SDL concerned over FHL removal

This is the latest Bloggers and it is also reported that Qarase and Bainivore have just completed another rounds of talks at Parliament House at 5:30pm this afternoon.

 

It must be irking Bainivore, that politically he simply cannot ignore Qarase, especially with Sir Paul Reeves and the Political Forum coming to Fiji this month. So much for his continual big mouth claiming that Qarase was ‘insignificant.’ Who is ‘indispensable’ now?

 

SV Team.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Update: 5:27PM The leader of the Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua Party Mr Laisenia Qarase has expressed concerns over the removal of several Directors of Fijian Holdings Limited (FHL).

In a statement today he said: from information available it seems clear that the Directors were forced, or at least pressured to resign in order to allow the appointment of new Directors chosen by the military leadership.

He said this is not only an unprecedented action taken in the business community in Fiji but it has placed FHL in a risky and with uncertain future.

While accepting that Directors of companies change over time, Mr Qarase showed concerns about the appointment of Mr Robin Storck and Colonel Mohammed Aziz as Chairman and Deputy Chairman of FHL respectively.

The removal of the FHL Directors is further evidence that the interim Government is determined to destroy or at least interfere in Fijian social structure, Fijian institution and Fijian business ventures.

The interim Government has interfered in the Great Council of Chiefs, Provincial Councils, Native Lands Trust Board and the next company to be targeted is Fiji Television with majority shareholding by Yasana Holdings Limited, Mr Qarase said.

57 Responses to “SDL concerned over FHL removal”

  1. FijiGirl Says:

    What word is there on the reply from the UN? The IR has maintained complete radio silence over this one.

    God bless Fiji

  2. natewaprince Says:

    Paikarike !!!!…au baci via vacu kaidia sara ga.

    Io, dau cakava tiko,dou yavu boci.Na kena ca kece ena qai cola o ira na kawa ca qo.Era na vacuvacu laki,kama nodra vale,basu nodra sitoa,qai butakoci nodra i lavo.

    Era tokona tiko na ka e caka tiko vei keda na i Taukei,magaitinadra.

  3. Indian Says:

    It is time to destroy the sugar industry (Indian institution), the duty free industry (Guji institution) and the Hindu and Muslim churches. Promulgate a law against sari’s and Indo pajamas. Create a playing field in Fiji where Fijians will win in commerce, industry, and religion, as well as rugby, tourism, and general friendliness.

  4. Mosiveiau Says:

    Isa my fiji,
    tears down my eyes as I watched you being dismantle from afar I will do all in my power with all the resources I have at my disposal to bring back the glory to you…..oh my Fiji

  5. KaiFiji Says:

    vinaka ga sa ra mate vakayauyau tiko o ira na tokona tiko…Sa baci leqa e dua na Interim Minister o Jainend Kumar..Maleka sara and fulltime Labour Supporter..Ira qo beci keda tiko na kaiviti ..Sa yaco tiko qori na sau sa qai vo ga me mate yani o Presitedi vata kei PM me da bula vinaka..Sa curu oti o $50 sa vo tale tiko eso me ra sa na buki neketai ni mate yani …me so sara ga na kaiviti ra minister tiko qori me vinaka o keda na kawai taukei..Da wawa ale toka o cei beka sa na tarava qoka..ha,ha,ha,

  6. Tuks Says:

    Sa lesu tale na koli kina nona luwa Ragone!!!..sa vakila tiko mai qori o Voreqe ni ra na volitaki koya tale o ira ka ra sa voli koya tiko qori ka ra na qai kolotaki koya i na vale ni veivesu.. Sa siqema tiko o Voreqe na dina qori ka sa tiloma lo tiko na ora ni lomana se me na kerei LQ vakacava me na bula kina!!.. Sa lesu na koli kina nona luwa..dina sara SV….a dau kaya tiko mada ga mai ni insignificant o LQ.. sa na qai macala qo o cei dina e insignificant !!!..Ena rairai vakaloloma beka noda bula na Taukei ia ena raica na matada nodra saumi na tamata ca…

  7. Dauniwalesi Says:

    Kivei kemuni na turaga kei na marama,

    Matai. Au na kerea meda na ciqoma na veisau oqo de mani kauata mai vei keda na veisau vinaka ena FHL. e liu, ra kania tikoga na kena uro o ira na vica walega na turaga kei ira na sa na vutuniyau rawa tu wili kina ko Qarase.

    Karua. E tabu ni vosa ena i lalakai ni veitalanoa qo ko Qarase baleta ni tiko na nona kisi en amataveilewai ena nona basuka na lawa ni FHL me bini lavo vakatabakidua vua.

    Katolu. Na SDL e dodonu me tukuna mai se vica soti mada na i taukei tiko nodra i vakatagedegede ni rawa ka vakailavo ena butu ni vakarau ka ra tou sa bau vueta mai kina dua na i kalawa cake ni i vakatagedegede ni rawaka vaka i lavo? Me tarogi o Qarase….me kua ni vakayagataka tiko na yaca ni taukei ena vuku ni uro ni ketena.

    Ni vosota, na i taukei tabuyani e tu na noda i liuliu me da na rai kina…e vica na i niuniu vinaka era sa cadra tiko mai oqo ka dodonu me ra na vosa ena vukuda na i taukei. O Qarase e tamata sagai koya ga vakai koya….era tu oqo e so na turaga dina, rai matua, tudonu nodra yabaki ni bula, sega ni dua nodra duka ena FHL, sega ni kana cuvacuva me vakataki Qarase. Sa dodonu meda na rai vei ira na vei turaga oqo mera na vosa ena vukuda nai taukei.

    Se va’evei?.

    Sa dri yani.

  8. Dauvavana Says:

    Dauniwalesi,

    na lasu oqori kauta vei ira na tiko mai St Giles, na vanua e dro mai kina o nomu boso o Vore. Dou saga madaga me gunuva tiko na mena wainimate e na kena gauna.

    Dua na ka au via tukuna vei iko, sa maumau na wai ni qalai tamamu me ko sucu tu mai kina mo Taukei ni ko sa vakwaicala taki tu ka sega ni raica rawa na nodra sasaga na dosi me da vakamalumalumu taki nai Taukei.

    Au via tarogi iko mada e na dua na ka. E na gauna e sa oti kina na nodra lisi na Idia dau tei dovu qai ya $28,000 na dola o Chaudary. Sega ni dua nai lavo e gole vei ira nai taukei ni qele me vukei kina na kena vakabulabula taki tale na nodra qele e na oti na kena tei vaki tu me vicasagavulu na yabnaki ka se qaseqase na veika kecega e sagai me tei kina. Ia qo sa saga tiko o magatinana me ra lesu tale na kadia e na tei dovu qai sa baci kaya tiko me saumi vei ira nai lavo ka sol vei ira na lsi me 50 na yabaki. Na cava dou sa baci nanuma tu n sotia e na veivakaloloma taki oqo.

    Me vaka ga au sa kaya oti, e maumau na wai ni qalai tamamuni me tasova mo ni kunekune taki kina na sotia qo mo ni kuri ni kawa i Taukei. Ni keimami tagi tiko na tiko ni yagomuni dina ko ni qai volitaki keda tiko vaka kawa tamata e na tolusagavulu na tikoni siliva.

