was affecting productivity.

    In an interview, Mr Buredua, 73, said he had advised his village men to work hard and toil the land instead of leaving it idle.

    "During my young days, I learnt from my Fijian friends of Indian descent how to work on the land and how to manage time," he said.

    "They wake up very early in the morning and work in the farm for six or even seven days of the week before taking a break and then doing farm work again.

    "I learnt from them and I'm still doing the same thing.

    "But the only difference is that I don't go out farming on Sunday."

    Mr Buredua said he had been emphasising the same thing to his villagers, especially some men, but the results had not been positive so far.

    "Although I am a chief, I'm fed up of telling some men to toil the land instead of drinking yaqona at night and sleeping during the day.

    "When I encourage them to work hard and not to stay awake till late at night drinking yaqona and sleeping during the day, they say it's their right.

    "I believe the Western style of life is affecting a lot of villagers now. People are educated and they are working, so they have a different mentality.

    "From my point of view, too much yaqona is affecting productivity not only in my village but other villages as well."

    Mr Buredua said villagers should not forget that land was a resource that they had to utilise properly to reap the benefits.

    "If people are drinking yaqona late into the night, then they should also make an effort to toil their land and plant something that would fetch them money.

    "What's the use of drinking yaqona late into the night and sleeping during the day and leaving the land idle?" asked Mr Buredua.

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  15. 5.3% increase is bloody sweet bugger all. Go for it FSC workers, go on strike!!
    You people are seasonal workers and these Bastards should take this into consideration. We are with you all the way!!
    The FEA workers should also go on srike for the very same reason.The grass eating ArseMUCK Patel is doing exactly the same thing to his staff. No pay raise since he has been CEO!! It is "Me, Me and Me" and 'I, I, AND I'. iT HAS never BEEN "us" THE bASTARD.

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  16. Know this ARSEMUKH [YUKH!] Patel:
    We the staff of the FEA know that whilst you have NEVER given us a pay rise, in spite of our efforts, you have gone ahead and made submissions through PWC to justify in a base salary of $150,000-00 you bastard!!
    A staff suggested to you recently, after blowing your trumpet about the profit you made, that you should reward us accordingly. But apparently you got very very upset!!Why you Harikrishna grass eating Cow?
    You still think that you are still with Kasabias you bulumakau!!

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  17. I hate this illegal regime but don't expect me to shed a tear for MPC and RC. Those guys deserve prison just as much as Frank and co.

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  18. Why are you trying to hide behind what that chief is saying on the the use of land and the effect of to much yagona consumption. The illegal regime leader Bainimarama no longer recoganised our chiefs. He has stopped our chiefs involvement in the governing of our country by abolishing the Bose Levu Vakaturaga(BLV) . It's a pity that he and you the regime supporters are going back to our chiefs to get their support and influence on their people.To our chiefs please stand your ground and not be moved by the prevssu74re of this illegal regime. Get down to you people and we have to work hand in hand to get rid this illegal regime then re establish the chiefly institution of BLV.The regime will be comming with a lot of offer and promises to gain you and your peoples support by building schools,making roads and others thing please remember the damage this regime has done to our culture and tradition.We can 't afford to loose our identity as I taukei and at the same time we have respect of other ethnic groups who are here with us and we need to work with them in peace and harmony for the progress and prosperity of our nation and its people. This Illegal Regime must go to enable our nation to reach its full potential thorough freedom and democracy.t

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  19. All these sufferings but has no impact on the Guijs.
    They are the blood suckers of all ordinary Fijians.
    How about forcing them to give at least 10% of their wealth as one off and invite them to share in equity of the business at least 25%
    The Guijs have bought Baini n Gang.
    Come in Baini , do something for your poor fijians

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  20. Latest news is Rajend Chodory was sodomised by Mahen Chodory which is the reason for his ways. Oh by the way, that's from a friend.

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  21. QVS student to appear in court for burning school. Sa koronivuli sona tu mada qai lai vakama vakavol dua na kena gonevuli sona. Ke me vakama mr yavu laivi vakadua Ke gonevuli vinaka. Ra gone nako na vuli mai kina qai ra vakilakila ni ra macawa. Caka ga na rakavi sega ni rawa na cakacaka ni oti na vuli. Rakavi madaga sara kuitalaki tiko. Lai caka tikoga na veivutusona e koronivuli. QVS aka Qara Vutu Sona.

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  22. anon@10:20pm...Hey buddy,what's the
    problem? Are you trying to say something to us,the public? Were
    you a former student or taukei ni
    vanua?

