Protest march against Qawa river stench

 Bloggers, is this the start of peaceful protests and civil disobedience in Fiji? This time the Methodist Church is protesting against the stench of the Qawa River due to the unlawful dumping by the FSC and Vatura Sawmill. How about protest marches regarding the stench of illegality, brutality, corruption, nepotism, murders of the illegal junta! Se vacava ragone? SV encourages the Methodist Church and all other God fearing Churches to stand united against this illegal murderous junta!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008


Taken from / By: fbcl

The Methodist Church will lead a march this Saturday in silent protest against the foul smell coming out of the Qawa River.
Rev. Savirio Vuata says people living along the QAWA River will not sit back any longer while nothing is being done to rectify the problem.

Rev Vuata says all they’ve been told is that the Fiji Sugar Corporation and the Vatura sawmill is dumping their waste into the river and the march is for authorities to look into the matter and stop the continuation of pollution.

He says people living alongside the river can no longer draw sustain from it because of the foul smell it holds which only happens when the sugar mill is in operation Rev. Vuata says it is only at the end of the crushing season when the river is somewhat normal.

The Methodist Church march will be accompanied by other religious bodies and villagers who live alongside the Qawa River and will start from the Nasea Methodist church to Macuata house.

A government official will await them at MacuataHouse to receive their petition.

Fiji Broadcasting Corporation LTD



8 Responses to “Protest march against Qawa river stench”

  1. Peace Pipe Says:

    This is probably a “feeler” exercise to test the waters. Firstly to gauge the support in numbers of its members and secondly what would be the reaction of the govt in the event of the march. This would give indicators on whether to launch the big one. By the way the 5th is now upon us and there should be a memorium to mourn the death of democracy in Fiji.

  2. ex Fiji Tourist Says:

    Folks, it is great that the EU has come to the only logical conclusion possible; an election is possible next year.

    Unfortunately, the end of this week sees an anniversary of a very dark chapter of Fijian history.

    May I suggest that at 11am on this day, every person, man woman and child, stop for a 2 minute silence to remember the rape of democracy, the bashing of innocents and the killing of many.

    Please, stand still at this hour for 2 minutes wherever you are; in the shop, on the street, in the office, at your house, in bananas illegal office, in injustice gates’ illegal court, etc.

    Ladies and gentlemen, this simple act can send a very powerful message around the world. It is certainly what the EU wants to see.

    SV, PLEASE get MR Q, The churches, Mick Beddoes, rev whiskey, etc to push this idea. Most of all, it is imperative that your Chiefs give this idea their approval.

    Just imagine, a whole nation standing still for 2 minutes to mourn their loss of freedom!

  3. EnufDictatorship Says:

    Yes!!! Bring on 2009 and peaceful civil disobedience!!!! yA!!!!

    Sa dede tiko mai na toso, they are beginning to make themselves believe in their mission of untruths!!!

    Time to start cutting down those illegal branches!!!!

    Na tatamusuki sa voleka mai ra bloggers!!!!

    Go Democracy! Long live Fiji! Down with the military!!!

  4. Budhau Says:

    So this smell thingie, did it start just after the coup…must be from some new mill that was recently built.

    I totally support this – I think Qarase, the SDL, the Church, the chiefs, the vanua, and all them guys should march against the smell.

    I think the smells of rotting fish has stunk up the whole country.

    The tourists guy and his 2 minute silence at 11 am – good idea, right after the silence begins the siesta time Zzzzz.

    EnufDictatorship – that cutting down of the illegal branches hasn’t worked, change your mindset – this is about digging up the roots – that is how you get rid of the coup culture.

  5. church mouse Says:

    The students of All Saints were the persistent ones analysing the water of the Qawa River, not the adults. At last some of the grown-ups are starting to take notice. It is appalling that the sugar mill has got away with this for years and years.

  6. Eremasi Says:

    NAITASIRI will not attend the upcoming Traditional Leaders Forum unless interim Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama apologises to chiefs.

    Speaking to The Fiji Times yesterday, the Qaranivalu, Ratu Inoke Takiveikata, said the province had decided on conditions for it to be in the Bose Ni Turaga.

    “The first thing is for Republic of the Fiji Military Forces, particularly the commander himself, to present a matanigasau (traditional Fijian ceremony seeking forgiveness) and apologise to the Bose Levu Vakaturaga and to the people of Fiji for everyone to see,” he said.

    “Secondly, to show the people of this country the best and the quickest election process that the Government will follow to get us back to parliamentary democracy.

    “Thirdly, they must declare that the BNT is not in the Constitution and therefore illegal.”

    Rau Inoke said that the head of the Kubuna Confederacy from Bau would call a meeting before the BNT on December 15 and 16 to assess their stand on the matter.

    Ratu Inoke said the President of Fiji should be able to make neutral decision otherwise the coup culture would never stop.

    He likened Ratu Josefa Iloilo to a fragile pawpaw tree as he seemed incapable of making a stand to condemn the coup.

  7. Jese Waqalekaleka Says:

    Vakaloloma ko Iloilo!

  8. EnufDictatorship Says:

    Cutting down/Digging up…same-difference in this case Budha…one catalyst, the cowards in the military and their civil no-good supporters!!!

    Out with all of them bad rubbish!!!!

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