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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Fight for top job ends with Fiji police chief using decree to sack deputy


Out of a job: Isikeli Ligairi at right.
The bitter feud and jostling for senior authority between two of Fiji police's top brass has ended with one of them being sacked for insubordination.

Acting Police Commissioner, Ravi Narayan, and assistant commissioner of police, Isikeli Ligairi, have been at war since last year when Ligairi was away on a mission in Sudan and Narayan was made acting deputy commissioner, even though he was 57, and there were repeated calls for him to be sent home.

Narayan this week dismissed Ligairi citing the  regime's 2013
Narayan: accused of abuse of power
Constitution, which allows him to hire, fire and discipline as he sees fit,
saying every officer is expected to display loyalty and uphold the law.


Insiders, however, say Narayan has abused his power to get the 'real deputy commissioner' out.

Narayan was made acting deputy commissioner by former police chief, Ioane Naivalurua, who is now ambassador at large after the regime failed to renew his contract last year.

Readers will recall earlier C4.5 stories that Narayan was as unpopular as Naivalurua, with officers saying he wormed his way into the senior position by backstabbing Ligairi and dismissing a number of senior officers when they turned 55, as decreed by the regime, but keeping himself in the job.


Insiders say Narayan's term as commissioner was to have ended last year but he survived the chop by lobbying the Minister of Defence to confirm him as deputy chief, in Ligairi's absence.

They say police protocol clearly states this is in breach of the Police Act  as Narayan was over 55 at the time.

He had been told by the Permanent Secretary for the Public Service that his contract would not be renewed but worked for two months without pay until the Minister of Defence confirmed him as deputy and he was made Acting Commissioner of Police. 

Insiders say Ligairi, who is believed to be in his 40s, and Narayan squared off last year in November when they both applied and were overlooked for the role of new Commissioner, both bombarding the selection panel with claims and counter claims.

Ligairi took one and a half months leave then resumed duties just two months ago but continued to dispute the 58 year old Narayan's appointment.

Both knew of course that one of them would have to step down with the  pending appointment of the new commissioner.

Insiders meanwhile claim Narayan has also been questioned by senior officers over trying to have his son's assault case dismissed or delayed and the file subsequently going missing.

Readers will recall that Ligairi has also been exposed on these pages as having  cost the police $35,000 after tumbling a brand new vehicle out of work hours. (http://www.coupfourandahalf.com/2011/03/report-deputy-police-commissioner-got.html)

While there is fallout over the dismissal, again showing the ongoing divisions that led to Naivalurua losing his job, moles say Frank Bainimarama is wary of bringing the new police chief in before the elections, especially with the four complaints against him for breaching the election decrees, and with Ligairi gone, Narayan has a safe passage to the end of the year.

Update: Friday 10.50am The regime has announced thi
New COMPOL: Ben Groenewald pic The Jet
s morning it has appointed a former member of South Africa's Defence and Security Forces, Ben Groenewald, as police commissioner. Groenewald was in the police force for 42 years and retired in 2010 but has been head of security and safety for former presidents and has overseen the security details of events, such as the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

93 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is ironic is that we have senior police misusing vehicles that the public pay for after hours and they remain employed.

Is this why the public are continually informed that the police on duty have no vehicles available.

Anonymous said...

Another strategy by Bainimarama to
get the Indian votes on his side?
Ok macafaka, time for all Fijians
to block-votes and put SODELPA in
power?
Let make sure these bastards
gets what they deserved-a
noose aroung their necks!

Anonymous said...

Rubbish Narayan has O Indian following! bai this man is useless like U.

rajend naidu said...



Editor,
When I took up the Fiji Times invitation to "enlarge this image" of former prime minister Sitiveni Rabuka (FT 2/5) I saw the picture of a humble and affable old man.
I contrast this image with that of a young, bombastic Rabuka making a strident - noqu kalou noqu vanua * - speech from the balcony of the Suva Civic Center after his military takeover of government in 1987.
At that time he was all so powerful and felt the world or at least Fiji was at his feet.
Today Rabuka has become a virtual nobody in the political life of the country.
It's a huge come down.
He recognizes that . That's why he says he now plans to live the rest of his life as a "non politician".
I wish him well in his twilight years.
There must be a lesson in there - in the rise and fall of Rabuka - for other political leaders in Fiji to keep in mind.
The good time in politics does not last forever.
sincerely,
Rajend Naidu
sydney

Anonymous said...