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  23. editor,
    After a long time I read a book which I couldn't put down until I finished it. The Carnegie Medal award winning book The Other Side of Truth
    is by Beverley Naidoo who "was born in South Africa and as a student became involved in resistance to apartheid. She began writing in exile in England..." In the Foreward Jon snow writes Beverley brings together in her work "the critical themes of political oppression, exile, Africa and childhood The Other Side of Truth has resonances of the execution of the Nigerian writer Ken Saro-Wiwa...[The book is] not only a marvellous read but one that refuels the desire for justice and freedom within and beyond our shores"
    Many people who have gone through the military coups in Fiji will identify with this work.
    there are striking similarities .
    extract from her book:
    *"No one can expect justice in Nigeria as long as the soldiers rule.They hate my brother because he writes the truth!Every week they sent threats..."
    *"if we keep quite about injustice, then injustice wins. We must dare to tell.Across the oceans of time, words are mightier than the sword"
    *..the dishonesty and rottenness of those who have power in our country have now gone very deep"
    *Folarin Solaja is well known within Nigeria as one of a small band of very courageous journalists who still dare to tell the truth about abuses of human rights by the Military Government"
    How much closer can that get!
    sincerely,
    rajend naidu
    sydney

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  24. You strike a chord there R. Naidu. Indeed very similar situation as we have in Fiji.

    Nigeria is more justified in having an military force bring bordered by many countries who are potential adversaries...but Fiji not at all....Tonga our closest neighbour is called the Friendly Islands,,,no we do not need a military.

    SO WE DO NOT NEED AN ARMY which has plunged the country into many disruptive costly coups. Coups have damaged every community but benefited a few exploiters such as Rabuka, some chiefs, Bainimarama, EyeArse etc

    We must all work towards eliminating the Fiji military.

    Police force is all we need to maintain law and order

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  25. Amenatave Malani in Fiji Times (12th August), proves all doomsayers in this blogsite who say the iTaukei do not support Frank and his gang WRONG. Malani says, there is overwhelming support expressed by a large population of iTaukei whose aspirations & standard of lving have largely improved. Malani knows what he's talking about 'cos he lives in Fiji and in involved with grassroots people.

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  26. Bring that asshole dharam lingam to the cane field so the cutters can ram the cane up his ass.

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  27. Ahhmmm Ahmmmm Ahhhmmmm...calling on those who are already struggling to put food on their table to strike...Ahhhmmmm while you have a chicken or beef roast relaxing in the comfort of your arm chair somewhere overseas...how about some fundraising to help the strikers survive through the difficult times of their strike...Its all about da mullah....oops excuse the pun Muslim friends with benefits. The kai Viti are the worst strikers....first two days the tanoa full of kava. On the 5th day marama sa complain....on 7th day sa lala na tuniloa...the following week sa veivala sa lesu ki dakadaka...Kai dia...well he does not need much to sustain himself and knows that food is a source of fuel only and does not live to eat...Hmmmphhh very difficult but your mullah will help in the jihad strike

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  28. issues brewing at ministry of EDU ,PARMESH after some bad blood ,Minister see if you override PSC

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  29. Anon 8.30pm. Sadly what you say is true. I am not one to single out any races because their are good and bad in all but the true wealth of this country sits in the hands of about 20 families and i would say that about 18 of them are Guji's. Their are a lot of poor ordinary Gujis out their but the selective few who are immensely wealthy control this country. Most have residency offshore and are just milking the cow in Fiji. These people will get into bed with any governemt. They don't care who is in power as long as they are dancing to their tune. They also feel superior to all other races and look down upon others. Think about it as a Fijian how we take a shit to what we eat to building our homes is all determined by one Guji or another.

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  30. No wonder why the illegal regime is making the most of its opportunities with the guns

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  31. Both of them Draham Lingam and his saviour Bainimarama to.be taken to the cane field to cut cane because the qualification they have fit that job of a cane cutter

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  32. @ Annon 10:20pm[Aug 11th]..You surely need treatment for possible Phsycological trauma as you are definitely a victim of sexual abuse,
    [not neccessarily at QVS]..you may have been sodomised by someone your senior and that has seriously damaged your ego and made your life a miserable one,the life of a whinger and a loser.

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  33. @Anonymous 8:41 PM

    Have you ever wondered why your parents did not push you to work hard at school and make something of your life.

    You too could have been up there with the wealth you are so jealous of, it does not come on a plate for free.

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  34. It seems all the QVS ex-students are quiet. Ni veicai ni yavu vutusona taki kece na gauna ni nomuni junior boys. Sa kilai tu niko ni lauvutu kece mai vei nomuni senior ni sa qai cakava vei nomuni junior gauna ni sa senior kina. Sa rauta me Kama na koronivuli boci qori. Ni veicai.

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  35. To fellow QVS Old Boys continue to ignore the rants of the above demented lunatic.. he has a problem.

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  36. This is my personal observation of what I feel that could have happened for Commodore J.V. Bainimarama (JVB)to become PM, President for Ratu Epeli Nailatikau (REN) and Minister for Defence for Ratu Epeli Ganilau (REG).

    These Ratus (REN & REG) until today did nothing to save nor to defend the Chiefly System, Vanua and Lotu like what their great parents and high chiefs of Fiji did in the past as chiefs, soldiers and leaders of our nation. Fijian were united with one voice and living peacefully together with all races during their terms of leadership.

