Failures of Past Politicians

Bainimarama told the NCBBF, that ‘the solutions to the deep-seated problems of this country are not entirely in the hands of the familiar politicians who have failed us in the past 20 years. They have failed us with their narrow-mindedness, racially divisive politics. Lack of vision and irresponsible social and economic management.’

These kinds of general, selective and inaccurate statements riddled with erroneous facts, seem to be the only consistency with Bainimarama.

Rabuka in his 2nd book revealed the 1987 coup was instigated by familiar politicians at the time and used him as a willing puppet.

The evil consequences of those familiar politician’s greed for power continue to haunt Fiji today, but this time, the puppet is Bainimarama himself.

Bainimarama should heed this quote; ‘Progress, far from consisting in change depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there is no being to improve and no direction to set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it ‘

Tui Savu.

Townsville. QLD.

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39 Responses to “Failures of Past Politicians”

  1. Mark Manning Says:

    Tui,bula ,
    are you saying that Frank has gone 180 degrees,then 90 and another 90 as he stated he had done some months ago ? Is that possibly the same as going in ever decreasing circles , until such time as one disappears up ones own behind ?

  2. Osevuka Says:

    Bottom line is, Bainimarama is running away from crimes of treason, murder, etc which he was responsible for from 2000 up to now, which he has not answered to. He thinks he will runaway from these by following chodo’s lies and diversionary tactics. We he cant run away too far. It will catch up sooner rather than later.

  3. lana Says:

    Its likely Tui’s letter will fly right over Baini’s head.

    Baini doesn’t understand quotes too well. His speechwriter for the NCBBF meeting published in the Times today obviously, does not either. He quoted Rev Martin Luther King jnr but attributes it wrongly.

    “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that
    matter.” – is actually by Rev Martin Luther King Jr.
    (http://www.quotedb.com/quotes/3081)

    Baini’s speech wrongly attributes this to 19th Century Methodist Rev
    William Morley Punchon. hmmm, might’ve paid a few thousand too much to that hack Baini!

    Rev King paraphrased the wesleyan preacher Rev Punchon who gave a sermon about Daniel continuing to worship even though the King of Babylon had promulgated a decree for all in Babylon to worship only the King himself, with the punishment to be fed to the lions:

    HE WAS NEITHER A PHARISEE NOR A COWARD, BUT SIMPLY, A BRAVE, GOOD MAN, WHO LOVED LIFE WELL, BUT WHO LOVED GOD BETTER ; AND WHO WHEN A THING WAS PUT BEFORE HIM, WHEN TIMIDITY WHISPERED, “IS IT SAFE?” AND EXPEDIENCY HINTED, “IS IT POLITIC?” AND VANITY SUGGESTED, “WILL IT BE POPULAR ?” TOOK COUNSEL OF HIS OWN TRUE HEART, AND SIMPLY ENQUIRED, ” IS IT RIGHT?” (http://ia340927.us.archive.org/0/items/lecturessermons00punsuoft/lecturessermons00punsuoft_djvu.txt)

  4. Lana Says:

    Its likely Tui’s letter will fly right over Baini’s head.

    Baini doesn’t understand quotes too well. His speechwriter for the NCBBF meeting published in the Times today, obviously does not either. He quoted Rev Martin Luther King jnr but attributes it wrongly.

    “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that
    matter.” – is actually by Rev Martin Luther King Jr.
    (http://www.quotedb.com/quotes/3081)

    Baini’s speech wrongly attributes this to 19th Century Methodist Rev
    William Morley Punchon. hmmm, might’ve paid a few thousand too much to that hack Baini!

    Rev King paraphrased the wesleyan preacher Rev Punchon who gave a sermon about Daniel continuing to worship even though the King of Babylon had promulgated a decree for all in Babylon to worship only the King himself, with the punishment to be fed to the lions:

    HE WAS NEITHER A PHARISEE NOR A COWARD, BUT SIMPLY, A BRAVE, GOOD MAN, WHO LOVED LIFE WELL, BUT WHO LOVED GOD BETTER ; AND WHO WHEN A THING WAS PUT BEFORE HIM, WHEN TIMIDITY WHISPERED, “IS IT SAFE?” AND EXPEDIENCY HINTED, “IS IT POLITIC?” AND VANITY SUGGESTED, “WILL IT BE POPULAR ?” TOOK COUNSEL OF HIS OWN TRUE HEART, AND SIMPLY ENQUIRED, ” IS IT RIGHT?”

  5. Peace Pipe Says:

    The cause of “the deep-seated problems of this country” is not what the lying conniving pig is trying make us believe it to be. We all know that the reasons for the coup is the ability and willingness of the military to criminally take over govts at the point of the gun whenever they want to. This is no different with the current illegal take over of the elected govt. The military have been inculcated with the notion that they hold the rein of power in the background and if they whims dictate they would just move in and remove the elected govt. That mandate was given to them in 1987. Just as 1987 was morally and legally wrong so are any coup after that. Therefore any reasoning offered for any coup is unacceptable. The excuses are just flowers to hide the crime and a diversionary ploy to hoodwink us to into believing and accepting the actions of the culprits. In relation to this I strongly believe that Naiulukau was complicit in the 1987 coup only that he did not have the balls or knowledge of carrying it out.

