Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Fiji Day-10 October 2009: A Tribute To Hon. Laisenia Qarase & all the Elected Politicians that Got Ousted by Fiji's Military Coup
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Unearthing 'Na Dina' & Real Authentic Fiji Truths about Frank Bainimarama & his merry-coup Perpetrators.
We all knew this a military coup. It is a saddest moment in Fiji.
How could one stop these Coup Cultures as it is not beneficial to anybody.
The biggest issue here ‘that the RFMF is for Fiji and not Fiji for the RFMF.’
· Every 3yrs or younger, ‘Children of Fiji have not seen or breath ‘a fresh air of freedom’.
· All they grew up with is fear.
· All the stories they would have grown up with:
· is intimidation, harassment, soldier in & out in everybody’s life & business, torture.
· It is these group in our population that we may have to educate, what is freedom and what is democracy.
· They have not seen any constitutional right neither have the opportunity to see and hear our traditional protocol taking it's position in all that is happening now.
· If 2014 were to be the year we return to a Democratic governance than we are denying our citizen, all those born form the 1990s by the year 2014 they would be in their early 20's.
· This goes to every kid out there son and daughters of chiefs, everybody they were closed out from a breathe of freedom and democracy.
· I plead to everybody in Fiji lets not be shortsighted, lets all stop and re evaluate what is going on and what have done to ourselves.
· Fiji was made in a way by our forefathers totally the opposite of what we are doing now.
· We should all sit down and start looking at what we are doing, for the children of Fiji have been done wrong by the coup leaders & leaders and we have to do something about it.
· These children deserve better then all the reason put together for the coup.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Investors Nightmare in Fiji is like Shifting Sand: The Reality of Investing your Hard Earned Dollars in Fiji. [Click for VB's Bluff]
As re-blogged by FTCM
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Na vakadonui koya vakataki koya ga, koya la o vunau taka toka qori e cake e tu sara ga qori vei kemuni Eddie. ..." but the one who execute well, I think is right.." Maumau nomuni dau vosa vakamaqosa, qai sega ni titobu nomu rai.. Your ideas are so fixed on Voreqe being the only one who can bring about changes to our Nation...bahhhhhhhhhhTovolea mo vakarabailevutaka na nomu rai, Mr. Koroitunalagi. Sa dina sara ni da masumasu kece tu oqo. I don't see why some hypocrites like you cannot accept the fact that if God had put VB there, then all the repercussions that are taking place now, are all part of God's plan as well.. Sega ni rawa ni ko na mai kaya tiko meda mai toso vata.. Na veika ena yavu taki mai ena i naki ca kei na lewa kaukauwa, ena saqati ga. It's a universal knowledge, that " Dictatorship and Freedom Fighters, come hand in hand..!!!!!!"
@Zac.......E sega ni dua na vakasama ni toso ki liu e tiko vei kemuni,eda vinakata kece me caka na veidigidigi vaka democracy,ena sega ni rawa ni yaco na duavata kevaka e tiko na veivaka duduitaki.Toso mai tagane,sa kua mada na vakabebe tiko,na veikakece e yaco, e yaco ena gaunisala duidui ka sa noda i tavi ga na vakavinavinaka tiko ni sa i'a kina na vei vakavulici keina veivakadodonutaki.......na leqa gona ni veika vinaka e tu na kena meca and that universal knowledge tagane......vodo ga mai meda mai qai.
Eddie vodo vei Voreqe??lolzz,sa rauti iko ga mo vodo yani mana,ni rauti iko vinaka,,wahahahahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Reply by Eddie C.Koroitunalagi
@Justin.....cakacaka vakaukauwa mai yasana qori Ratu J,mo lesu mai mo bau mai yaga talega.....kua ni leqa e sa maroroi vinaka tu na noda vanua.
Reply by Alexander Tabua
Eddie taura mada na vakasama qo..You stole from a shop and you end up in jail even though you have your own reasons..Lets say Bainimarama stole from the same shop as you did and he did not go to jail and his got his own reasons...Both your reasons are not that much difference.
Reply by Eddie C.Koroitunalagi
@Alexander.......E rawa ni tautauvata na nomudaru cala ena duidui ga na gaunisala drau dui muria,koya ya e duidui kina nai totogi.I feel sorry for the deceased family and my prayers goes to them......very simple,kevaka eda na coqa na lewa,ena coqai keda tale ga ka rawa ni tini sara ena leqa koya e yaco vei rau na wekaqu qori....Ni qai kalougata tiko..!!!!