    REN and REG are married to the daughters of the Old Man who had great influences and respect from international waters and these young chiefs did nothing to save the Great Council of Chiefs and the Lotu from JVB’s onslaught being their junior officer. The Old Man approved REG's recommendation for a Naval Commodore JVB above all higher qualified land force colonels to be the Commander of the RFMF.

    JVB was the scapegoat of the plot which was mastered by the Old Man himself knowing that the Chiefs and iTaukei’s supports on him were fading away very rapidly. His leadership is at stake so he preferred the Coup de Etat be the best way out for him conducted by his sons in law as a diversion of reality to protecting his image and reputation. Is this the “PAYBACK TIME”? The Old Man have had enough and fed up with attitudes of the GCC , Vanua and Lotu which did not give him the full supports he needs respectively as PM and President. Twice the Old Man lost in the general election because of his own Fijian people shifts to nationalism. The Vanua, Lotu and Taukei Movement’s shifts away from him as well. The results of which angered the Old Man to curse them all including his own people from Lau, Chiefs, Vanua and Lotu. To make it more worse, never in the history of his chiefly status as Tui Lau and as President of Fiji that the Old Man to be severely swore or abused at by his own people of Lau, yelling at their top of their voices from the seawall which echoed across the still of the night to his presidential residence in the hearing of others, ”….tinamu”, “vu..laki “, “kai Jama..”, “kawa ..” etc. The incident took place during the illegal occupation of the Parliament by some paramount chiefs with their iTaukeis subjects which JVB & REN were also part of it with George Speight from the beginning and did not appear at the 11th hour in Parliament according to their plan.

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  37. continued
    The Old Man has had enough when he learnt that his own subject from Lau swore at him that night. The “payback time” plots were activated by blessing JVB, REN and REG with all the necessary steps taken to make his failed plans of the past be reintroduced again successfully this time by JVB as “One People One Destiny and The Way The World Should be.” The Old Man’s greatest obstacle were the GCC and the Lotu which JVB immediately removed them from recognizance as soon he in full control. Take note that the GCC twice refused to support and to appoint REN respectively as Prime Minister and Vice President when his name were being put forward for endorsement and instead Ratu Jone Madraiwiwi was appointed as the VP of Fiji and removed again later to pave the way for REN as Prsedent.

    When the JVB Regime illegally took over by force the leadership (as pre-planned) from the Old Man, One may wonder why The Old Man did not call for the Great Council of Chief’s (GCC) blessing to help him up to return the country back to normalcy when all the powers were in his hands at that time including the Constitution and as a Chief of Lau, married to the Roko Tui Dreketi the head of the Burebasaga Confederacy.

    In the past, couple of times the Old Man angrily walked out of the GCC meetings and shunned them all out until the GCC traditional apology were made. The relationship amongst Chiefs was not that beautiful as it seems to be. The Turaga na Qaranivalu, Ratu Inoke Takiveikata,is in prisons for life today.

    Conspiracy and Corruption are threads of Powers and Politcs. This is a real and a true Chiefly Fijian Politics that runs thicker than the blood itself.

    I rest my observation on the corrupted Chiefs and not JVB. It was a pity that angers from all sides causes deaths when plans on Coup de Etat went wrong.

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  38. Come on get your facts substantiated. What ever you are saying in you imagination,unsupported and can not e substantiated. The undisputed fact is the three you are mentioning JVB,REB and REG were part of the group who removed Ratu Sir Kamisese after presenting him whales tooth inside the Naval Boat at Suva Harbour in 2000 after a false threat cocked up by those 3 with SLR and Iikia Savua former Director of Special Branch Berenado was also present there. Can you tell me where you get your acts from because you are trying to divert the facts that the 2006 coup was carried out due to personal interest of Bainimarama and supported by the losers of the 2006 election and the elite Muslim group led by former judge Nazharts Shameem,her sister,businessman ie.Richard Evanson of turtle island including Pita Kewa a former SDL politician and REN,REG with JVB and MPC. These are hard undisputed facts and time will come for this acts to be deduced in court. So my friend you do not know what you are saying just keep shut please.

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  39. Come on get your facts substantiated. What ever you are saying in you imagination,unsupported and can not e substantiated. The undisputed fact is the three you are mentioning JVB,REB and REG were part of the group who removed Ratu Sir Kamisese after presenting him whales tooth inside the Naval Boat at Suva Harbour in 2000 after a false threat cocked up by those 3 with SLR and Iikia Savua former Director of Special Branch Berenado was also present there. Can you tell me where you get your facts from because you are trying to divert the facts that the 2006 coup was carried out due to personal interest of Bainimarama and supported by the losers of the 2006 election and the elite Muslim group led by former judge Nazharts Shameem,her sister,businessman ie.Richard Evanson of turtle island including Pita Kewa a former SDL politician and REN,REG with JVB and MPC. These are hard undisputed facts and time will come for this facts to be deduced in court. So my friend you do not know what you are saying just keep shut please.

