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“There is only one difference between a bad economist and a good one: The bad economist confines himself to the visible effect; the good economist takes into account both the effect that can be seen and those effects that must be foreseen.”
I said it before and will say it again, Khaiyum as Fiji Finance Minister is inviting economic lunacy to descend on Fiji. And yesterday's clandestine announcement to seek Parliamentary approval for bridging…Continue
Added by Sai Lealea on September 1, 2015 at 5:26pm — No Comments
SODELPA President Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu and Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa today issued a joint statement in response to allegations against the party made by Prime Minister Bainimarama at the commissioning of the Government vessel MV Cagivou.
The SODELPA leaders said the Prime Minister’s utterances are prime examples of the hypocrisy of his leadership and government. The Leaders said his threats are becoming more pronounced and…Continue
Added by Sai Lealea on September 1, 2015 at 5:21pm — No Comments
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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…Continue
Added by Sai Lealea on June 22, 2015 at 4:32pm — No Comments
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"One and Only Flag for Fiji"
"Kuila duabau kei Viti"…Continue
Added by Sai Lealea on June 15, 2015 at 8:45pm — No Comments
Added by Sai Lealea on June 14, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Sai Lealea on June 11, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments
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!Continue
Added by Sai Lealea on May 24, 2015 at 8:20pm — No Comments
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;
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…
Added by Sai Lealea on May 21, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Sai Lealea on May 18, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments
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…
Added by Sai Lealea on May 17, 2015 at 2:38am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Sai Lealea on May 15, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Sai Lealea on May 13, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments
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,…
Added by Sai Lealea on July 9, 2014 at 4:04pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Sai Lealea on July 9, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Sai Lealea on March 25, 2014 at 4:37pm — No Comments
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.
Added by Sai Lealea on September 2, 2013 at 4:43am — No Comments
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.
Added by Sai Lealea on August 22, 2013 at 4:06am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Sai Lealea on July 17, 2013 at 9:48am — No Comments