    The pig is desperatle trying to spin his web of lies and deceptions to get himself out of this spot he stupidly chose to be in. He is aided by the master the snake himself who is also spinning his web to get out of the mess he is in. Thats why the snake wants to delay elections to buy time and maximise the benefits he and cronies are enjoying right now. Meanwhile the pig’s balls are being squeezed harder to fulfill his promise on the March 2009 election which he keeps insisting will go ahead. Looks like there is a pulling apart of this pig/snake partnership.

  6. ex Fiji Tourist Says:

    Peace Pipe, well said.

    NZ’s Winston Peters tightened the squeeze on bananasinpyjamas’ privates this morning when he flexed the muscles of the Pacific Forum Secretariat and warned of taking more things away from the junta’s control

  7. Mark Manning Says:

    It’s time , I think you’l all agree , to downsize or no longer have an Army in Fiji . Return the peace keeping troops , including the Police as the money they are making , keeps this junta alive and well !

  8. Fiji Democracy Now Says:

    Coups cost and every coup costs more. Here’s the proof. The 2006 coup was not just another coup that Fiji will get over. It was a disaster from which Fiji will not easily recover. The Chodopu$$ does not understand the concept of business confidence. People with hard-earned capital will not place it in situations where it is at risk. His gangster-like treatment of Fiji Water, the tourism industry and Westech have made the situation even worse.

    Fiji Times – 29 March08

    Coup culture affects long-term growth

    THE perception of Fiji as having a coup culture seriously erodes
    business confidence and could have a negative affect on long-term
    growth prospects.

    United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the
    Pacific regional adviser and development policy David Smith made
    the comment while releasing ESCAP’s economic and social survey of
    Asia and the Pacific in Suva yesterday.

    Mr Smith said Fiji was the poorest performer in terms of Gross

    Domestic Product (a total measure of goods and services provided in
    a year) growth in 2007.

    He said Fiji’s GDP fell by close to 4 per cent in 2007. “Growth is
    expected to recover to a modest 2.2 per cent in 2008,” he said.

    “The coup in December 2006 created uncertainty, leading to
    declining tourist arrivals worker lay-offs, a fall in the wholesale and
    retail trades and a freeze on private-sector investment projects.

    “Despite the modest recovery expected in 2008, underlying
    constraints to growth remain to be addressed.Mr Smith said the
    poor performance of goods exports remained a
    major concern, especially sugar. “Fiji’s commodity exports declined
    by an estimated 8 per cent in 2007.

    “Implementation of Fiji’s export development strategy would help
    boost exports and improve the balance of payments position.”

    He said as with many Pacific Island countries, the lack of a business-
    friendly environment continued to constrain private sector growth and
    investment.

    “The perception of Fiji as having a coup culture seriously erodes
    business confidence and could have a negative affect on long-term
    growth prospects.”

    Mr Smith said in contrast to Asia’s robust growth, the Pacific Islands
    experienced an overall growth rate of only 2.7 per cent in 2007,
    mostly because of Fiji and Tonga’s large economic contractions as a
    result of political upheavals.

    Pacific Islands growth is expected to be substantially higher in 2008
    at 4.8 per cent, largely as a result of recovery in Fiji and Tonga, and
    also because of continuing high growth in the Pacific region’s largest
    economy, Papua New Guinea. Palau, the Solomon and Vanuatu are
    expected to grow relatively strongly in 2008 with growth rates above 4
    per cent.

    Mr Smith said these were difficult times for Pacific Island countries
    export sectors.

    “Trade deficits continue to worsen. Papua New Guinea is among the
    few countries enjoying a trade surplus because of its mineral and
    petroleum exports.

    “Trade deficits are widening as import bills are pushed up because of
    higher oil and food prices.

    “But the key problem is poor export performance and the reliance on
    a small range of export commodities. Commodity exports declined by
    nearly 8 percent in Fiji in 2007″In the Solomon Islands exports grew in
    2007 as logging increased but this was not sustainable.

    “In Vanuatu, agricultural exports increased in 2006 but imports are
    increasing rapidly.

    “In Samoa, most export sectors declined in 2007 and in Tonga,
    fisheries and agriculture exports have been on the decline since
    2004.”

  9. TJ Says:

    Heres some plain speaking. The world is serious about the holding of elections in the first quarter of 2008. E ca gona ni ratou sa matau ga na kodrokodro oratou na lala boci nei voceqe.

    Sa matata vakasigalevu ni ratou kila vinaka sara tikoga na matanitu lelevu o Ositerelia, Niusiladi, na EU, na UN, kei Merika na ka yaco tiko e Viti, veitalia na kena rogorogo vinaka na vosa e lai tau e Okaladi. Sa sivi qo e 13 na vula, mai nodratou kovea na matanitu o voceqe kei chodo, ia se veileceyaki ga na bula vakailavo ni noda vanua, e sega ni macala na nodratou veiliutaki, e levu na ka eratou vunitaka mai vei keda na lewenivanua, tini sara lai via vakarerei ira na dau vola itukutuku, laurai e matanalevu na nodratou botolaka na lawa, sega ni bau dua e beitaki ena cala ni veivaqumi e bala rawa e valeniveivesu. Sa tubucake na isau ni yaya kei na isau ni kakana. Ia ratou se via cakava ga nodratou charter boidada, sega ni matata.