Bainimarama has been in power for 8 years and despite his claims Fiji has at best stagnated but in many areas it has gone backwards.

What started out as a SIMPLE CLEAN UP has turned into a SELF-STYLED REVOLUTION. Why the change of name.

A successful clean up would see the END OF CORRUPTION and prosecutions of senior ministers from previous governments. Instead we have seen an almost total failure to root out the alleged corruption of the Qarase era. Whilst we now see so many REGIME INSIDERS and family members living the high-life thanks to the REVOLUTION and rampant NEPOTISM.

Anonymous said...

I Taukei get together and block vote SODELPA and get rid of the illegal regime.
Indians - 30 % voting for Bai the rest to NFP, Labour & PDP.
The regime got rid of GCC and Methodist so it is our time to pay back.

Anonymous said...

What a waste..Ligairi is one of the top seasoned policeman Fiji has ever known. What are pity that a flimsy excuse could be used to destroy his career. I can't believe that someone in an acting capacity could destroy someoneelses lifeline. ..only in Fiji I guess. I hope that Ligairi will fight back. Obviously right now, every appointment is politically motivated, so if you're an academic then forget about a future in fiji.
To those who continue to ignore natural justice, remember..what goes around comes around!

Anonymous said...

Narayan is a dickhead..i wonder whether he has been deployed overseas for any mission! I don't think what he did will ever be forgivable. A 58 year old good for nothing.

Fiji Sex Party said...

@Professor of Kamasutra Dr Mahendra Kumar, word has it that he is starting the Fiji Sex Party to contest this year's election. Mahendra father-in-law and coup sycophant, Davendra Pathik is the party president. The good professor Kumar is the party leader. The Fiji Sex Party is modelled after Australian Sex Party, where mahendra and davendra recuperate.

Anonymous said...

Again, proof that you guys have no idea what is going on. So Ravi Narayan will be Police Commissioner to the end of the year? Wanna make a bet on it? Your "moles" are wrong and you are about to get egg all over your faces. But what's new about that?

Anonymous said...

Anon 5.48pm..So is Narayan going to be the Commisioner of Police or not? Your comment is hard to understand. Are you making a statement or are you posing a question?

Anonymous said...

Another episode of the Keystone Cops.

Police HQ said...

Can someone also investigate how Ravi narayan has apartments in nadi for rental worth over 1 million dollars and houses in suva.

This guy doesn't even have a degree, how come he is acting compol ?

Dr Mahendra Kumar and Fiji Sex Party said...

Hahaha, Fiji Sex Party good idea! who better to lead it than Professor of Kamasutra Dr Mahendra Kumar, and father-in-law and Davendra Pathik? Berenado Vunibobo is a must for this party too. he has good experience in Bangkok.

Anonymous said...

Bainimarama and the illegal AG have made Fiji more corrupt than ever with:
Nepotism
Corruption
Cronyism
Favoritism
No Transparency
Compromised judiciary
Military acting outside the law
Human rights Abuses
Lowest Economic Growth Ever
Lowest Private Investment Ever
Media Restrictions.

Anonymous said...

Instead of spending all your time backbiting each other, why don't you ulukau cops try actually doing your job, beginning by arresting Bainimarama fr treason?

Anonymous said...

He has sacked his deputy, you fools, so that when the new Commissioner arrives from South Africa, Narayan will happily become DEPUTY POLICE COMMISSIONER

So we should stop wasting our time on this Ligairi chap. Pity he could not have been transferred sideways

Viewpoint said...

Would just like to share my view on the probable outcome of the upcoming election. The election will be a showdown between Fiji First and NFP. Labour is nothing without Chaudhry and SODELPA is nothing without Qarase. Majority Fijians will vote for Fiji First while a few sour grapes will vote SODELPA. Majority Indian votes will go NFP while a few stupid Labour loyalists will vote Labour. The main showdown will be determined by Fiji First and NFP. The voter preferences are hanging onto these poles. While we may blindly predict SODELPA and Labour, we have to understand that they are now just noise makers and big showoffs betting on past achievements. For SODELPA, there is no way you can compare Temumu Kepa to Qarase and for Labour, there is no way you can substitute Mahen. So there two will be out of the race in 2014 SO IT MEANS THE END FOR THE TWO PARTIES. Substance is now with Fiji First and NFP so goes the sift of our polarized political landscape. This is just my view.

