Ratu Naiqama has spoken as the Tui Cakau, and paramount chief of the Tovata, Confederacy.
The Gone Marama Bale, Na Roko Tui Dreketi has spoken on behalf of the Burebasaga Confederacy.
While Kubuna is not represented, I will leave that for my chiefs to have the last say. I can only say I am deeply saddened that we are so fragmented and disillusioned.It is in our moment of weakness that we have allowed the regime to rule over us.
M. had earlier asked me on Wednesday who was going to take the letter to Voreqe, I replied I will. As a Kai Kubuna, I will be the messenger for my two chiefs, I will serve as a blood and vanua relative to both Ratu Naiqama and Ro Teimumu.
There are still Kai Kubuna people fighting for truth, justice and the rule of law in Fiji today!Friends, this letter must be distributed to as many people as possible.To our families back in the villages and all over the world.Those who can translate, must translate it for the sake of our Fijian families who don’t read or speak English.Copies have been sent to the Australian, New Zealand and US Embassy. Also to the Fiji Military Council, EU and the NLTB.
We hope to have it delivered to the UN in New York, otherwise it will be sent to their office here.The letter raises genuine concerns for the Land Decree and Reforms touted by the regime and is excellent food for thought. We have a duty now to alert our people of the dangers that await them if these land decrees are fully implemented.
These two chiefs have spoken after being silenced, ridiculed treated with the utmost disrespect form our own Fijian and non-Fijian people.To put it simply, it is as if a visitor came home one day and ordered you on how to arrange things inside the house. That is how I see it anyway.I am not in this for the riches of the world. I love my work. It has allowed me to travel to parts of the Pacific not many people will ever have a chance of travelling to. I have met amazing people like Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba, who related how he was sent to the Solomons by Ratu Sukuna.I have taken part in customary rituals, sharing their food and kava , I would never change this job for another one.People ask why ‘bother V., just look after your work and family.’
Friends something triggered my soul in 2008 during the Fiji Day Celebration at my work place.I looked at the people standing there like lifeless robots. I was crying because it hurt me so much. We had allowed this evil to take over our thoughts and actions and here we were celebrating and singing the national anthem which is about Freedom, Hope and Glory! Ana said yesterday, “you know you could be arrested again for doing this.”I said, if they arrest me for fighting for justice, for truth, freedom and democracy, for fighting for a better Fiji where people will not live in fear, where our children will grow up knowing there land is still there for them, unspoilt and undamaged by greedy ruthless foreigners, then so be it. I have nothing to loose sleep over or have bodyguards 24/7.
Only cowards and weaklings have bodyguards. Jiovah is my strength and my refuge. I’m not the one with guns, I’m not the one with a battalion to back me up, I’m just your average Gone Ni Viti from Tailevu with a pen, or keyboard to be precise!We must continue the struggle, and we must win! For democracy, for liberty, and for freedom.
God Bless You All, and God Bless Fiji.
Namara, Bau, Tailevu.Fiji Islands.