Ono no longer part of Lau

Ono will break ties with Lau: Jale
27 JUN 2008

Former PSC chief executive Anare Jale says the Ono-i-Lau district he represents will break all ties with Lau Province.

However, Jale has clarified he was misquoted in a newspaper report which said his clan wanted to secede from Fiji and join Tonga.

The development stems from a Fijian Affairs Ministry decision to bar Jale – a nominated representative of Ono-i-Lau – from the Lau Provincial Council earlier this week.

The former envoy was one of those in the running for the chairmanship of the council.

Jale told Fijilive that when he told the journalist concerned that “we are going to Tonga because we are closer to Tonga than Suva”, his comment may have been interpreted as a plan for secession.

“This is just very serious issue. What we are saying is we’re breaking all ties from the Lau Provincial Council,” he said.

“We are not going to participate in any activities concerning the Lau Provincial Council. That was the stand taken by our elders.

“We are not going to be represented in the Lau Provincial Council and we will not pay any levy from next year, so it is a complete severing of ties between Ono and the provincial council.”

Jale said villagers and elders have decided to go on their own.

“We will find the find the money to develop the island, we will try to link into other non-governmental agencies. We are not going to go through the province anymore.”

He said the Ono tikina would meet again this weekend to decide the next course of action.

Fijilive
vinaka Ono

Epi

62 Responses to “Ono no longer part of Lau”

  1. Ispy Says:

    Break Ono Break! Wananavu! Stand your ground!

  2. Islander Says:

    It’s sad, let it be temporary until all the jerk-offs are imprisoned.

  3. Dauvavana Says:

    Ratu Sukuna had once observed in his diaries that the people of Ono are the most independent thinkers of the Lauans. In other words, prepared to speak their mind I guess.

    Mara’s children need to take a crash course in Fijian History in case they don’t know that it was the people of Ono that ambushed and killed the Tui Nayau Niumataiwalu upon request of the Vunivalu of Bau through the presentation of a black tabua, when the Tui Nayau had an affair with the Radini Levuka (Vunivalu’s wife) Ufia Ceiekena.

    The black tabua followed the Tui Nayau across the Lau group but non of the Lauans dared to accept it until it reached Ono.

    Take Note Roko Ului.

  4. Keep The Faith Says:

    Wow! Go ONO Go!

    When you go to Tonga you take your EEZ “share” with you. Perfect timing as Tonga and Fiji are negotiating continental shelf extensions.

  5. Wailei Says:

    Nah, Ono should not go to Tonga… Hell, the Tongans have their own shit to sort out.. Just break away.. as Islander said ” let it be temporary…”.

  6. Keep The Faith Says:

    I think its a very strategic threat by Ono, more than anything.

    If Ului is banking on his blood ties to the Royal Palace to try and thwart this then we’ve got the of benefit history to draw on (and you know what they say about history always repeating itself), i.e. Maafu’s quest to dominate Lau and Fiji.

    Agreed Tonga has its own mess right now but at least its a “democratic” mess (somewhat)😉

  7. Wailei Says:

    lol @ “Democratic mess (somewhat)” 🙂 Nice…

  8. Keep The Faith Says:

    Curious tho’ that Anare has just retracted his statement about moving to Tonga and saying that they will work with NGOs.

    Firstly NGO’s have no money generally for development, and secondly its not their responsibility – its the States! That’s why we pay taxes — including all people of Ono who live in urban centres.

  9. crystalball Says:

    Once you break up, the domino effect will fall all around Fiji from other provinces, yavusa, vanua, etc ..then it’ll be crucnch time…then the iIG insecurity farces (forces) will have a hard time controlling stabiltiy and their entirety …they will be thinly spread out…heh!he!he!…and the descent to nightmare will begin….they will never dream of this…the people’s clean up will then begin….right from whence the leonidas arrived…

  10. LUVfiji Says:

    @KTF. We must remember Anare Jale has been a career civil servant and knows pretty well the channels within NGOs. He will tap into these for support.

    Vinaka Ono. Who’s next.. I wonder?

