Another Milestone Reached

We have broken through the 300,000 number of hits barrier this week.

Blogg on Ragone!!! Victory is Ours!!!

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55 Responses to “Another Milestone Reached”

  1. Bebe ni Bogi Says:

    Now that’s a significant number. Something is seriously wrong in the country. Freedom. Congratulations and well done SV.

  2. Arthur Says:

    Congrats, SV. While your work is absolutely essential and a great support for all those who believe that Fijians deserve better than living in a banana republic that goes Zimbabwe quite rapidly, we need to do more than bitching on the web. Let us come out on the first of May, the day when workers and oppressed people raise their voices. Let us march, talk and protest. We will not have an election in March next year, in fact we will not have fair and free elections for quite some time, perhaps never. The regime has dug in and we will hear a long list of excuses why elections cannot be held. In the meantime the economy is going dogshit and the poor will suffer while Chodo enjoys his millions stashed away. we need action and we need it soon.

  3. THEY LIE. And DECEIVE !! Says:

    Elections in MARCH aye?

    Elections are held over a two week period.
    Polling stations are set up at schools around the country.
    Elections are held DURING two week school breaks because our schools BECOME our polling stations.

    There are NO school holidays in March.
    There were NO school holidays in March of this year.
    There are NO school holidays in March in Year 2009.

    I suppose the Junta and its Whore baggers are going to host our “Democratic Elections” at their army barracks?
    Or maybe pull a two week election period out of their asses at centers that we all know will be controlled at gun point?

    They aren’t going to have elections, people. WAKE UP!
    They allow elections, they know their ass is grass.
    What they MAY have is a circus.
    And we’re going to be paying huge “Admission Fees” our nation cannot afford.

    They’re saying they have a better act.
    Better circus performers blah blah blah
    Pulling the wool over our eyes is the only circus trick they have.
    And it’s getting SO old.

    They’re a class act of Liars. Thieves. And Murderers.
    And they’re pretty freaking stupid.
    This shows in the statements and decisions they make.
    I cringe every time one of them opens their mouths.

    I am ashamed to be known as a FIJI CITIZEN or a “Fijian” and I hang My head in shame when their dumb statements are publicized for all the world to see.

    How much more do we take and allow??
    Remember what “Discombobulated Bubu” said about the boiling frog syndrome?
    I don’t know about everyone else but I sure can feel the temperature rising and I WANT OUT!

    We cannot allow them to pimp our Nation to the communists.
    We cannot allow them to take away more of our Freedom.
    We cannot allow them to exacerbate poverty and unemployment in our Nation.

    It’s time to get out of that pot and kick that circus out of town !!

  4. natewaprince Says:

    If the pig knows whats good for him and his cronies,then he must hold elections in March as promised,even if they have to move the holidays forward.

    The people are just holding back because they know that we will regain control of govt at the next elections.We are holding the pig to his word and we will not allow this regime to f**k around with the election date.

    Should the pig think that they can defer it indefinitly or have strings attached to the Slackarse Khaiyum thesis, then the chaos of 2000 will be just like a walk in the park compared to what the pig and his goons will have to face.

    READ MY LIPS PIG,MARCH 2009 OR ELSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. justman Says:

    What baffles me, really, is the guts that seems to have gone out of the “arses2 – sorry folks – of the chiefs and talatalas who brought death and destruction in the 1987 and 2000 coups to protect so-called Fijian rights – it looks like the chiefs are fearful of something – to be exposed as nothing but thieves – why are they silent like a mouse? Even Buddhist monks have defied the might of the Chinese army

  6. aubatinuku-N Says:

    Speaking of chiefs, Ro Filipe is being very vocal, not that Ro Teimumu hasn’t been, she has dug her heels in further and Ratu Naiqama is speaking his mind to name a few. Then you have all these chiefs or wanna be chiefs running to the GCC like moths to flame.

    There are contradictions all over the place, heres a good one. Why is Epeli Mataitini currently involved in the GCC when RoTeimumu is not? What gives him the right? Where do his loyalties lie?
    Mr.Epeli Mataitini is clearly showing the cracks within, his undoing maybe!

    CRY FREEDOM!
    “NO” To oppression!
    DEMOCRACY NOW!!

    God bless you all freedom bloggers!

  7. Taukei Says:

    Congratulations, solivakasama!

  8. Peace Pipe Says:

    Congrats SV for the milestone and a big vinaka for being steadfast to our common cause of championing the restoration of freedom. From the login figures it shows our message and cause is being widely read which would include the majority of those who support our struggle. Hopefully our message and sad situation is propagated to many more people who would sympathise and take up our call for support in speaking up against this oppressive regime.

    Whilst I share the same sentiments with “THEY LIE AND DECEIVE” I also am in sync with NP in that elections MUST be held in March 2009 as promised by the pig. There is too much at stake for the pig to renege on his words to the international communities. Pressure is on him as well from within including us SV bloggers and other organisations.

