A Happy and Prosperous New years to you all!

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May we achieve our objective of restoring Democracy in 2009. Blog on Ragone!

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67 Responses to “A Happy and Prosperous New years to you all!”

  1. Keep The Faith Says:

    WoRRRRRRRRd SV.

    Meanwhile Steven Ratuva’s crap in today’s FT (http://www.fijitimes.com.fj/story.aspx?id=110124) is unworthy of someone of his intellect. But he’s been an IG sympathiser from Day 1 so absolutely no surprises there.

    If anyone is being “un-neighborly” it’s Fiji. We are the current rotten apple of the Pacific and because of our instability the whole of the Pacific region is reeling and they don’t deserve this.

    How is your holiday at the Sheraton I-yarse? You better rest up buddy ‘cuz your new holiday destination at Naboro is your next stop. It’s a good thing the new prisons commish is making life for y’all comfy and stank-free — incredible.

  2. Colin Bishop Says:

    Just sent to me by a concerned NZ Travel Agent. This is taking it to the other extreme.
    http://fijitoday.wordpress.com/
    Is it anyone of the Soli Team?

  3. Budhau Says:

    Stan Ratuva wrote in today’s Fiji Times:
    “…….in 1987 when the Labour Prime Minister Robert Muldoon demanded that the NZ military invade Fiji to subdue the coup-makers and reinstate Fiji’s deposed Labour Government. Fortunately he was advised otherwise by more sober-minded generals who thought that the idea was risky and outright insane.”

    I think it was Lange who was the PM in 1987 – not Piggy Muldoon. BTW, Muldoon was not a Labour guy either.

    I am sure someone has brought this to Stan’s attention.

  4. Keep The Faith Says:

    Well on ya Budhs for picking that up. I suggest you email him directly and point out the faux pas (ratuva_s@usp.ac.fj).

    Have a great vacation and yes I’ll even wish you a Happy ’09 😉

  5. Mark Manning Says:

    They are all delusional in this regime !

  6. Tash Says:

    This far more refreshing than the other thread. One minute then I thought I was blogging on another site.

    We have a big fight on our hands so lets focus our energies on fighting the fight.

    Anyway I found this and it is good reading – does make you think if the illegal Regime allows that Muslim AG and Parmesh Chand to keep advising all the taukei illegals in the Regime what to do and what not to do Fiji will be taken over by the Indians first and then it will become little Islam.

    That should be a warning to our neighbouring countries – their country will be the next and it goes on.

    Right Truth: United We Stand, Divided We fall — Multiculturalism …Multiculturalism isn’t working so well for the British. Zia Haider Rahman writes “Diversity will never unite us”. He’s talking to the Brits and he thinks …
    righttruth.typepad.com/right_truth/2007/01/multiculturalis.html – 87k – Cached – Similar pages

    Mark Manning I need your help – haven’t a clue what I am doing but with the above can we get into the site and read it.

  7. Dauvavana Says:

    Happy and prosperous new years to you all even my best friend Budhau (Not)…..hahaha

    I am really looking foward to 2009 and sincerely believes that Naboro beckons for Bainivuaka et.al

  8. Avoro Says:

    It’s only a matter of hours till we greet the of dawn a new day a New Year where the status quo will remain the same unless we unite and take to the streets in our thousands and demand an immediate return to parliamentary democracy.

    Bear this in mind my dear friends we must not allow the return of those people that has over the years subjugated our people for their personal gains.

    Whist we must also be knowledgeable of the fact there among the many elitists are chiefs and others that are just too willing to relieve from the masses their wealth, and establish their undivided earning for greed.

    We as a society must each adhere to some form of moral school of thought by which we can conceptualize proper respect for rules, just and equitable treatment between individuals.

    Thus is the concept that binds us good people in preparation for a just and moral society; however the belief is when a nation is subjected to absolutism and elitism among other things all moral codes that we adhere too becomes immoral.

    We must therefore differentiate between good from those of whom who conceal maleficence, for the good are those who lives with no question or blemish to “their honour, purity, equity and liberality; that are free from greed, lust, and violence; and who have the courage of their convictions”

    There among the general population are people that are more than exemplary in their stature and propriety that are very capable, with a bit of time these people can and will commend the masses to adhere to such moral codes.

    If there is doubt amongst you that this is not achievable than think again, for we as a nation must take a stand and annunciate to those of whom who so desire our voters there are certain criteria to be met.

    We will not emphasised let our people and country to be the bane of those of whom who conceal from the nation their wicked deeds.

    Have a Safe and hopefully a prosperous and a Democratic New Year.

  9. Keep The Faith Says:

    Hear, Hear Avoro.

    Bring on 2009 I say. The IIG won’t know what him ’em (AGAIN) 😉

  10. ex Fiji Tourist Says:

    Mr Q, here is the victory that bananasinpyjamas is desperate to stop in Fiji.