  11. Glawyer Says:

    Wow, these people from Ono showing how it should be done! No joke fala’s! Good on them for standing up for themselves in the face of overwhelming adversity….hopefully a lot more people and provinces take a leaf out of their book! Vinaka Ono!

  12. Budhau Says:

    Good job Ono, join up with Tonga – hey how about the Peoples Republic of West Fiji – and they won’t even have to beg for any money – they have sugar, gold, tourism and no big chief…and the BETA can be the PM.

  13. Tui Says:

    Vinaka vaka levu Jale. Time to stand up to these knuckle-heads in the IG. That is the spirit. You can survive without the LPC. You can survive without the wannabe chiefs in Mualevu and whoever is supporting this circus.
    Bleary Bavulu and gusuvaka ceke Bole just could not contain the jealousy and lomaca they have towards Qarase. Loosers ka dina the buggers!
    Ono should count on their vasu and blood realtives in Lovoni and Tailevu to help them. Dua ga nomudou fundraising levu qori, kaci mai, keimami na bind yani.
    @ Dauvavana, the story about the black tabua relates to Saunikaloa, a warrior from Namara in Tailevu. He was requested by the Tui Ono to kill Niumataiwalu. This is why the Namara people are very close “tauvu’s” with Ono besides Lakeba and the Tui Levukana in Vanuabalavu.
    Anyway I take my hat of for the Ono people and their stand. I hope it is the beginning of the end for this IG.
    Good thoughts, good deeds.
    RESPECT!

  14. FijiGirl Says:

    Ono-i-lau, if you complete this move, I will happily move to your island in solidarity!

    Thank you for pure wisdom in this age of wall-to-wall stupidity.

    God bless Fiji

  15. Jose Says:

    @Tui says
    “I hope it is the beginning of the end for this IG.”

    I hope it’s the beginning of the pure indigenous Fiji. A people set apart from the rest of the world in it’s indigenous purity. Fiji the way Fiji should be. We don’t want to be like the rest of the world.

  16. Budhau Says:

    JOse – about that purity – take a DNA test and figure out where you great old man took a wrong turn.

  17. Mossad Says:

    Ului said something about AJale being a commoner……..well without commoners there would be no chiefs, its a typical example of how the RFMF perceives all things, in rank & file perspective. This view is not normally expressed by Chiefs who are in touch with their vanua, as they are very much aware of how the simple villager or commoner relates to their very chiefly existence.

  18. Jese Waqalekaleka Says:

    @ Budhau,

    you also don’t understand the Yasayasa Vaka Ra or the West.

    Your statement they have ‘no big chief’ is very condescending and shows very little respect or no knowledge of Fijian tradition protocol.

    Did you know that the late Tui Nawaka had 12 Yavusa’s under his domain? In Lau and some other parts of Fiji, a whole village consists of only 1 Yavusa, yet Tui Nawaka rules over 12 Yavusa’s.

    The Taukei Betaraurau of Sabeto also rules over 12 Yavusa’s. Did you know this?

    The chiefs of the West are not ‘small chiefs’ by any standard and they have protocol within their Yasana when they formally meet as to who takes precedence. It does not belittle the other chiefs at all.

    I mentioned only these 2 Chiefs.

    I have not talked about the Momo na Ka Levu of Nadroga, the Taukei Navo of Dratabu, Momo na Tui Nadi of Nadi, Taukei Nua of Saunaka, Momo Levu na Tui Vuda of Veiseisei, Taukei Vidilo of Namoli, Taukei Sukanacagi of Vitogo, Momo na Tui Ba of Ba, Momo na Tui Tavua of Tavua, etc.

    Budhau, again they are not ‘small chiefs’ because they are ‘big chiefs’ within their own domain and when they meet as a Province, they have their Protocol as to who leads them or ‘big chief’ in your understanding, so please don’t comment on what you don’t know or understand.

  19. Budhau Says:

    These chiefs – time for them to go.
    Ganilau – and direct descendant of Seru Cakobau is a dumbass.
    The President, a big chief in his own right is “incompetent”
    Nailatikau – and descendant of Seru Cakobau – what do you think of him.
    Ului – another Seru Cakobau great grand son – he ain’t sh*t.

    Good for you Mossad – it is about time the commoners stood up to their chiefs.