    The way the snake is adamant about not having elections till the charter is complete sends a sinister signal about his cunning strategies. As most of his cronies and he are now entrenched in position of power an election would only end this honeymoon too abruptly. He wants to prolong it as much as possible so it would also be integrated in the charter to facilitate this as well. At all cost the charter has to be in place for him or else he is doomed. There would be a huge reprisal from all angles that he would not be able to survive.

  9. Lau Lass Says:

    Congrats SV!! By the way where is Buhhau, it seems he is also silent now !!! Truth will PREVAIL !!! the PIG & all his cronies will be doomed !!! we will all pay for our deeds, either good or bad !!!

  10. ex Fiji Tourist Says:

    Well done, SV!

    Every time a blogger contributes to this site, another nail is driven into chaudhry’s junta’s coffin.

  11. Mark Manning Says:

    yes , but it’s only 6 or 7 of us bloging by many times each !

  12. Dauvavana Says:

    It’s not the number of blogers commenting Mark but the number of hits which equates to the number of people that visit, read comments and articles on this site which is our concern.

    The question is, how many people are reading it. In gross total, 300,000 and counting (figure includes regular bloggers).

  13. Mark Manning Says:

    yes , i see what you !

  14. Mark Manning Says:

    mean !

  15. Mark Manning Says:

    well done , that is a very impressive figure and i note the comments are serious and well intentioned , most of the time .

  16. NadroKid Says:

    Vina valevu SV. Lets not only blog the truth but also speak it and email it as well etc. etc. Whereever we have been placed lets live and speak the truth against all this lawlessness. The truth will set us free. You all have a great week!

  17. IslandBoy Says:

    @SV – Excellent – I don’t understand people who think blogging is useless. In the current socio political environment it is a valid alternative source of raw and real information for people who want to comunicate or be aware of events that have a deep and lasting impact on their daily lives.

    Achieving an alternative means of mass communication is in itself a great accomplishment. You are providing an avenue for opressed people to express themselves and to communicate without fear of persecution.

    In addition you are conveying the concerns of Fiji people to the outside world, not only to the expatriate Fiji community overseas but to international media, governments and donor agencies. You don’t think for one moment, well infomed intelligence agnecies would ingnore such wealth of information and viewpoints, as a gauge of public opinion.

    Fiji’s population of approximately 800,000 minus those without internet connections/computer access and the computer illiterate, 300,000 is rocking their world – Excellent beyond measure.

    On the other hand, how many people read their websites and their stuff? For example how many read the IG Ministers speeches on the Fiji Government website? Two if that, the Minister and the tech who posted it.

  18. IslandBoy Says:

    @aubatinuku-N – Had a great weekend, vinaka vakalevu kemuni. Re: Ro Vilive, I did think it was disingeneous of him to adamantly condemn Seru Serevi for writing the new national anthem and keep absolutely quiet about Ro Eveli. Gee, I wonder why? If I know what palindrome means, o kemuni ga na kila vinaka na vika qima. Segai tiko ga niu kila meu kanaka vakacava vi kemuni na tiki ni siga me da lai vakasigalevu qima kina vi ratou na Tayayawa mai Turaki.

  19. IslandBoy Says:

    @aubatinuku-N – Had a great weekend, vinaka vakalevu kemuni. Re: Ro Vilive, I did think it was disingeneous of him so adamantly condeming Seru Serevi for writing the new national anthem and keep absolutely quiet about Ro Eveli. Gee, I wonder why? If I know what palindrome means, o kemuni ga na kila vinaka na vika qima. Segai tiko ga niu kila meu kanaka vakacava vi kemuni na tiki ni siga me da lai vakasigalevu qima kina vi ratou na Takayawa mai Turaki.

  20. Fiji Democracy Now Says:

    To the team at Solivakasama: 300,000 hits is some achievement!

    It puts you way up here as king of Fiji’s Freedom Bloggers. By way of contrast. we are expecting to pass the 100,000 hits mark sometime this week.

    From the team at Fiji Democracy Now

  21. aubatinuku-N Says:

    Budhau MIA because he is probably conked out at that pub he says he posts from, either that or hes taken my advice & gone on a vacation.

  22. Ima Says:

    Congratulations SV team, you have indeed done (and still doing) a marvellous job.

    And to all bloggers, I say “Keep on keeping on!”

  23. Sese Says:

    bro, I am one of the many who just regularly read and not comment at all. we recommend your sv site to others, though.
    vinaka sv for your forum which enables us to see the other side of the stories we get fed everyday.
    I miss Jean D’Ark’s comments though.
    Long Live the … ?
    cava?

  24. LUVfiji Says:

    Well done!

    I was at a function last Fri nite, and like Sese recommended to just about all that were there to checkout SV; most of whom had not heard of this site. We should be expecting new comers online here. So it seems we can look forward to some exciting times ahead with the enthusiasm about blogging.