    Ni qai waraka. Me vaka e kaya o Butadroka, na qai oqo na qai ga. E na gauna keimami sa na tekivu yavala kina e na sega ni rawa ni tarovi keimami rawa na 4,000 na dakai ko ni na dodoka mai veikemami. E na vaka a ualuvu ni keimami sa na drodro yani vaka uciwai e na vei gaunisala ka taura lesu na neimami vanua.

    Ni waraka tiko, sogo tiko na qanibulu ka mo ni na taura vakatagane na i sau ni veivakaloloma taki ko ni cakava tiko.

  9. anon Says:

    Dauniwalesi, kauta ki vale ni po a nomu i vakamacala, luveni boci.

    Sa rauta mada na masi polo tiko. NIUNIU vinaka ga e tiko e mumu(boi)

  10. natewaprince Says:

    Wailei Shooter,sa maumau na wai ni qalai tamana.Na boci qori o Sitiveni Raturala,blerry kaisi bokola.Via mai vosa va vuku tu i vei,me kamu ga na nei nona boso me yacova ni lua.

  11. FijiGirl Says:

    I’ll revive investment or quit: FTIB chair
    17 JUN 2008
    Fiji Islands Trade and Investment Bureau (FTIB) chairman Francis Narayan has given himself 12 months to attract investments and penetrate some potential markets, or else step down if he fails.

    He gave his word at the 36th Fiji Institute of Accountants annual congress that ended at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort in Nadroga at the weekend.

    Narayan reacted strongly to Fiji lawyer Richard Naidu’s comments saying there was nothing new in Narayan’s presentation at the congress as they were ongoing issues and often highlighted but no evidence of concrete action.

    The rest of the report is on Fijilive
    ====================

    Big Deal, Francis! Don’t say “I’ll revive investment or quit” – that carries no punch any more.

    How about “I’ll revive investment or commit harikiri” or “I’ll revive investment or throw myself off the top of Joske’s Thumb”?

    We have enough leaders talking out of the wrong orifice without the new FTIB head Yes-Man’s attempts to appear visionary.

    Vinaka Richard Naidu for putting him in his place.

    God bless Fiji

  12. iceman Says:

    DAUNIWALESI…..MAI SUPU MADA TOLO!!!!!!!!!

  13. Dauniwalesi Says:

    Kivei keda na i taukei tabuyani,

    Matai: E tiko na noda i tovo ni vei solivakasama ka sega kina na veirukaki kei na vosa vakalialia. Oqori e nodra i tovo na kaisi kei na vulagi.

    Karua: E na sega ni vala vakadua na i taukei. E da na lako vata mai ena dua na gauna mai liu ia sa dodonu oqo meda digia matua na noda i liuliu me matanataka donu na noda gagadre. Nai liuliu dina, dra turaga, dodonu, savasava, lomasavu, ka sega ni dau nanumi koya vaka i koya me vakataki qarase.

    sa dri yani

  14. anon Says:

    Dauniwalesi, nomu sona ga kua mada na vosavosa vakavuku tiko.

    Come on blog in english so everybody can read.

  15. Daunimisini Says:

    Vinaka Dauniwalesi, Ia au toboka toka yani eke ena biaulivaliva na levu ni veidabui ni nomu i vosavosa ka vakadeitaka nai yaloyalo ni roka ni bula e laurai ni bera ni o dolava na gusumu ena gusunivosavosa.

    Maumau sara na mai vosa tu e matana levu ni se rube tu na DA ena ruku ni vunibua mai Loftus street.

    Na lawaki o mai vakamatanataka wavoki voli e rawarwa vei iko na vosataka baleta ni se tovo makawa ga ni nomu bula. E levu na kena i tukutuku ia au na sega ni lagataka eke baleta ni sega ni itovo ni tagane na vei lagataki me vaka o mai vakayacora tu qori e cake. Oqori nai tovo ga ni kaisi vakawati-veibiu vakawasoma vaka na koli!!!!

  16. Wailei Says:

    @ Dauniwalesi you said:

    Matai: E tiko na noda i tovo ni vei solivakasama ka sega kina na veirukaki kei na vosa vakalialia. Oqori e nodra i tovo na kaisi kei na vulagi.

    OI.. What happened to Frank when he told the GCC to go and drink “Homebrew” under a mango tree? Tovo vaka cavaya? Io Dina na ” Tovo ni Kaisi” e tiko vei Voce’e…. you said it not me…

    “Karua: E na sega ni vala vakadua na i taukei. E da na lako vata mai ena dua na gauna mai liu ia sa dodonu oqo meda digia matua na noda i liuliu me matanataka donu na noda gagadre. Nai liuliu dina, dra turaga, dodonu, savasava, lomasavu, ka sega ni dau nanumi koya vaka i koya me vakataki qarase.”

    The Elections is not going to be next year. Frank first of all has not protected his ass and the military council from getting thrown in jail. Which means elections has to wait until they are covered…. He aint ready….
    Plus with the charter people who are voted in wont have a mandate because the charter is in place.

    Also, LQ has no shares after that big printout in 1993 by the Fiji Times. He withdrew his shares and that of his family immediately after that. so he has not been in FHL for say 14-15years? The documents that you see are from the 1993 published article by the Fjii times.

    Dra’a ni emu walega… I cant believe you actually “believe in your own fart”.

  17. Pusiloa Says:

    Dauniwalesi,
    Sa rogorogo vinaka dina no nomuni tova vosa kei na vakasama. Ia qai laki caita sara…….

  18. Dauniwalesi2 Says:

    Extract Vitivou blog , May 23, 2007
    How Fijian Provinces were Betrayed and Looted by the Fijian Initiative
    Obviously this extract of information is something I have taken from elsewhere, but this is something to remind all the KAIVITI as to what exactly the “Clean-up Campaign” is referring to: Please read this with some concern and take it seriously as it is not just some baseless accusation, but the records exist for all to see.
    Go and do your searches at the companies registry or the senate records and you shall see the truth!

    How Fijian Provinces were Betrayed and looted by the Fijian Initiative

    People of Fiji had been told of corruption and questionable dealings by those who were considered the marshals, saviours and guardians of Fijian race. When Frank Bainimarama sacked the government and took charge, his reasoning, among others, was to save the Fijian race from unscrupulous and wanting leadership. My purpose here is to substantiate this through reporting on Senate proceedings of some 14 years ago.

    When Adi Quini Bavadra was alive she tried her best to reveal the dealings in Fijian Holdings Limited (FHL) but people with power and influence won and this matter never saw the light of day. My lament had been that while Fiji has an abundance of copy journalists and copy feature writers, there is dearth of good, conscientious, bold and sincere investigative journalists. Perhaps somebody like that can pick the hints from here, and perhaps create an FHLgate.

    However I will report on what took place in Fijis Senate on 18 May, 1993.

    In the Senate sitting of 18 May, 1993 (pages 731 to 748), Senator Manu Korovulavula moved a motion for the Senate to call on Government to carry out an investigation into the method adopted by the Board of the Fijian Holdings Limited to allow limited liability companies to buy shares into the company (FHL) without the knowledge of 14 Provinces. Senator Korovulavula had stated that the motion was brought on a point of principle to reveal less than honest dealings of people in position of power, knowledge and trust.

    The intention of the motion was to reveal odd and strange method known to a selected group of shareholders who took advantage of this to borrow funds from the Fiji Development Bank (FDB) or the National Bank of Fiji (NBF) in order to buy shares in FHL.

