As Fiji continues to suffer the indignity of an illegal government and the deploring state of the Nation silently it is heartbreaking to see how resilient the citizens of these Islands are.
With the devastation of the floods, loss of lives, homes, livelihood and infrastructure in the affected areas a complete mess our stoic citizens are doing their best to reconcile themselves with the hardship they are facing and the bad news that more storms are to be expected.
The interim regime will not be able to deliver the quick resolution needed to speed up the recovery of the areas affected. They may rant and rave that they will but we all know – yes we do – that the interim regime is not only incompetent but is full of people who do not know what they are supposed to do.
To put it simply, they will not admit that they are as ignorant as their self elected leader, who’s Minister for everything and Master of none.
They will not admit they are incapable of moving the Nation forward as they claim they are doing.
So where to now interim regime, back to basics?
Why not make peace and allow elections to be moved forward asap or better still dissolve their interim regime and form a new administration to quickstart the road to democracy that we all want.
The following story says it all:
A Fijian footballer is being denied the chance to train with the Western Bulldogs AFL club in Melbourne because of his father’s involvement with the Fijian military.
The Immigration Department says a visa application by 19-year-old Inoke Ratu was rejected because of sanctions against Fiji’s interim government.
Ratu was to be one of the first Fijian players to join the AFL under the International Scholarship List, which was introduced last year.
He says he is heartbroken that he may not get that chance.
“I’m a bit disappointed at the moment – everything that has been my target, my aim this year has been turned down just because of my visa application,” he said.
Simon Dalrymple from the Western Bulldogs says the club will appeal against the decision.
“He was shattered and we basically just told him that we’re not going to give up hope and that we’re working really hard to get him to Australia,” he said.
In effect the interim regime are only destroying the chances of their own to succeed.