Reply by Alexander Tabua
On one condition to your commentGeorge speight should be freed..so should the CRW soldiers...The families of the deceased fully compensated..Then we can move on..Just a thought..
Reply by Fiji Truth Commission Movement
Eddie C.Korotunalagi.Obviously you have missed the point or [missed de bus to your village...]
Oilei!!! O iko talega naita Eddie....me daru sota mada mo qai taroga vei au na taro qori, qai macala sara mada.....freeze se melt! lol... Show me your book first!God bless OUR Fiji indeed!! :)
It is not worth the suffering of any Fijian, be it physical, emotional or spiritual, beause of the dictatorship in place.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Indigenous Fijians & their Cultures/Chiefly System Must not be Forgotten: A Message to the Commonwealth & Bainimarama's Regime.
Sir Paul Reeves, representing Commonwealth Secreatariat, returned from Fiji on 11 September, 2009.
As we monitored and watched details of these meetings one can read the Master Plans a mile off, Bainimarama & his regime are using 'rail-roading' tactics, as they have been doing for the last 03 years with little or nothing to show for, except, military men, vb included, parading around in uniforms & regalias as if Fiji was a war-zone. Get Real!!
- How can these so called money men & a handlful of academics & the corrupt vb regime 'Re-Contsruct Fiji'?
- Who are these people?
- Do we know them?
Veikeda na Lewe ni Vanua o Viti kei keda kece sara na Kawa i Taukei:
Na kerekere vei keimuni kece sara na noda gone i Taukei ka ko ni curu tu ena mataivalu e Viti - Ni lomani keimami na kawa i Taukei me vaka ga ni levu sara vei kemuni e susugi ga mai ena kawa vaka i Taukei. Mo ni yadra ka raica na veivaka loloma taki ko ni sa vakayacora tiko vei keimami. Me tini ka tamusuki. Ni vaka nadakua na i vesu ni bula ko ni vesuki tu kina. Sa ra lewai Viti mai oira na tani. Sa ratou sureti oqoti o ira na veiliutaki ni dau ni vuku mai na Universiti oqo e Viti [USP]. Era na lewe levu ga kina oira na tani ka lewe lailai sara na gone i Taukei. O iratou na dau ni bisinisi, eda kila vinaka sara tu ga ni ra ulubuki kece ka lailai sara na kawa i Taukei. Dou yadra de da na qai vaka loloma sara vaka levu na kawai Taukei.
The international community’s response to the Qarase case High Court ruling is comforting indeed for the many disillusioned people in Fiji. They must be feeling so helpless with the added pressure of knowing that things will only get worse in the coming months and maybe years. Their self-styled interim PM Bainimarama have Fiji’s judicial system under his control. He has some of the best unethical legal minds on his side who have mapped out his judicial exit outside of the 1997 Constitution using the rubber-stamp Pressie’s prerogative powers to take him there. And good for them for being damn smart to carve out all those convoluted twist and turn legal maze.
But Frank and his legal, political and economical advicers must understand that they can not continue on with their manipulated forward march without the indigenous Fijian support they badly lack. When the coup happened, many saw it as Fijians piting against Fijians with the Maras, Ganilaus, Boles, Bainimaramas and the likes daring to oust the Qarase’s, Lalabalavu’s, Kepa’s, Cakobau’s and others head on using their gun power. But when the interim government line-up was announced with the inclusion of Chaudhry’s FLP threesome and the young ambitious muslim lawyer Aiyaz Khaiyum, the perception by many was that the coup of 2006 was an Indian coup. Many believed that it was a coup orchestrated by some key Indo-Fijian legal eagles, politicians, retired economists and development consultants who used Frank’s desperate situation to cease power on their behalf.
These coup masterminders and supporters are now well known with the key players coming out openly to display their role in the whole set-up. And guess what, these real movers and shakers behind Frank’s 2006 coup are no longer the Maras, Nailatikaus, Ganilaus etc but it is now the Khaiyum’s, Shameems, Pathiks, Maharajs, Gates, Byrnes, Chands, Samy’s, Narayans, Chaudhrys and so on. The Fijians have simply been relegated to mind the regime’s gun power security side of things while the Indo-Fijians and others are the main ones calling the shots for Frank.
One must not forget though that the 21st century indigenous Fijians are a completely different breed to those before them. They can clearly see through Frank. They know that Frank is a front to these selected few Indo-Fijians and others who think they are a gift to the Fijian race by trying to revolutionize their cultural and traditional belief system to one that is geared more towards capitalism and economical gain. Many are well educated with positions of influence in their own villages and it is through these civilized advisory roles by these educated Fijians that majority of their kind are often kept at bay from carrying out ruthless attacks on those they feel are invading into their cultural norms. It’s these same educated Fijians who insist and reminded their fellow villagers that their Fijian constitutional rights be fought legally through due process after Dec 2006 and not through physical confrontation they are akin to.