    Indeed… we shall blog on !

  25. Disco Bu Says:

    Soli – Congratulations ! I will be having a bilo draunimoli this afternoon in celebration of your wonderful achievements. Blog on luvequ and let us continue to be the continuous hum of namu in the regime’s ear …….. until EITHER they go mad or we have the elections we demand.

  26. Gideon Says:

    Well done SV. Freedom must not be compromised. Blog on & congratulations!

  27. Taukei Says:

    Jioji Kotobalavu

    Rocky road lies ahead

    Monday, April 07, 2008

    CHANGING Fiji’s electoral system isn’t as simple as some have been led to believe, says former chief executive officer in the Prime Minister’s Office, Jioji Kotobalavu. Despite the constitutional morass we find ourselves in, the 1997 Constitution remains intact and no changes can be made unless procedures for constitutional amendments are followed and changes laid down in the Constitution itself.

    He explores the issues and options here with senior reporter Frederica Elbourne and says if we choose to effect changes to the Constitution’s electoral provisions through the People’s Charter, for example, it will mean we are not genuinely committed to adhering to the rule of law, and will delay the next general election.

    TIMES: Some individuals supporting the interim administration’s People’s Charter initiative through the National Council for a Better Fiji are advocating that the next general election should not be held under the voting system in Fiji’s Constitution. They would like the system to be changed because they consider certain provisions such as the communal seats and communal voting to be racist and discriminatory. Given your knowledge of government and politics, what is your view on what is best for Fiji in light of our country’s political experience since independence in 1970 and taking into account the situation we find ourselves in?

    Kotobalavu: Changing Fiji’s system of representation in Parliament and the voting system may appear to be very simple. But, there are many issues involved.

    In broad terms, there is firstly the procedural issue of how we can bring about electoral changes, but at the same time keep within the law, and the Constitution is the supreme law of Fiji.

    Then there is the substantive issue of the precise nature or features of the alternative system of parliamentary representation and voting, to be adopted.

    All these require thorough and careful thought and consideration.

    Times: Can you elaborate on the procedural questions?

    Kotobalavu: Fiji’s Constitution is still in place and remains the supreme law. No changes can be made to its electoral and other provisions unless we follow the procedures for constitutional amendments and changes laid down in the Constitution. Further, we are in a constitutionally unclear situation. The elected government and Parliament under the Constitution have been ousted. We await the High Court to clarify the constitutionality and legality of what happened on, and since, December 5, 2006.

    What is clear, however, is that any imposed changes to the Constitution without compliance with the Constitution’s relevant enabling provisions will be extra-constitutional and, therefore, liable to challenge in the courts.

    Should we choose to effect changes to the Constitution’s electoral provisions through, for example, the People’s Charter, it would mean that we are not genuinely committed to adhering to the rule of law, and we would be delaying the holding of elections.

    This would be most unfortunate because the sooner a general election is held, the quicker Fiji will return to constitutional legality, which is critically important to restoring a national environment conducive to Fiji’s attraction of foreign investment for economic growth and expansion, and the normalisation of Fiji’s relations with all important overseas sources of development help, and markets for Fiji’s exports and tourism industry.

    The interim administration may seek to give legitimacy to its proposed People’s Charter through a national referendum.

    However, since the Constitution is still in place, the Charter, even if endorsed in the referendum, cannot be considered as overriding the requirements of the law.

    There is the risk to the interim administration that the general public could in fact use the referendum to express their opinion on the administration itself rather than on the Charter and its contents.

    We know that the outcome of a public referendum will invariably depend on the way questions are put to the people. So what is really important is that we must operate and stay within the law.

    Times: What is your advice on what we ought to do?

    Kotobalavu: I believe that as a starting point, those involved with the People’s Charter should clearly state what the two co-chairs of the National Council for Building a Better Fiji meant in the undertaking they gave at the council’s inauguration that the charter will not supersede Fiji’s Constitution.

    Did they mean by this that the general election that the interim administration has promised to hold by March 2009 will be under the electoral system in the Constitution?

    If this is so, are we then to assume that the Charter will essentially be a set of guidelines on particular issues of national importance, to be given to the incoming elected government and Parliament for implementation.

    If this is the understanding, then the way is clear and there is no longer any legal or constitutional problem. The election will be under the 1997 Constitution.

    However, the People’s Charter will include guidelines on agreed desirable changes to the electoral provisions, along with a national political accord that the incoming elected government and parliament will initiate the appointment by the president of an Independent Constitution Review Commission to carry out country-wide consultations with the people on electoral changes as recommended in the Charter, and to develop a national consensus on these.

    Times: On the substantive changes, what are these, and your views on them?

