Friday, December 18, 2009
While unemployment increases, the so-called brilliance of the military regime are thinking of soon accepting ex-prisoners into the civil service "if they meet the qualifications and skill requirements of advertised position."
Maybe before they do that, they can publish a list of ALL current and soon to be ex-prisoners we have in our prisons, with their qualifications and skills that may suit any civil service positions. However, why can't these ex-prisoners start from the bottom first like everybody else (like toilet cleaning in a civil service office), especially since they were given the opportunity in the first place NOT TO WRONG society but chose to do so anyway.
Yes, they may have been reformed and deserve a second chance, but giving it to them on a silver platter is not the way to do it. Because by doing so, they will be offending other society members who have not done any wrong, but will have to be put second on the list because the military regime want their opposers to see what "GOOD" (not!) they are doing for those who have wronged our society by giving them a chance in the civil service.
Is this a set-up for when the military regime become ex-prisoners themselves one day? hmmmm...anyways...
MERRY XMAS EVERYONE AND A PROSPEROUS 2010 TO ALL...LET FREEDOM COME!
From Fijilive - Ex-prisoners will soon be accepted into the public service if they meet the qualifications and skill requirements of advertised positions.
Public Service Commission chairman Josefa Serulagilagi said this will be done on a case by case basis and upon the recommendation of the Commissioner of Prisons.
Serulagilagi made the comment while at the Prison Services Excellence Awards which is being held in Suva.
“..And in accordance with government’s vision to reform the civil service, your department has done exceptionally well in the area of capacity building, the commercialisation of prison industries and the enhancement of public engagement.”
“We are all aware that Prisons and Correctional Services are defined by legislative actions, and in this regard, the Prisons and Corrections Act of 2006, was a milestone achievement in modernising the service,” Serulagilagi said.
He added that the Yellow Ribbon Program, an innovative approach at rehabilitating prisoners by increasing public awareness and acceptance of ex-prisoners and their issues, was a breath of fresh air which took Fiji by storm.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Their reasons for the Fiji Times' and Fiji TV's exclusion is not something new. As this is how this military regime continues to bamboozle the very people whose power to consult, negotiate and move Fiji forward IN GOOD FAITH, was trampled upon and stolen from them at their gunpoint. This is however, another way (added to the many other ways) those who try and see the optimistic side of this regime e.g. Sir Paul, Father Barr, Akuila Yabaki, etc should clearly open their eyes to see what those of us who believe in democracy (never mind its inadequacies) already know about this regime.
They can ONLY MONOLOGUE.
They can ONLY GIVE THREATS.
They can ONLY ACT CHILDISHLY TO GET THEIR WAY.
And these are people who are trying to "LEAD" our country?
For the military regime to say that the Fiji Times and Fiji TV are not pro-Fiji is a total laugh! Those of us who don't support or even want to acknowledge all the happenings in Fiji since Dec. 5, 2006 are totally pro-Fiji. But what we're not is pro-Bainimarama and his military regime. Because Fiji as it is, is a GOOD THING. Unfortunately for Fiji, we have ego-centric, pathological liars and cowards in its midst who possess guns, who believe that with their guns they can force others to follow them blindly. Sorry Fulori! Some others are better off than you Bainimarama and your military regimers because we possess that small amount of values, integrity, moral responsibility, maturity and intelligence to know that when something is ILLEGAL WE WILL NOT SUPPORT IT, never mind the means or altruistic motivations that enabled it.
If this is one way to exclude a legible entity from consultations, imagine what the other dialogues to take Fiji back to democratic rule is going to be like. And again, this is a reminder to the people of Fiji -
WE MUST NEVER, EVER CONDONE OR ACCEPT THE MILITARY'S STANCE TO BE OUR DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENTS' SUPERVISOR IN THE FUTURE. WE, THE PEOPLE ARE VERY CAPABLE OF DOING THAT OURSELVES BECAUSE WE DON'T NEED GUNS TO KEEP OUR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN LINE. IT'S INHUMANE. IT'S ANTI-HUMAN RIGHTS!!!!! IT'S ANTI-FIJIAN!!!
Friday, December 11, 2009
Wipe out? Is that really possible?? We would love for it to happen but only a naive, delusional person can think that with their efforts they can wipe it out! Harmonious living is possible but total eradication of racial issues is not!
The MILITARY REGIME is committed to building a future based on equality and respect for human rights, said Sayed-Khaiyum, in a statement yesterday to mark International Human Rights Day.
First start with you guys - to respect our rights, which also includes our right to freedom! The selective stand is becoming nonsensical.
