Fiji Military gets whooping increase


Well Bloggers, below is the breakdown of Vore’s budget or in reality it should be called t’he Chand/Samy budget’. It comes as no surprise the Military are the biggest benefactors of the budget because the illegal regime cannot remain in power without their support. Chand and Samy are caught in a vicious cycle because they need to keep the military happy or it will turn against them. The main question is how are they going to pay for this budget? More and more people are going to be lose their jobs by the 1st quarter next year and it will become more bleaker during the 2nd quarter then progressively worse going into the 3rd and 4th quarter. We need to be aware because it is these kinds of situation, that sinister Government’s like the PROC will help prop up the Vore regime to be a thorn into the side of the US and its ANZUS Allies. The PROC has huge economic liquidity reserves compared to the US who is already in a recession. We should also be concerned that it is situations like these that Fiji becomes a pawn like Cuba during the Cuban missile crisis. Cuba was being sacrificed by the USSR to the US, but luckily common sense prevailed and Khruschev turned his ships back to USSR. Whilst we want this illegal regime to collapse and a lawful government restored, we need to be conscious of the international influences involved at the same time who will exploit our situation and who these illegal bastards will veiw as saviours. Have a safe weekend bloggers and we are closing in on the 900,000 hit mark. Lastly, ragone, don’t forget to register on

Friday, November 21, 2008


Taken from / By: Google

The Fiji Military Force gets a whooping estimated $15m increase in their share – with $96.8m allocated to them.

Meanwhile – the Fiji Police Force gets $76.3m – an increase of $4m.

The increase is attributed to major increase in capital renovations for the force – and the upgrading of their network.

Ministry of Education – $278.4 million allocated. This is a decrease of about $26 m compared to this year’s allocation.

This is because $49 m have been taken away and put under the Higher Education Institution – under s separate header. These institutions are FIT, USP and the University of Fiji. About $44.5 m in aid is expected to the Education Ministry next year.

Youth and Sports Department gets $5.4 million – of which $2.4 million is for Sports only.  The Ministry of Labour gets $8.5m compared to $7.8m for this year. Of this – $3.7 million goes to the OHS.

The Ministry of Defence, National Security, Disaster Management and Immigration next year gets $6.7m compared to $5.3 this year.

Of this – the Home Affairs Ministry gets $2.1m – a slight increase from their allocation last year.

The Immigration Department gets $2.5million – $500,000 less.

The Defence department gets $1.9m.

 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Civil Aviation and International Co-operation receives $24.4m – an increase of $4.9 m from this years. Of this amount – $13.8m goes to overseas mission and Civial Aviation gets $5m.

The Ministry of Health Women and Social Welfare receives $179.5m an increase of $13m from this year. The increase is attributed to the increase in staff. $3.3m goes to the upgrading to hospitals – health centers and nurses quarters. Aid to the Ministry is estimated at $14.1m – next year.

The Ministry of Provincial Developemnt, Indeginous Affairs and Multi-Ethnic Affairs have a decrease in their allocation. For next year – they have $48.1 m compared to the $49.4m this year.

This is mainly due to a decrease in established staff for the Ministry.

Ministry of Tourism and Trade gets $48 m compared to $29.1 this year. Of this – $27.4m goes to tourism.

Ministry of Primary Industries gets $75.5 million – an increase of $19m.  Ministry of Local Government, urban Development and Housing gets $8.3m – a decrease of $.8m

Ministry Of Works and Transport gets $150m and Public Utilities gets $151.3m

The Elections Office gets $3.9m – a $2m increase. Of this $3m goes to voter registration exercise.

About $1.2m is aid is expected for the Elections office.

Fiji Broadcasting Corporation LTD

27 Responses to “Fiji Military gets whooping increase”

  1. EnufDictatorship Says:

    So the Efen Military gets the increase for capital projects while they think of reducing the civil service by 10%?…what kind of capital projects? filling their armoury with more guns and ammunitions to destruct the UNARMED citizens of Fiji?

    Will they reduce the military by 10% as well? By the looks of it NOT!

    Poor children of Fiji and their education, which will just coast on the average bcos the funds are diverted to adults who can and will use their guns to kill them!

    And u’re so right SV…where are the monies coming from?

  2. Ablaze Says:

    Where else is the money coming from but Fiji National Provident Fund!

    Yeah watch out all the pensioners!

  3. FijiGirl Says:

    We all know that Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase was on course to further reduce the military budget when Vore ousted him.

    What goes around comes around, Vore/Chodo. The next democratically elected government is going to wipe your precious military off the face of the earth.

    Goodbye crooked officers. Hello National Guard and Coast Guard!
    It’s not a case of ‘if’, it’s a case of ‘when’. Tick tock tick tock ….

    God bless Fiji

  4. Mark Manning Says:

    Time for International pressure to start !

  5. Mark Manning Says:

    So has the increase in the Defence budget been made because there are decreases from peace keeping missions ? I that’s the case , what will they do next year when tourism finally falls apart and the deficit doubles to $500,000,000 and unemployment reaches 70 % ?
    Elect me your President and get a free Volkswagen and 4 burner toaster each , before it’s too late !