    Kotobalavu: For clarity, we need to deal with each specific issue. Firstly, the communal system of representation in the House of Representatives has been a feature of all of Fiji’s constitutions; the 1970 Constitution, the 1990 Constitution, and the 1997 Constitution. We now say that this communal system of representation and voting is racist and has exacerbated the racial divide in Fiji.

    It is, therefore, important for us to understand why our founding political leaders considered it important to have this included in our electoral system.

    It was an integral part of their national vision for Fiji.

    This was articulated by Fiji’s first Prime Minister, Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, at Fiji’s independence on October 10, 1970.

    He told the nation that we in Fiji were taking on independence from Great Britain not only to accept responsibility for ourselves, but for each other in our multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society.

    The general consensus among our political leaders at the time was that in order to ensure long-term peace and stability, it was necessary to regard our society as not just a community of individuals.

    More than that, Fiji was a community of communities, and the well-spring of its strength and vitality was its diversity.

    It was thus important not only to recognise the contribution of each community to our national development and well-being, but to ensure that no community was excluded from representation in Parliament and in Cabinet.

    This, in fact, is the basis of the concept of political power sharing which is a central objective of Fiji’s Constitution.

    Our founding political leaders thought that all these noble intentions could best be achieved through the inclusion of communal seats, combined with open or national seats. Additionally, all political parties were to be multi-racial in their membership.

    Today, after the passage of 37 years, we now know from political experience that while the objectives intended by our founding leaders remain relevant and important for our country, the approach they adopted of trying to achieve this through communally guaranteed seats has actually produced three negative consequences and all very damaging to race relations and to national unity in Fiji.

    The existence of communal seats has directly led to the racialisation and ethnicisation of both voting behaviour at the polls and of membership of, and support for, political parties.

    This in turn has led to the situation in Parliament where for most of the years after independence, the Government side has been mainly from the Fijian community and those that comprise the Opposition have largely been from the Indian community. This is reflected in Cabinet where the majority of ministers have largely been from the Fijian community.

    Naturally, this has led to perceptions among the Indian and minority communities that government policies have largely tended to favour the Fijian community.

    The 1997 Constitution brought in the concept of a multi-party Cabinet to achieve the objective of multi-ethnic representation and participation in the government of the country.

    However, this concept cannot really operate successfully and sustainably in the long-run because it is not a voluntary coalition of willing and like-minded political parties.

    It is, in fact, not a true partnership of equals. On matters of policy, the entitled party in the multi-party Cabinet will always be treated by the Prime Minister and his or her majority party as a junior participant.

    There is a further negative consequence of communal representation. The elected Members of Parliament inclusive of communal and open constituencies have largely tended to focus their attention when visiting their constituencies on serving people from their own ethnic communities.

    So we can see that there has really been very little political multi-ethnic co-operation and inclusiveness in Cabinet, in Parliament and in the community at large when the elected members of Parliament venture out to serve the people in their constituencies.

    In light of all these, it is clear today that we must abolish communal seats because they have become an impediment to inter-racial harmony and national unity.

    Times: If the communal system of representation and voting is to be abolished, what will be the ideal alternative?

    Kotobalavu: Basically, there are two options. The first is to elect all 71 Members of the House of Representatives from 71 single member geographical constituencies. The voting at the polls will be on the basis of one person casting a single vote.

    However, a question that arises if we adopt this option will be, whether those who comprise the “Others” minority communities would be able to secure election through particular political parties.

    We can be certain that Fijians, comprising 57 per cent of Fiji’s population, and Indians, making up 38 per cent of the population, will win the majority, if not all, of the 71 seats.

    Of the “Others” minority communities, the only community that will be assured representation will the Rotumans, if Rotuma was made a constituency on its own.

    For those in the “Others” minority communities, who are guaranteed three seats under the communal system, it will be a fair and legitimate concern to question the utility of moving to this new system if it will actually result in their disenfranchisement.

    These minorities may comprise a mere five per cent of Fiji’s population, but is it not in all our interest in Fiji to ensure that they are not excluded and forgotten.

    People talk about the crucial importance of inclusiveness, non-discrimination, justice and compassion-for-all in governance in Fiji.

    But many of the critics of the situation are obviously concerned only for their own ethnic community, and not for all communities. It would, therefore, be useful to consider alternatives to this single member and one person, one vote system, to determine whether there is another practical and acceptable way of enabling the fair representation of all communities in Parliament and Cabinet but without resorting to the use of guaranteed seats as we have in Fiji’s Constitution

    For this, we can learn from approaches adopted in other countries.

    For example, in Singapore, they have adopted a multi-member system to facilitate two objectives; the representation of all communities in a constituency by requiring all political parties to sponsor a multi-racial slate of candidates, and enabling a system where a multi-racial team of elected members is encouraged to work together and to support each other in serving everyone in their constituency, irrespective of their ethnic, cultural, religious and social background.

