Independant Assessment Proves People’s Charter Not Accepted in Rewa Province

Media Release

An independant assessment of the Charter consultations by a team appointed by Ro Filipe Tuisawau to follow, monitor and assess the Interim Govt Charter teams/ consultations has revealed that the majority of the Rewan people are together with the Rewa Provincial Council and Bose Vanua stance to reject the People’s Charter outright. To date, of the 54 villages in the province, 45 have been visited with only 9 left to be visited on Beqa Island. Of the 45 villages, average attendance has been 6 persons to at the most 15 and in very rare cases up to 30. Of these, most have either rejected or simply not signed the forms.

In Lami Village, which is the village with the highest number of registered voters in Rewa Province of close to 1000, only 40 turned up. In Nadoi Village where Commodore Voreqe was fetered not long ago when opening a Church funded by the PMs Office, only 6 turned up. Another face saving exercise had to be conducted house to house to get villagers to sign the forms and 70 signed forms was collected (about 40% of village) 2 days later.
Overall, total support in Rewa Province would be around 500-600 Rewans (including those who actually attended meetings and approved and those approving later without attending meeting). With an over 18 population of up to 11,000, this would compute to approx only 6% of Rewans accepting the People’s Charter and a 94% Rejection Rate.

The Chiefs and the people of Rewa have spoken with one voice and this must be respected by the Interim Government. The Charter is now proven beyond reasonable doubt as rejected by Rewa. The people of Rewa have adhered to what the Coomodore had wanted. They have read the Charter and made their decision and rejected it.

God Bless Fiji.

Ro Filipe Tuisawau (Rewa Provincial Council Adviser on Peoples Charter)


39 Responses to “Independant Assessment Proves People’s Charter Not Accepted in Rewa Province”

  1. ispy Says:

    I read this story in the weekend.

    Bloody classic.

    Bainimarama paid for and opened a new church in Nadoi village, Rewa, a few months back to a packed house.

    back then, the military propaganda section used this as an example thatmore and more Rewans were supporting the Charter despite what their paramount Chief said.

    Then the Charter team arrives in that same village acouple of months later expecting another warm reception and only 6 people turn up in support.

    So Nadoi villagers rejected the Charter as soon as they got their new Church.

    Bainimarama must be having an aneurysm over this.

    Just goes to show, you can’t buy loyalty and respect – both have to be earned!!!!!

  2. Democracy Says:

    Did anyone watch Close-Up last night, it was a classic Sir Jim ah koy was cornered like hell and that indian host bloke was just too good. The chinaman had nowhere to run and hide, good job Anish

  3. Anon Says:

    Was sitting by the road next to Centenary Church last week. Saw ordinary Fijians coming in to collect the reject-the-charter forms prepared by the church.

    These people paid their own bus fare or walked from whereever they came from to do something they believed in.

    A complete contrast to the NCBBF crowd – Already used $3 million plus not including civil servants time and resources redirected from normal duties – nothing to show for it – and now asking for more money !!!

    E sa vakadomobula na MACAWA !!!

  4. Mark Manning Says:

    Well done Rewa !

  5. Billy Says:

    Ole Jim was knighted in PNG for his contribution to their economy thru business ventures which maybe winding up, so he doesn’t deserve to be called “Sir”. He is another opportunist who will hoodwink the coffers dry- what with all the buildings on Gordon st and nearby. He will always side with those who control the purse-strings for the protection of his business, as he did during SVT/Rabuka days. Chodo caught out his Y2K scam (all the computers were to be Y2K compliant thru his business..) but now like Chods in Haryana, he’s catching up with the rellies in Mandarin or somewhere.
    With Rewa being very upfront with their stand on the Charter, can’t say much about ppl like ole Jim, ole $2 Joe, Col thundersun, whisky padre AY, academic SR, kua mada na butubutu rua tiko, what’s brewing down south??? No offence to southern brothers…

  6. Peace Pipe Says:

    This is where an independent media research should be carried out to give an independent report on how the charter is being accepted or more like rejected. The world should see the truth and make a decison there instead of forming an opinion through the ig propaganda who will always paint a good picture of themselves

  7. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    Rewa holding firm is a given.
    Hope Tailevu, Naitasiri will ring in the same results.

    Too bad Close Up is not made available on these screens
    Am sure it was a real treat!

  8. newsfiji Says:

    I say a big Maleka Sara to the farter charter teams and the imposter PM. Thank you for a good job Ro Filipe! You’ve done your province proud and your country as well! You’ll make a good leader!