But now with the court ruling against them, the indigenous Fijians will naturally feel cheated by being patient, enduring and accepting of the legal process they had put soo much faith in. They must be thinking that they have done the legally correct thing to prove to others that they have matured and have become civilized as a race by addressing injustices against them through the judiciary and not on a one-to-one kill or be killed warrior like manner their ancestors were well known for.
According to a Fijian psyche, Anthony Gate’s High Court ruling legitimizing the 2006 coup is a ruling against their indigenous race especially when the same judge had declared Frank’s 2000 coup as illegal. How Gate’s arrived at his judgment is immaterial to them. The only thing of concern to them is that Gates has contradicted himself and that his earlier ruling in 2000 that a coup is illegal was a lie. To them, this faggot of a judge is not deserving of their trust and has let them down in a big way by making them believe that a coup was illegal but now legal. Speaks alot about Gates own confused personal judgment on whether he is a man or a woman! Give us a break Gates! Will do you good if you get a legal judgment from your two friends, Bynes and Pathik to determine your sexuality. You will always have a right to appeal it you know!
But when all is said and done, the indigenous Fijians anger must never ever be forgotten. Frank and his minority Fijian supporters at QEB must find ways to reach out to these masses or else!
Sir Paul Reeves, Special Representative of Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma to the Republic of the Fiji Islands, departed Suva early on 11 September following a two-day visit to the Republic of the Fiji Islands.
Speaking on the eve of his departure, Sir Paul said his discussions with the Interim Prime Minister, members of Cabinet and others had been cordial, frank and informative.
“While I do not wish to pre-empt my report to the Secretary-General, I can say that I depart Fiji with a clear understanding of the Interim Government’s plans for Fiji following the abrogation of the Constitution in April. I welcome the importance Fiji attaches to its relationship with the Commonwealth, and the willingness of the Interim Prime Minister and his government to remain in discussions with me.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Current Regime Promoting Vandalism in Fiji? Check out Discom Bubu's blog reprinted here as our Support for Graham Leung & Ratu Joni Madraiwaiwi
An act of vandalism at the Howards Lawyers offices in Suva earlier this week has taken a malicious turn especially when we consider carefully the following factors:
1. The media has not reported it - which means that the story did not make it past the censors - which in turn means the military regime had a reason for suppressing the story.
2. Howards Lawyers are where Graham Leong and Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi are based. Both gentlemen are well regarded critics of the military regime.
When the military junta hijacked the process of LAWYER LICENSING in Fiji in May 2009, via one of their illegal decrees (namely the 'Legal Practitioners Decree 2009'), all legal practitioners in the country had to reapply for their practicing certificates with the Chief Registrar of the High court as their licenses expired.
Being men of high principle, both gentlemen decided not to renew their licences.
The careful and deliberate manner of the break-in has cast the finger of suspicion straight to Bainimarama's men, and have indicated the nefarious desire by Fiji's self-installed regime masters to 'catch' these gentlemen in the act of practicing lawyer activities. (Because of course, then they can be prosecuted under the new and illegal fascist decrees)
3. The method of the break-in. This was a very neat cut in the door right around the lock, rather than a forceful smash of the door or breaking a pane of glass.
This would indicate that the break-in was done by experts rather than just common robbers, and we know the military and the police would have the equipment to cut such a hole.
4. The items things targeted and taken were related to things "Fijian" - namely documents pertaining to the Constution & Registration of the Institute of Fijian Studies that is an off-shoot of the Fijian Retired Teachers Association.
One would have to ask the question - why would a common criminal be interested in taking those sorts of papers ?
My understanding is that this organisation has been on the receiving end of endless delaying tactics and nitpicking by the Companies Registry who are trying to undermine the process of getting the organisation registered and the susequent applications for UN aid for its establishment.
It may be of additional interest to itaukei that this regime is demanding that any mention of the word 'Fijian' has to be deleted , and that even though the organisation is being set up as an academic and research institute of learning (and as such, qualifies for UN aid and other agency funding) the junta are demanding that it has to be registered as a Company even though it is not a company.
As a Company, the regime can demand fees and taxes and monitor their aid monies now that they have entrenched themselves into all levels of governance.
Yes folks, yet another example of the criminal ploys typically undertaken by Bharmybanana's regime to keep the truth from getting out. Shame !