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    26 March 2008
    Interview with Fran Kelly – Radio National Breakfast

    Subjects: Fiji, Tibet, Zimbabwe

    FRAN KELLY: Well, with four coups in the past two decades and new concerns about the independence of both its judiciary and its media, the future of Fiji is the only item on the agenda for today’s meeting in New Zealand of Foreign Minister’s from the sixteen Pacific Islands forum countries.

    Australia’s Foreign Minister Stephen Smith is attending that meeting after bilateral talks yesterday with his New Zealand counterpart Winston Peters. The forum wants to see a greater commitment from Fiji to return to Democracy.

    I spoke to Foreign Minister, Stephen Smith earlier this morning from Auckland.

    STEPHEN SMITH: Good Morning Fran.

    FRAN KELLY: What is at stake here at this meeting for Fiji?

    STEPHEN SMITH: Well what’s at stake here is whether the interim Fiji government has got an enduring commitment to re-introduce democracy and human rights to Fiji, so there’s a lot at stake here. At a previous meeting the interim Fiji government gave a commitment to have an election, to hold a full and free election, by the end of the first quarter of 2009 and we want to hold them to that.

    We’re very concerned that they’re not making sufficient preparations, we’re very concerned that they may not actually want to discharge the undertaking they previously gave and it’s a matter of working together with New Zealand and with the other Pacific forum countries to keep the weights on them and make sure that that’s what they do.

    FRAN KELLY: Well you would have to say the signs aren’t good so far, the authorities in Fiji have recently barred international judicial scrutiny, there are claims of them intimidating judges and of course last month they deported Australian publisher Russell Hunter because they didn’t like the stories he was publishing in the Fiji Times, these are all bad signs in terms of re-introducing democracy so when you say ‘putting the weights on’ Fiji what can you do?

    STEPHEN SMITH: Well the first thing you shouldn’t do, as I said yesterday at a press conference with Winston Peters after a bilateral with New Zealand, you shouldn’t reward bad behaviour and Australia is not proposing to do that. But at the same time you do have to say that we do want to have a positive constructive dialogue. There are of course many people in Fiji who want to move to democracy and certainly I think there are a few clear signs emerging: one is, that people want to act together – they want the Pacific Island nation states to be at one; secondly they do want Fiji to meet the undertaking that it has previously given to hold an election; and thirdly they also want to be constructive to ensure that in the run up to and after such an election that there’s a long term basis for democracy and human rights in Fiji.

    Now, no one is suggesting Fran, that that’s easy and you’ve drawn attention to a number of things which have been very disappointing and it’s a matter for the Pacific Island nation states as I put it, to put the weights on and make sure that we do bring Fiji to democracy on the timetable that they have previously committed.

    FRAN KELLY: But what if that doesn’t occur, what can happen to Fiji, what is the threat?

    STEPHEN SMITH: Well Fiji either continues to effectively be a pariah in our region or it moves to democracy and human rights and that’s the choice for Fiji, and as I say there are elements of carrot and stick here, stick with the various sanctions that we impose whether it’s Australia or New Zealand but also carrots where we are saying to Fiji that you are an important nation state in the Pacific, it’s not sustainable for you not to be a modern prosperous democracy, you have that potential as a nation, let’s help you get there. Which is why we’ve said to Fiji in the past, and New Zealand has also said to Fiji, that when it comes to conducting an election, Australia, New Zealand, the other forum nations stand ready and willing and able to render whatever technical or other assistance we can. But we have got to see that commitment there. We’re waiting, for example, for Fiji to announce it’s election supervisor, we are still waiting for the Fiji Boundaries Commission to be effective so that the process of electoral boundaries is triggered. There are a whole range of things where we see no movement from the interim Fiji government and I think the forum today will want to see commitments and a timetable from Fiji in respect of these matters.

    FRAN KELLY: Minister, last year Amnesty International criticised the then Howard government for not taking a strong stand on human rights on China and Amnesty claimed then that Canberra was tough with its dealings with small states like the Solomon’s but was reticent in raising concerns with its bigger neighbours and in Opposition Labor agreed with that criticism. Will the same be applicable now to the Australian government if we are happy to take a carrot and stick approach with a country like Fiji but we don’t start taking a tougher action or taking a tougher stance on China on human rights?

    STEPHEN SMITH: Well Australia has not been backward in coming forward in making its views about Tibet known to China both privately and publicly. Right from the very early stages Australia was out there publicly, both the Prime Minister and myself, saying that we thought and believe strongly that China had to act with restraint in Tibet, that the way forward for China was openness and transparency and having a constructive dialogue with Tibet and that remains our very strong view. And we’ve put that view to the Chinese authorities privately both in Canberra and in Beijing and we’ve stated it on a number of occasions and it will no doubt be the subject of conversations when the Prime Minister himself goes to China in the coming weeks.