Anonymous said...

I said it before, and i will say it again..."You need the white man to rule your stupid asses".

Nimilote R said...


In a true democratic system, Minister are accountable as seen in report below, happening in NZ.....they admit their mistakes and resign....NOT IN FIJI where Ministers make laws by decrees then they break them willy nilly...like EyeArse and Bhai..what a group of unaccountable corrupt louts :

Five ministers who resigned this term
04:01 Fri May 2 2014
AAP

FIVE MINISTERS WHO RESIGNED THIS TERM
* Nick Smith resigned all his cabinet portfolios in 2012 after admitting he intervened on the behalf of a friend who was involved in a dispute with ACC, while he was ACC minister. He was reinstated to Cabinet in 2013.
* Kate Wilkinson quit as labour minister in 2012 following the release of the report from the Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine tragedy. She's said she'll step down as an MP at the 2014 election.
* United Future leader Peter Dunne resigned as a minister in 2013 over the leaking of a sensitive report on the GCSB. He was reinstated as a minister earlier this year.
* ACT Party MP John Banks stood down as a minister in 2013 after a judge ruled he should stand trial on charge of filing a false electoral return for his failed 2010 Auckland supercity mayoralty campaign. He will leave parliament at the 2014 election.
* Maurice Williamson resigned as a minister on Thursday after it emerged he phoned police about a case involving wealthy Chinese businessman Donghua Liu, whom Mr Williamson knew and had helped gain citizenship in 2010.

Nimilote R said...

In a true democratic system, Minister are accountable as seen in report below, happening in NZ.....they admit their mistakes and resign....NOT IN FIJI where Ministers make laws by decrees then they break them willy nilly...like EyeArse and Bhai..what a group of unaccountable corrupt louts :

Five ministers who resigned this term
04:01 Fri May 2 2014
AAP

FIVE MINISTERS WHO RESIGNED THIS TERM
* Nick Smith resigned all his cabinet portfolios in 2012 after admitting he intervened on the behalf of a friend who was involved in a dispute with ACC, while he was ACC minister. He was reinstated to Cabinet in 2013.
* Kate Wilkinson quit as labour minister in 2012 following the release of the report from the Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine tragedy. She's said she'll step down as an MP at the 2014 election.
* United Future leader Peter Dunne resigned as a minister in 2013 over the leaking of a sensitive report on the GCSB. He was reinstated as a minister earlier this year.
* ACT Party MP John Banks stood down as a minister in 2013 after a judge ruled he should stand trial on charge of filing a false electoral return for his failed 2010 Auckland supercity mayoralty campaign. He will leave parliament at the 2014 election.
* Maurice Williamson resigned as a minister on Thursday after it emerged he phoned police about a case involving wealthy Chinese businessman Donghua Liu, whom Mr Williamson knew and had helped gain citizenship in 2010.

Nimilote R said...

In a true democratic system, Minister are accountable as seen in report below, happening in NZ.....they admit their mistakes and resign....NOT IN FIJI where Ministers make laws by decrees then they break them willy nilly...like EyeArse and Bhai..what a group of unaccountable corrupt louts :

Five ministers who resigned this term
04:01 Fri May 2 2014
AAP

FIVE MINISTERS WHO RESIGNED THIS TERM
* Nick Smith resigned all his cabinet portfolios in 2012 after admitting he intervened on the behalf of a friend who was involved in a dispute with ACC, while he was ACC minister. He was reinstated to Cabinet in 2013.
* Kate Wilkinson quit as labour minister in 2012 following the release of the report from the Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine tragedy. She's said she'll step down as an MP at the 2014 election.
* United Future leader Peter Dunne resigned as a minister in 2013 over the leaking of a sensitive report on the GCSB. He was reinstated as a minister earlier this year.
* ACT Party MP John Banks stood down as a minister in 2013 after a judge ruled he should stand trial on charge of filing a false electoral return for his failed 2010 Auckland supercity mayoralty campaign. He will leave parliament at the 2014 election.
* Maurice Williamson resigned as a minister on Thursday after it emerged he phoned police about a case involving wealthy Chinese businessman Donghua Liu, whom Mr Williamson knew and had helped gain citizenship in 2010.