He said this commitment would lead to “substantive peace and justice, not just the uneasy peace of a generation brought up to believe in the evils of communalism and of religious fundamentalism and intolerance”.
Really!? How can you guarantee that for our children and grandchildren, illegal AG?
"A generation who believe in evils" you say illegal AG? Who gave you the power to say that on our behalf? It's not a generation, but a group of people in this military regime only, which includes you Sayed-Khaiyum.
“Fiji has had an anguished political history based on racial inequality and marginalisation which in turn has led to institutionalised racism. Fiji has seen the absence of common and equal citizenry,” said Sayed-Khaiyum.
Common and equal citizentry has resulted in the Native Americans of the USA, Aborigines of Australia and the Maoris of NZ for example, having to continue to fight for what is rightfully theirs. The indigenous people don't have to fight for what's rightfully theirs. And you know what we're talking about, so, don't give us crap of equal rights on this one! We're already equal. You have what is yours. We have what is ours! EQUAL!
He said while Fiji had been a signatory to international human rights instruments, the Bainimarama MILITARY REGIME had updated criminal laws which had been lagging in the areas of protecting women from violence, the taking of evidence from the vulnerable and the discriminatory law of corroboration in sexual cases.
Criminal laws lagging? You didn't even give the legitimate, elected governments a chance to do what the people chose them to do. And now you want to point fingers at them. Amazing how an upstart idiot who got his position by the barrel of his cohort's guns is trying to point fingers at others' shortcomings when he and his gun-totting idiots robbed that opportunity from the elected leaders.
As the saying goes...ONE SHOULD NOT ARGUE WITH AN IDIOT, BECAUSE THEY WILL TRY AND BEAT YOU DOWN TO THEIR LEVEL AND WEAR YOU OUT IN THE PROCESS.
Friday, December 4, 2009
This is so fitting when it comes to Voreqe's FREEBIE SCHEMES. Because even when it says FREE IN VOREQE'S MILITARY REGIME, YOU ACTUALLY PAY FOR IT.
So, the citizens of Fiji in the villages, squatters and poverty stricken areas are jumping up and down regarding the news of FREE BUS FARES AND TEXTBOOKS! Yippee!! No one has done this before they might think. The Vore must be really doing what's best for Fiji.
Oh well! sorry to burst your bubble if you're one of the ignorant ones being sucked into this whole Bullcrap!! With the military already milking funds from taxpayers to accomodate their larger than life lifestyles, someone has to PAY FOR THESE FREEBIES. Yes, Voreqe
may say/think that Chinese funds will do the trick BUT that's not enough. So, who gets to foot the bill?
THE TAXPAYERS OF FIJI! NOT VOREQE OR HIS MILITARY REGIME! DUH!
How do they do it? INCREASE THE LEVIES FOR SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE POLICE, AT LEAST.
Fiji Police raise service fees
The Fiji Police has significantly increased fees it levies for service offered to the public. Normal service fees have been increased 6-fold in some instances whilst a new fee for “Urgent Processing” is also being introduced.
- Normal Immigration and Employment (local) clearance fee frm $22.50 to $60.
- Clearance fee for overseas from $33.75 to $100.
- “Urgent Processing” fee for these services will be at $150. There is no such fee currently in place.
- Fees for Bailiffs, Money Lenders, Hotel License, Liquor License, Immigration Work Permit and Rehabilitation Certificate from $22.50 to $150.
- Police clearance fee for Land Transport Authority (LTA) and Public Service Vehicle (PSV) from $22.50 to $100.
- Urgent processing of Employment Vetting services (1 day) will have to pay $100 while urgent processing of “Other Business Vetting” will cost $200.
How can increasing fees and charges ENHANCE SERVICE DELIVERY? Really!
This is just another fast-track avenue to raise the funds to PAY FOR THE "FREE" BUS FARES AND TEXTBOOKS. So, in Voreqe's regime...
NOTHING IS FREE!!!!! YOU, THE FIJI TAXPAYERS (and visitors) HAVE TO PAY FOR YOUR OWN SO-CALLED "FREE" BUS FARE AND TEXTBOOK SCHEME!
DA MAI LASUTAKI!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Enjoy the ILLEGAL RIDE while it lasts. Because your sins of supporting a band of thieves will be paid to your children (if/when you have any) and your grandchildren.
Major Ana Rokomokoti has been sworn in as Fiji’s acting Chief Magistrate.
Rokomokoti was sworn in by President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau at Government House today.
She was accompanied to her swearing in ceremony by the Chief Justice, Anthony Gates.