    FRAN KELLY: Is the Prime Minister going to raise human rights directly more directly with China now or will our government leave the human rights dialogue to separate consultations with officials, that’s the system that was established under the previous government?

    STEPHEN SMITH: Well already if I can make this point, when the Chinese Foreign Minister Mr Yang came to Canberra in February, as part of those discussions I raised human rights with him including human rights in Tibet, including the Dalai Lama and in addition to that we have the ongoing officials’ human rights dialogue with China..

    FRAN KELLY: We will maintain that?

    STEPHEN SMITH: ..the Prime Minister has already made it clear that as a natural consequence of what he and I said publicly that of course these issues will be raised when he is in China.

    FRAN KELLY: In terms of the tensions with Tibet they seem to be intensifying if anything. I know you’re on the record as saying you don’t support a boycott of the Olympic Games even if the tensions with Tibet continue. But what about the opening ceremony should our Prime Minister attend the opening of the Games if the crack down in Tibet continues?

    STEPHEN SMITH: Well that will be a matter for him to make a judgement about, my understanding is that he has been invited but I’m not actually sure of that, but that will be a decision for him to make close to the event but I am a strong supporter of the Olympics I don’t believe that a boycott of the Olympics is a sensible or the right thing to do.

    FRAN KELLY: No, but what about of the opening ceremony because the French president Nicholas Sarkozy is currently considering his options in terms of attending the opening ceremony?

    STEPHEN SMITH: Well the Foreign Minister has also said that he supports the boycott, I don’t agree with that position or view. I think we should use the Olympics as part of China’s engagement with international communities. In the past, boycotts of the Olympics in my view have not been successful, whether Australia is engaged in that, as it did with the Moscow Olympics or when other nation states have engaged in it. But the Olympics is a chance to put the spotlight on China but also to enhance China’s engagement with the international community.

    FRAN KELLY: Just finally Minister, this weekend Zimbabwe goes to the polls amidst economic meltdown claims of vote rigging. Are we witnessing the last gasp of Robert Mugabe do you think?

    STEPHEN SMITH: Well frankly I hope so but I’m not holding my breath. I think the sooner we see the end of the Mugabe regime the better, he’s made it crystal clear that he’s not necessarily going to abide by a democratic vote of the Zimbabwe people but I have very, very grave reservations and am very, very and deeply cynical about the capacity for a full and free election in Zimbabwe.

    Zimbabwe remains of very, very serious concern to Australia, to other Commonwealth nations and to the international community generally and the sooner we see the back of the terrible Mugabe regime the better.

    FRAN KELLY: Foreign Minister, Thank you very much for joining us.

    STEPHEN SMITH: Thank you very much Fran.

    FRAN KELLY: Foreign Minister, Stephen Smith joining us there from Auckland, ahead of today’s Pacific Islands forum of Foreign Ministers. A meeting on Fiji, the future of Fiji talking about a carrot and a stick approach there, we’ll see what comes from that.

    Ends

    Media Inquiries: Foreign Minister’s office (02) 6277 7500

    http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/transcripts/2008/080326_rn.html

  10. Mark Manning Says:

    I wonder how much the destruction of the Fijian economy and others throughout the world , is part of an overall strategy by China to destabilise the regions in order they they may then offer soft / cheap loans . The question remains , what will they want in return ?
    Also , what has it cost the Governments of India and China to buy Frank and his mates and what were these two countries promised in return ?

  11. John Veikoso Says:

    Who is this Tui Savu? part Solomon/Abo??? dont seem geniune fijian enough.

  12. Adi Kaila Says:

    When Laisenia Qarase became Prime Minister did he in his role and with access to so many documents discover anomalies dating back to the 1970s?

    As individuals, when we come across an anomaly whether it’s our jobs or in our homes, we quickly investigate, resolve, then educate whoever caused it.

    Did the Prime Minister find out about anomalies so enormous it would finally reveal what most of us have heard over and over about the misuse of funds by previous Governments, such as where the $7 million dollars that the German Government donated to Fiji for development went? That’s only one – what happened to the rest? I’m sure all these governments would love to know.

    Many honest civil servants were unceremoniously relieved of the jobs or even murdered some say when the erstwhile Ratus Mara & Ganilau were in full reign, because they dared to question this. At one stage people used to say that only Ratu Penaia Ganilau was an honest man, and the richest man in Fiji as well – oh what a wonderul role model this chief is. Then bang it was revealed he had almost single handedly bankrupted the NBF, still owing millions? The Ganilau legacy. Ratu Maras business ventures all went arse up, Yanuyanu, some airline servicing Lau & goodness knows what else. The Mara legacy.

    2006 and the money pit is quickly drying up. $50 eps can’t pay his utilities, even owing bills stretching over years to a Chinese Restaurant. The Dugdales come back to Fiji to live as the Mara siblings are quickly frittering away their inheritance. There’s no Ratu to put them into lucrative postions of power anymore. The nasty, hostile mahen pal chaudry is debating hotly with the PM LQ in parliament about misuse of public funds. This man chaudry is a money/power hungry turd who is adept at wheedling money out the unsuspecting & not immune to helping himself to public funds.

    What to do?