    As example of this a whole Province has only $50,000 Class A shares while a family private company shares add up to $200,000, which is a scam in any language. It is obvious someone somewhere had not been honest and loyal to the Fijian people in not telling them the truth.

    FHL was primarily created to be owned by the Provincial Councils, Fijian people and Fijian institutions, NOT the elite limited liability family companies. The Great Council of Chiefs, right from its inception was unanimous to see that FHL was to be owned by 14 Provinces, NLTB and FAB.

    However the irony and shame is that according to 1992 annual report, 14 Provincial Councils and two Fijian institutions, Native Land Trust Board (NLTB) and Fijian Affairs Board (FAB) hold only 30 % of total shares while the elite Fijians with their family limited liability companies hold 70% of shares. This is a fraud on the common indigenous people who are supposed to be shareholders of FHL through their respective provinces!

    People of Fiji need to be made aware of Fijian Initiative. This Fijian advisory body comprised of intellectuals, professionals, businessmen and senior executives in the private and public sector. The aim of this initiative is to pull these resources, convene regular meetings and seminars to enable it to come up with recommendations to develop and assist Fijians to better themselves in all aspects of life, more so in the field of trade and commerce.

    Senator Manu Korovulavula reported to Senate that it was interesting to know that some of the senior members of the Fijian Initiative did not consider it appropriate to advise the 14 Provincial Councils that they could borrow three or four times more from FDB, the amount of shares which they already had in FHL. All this while, these senior Fijian sons took secretive actions to line their own and familys pockets at the cost of Provincial Councils!

    Senator Korovulavula revealed private shareholding of three provinces with which he was familiar. Please note that all figures, amounts and situations reported are as at 1993, and they may have changed now.

    In Kadavu Province, he spoke about 3 companies. The first, Kadavu Development Company, which is fully owned by people of Kadavu, owned only $50,000 shares.

    The other, KJY Investment Limited, owned by Qarases Cabinet Minister Konisi Yabaki and his family, owned $100,000 shares.

    The third, Taoi Investment Limited, owned $200,000 shares. Shareholding in this Company then belonged to Jesoni Vitusagavulu and Ulaiasi Taoi. Vitusagavulu is former staff of FDB, former Air Pacific Executive, former Director of Fiji Trade and Investment Board and currently Fijis High Commissioner to USA, appointed by deposed PM Qarase. Taoi is President of Indigenous Fijian Business Council. Previously Rodney Acraman also used to own shares which have since been bought by the remaining two shareholders.

    The interesting issue here is that Konisi Yabaki was then the Chairman while Vitusagavulu was Secretary respectively of Kadavu Development Company. They went ahead, used their positions to build their own interests at the cost of Kadavu Province.

    The next province is Lomaiviti, which had only $55,100 shares while KB Investment Limited and 5X Investment limited owned $100,000 each while Vensalisi Investment Limited had $80,000 shares.

    KB Investment Limited, with $100, 000 shares is owned by Bakani family. The head of this family Kalivati Bakani is former executive of FDB, former Deputy General Manager of NBF, former Carpenters Executive and current General Manager of NLTB. The purchase of shares was financed by NBF.

    5X Investment, with $100,000 shares, is owned by Lote Rabuku, Semesa Matanicake, Delai Sainikinaivalu, Penisoni Gauna and KB Investments. Note that acquisition of these shares was also financed by NBF.

    Vensalisi Investment Limited, with $80,000 shares, is owned by Isikeli Mataitoga and family. Isikeli then was Director of Public Prosecutions and is CEO of Foreign Affairs.

    Interesting point to note is that in less than two months after registration of 5X Investment, this $1 per Share Company got $75,000 loan from NBF. Additionally, three months after KB Investment Limited was registered, Kalivati Bakanis wife got $107,000 loan from NBF where her husband was the then Deputy General Manager. Three months after Isikeli Mataitogas family company was registered, he obtained $64,000 from FDB which was headed by Qarase.

    Now we move to the Province of deposed Prime Minister, Lau Provincial Council, which had only $50,100 shares. At same time, Stiks Investment Limited had $150,000, Q-Ten Investment Limited had $200,000 and Kepa Investment Limited had $100,000 worth of shares.

    Stiks Investment Limited shares of $150,000 are fully owned by Weleilakeba family. Sitiveni Weleilakeba is the CEO of FHL and one time business partner of democracy activist Laisa Digitaki, together with whom, he tried to run Mobil Walu Bay Service Station which went into receivership and was then acquired by Carpenters Motors. The shares in Stiks had been financed by FDB.

    Q-Ten Investment Limited held $200,000 shares, which is owned by Laisenia Qarase Family. One property CT 14743, Lot 2 was mortgaged twice to acquire finance for $112,400 and $353,217 respectively. Note that at the time, Laisenia Qarase was the Managing Director of FDB, the lender for share acquisition. At that time, Laisenia Qarase was also the financial advisor to the Fijian Affairs Board, but failed to advise them of this insider information of acquiring shares.

    Kepa Investment Limited, with $100,000 shares, was wholly owned by Lakepa family, Satini and Milika, and financed by FDB.

    An interesting point is that one of the nine points of Deuba Accord was for government to make $20m interest free LOAN to FHL through Fijian Affairs Board, repayable over 20 years. What taxpayers of Fiji need to know is under whose authority this taxpayers loan of $20m was converted to a gift for FHL. Note that board members of FHL, with shares then included Laisenia Qarase, Sitiveni Weleilakeba and Josaia Mar, who has been removed as Chairman of FEA by Commander. Also note that Laisenia Qarase was the interim Prime Minister when this shady and questionable deal took place.

    What the Fijian race needs to ponder is that Qarase regime has been projecting Indo Fijians as the common enemy of the indigenous race. Is this really so? Indigenous Fijian people had placed their faith in the hands of these intellectuals, so called professionals and who were supposed to be guiding the Fijian race. The FHL was the commercial vehicle through which the wellbeing of Fijian race was intended to be improved. The dependency of the wisdom of Great Council of Chiefs and the elders in the villagers was on the shoulders of the so called Fijian Initiative group. However these very same people tricked their own people while projection Indo Fijians as villains.

    With friends like the Fijian Initiative, the indigenous race need no enemies at all. There is a saying that enemies who strike from front is miles better than friends who strike on the back. Fijian Provinces have been dealt commercially fatal blows on their backs by their trusted sons.

    Perhaps those who are crying for Qarase regime to come back need to consider whether he is worthy of this honour. The Commander is right in trying to save the indigenous race from the enemy within, as there is no fear from those outside.

    Those who were Senators in 1993, and were present in Senate, including the President Ratu Iloilo and Adi Litia Cakobau need to answer to the Fijian race why this call for investigation was wiped under the carpet. Other Great Council of Chiefs nominees in that Senate also need to answer to their people.

    As part of Commanders cleanup, the whole saga at FHL needs to be reopened and relooked and the $20m of taxpayer funds should be repaid to the nation, and specifically reserved for rural development of each of the 14 Provinces and fat cats Fijians need to be trimmed down to size, so that the whole nation can be spared from ungrateful sons who projected others as enemies of the indigenous race.

    And those racist politicians and their hangers-on who projected and put Indo Fijians as red herrings should be made to answer to the indigenous race of this betrayal and who their real enemies are!