According to a Government statement, Rokomokoti retains the post of Chief Registrar, a position she assumed following the abrogation of Fiji’s 1997 Constitution and declaration of a new legal order by then President Ratu Josefa Iloilo in April this year.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
From the Illegal President to the Illegal CJ and All in Between - Their Words Continue to Shock-the System!
Judiciary to implement fair recruitment system
Yes, nepotism and croynism as it is practised by this military regime is NOT A GOOD THING because they have blatantly paraded this very concept infront of us, for example, Meli Bainimarama brother of Voreqe Bainimarama now over 55, but still employed in his capacity as CEO of the Ministry of Fisheries and Foresty. However, they should not penalise others who have been trained and have the REAL merit and experience to hold such positions as indicated in the first story about judiciary appointments only because they have blood or marriage relations with another person in the same department.
In Fiji, Fijians are all related somehow or another. So, I think this utopian of creating "A fair recruitment system which generates racial balance that would reflect the true ethnic composition of Fiji" will only be of benefit for non-Fijians like the Sri Lankans who have flooded our courts.
This new form is a blatant abuse of ones individual rights to equal opportunity based on their education, knowledge, expertise and REAL HARDWORK, unlike the shoe-ins that have now over-populated our government offices as a result of the NEPOTISM AND CROYNISM practiced by Voreqe and his military regime.
But the most dumbfounded piece of advice of all was this utterance by the Illegal CJ - (quote) The Chief Justice also revealed that there will be a review of the Guideline Principles and Code of Conduct for Judges, Magistrates and Lawyers by the Judiciary next year and necessary changes will be made to hold people accountable and true to their oaths (unquote). Can we start with you Mr. Illegal CJ, please?
Now on to the next item. Can the Illegal SG clearly demonstrate what "substantial development and reforms" have been enabled by the introduction of the 49 laws, especially in the field of "freedom of information"? Because from where we are standing the P.E.R is still in place, media censors are still in the media outlets censoring what's broadcasted and printed and the Illegal PM has been quoted to tell the people of Fiji to not believe all that they read, especially in the blogs. Which does show that they only want to continue to brainwash the people of Fiji with their hunky-dory developments all the while buying militarymen's loyalty with blood money.
And last but not least, continuing with the nonsense of how this military regime keeps thinking that their coup is a good coup with all the lies right from the onset before Dec. 5 2006, the Illegal President continues with this talk of solving disputes through mediation CONVENIENTLY FORGETTING that the unnecessary dispute they have befallen on the people of Fiji have been numerous times by numerous legitimate entities tried to be solved through mediation. But because the military regime officials are so thick, disrespectful and morally irresponsible people they tend to forget that they are NOT PRACTICING WHAT THEY PREACH. Therefore, like the wind, their words appear and disappear into thin air without even a glimpse of approval from the peace loving people of Fiji and the world.
Thus, their mission, as altruistic as they think it might be will only result in more heartaches and struggles for our children and unborn children. Because they will have to carry the burden of paying the debts socially, morally, psychologically and financially that this military regime has KNOWINGLY BESTOWED on them. For that our prayers and thoughts are with our children and unborn children. So, what can we do now to assist them?
Employment Law to benefit all : (Illegal) President
Friday, November 27, 2009
Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, has denied reports of the scrapping of Government scholarships that prefers a particular race.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
November 27, 2009 05:47:11 PM (Fijilive)
A unit in the Prime Minister’s Office has been given the task of ensuring the public service puts the Government’s budget plans to work.
“We got the long prodding stick to ensure people keep moving,” said Lieutenant Colonel Pio Tikoduadua, the permanent secretary in the PM’s Office, while addressing members of the private sector at the Post 2010 Budget Forum today.
“It is a challenge, but we’re working very hard through certain initiatives and reforms to help shape the attitude of the public service to be able to execute government’s intentions.”
IF YOU GAIN THE TRUST OF THE PEOPLE, THEN YOU WILL NOT NEED UNNECESSARY UNITS AS SUCH TO POLICE THE SERVICES THAT TRAINED CIVIL SERVANTS HAVE BEEN TASKED WITH.
Lt-Col Tikoduadua said chief executives officers of Government ministries and departments, the permanent secretaries, will be meeting on Monday to rehash the 2010 Budget, which has been applauded by many.
WHO'S THE MANY?
“This will be the first time where we will perhaps put in the more intimate details of what will go into their corporate plans and strategic plans that looks forward to 2012.”
FIRST TIME??? SO WHAT HAVE YOU ALL BEEN DOING THE LAST TWO/THREE YEARS OF BUDGET MAKING?
