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A i Cavuti : Chiefly Titles of Provinces & Districts in Fiji



Fijians belong to one of the 14 provinces (yasana) in Fiji that form part of three confederacies (matanitu) - Kubuna, Burebasaga, Tovata, which in prechristian times, were separate states (vanua) in themselves ruled by high chiefs. Each province is further…
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Added by Sai Lealea on July 30, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Fiji Military – Decline of a Once Revered Institution

 

On this day, 23 June, in 1944, on Mawaraka in the Solomons, my grandfather, Sefanaia Sukanaivalu, died a glorious death fighting for his King and country under the banner of the Fiji Military. For the bravery and courage he showed on the day, he was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest and most…

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Added by Sai Lealea on June 22, 2015 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Say "No" to Bainimarama's New Flag and Keep Our One & Only Flag!

SHARE IT AROUND!

"One and Only Flag for Fiji"

"Kuila duabau kei Viti"…

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Added by Sai Lealea on June 15, 2015 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Fiji Flag Change - Share It To As Many As Possible!

Added by Sai Lealea on June 14, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

The Union Jack & The Lion.

AN OPINION BY MICK BEDDOES

June 12th 2015

Now that we have 23 mediocre finalists for the new Fiji Flag competition, I wish to reiterate an opinion I gave…

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Added by Sai Lealea on June 11, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

2009 Fiji Appeal Court Ruling on the 2006 Bainimarama Coup

Read the Ruling below and stay Reminded that the Bainimarama Government Illegally Seized Power in 2006 and were Ruled to be so!

Therefore its rule, 2013 Constitution, decrees, programmes and policies since 05 December 2006 are illegal.

There is nothing in law to prevent the reinstatement of the 1997 Constitution!

2009 Fiji Appeal…

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Added by Sai Lealea on May 24, 2015 at 8:20pm — No Comments

Where To Now For The Opposition in Fiji Parliament?

With a heavy heart I pen this piece following Ratu Naiqama's patently unjust suspension from the house earlier today. The decision also begs real questions of the Opposition given its inability to make a difference against the torrent of procedural abuse by the Fiji First regime!

We all knew it was always going to be tough as the rules of the game let alone numbers were stackec against them from the start. All realised that the:

- 2013 Constitution;

-…

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Added by Sai Lealea on May 21, 2015 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Ratu Naiqama case = Fait Accompli = Dangerous Precedent

Any move to sanction the utterances of an MP spoken outside of Parliament, is tantamount to gagging free speech!

But will that make an iota of difference to an FFP government that is drunk on power and vindictive intentions? Don't think so and Fiji is now on another crest of an even more dangerous trajectory as democracy gets sacrificed by sheer weight of numbers in the guise of parliamentary rule.

Even worse and…

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Added by Sai Lealea on May 21, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Fiji Parliament Standing Orders A Joke!

Pray someone tell me how on earth something uttered outside of parliament in Fiji can ever be adjudged to contravene the standing orders? Even granted that those standing orders were written by the party running government without any contribution from other political parties!

Even worsen when it is public knowledge in Fiji and on YouTube that Bainimarama, the PM himself, can be heard threatening to throw a bottle at an Opposition MP IN…

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Added by Sai Lealea on May 18, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

Unfinished Business – Return of iTaukei Qoliqoli (Fishing rights)

It is every itaukei Fijians’ duty to see its return, similar to our native lands!

Roko Tui Lau, Enele Ma’afu addressing the Great Council of Chiefs Meeting at Mualevu village,Vanuabalavu in November 1879:

“There is however one other matter which gives us concern, namely, our reefs … All reefs have ownership from the past down to the present time; that is clear to us … We beg of your Majesty (Governor Sir Arthur Gordon) that…

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Added by Sai Lealea on May 17, 2015 at 2:38am — No Comments

Death of Democracy in Fiji

Elation and hope following election in Fiji last year, has now given way to doom and pessimism as the Bainimarama government continues its dictatorial ways.

This behavior was evident well before the new parliament set. Rules for running parliament and MPs pay were unilaterally set by the regime without the input of other political parties or their elected MPs.