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  40. Come on get your facts substantiated. What ever you are saying in you imagination,unsupported and can not e substantiated. The undisputed fact is the three you are mentioning JVB,REB and REG were part of the group who removed Ratu Sir Kamisese after presenting him whales tooth inside the Naval Boat at Suva Harbour in 2000 after a false threat cocked up by those 3 with SLR and Iikia Savua former Director of Special Branch Berenado was also present there. Can you tell me where you get your facts from because you are trying to divert the facts that the 2006 coup was carried out due to personal interest of Bainimarama and supported by the losers of the 2006 election and the elite Muslim group led by former judge Nazharts Shameem,her sister,businessman ie.Richard Evanson of turtle island including Pita Kewa a former SDL politician and REN,REG with JVB and MPC. These are hard undisputed facts and time will come for this facts to be deduced in court. So my friend you do not know what you are saying just keep shut please.

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  41. you got the facts right there anon 10.01am. you only have to read the BOI papers to find out.

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  42. Work yet to start on proposed new casino
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    Work is yet to start on the proposed new casino by One Hundred Sands Limited.

    A digger has been parked at the site for weeks.

    Only the fencing and a big signboard has been put up at the site with nothing happening at the location just outside Denarau.

    Fijivillage spoke to Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum on the issue as the deadline for the $290 million casino resort is October 1st this year.

    Sayed-Khaiyum said the US$100,000 per month penalty for One Hundred Sand Limited will start from 1st October as they had to start off the casino resort by that date.

    There is an audio file attached to this story. Please login to listen.

    We have sent questions to One Hundred Sands Limited chairperson Larry Claunch.


    Story by: Vijay Narayan

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  43. Mr Naivalurua!!why are you so stupid enough to keep on warning your officers???They are not a problem at all,YOU ARE!!!you blurry illegal entry!!
    They will take you down not before they make you naked in your bare brain!
    DON"T MESS WITH POLICE SIR!!!!!!

    They are unwinding you slowly do you know that?? RESIGNED NOW IDIOT!!!!

    After every warning they giggled and make fun of you, shame to you my boy!!!

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  44. What report are you querying and you want coup.4.5 to enquire as you said is misleading the people.

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  45. You know the fact as you said is on the BOI paper but why are you trying to shift the blame to Ratu Sir Kamisese. This is most unfair and you are just l
    like some previous bloggers they try to shift the blame to Ratu Josefa Iloilo that the military was just following his mandate. Come on people do not be a coward and blame the dead for what you did.Be a man and front up to your wrong doings,It to late now the milk has been spilled..

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  46. You know the fact as you said is on the BOI paper but why are you trying to shift the blame to Ratu Sir Kamisese. This is most unfair and you are just l
    like some previous bloggers they try to shift the blame to Ratu Josefa Iloilo that the military was just following his mandate. Come on people do not be a coward and blame the dead for what you did.Be a man and front up to your wrong doings,It to late now the milk has been spilled..

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  47. Let's not forget to glean more facts surrounding the usurpers of Dec 2006 coup, in this recent book:

    "Persona Non Grata: Breaking the Bond - Fiji and New Zealand 2004-2007"
    Author: Michael Green
    June 2013
    Dunmore Publishing Ltd, NZ.


    http://www.dunmore.co.nz/product/716183-PersonaNonGrataBreakingtheBond-FijiandNewZealand2004-2007-9781927212059

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  48. C4.5 and Fiji Leaks links to the recent publication of the very revealing "Persona Non-Grata" by the late Michael Green, former NZ High Commissioner to Fiji.

    http://www.coupfourandahalf.com/2013/06/fiji-diplomats-book-reveals-regime.html

    http://www.fijileaks.com/2/post/2013/06/the-expelled-nz-high-commissioner-late-michael-green-green-cites-a-muslim-coup-aspect-of-2006-in-his-forthcoming-personal-memoir-names-sisters-nazhat-and-shaista-and-aiyaz-khaiyum-the-memoir-also-claims-intimidation-and-thuggery-in-frank-bain.html

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  49. That is the problem with empty headed people.they have very less patient and short circuit.Those are the kind of people who throw their towel in quickly when the heat is on,they can't take the preasure just like Bainimarama he started swearing and have no respect for others when his weakness is pointed out. This blogger is chasing people who are against Bainimarama to find another country. Sorry my fiend it's you and Bainimarama who will have to find another country to live in otherwise Prison is waiting because Fiji is for all of us the law abiding ,honest and hard working who sweat for our living nt like you and Bainimarama are parasites. And stealing our tax payers money .

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  50. That is the problem with empty headed people.they have very less patient and short circuit.Those are the kind of people who throw their towel in quickly when the heat is on,they can't take the preasure just like Bainimarama he started swearing and have no respect for others when his weakness is pointed out. This blogger is chasing people who are against Bainimarama to find another country. Sorry my friend it's you and Bainimarama who will have to find another country to live in otherwise Prison is waiting because Fiji is for all of us the law abiding ,honest and hard working who sweat for our living nt like you and Bainimarama are parasites. And stealing our tax payers money .you blood sucker .