  6. Budhau Says:

    Whooping increase – 90 some millions – wow.

    BTW here is a quote from November 2005.

    “The Government is likely to increase the military budget by over $10million next year, it has been revealed. The military is understood to have asked for $90million, which is about $26million more than the $64million it was allocated in the 2005 Budget. It is understood that it is going to be given an extra $14m when Finance Minister Ratu Jone Kubuabola presents the 2006 Budget today.”

    Sorry Fijigirl – on that Qarase reducing the military budget argument. Now you guys can do the math.

  7. Jese Waqalekaleka Says:


    you miss the point.

    That increase in 2005 was when prevailing economic climate was conducive to increases notwithstanding we had an elected goverment accountable to the electroate.

    This illegal regime despite what the 50c gates has proclaimed is nothing but illegal. We all know it and lawyers and Judges continue to skirt around this fundemental issue.

    Why has this judgement not been accepted by the majoirty of people in Fiji? Because they all know that despite all the legal jargon, the fact it was illegal and there is no 2 ways around it.

    Dr. Jona Senilagakali despite his spineless character, admitted after being sworn in as the interim PM stated the coup was illegal.

    You all talk about this budget as if everything in Fiji is honkery dory.

    You must be blind!

    So cut the crap!

  8. LUVfiji Says:

    Wow! WTF else is about to get a whooping backdated-leave pay cheque? Or is he anticipating another one? And I notice the Police comish was smiling today. Dredre yani mo cegu.

    Yep, I too hear the clock winding down on them. The end for these buggers will come like a thief in the night.. to kill, steal and destroy!

    C’mon Fiji.. lets regain the country that we all luv!!

  9. Nostradamus Says:

    Give him credit for wearing a second hand clown suit in these austere times so that more taxpayer money can be diverted to refurbishing his new palace in Muanikau.

    Two US Senators have been convicted of felony in recent years of taking kickbacks in the form of additions and improvements to their homes. I believe Mahen was mixed up in something like this as well. Besides this, they should check his wife’s wardrobe especially shoes.

  10. Mark Manning Says:

  11. Mark Manning Says:

    Fiji’s economy in 2010 , the black hole !

  12. LUVfiji Says:

    I agree @Nostradamus esp. with the house refurbishment. Mahen is just as guilty. He chose to remain in his private residence when PM – but got the house upgraded, even the furnishings, at taxpayers’ expense. He more or less anticipated the overthrow of this government.

    But as for the wardrobe and shoes bit.. nah , dont think it would have anything to show.

    Beautiful day in the upper ridges of Tamavua!

  13. Budhau Says:

    You see JW, my point was that the $90 million plus was not “whooping”.
    As for the prevailing economic climate in 2005 when the Qarase regime increased the military budget – you want me to dig up numbers for you to show you that the economy sucked back then too – including that $500 million bond that Qarase got from Singapore.

    Most of the stuff you wrote was a bunch of crap, and you know it. However, you keep bringing up this “Coup being illegal” stuff, so lets discuss it.
    You wrote, “Dr. Jona Senilagakali despite his spineless character, admitted after being sworn in as the interim PM stated the coup was illegal.”

    Listen JW, whenever a military takes over a democratically elected government, the presumption always is that the coup is illegal. The case in point is no different. I totally agree that the coup was illegal/unconstitutional. . If someone decides to take this matter to court, I am sure that the court will declare the coup as illegal. If you argue about biased judges, well, you have the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court and all those judges are not biased. The reason I think the coup is illegal is because the only defense I have heard of so far is the Doctrine of Necessity and I do not believe that this defense would apply when the emergency was created by the military. In Mara’s case, there were third party thugs who had created the emergency.

    The reason the Court ruled against Qarase was that his lawyers claimed that the president did not have the reserve powers to do what he did and now they are appealing that.
    I am sure you understand the subtle difference and that these things count when you are talking about law. So, for you to bring this up this argument is intellectually dishonest.
    You know that I am not justifying the coup. I know that coups are bad and unless we put a stop to this, next time it might be your more extremist cousins who may pull a coup.

  14. Peace Pipe Says:

    So that was wht the coup was all about. Enrichment for the military. Its now all open for us to see and they are not hiding it anymore. Greedy selfish pigs. And whats the bull about being the poor’s budget. Its all about helping the rich, and businesses. Last night was the worst for TV content as it contained all the ig people and sapotas and they look happy. For what I wonder. For having stolen money that they do not qualify for.

  15. FijiGirl Says:

    Budhau – go check out the budget figures for the last budget presented by Ratu Jone Kubuabola.
    You will see that, year on year, the military budget was DECREASING. Vore may have ASKED for an increase, but he sure as hell wasn’t getting it.
    That’s why he held the coup – it was an exercise in foot-stamping, inspired and paid-for by your father the malodorous Chodokant.
    Try looking at the real figures rather than those dreamed up by the military.
    God bless Fiji

  16. Budhau Says:

    Here is your decreasing budget – year after year.
    For the 2006 budget under SDL – that would have come up in November 2005 – the military had asked for $90 million, SDL budget was to give them about $80 million. The 2005 budget was $67 million, in ‘04 it was about $50 million and the same for ’03.