  19. Tui Says:

    lol @ Pusiloa. E katuvu saraga noqu dredre ena reply e biuta mai o Pusiloa. Isa Dauniwalesi, au sa loloma sara ena levu ni vosa ca e sa cawi yani vei kemuni. Ia o ni sa na siqema tiko ni sega ni keimami dua vata kei na vore kei na veika e sa mai yaco tu qo ena noda vanua. Au kerea mo dou yalomatua mada ka raica na cala levu dou sa cakava tiko vei keda na i taukei ni vanua qo.
    Dou sa lesu mada ga i na keba ka solia lesu nai tutu dou sa mai kocova tu. E warai ni nomudou me vaka ni dou sa butakoca. Na butako e basika kina na lasu, dokadoka, viavia levu ka tini sara ki na laba. Seu lasu beka?
    .

  20. Striker Says:

    @ Dauwalesi2 states “As example of this a whole Province has only $50,000 Class A shares while a family private company shares add up to $200,000, which is a scam in any language. It is obvious someone somewhere had not been honest and loyal to the Fijian people in not telling them the truth.” I don’t see what’s wrong. If individual Fijian families can purchase shares and service their loans what’s wrong? Why should we be against the creation of Fijian elites? Now this fellow Korovulavula, his family had a shipping company not too long ago. Did his family offer the larger share to Kadavu Province while it was in operation?

  21. Dauniwalesi Says:

    Kivei kemuni na noda,

    Matai: O Qarase e na sega ni taura tale na i tutu ni veiliutaki ni matanitu.
    OQO NA VEILESI NI GAUNA RA SA LEWA MAI NA BATI KEI VITI.

    E dodonu me na matata vakasigalevu tiko oya. E ra tu e vuqa na turaga dina, lotu dina, savasava, dauveinanumi, sega ni lomaqiqo me vakataki qarase ka ra dodonu me ra na liutaki keda nai taukei.

    Sa dri yani.

  22. Dauvavana Says:

    Isa Dauniwalesi kei a kasa bura gai tuba na wai ni qalai tamamu moa kua ni kunekune taki, iko kei nomu boso o Voreqe baleta na nomu vosa e vaka ga e ra dau kaya na tu e na varada “nomu vosa nomu sona”

  23. groggy Says:

    Dauniwalesi

    Vinaka vakalevu nai tuvatuva qori a vola o Thakur Singh na tamate e voleka ni laucage wavoki tu e Colonial ni sega ni kila madaga o koya nona cakacka. Me vaka ga ni sega ni ratou kila madaga o ira na lewe ni mataivalu nodra cakacka beleti keda na lewei viti.

    Au vosota au sa volavola ga vaka peratenia beleta ni levu o ira dou lako mai ke e sega ni kila vakavinaka noda i vosavosa.

    Fijian Holdings shares was first taken to the province and they were offered 1 million shares with Funding from FDB through the grant by FAB. MOst provinces were scared to loan such a big amount because they didn’t want to take the risk.

    So you normally see a safety bet was taken and only minimal shares was purchased. I speak for the people in Lomaiviti because thats what had happened our chiefs wouldn’t take the risk. E na yacana vakaviti na but rua o as implied in English sitting on the fence and watching to see which way the tide would flow.

    So when the Provinces gave up this oppurtunity Fijian people were given the chance to buy shares as long as they were in the VKB. We should look at things in totality and not only extract information that is biased and misleading. Other itaukei only started buying when they saw that the company was flourishing. Good to the people who bought shares at the initial stages.

    Fijian are well known for not taking any risk by loaning big amounts of money. We are just comfortable with what we got and we live for today. It has always been like this from day one. The fisherman go out to just catch what is enough to eat today and tomorrow is another day.

  24. Jese Waqalekaleka Says:

    Dauniwalesi, au kerekere meu na sauma na nomu vakamacala ena vosa vaka palagi mera nanumi talega ko ira na vulagi era dau vakai tavi taki ira vakawasoma ena blog site oqo.

    First of all, you accuse Qarase of illegal dealings, as if these allegations have already been proven! I have always maintained, that if Qarase or whoever is guilty of a crime, then they should do the time, but it must first be proved.

    It is true that the $20m was initially loaned to FHL to assist the 14 Provinces, then eventually converted to a grant.

    First of all Dauniwalesi, there is no legal restriction as to the class of shares FHL can issue to its members. Have you looked at the Articles of Incorporation of FHL yourself or just mouthing off, what Manu Korovulavula and others are alleging?

    I assume you have not, but if you looked at FHL’s Articles of Incorporation, you will see there is provision for issuing shares to different classes, including Class A and Class B, when it was incorporated.

    You or I are not privy to discussions held between Government and the Board of FHL, which caused the FHL Board to approve the issuing of Class B shares, but it seems very likely that the issuing of Class B shares was agreed to or were known to the Government.

    Even if not, the FHL Board agreed to it, so although we may say it maybe improper or unfair to issue Class B shares to individual family units, etc, it does not necessarily follow that it is illegal.

    That is where you are mistaken Dauniwalesi, because you make bold presumptuous statements as if Qarase has already been convicted of an illegal act, when this is certainly not the case, so curb your comments.

    Qarase has been charged of abuse of office, but it is one thing to charge someone and quite another to have him convicted.

    BTW, Qarase acted quite appropriately, when refusing to answer any questions or make any statements to ‘Nai Lalakai’ because it related to allegations which are currently pending before the Court.

    Your refer to Qarase as someone who ‘selfish person.’ Where is your proof? I am aware of the many communities he used to freely advise and another question, have you been to Mavana?

    Mavana is unlike many villages in Fiji and would certainly would rank the most developed in Lau and would outclass many villages in Viti Levu, including those along King’s Road much closer to the urban centers and I am quite confident to say, including your own village.

    His 2 properties you refer to, you mention has been mortgaged twice. What is wrong with that? You can mortgage your property as many times as the lending facility will approve, so long as you have sufficient equity on the mortgaged property. Meaning, you can mortgage your property 3, 4, 5 or more times depending on your available equity!

    In fact Dauniwalesi, for Qarase to be able to mortgage his property twice, means he was servicing his loan properly and secondly, there was sufficient equity to make a second mortgage. This speaks of someone with fiscal discipline and who practices proper financial management.

    I refer to this examples to show that it speaks of someone who has accumulated wealth for himself, through sheer hard work, but at the same time having a lot of community involvement and it certainly does not fit the profile of a ‘selfish person’ you try to portray.

    It seems quite obvious to me, that some who try to raise this FHL issue are envious of his personal achievements and wealth accumulated over the years through careful financial management and sheer hard work.

    You speak of ‘proper chiefs’ who should lead Fiji, those untarnished, etc? Can you name these chiefs, so they can be properly scrutinized and see whether they meet the criteria you have set for them?

    Over to you Graham.

    Malo.

  25. Chairman Says:

    Wow who exactly is the new chairman?? Robin Stocks what kinda track record dose he have?? The question for me is i realy don’t think that this chairman has the qualifications to have such a seat. I mean Jo Mar wasn’t he like the head of Shell in the oceania region. My point is if you are going to appoint a person as chairman at least have a look at his or her track record. So much so for the Bani promising no one in the military would benifit from this coup.

  26. Corruption Fighter Says:

    @ NP Sobo NP kua mada ni vacuki au – it was a Fijian (well, but not a loyal
    Fijian) who ordered the takeover of FHL. I’m sure he may have the support and possibly the encouragement of Chodopu$$, whose modus operand! is to stir up people and create strife. That’s his way and aiways has been. But don’t play into their hands. I think they want to provoke disturbances in advance of the UN/Commonwealth visit by Reeves and others.