    As for Jimmy Ah Koy – good luck, he looked like he was loosing it last night with Anish’s no nonsense type of questions eg. “so you got your knighthood out of PNG, so why should we in Fiji call you SIR??”..wa..ha..ha..

    Oi, and also how come Anish didn’t get any special award..i think he’s a great reporter who obviously does his homework before the program…

  9. newsfiji Says:

    Bula Katalina…you should have watched Close Up last night! OMG…Jimmy looked like a cornered rat! Maleka Sara..i was just rolling around in laughter and jumping up and down!

    We’d better watch out…next thing, the military goons posing as policeman will threaten Anish…

    Keep up the great work to the newsreporters who are not scared to find out the facts..

  10. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    @newsfiji I envy you guys. Will email fijitv now and ask them what steps to take so tI can view on this screen. They show Free To Air newsclips but not Close up which is too bad. Perhaps if I ask for paid subscription. Thanks I really want to watch that. Or maybe SV can put the clip here.

  11. LUVfiji Says:

    @newsfiji – Anish received the TV Journalist Award for 2008!

    He sure showed us last night why he deserved it. Well done, Anish!!

  12. Jese Waqalekaleka Says:

    Malo bula ma Tau IslandBoy,

    just shows Vore, that it is one thing to pay off a Chruch and be Chief Guest, but that does not necessarily mean that it translates to loyaty as well. The people of Nadoi proved this.

    I say, malo a vadrakai na noqu Tauvu mai Rewa.

    Sa yawa ga na RB!!!

  13. Dauvavana Says:

    Brother Jese RB means “Royal Blood” that is why Rewans are of such noble stock, with finese and style!!!

    Drau Bula!!!

  14. Cama Says:

    I believe we should call in an independent body like the UN to supervise the promotion of the charter because the Government is bribing the people into signing for it.

    What say everybody? theres no transparency in this, probably thats why they opted against a national referendum.

    The UN should take heed of this violation of human rights because of the presence of the military and the police. The Government has said that those who are not supporting the charter shall step aside and about three PA’s have been sacked and PS sent on leave bacause they did not support the Charter.

  15. LUVfiji Says:

    It can also be interpreted as Rewan Bullsh!t 🙂

  16. newsfiji Says:

    Wailei…Luvfiji: sorry i didn’t know..well i probably didn’t hear properly…!

    Well, congrats to Anish Chand…you bloody well deserve a medal after last night’s performance on Close UP!

    Katalina: qori, get someone a relative or a friend to buy you a copy and have them send it over thea….it’ll be worth it believe me!

    As for the Rewans: dou uro levu kece!

  17. Peace Pipe Says:

    Cama, good idea. I am always mooting for an independent body to supervise this charter process. In that way we can have unfettered free decisions on whether or not to accept the charter. These culprits are certainly not transparent and do not practise what they preach. Like someone said they will try and manipulate or concoct a result which is in their favour bloody load of wankers.

  18. Peace Pipe Says:

    When it comes to biting the bullet I give Mick Beddoes the ace. His reference to the UN is spot on. Someone is sleeping on the job and sending out invitation willy nilly just to get over with the task. There dont seem to be any vetting whatsoever of the invitee. Whether he is a criminal or a bad example to other nations. Come on UN wake and see what you are doing. Bainimarama is not an elected leader and he got there by overthrowing the elected government with the use of guns and soldiers. He therefore is a criminal and does not represent us the citizens of Fiji. Its damn right stupid.

    Here is the text of Beddoes comments from todays Fiji Sun

    “An ousted parliamentarian has hit out at the United Nations for inviting interim Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama to attend its 63rd general assembly in New York at the end of the month.
    Ousted opposition leader Mick Beddoes has questioned the integrity of the UN on its stand on democracy after it invited Cdre Bainimarama for the second general assembly session to deliver an address.

    “For an organization that is supposed to uphold and promote democratic principles around the world, the UN fails miserably when it comes to action to save a member country’s democratic status, because it invites a delegation from the coup perpetrators, gives its leader a world platform from which to spin his propaganda, and by so doing it perpetuates the act of treason, because it encourages the junta into believing it has the support of the UN for its illegal endeavours,” he said.

    Cdre Bainimarama revealed at the sixth National Council for Building a Better Fiji meeting last week he intended to promote the draft People’s Charter when he addresses the UN. He would be accompanied by NCBBF’s technical and support secretariat head John Samy who would be the Fiji delegation’s adviser for the trip.

    Mr Beddoes said the UN in its invitation to the interim regime sent out the message that it condoned what they were doing.