Anonymous said...

Got the stop watch out? It now takes less than a day for Coup 4.5 to be exposed for its ignorance. "Narayan has safe passage to the end of the year". Now on the front page of the Fiji Sun this morning:

"The new Commissioner of Police is South African Major-General (retired) Ben Groenewald. The 64-year-old career policeman, who worked under apartheid and Nelson Mandela’s rule, arrives next month to start work".

Why don't you guys just give up and stop trying to con everyone with your "journalism". Totally useless.

Anonymous said...

To all my Fijian Brothers and Sisters - Do Not Vote for Bainimarama if you want your children and grand children to have a brighter future!

mark manning said...

All these guys have their heads so far up each others arses, it's difficult to work out where one ends and one begins! What a bunch of losers, all headed for Naboro.

Anonymous said...

The Fijian Government announces the appointment of Mr Bernadus (Ben) Groenewald to the position of Commissioner of the Fiji Police Force.

The decision to appoint Mr Groenewald is line with the 2013 Constitution and in accordance with the appointment process by the Constitutional Offices Commission.

A South Africa national, Mr Groenewald has served extensively in South Africa’s Defence and Security forces. He served 42 years in the South African Police Service and retired in 2010 at the rank of Major-General. He was also the commanding officer of the South African police academy. As a senior police officer, he has also been responsible as the head of the security and safety of former Presidents of South Africa and has overseen the security detail of various global events, such as the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has welcomed the appointment saying Mr Groenewald brings with him a level of experience and professionalism that will serve the Fijian people well.

“The Fijian Government is confident that Mr Groenewald’s track record will strengthen the work undertaken by the Fiji Police Force”.

The new police commissioner will begin work on the 14th of May, 2014.

Miracles for Fiji said...

Anon@9.59am You sound so wretched over C4.5. I don't see the story you're talking about on Fiji Sun but like anon@2.56am I understand what the story says - Narayan is safe as Deputy Commissioner with Ligairi out of the way. Anyway why so uptight about C4.5, haven't you got anything better going on in your life to be spitting so much aggro so early in the morning? Like others here i want to move towards a more peaceful and united Fiji. Why not come board the peace vessel instead of just coming here to eat C4.5's head. God bless Fiji.

Anonymous said...

Not surprising that Ligairi got sacked!...One has to abuse his powers to displace another who really is truely qualified for the position.
I gather the appointment of a South African fella is another of Bainimarama's ploy to bury the dirt that is a norm in Fiji politics.
Narayan sacked his deputy for a position he did not deserve...Time is a healer and only time will tell

Anonymous said...

Hang on, isn't that the story you ran yesterday C4.5?? That Ben Groenwald had been appointed??

Anonymous said...

Sounds like C4.5 got them to get a hurry on with the announcement hahaha to silence the talk after your story about the fighting!

Anonymous said...

LIGAIRI'S SACKING COMES AS NO SURPRISE..JUST IN TIME WHEN THE NEW COMMISSIONER OF POLICE IS ANNOUNCED..AND HE STARTS ON MAY THE 14..REMEMBER THIS DAY IN 1987? I may be sensationalizing this, but it is something to consider

South African Groenewald is Fiji’s Police Chief
09:46 Today


Incoming Police Commissioner Bernadus Groenewald and his wife Louise hosted by the Fiji Mission in Pretoria, South Africa
Taken from/By: Photo supplied
Report by: Elenoa Turagaiviu
The Fijian government has appointed South African Bernadus Groenewald to the position of Commissioner of the Fiji Police Force.
A statement from Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says the decision to appoint Groenewald is line with the 2013 Constitution and in accordance with the appointment process by the Constitutional Offices Commission.
Groenewald has served extensively in South Africa’s Defence and Security forces.
He served 42 years in the South African Police Service and retired in 2010 at the rank of Major-General.
He was also the commanding officer of the South African police academy.
As a senior police officer, he has also been responsible as the head of the security and safety of former Presidents of South Africa and has overseen the security detail at various global events.
Bainimarama has welcomed the appointment saying Groenewald’s background would add value to Fiji’s Police Force.
He says the Fijian Government is confident that Groenewald’s track record will strengthen the work undertaken by the Fiji Police Force”.
The new police commissioner will begin work on the 14th of May.
- See more at: http://www.fbc.com.fj/fiji/19585/south-african-groenewald-is-fiji’s-police-chief#sthash.PA8TWawM.jWmyDuo4.dpuf

Anonymous said...