Lt-Col Tikoduadua gave the assurance after the private sector raised concerns on the implementation of the “well thought-out” budget.
“The implementers, the second government, could frustrate this process,” said Nur Bhano Ali, the president of the Suva Chamber of Commerce.
“But, overall, well done, good plans, but let’s get the civil service to rally behind it.”
Lt-Col Tikoduadua agreed that it is critical to set the proper environment so that the “second government” can do its job.
“Through that unit in the PM’s Office, we will ensure that policies are implemented,” he said.
YOU SEE AGAIN VOREQE AND COHORTS, CHANGE JUST DOESN’T HAPPEN AT YOUR WHIM. YOU MUST HAVE THE RESPECT OF THOSE YOU WANT TO CHANGE TO BE ABLE TO MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN. IT’S A SIMPLE SOCIAL ASPECT OF CHANGE. BUT OF COURSE, YOU, REGIME MEMBERS WON’T KNOW THAT BECAUSE YOU ONLY BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF YOUR GUNS TO MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN.
ALL THESE UNITS WITHIN UNITS IS JUST A WASTE OF FINANCIAL RESOURCES AND TIME, AND COULD BE BETTER UTILIZED ON PREPARING FOR ELECTIONS, WHICH IS THE FIRST VEHICLE THAT WILL BRING ABOUT CHANGE BECAUSE IT IS DEMOCRATIC, IT’S INCLUSIVE AND IT’S DECISION MAKING BY THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE.
Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaum urged the business people to work with Government and not make negative comments from the sideline.
“Let’s move away from that attitude of talking about things in your own groups, but let us know - perhaps you may not like the response but please do not give up trying.
“This Government has the will to make changes and make things better.
OH MY, IF YOU WERE ALL LEGITIMATE ENTITIES YOU WOULDN’T BE TOO WORRIED BY PRE-EMPTING THOSE WHO WANT TO COMMENT TO MAKE THEIR COMMENTS. IT’S THEIR RIGHT, BUT OF COURSE FOR THE BULLIES YOU ALL ARE, YOU HAVE TO IMPLEMENT THE P.E.R FOR A PROLONG PERIOD OF TIME BECAUSE IT IS YOUR ONLY BLANKET TO ALLOW YOU TO CONTINUE WITH YOUR DICTATORSHIP.
“I think we have the right attitude, particularly the PM, to see this through. The prime minister has a 01 text number. You dial that and your concerns will appear on his phone,” he said.
RIGHT ATTITUDE MY FOOT! LET’S GO RAGONE! TEXT MAI! TEXT MAI! SHOW VOREQE YOUR CONCERNS FOR HIS BARBARIC, DICTATORSHIP, TYRANNT ACTIONS!!!! AND GET AN ANNONYMOUS NUMBER B4 YOU TEXT, YARR!!!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Good job, says IMF (Fiji Times)Elenoa Baselala
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
PM optimistic of positive dialogue with EC...yeah keep dreaming. You're violating human rights Voreqe and that's a big NO-NO for the EC. They're intelligent people who deal with dialogue all the time. And from their vantage point, compromises are made for the Good of All. But as far as you're concerned, it's still my way or the high way...so you can start to froth up in the mouth for funds for your reforms but nothing will be forth coming until such things as the PER etc is lifted!
Publish date/time: 25/11/2009 [16:33]
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Tu na DUUH!!! There you go Sada Reddy and No-Brain Minister of Steal Fiji’s Money…you fill us with crap figures of how you have done us well for our economy, but our predictions of the LIES you say now has to be CONFIRMED by those who KNOW BEST. Check out the highlighted words in this news report.
In addition, IMF only gave recommendations. So, WHERE'S THE FUNDS YOU TALKED ABOUT VOREQE??? Oilei... keep dreaming and STOP THE LIES!!!!
Fiji growth outlook uncertain, says IMF
November 24, 2009 02:28:52 PM (Fijilive)
As Fiji moves forward with its economic reform agenda, it is faced with an economic growth outlook that remains highly uncertain, a visiting team from the International Monetary Fund has concluded.
“The economy is expected to contract by 2.5 percent in 2009 as the impact of the global crisis has been exacerbated by floods and damaged crops and tourist infrastructure early in the year. GDP growth of two percent is likely in 2010, driven by the rebound in tourism, the devaluation, the global recovery, and rebuilding after the floods. Growth over the medium term should rise to 2.5 percent with fiscal consolidation and progress on structural reforms,” the IMF said in a statement released in Suva today.