    “”””
    THE ex-PM of Bangladesh has won the country’s first elections after two years of rule by a military-backed regime.

    Former Bangladeshi premier Sheikh Hasina Wajed has won a landslide victory in general elections, with her party picking up more than 75 per cent of seats, an Election Commission official announced.

    Commission spokesman S.M. Asaduzzaman said that votes in 295 of the 299 seats had been counted, and Sheikh Hasina’s Awani League had won 229.

    “She has a clear majority to govern without any other party,” Mr Asaduzzaman said.

    Voter turnout was high in yesterday’s election, which ended two years of rule by an army-backed regime.

  11. Mark Manning Says:

    Tash
    which site are you referring to ?

  12. Tash Says:

    Thanks Mark – I managed to get a minor to show me how to get the site, copy and paste. How’s that learnt something. Getting old? Here is the site.

    http://righttruth.typepad.com/right_truth/2007/01/multiculturalis.html

  13. Nostradamus Says:

    The idea behing multi-culturalism is to weaken the existing cultures by joining all together and arguing that indigenous support groups are racist and no longer have a role, while at the same time preserving and strengthening the support groups of the marauding immigrants, and then proceed to squeeze out the indigenous and other weaker cultures. That is how the diaspora works.

    It is kind of like way a skunk asserts its territorial “rights” and then stinks everyone else out of the place with the curry, incense, and carawai smell.

  14. loru Says:

    OUCH! Oilei sara mate na dosi!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Colin Bishop Says:

    In the latet RBF report there is a one liner that sums up the immediate economic prospects of Fiji.

    “In November about 7,400 employees were registered as taxpayers, representing an annual decline of 14.2per cent”

    Considering the tax start threshold this show a dramatic reduction in employment.

  16. Nostradamus Says:

    We will just have to raise the tax rates on the remaining employees by 14.2% in order to break even and another 14.2% to pay for the increasing expense of driving goons around for the various propaganda consultation parades.

  17. Peace Pipe Says:

    @eft yes two years is up and no more excuse for hogging themselves at the national treasury trough by the pig and his piglets. That election in Bangladesh should be the cue for the ig and international community to ensure elections is held without further delay. Most of us know it can be held within a short timeframe but the pig keeps putting up roadblocks with lies and deceptions to further delay it. We also know too why he wants to delay the elections. It is so that he could implement his devious plans. Plans to get him and his colleagues more out of this coup in positions and money. As we can see as clear as broad daylight he is militarising the civil service and implanting themselves in boards, councils etc. Now who would wanna give that up so soon. This is why he is adamantly insisting on the farter charter as it contains his perfect escape plan and provides the military a supreme role in politics so that when feed time comes for the pigs there will always be heaps in the trough for them regardless.

  18. Tash Says:

    Nostradamus – sounds yucky to me but very scary as compared to the idigenous, others that enter their shores will be more determined to further themselves and in most cases try very hard to take over. I love the Fijian way of life and feel why should the taukeis change it just because they are afraid of another race of people taking over. Look I don’t mean we need to spoon feed them, just meant the easy, relaxing, stressful life style they have. In any society you will always get the lazy ones! Education is so important and a balance.

    At least with the colonial years, the taukeis were recognised and even though the Europeans didn’t assimilate they kept in mind their cultures and traditions. eg GCC

    I believe the GCC should always be Fiji’s last resort. In this case it has also been trampled on.

    The taukeis must reinforce their culture and traditions, education their children to be proud and more patriotic.

    The last thing we want is for Fiji to be taken over by the Indians and to me that is where the GCC comes in.

    At the moment this idiot is very much in control. What I can’t understand is why others just cannot see what is happening?

  19. Mark Manning Says:

    Tash
    I used to get my 5 year old stepson to show me how to use the computer , so there’s no shame there mate !
    Copy and paste , it’s a great way of saving various web sites and don’t forget to bookmark them also if you want to reuse or refer to those particular sites later , ask your little helper how to do that also . And if your writing a document and need info. from a previous document , open the previous one ,and copy and paste passages or headings and addresses etc. across to the new one , it saves you typing it all again and saves time , but don’t forget to spell check and save and give each document a name you can recall , i’ll often use the date as well ,
    example :- Fijicoup05/12/06to01/04/09

  20. Tash Says:

    Thanks Mark will take note.

    Gosh couldn’t get over this when I read it in the F/T.

    “Boarders who have more needs such as mattresses, linen and so on will have to pay more.”

    I can just see those poor boarders carrying their mattresses on boats, buses on their way to and fro to the hostel. This is unbelievable, here we have a government who spends money trying to justify their misdeeds and no mattresses in the boarding house. All that money spent on the charter could have been used to buy mattresses for the poor kids.