So essentially we had an employment dispute and Narayan called on the good old Constitution to get rid of the competition. He is only doing what Voreqe and Khaiyum and their cronies have been doing. Why can't Fiji citizens find something in the Constitution to help them stand up to the illegal government?

Good One said...

From what I gather Ben Groenewald has been in these shores or was here earlier on at least for some time so don't know why regime was so slow in naming him. Typically,they got so many agendas going. Looks like the publicity over Ligairi's unprecedented sacking has pushed their hand.

Anonymous said...

Crafty Narayan, eh. In the nick of time, too, by looks of it with new Compol starting on May 14.

Anonymous said...

Exactly @ 1055am.. Ligairi recently returned from an overseas deployment then gets a sack makes the air smell awful. Narayan is no doubt threatened by this Ligairi dude who in my opinion is well qualified even for the top job.
Fiji has become a den of vipers!

Anonymous said...

I don't really think that the reasoning for Ligairi's sacking is what they make it out to be. It is now quiet obvious what has brought this about -

Anonymous said...

In an open democratic society, it would have been public knowledge that the government was advertising and interviewing for the polcom position. This is not imformation a blogsite should have to ferret out.

This is not a matter of C4.5 ignorance; it's a matter of regime secrecy that now mocks its earlier pledges of transparency.

Anonymous said...

Sounds very qualified, but well past retirement age. Why hiring someone so old? And why would anyone with any self-respect accept such a position under this gang?

Anonymous said...

Hahaha. So funny to see you losers squirm and twist in the breeze trying to cover up the fact that you got caught with your pants down with the POLCOM announcement and all your BS speculation was wrong. Fortunately even the dumbest ordinary voter in Fiji is ten times smarter than you morons living overseas.

Anonymous said...

Narayan must consider himself an integral part of the regime to fight so hard for the job using the Constitution. He must also consider himself untouchable to be turning to the Constitution. Anyway the sacking would not have happened without Khaiyum and Bainimarama knowing.

Anonymous said...

Anon@11"25am what is the real reasoning??

Anonymous said...

What is wrong with being 64? "Well past retirement age" my foot. As long as this South African is fit and can kick arse, good luck to him. It was a good move to get someone from outside and this guy will have lots of experience with dealing with some real bad asses. After South Africa, Fiji will be a holiday. The rest of the police force better watch out.

Anonymous said...

I hope the new Compol is a good judge of character because he will certainly be dealing with a lot of "characters" up in Police HQ.

Coup fourpointfive said...

Anon@10.45am We were unable to confirm Groenewald's confirmation yesterday hence removal of post.C4.5 Editor

Just saying said...

Can fiji media please ask Mr Groenewald why he took the job? Fiji is off the beaten track, really despite what we and government thinks. I mean it's not Brazil although Fiji had its share of poverty and ultimately we are a military dictatorship. Why would someone with international credentials sign up with an army driven government that keeps people compliant via the gun and decrees? Usually, money drives people with his background, is this the case here? Of course, he is entitled to take jobs where he wants that.scehat triubleshooters do, so what will he do for Fiji? Is the regime expecting trouble leading up to and at election, and aftermath?

Anonymous said...

This Polcom was appointed by the junta, so do you really think he will make a difference to an already screwed up country!

Anonymous said...

The New Polcom will be delighted to receive his job cut out for him. He is 64 yrs old - do you you think he gives a shit about the police force, definitely not!. This is what retirees do! Enjoy paradise and make a bit of money!

Miracles can happen said...

They couldn't have made it any more obvious - bring in a South African ex police and defence turned security troubleshooter to control any dissent leading up to and after the elections. How low this regime stoops.

Miracles can still happen said...

Ps then install him on May 17 to remind the people of the wrath that will come down on them if they break ranks

Anonymous said...

Took so long for this Polcom announcement. But who gives a shit! We know him now, after all his team are still the same old corrupt shits who can barely utter common sense in the media

Anonymous said...