    If this is what we want to see in Fiji, then one alternative we can consider is a mix of “provincial” members elected from “provincial” constituencies based on the geographical boundaries of the 14 Fijian provinces and of Rotuma, together with “regional” members elected from “regional” geographical constituencies based on the geographical boundaries of the four administrative and development divisions of government.

    The concept of multi-member constituencies is not entirely new in Fiji. It is, in fact, the system used in our municipal elections.

    For national elections based on this mix of multi-member “provincial” constituencies and multi-member “regional” constituencies, a voter would have to cast two votes one for the preferred “provincial” constituency slate of candidates, and the second for the preferred “regional” constituency slate of candidates.

    Now, whether we opt for the 71 single member constituencies approach, or choose the multi-member approach through “provincial” and “regional” constituencies, we should consider a further requirement.

    And this is for the Electoral Act or regulations to require that all political parties sponsoring candidates for a general election must present a multi-racial slate of candidates taking into account the proportion of each community to Fiji’s population i.e. Fijians 57 per cent, Indians 38 per cent and Others 5 per cent.

    What is hoped is that the combined effect of all these approaches will lead to political parties successfully winning elections through open constituencies for a multi-ethnic team of men and women to serve the country in Parliament and in Cabinet.

    It will be a return to what Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara was able to achieve through his Alliance Party during its early years. His Cabinets were the most representative of the three major communities in Fiji.

    The advantage of the proposed multi-member approach through “provincial” and “regional” constituencies is that multi-racial teams of elected members will be working together in serving the people.

    The goodwill that this will generate in the community could have the positive flow-on effect of encouraging Fijians, as the indigenous and majority landowning community, to be more responsive to the development and survival needs of members of the other communities, especially those in the rural areas who are directly dependent on access to land for their livelihood.

    The advantage of requiring all political parties to sponsor a multi-racial slate of candidates is that this will hopefully lead to the disappearance of small ethnic-based political parties on both sides of Fiji’s political spectrum.

    These are the parties that tend to be extremely ethno-nationalist in their membership and policies.

    Finally, coming back to the promised general election in 2009, if this is to be conducted under the provisions of the Constitution, there can still be a requirement, perhaps as a guideline in the People’s Charter, that all political parties taking part are to sponsor an all-inclusive slate of candidates, taking into account the proportion of each community to Fiji’s population as identified in the 2007 Fiji Population Census, and the need for gender equity.

    Times: What about the voting system at the polls? Some people are saying that the alternate vote preferential system is confusing and unduly favours political parties rather than individual voters freely exercising one’s choice of preferences. Some prefer a return to the simple “First Past the Post” majority system. Others have advocated a look at other preferential systems. What are your views?

    Kotobalavu: I am not really competent to comment on this subject because I am not well informed. People like Father Arms are the experts on voting systems.

    However, given the nature of our society, what clearly is needed is a system that is simple for people to understand and for election officials to administer.

    We need a system that is fair to the voters and in the results that it produces.

    The system is fair in that no one gets elected unless he or she wins at least 50 plus 1 per cent of the votes cast.

    On the other hand, we know that this particular preferential system has produced distorted results in that the number of seats secured by a political party is not necessarily related to the number or percentage of votes it receives.

    What is important is to have a voting system that produces clear and decisive results.

    Voting systems that do not enable a political party to win an election with a clear majority will tend to produce governments that are weak and indecisive in the national leadership they provide.

    Times: If we get our election system right by removing race based reserved communal seats and by encouraging our political parties to be genuinely committed to multi-racial-inclusiveness and gender-balanced, do you think that inter-racial harmony and unity will improve in the future?

    Kotobalavu: We really need to get our overall perspectives and understanding of our society right. Some people think that by simply removing communal representation in Parliament everything should fall into place in terms of inter-racial harmony and unity.

    This is not true. If after general election, all elected members from open constituencies continue to focus their attention in serving those of their own ethnic community during constituency visits, there can really be no inter-racial harmony and unity throughout Fiji.

    Over the past 37 years, too much of our focus has been on the politics of racial exclusiveness in Parliament and in Cabinet. For inter-racial harmony and social cohesiveness to take deep root in our society, we must ensure that our new system of elections will encourage our Members of Parliament to work together in serving everyone in their constituencies.

    We must never lose sight of the overall vision of the kind of Fiji we all want. This is a Fiji where we take pride in our ethnic and cultural diversity, where we tolerate and respect our differences, but where we are committed to caring for one another.

    http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=85743

  28. Save the Sheep Says:

    Well done SV.

    Elections in March 2009 are irrelevant. They will happen when and only when these guys believe that they can win it.

    In an open seat election, the real issue will be the electoral boundaries that are estblished. Overall population size is meaningless if the boundaries are drawn to put large percentages of one population into a few seats and distribute the rest evenly throughout the remaining seats.

    The advantage that the IG sees in having an election based on open seats only, will be that they believe that they can lump the majority of Fijian voters into a handful of seats and dominate the majority of seats with Indo Fijian and others that traditionally have voted Labour.