    Filipe Bola please get your act together. Buy mattresses for the boarding houses in all Government schools and get the kids to bring in mattress covers that can be washed now and again for clean hygiene.

    If these poor kids cannot afford the mattresses now, I hate to think the cheap line mattresses that they are going to buy – it won’t be inner spring but poor quality chinese foam which will not do their backs any good.

    Oh what a mess and my relative the one that has 6 children said; “this illegal Government has no impact?????

  21. Mark Manning Says:

    You can’t miss what you don’t have !
    And those who have nothing in the 1st. instant , won’t even know they are missing anything !
    Poor sods !

  22. Mark Manning Says:

    But as they say
    Ignorance is bliss !

  23. Tash Says:

    Hey Mark perhaps when Solivakasama Org is well and truely set up we can have some impact and do something about it for these kids.

    I am new at this (see my efforts so far) and already feel we can’t just blog forever so the Solivakasama movement was something concrete.

    It would be so wonderful if we could help the children. This may encourage those sitting on the fence to come over to our side.

  24. Kuka Says:

    Sovereignty and Choice
    1 Peter 5:8-9 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walked about, seeking whom he may devour: 9 Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
    Many, in a desperate hour, have prayed, “Lord we know that you are in control . . .” Indeed, we born again believers understand and are often comforted with the knowledge that our Lord is sovereign and in absolute control. Anything that God desires to do he is able indeed to do. But sometimes, actually often, we the children of God use the sovereignty of God as a tool of avoidance. We use it to avoid doing what we know we really ought to do in a given situation. It is almost as if we think, somewhere in the back of our minds, “Well, I know what God really wants me to do, but I’m not going to do. If God really wants it done He can just do it through someone else.” After all God is sovereign.

    There has been a long standing struggle between Calvanism and Arminianism. In brief, Calvanism holds that God is sovereign and that no one can ever do anything that is outside of the will of God. Arminianism holds that man has a free will to the point that God cannot do anything against the will of people. The truth is that God is Sovereign and as an omnipotent (All-Powerful) God can do absolutely anything He desires to do and we human beings are utterly helpless to stop Him. However, God has revealed that He, by His will, has given mankind a freewill and the responsibility of making choices and acting on those choices, and by His will God will not rob people of their choices. What this means is that God has willed that mankind should make choices in life and stand responsible for their choices.

    Hence, when we choose something, whether right or wrong we are acting in keeping with God’s sovereign will because God has decided that you should make choices in life. The problem many Christians are making, when faced with difficult choices, is that they pray for God’s will to be done and then they sit off to the side and watch their culture avalanche toward hell and away form God. Our Heavenly Father is able to intervene in life and force righteousness and holiness to prevail. The Bible prophetically reveals that one day, in the future, God will do just that. Heaven is all about those who have chosen God through Christ living in the eternal goodness and blessedness of God for all eternity.

    But in this sinful creation, God, as a part of His plan, is still offering choice to mankind, including the choice of rebellion, self-will, and self destruction. The planned remedy for this landslide of human corruption and misplaced choices is the testimony and ministry of God’s people. The Church of our Lord Jesus Christ must stand up and steadfastly resist the sinful lure and corruption of our culture. God reveals,

    1 Corinthians 1:21 21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
    Christians cannot and must not sit back in their homes and say, “Well, God’s will, will be done.” If you do you need to realize that indeed God’s will, will be done and evil will prevail, because God’s will is that people should choose, and the Church of Jesus Christ should influence their choices through their testimony and ministry. We must resist steadfastly in our homes, in our schools, in our communities, in our local, state, and elections, and in our world as a whole. Your involvement will reveal your choice and place in God’s sovereign plan.

    Are you resisting Steadfastly!

    Edmund Burke said and I quote “All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing’’ unquote.

  25. Mark Manning Says:

    The best way to help the children , is to arrest those responsible for this and previous coups and teach them that crime doesn’t pay .

  26. F.I.R.M Says:

    Thats what I talking about Tash.. blogging wont bring anything thats why solivakasama has set set up branches in every city and towns and villlages across the globe and our number has grown over whelmingly in the last couple weeks as our google ads starts to kick in and I know for sure that out of this solivakasama branches a leader will appear, before that to happen we need to get everyone you know to register on http://www.solivakasama.org..
    have a happy new year to you all.

  27. IslandBoy Says:

    Bula Vinaka SV. Are we having annual awards this year?

    Are you going to call for nominations on the best and worst pubic figures, the World Famous in Fiji Awards?

    Perhaps if its not too late or next year start calling for nominations at the end of November.

  28. Cakau Says:

    Could this be Solivakasama Org? Compliments RawFiji

    Military old-hands rally behind back to democracy movement
    December 31, 2008
    Our sources say that a group of highly distinguished non-serving military officers have formed a pro-democracy military group and have rallied their support behind the recently established back to democracy movement. It is said that these officers and gentlemen will use their military training techniques to launch an all-out peaceful resistance against Frank’s coup mentality.