Fed up with all this prejudice against older people. At 64, this guy is at the peak of his powers when it comes to experience. For God's sake, he has been a Major General in the South Africa Police, has survived the transition between the former white rulers and the black majority, was kept on by Mandela and ran the security for the Soccer World Cup. Who else in Fiji has done anything like that? Wake up and stop being so bloody ageist. 64 isn't old these days. In Australia, they are about to raise the retirement age to 70. Give this guy a break.

Anonymous said...

@ 2.40 Australia is raising the retirement age because of budget cuts not because people will get smarter. The chances of a higher IQ does not increase with age, dementia does - remember the last president of Fiji? The new Polcom might be very experienced but so did Ratu Iloilo!Get my drift!

Anonymous said...

We could have spent money on one of our own rather than some "old fart" from overseas. The Polcom choice should have been local.We have so much talent in the police force, however the regime would rather protect it's back from the ultimate shame, particularly the breach of the electoral decree.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the new Polcom will kick some asses within the police force. With his age against him, I think he would be better off on the beach perfecting his fishing skills

Anonymous said...

Breaking News!!!

Elected PM Chaudary fined 2million, to be paid by June 30 or else 15 months jail for unwarranted allegations

Elected PM Qarase served jail time for unwarranted allegations

George Speight serving jail time for committing high treason

IGNORED NEWS!!!

Unelected former PM Rabuka offered himself immunity to contest elections despite committing high treason

Unelected PM and Coupster Bainimarama offered himself immunity to contest election despite committing high treason

Only in Fiji

Hope the new Polcom sees this history!

Anonymous said...

Former Fijian Prime Minister and Fiji Labour Party leader Mahendra Pal Chaudhry has been ordered by the High Court in Suva to pay a $2 million fine by June 30, 2014.

If he fails to pay up, he faces 15 months jail, and he will only be eligible for parole after serving 12 months.

Presiding Judge Justice Paul Madigan also ordered Chaudhry to comply with the Exchange Control Act and repatriate his funds to a local dealer by July 31.

Prohibitions placed on his funds offshore have been lifted while Chaudhry continues to be barred from travelling overseas until his fine is paid or sentence is served.

Chaudhry was convicted early last month on three counts of violating the Exchange Control Act with respect to $A1.5 million he had invested offshore without the knowledge and approval of local authorities. Reacting after the decision, Chaudhry told FijiLive he was feeling relieved as the case had been ongoing for four years.

"I am relieved but I cannot say that this is the end of my political career." He said his lawyers will need to study the sentencing document and they will advise him on the next step to be taken. Meanwhile, FLP president Lavinia Padarath when approached to comment on Chaudhry's leadership status with the party said they will be issuing a statement on the matter soon.

Anonymous said...

Chaudary will become the next PM..I am voting for him

Anonymous said...

Chaudary won the elections fair and square. He is the only one who did not get his Prime Ministership by default...Go Chaudary!!

Anonymous said...

From a friend. Rajendra will be travelling to India soon to look for donation to pay for daddy's $2 million fine

Anonymous said...

Wrong choice of ComPol..period!

Anonymous said...

@ anon 4:56 - the answer they will get this time is, "NOMU ARSE SARA MY BOY"

Anonymous said...

Just a thought. During this planned march, can we also fundraise to pay for Mahendra's fine

The Heckler said...

From Nelson Mandela to Frank Bainimarama . . .

My, how the mighty have fallen!

Anonymous said...

This is the Law of Karma at work, the payback of the cosmos for Mahendra's collaboration with traitors.

Anonymous said...

Mahend, keep the $2million in OZ, relax mada @ Korovou for just few months, n hoping SODELPA or FLP/NFP wins the election, your conviction status will b declared null n void, u'll b reinstated back as Labour leader, appoint as PM,and the rest is history

Anonymous said...

The sure way to entice the masses for a march is to promise one of the travelling religious circus acts to perform at the end so they can all be raved and shouted at.

High Tea said...

Those opposed to ageism should save their ire for the leaders of the regime. They are the ones who decreed in April 2009 that public servants must retire at age 55. To make matters even more unfair, the decree was given effect (not in real law, but by a gun) almost immediately.

The same decree exempts top civil servants, such as the Commander of the Military Forces, the Commissioner of Police and Auditor General, who it says shall retire at age 65.