  20. Budhau Says:

    JW – may be you know more – I was just curious that if they have all these big chiefs – why were they going around demanding the 4th confederacy – that they don’t get any respect – now the other 3 confederacies have big chiefs – them guys in the west have to look up to one of those two big chiefs.

    So since they never got the 4th confederacy – they should also go out on there own – just like Ono.

  21. Jese Waqalekaleka Says:

    Budhau, I do know more and much more where that came from.

  22. Budhau Says:

    The point here is that, you don’t have to knwo a lot to see whats going on – maybe you are over qualified for this blog site.
    You da man!

  23. ex Fiji Tourist Says:

    Someone mentioned above about insurrection breaking out across Fiji.

    When you analyze it, this is a real possibility as the jaundiced junta have no ability to contain it.

    A weak leader like bananasinpyjamas has not thought through the mobility of his troops. Whilst they can move easily around Suva [potholes excepted], movement around the island groups become extremely difficult for the green goons.

    bananasinpyjamas has failed to arrange a military air arm which is a necessity in a country like Fiji. The 8 oversized dinghies which he calls a navy could hardly reach all of the islands when the revolt starts.

    If a dinghy did reach an island, the most they could carry would be 10 green goons who could easily be silenced by the locals.

    It is time for the small communities to lift their heads and tell the jaundiced junta where to go.

    BTW; I bet a carton of beer that hairyarse doesn’t allow the Aust & NZ foreign ministers to visit Fiji next month.

    I bet it will be national security!

    BTW 2; has anyone heard who has been arrested for sending the death threats to the Aust high com.?

  24. Mark Manning Says:

    So much division amongst the Chiefs , why bother having this antiquated system in place any more , especially as it has proved itself to be so divisive and inconsequential at a critical time ?

  25. Ablaze Says:

    Jiko Luveni and her big sister Jopecki or whatever her name is “peck Jo’s boci are from Ono. I think they are.

    If this is the case Ono people should disown them.

  26. Jose Says:

    @ Tui
    I enjoy reading the history of our people you are writing about. I would like to have a book of that for myself. Do you know where I can go to buy one let alone find one. I remember going with someone (who lives overseas) to the museum last year where she bought several books on the early Fijians. This lady is married to an Australian and have children approaching teen-age who were interested in learning about their Fijian back-ground. They especially loved the pictures of our ancestors with their big Fijian hair and tribe men looks. I remember her saying you can’t find those books anywhere else. The museum is one place to go for sure. Do you know anywhere else just in case.

  27. natewaprince Says:

    Good on you Ono,and welcome to Cakaudrove.

    The dominoes are starting to fall.

  28. Budhau Says:

    Here is a friendly piece of advice. What is it about washing your dirty laundry in public.

    So let me get this right:

    The Vunivalu of Bau Radini Levuka’s wife Ufia Ceiekena. had an affair with the Tui Nayau Niumataiwalu. So the Vunivalu put the Tui Nayau on his hit list – them folks from Ono ambushed and killed the Tui Nayau.
    …and they say there ain’t no intra-Fijian conflict.

    It seems like these close relatives are at it for a very long time – and this coup ain’t any different.

    NP – you have yourself checked out – you might turn out to be a real prince after all.

  29. LUVfiji Says:

    @Jose. Try USP Bookstore

  30. Jose Says:

    Fijian region not seceding, says council nominee

    Updated 11 hours 38 minutes ago

    An unsuccessful nominee for the provincial Fijian council of Lau says no part of Fiji will be joining Tonga as reported by some sections of the media.

    Anare Jale is a former head of the Public Service Commission; he was nominated to represent the people of Ono-I-Lau, on the provincial council, but had his nomination rejected.

    Mr Jale says his nomination was rejected because he lives in urban Fiji, rather than in Lau.

    He says the rejection angered people from Ono-I-Lau, who decided to form their own council, and called their decision “going to Tonga”.

    Mr Jale told Radio Australia’s Pacific Beat that this doesn’t mean they are seceding from Fiji.

    “When Ono people talk about going to Tonga, this is a saying in Ono because we are the nearest to Tonga, we are nearer Tonga, than to Suva,” he said.