    These sources said that the back to democracy movement, which is expected to be in full swing come january 2009, will be an interesting resistance group with the inclusion of this new pro-democracy military group. This conglomerate of NGOs, political parties and pro-democracy individuals is expected to work with the international community to apply intolerable pressure on Frank’s tiring regime.

    There are also suggestions that the three paramount chiefs of Fiji from Tovata, Burebasaga and Kubuna will also join forces with the back to democracy movement. The three chiefs, Ratu Naiqama, Ro Temumu, Ratu Cakobau who snubbed the regime’s organised great council of thieves meeting are understood to be working in tandem with some pro-democracy global movements and are viewed by these organisations as important vessels of democracy to their subjects. It is said that these well funded pro-democracy global movements will provide financial support to this back to democracy movement in Fiji which makes 2009 an interesting year to look forward to as Fiji rages on with its fight for freedom from its tyrant Frank Bainimarama.

  29. Avoro Says:

    To the Crew and all Bloggers, a Blessed and prosperous New Year.

    Keep up the fight for our freedom must never be compromised nor sold for a few silver dollars.

  30. Mark Manning Says:

    Happy new year to all !

  31. Linus Says:

    Yes A Happy New Year to All here and May Our Lord Strengthen and Guide us on the Right Path.
    PS. With Hamas cancelling its cease-fire I hear Israel is on RED Alert… A HOT new year for a men in Sainai!!.

  32. Colin Bishop Says:

    The downward spiral starts with a lack of private investment in infrastructure.

    Stats Dept Report says

    “The total value of building permits issued up to the third quarter of this year is just over 65 million dollars in comparison to over 314 million dollars for the same period in 2006.”

  33. Mark Manning Says:

    As I said , the economy will determine the success or otherwise of this coup !

  34. ex Fiji Tourist Says:

    From RawFijiNews

    “”””Frank’s military regime pulls one at US Embassy
    December 31, 2008
    The latest diplomatic death threat in Fiji has come in the form of a packaged white powder that was received at the US Embassy in the capital Suva. And if the history of consecutive death threat notes delivered to the Australian Head of Mission to Fiji not so long ago, is anything to go by, then a 8 year old Fijian child can probably guess that the powder is none other than Frank regime’s doing.

    It’s a boring attempt by Frank & Co. to ruffle the diplomatic feathers in their homeland. The junta has become accustomed to ruffling Fiji-bred bird feathers who have retreated quietly to their nests. But to try and ruffle the big eagle’s feathers ain’t a good idea Frank and you gonna be walloped.

    In case Frank and his green goons have forgotten, USA has a standing rule that whenever their overseas based embassies are tampered with, they don’t seek approval from the host country but instantly deploy their elite squad to protect their sovereignty and their people in that foreign land. And they take all necessary equipment to carry out their job successfully and not even Frank and his big mouth can stop them.

    This latest diplomatic security threat in Suva, Fiji will also test the claims made by the military appointed Ministry of Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary that all the privileges and immunity for the diplomatic corp in Fiji is still intact.

    America will not take this Frank’s orchestrated white powder scare tactic lightly and whether Frank accepts it or not, he has just declared war against Barrack Obama and the American people. Stupid, stupid, stupid is all we can say to Frank and his goons. And hip hip hooraayyyyy!!! The eagle has landed in Fiji!!!!

  35. church mouse Says:

    May your New Year be blessed with some quietness and reflection but at the same time you all paddle like a duck as well to get things moving better.

  36. Malekata Ravisa Says:

    @AK. Vinaka vakalevu. Vakanuinui vinaka ni tawase ni yabaki kei na yabaki vou vei kemuni kei na nomuni matavuvale.

  37. Vobis Says:

    I would very much like to see Cakau with their many aliases repudiate these allegations.

  38. Ablaze Says:

    Hey Ex Tourist of Fiji remember this poem – want to be clever or what. His poem was all about power. The power they can only have because of the guns. Dream on, you idiot! Want to be Powerful like the USA having great influence or control over everyone and everything. Maleka, now we can use your stupid poem which I am not surprise someone else with a higher IQ wrote to show what power hungry scum bags you all are.

    Vela he didn’t know that most often poems about birds we as readers learn some of the poet’s personal conditions, or a general human condition that the poet wishes to symbolize through the bird.

    Stupid he didn’t know that the eagle is the national emblem of the United States and is used to symbolize “freedom” not “power!” The ga the bavulu!

    The Bald Eagle by Don R. Wilkins “A symbol for the strong and free I fly with no regret” If you are reading this Driti when we want to read poems about eagles we like the eagle to represent freedom living on the tops of lofty mountains, amid the solitary grandeur of Nature, the magnificent bird has unlimited freedom. That is what we want back our freedom.