But if Groenewald is 64, then that means he's required to retire within no more than a few months at the latest.

Another case of the regime violating its own arbitrary rules?

Anonymous said...

if mahendra chaudhry was given millions by indians so he and his family could settle in aust--why was the money not returned ti india when MP decided to stay put in fiji-in fact he never intended to stay in aust.-or why was the money not distributed to poor farmers?why did he give 50k to his daughter.and where did his son get the money to buy his house in aust?-and why is the DPP not charging the delinquent son RP for contempt? the fine is too low-should have been 3m + 9 months jail.What say RP?-get out of fijileaks.

Mahen Chaudhry parasite on the poor said...

Chaudhry is a real blood sucker - taking out millions of dollars from a poor, starving country like India. Everyone donates money to india. Mahen takes money our of India. That's what a 'genius' he is!

Anonymous said...

The real "genius" is Frank. Do you know how many millions have now been donated to his PM Flood Relief Fund? All unaudited.

Anonymous said...

High Tea makes an excellent point, as usual.

What say you regime trolls?

Anonymous said...

Narayan fires Ligairi for insubordination just days before his own job is given away? So, now he's got Ligairi's job?

What a conniver!

Anonymous said...

All the comments relating to Mr Ligairi's sacking are inaccurate and prejudicial. The Fiji Police Force establishment has two Deputy Commissioner's Posts. One was held by Ligairi and the other Post was held by Ravi Narayan which was approved by the Minister for Defence. When Brig-Gen Ioane Naivalurua's contract was not renewed, The Minister appointed Deputy Commissioner Ravi Narayan to Acting Commissioner. To cut a long story short Acting Commissioner Ravi Narayan is the most experienced and most senior Police Officer currently serving in the Force. Having served his way through the ranks held the post of DCID and served as a DPC. He has an impeccable record in Police criminal investigations amongst them head of the successful agricultural scam investigation and many other serious cases. The current crop of senior ranks including Ligairi do not even match his record. Acting Commissioner Narayan also has a clean record rooted in his faith integrity and loyalty to serve. As the Acting Commissioner he was well within his constitutional powers not the Decree as stated to sack Ligairi for insubordination. It is a fact that Mr Ligairi did not support Acting Commissioner Narayan which was detrimental to good order and discipline within the Force. All commentators should shut up if you do not know the facts period.

mark manning said...

Frank didn't like Andrew Hughes, because he did his job professionally. If this new guy from South Africa steps out of line, he will be turfed out of Fiji as well. I hope that somebody in Fiji makes allegations of abuse etc. against the prisoners her were beaten up by Fiji Police and Soldiers. This will be his litmus test! Perhaps he could start with the explosion of the helicopter off Nadi and the subsequent death of the Australian Pilot on the 6th. of December 2006! Let's also see if he has the balls to arrest Frank for breaking the Regime's own decrees in regards to electioneering prior to having the required number of Party Members.

Anonymous said...

Mark Manning

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Anonymous said...

Oh great...another rascist bastard. This one from the apartheid days. Just another rascist fuck to beat the natives into submission.

Anonymous said...

2 million is peanuts for chaudhry--he will pay the fine from money that was never meant for him in the first place--and have a good sum left over.--thanls to the idiots in Hariyan--the land of his forefathers !!

Anonymous said...

I dunno if the comments regarding Ligairi's sacking were inaccurate and prejudicial or not. I do know Narayan didn't do his duty by arresting Bainimarama and the other chief crims. I'm not saying it would have been easy. But that doesn't change the fact that it was his duty, and he didn't perform it, to his lasting shame and Fiji's continued misery.

Anonymous said...

Lets march to save Draunibota Bay.

Anonymous said...

wananavu dou maji dou vakacaca ka vakamakama,ka saraga e vinakati tiko oqori.postpone na elections another 10yrs.but bear in mind this is a military govt ruling not a civillian like b4.so we will sit back let you burn and loot after that we step in and bring order to the chaos,then a perfect excuse to rule for another 10 years.then the manhunt begins,a perfect excuse to arrest opponents of govt.

Anonymous said...

Anon 9.59

There will be no march. No one has the guts to stage a march period.

mark manning said...

@ anon 753 a.m.
Jone passed away 2 or 3 years ago! I do know his wife.

Anonymous said...