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  51. Its becoming an interesting phenomenon on the role of Frank and what Fiji is today.No matter which side you support, it seems strange for a country to be build on strong communal bonds, obligations to vanua, and family that individual greed and self interest now permeates through all tiers of society.The mess we are in today is really of our own making.It stems from past and current leaders.From Mara to Frank.Each have sought to exploit the Fijian psyche of mutual obligation, and total adherence to those that hold rank and the purse strings.Our future and the youth need more than bibles, and sermons to forge our future.There are plenty of entrepreneurial, and professional Taukeis, not "Rugby players" that we should hold up as mentors, and leaders.
    Perhaps Frank is doing everyone a favour by encouraging/ discouraging people to discuss what we actually want for Fiji.....whether we get it is another matter !

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  52. @Annon 2:38am[Aug 13th]..sa gauna ni moce qoka kemuni, sa dua na gaga ni yalo vinaka e vodoki kemuni toka qori. Sa na dua dina na bula vakaloloma koni lako curuma tiko ni koni colata voli na yaloca sa vuabale mai ena veika oni cauraka tiko ka sa sega talega ni vakamoceri kemuni vakavinaka!!!!...Small minds think about people!! Medium minds think about events!!!! Great minds think about ideas!!....Koya ivei vei iratou qoka daru toka kina?
    Na levu ga ni noda vosa, na matata ni keda i yaloyalo.
    Vakacegu na wekaqu!!!.

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  53. Frank promised to uphold the 1997 constitution in 2006 ..why khaiyum making another bullshit constitution.problem is selfish army officers .
    fiji makes new constitution every time when there is a coup .why cant people just respect the constitution and rule of law.we have to learn from USA,Auss and NZ refer upholding law and order.thats why fiji people are migration overseas .
    where there is rule of law and constitution is respected.

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  54. Anon 4.34 People are migrating overseas for many reasons and one of them is the respect for rule of law. The other major reason is that this country will never be truly democratic.A lot of folks now who are screaming foul on this blog are the same people who rebelled against the labor party in 2000 and were silently or vocally cheering Rabuka in 1987 when the will of the people was fucked 10 times over by Rabuka. True democracy is what Australia and NZ have and it is color blind and race blind. It does not have cultural bounds and is not dictated by the whims of a certain group. True democracy is for all the people of the land and is not culturally sensitive. Just read this blog, go back 5 or 6 posts and read the hatred and racism displayed on it. These people live in Fiji well at least that is what i think. Do you think we will ever have a truly democratic peaceful, just, and Multiracial society based on their comments. I don't think so not in my lifetime at least. Hope is all i had when Frank took over but over time i realized that he had polarized this nation more then anyone else by his high handed attitude. That hope is now gone with the wind for me. I am half Indian and half I-TAUKEI. I see things from both sides and i can see so much that the 2 races can achieve for this country together using each others strengths and similarities as fellow Fijians and human beings. This unfortunately will never happen as long as we hold prejudices and stereotypical beliefs and as long as long as self serving leaders are in power. My heart can only bleed for this country.Isa Viti

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  55. Isa... bon voyage @ anonymous 5.05pm. No longer shocked at some of you, just sad that people like you had your hope in Frank, our tinpot dictator.

    I hope you get over your bitterness esp. once you've learnt more about the darker side of Australian and NZ's history but just see how far they've come, ala Rudd's apology! Isa, well better late than never. A related incident that surprised me too a couple of years back was when one of their own and a graduate to boot had tried to deny the white australian racist policy (whether it was out of ignorance or shame) but to the complete horror of her professor and amusement for the rest of us. lol.

    We don't have enough 'good men & women' in Fiji since they're all leaving. Well with dual citizenship permitted, you can stay involved in Fiji's affairs but from the comfort of your new abode. Moce mada.

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  56. Anon 5.38 For your information i have not left nor do i have intentions to leave.I inadvertently contribute about $1m via tax duty etc each year for government to spend on trips and countless useless meetings etc. I guess i am bound to Fiji by the fact that it is a mother that gave birth to me and also financially.
    Being a student of history i knew that ruling by the Gun has almost never been successful anywhere yet i hoped that maybe just maybe Frank would do what he portrayed to the world in 2006. Sadly history loves repeating itself and Fiji is no exception. I am all too aware of the history of NZ, AUS and for that matter the USA. What matters is what lessons were learnt from that history and the Aus and NZ we know today is vastly different from 100 years ago. Unity in diversity is the only hope for Fiji as it is for the rest of the world.

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  57. Oh thank God you're still here! I know you didn't say you were going to leave but with all that lost hope in you, I was beginning to lose hope in you too.