    You should also note that in one of the reasons for FB not getting his $90 million in ’06 was because of the friction between FB and the Home Affairs, not because the military requested for the funds was excessive.
    Also note that the military was getting some aid money from foreign donors that they don’t get any more.

    Regardless of which side you are on – at least lets get the numbers right, rather that “whooping” increase – that was my point.

  17. Jean d'Ark Says:

    Budhau – anyone with more than two neurons can see that whether your budget figure is 80 or 90 million, either is WAY too much to pay for an institution that doesn’t do anything for the nation other than waste billions of dollars and years of development every decade or so with unjustifiable coups! So it’s like asking whether you’d prefer to be killed by a crocodile or a shark.

    Also, the over-inflated military budget request for 2006 was done for the major reason of manufacturing resentment and dissatisfaction amongst the troops against the Government. This was the beginning of preparations for the Clean Up propaganda campaign – and guess who had to pay for it? The same suckers who are paying for the unaccountable military budget increase in 2009!

  18. ex Fiji Tourist Says:

    It looks like Fiji is heading in the same direction as Burma and Zimbabwe; downhill – fast.

    hairyarse wants to jail newspaper editors for printing a truthful letter; Burma jails a commedian.

    “”””Burma’s most popular comedian has been sentenced to 45 years in prison.

    The comedian, known as Zarganar, was found guilty of breaking Burma’s laws on electronic communication.

    He was detained earlier this year for criticising the government’s slow response to Cyclone Nargis, which left 130,000 people dead or missing.

    He is the latest in a string of opposition acitivists to be jailed by the military government.””””

    Perhaps fullchow should jail bananasinpyjamas for his stand up comedy routine yesterday pretending to understand finance.

  19. Peace Pipe Says:

    @JDA I am beginning to see more into the coup after your comment above and the cunning device the pig was concocting up as a catalyst for the coup. Yes the over inflated request for an institution that is completely useless is highly unjustified but it was a precursor for brainwashing his morns in greens to believe in his fabricated lies about LQ’s govt not acceeding to the army needs and it would be in the army’s interest to topple the govt not concerned about the illegality of such action. My main concern now is these criminals are so entrenched in the corridors of power that we do not know what would it take to remove them as they rightfully should have been long ago. They are looking at remaining there for as long as they wish to fulfill their devious objectives of self enrichment and aggrandisement.

  20. Say True! Says:

    The Budget appears to be an expansionary one and particularly good for investors/businnesses in a bid to grow the economy, and of course those unethical sharks with no moral conscience will take advantage of the situation…BUT the big question remains security and stability in a true democracy (my definition of democracy anyway). Irrespective of what is done – we want our rights and freedom back, nothing more and nothing less. Just give us back our country.

  21. Modri Says:

    @peacepipe…agree with your sentiments about the military manipulating dissent about governmet’s budgetary allocation. But what remains moot is why then did LQ not sack VB then? His government must accept responsibility for getting us into this mess through their mishandling and bad reading of the situation

  22. Corruption Fighter Says:

    It was a sure bet that when Frank brought down the 2009 budget the biggest winner by far would be the RFMF. The rest of us are the losers as he throws good money after bad.

    Don’t forget the 2008 Budget allocation for the RFMF was $82-million and, depending on which reports and informed estimates you believe, that was overspent by anything from $35-million to $45-million, or in the vicinity of 50 per cent!

    But, as a fiscally responsible interim minister for finance, Frank is always talking about “good governance” and any other technical-sounding terms he has learned to pronounce. So we can be sure that Frank, in his infinite wisdom, has done his best to ensure that this gross pattern of overspending is not repeated in 2009, and what better way to do that than by giving the RFMF’s allocation a hefty increase to match the actual year-on-year expenditure? How fiscally responsible is that (yes, I am being sarcastic)?

    In the event; Frank used his powers as interim finance minister to increase the RFMF budget to $100-million. It’s a case of Santa Claus arriving early as far as the RFMF is concerned.

    It also means that Fiji now assumes a unique position in the world, because when outlays for the RFMF are expressed as a percentage of our gross budget they represent the highest percentage outlay on “defence” of any country I know of, including the really big boys like the United States, China or Russia!

    And just think, the only “enemy” the RFMF might conceivably face in the foreseeable future is us, the poor, unarmed and untrained citizens!

  23. FijiGirl Says:

    Budhau – My apologies for over-estimating your intelligence.

    Had you known what I was talking about, you would have known to check the ACTUAL spend (what’s really happened) rather than the BUDGET spend (the intended spend).

    Next time I’ll make sure to spell it out for you. Or should I just stop wasting my time? Because you’re only paid to come here and spoil anyway. Hmmm, the latter, I think.

    God bless Fiji.

  24. Cava Says:


  25. kaiveicoco Says:

    case in Africa and i quote Dr Jona Senilagakali ” I smell antiseptic all over the air ” !!

  26. Mark Manning Says:

    it’s , the ” love of ” money , is the root of all evil !

  27. Cava Says:

    Okie dokie, Mark, i’ll take that too!!!!

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