    2 + 2 = 4

    The Ganilaus, Maras & uncle mahen put their evil heads together, who is stupid enough & with an ego the size of space & is a space cadet with many sins to hide that they can manipulate to garner their dreams of taking power. $50 ep has one right in his incapable hands, voreqe. Achar! They know they have an imbecile in gungho voreqe that they can manipulate & sweeten with a few baubles for meri. Lui the Cruel is right there to kick his arse if voreqe doesn’t follow the plan. All these people have an abnormal hatred of PM LQ the first Fijian commoner to achieve this status legally, an honest man who is most probably appalled at the information he has come across which is an anathema to his beliefs. My God all this corruption! PM LQ is a banker who knows the effects that misappropriated funds, coups, corruption has on any economy. He tries to set it all right.

    2006 Coup, Confusion, incoherent blathering by a totally incompetent voreqe is exactly what the conspirators want. voreqe is blithely keeping the publics attention away from the true perpetrators of the 2006 coup. koila who is so madly obsessed that she lost out to PM LQ as MP for Lau is incensed with getting him out of her buiniga, not only that, the older but very beautiful First Lady Leba Qarase is proving to be a very good at her position as First Lady. Oh the unfairness of it all.

    Hang on a minute, voreqe is loving it up there in space where he is the illegal prime minister, illegal president, illegal minister for everything…..he likes being wined & dined, staying at resorts, flying around the world like a true space cadet, money money money at his disposal – well i’ll buy my kids their very own homes, no mortgage oilei, meri might want some designer gowns, all at someone elses expense & ‘fuck your father’ (that’s vore speak) i’m going to stay here because i have the guns – this I’m sure is going to be a bit of a worry for the conspirators. This is what happens when those who are intellectually challenged try to play big time. $50 ep, the maras et al, uncle mahen & voreqe were not blessed with much intellect, maybe street smarts but little else or they would be in the positions they crave for today – legally that is. All of them have been in positions that if they were honest and hardworking they could have earned not only respect but lots of money too. The ahmadiyyas have been selected as they all have an axe to grind against everyone & despite their levels of education are easily manipulated because of their obsessions.

    They will all regret their part in this craziness, but voreqe is not about to let go of his ‘power’ – he’ll go out screaming & spilling the beans.

    Alack! Alas!

  13. Mark Manning Says:

    I can’t see how you can say Frank , Chaudhry or anyone else in the IG is going to regret what they’ve done !
    No one in the past coups has been properly punished , except George perhaps .
    Rabuka , Frank , Chaudhry and probably Mara and his sons , all seem to have gotten away with it and Rabuka still voices his opinion on all things coup related ! You would think the man would be too ashamed to raise his head in public , let alone write to the papers to have his stupid opinions published . I’m wondering if Rabuka knows more about this coup than any of you realise . Yes , they all seem to be pissing in each others pockets , sleeping with the enemy and taking their 30 pieces of silver . I doubt however , that any of them , now and in the past , will regret their actions !
    The reason is you see , you all have this silly outdated , almost childish situation where , no matter someone’s transgressions , you can sit around a bowl of kava and forgive each other on tribal and cultural grounds . Now , don’t get me wrong , I respect Fijian culture , but treason is not a cultural matter , it’s a Political and legal matter and needs to be treated as such . While you continue to involve your Culture with Politics , you will continue to have coups . And it’s always the next generation that has to pick up the bill ! Or they just pack up and leave .
    I think that anyone in Fiji who stands for election , must give up their Chiefly title and recognition , permanently !
    I think it’s a big mistake having the GCC pick the President and Vice President , as this action alone , makes the GCC , Political .
    Perhaps the Parliament should choose the President . Fiji has an opportunity again , to find a better way of electing it’s Political leaders and safe guard those choices with better safeguards . It was a mistake also , in my view , for people to become Ministers , who were involved in any previous coup . A chiefly title , shouldn’t absolve you of all your sins ! In fact , it’s because you have a Chiefly title , that you shouldn’t be allowed to be involved in Government , if you have betrayed that title by being involved in a treasonous act . As a Chief , you should be expected to behave within the law , not rewarded for stepping outside it .
    No , there will be no regrets from Frank and the others , because they can manipulate the Fijian population because of it’s childish approach to Politics . I hope my comment , makes you all think a little more about your response to what these people have done and to what your response should be , this time around , in order to stop these coups happening again . I’m interested in your views !

  14. Mark Manning Says:

    Adi kaila
    I don’t think it’s appropriate for you to compare Chaudhry to a turd !
    It’s just so disrespectful for the turd to be compared with this man !
    After-all , a turd has at least done an honest days work !
    And it’s the case with Frank , where , power corrupts and absolute power , corrupts absolutely !

  15. BulaBula Says:

    Totally agree Adi Kaila! These people cannot live without the fame etc.

    We will have to wait until they destroy themselves.

  16. lauan boy Says:

    where’s the evidence of the corruption u arseholes say existed. dou veicai na sotia…ni yavu tamata lamusona.

    sa rauta ga me vaka bodyguard taucoko nomudou officers….levu na vakarerevaki….nai cici e tadola.