    The only thing that will then work against Labour is if their traditional supporters start to desert them and vote for other parties. So dont be surprised to see the following things occur as a sign that an election is looming:

    1. Announcement of the electoral boundaries, lumping the majority of Fijian voters into a few seats thus allowing the labour supporters to dominate the majority of seats.

    2. A very concerted effort by Labour to shore up their traditional supporters by fair means and foul.

    If either of the above two does not happen. There will be no election in 2009 and we will hear a tirade of excuses (already happening) as to why they will not be held. As in Zimbabwe, this Government will even resort to manufacturing a civil crisis in order to maintain their status quo…

    Dangerous time folks and if we think that this will all just go away one day, think again. Mugabe is still in Zimbabwe after 40 years even after he lost an election that his followers still cooked up votes for…….

  29. Tim Says:

    Congrats SV, and to all other Bloggers taking the time and effort to oppose this tin pot band of opportunists and bludgers. Statistically, even IF you account for loyal customers and make allowances for those that do NOT even have interenet access, there is obviously a huge proportion of people that do not support the iIG, or the Military’s actions of December 5, AND it is growing.
    As for the regime…….
    Some (like Frank), are deluded and lack any normal sense of reasoning. Others like the Shaista, Gates, iIarse and others might have their reasoning temporarily clouded by self-inflicted means, fear or self-interest. The outcome is all the same. They did have options – every last one of them. They’re ripping Fiji and Fijians off (of whatever ethnicity, religion, or other minority/majority background). It’s that simple.
    Now I see some are outraged that even those that supported them initially as they hopped on the gravy train are getting pissed off. Shame they didn’t realise that was inevitable. Mugabe’s even now learning that lesson.
    Captain Seremaia Tuiteci is “outraged”. Tuff shit Mr.
    Perhaps you (Seremaia Tuiteci) “resisted arrest” (like Mr Khan).
    Any anyway, don’t you purport to be all for the “rule of law”, or is that just when it suits?
    As I’ve said before, notice how the opportunists and the hangers-on all squeel the loudest when the shit hits the fan yet they expect everyone else to be long suffering and tolerant of their pathetic indulgences.
    Like Mark Manning, I hope that when this gets done, revenge won’t come into play, BUT IF IT DOES, we all know where the most appropriate and morally correct sacrifices are to be made.

  30. Valataka na dina Says:

    Congratulations on your 300,000 hits.

    Free speech through blogging will win in the end. The illegal regime would not be bothering to pay people like Taukei or Na Dina to try to disrupt the blogs if they weren’t worried.

    The Parliament of Blogs will make up for the Parliament of the people which was sacked by the illegal government. We will ask questions and demands answers. The illegal ministers may not answer but everyone can see the truth. The truth cannot be denied.

    Blog on! Blog on!

  31. Proud Kai Loma Says:

    When Jokapeci Koroi called Mick Beddoes a ‘nuisance’ who was elected by 2,234 minority nobodies she was doing us all a service. The vicious of oid Chodopu$$ lap dog let slip the unsavoury racist face that Chodopu$$ likes to keep hidden.

    The current constitution gives General Electors over-representation. We all know that. We also know that the one man/one vote that the FLP continues to talk about could easily mean no more General Electors would be elected but is this any reason to speak of General Electors as if they were non-people?

    The fact is that Mick Beddoes represents all of the people in the constituency that elected him. That means he represents almost six thousand voters, actually more than the three thousand plus voters in
    Namosi. the smallest Fijian communal constituency, but not much smaller than the 7000 or so in the smaller of the Indo-Fijian constituencies or some of the other Fijian provincial constituencies. It is Fijians in the larger provinces and the urban areas who are under-represented. But is it Fijians who are complaining about this or is it others sticking their noses in.

    These issues should only be discussed by the elected representatives of the people, not by self-appointed dictators or their lackeys. Frank Bainimarama was elected by NOBODY!!!!!! Is Jokaped Koroi so stupid that she can’t see that Mick Beddoes speaks for most people in Fiji and Bainimarama speaks for no-one. Anyway, it doesn’t matter whether the constituencies are changed or not, no member of the illegal government will be elected because we all know that they are liars and hypocrites who are only in government for themselves. By March next year that is one thing we will all be able to agree on.

  32. Adi Kaila Says:

    Congratulations SV & everyone who posts here.

    The more we reveal the more shame (do they have any feelings?) we bring onto these supposed exponents of changes to the democratic governance framework; measures needed to grow the economy; freedom of information laws; improving environmental protection; improving accountability; enhancing human rights protections; alleviating poverty; and developing a common national identity.

    HAH!

  33. Taukei Says:

    annihilate them all!