“Fiji, however, faces considerable downside risks given its external vulnerabilities. Increased liquidity in the banking system poses risks of inflation, macroeconomic instability, and a loss of competitiveness. The growth outlook remains highly uncertain due to political developments, the fragile nature of the global recovery, volatility of commodity prices, the risk of natural disasters, and the complex structural reform agenda.”
The IMF team, led by Ray Brooks, Division Chief in the Asia and Pacific Department of the IMF, commended Fijian authorities for their efforts to limit the overall deficit in 2009 to the budgeted level of 3.25 percent of Gross Domestic Product, but noted that central government debt, at over 50 per cent, remained high by regional standards.
“In addition, government has contingent liabilities of around 15 percent of GDP. Fiscal consolidation is needed to reduce central government debt to the government’s target of 45 percent of GDP over the medium term. Limiting the 2010 Budget deficit to around two percent of GDP - excluding costs associated with civil service reforms - would begin to reduce the debt-to-GDP ratio.”
The IMF team also gave recommendations on improvements in monetary policy measures as well as the role that the Fiji National Provident Fund, Fiji’s only public superannuation fund, plays in the local economy.
While in Fiji, the IMF team met with Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, Reserve Bank of Fiji Governor Sada Reddy, Acting Finance Minister and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Finance permanent secretary John Prasad and other government officials and members of the private sector and civil society.
Representatives from the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank also took part in the meetings.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Well, well, well, I would always say DREAM ON!
Why? Because ALL THESE GRANDIOSE DREAMS OF VOREQE may seem like an altruistic prospect, but as we ALL know, except for Voreqe and his cohorts of course, that all of this mean NOTHING because it was all possible by the barrel of the gun. All this push for reforms and the ones we're seeing now being pushed...the change of naming identities to i-taukei or Fiji Islander or whatever, and the change of school names that have Indian or Fijian in it, will in some magical way bring about the espousing of democratic values, the rule of law and an independent judiciary to our country. They obviously believe that to start with this naming issue will somehow change the MENTALITY of the people and their PERSONALITIES so in due course, we will be NON-CORRUPT or NON-RACIAL, etc. OMG!!!!! WHO IS LIVING IN LA-LA LAND!??
The question to be asked is - What is more important - the labels given or the imperative fact that these i-taukeis or Fiji Islanders display values like moral responsibility, respect for each other, intergrity, etc. and that schools have the resources needed and a curriculum that is rigorous, significant, relevant and challenging enough that would prepare and encourage our children to be THINKERS, INQUIRERS, CARING, REFLECTIVE, RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS etc as they grow up in an unstable nation full of stupid leaders!?
In addition, what we as citizens have to always keep in focus is the big picture or the bigger issues like the OFFICIALISING OF THE MILITARY'S ROLE IN OUR FUTURE GOVERNMENTS. Voreqe is reported to be telling the EU about this National Dialogue Forum, but did he also tell them that whoever comes in has to adhere to his Charter, which is a document in itself that had violated the democratic rights of the people of Fiji. What about the ruling by decrees? All this OUR WAY OR THE HIGHWAY business as recently bestowed on Aiyaz Khaiyum in the form of "seizure of broadcasting licenses." And the most frightening thing about is, like when the defunct ex- President reappointed Voreqe after his rule was declared illegal by Fiji's Appeals Court, is that they have also decreed that NO ONE CAN OPPOSE THEM IN COURT OR ANYWHERE ELSE IN FIJI!
Now, is that a first start to upholding the rule of law and espousing democractic values? No! no! no! Quite the opposite. So to the UN, IMF, World Bank, etc...get the feel of the grassroots people first before you commit to any LIES from this regime. Because what they are doing is like what those Somali pirates have been doing. Hijacking ships in the high seas for ransom money, which they just spend on weapons and BIG SUVs.
HOLDING OUR BELOVED COUNTRY AND ITS DEMOCRATIC VALUES AND RULE OF LAW AT GUNPOINT IS INHUMANE AND BARBARIC! AND IF YOU GIVE THEM MONEY THAT IS NOT GOING TO BE USED FOR THE PREPARATIONS OF A FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS, THEN YOU'RE PARTAKING IN THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Well, I wonder if Voreqe heard/read the news that the New Zealand government has been ranked as the least corrupt by Transparency International. Now, that's a BIG IN-YOUR-FACE, VOREQE! You see, as you try and paint NZ in a bad way, at least the New Zealand government is doing what elected officials do for their country - the BEST! Unlike you...you go off on taxpayers money to speak to world leaders thinking that your presence there makes you ACCEPTABLE IN THEIR CIRCLE OF LEADERS, you better think again. Because from all the reports done by overseas journalist, this is an example of what they have to say about you:
Reuters Pictures 19 hours ago
Monday, November 16, 2009
Fiji military servicemen who died or suffered serious injuries while serving in Lebanon and Sinai from 1978 to 1997 can now receive workers’ compensation.