    “By giving the military junta a second opportunity to speak from a world platform, without offering a counter opportunity to the former PM (Laisenia Qarase) and opposition leader, the UN is not acting in the interest of Fiji or its people and its actions to date look more like aiding and abetting ban act of treason.”

  19. Jese Waqalekaleka Says:

    Sa dina sara Dauvavana,

    ni ‘Royal Blood’ dina o Tauvu IslandBoy!!

  20. Billy Says:

    Rewa au cibi tu!

  21. Ablaze Says:

    Gone are the days when Lau use to rule! Boidada now, today sa wini ga ko Rewa!

    Be careful that Kadavu chinese rat ah koy will blow our nation to the far east with his bloody soft loans.

  22. Neutral Says:

    Rewa is showing the way forward. ni totolo kemuni na vo ni veiyasana!!!

    na qai qo sa na qai ga…..

  23. Imroz Buksh Says:

    According to the forms with the Charter teams, 3000 forms were filled in Rewa alone, all in support of the Charter. I don’t know where this Ratu Timoci Tuisawau got his facts from. RB dina!!!

  24. ex Fiji Tourist Says:

    Oh dear!

    The pathetic pilfering fools in the moronic military cell have woken up.

    Imagine the smell as they count the signed papers if they get more than 10; they have would have to take their blood splattered boots off to keep counting.

  25. newsfiji Says:

    Imroz Buksh: Kulina the name is not Ratu Timoci it’s Ro Filipe Tuisawau!

    Tobo tale tu o Van Damme – blerry bakuwavivi!

    Or do you mean 3000 forms all signed by John Samy himself!

    Ha..ha..ha…bloody take that charter and use it for toilet paper!

  26. Om Says:

    oh..Imroz Buksh, remember the planting of evidence on Ballu’s residence, the fire that killed Mr. Heffernan and family (blamed on suicide)? mmm…mmm don’t you think that the illegal government Charter team could just sign the 3000 forms themselves. Just a thought.

  27. medea Says:

    Lau will flounder as long as the younger siblings of Ratu Finau refuse their proper place to support him. The teaching of the elder to approve the 1987 coup, become an arsonist as interim PM now being played out there.

    Rewa is a good example of unity to support the Roko Tui Dreketi. So is Cakaudrove.

    The other provinces would do well to heed the fruit of unity shown by the leadership of Rewa, Cakaudrove, Namosi and other unified chiefly families.

    Imroz, Tui Rakuita, Alisi Daurewa would do well to heed the voice of indigenous Fijians. Without the Church and the Chiefs, this government will continue to flounder. The Fijians will not accept the vision of the illegal government. That is why Samy is changing his tune that the Charter form is not to get approval. Why? another bright idea to now hold a referendum and hold elections off for as long as possible. The people of Fiji are not as stupid as to think all this delay is a substitute for ‘progress’. It just continues the nightmare we continue to be subject to by these illegal morons.

  28. Billy Says:

    Those 3,000 forms to hide their POTE from the people’s rejection? Desperate times call for desperate measures even if it means signing their own forms, haha, caka tale tiko vei cei?

  29. IslandBoy Says:

    @Jese W – Malo Bula Tau, and thnak you for the kind compliments. I agree that the village of Nadoi played hard and fast with the Govt handout. As it was happening, many of us already knew what the “real” intentions of the villagers were and are – even today, but remained silent and listened to speculation the province was divided.

    From my humble perspective, many commoner Rewans like me are falling in line with the GMB because she has done a great job in seeing to our needs and visiting all the villages on a regular basis.

    I must say to you now that I personally think it is a great pity our two provinces are no longer in sync in terms of our outlook on national development issues.

    This relationship was further strengthened in modern history when the Christian missionaries sailed from Lakeba and were received by the Roko Tui Dreketi who used the “vei mataki” network to spread the word of the Gospel to all his kin.

    @Dauvavana – Bula Vinaka Turaga Nite. The term RB was originally coined for the first rugby team to represent the province in the early 30s I think, in the Suva rugby competition. They were known as the Rewa Boys – RBs for short. Remember that for a long time, Tailevu used the name Rewa and we had to use Burebasaga for our union. Qima ga sa biu vakasauri na yaca, sa lai taurivaki na Tailevu until the split with Northland.

    Those who would denigrate our province and people, say RB means Rewa Bullshit, but I know that many of us quietly believe its not what we are called that’s important, it’s what we answer to.

    And has been demonstrated time and time again by our official provincial stance and by the GMB personally since the 2006 takeover, we do not answer to lies.