  17. natewaprince Says:

    Ka dina lauan boy.Da nanuma ga ni ra sega ni rere na levu ni ka e ra va cakava tiko.Dou na tini i vei dou yavu samuraki.

  18. Ima Says:

    Great post Tui, bloggers great discussions!!

    @ JV
    Google “Tui Savu” and you will get your answer. After you have finished try standing as tall as he.

  19. Budhau Says:

    Mark Manning – that lengthy piece above – you make sense. The GCC should not have any constitutional role. The GCC was on its way out – this coup may have just hastened that process.
    All the GCC is interested in is politics and the NLTB money.

  20. benhur Says:

    GCC will survive this coup and Voreqe. The question is will Voreqe Survive the Kudru ni Vanua? Yesterday, one of his bodyguard was seing buying VIAGRA at the Pharmacy for Voreqe. He was heard to having said to the Pharmacist that Voreqe has ED and takes Viagra to keep Mary happy?

  21. Medina Says:

    Sa dina. Maybe frenkie and meriperi were celebrating 10 years since Viagra was created. It helps their VAQARA!

  22. Doshti Says:

    Strange that IG announced that it will implement ALL the Reeves CRC recommendations to amend the 1997 Constitution through the Charter referendum. DOES THIS INCLUDE MAKING THE GCC THE UPPER HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT?

    o wat a tangled webbie i weavie when first i set out to deceive!

  23. Adi Kaila Says:

    OMG Benhur – too much information, the thought of voreqe & meri having sex makes me want to gag. YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUK!

    So he’s got a limp dick – maybe he should use the one growing from the middle of his forehead instead of viagra. Hee hee hee.

    Now that picture is enough to make everyone gag.

    Over to you NP.

  24. Budhau Says:

    Benhur – you idiot, this is a serious forum – please do not insult folks in here talking about Bainimarama’s limp dick.

    FijiGirl had already done a clinical interview and had diagnosed Bainimarama with Bipoler disorder. So his guard was probably at the Pharmacy picking up the Lithium prescription for FB. BTW FijiGirl – did they teach you in your psychology class that it is unethical to release such private information – and it is also somewhat silly for people in here to make fun of mental illness.

    ..and BTW which is worse being an idiot or a moron.

  25. ooloolooo Says:

    Budhau:said “.and BTW which is worse being an idiot or a moron.”
    Well Budhau you should know ..you have both…..you tell us…

  26. aubatinuku-N Says:

    @ Budhau.

    Such is life and the variety of it aye!
    SV did mention in other topics that “this is shark infested waters, enter at your own risk”.
    Which to me interprets as come what may, take it like a man.

    This is the beauty of blogging although I must say there are indeed certain legalities involved. Having said that, I put my money where my mouth is 😉

  27. davui Says:

    @ Benhur

    more more! voceke himself is an excrescence

  28. opal Says:

    Media Release
    Port Moresby Declaration

    06 March 2008

    1. The Government of Australia is committed to beginning a new era of cooperation with the island nations of the Pacific.

    2. Australia respects the independence of the island nations, and the diversity and complexity of development challenges across our shared region.

    3. Economic growth across the Pacific island nations, while improving in some, generally lags behind other developing regions. Progress towards the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals has been mixed.

    4. The Pacific has significant natural resources – minerals, timber and marine resources. Managing them wisely and sustainably is a challenge for the region.

    5. Australia and the Pacific island nations face a common challenge in climate change. Many of our Pacific neighbours, especially low lying atolls, are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, including devastation from more frequent and severe extreme weather events.

    6. The Government of Australia is committed to working in close cooperation with the Pacific island nations to meet our common challenges and to raise the standard of living for people throughout the region.

    7. The Government of Australia proposes to pursue Pacific Partnerships for Development with our Pacific island neighbours. These Pacific Partnerships for Development will provide a new framework for Australia and the Pacific island nations to commit jointly to achieving shared goals.

    8. Under the Pacific Partnerships for Development, the Government of Australia will be prepared to provide increased development assistance over time in a spirit of mutual responsibility embracing commitments by the Pacific island nations to improve governance, to increase investment in economic infrastructure, and to achieve better outcomes in health and education.

    9. The Pacific Partnerships for Development will be a mechanism to provide better development outcomes for the Pacific Island nations. These Partnerships will embrace:

    * improving economic infrastructure and enhancing local employment possibilities through infrastructure and broad-based growth;
    * enhancing private sector development, including better access to microfinance;
    * achieving quality, universal basic education;
    * improving health outcomes through better access to basic health services; and
    * enhancing governance, including the role of civil society, and the role of non-government organisations in basic service delivery.
    10. Working jointly to help the Pacific island nations meet their Millennium Development Goals will also be a focus of the Partnerships.

    11. Australia will increase its practical cooperation with the Pacific island nations to meet the challenge of climate change and sustainable management of resources.

    12. Australia will make a direct contribution to education and training opportunities for citizens from the Pacific island nations – including through the enhancement of regional education institutions and a significant program of scholarships to study at Australian education institutions.

    13. Australia is also committed to linking the economies of the Pacific island nations to Australia and New Zealand and to the world, including through pursuing a region-wide free trade agreement and enhancing other private sector development opportunities. This will help to secure a sustainable and more prosperous future for the region.