This follows a Cabinet decision based on a submission by Filipe Bole, Fiji’s Minister for Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment.
Bole said there has been no compensation paid on all the death and injury cases reported by the Fiji military while serving under the UN interim forces - from 1978 to January 31, 1997 in Lebanon and from 1982 to January 31, 1997 in Sinai.
According to a Cabinet statement, the Fiji Battalion in Lebanon registered a total of 30 deaths and 120 serious injury cases while in Sinai, two soldiers died and 65 seriously injured.
Bole said the affected servicemen or their beneficiaries will now be compensated in 2010 and 2011.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Pio Tikoduadua, an opportunist military officer in Voreqe's military regime is urging the public to join the upcoming National Dialogue Forum on Fiji's future. Good intentions indeed, but what's up with the pre-requisites regarding adhering to Voreqe's Farter Charter? Really!
We must take note of the fact that one of the contents of the Charter is 'officialising the military's role in overseeing the governing of the country.' Who wants a military to be above the government chosen by the people? We, the people have our own power to rid of any government that is not ruling in our favour by our own non-violent, non-threatening means - that is elections. But the military only knows threatening by the barrel of their guns. That is not going to change especially with the limited minded military officials we currently have who lack any moral responsibility towards the well-being of our people.
I mean, one of the pillars of this Farter Charter is to rid Fiji of the coup mentality. And the source of it is THE LIMITED MENTALITY OF MILITARYMEN AND WOMEN WITH GUNS. PERIOD! Thus, if, we get rid of the GUNS, we may truly get rid of the coup culture. Because it has been proven, that a close minded Fijian brain, when it gets inflated with unrealistic notions of power like the one possible by the barrel of the GUN, it makes one believe they have ALL THE ANSWERS TO OUR SOCIETY'S PROBLEMS AND SUCCESS. But unfortunately, that has also been proven to be WRONG! Case in point...Rabuka and Speight. Now Voreqe.
So, that's my challenge to you Pio. Yours and your leader's dictatorship powers will again be proven by this simple point. Nothing complex. Nothing fancy.
GET RID OF THE GUNS. ABSORB MILITARY PERSONNEL INTO THE PUBLIC SERVICE LIKE THE ELECTRICITY DEPT, BUILDING FIJI'S INFRASTURE, SCHOOLS, BORDER PATROL, ETC. THEN WE WILL KNOW FOR SURE THAT YOU HAVE FIJI'S BEST INTERESTS AT HEART.
Otherwise, you're just another bunch of thieves in sheep's clothing prolonging our return to justice, peace and prosperity.
THE ONLY THREAT WE HAVE TO OUR NATION'S FREEDOM, PEACE AND PROSPERITY IS A MILITARY LED BY DELUSIONAL PEOPLE WHO DON'T REALLY KNOW WHERE THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES BEGIN AND END. THEY DON'T KNOW WHETHER THEY ARE ARTHUR OR MARTHA WHEN IT COMES TO RULING BY DEMOCRACY AND SETTING BOUNDARIES FOR THEMSELVES, SO, THEY DON'T INTERFERE WITH ELECTED GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
If Yoani of Cuba, a woman can suffer for her fight for her country's freedom by blogging, how come Fiji bloggers can't?
We can. We must and We will!
Kudos! Yoani from Fiji's freedom bloggers. Hopefully sooner we'll all ditch the annonymous blogging and go for it like Yoani!
I use the term foolish because he can't dialogue with the people of Fiji or our Pacific neighbours, in order to secure the funds he wants for his foolish reforms, but thinks that the EC will listen to him and give him their taxpayers' hard earned cash to fund his reforms. Well, it's just not going to happen any sooner because the EC will definitely get their cues from Australia and New Zealand. How can the EC show respect and credibility to A DICTATOR to give him funds, when this dictator doesn't even show any respect to the ELECTED DEMOCRATIC leaders, who are his neighbours?
And what would the military dictator's contribution to this summit on world hunger be, when the children of Fiji's hardworking families are been driven to extreme poverty since he stole their elected government from them at gunpoint on Dec. 5, 2006? What other issues about Fiji do these leaders want to hear? They have heard it all military dictator. From whom you may ask? From Australia's and New Zealand's elected leaders, among many other elected leaders who like Australia, New Zealand and the law-abiding citizens of Fiji want a return to democratic rule, without military interference.