Lets thank Bainimarama for being
stupid to go outside Fiji and hire
these foreign bastards to come to
Fiji and take out our much needed
foreign exchange?
Thanks Banimarama the longer you're in Government the worse our
economy has become?
I'm sure this
appointment was done by that racist pofter CJ Anthony Gate.
I mean who else would go to south Africa and bring in and old diehard raciest.
His job is already made easy for him by the
Decrees enacted by the CJ Gate,not
Khaiyum as many of you may have thought.
Gate is the real bastards
in this regime? Don't you see his
plan? White guy is in control of the Law-CJ,white guy is in charge of the economy(Minister of finance,white guy is the Bank Governor of Fiji;White guy is
the Court Prosecuter; white
guy is now
the police commissioner, and
he has the ball to prosecute Bainimarama,khaiyum,mosese
nd put
his own people in their place? Bai beware of the pofter you're trusting?

Suomynona said...

Frankie's decrees have been well self-served since him and his goons are benefitting from it.

Anonymous said...

The idea that women and children would lead the march is a red herring being pushed here by a regime troll seeking to discredit this march. There is no plan for women and children to lead the march.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 9:59 AM, following your reasoning, how will we ever be able to attain our freedom? This regime has never hesitated to invent an excuse when it needed one.

Anonymous said...

OK I'll start off the march-but tell me,the time, the place, and
i'll be right there?
What if I don't find anybody in the vicinity of the march?
Do i just march alone?
How about the signs, are there or will i find some at the starting line?
Do you mind if i'm
a little drunk when i arrieves,cause i'd like to be a
little drunk just to calm my excitement?
Could i please be in the frontline, cause i like to
faceoff with people who are assoles and try to fuckup good things?
HOPEFULL EVERYONE IN THE
MARCH WILL VOTES FOR SODELPA!!!
Seriously, please come joint the
march and stop been a worry horse
just show that democracy is coming
and give it your full support???

rajend naidu said...

Editor,
Before he was to appear in court again for the 7th time since being detained in an Egyptian jail with his Al Jazeera colleagues for over 125 days the Australian journalist Peter Greste said the reaction to their arbitrary detention by the country's military regime has become a powerful symbol of press freedom worldwide,
Greste said in a letter he wrote that muzzling the press was "an abuse of basic universally accepted social rights and responsibilities - the right to speak freely and openly coupled with the media's responsibility to question, interrogate and challenge those in power" ( Yahoo!7 News 4/5).
Greste couldn't have articulated the idea of free speech and free press more concisely.
According to the press freedom watchdog Freedom House latest report a total of 44 percent of the world population lived in areas where the media was "not free" and 42 percent in places where it was "partly free" (Freedom of the Press 2014 Report).
What has been the status of the media in Fiji under the Bainimarama military dictatorship?
sincerely,
Rajend Naidu
sydney

Anonymous said...

Media in Fiji under Bsinimarama has not been free, not been free at all. In fact, it's been rather expensive.

Anonymous said...

Ravi Narayan and the Policewoman ASP that has been recently charged by FICAC were sex partners in Lautoka!! Deny it Ravi, will release more juicy details soon, some pics also!!!

Anonymous said...

Anon 11.22PM..Is it true about Ravi Narayan? Can you release those pics now?

Anonymous said...

Very true!! Revealed soon!!

Anonymous said...


Anon May 3, 2014 at 1:15 AM

WAHAHAHA

What facts are talking about??

FACT #1 Under the Constitution, only a Commissioner of Police can make appointments in ranks within the Fiji Police Force.

FACT#2 Under PSC Regulations, you can promote an Officer who is contract

Question: What Authority, under the Constitution did the Minister of Defence have to appoint Ravi Narayan as Deputy Commissioner of Police?

Answer: NONE

End Statement: The Minister of Defence, Immigration and National Security illegally appointed Ravi Narayan as Deputy Commissioner of Police.

THAT WAS THE ISSUE RAISED BY DCP LIGAIRI WHEN HE APPROACHED THE MINISTER WITH THIS ISSUE. MINISTER COULD NOT STAND BEING CORRECTED ON POINT OF LAW.

OPPORTUNIST RAVI SEEING THE EMERGENCE OF THE NEW COMPOL CRAFTLY TERMINATED DCP LIGAIRI'S SERVICES.