Posted by discombobulated at 6:26 PM
Labels: Howards Lawyers Offices in Suva broken into
Friday, September 4, 2009
Guess Who Has the Iron Yoke around his Neck in Fiji Post Commonwealth. Read Mr S. Daunitutu.analysis.
I thought I would post some of my thoughts to you after the full suspension of Fiji from the Commonwealth, for your consumption and analysis.
I thought I'd bring to your attention (if you haven't noticed already) how Voreqe has a blatant diregard for figures, numbers, statistics, ratios or numerical gauges which allow him to place his performance in regard to progress, others, and also for his own government's graphical illustrations.
A good example is the full suspension from the Commonwealth, at which the CMAG have been instrumental in trying to get him to adhere to or reflect on some numbers, figures which potray the failing economy and the southward spiral the country is in, since the takeover in 2006.
Mr. Narube, one of if not, the best we have in the country with numbers, was apparently sacked for informing Bainimarama that the figures that represented the country's piggy bank was down to petty cash and needed urgent replenshiment, in the shape of getting to the dialogue table, or show urgency in getting the country back to democratic rule. Bainimarama brushed aside not only the governor of the Reserve Bank, but one of the most qualified people in the land, to give him that advise, he actually sacked Mr. Narube, placing him under house arrest before letting ADB get their hands on him (I think that's where he is now)
What about figures that kicked the population in the guts last week, the upward hike of bus/taxifares and electricity rates ? He did not think anything of that, because he is chauffered to work, and businesses give his families present, the automobile versions. There was an uproar of disagreement from the general public, because those figure, are now matching the figures that they spend, on food and daily living.
Then there was the confirmation of his lack of knowlege in numerical dipsticks, when he boastfully corrected a reporter about the National Foreign Reserves, halving it in front of the reporter boastfully, for the world to hear. What does that say about his knowlege of these statistics, in regard to his leadership, his government, his mentallity, even his conscience ?
When the Commonwealth started talks with Bainimarama way back in 2006, that was three years ago. When they finally gave him the figures, 1:9:2009, it really did not mean anything to him, as all the other important ones before that he had an explanation for.
We all remember the figures 55, yes, he thought that was a good time to retire, as he mentioned in his reasoning, but it backfired, so he came up with "you can be taken back if you have special skills" aren't nurses and teachers, people with special skills ? God only knows how those people, who have mortgages, children in high school and have made plans, up till retirement at sixty. Of course, their minds would have been racing, and as we have heard, some commited suicide, because of that.
What about the MDG figures, I bet he doesn't know that Fiji is part of that excercise, it was set for 2020 or thereabouts. At last count, our level was sitting at 40% the total population, comfortably living at that very level we are trying to eradicate, that of poverty.
Fiji is a vibrant well balanced Nation with a good mix in the agrarian and metropolitan divide, he needs to listen to sound advise, so he can harness all our resources and turn them into props for those failing stats.
Put it this way, he cannot answer dichotomous questions, the chances that he will notice bigger figures, is practically zero.
To conclude, the CMAG talks from three years ago with its deadline has come and gone, the only figures he has drummed into the heads of the military, his illegal ministers and his own is, 2014.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
As a point of interest our team did a random snapshot sneak-preview of what other International news agency are saying re recent announcement by the Commonwealth. We must note in particular New Zealand's position as of todate 2/9/09 per McCully's comments where he states, quote, "...so there be a period of patience..." unquote.
- Why is it that the ceremonial aspect of being in Fiji, [Bainimarama, his regime & visiting dignatories] are still being treated to a lavish Traditional Fijian Ceremony? Why are they lapping up this good old age Fijian Tradition, if they are trying to do away with what matters to the ordinary Fijian? Why can't they have an Indian ceremony or a Chinese one or even a Western way? Such a state of hipocracy at its highest indeed.
BBC News: "Fiji has had a chequered relationship with the Commonwealth. It was expelled in 1987 after two military coups, but was readmitted 10 years later when democracy was restored. It was also suspended in 2000 for 18 months. "
FIJI'S COMMONWEALTH HISTORY
1987 - Fiji endures two military coups, declares a republic; the Commonwealth expels Fiji
1997 - Fiji readmitted to the Commonwealth after it introduces a non-discriminatory constitution
May 2000- Parliament stormed, PM Mahendra Chaudhry and cabinet taken hostage. Businessman George Speight proclaims himself acting PM
June 2000 - Commonwealth suspends Fiji
Dec 2001 - Fiji readmitted to the Commonwealth
- 2005 July - Military chief warns that he will remove government if proposed amnesty for those involved in 2000 coup goes ahead.