    “So when they say we are going to Tonga it means that we are breaking away on our own, so it was not breaking away from Fiji, we are saying we are not going to be part of the province of Lau.”

  31. Jose Says:

    Thanks, Luvfiji

  32. Leve davo Says:

    Good on you Anare, thats the spirit, its being tooo long that this nutcase chiefs are trying to supress the truth and rule the province in their own greedy way.

    All educated Launs should start thinking now and follow suit, rule your own tikinas forget about the soli ni yasana shit cause they never develop any of other islands except Lakeba and Vanua Balavu, sa rauta mada na veivakalolomataki tiko.

    Go Ono go, keimami na muri yani.

  33. vuki Says:

    Revolution is on, Roko Ului is acting like an idiot and dictator and the people of Lau should give him the middle finger and show him no respect for his parts, in the military and now, provincial coup.In ancient Fiji-Ono was the link state beteewn Fiji, Tonga and Samoa and other Southseas islands. That is you cannot sail directly to any of these nations unless you stop over at Ono to get directions of the country and people you wished to visit? Christianity did not start in Tubou as many of us believed but rather starts in Ono before it moved to Tubou. Ono has always been an independent State and has never been ruled by the Tui Nayau and has never been conquered by any other ancient Fijian rulers. Actually, Tui Cakau had attempted to assimilate Ono by sending a military expedition there,in ancient Fiji, but his people were subdued by Ono’s military prowess and were later assimilated into her population.A reminant of these assimilated military members of Tui Cakau,can now be traced to the Matokana Village population. Another attempt to dominate Ono was planned by another military expedition by Tui Nayau with help from a special BATI contigency from Lovoni in Lomaiviti. This expedition also failed and contigency members were subdued and assimilated. The groups, later established their own Koro(Town) called Lovoni in Ono. All i’m saying is that Ono has an incredible history of independent and as a matter of facts, they were not a part of Fiji, until Ratu Sukuna and the British Crown Colony of Fiji, unilateraly declared it a part of Fiji in the 19th century.No high Chiefs throughout the southseas have any claims to Ono but they’ve all transit through this independent state to do business with the others.

  34. Jose Says:

    @ Vuki, that is very interesting information on Ono.

  35. Jose Says:

    @ Vuki, that is very interesting information on Ono.

  36. aaa Says:

    Leve davu regarding the soli ni yasana, rau kila tikoga ko Lakeba kei Vanuabalavu. E sa da vakaloloma a vo ni yanuyanu.

  37. aubatinuku-N Says:

    Budhau, Fiji never was, is not a Utopia, we Fijians are a passionate people and just like our forefathers before us we will not allow Indians to dictate for us any terms whatsoever they may be!!!

    WHAT?? Were’nt you paying attention this whole time??

    You & yours have a better life in Fiji than you ever would in India in a million years, now you people just want to totally kill our race off the face of this planet and GUESS WHAT!! OUR GOD WILL NOT ALLOW that!!

    If it seems to you & the likes of you that we have been at it for a very long time then you have not even begun to comprehend the RESILIENCE of OUR PEOPLE.

    We’re survivors and we’ll be just fine without you, if you people want to live in Fiji in peace then “LEAVE THE BLOODY LAND AND FIJIAN INSTITUTIONS ALONE”!!

  38. newsfiji Says:

    Great going ONO and Anare Jale! Why the hell do you have to be members of the Provincial Council??? They have done nothing in the past to improve the standard of living of the “commoners” who outnumber all the Lauan Chiefs put together.

    I suggest the rest of Lau who was not allowed into the meeting proper not to bother attending the next meeting in Tubou, Lakeba. Just focus on getting your educated “commoners” together and applying directly for funds to the various high commissions for development in your tikina’s.

    The Provincial Office is USELESS…PERIOD..Oh! and the new $5 levy per every Laun gentleman above the age of 18…paleez, don’t even bother…

  39. Ono Girl Says:

    Yes people…e dau kainaki sega ni dua e lewai keitou mai Ono. The matanigasau done was by the Ono military officers…..we understood them baleta na i sau ni madrai, not the tikina of Ono. In Ono they always say….IO and IO kei na SEGA na SEGA. The issue is not about Anare Jale anymore…the issue is that we will not be taken for granted not even by Tevita Uluilakeba, if Tevita thinks that he rules over the ONO people….prove it!! kaci mada…we will send our dogs to listen to you!!!