    14. As we announced in Canberra on 27 February, the Governments of Australia and New Zealand will work more closely together and with our partners to coordinate our development assistance to the Pacific. Together, Australia and New Zealand provide around $1 billion of development assistance to the region. By working together we can improve the impact of our development assistance and provide better results for the people of the Pacific islands.

    15. Australia will also work to increase its cooperation with other donor countries and organisations, and international financial institutions such as the World Bank, including through more coordinated delivery of development assistance programs across the region and joint programs where feasible.

    16. Australia is committed to close and strong relationships with our Pacific neighbours and with regional organisations, particularly the Pacific Islands Forum. We are also committed to fostering stronger linkages between Australian, national and regional institutions.

    17. Australia’s relationships in the region already have considerable depth – across people-to-people links, economics and trade, and government cooperation. But Australia wants a new era of cooperation to begin. The Government of Australia is committed to working with the Pacific island nations on the basis of partnership, mutual respect and mutual responsibility.

    18. Australia proposes that, progressively over the course of the coming years, we negotiate Pacific Partnerships for Development with those of our Pacific neighbours that share this vision.

    19. Australia believes that, with long-term commitment and by working towards agreed goals, we will be able to build strong, stable nations in a more prosperous region.

    20. Australia believes that the Millennium Development Goals agreed by the international community at the United Nations Millennium Conference in 2000, provide an appropriate framework for developing nations world-wide, including in our region. At the mid-point, progress towards the Millennium Development Goals has been mixed. Australia wants to reach a common resolve with the island nations of the Pacific to strive towards greater success against the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.

  29. love this letter from Tui Savu Says:

    From intelligentsiya blog

    Letter from Tui Savu: Nawalowalo’s folly

    Nawalowalo’s labeling the Naitasiri Province as a ‘renegade’ for rejecting the amendments to the newly comprised GCC, is not ‘vakaturaga’ but grossly insulting for someone who struts around with a ‘ratu’ title next to his name.

    He unashamedly echoes his political master’s naïve claim, that Provincial Council’s no longer will be responsible for electing its members to the GCC because they have become political.

    I challenge Nawalowalo, Bainimarama and all puppet Provincial Council Chairmen to explain, when has their Councils ever abstained from being involved in political issues affecting their particular Provinces or the Fijian people as a whole?

    Section 7 (1) of the Fijian Affairs Act creates the 14 Provincial Councils and subsection (2) empowers the Councils, subject to the Minister’s approval to enact by-laws for the health, welfare and good government of Fijians residing in or being members of the community of the Province.

    Section 3 (1) creates the GCC and subsection (2) imposes a positive duty upon the GCC to submit to the President such recommendations and proposals it deems to be for the benefit of the Fijian people and to consider questions as to good government and well being of the Fijian people.

    Furthermore, section 185 of the Constitution of Fiji specifically grants excusive vetoing powers to the Senate nominees of the GCC with respect to all matters affecting Fijian, Rotuman and Banaban rights.

    So the intention of the legislators when enacting the Fijian Affairs Act and the Constitution, which had by-partisan support of the Indian members in Parliament, intended for the GCC and Councils to be involved in political issues, which directly affected their respective Provinces or the Fijian people as a whole.

    The GCC’s rejecting President Iloilo’s nomination of Minister Nailatikau for Vice President clearly was within its Constitutional duties conferred upon it by section 90 of the Constitution, but in doing so, attracted the wrath of the interim government leading to its dissolution by Minister Ganilau.

    It is therefore quite reasonable for certain Provinces to be weary of the interim government’s intention of a newly composed GCC especially if it will only act as a rubber stamp to Minister Nailatikau’s nomination for Vice President.

    Nawalowalo’s insistence that even if 5 of the Provinces did not take part in the election of the Vice President, the GCC will still go ahead and make the appointment is worrisome.

    The 5 Provinces likely to reject the proposed changes are; Rewa, Nadroga, Namosi, Naitasiri, Cakaudrove.

    These Provinces simply cannot be over-looked in any proper GCC resolution.

    How can this newly constituted GCC be truly recognised and accepted by Fijians if the traditional heads of Burebasaga and Tovata, Rewa, Nadroga, Namosi Naitasiri and Cakaudrove are excluded or refrain from being members, especially when you consider it was their ancestors who were signatories to the Deed of Cession?

    Nawalowalo in his appeasement policy towards the interim government, is political as well, such as securing the interim government leasing their Provincial House, fails to see the hypocrisy and not ‘vakaturaga’ in returning to the Provincial Councils only this time to tell them of the new amendments.

    He should recall when the Task Force first went around the 14 Provinces it was to seek their views in relation to proposed amendments to the composition of the GCC.

    When the interim government rejected its recommendation that the GCC be apolitical and the President, VP and PM not be part of the GCC, former Chairman Tu’uakitau had the decency to speak out against it and replacements of other Task Force Members, could be interpreted as their agreeing with Chairman Tu’uakitau.

    Nawalowalo is a ‘water-bottle principle man’. Water always takes the shape of its container and he always seem to be able to finagle himself back into the good books of the interim government, so it comes as no surprise, when Chairman Tu’uakitau was axed, Nawalowalo was elevated in his place.