Once parliament began, the bias of the Speaker in controlling debates and the questioning of ministers…

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Added by Sai Lealea on May 15, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Dictatorship Still Prevails In Fiji!

STATEMENT BY SODELPA

[No 57 May 13/2015]

SOLICITOR GENERAL ADVISES POLICE TO MAKE SODELPA

APPLY FOR PERMITS TO MEET WITH CONSTITUENTS

The Solicitor General this afternoon issued an advice to Police for SODELPA to apply for permits for their constituency meetings starting this Thursday. This was relayed to SODELPA officials at 4.08pm by Police Public Relations Officer Ana Naisoro.

The Solicitor General has cited Sec 8 of the Public Order…

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Added by Sai Lealea on May 13, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Talent Deficit Syndrome:The Story of FijiFirst Party

by Sai Lealea



Even before full campaigning starts, one thing is getting clearer each day; how Fiji has been lumped with a bunch of lackluster people in government with Dictator Bainimarama who lack talent when compared to the candidates of parties now announced to stand in the 17 September Election. 



Pound for pound on intellect, intelligence and common touch,…

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Added by Sai Lealea on July 9, 2014 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Cry No More My Beloved Fiji

by Sai Lealea

There can be no doubt Fiji and its people have literally been pouring their hearts out and shedding untold tears. This has been due to the loss of their freedom and the abuse of their human rights and dignity since the overthrow of the elected government of PM Qarase in December 2006 by the Dictator Bainimarama. That national outpouring of grief and tears is beginning to abate and tears are slowly drying as they see a glimmer of hope in the…

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Added by Sai Lealea on July 9, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Dictator Bainimarama's Forcible Attempt At Unifying Races In Fiji!

By Sai Lealea



The unilateral decision by the unelected and illegal regime to designate the name "Fijian" to refer to all Fiji citizens or nationals, instead of Fiji Islanders, will never be acceptable to Fijians or natives of Fiji. 



Since the 19th century, natives of Fiji have been referred to as Fijians and the whole world have also come to adopt it, though accepting confusion over ethnicity and…

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Added by Sai Lealea on March 25, 2014 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Fiji's Fraudulent Constitution

Join Protest Against Military Imposed 2013 Fiji Constitution

Lunch time Protest

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm; Date: Friday 6 September, 2013

Venue: High Commission of the Republic of the Fiji Islands, 31 Pipitea Street, Thorndon, WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND.

Speakers – CTU, Amnesty International & Fiji Democracy Movement

The Bainimarama Government is to impose a Constitution on 06 September, 2013 which the people of Fiji have NOT been part of developing.

Why…

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Added by Sai Lealea on September 2, 2013 at 4:43am — No Comments

Who is Bainimarama & Khaiyum Fooling?

by Sai Lealea



Having to end today with the news of the Fiji military regime finally unveiling its final version of its Constitution for Fiji can only be described as a real painful experience, yet unexpected.



Painful when…

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Added by Sai Lealea on August 22, 2013 at 4:06am — No Comments

Fijian Militarism and Strong State Ideology

 by Sai Lealea

As the Bainimarama dictatorship in Fiji lurches towards seeking legitimacy in proposed elections in 2014, its policy in militarising large sections of indigenous Fijian society and public life appears widespread and intrusive. This has in turn skewed Fijians’ view of the State as repressive and complicit in destroying key institutional practices and regard for their place in their own home land. Unless…

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Added by Sai Lealea on July 17, 2013 at 9:48am — No Comments

How Everyone is Expandable in a Dictatorship

By Sai Lealea…



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Added by Sai Lealea on July 16, 2013 at 12:08am — No Comments

To Love or Not To Love, That is the Question?

Something Different - Love Soliloquy



Just why am I so in love with you I ask? Try as I may, just can't work out why and why you? Am wrecking my brain over it as I never have been here before! Please help me work it out! Is this real love? If so then I am equally as puzzled as confused by it! Me for all people! Someone who has made an art of not revealing emotion that easily nor surrendering affection easily…

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Added by Sai Lealea on July 8, 2013 at 5:43am — No Comments

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