  40. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    No one is holding the guns to anybody’s head.

    Talking about leaving is a waste of time

    Just do it

    Is a great place to start and the time for that departure is now ripe. Oneata is disappointing. They should have followed Ono’s lead. Vanua Balavu too should have bid farewell given the number of elders turned away from the meeting. Ka tou leqa kina ni keta vosa jiko vakabalavu sega na tucake yani me ta toso.. this mentality is what gives rise to coups and empowers oppressors.

    I sure hope a lot more islands follow Ono’s lead. Kua na va kudrukudru jiko ia keda se jiko voli ga, hanging on, staying around the LPC. Those who really hate the Mara family this is your golden opportunity to push your respective quarters to move away from the LPC.

    I read somewhere a reference to Fijians’ mob mentality and that is true. Look at how We do things in groups as if to get that “seal of approval” Jale is breaking away and in so doing, setting a fine example to the rest. Make a clean break from the Council. Do your own individual fundraisings for your islands. Team up and buy a ship then turn around and charge the rest of us double.

    The sky is the limit.

    The trouble we Fijians have is we are always looking over our shoulders — 2nd guessing ourselves. We are so dependent on how others view us and in the process giving up our own powers constantly. Without trampling on others or deliberately setting out to hurt, maintain that Your opinion matters and You are important.

    Jale, reach out to the world through this medium and you will find just how many supporters are out here just waiting for an opportunity to lend a hand. Am sure you know this already. Good luck to you and your families and thank you for taking a stand on our behalf.

  41. Jese Waqalekaleka Says:

    @ Ono Girl,

    one media report says the delegation was led by Waisea Davuigalita, who is not a military officer, but one e sa matau na tabetabe i Valelevu.

    Ko kemudou mai Ono, dou do riva ena levu na ka, ia na tosotoso sa goleva tiko oqo ko Anare Jale vata kei ira na matua ni Ono, dou sa matua ka vuku sara mai vei ira na vei Tikina tale eso mai Lau.

    Malo.

  42. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    Matanigasau is another tool troublemakers, dictators and oprressors depend heavily upon.

    If you accept You loose

    Turn it down You win.

  43. painter Says:

    Great piece of advice KB!

  44. Jese Waqalekaleka Says:

    @ KB,

    the mata-ni-gasau has a proper role to play within Fijian culture as well as the mata-ni-moto, so long it is applied correctly.

    In the case of Waisea Davuigalita, it was abused.

  45. Dauvavana Says:

    I just want to ask, what was the intention of this matanigasau by Davuqalita’s group?

    I thought the insulting party was Uluilakeba and his mob barrring Ono, Oneata and other elders from attending the Council meeting. I think Ului and his mob shoud present a Matanigasau to the Vanua o Lau (the people of Lau).

    By the way, I saw a picture of Elenoa and Koila Mara also attending the meeting. In what capacity may I ask? Are they also members of the council.

    Vacava me rau gole la mai vaqo vei kerou kei na Ravouvou ni Natewa me keitou mai dua mada na baby mix e na baravi kei Mabualau ka dua na kena saravu tu na cabe ni vula e na dela ni waisiliva 8)

  46. natewaprince Says:

    Donu vei au qori baraca.Maybe Koila and I can rekindle old passions,(ahem).

  47. aubatinuku-N Says:

    Ya!!! Yala kina!🙂

  48. anon Says:

    Dauvavana……..Oi me drau lucky.

    Voleka sara mo drau vosa ca taki, na ka qori meda wase.

    Share ‘n care bro.

  49. Jese Waqalekaleka Says:

    @ Dauvanavana,

    the Mara children will have to present a Mata-ni-moto plus many vulos of tabua to seek the forgiveness of the people of Lau and have the curse lifted off their family.

    Sa sega ni yaga vei iratou na Mata-ni-gasau, ni sa rui cala levu sara.

  50. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    My post above is obviously premised on the matanigasau’s original purpose. I wish the bearer of such breaking news detail entire contexts.