    Speaking of 100 years, I hope that we don't take half that time to get there, but with this ongoing tit-for-tat coup culture... There are no short-cuts to Utopia and its much harder now (though not impossible) with our lost civic, human rights etc.

    But let's keep the faith and keep chipping away. Someone once said that the journey is more interesting than arriving there... I guess that's because we will get there someday.

    And I don't mind if it's not in my lifetime because what would mean more more to me (if i could look back) was that I was able to contribute to getting there, in my own meaningful way, and without compromising my principles.

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  58. Own Observation: You seems to be taking us back to 2000 for some unknown reason. I feel that you are trying frabricate some stories to link the 2000 coup to the 2006.In doing so you are trying to stain and tarnished the name of Ratu Sir Kamisese the greatest Fiji state leader and chief at his own right and well educated. You are also trying to create rift between the people of Lau and their chief by saying that he was sworn at by his own people inside the parliment. Do you know who those people are ? You will recall that there was some propaganda going on in parliment in 2000 and they were making a lot of false and unsubstantiated allegations of Free mason and blood drinking. That was the work of Metuisela Mua and his group. The was so many things going on in parliment but you choose nto single out the swearintg against Ratu Mara Why ? What are you trying to prove dude. I think you are in a fishing trip. you are just throwing you line everywhere.You can not link Ratu Mara to the 2006 coup but you can link the two incidents to Bainimarama because he was involved in the 2000 coup and he did the 2006 coup and he Bainimaramas involvcement in both coup will have to be investigated by the police in more detail because there are witnesses available andf willing to give statement to police on Franks involvements in 2000 and the killing of CRW soldiers. 2006 coup in a straight foward investigatiobn.So my friend foscus on what we are facing now and please do not divert our attention to something untrue.



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  59. @ Anon 3.28, I think we can all agree that Fiji's dictatorship is neither interesting nor unique. It's simply pathetic and as in other dictatorships around the world, they eventually fall flat on their faces.

    Then you said:
    "There are plenty of entrepreneurial, and professional Taukeis, not "Rugby players" that we should hold up as mentors, and leaders."

    Wonderful. Please name them.

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  60. Hello again @ 6.38pm,

    I was just reflecting on your $1m tax contribution to the dictatorship coffers and it just brought to mind last Sunday's Gospel reading (Luke 12:32-48) which basically teaches/admonishes/warns us to "keep watch" (over ourselves I suppose), for we do not know "the hour"... our final hour that is.

    But it was the last verse that caught my attention, which essentially says that, "to one that much is given or entrusted, so much more will be expected or demanded." I suppose tax laws would reflect that in principle i.e. a higher income means higher tax.

    But with a dictatorship that feeds off the people's hard work and sweat without being accountable to anyone, much less to those the regime taxes, I imagine that it's only logical to conclude that "so much more will be taken from one who has taken or coveted that which was never his in the first place." And I don't mean just fiscally.

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  61. I don't know what is wrong with Amnesty International. Why can't they support an illegal, totalitarian regime? Workers in Fiji already have rights. The media is able to print what the PM likes. What is all the fuss about. I take my coffee without sugar anyway.

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  62. Just so you all know? Ratu Sir Kamises
    Mara was the first Fijian Chief in all of Fiji, to have
    removed all the Foreigners from his
    land and province of Lau?
    Now, you want to know who was the first Fijian Nationalist?
    Wasn't Butadroka!It was Ratu Sir Kamisese Kapaiwai Mara? The
    Questions was: who encouraged & financed Butadroka to form the Fijian Nationalist Party?
    The first
    FNP President-Ratu Mosese Tuisawau
    was rumoured, to have financed the
    educations of 12 loyal Fijians students, sent overseas to various Universities in New Zealand,Australia,Britain,USA and Canada.
    Their (students) mandates was to graduate,work abroad and to continue to financed, the progress&
    developement of the Fijian Nationalist Party?
    Who gave that money to Ratu Mosese Tuisawau? You may asked, Yes,thats
    right,his brother in law...KKTM!
    So no need to attack someone who,s
    not here,to defend himself?
    Ratu Mara,Ratu Mo and Buta...they've all
    done their job?
    Our job is to see
    that their visions of Fiji & The Fijians remains a reality????

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  63. 5.3% is a lots of money especially
    when your economy is one of the smallest economy in the region?The
    AG need to come up with more new
    decrees to control the Union? Bai
    send the boys over to kicked the shit out of the Union Trouble makers?
    How come Anthony is trying to cut-in on Chorro's controlled
    Sugar Union?
    Anothny needs another slap on the head to smarten the
    assole?

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  64. @ online drama

    You're welcome!

    For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul! (Mark 8:36)

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  65. @ Anon 8:34am...Ulu lala..must be a soldier boy

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  66. @Anonymous 8:57 AM

    "" 5.3% is a lots of money ""

    Depends what it's 5.3% of I learnt in school.