    If there are disturbances, they can justify their actions, the so-catted
    President’s mandate, and paint the SDL as racist. Dumb Frank is a pawn in Chodopu$$’s tentacles. Don’t become a pawn yourself and encourage other Fijians to fall for this provocation.

    I don’t think many Indians support what is happening, Some prominent Indians have come out and criticised Frank’s government. And I know a lot of Indians on the western side have been very worried by all the talk about land. The crazy Krishnmurthi report and the talk of 50 year leases have stirred up Fijian suspicions but just remember who is really responsible. Crazy Frank is the one who can say no. I think he is just too stupid to realize how he is being used.

    Qarase has played it cool and held his nerve. Let’s try legal avenues
    before we start wrecking the place. The EU have just tightened the noose on the IG because they have run out of patience with the failure of the IG to show that they are serious about holding elections. The sugar industry will become a victim too if the EU aid is not forthcoming.

    @Dauniwalesi who are the turaga dina you have in mind to lead the country? The Mara clan? They were raised with their snouts in the trough. When have they ever thought of anybody but themselves? Qarase has acted with great restraint in the face of this crime that has been carried out against ALL of the people of Fiji. The Mara clan jumped onto the illegal bandwagon at the first opportunity so they could sponge off the taxpayer again. You speak about choosing leaders wisely, well the people have already done that and they will not change. The Mara clan are a disgrace to their parents and will NEVER be elected by anybody in Fiji.

  27. Say True! Says:

    @Dauniwalesi – patronising comments, you really believe yourself don’t you? Following on from Jese above. The fact is Fijians had been lagging behind economically and needed to come on to the mainstream of businness. We just lacked the mechanics of the businness world. A good example has been given by Jese. I try to simplify as much as possible here for you. Lets take property. We buy our first property with a loan (eg. $50,000). Over a period of time the value of the property goes up and we’ve payed some of the loan off. The property’s value has now gone up (eg. $75,000). So you now have $25,000 of your money (equity in your property). You can now use that $25,000 as a deposit to buy your next property (eg. another $50,000 property), and rent this one out. The tenant’s rent help you with your loan repayments, and the value of your 2nd property goes up (now worth $75,000). You can then use the equity (your money) in your second property (say $25,00) to buy your third property and the process can on and on. This is businness acumen. Things our forefathers never knew or told us. It is how the rich get richer and we were getting poorer renting. This is only a simple example, the businness world is complex and such strategies have been use for centuries. So please don’t be envious, you can do it to. It is legal, so please don’t think what others have achieved must be by “crooking”. You need a good accountant and lawyer (if your’e not one) and some risk taking oomph on your part to make it. Back to the point I think FHL was set up with a vision of this lagging behind by Fijians in businness to catch up within the country and in the world. If someone did it within the law then good on them, learn from them, pick up the good points and leave their bad ones. It is not a new phenomena. It is the fear of what we don’t know, that makes rumour mongering. Everyone has the capacity given the chance including you Dauniwalesi. You can do it to!

  28. Budhau Says:

    This Dauniwalesi guy – must be one of the media cell goons.
    So what if the government gave a $20 million which ultimately benefited all the shareholders, many of them happened to Qarase’s friend and family.

    JW – The Qarase folks mortgaged twice to acquire finance, the lender was FDB, Qarase happened to be Managing Director of FDB – maybe there was nothing wrong with this – but if I was a Fijian, I would be asking some questions. BTW – he was aslo the financial adviser to FAB, how come he never got them to invest.

    JW wrote, “you accuse Qarase of illegal dealings, as if these allegations have already been proven!”
    You said something about the FHL agreed to this – so who were the folks who appointed the FHL board – How about now, if the FHL agrees to some other deals, they not always be proper – though perfectly legal.
    No JW – there was a lot of facts in there that can be independently verified and not disputed – what the author was saying that when a demand for an investigation was made in the senate the government of the day swept this thing under the carpet. Rather than blaming the messenger don’ you think that based on the information provided in there, there should have been investigation.

    JW – this is not about what shares can the FHL can issue – the issue here is that when a great deal came through – these leaders, rather than advise the appropriate Fijian organization to take up this great deal.

    JW seems to have that lawyer talk – so the issue here is that Qarase’s conduct as a “trustee”, or other fiduciary – it is wrong to take advantage of his position in this deal and act in his own interests rather than for the interests of the Fijian group mentioned above.

    This is called self dealing – there is the proof for that “selfish person” remark. self dealing – when he should have looked after the interest of the Fijian people.

    Finally JW wrote, “some who try to raise this FHL issue are envious of his personal achievements and wealth accumulated over the years through careful financial management and sheer hard work.”

    How about if the guy did the same achievement and wealth accumulation through his careful financial management and sheer hard work for the Fijian organizations and people.

    So JW – go read you response above – what a load of crap.

  29. Dauvavana Says:

    Budhau Nuni Pio

  30. IslandBoy Says:

    Guys – As far as I know in terms of historical progression, Dauniwalesi2 may have a point.

    By the time the majority of our Provinces released funds to buy shares, the sales of Class A shares had been withdrawn and they could only purchase Class B shares.

    I may be mistaken but look at the annual reports since FHL received the $20 million loan cum grant and you will see that for years only Class A shares were being paid dividends, though I could be wrong.

    If you have connections at FDB dig up some old board papers at the time, requesting policy changes previoualy forbiding lending for the purpose of purchasing shares. This policy was subsequently overturned. FDB Chairman was Lyle Cupit and Managing Director was LQ.

    At the time there was a complaint reported by the media lodged by a lady representing her tikina (I stand to be corrected) in Vanua Levu, I think Wailevu or Saqani, as reported by the media, the lady’s first name was Salote.

    Do you all recall a Fiji TV news item with LQ and Siti W contradiciting each other on TV on the same day? LQ saying he never owned shares and Siti W saying he just sold his shares. I’m sure you can dig this up in the Fiji TV news archives.

    I’m not saying LQ or any of the other Class A shareholders committed a crime, far from it.

    What the illegal regime needs to do is prove their case in a court of law, and not just faff around with unsubstantiated accusations. Otherwise don’t mess wwith FHL!!! Just leave it be.

  31. Jese Waqalekaleka Says:

    @ IB,

    I have always maintained that if Qarase or any other person did the crime, then they should also do the time, however with the forced appointments of Col. Aziz and others, what I am concerned about is that they will go on a fishing expedition, whilst having detrimental consequences on FHL.

    BTW Bloggers, on a brighter note, have you noticed that from yesterday to now, there has been over 2000 hits!

  32. IslandBoy Says:

    @Jese Waqalekaleka – Completely agree. Just wanted to acknowledge there may have been some very sharp dealers stacking that deck.

    But the IR, as always see smoke but never get to the fire, meanwhile back at the ranch the whole friggin farm is ablaze.

    For old movie buffs, doesn’t our current situation under the illegal regime remind you of Gone With the Wind’s closing scenes?

    Fiji is kinda like Scarlet at the end of the movie, virginity and honor long gone, hoop skirts torn to shreds, curls hanginng limp, the entire plantation on fire with niggers, carpet baggers and white trash just everywhere.

    And Rhett (Frank) just don’t give a damn.