  34. Taukei Says:

    Defense and War:

    A key responsibility of the civil government is to protect its citizens from attack by wrongdoers. This involves punishing those who break the law. It also involves defending the nation from every external attacker, including nations, other groups of people or dangerous pests and diseases. All these responsibilities are encompassed in the power of the sword (Romans 13:1-8). Therefore, pacifism is not a Christian option.

    War is only justified for defense (Romans 13:1-8). It should not be used to expand a nation’s boundaries, or to take control of another nation, or to extract trade advantages. This is a fundamental principle. A nation should never need to establish military domination in another region or nation.

    An army that is constantly training for war is dangerous, because it will be tempted to find a situation where it can use its skills. The military should not be given too much political power, as they will have a tendency to use war to solve all problems.

    The defense force should take the form of a part-time local militia. The central command structure may be full-time professional so that the defense of the nation can be well organized (Deut 20:5). However, most of the soldiers will be trained civilians who can be called up when a defense force is needed. As they have other interests there will be no danger of them becoming over militant and fighting unnecessary wars. However, because they will be defending their families and friends they will be highly motivated if they are needed. They will be well prepared, but they will be only rarely called upon to fight.

    The militia should be up made of volunteers. Anyone who is faint-hearted or afraid should not be forced to fight (Deut 20:5-9). People who are at a critical stage in their lives should not be forced into military service. For example, men who have recently married, started building a house or started a business should be freed from service, because they would not be focused on the battle.

    War should always be the last resort. Before declaring war, the civil government should try every means possible to obtain peace (Deut 20:10). We should never forget the horror of war. It is always costly in terms of human suffering.

    A nation going to war, because it thinks it is right, is being presumptuous (Deut 1:41-44). Presumption is a terrible sin. If the war has God’s blessing, the army is more likely to have success.

    It is God who determines the appointed times of the nations and the boundaries of there habitations. (Acts 17:26, cf Job 12:23, Deut 32:8) If a nation is invaded by another and this is not God’s will, he will not allow the situation to last long. For example, after the Second World War, the Russian Empire took control of most of Eastern Europe. However, because this was contrary to God’s will, that empire had collapsed within fifty years. If a nation is unable to defend itself, all is not lost; God will have his way in the end.

    Counting the cost of war, is not just a matter of estimating how many soldiers will be lost. The full cost of the war should be counted. There are generally very few winners in war. The cost for the families of those who die is enormous. For the soldiers who survive the cost can also be high. Many will have injuries that blight their lives. Worse still, war has a desensitizing effect on its participants, and good men can be drawn into doing great evil. They will have to live with there consciences. War is also an enormous waste of economic resources. There are actually very few situations serious enough to justify the enormous costs of war.

    Deut 20:1-5 declares that a small army with God on its side can beat a large well-armed one. A good example of this is Gideon, who defeated a large Midianite army with 300 unarmed men (Judges 7). However, this promise should not be used as a justification for foolish wars.

    Total war, as it has been practised in this last century, is prohibited by the Bible. Those engaged in war are prohibited from attacking and damaging the land (Deut 20). The same protection would apply to women and children. Non-combatants should also be protected.

  35. Taukei Says:

    *WAGING WAR*

    The Bottom Line

    There can be situations when waging war is a better path than tolerating evil.

    war is justified only when it is meant to fight evil and injustice, not for the purpose of aggression or terrorizing people.

    According to scriptural injunctions, aggressors and terrorists are at once to be killed and no sin is incurred by such annihilations.

  36. Orion Says:

    Taukei:
    War is coming.It seems this illegal people headed by chaudhary are going to implement the charter before the election to be used by the parties as their manifesto ..according to V one today. So what are the people goign to do now ???Why are people afraid of war?? They are christians (most Fijians)..they should die for a good cause or else they will be nothibng for ever..lost in the mist of time because they feared to fight for what they believed in..

  37. justman Says:

    Well said, Orion – I am amazed how the Fijians have recoiled into hiding – where is that Warrior Race display of strength – I am sure Frank has shown them their own bank accounts and what they had been up too – what else explains why they are willing to have the GCC ripped apart – because they are simply afraid of skeltons in their cupboards – those 3,0000 Fijian goons in green will be no match to over 50?
    % of the population – I am sure even frustrated Indo-Fijians and others will join in to kick out Chodo, his son Budhau and others from Fiji who support F

  38. SV FAN Says:

    CONGRADULATIONS SV TEAM!

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR DAILY ARTICLES AND FOR KEEPING THIS AN OPEN FORUM, WITHOUT MODERATION, WHICH IS A TESTAMENT TO THE BRILLIANT FIJI FREEDOM BLOGGERS WHO ARE ABLE TO SHUTDOWN AND PUT TO SHAME THE RFMF SOCK PUPPETS AND MISINFORMATION MULES (ASSES) WHO COME IN REGULARLY TO DISRUPT THE CONVERSATION.

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMITMENT TO KEEPING THIS FORUM OPEN AND ALIVE!