    Your stupid poem is remembered for suppressing that freedom.

    Oh USA the powerful “Eagle” land on our shores and show the goons who is the most powerful of all

    Oh USA the powerful “Eagle” we await the joyous shout of Liberty.

    Bloody Stupid Poem.

    Powerful Eagle

    Oh USA the powerful “Eagle” to you democracy is fair and the answer to life’s quandaries.

    Oh USA the powerful “Eagle” to invade Iraq and the present daily loss of lives is fair.

    Your own young lives wasted in the battle field of a foreign land and with the innocent, die everyday.

    Perhaps for democracy or perhaps for oil.

    Oh USA the powerful “Eagle” only you can invade another sovereign nation.

    But it is for democracy you the big powerful “Eagle” are always quick to declare.

    To an eagle there are no boundaries;

    To hunt is the eagle for whatever the spoil;

    For the nest is important and as for the oil.

    Oh USA the powerful “Eagle” you rule the skies and beyond the horizon are your dreams.

    The whole world to rule as the eagle spreads its wings.

    Oh USA who then are we, the weaker nations, to dare?

    God bless Fiji.

    P. Driti
    Nabua

  39. aubatinuku-N Says:

    Happy New Year all!!! 🙂
    I pray for God’s will be done this new year ~ 2009.

  40. Nostradamus Says:

    Driti,
    You dare to raise guns against your own People.
    Forever to be remembered as cowards, bullies, idiots, and Judas who sold out your People.
    Your uniforms remind us of a Gestapo subdued the People
    While your client Mahen emptied the treasury and paid you off.
    You don’t deserve the name Soldier, you weak minded follower of false prophets.

  41. Cakau Says:

    Good one Ablaze!

    Driti we are having a great time here in Townsville, the Yacata mob! Its time to be happy but we will get you in 2009! Watch out!

    Kareoke Mama Mia on the big screen – singing dancing champers flowing Ganibulu flying everywhere!

    15 minutes count down – Happy New Year to all the honest loving caring people on this planet!

    Singing Take A Chance On Me!

  42. EnufDictatorship Says:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO THOSE ALREADY CELEBRATING!!

    AM STILL WAITING!..YIKES!!!!

    A BLESSED ONE TO ALL..AND MAY ALL OUR WISHES. HOPES AND DESIRES BRING US GOOD TIDINGS IN THE NEW YEAR.

    STAY BLESSED PEOPLES AND TRAVEL GENTLY WITH GOD!

    A FREE FIJI? INSHALLAH!!!!!

  43. ex Fiji Tourist Says:

    Great tongue-in-cheek editorial in The Sun

    Happy 2009 to you all

    While most media organisations at this time of the year reflect on the events of the foregoing 12 months, the Fiji Sun offers this review of next year’s news.

    January: Fiji announces it has suspended all members of the Pacific Islands Forum and has put the Commonwealth and the United Nations on notice that they will face the same fate if the “bully boy” tactics do not cease. UN Security Council reported to be in emergency session.

    February: New Zealand introduces new and tighter travel bans on its own citizens who want to go to Fiji. Tourists and those Kiwis who have jobs with the interim government are exempted. NZ media says the bans will affect at least a dozen people.

    March: A new diplomatic row erupts between Australia and Fiji after Suva’s security services complain that Australia is tapping the same phones as them. It’s not behaviour consistent with good neighbourliness, says a statement. Fiji warns is has contingency plans for an invasion of Australia if the spying doesn’t stop.

    April: The military is forced to break up a protest march over rising prices after the police fail to act. No transport, says a spokesman. One marcher reports from a hospital bed that the military acted with great restraint and that he is being treated for a heavy cold.

    May: Fiji’s Sevens heroes bring home the IRB World Cup to a rousing welcome at Nadi International Airport where thousand line the tarmac. Air Pacific pilot reports a herd of pigs at 15,000 feet.

    June: Interim Government announces that there will be a general election in June 2010 and predicts that the newly formed People’s Charter Party will be the victor. Parties and individuals who do not support the charter are strongly advised not to offer themselves for election citing health reasons. Mysterious grooves on the Nadi runway are identified by experts as high-speed trotter marks.

    July: Fiji readmits all suspended members to the Pacific Islands Forum saying even New Zealand deserves a second chance. New Zealand PM says he is grateful for the concession offered by Fiji which represents genuine progress towards the rebuilding of cordial relations between the two countries but declines the invitation.

    August: The Fiji Football Association announces a far reaching shake-up in its organisational structure with the objective of reaching the World Cup final stages. Villagers in Nadroga are reported mystified by the disappearance of whole herds of pigs. “It’s as if they grew wings and flew away,” says one headman.