    FSC, FVB, GCC and while we all thought Air Pacific was next to go up in flames, they light a match at FHL. Burn Baby Burn!

  33. Tuks Says:

    Duaniwalesi,
    Valoloma dina nomudou rai mai na keba. Na vakamacala vata qori dou a kauta wavoki ena gauna ni veidigidigi ni 2006. Cava e yaco?..sega sara ga ni dua nomudou i dabedabe dou rawata ena veidigidigi ya…Na kisi ni FHL kei na share ni veiyasana sa sega ni yaga me keimami sauma ka ni sa qai matata votu tu ga qo ni duatani ga na nomuni naki kei na veivaka loloma taki ni cakava tiko. Keimami via kila mada ga se cava na i vakadinadina ni coruption dou a vuaviritaki Qarase kina kei na SDL..???Evei?..Kakua na mai lasulasu tiko. Na nomu i tulkutuku e vakaloloma dina . Dou sa sega ni taqomaka rawa na veika baleti keda na i Taukei. Na ka ga dou mai rawata na cakacaka ni veivaqumi dou sa mai kakuva matua toka kina qori na veiliutaki e sega ni nomudou. Sa mosi dina na ulu ena nomu i tukutuku sega ni dua na kena dina me vaka era sa raica ka vakatulewa oti kina na i Taukei ena veidigidigi ni 2006…

  34. Epsom Says:

    Shareholders of FHL, all companies in Fiji and small buisnesses and the people of Fiji should sue these illegals in the army and ig and supporters .. for bringing about these miseries and hardsships .They should each be liable individually for their actions so that we can all get back our money they have misaapprorpiated since dec 2006, and also for the loss of earniongs and pain caused since that time. For this reason, no immunity to these buggers…let them llive on the streets with the street boys with nowhere to go except Naboro. That time we take all their wives

  35. Dauvavana Says:

    @ Epsom,

    Your last sentence, want to lucky tale qori🙂

  36. Jose Says:

    Dau shooting, he wants to do an Absolom.

  37. tosotiko Says:

    As a Fijian, I was concerned when the shareholding story of FHL first came out. I first just swallowed the bait to just condemn, hook, line and sinker. I agree with the sentiments already expressed, if what they have done was illegal then by all means have them do the time for the crime.

    But if they showed financial clout and wizardry, then I know why the enemy of the Fijian people are hell bent on discrediting these Fijians. The playing field is becoming level at a rate that frightens the shit out of them. So they work on the gullibility of the ordinary Fijian people and the ‘always ready to feel guilty’ mindset we have taken upon ourselves.
    Not knowing that these are the exact same financial tricks that have been used to get other communities rich around the world and in Fiji.

  38. george of sydney Says:

    Dauniwalesi, it is very unfortunate that you choose to condemn our legal PM with unfounded allegations(vakatotomi). Au via vakaraitaka ga vei kemuni e vica na ka talei me baleta na turaga oqo o Qarase na noda PM digitaki.
    1)E turaga vuku ka turaga dinata na nona i lesilesi kece e a digitaki kina.
    2)Na i tutu e sa bau taura oya
    – Registrar of Co-operative
    – Permanent Secretary for Finance
    – Managing Director Fiji Development Bank
    – Managing Director Merchant Bank
    Oqori eso nai tutu levu a bau taura kau nanuma rawa ni bera ni kerei koya o Voreqe me PM ena 2000.
    AU TAROGI IKO SE CAVA O SA BAU CAKAVA RAWA ENA MATANITU ME TAUTAUVATA KEI KOYA.
    3)E digitaki koya o Voreqe me PM baleta ni kila na quality e tu vua.
    4)E rawata nona pati (SDL)e levu na nodratou i dabedabe ena First count kenai balebale sa rauta me qaqa ena veidigidigi. Oya na vuna e vakayagataki Voreqe kina o Chodry me veisautaki na election process ka me kau tani na veidigitaki vakamatatamata. He knows that we Fijian will have plenty parties and therefore we would split the fijian votes while the Indians will have one party and will get the majority of Indian votes. Sa raica na nona qaseqase.
    5)O Qarase e sega ni cakitaka vakadua na nona Nationalistic Opinion and everybody knows that. Ena gauna a winitaka kina na election ka sa digitaki me PM, au nanuma na matai ni nona vosa e a vaka oqo
    “THERE WILL BE POSITIVE DISCRIMINATION FOR WE HAVE TO APPRECIATE THAT THERE IS A WIDE GAP BETWEEN THE FIJIAN AND OTHER RACES. Na veiyawaki qo e wili kina na rawaka vakavuli, bisinisi kei na vuqa tale. E a tukuna o koya ni kevaka e vinakati me da veimaliwai vinaka (peace and stability) na veikawatamata kece e Viti, ia me na tovolei me laveti cake nai vakatagedegede ni nodra bula nai taukei me tautauvata se viavia tautavata kei ira na Idia kei na vulagi era tiko e Viti.
    Au vinakata mo kila ni nodra civilisation na Idia e 100years ahead of us and they were already trading while we ere still in our canibalism era. That is why they have always dominated the business sector. Ea mai introduce taki e levu na Affirmative Action me favour taki ira na kawa i taukei me rawa ni bau laveta na nodra vakatagedegede ni bula me volekati ira na vulagi. Ia oqo sa vunautaka tiko i vuravura o Voreqe ni dua na vuna e cakava kina na coup oya me kauta laivi na Racist policy ni pati nei Qarase.
    6)He blamed Qarase on being corrupt. Qarase has already being thoroughly investigated. Now where are the findings? It would be great to see the findings of the abuse of the Regimental Fund by the army commanders if a fair investigation was done.
    7)How about the murder of the CRW and they tried to sneak the murderers out of the country. Their blood is still crying from the grave and as Jeremaiah says “ONE DAY I WILL PAY YOU ACCORDING TO YOUR DEEDS”.
    8)It is interesting for when Commisioner Hughes wants to investigate the murder, he remove Hughes and installed his YES MAN Teleni.
    9)He went against his promise that no army personnel will benefit from the coup. O CEI SA VOSA. Now to name a few beneficiaries:-
    Teleni-Commisioner, Junior Officer Batikota-Commish Northern, Naupoto-Prison, Kurusiga, Leweni, Driti, and many more. This is nepotism and corruption to its best.
    10)Qarase went to face court and being humiliated so he can be interrogated by the interim State hired lawyer (paid by taxpayers) wile Voreqe, Chode, Primus Chandu,Aiarse and the rest of the illegal wannabes went for cover.

    THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT THIS ILLEGAL TAKEOVER WAS ONLY DONE NOT TO PROTECT THE INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE BUT TO PROTECT HIMSELF FROM GOING TO PRISON.

  39. groggy Says:

    the fact is still remains is Choodoo trying so hard to destabalise the Fijian Institution.

    As previously mentioned time and again that these IG just look at things that benefit their political mileage and thats it.

    1) Bai(caiti)nimarama is just an idiot who is protecting his predecessors and his chief of staff one eye cock eye. He needs to protect himself from his personal abuse of the Regimental Fund which was used at his dispense for overseas trips to pay for his wifes ticket to accompany him. Choodo is filling his pockets some how and thats why choodo has a strong hold on him.

    2) Epeli Ghanilau – was well known for his corrupt practise and abuse of the military funds and also supplies. Money from their Telsat project was used to Fund his politcal party and also his trips around the country trying to bask in the glory of our dead statesman.