And this is all Voreqe will be doing, discussing here, discussing there. All the while, all this money that he spends on his useless overseas jaunts can be better spent on EDUCATING OUR CHILDREN SO THEY DON'T END UP TO BE LIKE HIM. HALF-SCHOOLED ON BEING MORALLY RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS. HALF-THINKERS.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
So, the banks' liquid assests are on the increase, which means they are giving away more to customers than ever before. Now this for me just doesn't sound right, especially for a country like Fiji, with our current tumultous situation and the global financial crisis. Are the people of Fiji really able to pay-off loans (which make part of this liquid assests) even though most of them have lost their jobs, children can't go to school for lack of bus fares and fees, etc etc.
What Mr. Reddy fails to mention though, according to my research is that "the SRD, or Statutory Reserve Deposit, was used for monetary policy purposes. For instance, the SRD would be lowered if the Government wanted to put money into the economy and raised to withdraw money from the economy. (Barry Clarke-http://www.abc.net.au/money/vault/programs/prog6.htm)
Ok...if this is the case, then what's the WITHDRAWAL FOR???? HMMMMMMM...MR. REDDY, PLEASE, EXPLAIN.
Reserve bank increases SRD levels
Publish date/time: 07/11/2009 [17:04] (Fijivillage)
The Reserve Bank has increase the Statutory Reserve deposit to all commercial banks from 5% to 7% effective from today.
Reserve Bank Governor Sada Reddy said all banks are required under Section 40 of the Reserve Bank Act to hold a proportion of their deposits and similar liabilities with the Reserve Bank.
He said that there has been a significant build up in system liquidity since April 2009, and the amount of liquidity in the banking system has been on an upward trend, rising significantly in the Septmember quarter by around $170 million to around $350 million from levels of below $30 million in early April.
Reddy said the SRD is expected to supplement recent measures taken by the Ban to ensure that liquidity in the banking system is maintained at an acceptable level while safeguarding Fiji's foreign reserves.
He adds the bank liquidity expected to remain above $200 million and this should not put any upward pressure on interest rates.
IT IS TIME FOR FIJI'S LAW ABIDING LEADERS TO TAKE THEIR STAND NOW AND LEAD THE PRESSURE TO BRING THIS REGIME DOWN NOW RATHER THAN LATER!
If they are talking reforms to electoral processes and procedures, then get on with it NOW!
This waiting game is just becoming a NUISANCE because NOTHING is going RIGHT at any given point of this regime's rule. It has ONLY been a domino effect of one negative affect after another. From our economy, to job prospects, to security, to speech, to morale, our nation's ability to MOVE FORWARD as Voreqe and his goons would have liked it to be, is JUST NOT HAPPENING ANY QUICKER. And there is NO GUARANTEE that it will even happen after 2014!
It is time our law-abiding leaders DO SOMETHING! The outside world and the international community are doing their part, but IT'S THE PEOPLE OF FIJI INSIDE FIJI WHO ARE NOT DOING MUCH! I'm sorry to sound harsh but where are the leaders? Why aren't they saying something? Why aren't they talking to each other or something? REALLY!
As much as Voreqe and his goons are becoming the laughing stock of the world, our other leaders who are meant to be getting vocal and doing what is best for our people are not helping either by their inactivity to be seen or heard.
History depicts that the struggles of other people in the world to attain their freedom CAME ALL AT A COST to themselves! But it seems like here in Fiji, our excuse for the waiting game is probably becoming a sign of weakness too.
Do we really want our FREEDOM OR NOT?
We have heard all the lies to cover up stories one after another. Potatoe, Potato seems to be the catch of the day when it comes to semantics with this regime.
Clean-up instead of coup!
Expelled instead of deported? or the most hideous claim I've heard today from Nemani Vuniwaqa saying Prof. Lal VOLUNTARILY left! Right! as if we'll believe you over Prof. Lal's version.
And when did Aiyaz and his lap-dog Voreqe know that the electoral process has flaws and needed reforms? Was this before 5 Dec. or after, in order, to save their dirty backsides from sitting on that bench in Naboro or something?
Our call to those who still want us and the international community to call them our leaders, YOU NEED TO BE PROACTIVE NOW!
Otherwise don't even think that if your name appears on that ballot paper come 2014 (God forbid we have to wait for that long!!!), that right-thinking Fiji citizens will vote for you!