    September: Oil is discovered in Taveuni. Soldiers clear a path through protesting environmentalists so that forest clearing machinery can move in to prepare for production. Strange creatures seen in the island’s night sky. “If I didn’t know better, I’d say they looked like pigs,” one witness tells the Fiji Sun.

    October: Massive earthquake strikes Suva. Many buildings are destroyed and damaged while the national economy is shattered. As an international aid effort gets underway a leading churchman holds a press conference to say the quake represents the verdict of God but is unable to complete the conference as his church collapses.

    November: The 2010 budget reveals that the military underspent its allocation in 2009 “as a result of prudent management of funds” but will still require an increased budget in 2010 for “essential operations.” These are not connected with the election, the media are told.

    December: The interim cabinet resigns en masse saying its job is done and a caretaker government is appointed to prepare the country for the election. National pig herd declared a hazard to aviation.

    And pigs might fly too!

    Happy New Year to all pro-democracy bloggers.

  44. Mark Manning Says:

    And once upon a time :-
    http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=110324

  45. Mark Manning Says:

    Nothing will improve until those in and behind this latest coup and the 3 previous to it , are brought before the courts and punished .
    Once found guilty of treason against the State , none of them should ever be allowed into public office .
    It amazes me that previous people involved in coups , were actually in the Parliament at all .
    If you have a criminal record , you have no right to be involved in public service .

  46. Mark Manning Says:

    I thought the peacekeeping was finished !
    http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=110322

  47. Tash Says:

    Could it be Fiji Retailers Ass president Himmat Lodhia is feeling the pinch in his shop of jewels and wants the charter to be implemented when he says; “It is important for the countrys leaders to come to the table and talk things amicably to take the nation forward.”

    It is always this and that but never any talk about Elections to take the nation forward.

    Those letters were good reading and I agree Mark nothing will improve until those in and behind this latest coup and the 3 previous to it, are brought before the courts and punished. etc etc

  48. ex Fiji Tourist Says:

    How about this for the greatest pack of lies yet uttered by the pathetic police farce in Fiji.

    “””” Operations Deputy Director, Superintendent Irami Raibe said the police officers were always reminded to keep their body fit and healthy.

    “The Police Force is required to have a fitness test every six months, which involves the Commissioner of Police right down to the junior officers.””””

    I wonder if this is the fitness test that fullchow teleni passed?

    1. walk across the dining room with a plate of food in each hand and without dropping any

    2. sleep upright in an office chair without falling off

    3. link a packet of paper clips together

    N.B. extra points will be given if you can claim that The Almighty has already tested you.

  49. Snapper Cracker Says:

    Happy New Year Bloggers & The Solivakasama Team.

    Sour Grapes to me about that Adi Kaila bird! Anyway that is not what I am here for.

    Mark Manning, totally agree with you, it has to be the law and nothing else otherwise we will have any Tom Dick or Harry taking it upon themselves to coup and govern a nation like a dictator.

    It happens because the people have allowed it to happen and then validating their actions.

    Reading bits and pieces of the comments made, it tells me that the people of Fiji need not to just talk on cyber-space but stand up to the illegal Regime.

    Those of you complaining that NZ & Aust are bullies don’t realize that they are being bullied everytime there is a coup because they will end up having a dictator like Frank.

    People like Frank will always know their rights but never their responsibility to society.

    Laws should be made so there is a balance and power is always with the people.

    When that fails, in Fiji’s case the last resort should be the Great Council Of Chiefs.

    Today nothing is legal in Fiji, not even the GCC and that is because the paramount chiefs don’t support the 2006 coup.

  50. Tash Says:

    Hey just realized in those letters we have 2 former chief justices retiring happily today in Fiji.

    One just recently received a golden hand shake, the other one was around since the first coup and would not in anyway be suffering the aftermath of the 2006 coup. He would be receiving a good pension.

    No wonder the country is in the state it is in.

    I still think the movement should be raising funds to help the children. It will be a start and at least we will feel like we are doing something.

  51. Snapper Cracker Says:

    Please Solivakasama let me in I’m for real.

    Want to contribute to the fight for the island nation to return to Democracy.

    My other comments have disappeared!

  52. Snapper Cracker Says:

    Sorry not true it has appeared again!

  53. Corruption Fighter Says:

    Sorry bloggers, in my haste I put this on the wrong thread….CF

    The dictator’s typically stupid Vakatawase gesture to the United States Embassy (I assume it was talcum powder), is no doubt his way of wishing the Americans a happy and prosperous New Year. But now that 2009 is here I cannot see anything happy or prosperous about it. On the contrary, thanks to Frank, we can’t expect any prosperity as our economy goes further down the drain. And if Fiji’s 2009 is anything like the 2008 we have just suffered, can someone please tell me when the happy part will kick in.

    The only diversion for me is trying to predict what our bipolar dictator is going to do next. His sheer, childish unpredictability makes it so challenging!