    This time instead of seeking the views of the 14 Provinces as before, he is now proudly tasked to tell of the amendments regardless of whether it is accepted or not and then has the audacity to label those Provinces rejecting it as ‘renegades.’

    Who is guilty of ‘being political’? The interim government in trying to push ahead its agenda to secure the re-nomination of Minister Nailatikau as Vice President or the rejection by certain Provinces?

    The answer is they both are playing politics and there is nothing wrong at all with it, so long as it is done with the interests of their Provinces and Fijian people at heart.

    Bainimarama and his cronies loosely use the term ‘being political’ to anyone who oppose their agenda, but conveniently ignores the fact they too are playing politics, but have not succeeded in gaining their support.

    Nawalowalo, if he is a truly installed chief should know fully well, that any decision supposedly made by the GCC without the acquiescence of the traditional heads of the certain Provinces within Kubuna; Burebasaga and Tovata Confederacies will not be morally or traditionally binding on the Fijian people.

    However, of greater concern is the division it is going to cause within the GCC and its detrimental consequences on the Fijian people.

    Nawalowalo should humble himself and remember a saying from his own Province: ‘mai ya so, mai vale e mino.’

    Tui Savu.
    Townsville. QLD.

  30. natewaprince Says:

    Hahaha,mai yaso dina.It should be ”mai yaso arsehole”.
    Vinaka Tui.

  31. gonedau Says:

    If FRU dont effectively manage the serevi issue, it can explode and put it and Fiji rugby at risk.
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    Police are urging rugby fans not to resort to violence over their disappointment about the Fiji 7s team’s performance at the Hong Kong 7s over the weekend.

    Police PRO Corporal Tevita Suliano says fans crossed the line last night as some people resorted to stoning the house of Coach Joe Savou.

    Corporal Suliano says this is an offence and they will deal with this.

    He adds they believe that this could be the work of disgruntled fans.

  32. Senikau Says:

    We do not want a luve ni sala like Nailatikau who is a kai Tonga according to wilikipedia to be Fiji’s VP. Likewise its disgusting to see a fisherman from Kiuva(Gonedau) to be heading the GCC.

  33. LUVfiji Says:

    @aubatinuku-N

    How’s the website? Have u ccomplished yr mission yet?

  34. aubatinuku-N Says:

    Don’t be too surprised 😉

  35. aubatinuku-N Says:

    @ Luvfiji.
    Apart from the obvious, is there any particular reason for your curiousity?
    Did you do the palindrome?
    There lies your biggest clue!
    Never heard of “Wairua”, a relatively new burial ground I must assume. Having grown up and lived in the village most of my life it is indeed a strange thing.
    Levu tiko na qito duka!

  36. LUVfiji Says:

    Brilliant post AK @Mar 30; 4.04pm!

    Adi Kaila says:
    “2006 Coup, Confusion, incoherent blathering by a totally incompetent voreqe is exactly what the conspirators want. voreqe is blithely keeping the publics attention away from the true perpetrators of the 2006 coup. koila who is so madly obsessed that she lost out to PM LQ as MP for Lau is incensed with getting him out of her buiniga… Oh the unfairness of it all.”

  37. John Veikoso Says:

    Lauan Boy and your Tovata Natewa Princess, drau sa vbakamadua, sega na veidokai, drau kaisi bokola, aubatinuku se batikau???

  38. aubatinuku-N Says:

    bhahahah!! – John Veikoso.

    Bro! You have not even begun to scratch the surface of how deranged I am On my word! You will be on the list of first priorities!

    “WE AIM TO PLEASE”

    You ain’t seen nothin yet bro!
    Waraka namaka!
    Power of the people!
    Kudru ni vanua!
    You and 7 generations of your decendents will be cursed with the same and even worse treatment you and your kind dish out.

    YOU, JONE VEIKOSO! ONLY SERVE TO STRENTHEN OUR RESOLVE!
    God bless you for supporting our cause by adding your 2 cents worth!

    E sa kanaki qima vi iko.
    “NO CHARTER IN REWA” !!
    Get it and get it good!!
    Iko vaka na tamata kaisi, sigai nona koro, sigai nona kawa!
    You think in your PUNY liver of a brain that you are all mighty, powerful because you hide behind your silly hat, camies and dumb gun you tote like a purse.
    At the end of the day good always TRIUMPHS over evil!
    Du sa maleka na kana loto tiko e na gauna taucoko qo eh!
    Ia, e sa vakarau qima, da qai saka yani i nakoro i RATU JONE VEIKOSO, me lai qaravi saka na i tavi e sa lesia saka mai na Tamada Sa Tabogo “TAGANE, KANA MAI NA BUNO NI YADREMU”.
    E a sigai ni vakarota na Kalou vi keda na tagane me da tauri dakai wavoki, se kanaloto, se butakoca na wekada, se vodomotoka wavoki!

    “Rerevaka na Kalou ka doda na Tui”
    God Bless you and yours bro!

  39. freefijian Says:

    http://s299.photobucket.com/albums/mm314/freefijian/

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