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  67. Who owns the new airbus plane which was bought lately? Does it belong to Fiji Airways or Waqavuka company? Who owns Waqavuka? Is it a registered company in Fiji or is it registered out of Fiji? Who is the aircraft registered with in CAAF?
    Can someone enlighten us with real story please.

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  68. Well if you are not aware ,Amnesty International is an international body monitoring and guarding against all forms of human right breaches and abuses,corruptions and anti social behaviours ,so in this case they are supporting the right of the workers to voice their griviences and make choice whether to go on strike or not,as that is with in the boundaries of the law so now they have voted to go strike.You are asking why Amnesty International is not supporting the Regime, Because its existence is illegal,barbaric and making draconian laws to suffocate and strangulate.hunam rights GOOD ON YOU Amnesty International

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  69. @Crazy Walsh is right. Why can't Amnesty International support an illegal regime? After all, US supports coups, and installs and props up illegal regimes when it suites its interests. US gave red carpet welcome to Pakistani dictator Zia Al Haq. US supports 'democratic' regime in Saudi Arabia. US, Australia falling over themselves to sign contacts with china. What is all the fuss about...now sugar my tea ...the hypocrisy is fucking unbearable.

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  70. Bainimarama knows he is not as beloved on the domestic scene as he thinks and wants so his supporters come on this blog to stir. Police officers been paid by Frank to spend time on computers to hack into the blogs.

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  71. @ @ Crazy Walsh

    Would you like to get a job with us. I believe you have what it takes. You cannot delineate between internal politics and international affairs. Perfect

    Now, next time try to use Amnesty and Nazi in the same sentence. If you can the job is yours.

    If you can go one better, try and use Bainimarama, benevolent, reformist and genius all in the same sentence. Graham Davis could use an apprentice.

    Love your inane use of the word "hypocrisy". Nice one. We could use a genius like you (if we are not already).

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  72. Who are you to try and stop the Sugar Workers Union from fighting for their right.I know you are a soldier.Do you know that you are getting paid from thier tax.They are already getting penhnut and when taxed they get proberbly $4.00 an hour as take home pay which is about $300. 00 a week. Is that good for you. NO they are struggling and you soldiers doing nothing but you are getting pay rise every year since the last 7 years is that justifiable compare to those hard working honest people who are struggling to make ends meet daily Whilst you military are filling your pockets with their taxed money as you are holding the country and its poeople at ransom at gun point.Now you want your Deputy Military Commander Kaiyum to impose some more draconian decree to stop those union workers from going on strike.Come on man DO you have a heart ?

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  73. This site has lost the plot. Its full of ulukau with big mouth and big asses.

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  74. Guys lets face reality.Why is the United Nation recoganising Indegenous right and what is Indegenous right? Im bringing this issue up because the illegal regime want every body living in Fiji to be called Fijian.The fact is the name Fijian was the name given to native Fijian and it is an ehtenic Race.Likewise Indian is also a race and so on and so forth.I for one am realy proud to be a ethenic Fijian as my race and Im poroud of its tradition and culture. I feel that what ever race you belong to you should be proud off. Now the teething problem that porps up every now and then is the racial discrimination. This is an international problem, racial, cultural,colour,genda and religious and many kind of discriminations.strong and weak,wealthy and poor Feeling of suspicion and insecurity will occure when we co -exist with other races for me that is normal but the leaders should be senstive to identify the problem areas and ractify before it escalate. Now ;lets look at the fiji situation the two big races Fijian and Indian.TYhey have been existing together for more than 100 years and majority of the the grassroot people have accepted each other and it is healthy in tertms of competition in education sports and other areas and we can learn from each others culture positively.Imblances.Economic participation of the two big races is not balance.Fijian fail badly in terms of their contribution towards the economy of the country compare the Indians.Indians dominate the business sector and as such they have more say in daily operation and administion of the government. On the other hand Fijian have land and resources but they do not have the capital to develop those resources so that they can posotively contribute to the economic affairs of the state.If they are helped by the government with capital and proper supervision I have no doubt that Fijias will prosper and that will bnalance the scale of economic contribution and participation 0f the two big races in Fiji.Fiji Holding was comming up but the the Muslim elite that are backing Bainimarama have slowly and surely killing it.Why because they do not want the Fijian to be successful in business as they feel inscured.Lastlty the issue of Natinalist.Every human being have nationalist thinking. youself first, its me,my family/relatives and my onwn people. That is nastionalist thinking. Someone was trying to blame Ratu Mara as theb first Nationalist before Butadroka. If that is true I praise him for thinking of his own race. To that person who is trying to point a fingure at Ratu Mara Have you contributed anything towards the welbeing of your own race ? If you have done nothing than do nnot mention Ratu Maras name because he has done so much good for this country not only for Fijians but for all races and the nation as a whole and his work has international recoganitions not talking to much like you and doing fuck all like Bainimarama and his regime

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  75. If you are saying empty barrel than show us what you got in that barrel dude.Say something or else keep shut you idiot who are you anyway coz Im a Fijian.