    One clue could be in a posting I read on RFN that Teleni has rubbish binned the investigations into the “death threats” against the Ozzie ambassador. Does this mean that Australia’s envoy in Suva is not going to be around for much longer because he’s going to get the same treatment as his Kiwi counterpart? That’s my first prediction.

    My second prediction is that the dictator will find an excuse not to attend the next Pacific Forum meet in Port Moresby at the end of the month. Why should he? he must know by now that he’s increasingly on the nose with the other member states and that every time he does something or says something his credibility rating gets that much lower with his regional counterparts.

    Australia and New Zealand don’t take kindly to their diplomats being kicked out and harassed with death threats and their influence with other Forum member countries is a lot greater than Frank would think. He pretends to everyone that it’s a “them and us” situation, but with our traditional friends and neighbors less and less impressed by his stupidity and puffed up strutting ego, the Pacific Forum is increasingly becoming more like a “them and him” situation.

    Who else has any predictions as to what the maniac dictator might do in 2009?

  54. IslandBoy Says:

    @Corruption Fighter – Sorry but I don’t think Fiji’s paramilitary forces can take credit for the “white powder” attack on the US Embassy.

    If you read the US State Departmnet website you will see there have been numerous similar attacks on other US Embassy sites around the globe.

  55. Snapper Cracker Says:

    IslandBoy

    What a shame we can’t put the blame on them!

  56. Jese Waqalekaleka Says:

    Happy New Year my Tau IslandBoy,

    what kind of year will 2009 be?

    A good one for us and a bad one for the illegal junta!

    Lolomas all and keep up the fight and remember:

    ‘stay focused and not get diverted with trivial issues!’

    And as my Tau IslandBoy is fond of saying:

    NEXT!!!

  57. Cakau Says:

    JW

    Yes must remain focused and not get diverted with trivial issues!

    It is up to us now not to bring it up. Restraint and Ignore best medicine!

    Let us unite and make the intent of blogging on SV to voice our opinions, vent our frustrations against the perpetrators of this damn coup and through this means, others opinions can be better formulated.

    Looking forward to 2009 and the advancement of the SV movement!

  58. Kuka Says:

    Sovereignty and Choice
    1 Peter 5:8-9 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walked about, seeking whom he may devour: 9 Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
    Many, in a desperate hour, have prayed, “Lord we know that you are in control . . .” Indeed, we born again believers understand and are often comforted with the knowledge that our Lord is sovereign and in absolute control. Anything that God desires to do he is able indeed to do. But sometimes, actually often, we the children of God use the sovereignty of God as a tool of avoidance. We use it to avoid doing what we know we really ought to do in a given situation. It is almost as if we think, somewhere in the back of our minds, “Well, I know what God really wants me to do, but I’m not going to do. If God really wants it done He can just do it through someone else.” After all God is sovereign.

    There has been a long standing struggle between Calvanism and Arminianism. In brief, Calvanism holds that God is sovereign and that no one can ever do anything that is outside of the will of God. Arminianism holds that man has a free will to the point that God cannot do anything against the will of people. The truth is that God is Sovereign and as an omnipotent (All-Powerful) God can do absolutely anything He desires to do and we human beings are utterly helpless to stop Him. However, God has revealed that He, by His will, has given mankind a freewill and the responsibility of making choices and acting on those choices, and by His will God will not rob people of their choices. What this means is that God has willed that mankind should make choices in life and stand responsible for their choices.

    Hence, when we choose something, whether right or wrong we are acting in keeping with God’s sovereign will because God has decided that you should make choices in life. The problem many Christians are making, when faced with difficult choices, is that they pray for God’s will to be done and then they sit off to the side and watch their culture avalanche toward hell and away form God. Our Heavenly Father is able to intervene in life and force righteousness and holiness to prevail. The Bible prophetically reveals that one day, in the future, God will do just that. Heaven is all about those who have chosen God through Christ living in the eternal goodness and blessedness of God for all eternity.

    But in this sinful creation, God, as a part of His plan, is still offering choice to mankind, including the choice of rebellion, self-will, and self destruction. The planned remedy for this landslide of human corruption and misplaced choices is the testimony and ministry of God’s people. The Church of our Lord Jesus Christ must stand up and steadfastly resist the sinful lure and corruption of our culture. God reveals,

    1 Corinthians 1:21 21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
    Christians cannot and must not sit back in their homes and say, “Well, God’s will, will be done.” If you do you need to realize that indeed God’s will, will be done and evil will prevail, because God’s will is that people should choose, and the Church of Jesus Christ should influence their choices through their testimony and ministry. We must resist steadfastly in our homes, in our schools, in our communities, in our local, state, and elections, and in our world as a whole. Your involvement will reveal your choice and place in God’s sovereign plan.

    Are you resisting Steadfastly!