    3) Cock eye was in a bigger scam when he issued prepayments above his authorisation for the purchase of uniforms and accessories before the good were even given to rfmf. Now he is doing it again at the POlice force.

    4) Choodo has endlessly tried to beat Qarase in 2 election and failed. He carefully manipulates this no money kabuwacaru Gentlemen to stage the coup de et. He still continues to fill these peoples pocket. The buzz at Carpenters was that he was going to pay for the Presidents Hummer but when it came out on the news he withdrew his purchase.

  40. Striker Says:

    Well said tosotiko. It’s just jealousy, called in Fijian the ‘veiqati’ otherwise known as ‘the tall poppy syndrome.’ You see, with their limited education, losers like Dauniwalesi can’t think outside the box. So they hold that Fijians are lazy, they can’t manage their finances, are dependent on handouts, are corrupt and must not be allowed to enrich themselves. And their small minds can’t take it in when Fijian achievers make it in the financial world. So they invoke the coup with the backing of choros like chodo to steal and get rich illegally from govt. coffers.

  41. Budhau Says:

    Who says Qarase did not help the common Fijian folks –remember he gave all kinds of small loans to the iTaukei entrepreneurs to open up shops all over Fiji – remember EIMCOL – they all went under in about 18 months. Do you know why they all went under – because Qarase gave bigger loans to the Indian owned supermarket chains who wholesaled stuff to the Fijians with a bigger mark up and then put the same stuff up for sale at their retail outlets. Do you know who cashed in big time in the $25 million agriculture scam – is was the Indian businessmen.

    BTW how many shares of EIMCOL did Qarase buy?

    Those lies that Qarase was telling – that he did not have any shares in FHL – why?

    Qarase was the boss at FDB – gave the bigger loans to the Indian businessmen – the government then set up the subsidies and concessions –that is how some of these big supermarket chains grew to the giant businesses that they are.

    The poor Fijians they got the $3-5K loans that were written off – the big businessmen and the Fijian elite, they got the big bucks. You guys have contacts – go look up the trading records of some of these guys with the FDB, look at the records at the Registrar of Companies and the mortgagee sales and bad loans written off.

    Qarase while he was the boss at FDB or as the PM , he should have realized that he had a duty of loyalty to the Fijian people and the country. He should have placed the interest of the Fijian people above his own personal gains.
    Qarase and company were taking advantages of the opportunities that should rightfully have gone to the Fijian people. The FHL scam benefitted only a small group of elite Fijian. We see this time and time again – that Fijian politicians have not been loyal to the people they were there to serve.

    ..and you guys complain why the Fijian are not doing well in the commercial sector.

  42. Always 4 Fiji Says:

    Me tekivu mada e Jerusalemi….Na valuti ni cakacaka vakailawaki, veivagumi e na i mari kei na veiliutaki ca, e sega ni dua e cata ka dodonu me tokoni vakaukauwa. Oya kece na i naki ka tukuna e Viti kei na vuravura taucoko ko Bainimarama ni yavutu ni nona vuaviritaka na matanitu nei Qarase kei na SDL. E so e ra kila vinaka na cicivaki ni matanitu kei na matanitu ni SDL e ra a kidrowataka na veibeitaki kei na veika e a cakava ko Bainimarama kei na mataivalu. Ia e ra nanuma me ra waraka mada ga de mani kila tiko na mataivalu e so na ka e sega tu ni kilai. E sega vakadua ni yali na vakanuinui ni lewenivanua me vakaraitaka na mataivalu na i vakadinadina ni nona veibeitaki. E toso cake na nanamaki e na kena sa tukuni mai ni sa na ceburaki na i vakadinadina ni lawaki kei na veivaqumi e na i mari. Cava e qai vakaraitaka na mataivalu? Peter Foster!!! E levu e ra a sega ni vakabauta na mataivalu, ia e ra nanuma me ra waraka mada de mani yaco dina e so na ka e ra sega ni kila. Na i tukutuku nei Foster e a boletaka na mataivalu ni dina ka beitaki kina o Qarase. Sega vakadua ni bau vakatusa na mataivalu na nona malumalumu e kea me la’ki yacova sara na yali vakatawa macala nei Foster e na ligadra tikoga na mataivalu me yacova ni sa la’ki basika mai Vanuatu.

    Na veivakasama vinaka e dau tauca wasoma o Bainimarama kei iratou na veiliutaki oqo, wili kina o Chaudhry, Ratu Epeli Ganilau, Aiyaz kei na so tale me baleta na veiliutaki, e yali na kena i balebale baleta ni sega sara mada ga ni laurai e na nodratou bula kei na vanua e ratou cakacaka kina. E ratou cavuta vakawasoma na “Good Governance, Transparency, Accountability, Fairness etc.” Ni sa mai oti oqo e 18 na vula, e sa matata vakasigalevu ni sega ni dua vei ‘ratou oya e kila na i balebale ni vosa e ratou dau cavuta ka ratou sega talega ni vakabauta. E sega ni kunei e na nodratou bula, se na nodratou cakacaka.

    Ke vinaka tiko na nodrau vakasama o Bainimarama kei Ratu Epeli ka vaka kina na mataivalu e dodonu me sega ni caka rawa na madua. Na veibasai taucoko ni veivosa e ratou cavuta wasoma e yaco tiko e na keba ni mataivalu e na dela ni gauna ni nodrau veiliutaki. E sega talega ni se bau vakamacalataka o Ratu Epeli se cava me ratou sa tiko kina e na dua na vale mai na keba ni vo tiko e vica na vula me yaco na vuaviri. Ni ra taroga e so na sotia, e qai tukuni vei ira me ra la’ki tarogi Voreqe. E sega ni lasu na i tukutuku nei Eroni Vatuloka, Auditor General. E vakadeitaka ga e levu na ka e da sa kila tu ka ra dau veitalanoataka na sotia. Vakayagataki na i lavo ni sotia me vakavinakataki kina na vale mai Tamavua kei na veilakoyaki e sega ni ka ni sotia. Vakaloloma dina. E na qai tukutuku malua o koya e vakayagataki me dau sainitaka na yacai Ratu Iloilo e na veilewa ka dau mai kacivaki raraba tiko me “President’s mandate”. Mai vei e dua tani e sainitaka na yaca!

    Chaudhry e sega vua na madua, ka sega ni dau cakava na veivosa e cavuta. Digitaki luvena ga me nona sekeriteri e na nona vale ni volavola e na gauna e a Paraiminista tu kina. Vasakea na marama dau caka ti baleta ni a raici rau kei Asha ena rumu dokai e dau bosei kina na veika bibi me baleta na noda matanitu. E la’ki caka tiko e na dela ni teveli e vale ni Bose Yaco na ka e ra dau cakava na veiwatini e na nodra i mocemoce.

    Dauniwalesi, ke o kemuni dina ka sa cavuti tiko na yacamuni, ia e da sa na sega sara ni kurubui baleta ni sa “VEIKILAI GA NA TOA NI QAMEA.” Me sa bau tekivu ga mai Jerusalemi!!

  43. groggy Says:

    Budhau

    When our ancestors were fighting in World War 2, your ancestors didn’t go and they flourished when the big commercial changes came in.

  44. Jese Waqalekaleka Says:

    @ Budhau, man you talk big….

    By then again, it is so easy to ‘talk the talk, but oh so hard to walk the walk’ eh?