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  76. In the 1960’s and 1970s the Old Man had gradually abolished the Fijian Communal life style administered by the Buli including the termination of the Fijian Education on Vernaculars, Languages, History, Composition, Idioms, Culture and Customs etc. Those problems are now fully grown disunity, disintegration, disrespectful and criminalizing Fijian Society today. It was replaced with foreign cultures. The downward erosion of the Fijian race with their cultures, customs, and tradition are at its worst for the past 50 years today. Drugs, marijuana, glue sniffing and prostitution etc. etc. are prevalent to Fijian youths which is a part of the long term plan to eradicate the Fijian race altogether with their lands and resources. One day soon the foreigners will take over full control and the iTaukei will become landless and slaves in their own land.

    JVB is the scapegoat that have proved himself to be a worthy PM then his predecessors . He achieved good results and supports from many developments in short period of time. To be a Chairman of G77, which is an arm of the New World Order, that may surprises many locals including Australia and New Zealand.

    Why accused JVB with the Native Fijian problems already in existence to wipe the Fijian race out, as a long term plan, before he was born? The indigenous people of the world is facing the same problems all over and Fiji is no exception. Egypt is the latest victim.

    Was JVB the man responsible for the defunct of the National Bank of Fiji? Why the Police investigation stopped?

    How did these middle aged active and wonderful politicians and gentlemen died, Ratu Deve Toganivalu, Mosese Qionibaravi, Jonati Mavoa, Emori Naqova and Jone Veisamasama? Was their deaths were of natural causes, accident or whatever?

    I rest my assumption and observation on the egoistic corrupted Chiefs and Leaders of the past for the downfall of our Fijian Society and NOT JVB.

    I am waiting for the day that JVB will tell the truth and nothing else but the truth to the people and the world. Do not write him off yet.

    My question is, Who is or are the main manipulator(s) or responsible behind all these problems? Kill the roots causes to live freely altogether again.

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  77. @ 7.20am con-artist

    No one takes a devious and sly joker seriously.

    Fiji's tinpot dictator, your hero Frankenstein will get his just desserts in his lifetime.

    Then you'll have to go look for scraps from another's table?

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  78. Anon@8:34am...Thanks for clearing up this Fijian Nationalist point,because as a Indo-Fijian we
    knew that the Fijian Chiefs were not playing a fair game with us?We
    suspected that there was something
    or some connection between the Prime Minister and Butadroka, that
    is that we're been out played in high Politics? So is Ratu Mosese, we all know his connection to the PM but the bastard really out smart
    us? Bainimarama could be another trick to screw us of our rights in
    this country? Thanks!!!

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  79. Simpson S Mailife: If you think that local people are dumb sorry your are mistaken.Life is hard at home and people are following and analysing the situation. trauma has also affecting their lives as this is what the Coup has done to the lives of these peaceful people.It is common knowledge that Shaister Shameem was behind Bainimarama and the military before and after the coup so do not get agitated because peoples mind have been disturbed by the illegal regime and the continuation of lies the regime is making.In response to those lies the people are assuming,immagining and making their own calculation of what is/will happen.You said that out country is fucked up. I agree by the Illegal regime.

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  80. "Lead by Instilling Fear on the people under the barrels of gun " Im glag that you seems to have accept that fact that Ratu Mara was in no way involved in the appointment of Bainimarama and now you know why Bainimarama was recommend and apponited to the position.
    Secondly I do agree with you on the issue peacefull transition. The Stockholm Syndrom factor is already alredy present in certain areas of our community and the illegal regime are trying the best to show the people that they are doing something to gain their support and perhaps tick.We can take the regime down peacefully. We do not need to fight nor we need guns. Solders are humnan beings like you and me. They have feelings towards people.Now every body is waiting for the constitution,and there should be a civilian administration to take us to election because Bainimarama has to resign and regime ministers to be able to contest the election but it is getting too late and that raises a big question mark.Is the election going to be done or 2009 will again be repeated ?

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  81. @ Anon 1.40pm

    With respect, what Ratu Mara (RIP) did or didn't do, or defending his reputation is NOT as important right now as freeing the country from the iron grip of dictatorship.



    @ Anon 7.20am

    Your attempt to tug at the heartstrings of indigenous Fijians to excuse the treasonous plus other criminal conduct of your illegal PM Frank Bainimarama is so, so lame and PITIFUL. Where is your Fijian pride? Hmmm?

    Even a common criminal behind bars for stealing is able to muster a more dignified defence than that pathetic attempt of yours.

    For every man presumably intended the consequences of his action - that was FREELY taken, with eyes wide open.

    And now, we're into our 7th long years "after the fact", so please.. just give it up since you're nothing short of an EMBARRASSMENT to the i-taukei!

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  82. I call upon all citizens to Fiji to forget our differences forgive one another and lets work hand in hand to save our beloved country from being destroyed by those hand full of power hungry and selfish people before the whole country collapsed

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