  39. Budhau Says:

    Good job – me and NatewaPrince – you can count us in for about 40 hits a day.

    BTW – watch out for folks trying to ID those who post messages in here – I hope they do not have family and friends in Fiji – NatewaPrince has been looking into exposing people on this site.

  40. justman Says:

    i AGREE WITH budhau on this one

  41. Frida Says:

    Vinaka SV – you are indeed filling a gap created by this morons to allow the voice of the people to be heard even if it is just amonsgt ourselves as it confirms our numbers. Number is very important in any political scenario.

  42. Tui Says:

    Keep on blogging Ragone. And yes thank you, malo, fa’afetai lava SV. Much appreciated. God bless.

  43. aubatinuku-N Says:

    Budhau!
    We post from Fiji and everywhere else in the world, we all have families in Fiji who are courageous, smart risk takers and we are slowly and surely achieving our goals!

    God Bless all the freedom bloggers and their families and friends!!
    God Bless SV.
    God Bless all the illegal junta supporters and their families and friends!!
    God Bless Fiji.

  44. Budhau Says:

    aubatinuku wrote, “…we all have families in Fiji who are courageous, smart risk takers and we are slowly and surely achieving our goals!”

    Good for you all your folks Aubatinuku – I just wish there were more of those risk takers – that would have solved our problems, won’t it?

  45. John Veikoso Says:

    Congratulation for playing the same record, same people keep hitting onto this site, same boring song, life goes on but hey nobody seems to notice but the same boring 2cent brain people on this site. You can all write a book on what could have been. As for AUBATILUTU oops NUKU, RO Eveli is the the real Roko Tui Dreketi, Teimumu is an outside caste so is Filipe Tuisawau, half brother father so outside caste. The MATAITINI is the blue blood of the Delta. For Naiqama, the so called chief with three wives and numerous affairs, you people from Cakaudrove call that chiefly material, I must be in the wrong country but then I belong here instead of the Batilutu’s lasses and Princesses…

  46. IslandBoy Says:

    @aubatinuku-N, kua sara, kua sara Ro Buna! Sa yala kina.

  47. aubatinuku-N Says:

    Roger that @ IB.
    We take the higher road.
    God bless!

  48. aubatinuku-N Says:

    I’ll just see Eveli Mataitini in court JV!
    You make sure to tell him and his that!
    Na tamata lawaki ca!

  49. anon Says:

    Aubatinuku, ruru!!!!!!!ruru!!! maravu!!!!maravu

    Have a nice weekend, loloma from Los Gatos, CA.

  50. aubatinuku-N Says:

    You have a good one yourself anon!
    Deep breath…….okaits!! No worries man, set, ruru tiko maravu tiko e ke! 😉
    God bless!

    Dua ga na kamunaga e da sa cobori vata kina na tamata, na magiti, vata na manumanu (Which is nothing new, because he did the same thing in Cuvu – e na gauna ni vakataraisulu vua na Gone Marama sa Bale)……….e loma ni nona vale, with 25 other men (present).
    O la qo, o Eveli e kerei rau na veitacini o Voreqe Bainimarama & Ratu Meli Bainimarama me rau lai vakasigalevu yani i nona i tikotiko mai Lomanikoro (Lawedua). The 2 brothers came with the NLTB delegation to RoJoni Mataitini’s funeral.

    They walked into an ambush!

    Eveli claimed that he had the support of the people of Rewa, which is not true.

    Rau sa rere na vitacini, sigai ni via ciqoma na kamunaga o Rt.Meli, sa qai mani ciqoma o Voreqe, accepting Eveli into formal GCC duties and the commom knowledge being that he does not represent Rewa.

    E sigai ni Roko Tui Dreketi, e sigai ni Vunivalu!
    What is he to the people of Rewa then?

    O Eveli vata i ira taucoko na drata tiko e loma ni nona vale (Lawedua) e na siga ya me ra vakavakarautaki ira vinaka sara tiko. Sa rauta mada na “coup” tiko!
    Every single individual involved is responsible and accountable for their own actions!

    All this took place without the knowledge and/or approval of the GMB.

    COUP IN THE REWA DELTA.

    Stay glued & tuned!
    Website & book comming out soon! 😉

  51. LUVfiji Says:

    @aubatinuku-N.

    Ke sa Eveli Mataitini; au kerekere Marama Naita me Meli Bainimarama walega.

    I look forward to yr releases all the same… Bring it on !

  52. aubatinuku-N Says:

    Point made 😉
    Vinaka naita!

  53. Adi Kaila Says:

    YOU GO GIRL!

  54. anon Says:

    Aubatinuku, now I understand where you are coming from.

    OK, sa ruru rawa ga qori, rabocaka sara e dua na tamatama ni kaila vakaitamera.

  55. Lillian Fletcher Says:

    Just come into this blog. Who is Eveli Mataitini?? Aubatinuku-N, why so much negativity against the Mataitini’s???

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