    Edmund Burke said and I quote “All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing’’ unquote.

    Happy New Year,God Bless Fiji.

  59. Budhau Says:

    Happy New Year.

    Besides blogging, are you guys planning to do anything else about the situation in Fiji or will we be doing the same “Happy New year” crap again in 2010.

    Blog on Ragone!

  60. Navosavakadua Says:

    Corruption Fighter: I find your predictions very interesting. I think you right that Bainimarama will find a way to not show up at the Forum in PNG. But for a variety of reasons I don’t think we’ll see the regime tipping out the Australian High Commissioner.

    Mainly, I think that even in his tiny mind Frank can see that such an action without any real grounds would only result ina net loss for Fiji. For starters, we’d lose some $20 mill in aid and then there’s all those Australian tourists who might decide that enough is enough and give Frank’s Fiji the big snub.

    On hte other hand, there’s no telling with our Frank, is there?

  61. Colin Bishop Says:

    Someone in NZ has an email list of frequent travellers to Fiji and is sending them a link to Fijitoday.wordpress.com. The travel agent who first alerted me to the site is seriously concerned by the fact he has now had three calls about ”how safe is Fiji.’

    The only links I can find to this site are Soli and RFN so I suspect Soli.org may be behind it. If so it is the first effective hit on Tourism. Keep it up.

  62. Corruption Fighter Says:

    Thanks IB. Point taken.

  63. Vosori Says:

    My educated predictions for 2009 is thus the country will go the polls in the first or second week of Oct 09 this is to occur contemporaneously with Fiji Day or a little later but no later than the last week of Oct 09.

    An Australian or New Zealander will be appointed to head the Fiji Military as part of this current regimes commitment to donor nations; this course of action will see the downsizing of the mighty and well respected Military.

    All Laws decreed post coup will be abolished this act will be over seen by a foreign Jurist most probably from the UK.

    As part of their commitment these usurpers along with those that share in their regime will have their day in court.

    The president will be exonerated because of age and ill health or there is that possibility of him expiring all others will serve no less than ten years.

  64. Nostradamus Says:

    Budha,
    Are you confusing Stan Ritova with Steve Ratuva? Last I heard Stan, a former Fiji journalist, was living in Australia, and Ratuva is a mouth at USP.

  65. IslandBoy Says:

    @Jese Waqalekaleka – Bula Vinaka Ratu Tau. Sa dede dina, I was faffing around with other stuff and have not been on this site for some time. I am also very concerned that my personal e-mails to E regarding the website have been intercepted.

    Just a quick response to 2009, I honestly think its time to stop pontificating and come up with credible solutions that both sides of the divide can work with. I say this becaiuse we need to be a cohesive unified force that is recognised as a legitimate source giving voice to the conncerns of our people.

    We can’t just waffle around anymore.

    For some time now I have been half-jokingly nominating various people into cabinet positions to bring Fiji back from pit, but I really think its time the Trustees of SV website put their heads together and put forward a manifesto and a slate of candidates.

    We even joked about being the first web-based political party. The time for jokes is well over, its 2009 and we better wake the F up. Do you recall our joking some time ago that we should be a registered political party.

    Well Naita Kuts, Tui and E as well as Kata have all our e-mails. Why don’t we call a meeting during the Wellington or San Diego sevens and get organised. Most of us can get to Wellington or San Diego for a few days.
    So Whaddaya Thunk?

    @Corruption Fighter – By the way I have always liked your tag. No biggie, I just recalled seeing the news items on BBC and Al Jazeera a few weeks ago, so it stands to reason that we in the Happy Isles will be a little late even when it comes to fake terrorism.

    BTW a brilliant New Year to both of you. God Bless!

  66. Corruption Fighter Says:

    @Navosavakadua, You are right on one thing Bro. There is no telling what the maniac dictator will do. But on this one I’ll stick to my prediction because while all the common sense in the world would tell him not to throw out the Australian Government’s representative in Fiji for simply doing his job, Frank is not one for taking any notice of common sense.

    Mark my words. Not only will Batley get kicked out by Frank, but it will be on some completely spurious cooked up charge that Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum will dress up as a legal charge. Try this one: the little toad puffs out his chest and says, “the Australian High Commissioner was held to be in breach of the Vienna Convention for conduct unbecoming of a diplomat for reasons of national security that I am unable to disclose for reasons of national security.”

    I also agree with you that such a move would cost our nation big time, but do you really think the dictator really cares about how tough life is getting for the ordinary person in the street? He’s only interested in holding onto power and it’s his knee jerk action to act tough with anyone or any country that has the decency to try and persuade the regime that it’s taking our country and her people on a one-way ride to hell.

  67. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    Happy and prosperous New Year .. to those of you living outside of Fiji.

    To those of you in Fiji suppressed by this dictator I say

    MAY YOU SEE ELECTION.

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