    As I have said before, I am not an SDL or Qarase supporter, but stand for the rule or law and restoration of democracy in Fiji, however your comments are beginning to sound a broken record player.

    Can I ask you one thing, since you seem to have intelligence:

    Are you compatible with or superior to Qarase to continually shoot your mouth off against him or others?

  45. Budhau Says:

    Groggy you idiot – you ancestors went to war because your chiefs told them to do – my ancestors (back in Fiji) were smarter.

    BTW – the war and all that crap has nothing to do with why the Fijians are lagging behind in the commercial areas – if it because of the policies and the strategy of the successive Fijian administrations – and add to that the incompetence, mismanagement and corruption of the Fijian leaders.

    As for the big commercial changes – you know when Punja became big – in the 1980’s – what war were your ancestors fighting back then. Go ask Naisoro who was in charge back then dealing with companies.

    Why can’t you guys get it – all the scams that we have had – if that money had gone to the Fijians, they won’t be in this doo-doo. The land at Seaqaqa that went to ministers wives, The FHL shares that went to the Fijian elite, The agricultural scam money – you think that maoney was earmarked for the Indians. You go back to the Alliance days and all those bank failures – were did all the money go – and if they had not scammed it – if would have cone to the Fijian people.

    Groggy, you are such an idiot.

  46. Dauvavana Says:

    Budhau you idiot!

  47. Dauvavana Says:

    Budhau you such and idiot, where is the $2 million from Haryana

  48. Budhau Says:

    JW – I am all for the rule of law and all that – and my position has been the same since 1987 – I do not take a position only when it is convenient.

    Who I am is immaterial – I am a private person, Qarase on the other hand is a public person – therefore, whatever he has done, one can question him for that – and I do not think much of the man as a public figure, I am sure he is nice husband, father and all that.

    As for shooting “my mouth off at others” – I am sure if I say something that I cannot back up – intelligent folks like you will bring it to may attention.

    BTW – what was it that I said about Qarase that was incorrect and instead of you looking at me for the “walk and the talk” – why don’t you look at Qarase doing the talk now and compare that to his “walk” over the last 30 or so years.

    Fijian leaders do a lot of talking about indigenous cases – Qarase did it, Rabuka did it, Speight did it – now did they do the “walk” also.

    No one is doing much for the indigenous cause – everything is for the self. BTW didn’t Rabuka tell us who put him up for the 1987 coup – those Alliance guys who owned money to the banks that wen under – they were not all Fijians – go check out the names of the Indians with the Alliance back then – the non-gujju Indian businessmen.

  49. Budhau Says:

    Dauvavana – very good, now you are asking about “stolen” money – keep going, you are your people too should learn to ask such questions.

    That is good a good beginning.

  50. Dauvavana Says:

    Budhau you idiot, since you are so close to Chodo answer may question, where the fuck is the $2 million dollars and if he has distributed it to cane farners as claimed why has there been no public release of audited financials.

    Chodo should walk the talk and we will believe him. as they say action speaks louder then words.

  51. Jese Waqalekaleka Says:

    Budhau,

    what is your definition of a ‘public’ and ‘private’ person?

  52. Corruption Fighter Says:

    Time to Expose the Propaganda

    For years political opponents of the SDL have thrown mud about Fijian Holdings Limited. They have made assertions, asked questions and called for an inquiry. Typical of this is piece of propaganda on the “People’s Coalition” website titled “Fijian Holdings Ltd: Why an independent inquiry is needed”, dated 24 January 2001.

    A lot of this propaganda seems to be recycled now even though the
    appointment of the new Directors contradicts some of the propaganda. Dauninwalesi2 shouldn’t claim the information he posted is from Vitivou 23 May 2007. This is straight from People’s Coalition makawa, 24 January2001.

    One of the questions the People’s Coalition asked was:” WERE THE
    PROVINCIAL COUNCILS INFORMED THAT THEY COULD BUY SHARES ON SIMILAR TERMS?” The answer to this is yes but their financial capacity was limited. After the opportunity to buy they were given equity, when the government debt funding was converted to equity.

    The fact is that Provincial Councils do not have a strong revenue base and any one aware of the facts would know that.

    The propaganda also claimed “A’ CLASS SHARES ATTRACT A MUCH HIGHER DIVIDEND THAN ‘B’ CLASS SHARES AND THEY CARRY VOTING RIGHTS WHICH CLASS ‘B’ SHARES DO NOT.”

    If this is true, then the claim that the FHL Articles of Association allow for the Class B shareholders to appoint 6 directors is false. The acceptance by the stock exchange appears to indicate that the Class B shareholders can appoint directors. (But the last person who should make that appointment is the illegal Minister for Fijian Affairs, who has been resoundingly rejected by the majority of Provincial Councils.)

    Can we expect a correction of this by all the people who been claiming that the Provincial Councils were disenfranchised? Of course not, that is not what they do.

    There is another lesson from this saga. From the very start, the illegal regime has been trying to prove corruption. Eighteen months of digging dirt has got nowhere. But it seems that someone did at last read the Articles of Association and discover that Class B shareholders are far from disenfranchised.

    The sleuths who have been sifting through the records of FHL might also try to work out if someone from within the gang of thieves got wind of the board room coup in advance and told someone or acted on the information. Check out this announcement on the stock exchange for the week ending 13 June.

    “SPSE Announcements:: SPSE trading summary for the week ended
    13 June 2008

    “Fijian Holdings Limited (FHL) also witnessed a large exchange of 93,365 shares in seven transactions with the share price remaining unchanged at $2.16.The stock has best bid at $2.16 and best offer at $2.20.”

    So who was selling FHL shares ahead of the Boardroom coup? Someone who had wind of the Dictators purported appointment of new Directors? Why would they sell? Do they suspect that FHL is doomed now that the economy is in tatters and control of the company has been handed to stooges of criminal hijackers?

    Check it out yourself on the site:

    http://www.spse.com.fj/publish/page_3354.shtml

  53. natewaprince Says:

    Budhau,listen to me for a minute,

    O iko na tamata taga vesu.E muri iko wavoki na boi ni moro kei na kora.Bau so na gauna mo bau savata na ligamu ni sabera ni o mai vei talanoa ike.

    Sa da voleka walega ni da ciba ena kaukauwa ni boi bociboci o kuvuraka mai.Ni o sa wadruca oti na na nomu cap,au kerea mo tonia na ligamu ena detol,kila ga,tabana ni OHS.

    Do you agree with me my brother Budhau?? I’m sure you do.

  54. Dauvavana Says:

    NP au raica vei iko ni vaka mo sa domoni Bud valailai jiko mai

    tagavesu bahahahahha

  55. Jese Waqalekaleka Says:

    Evei beka o Budhau?

  56. kaiviti Says:

    Dauvavana va’cava me dua e vutuka nomu sona, sa rui vakasisila na mataqali vosa ko tauca tu, sa sega ni vaka na vakarau ni i taukei, e rairai beka iko sega nomu i tovo se ‘o sega beka ni vakavulici enai tautau ni vosa ko tauca tu. Ko sa rui veibeci, qaciqacia, rairai iko luveni sala beka ena vakarau ni veitalanoa e laurai vei iko.

  57. Dauvavana Says:

    @ kaiviti o via veivosataki qai o kitaka tale mai na veivakasewasewani ia lako sara lai vutuki na ganemu sonalevu drau veivutu kei Dauniwalesi.

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