- 2006 March - Great Council of Chiefs elects incumbent President Iloilo to a second, five-year term.
2006 May - Former PM Sitiveni Rabuka is charged with orchestrating a failed army mutiny in November 2000.
- Ruling party leader and incumbent PM Laesenia Qarase narrowly wins elections and is sworn in for a second term.
- Military coup
2006 October - November - Tensions rise between PM Laesenia Qarase and military chief Frank Bainimarama, who threatens to oust the government after it tries, and fails, to replace him. Qarase goes into hiding as the crisis escalates.
2006 December - Frank Bainimarama says in a televised address he has taken executive powers and dismissed PM Laisenia Qarase. Commonwealth suspends Fiji because of the coup
- 2009 - [September 2] Fiji is now suspended from Commonwealth.
WHAT CJA SAYS:
COMMONWEALTH JOURNALIST ASSOCIATIONS
Fiji’s Bainimarama secures pariah status as worst dictator in the Commonwealth
Free speech and free press paralyzed.
Media organizations through the Commonwealth have compared notes to conclude that Commodore Frank Bainimarama's prime achievement as dictator of Fiji is to have attained the worst media reputation in the Commonwealth.
With that comes the paralysis of basic human rights - free speech and free press - and the pursuit of policies so retrograde as to drag down his beautiful country socially and economically at huge price to its wonderful people.
Bainimarama has expelled foreign media (but invited some back for supervised coverage). He has closed media institutions, monitored those left standing and bullied and intimidated those who have resisted - including the judiciary, which he sacked. The constitution has been tossed out at his direction to make way for one of his choosing.NEW ZEALAND HERALD
McCully: We can't force Fiji to hold elections
9:40AM Wednesday Sep 02, 2009
Military Commander, Commodore Frank Bainimarama holding a press conference at the Queen Elizabeth Barracks. Photo / Getty Images, Phil Walter
"New Zealand can do nothing to force Fiji to restore democracy so there now be a 'period of patience" Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Murray McCullysays...."
The rule of law, democracy and human rights were "the glue that holds the Commonwealth together".
New Zealand would not be imposing new sanctions, he said.
"We've simply taken the view that the rest of the international community have fallen broadly into line, we don't see any reason for new initiatives to take place at this stage," Mr McCully told Radio New Zealand.
"There's really nothing we can do to force Fiji to move down a path towards democracy."
Economic pressures would contribute eventually, he said.
The government would be no better than the military regime if it banned New Zealanders from taking advantage of cheap holiday deals to Fiji, he said.
WHAT THE AUSTRALIANS SAYS:
Journos call for Fiji tourism boycott
By Radio Australia's Bruce Hill
The International Federation of Journalists wants travellers to rethink any plans to holiday in Fiji.
Fiji is facing suspension from the Commonwealth at midnight Tuesday (local time) for its slow progress towards a return to democracy.
Interim Prime Minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama, who led the December 2006 coup in Fiji, has refused to bow to Commonwealth and regional pressure to hold elections sooner than 2014.
The editor of the Fiji Times newspaper, Netani Rika, told a recent journalism conference in Brisbane that Australians appear to have no idea how lucky they are to have a voice through free media.
The International Federation of Journalists Sydney-based spokeswoman, Deborah Muir, has told Radio Australia anyone thinking of holidaying in Fiji should reconsider.
"What Netani Rika says is it's unnerving to know that tourists from Australia and elsewhere, other free countries, would still be going to their resort holidays seemingly oblivious to the fact that Fiji is being administered by a dictatorship," she said.
"Fiji is no paradise right now. Any advertising campaign that says it is a paradise is false advertising.
"The International Federation of Journalists would strongly urge people who are considering holidays in Fiji to think twice about it and to use the rights that they have in the free countries in which they live to inform themselves what is happening elsewhere in the world."
But Frank Yourn, executive director of the Australia-Fiji Business Council, says it is the innocent that will suffer, not the interim government.
"I think it's important that people who are considering this understand the impact that a decision like that would have on the ordinary people of Fiji, the people who are employed in the tourism industry and the various industries that surround the tourism industry," Mr Yourn said.
"It's not a matter of propping up the dictatorship; it's really a matter of trying to ensure the economic survival of people who are really suffering quite badly."
LOS ANGELEES TIMES....."Simply not interested unless its FIJI WATER CRISES' by Mother Jones.http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/afghanistan/la-fg-afghan-troops2-2009sep02,0,6170770.story