    Here is the real deal :

    Ono rep defends move.
    FT Monday, June 30, 2008.

    A DISTRICT rep to the Lau Provincial Council says it is his duty to ensure a harmonious relationship is maintained in the province. Ono i Lau district rep Waisea Davuiqalita said it was his duty to do the matanigasau (traditional apology) to the newly-appointed council chairman Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara.

    He said many villagers expressed their disapproval of his actions at the monthly meeting in Kalabu on Saturday afternoon.

    But he defended his actions, saying it was done in the best interest of the district and the province.

    He said suggestions that Ono i Lau break away and join Tnga should be given serious thought because of its implications ont he people of Ono i Lau and Fiji.

    “There has been a lot said int he media. The matavuvale ni Tui Ono will meet tomorrow (today) to iron out any differences”

    District council chariman Taitusi Vakarorogo said the council would make a statement after the meeting today.

    Last week, former chief executive Anare Jale and retired officer Sakiusa Raivioce were banned from attending the Lau Provincial Council meeting as district representatives.

    _____________________________________________________________

    I have never heard of a person or persons “wronged” presenting matanigasau until now. The people of Ono were victimised by Roko Ului’s actions. How then is this man, Waisea, justifying his actions is mind boggling. Roko Ului is the one who should present matanigasau to Anare Jale and the people of Ono for booting them out of the meeting and NOT the other way around. And it is rightly stated by the people of Ono int he above thread by Waisea’s own admission “… many villagers expressed their disapproval of his actions …”

    He further added “… it was done in the best interest of the district and the province …”

    I am from T

  51. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    My post above is obviously premised on the matanigasau’s original purpose. I wish the bearer of such breaking news detail entire contexts.

    Here is the real deal :

    Ono rep defends move.
    FT Monday, June 30, 2008.

    A DISTRICT rep to the Lau Provincial Council says it is his duty to ensure a harmonious relationship is maintained in the province. Ono i Lau district rep Waisea Davuiqalita said it was his duty to do the matanigasau (traditional apology) to the newly-appointed council chairman Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara.

    He said many villagers expressed their disapproval of his actions at the monthly meeting in Kalabu on Saturday afternoon.

    But he defended his actions, saying it was done in the best interest of the district and the province.

    He said suggestions that Ono i Lau break away and join Tnga should be given serious thought because of its implications ont he people of Ono i Lau and Fiji.

    “There has been a lot said int he media. The matavuvale ni Tui Ono will meet tomorrow (today) to iron out any differences”

    District council chariman Taitusi Vakarorogo said the council would make a statement after the meeting today.

    Last week, former chief executive Anare Jale and retired officer Sakiusa Raivioce were banned from attending the Lau Provincial Council meeting as district representatives.

    _____________________________________________________________

    I have never heard of a person or persons “wronged” presenting matanigasau until now. The people of Ono were victimised by Roko Ului’s actions. How then is this man, Waisea, justifying his actions is mind boggling. Roko Ului is the one who should present matanigasau to Anare Jale and the people of Ono for booting them out of the meeting and NOT the other way around. And it is rightly stated by the people of Ono int he above thread by Waisea’s own admission “… many villagers expressed their disapproval of his actions …”

    He further added “… it was done in the best interest of the district and the province …”

    ubou and not from Ono but am greatly inclined to ask

    Who the hell are you To speak on behalf of the people of Ono ? Did you seek their approval to present that bogus matanigasau?

    Obviously NOT! how else would they have challenged your actions in that meeting ? Sa rauta mada na masi polo. Have spine like Jale. A man who stands on principles and speaks out when wronged. That is really the only contributions worthy to move our Province and Fiji forward.

  52. benhur Says:

    Anare Jale is no one you can push around? He had been a Fiji Diplomatic Career executive representing Fiji in the UN, USA,UE and finally took over the PC until the Military coup. Also he is Closely related to the Tui Ono,Tui Matokana and understand his position in the Vanua. Personally, i think that Ului has again made a wrong move for the Vanua o Lau by forcing himself into the position of Chairman. Seems to me that Ului is doing all this ,for the wrong reasons, as he is absolutely scared to go to jail, for his part in the military coup 2006? His parents would have been totaly disgusted and ashamed for creating a coward and traitor to the Fijian people.