  30. Billy Says:

    Or takes one to know another? Viwali mada ga me da dredre me da cegu!But seriously, au cibi tu vi kimudou na noqu Naita. Sa lai wawa mai NY na Turaga ni rewa ya, ciba ga na vi matanitu!

  31. Dauvavana Says:

    @Naita IB, if ever anyone from Tailevu ever denigrates Rewa, he is either not a true blue kai Tailevu or was not brought up with the right attitude (sega ni vakavulici enai tovo mai vale). E na kenai vosavosataki vaka nomudou, “e wara ni kai Bau lewena”

    By the way, I have heard about the Rewa Boys when my oldman used to tell stories about playing for the Tailevu Team in Suva during the 1950s otherwise known as the Tovolea Rugby Club.

    Tabutabu sara ni vakayagataki eke nai vakavakadewa ni RB e ratou kainaka tiko mai oqori na so tale.

    I cannot imagine associating Rewa with something coming out of a Bulls anatomy. O kemudou na sucu kei na oni kai taukei ni drega. E lialia ga okoya e cata 8)

  32. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    Rewa and her leadership stands tall in these times of great confusion and the country is greatly indebted to the Marama Bale na Roko Tui Dreketi for her counsel and leading by example not only for her people but for the rest of us.

    No need to spell out Rewa remains the untainted Confederacy and one we should all be very proud of. I hope they remain steadfast and pull the country out of this mess.

  33. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    Ooops thaks TJ

    No need to correct or add. They know

  34. megapipes Says:

    Thanks IB and others and even JW 4rm Lau. Rewans will always stand fast and personally, I do not mind whatever one’s interpretation of RB means, what I care about is where do Rewans stand when the country is threatened. Hope that the rest of the provinces will follow suit including my kai from down south – now that $2 Jo and JAhKoy are making waves for the IG propaganda. Qai mai mai tovolea mada na rourou vaka utona. E ratou soli vua na turaga naita mai kiuva na kai Nadoi!!!

  35. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    Burebasaga remains the untainted Confederacy and thank God for at least there is one out of the three that seems ‘taucoko tu’. Me dua na vanua da rai yani kina me ta o noda rai. These coups affairs are so frustrating and infuriating. Fed up.

  36. Jese Waqalekaleka Says:

    @ IslandBoy,

    ‘Veitalia na kena yawa, dua ga vei au na Sunshine Cookie.’

    Vaka talega kina o kemudou na noqu Tauvu mai Rewa, veitalia na kena yawa, o au ga vei kemuni.

    Mo ni bula balavu na wekaqu mai Rewa and my Tau, vosota na noqu viavia levu, sa qai rairai totoka tikoga na GMB!

  37. Dauvavana Says:

    @JW I second the last line line 100% full speed. Tulou saka kemudou na wekaqu mai Burebasaga 🙂

  38. IslandBoy Says:

    @JW & Dauvavana – au sa druka saraga vi kemudrau na turaga rua. Se veitalanoa taki tiko mada na Charter, sa ceba tale kenai qaiqai.

    Nuitaka na sota mai Lomanikoro – Bose Ko Viti 2009 ni sana galala kina na noda matanitu. Drau vakarau taka mai na nomudrau itilotilo. Nomudrau beleti sa na mai luva drau qai lesu waca, “wash” sa stack taki rawa tiko qo.

  39. aubatinuku-N Says:

    For old times sakes!
    Bula vinaka kemudou na naita….JW….na wekaqu IB…….LuvFiji…..Katalina…….Daushootin……MP, Billy & all me mateys!!
    Its been a while .
    I just thought I’d revisit a May topic as my post for this particular one. Back in 2005, October to be exact, I had a meeting with Burenivalu proper concerning certain ancient allegiances and me and mine have our vested interests and old loyalties and allegiances reassured and reconfirmed.
    Soon and very soon!
    Rewa holds except for a few renegade wishful thinking people who keep embarassing themselves over and again and will remain nameless today!
    Below is the old topic and posts from Nite Daushoot & myself (Aubatinuku-N)
    Indian Domination a thing of the PastAnother compliment, this time from Siga Drodro »Foot in mouth as usual, or is it head in arse?

    Dauvavana Says:

    May 22, 2008 at 6:36 pm
    I second that. Draki qo Bure Bus ga


    aubatinuku-N Says:

    May 23, 2008 at 11:18 am
    Me kua sara ni kilaleca vi ratou na kai Burenivalu o Bainimarama, there is Kai Rewa then there is Kai Rewa kadina.

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