Top of the morning bloggers. Well making headlines this morning is the Charter. This article is taken from the Fiji Sun and it seems that all the major political parties excluding the FLP are vehemently against the Charter. It also seems highly unlikely that it will get the endorsement Samy, Yabaki, Tevi and company naively hoped for. Semesa Karavaki, the former Supervisor of Elections has spoken out against the proposed common role and the opposition seems to be growing and has not let down.Samy is quoted as saying the Constitution was not a perfect document, so it needs the Charter to strengthen it! Who has ever claimed the 1997 Constitution was perfect? It was under this Constitution that we saw the SVT (Fijian dominated), FLP (Indian dominated) & SDL (Fijian dominated) Political Parties win General Elections. The FLP’s term in Parliament was terminated prematurely by the Speight coup, but they had won the General Elections on the same Constitution, so why blame it now?Another issue we at the SV Team found amusing is the news from the FBCL yesterday that Vore is saying that if there isn’t a quorum to convene the GCC, then it will not convene. Vore is quoted as saying that only 3 Provinces have nominated delegates, namely Lau, Bua and Macuata, but NLC Chairman Tagiveitaua’s response that delegates from Bua and Macuata are not registered chiefs with the NLC, so they will have to renominate their delegates again. So where is this $2 Jo who has been spreading lies that a quorum has been attained for the GCCto meet? The chiefs are playing with Vore and $2 Jo by intentionally sending delegates who were members of the previous GCC, but do not comply with the illegal junta’s pre-requisite.
Resistance is quickly spreading and we at the SV Team, believe the NCBBF Members are truly astounded at the level of resistance since they thought it was going to be a walk in the park and many Fijians will let sleeping dogs lie and get on with their lives, but little did they realise that what this illegal junta have done to Fiji has directly affected every person in Fiji is a way unlike previous coups and the people will not rest until the coup perpetrators are brought to justice.
Ragone, we at the SV Team calls for the ending of the coup culture permanently by bringing these perpetrators to justice, even if it means the death penalty for Vore and his cronies. Remember, Speight was handed the death penalty and commuted to life imprisonment by Iloilo after recommendations from the Prerogative of Mercy Commission, however Vore and his Military Officers are not civilians like Speight and have no excuse and it is highly unlikely that the same will be recommended for them. What do you think?