  53. newsfiji Says:

    Meeting Begins:

    Opening Speech by Rt Basulu outgoing Chairman: Ia, sa malo, ni sa tiko na mata mai na vei tikina mai Lau, au vakavinavinaka ni tiko vata kei keda na Turaga Lailai mai Valelevu ko Roko Ului, au sa nanuma me sa na sosomitakini au ena noqui tutu vaka chairmeni ko kea.

    New Incoming Chairman, Roko Ului: Vinaka Vakalevu, Ratu Ba, au sa vakatulewa taka talega mo ko sa noqu i vukevuke…

    That was how it went!

    Oh! and the delegates were advised by the new chairman that the boat to take them back to their village’s will depart Suva on 25th July. So, these ordinary “commoners” are expected to stay in Suva until then!

  54. Ispy Says:

    @benhur.

    They are ALL afraid, not only Roko Ului.

    They are all afraid of going to jail.

    All their actions from 6 Dec 2006 and the 572 days since have been carefully aimed at trying to avoid the lengthy jail sentences they all so richly deserve.

    Unfortunately for them, jail or some measure of harsh punsihment is now unaviodable – maybe not this year, maybe not immediately following elections, it the time will come come when they will answer for the decisions they have made and will not doubt continue to make in their feeble attempts to avoid the avoidable.

    The only realistic thing can do now is atone to the Fijian people and the people of Fiji by asking for our collective forgiveness for the horror they have put us through – and hope like hell that we forgive them enough to let them live!

  55. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    Those of you who really hate the Mara family this is your chance of a lifetime to undo them. Pull your respective Tikinas away from the Lau Provincial Council. Especially if you are from Vanuabalavu since many of the Vanuabalavuans were ejected from setting foot inside that meeting room.

  56. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    Roko Ului is desperately trying to patch up what he tore apart.

    Now that he has succeeded in securing his post as Chairman of the LPC. He can now seek to remedy that bridge he burnt last week with the island of Ono.

  57. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    Navakamocea the spokesperson for the Tui Ono was on TV over the weekend voicing the people of Ono’s decision to keep away from the LPC until further notice citing Jale’s rejection by the Council is seen as a rejection of the people of Ono.

    Peni Sokia speaking on behalf of Roko Ului Today announced that Roko Ului is speaking to someone from Ono; someone whom Roko Ului is related to; in his bid to fill the Ono chairs in the LPC. This is Roko Ului’s 1st real task over the Province and he has failed miserably. There has never been a time in the province’s history when the people of Lau have been manhandled and abused to keep them at bay.

    And for what? Only to fulfill Voreqe’s and Mahendra’s required quota for their new look GCC ?

    Sa mai vakawaletaki nai tutu vakavanua me baleta walega na gagadre i nona boso mai na keba.

    If Roko Ului was certain of his ascending chairmanship then he will have seen to it that Jale was present and contest the post by vote count.

  58. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    Furthermore, Roko Ului did more than “ask” the people of Lau. He “begged” them to please lend support to the regime’s junta. No one of contrary viewpoints were given the floor.

    The meeting occured so that Roko Ului canuse the people of Lau to further his personal agenda — his and his boss Voreqe.

  59. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    And that was after he sent the media packing. The begging took place after the journalists were told to leave the venue. You bet! the begging is not for public consumption.

  60. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    Fiji Times front page today.

    Mahendra Chaudhry walking side by side with the Fijian bloke. Is he a masi polo sotia. Body guard taki sara tu la o ka na vasu ya?

    Are they afraid of me sending my sniper across to make something out of Mahendra’s face perhaps.

    Since when do simple lowlife Minsiters in the likes of Mahen Choro warrant guarding.

  61. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    Mahendra’s face takes memory to the Zoo … am reminded of the qalanimaqe

    Especially today’s close up with that conniving smug and the cell phone pressed to the side of the head like so .. vaka sara ga na ceke

  62. newsfiji Says:

    Not to worry people, it’s going to come crashing down..and very very soon…eda na qai sarasara ga..

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