INSIDE PRESSURE IS NEEDED, IN CONJUNCTION WITH OUTSIDE PRESSURE. AND THAT'S UP TO US, ESPECIALLY FIJI'S ELECTED LEADERS, WHO NEED TO LEAD.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Thursday, November 05, 2009
TRANSPARENCY International Fiji has questioned the motive of overseas governments in placing travel sanctions on members of the judiciary and their families, which is affecting the calibre of judges Fiji was able to attract, which at the end of the day would affect the level of services provided by the judiciary..
These guys who ask stupid questions like this just don't get it, do they???
Here's the answer Aidney, the law abiding people of Fiji have moved on from the coup culture since it first started in 1987 by another military machismo. Although all the illegals appointed by this military regime keep harping on about what happened in 1987 and the international reaction to that time, it is now 2009, and to teach these numbskulls a lesson, sanctions as such have to be implemented.
And if high calibre judges from Fiji or overseas are not touching this military regime by any means, then it is a clear message to the people of Fiji and the world, that the only support this military regime will ever get is from opportunists and coup apologists. Thus this MILITARY REGIME HAS NO CREDIBILITY AT ALL OUTSIDE THEIR CIRCLE OF LOSERS, THIEVES, PARANOIDS, PSCYHOS, PATHOLOGICAL LIARS, NARCISSISTS, HANGER-ONS, ETC, ETC.
So, Aidney, please, come up with constructive solutions and thoughtful questions that will assist in getting rid of this dictatorship military regime, not aiding and abetting it.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Read the bolds AND caps...
Go home: Aust and NZ envoys ordered out
November 03, 2009 07:44:55 PM
A smouldering row between the governments of Fiji and Australia and New Zealand over travel sanctions on Fiji’s judges has tonight spilled over into a full scale diplomatic war, with the Fiji government ordering the heads of missions of its two neighbours back home within 24 hours.
In a no-questions-taken statement before members of the local media in Suva this evening, Fiji’s Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama said he had made the decision following a meeting with new President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau.
Fiji’s High Commissioner to Australia, Kamlesh Arya was also being recalled to Fiji.
The action is a full-scale retaliation for what Bainimarama said was a “consolidated effort to attack Fiji’s independent judiciary”, displayed by proof that Australia had told Sri Lankan judges recruited to serve on the Fijian judiciary that travel sanctions would apply because they had taken the positions.
Bainimarama said although there had been frenzied denials by the Australian government that visas had been refused, “however, we now know that one of the Sri Lankan judges had the foresight to tape the conversation in which she was informed by the Australian official in Colombo that travel sanctions would apply because had taken the position in the Fijian judiciary”.
This also showed that the Australian and New Zealand governments had been dishonest and untruthful over the matter of travel bans for judges, Bainimarama said.
Bainimarama said his meeting with Nailatikau today took place after a meeting with Chief Justice Anthony Gates this morning where Justice Gates told the PM that interference by the Australian and New Zealand governments in our judiciary undermines the judiciary.
“The Chief Justice told me that this policy of these two governments stops him from nominating credible, well qualified individuals to serve on the bench. He also highlighted the fact that such interference is unheard of, in the absence of evidence that members of the judiciary are breaching any laws internationally or in Fiji.”
AHA! SO THE CURRENT CROP OF JUDGES ARE THE LOSERS-UNDER APPRECIATED-NONCREDIBLE-UNDER QUALIFIED LOT FROM THEIR PART OF THE WORLD? GOES TO SHOW THAT WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND.
He said the denial of a New Zealand visa on medical grounds to Family Court judge Justice Anjala Wati for the medical treatment of her baby was further evidence of the attack on the Fijian judiciary.
“I am baffled by the position taken by the Australian and New Zealand governments. On one hand they are our largest trading partners, they are members of the Pacific Islands Forum. Sixty percent of our tourists come from these countries and their numbers are growing on a daily basis. The majority of our people who have migrated have gone to these countries. We have studied, worked and holidayed the most in these countries.”
“They claim to be our friends yet on the other hand, they fail to recognise the efforts we are making in being a good international citizen. They fail to understand that we are creating a country based on equal and common citizenry, a country of modern laws, a country which will have true democracy. We have consistently said that we want to engage with our neighbours and indeed with all international and multilateral partners.”
ONLY IN LA-LA LAND IS THIS KIND OF UTOPIAN SOCIETY POSSIBLE, VOREQE. NOT IN ANY GIVEN COUNTRY IN GOD'S EARTH. THAT IS JUST REALITY. TRUE DEMOCRACY IS NOT ABSOLUTE. THAT IS WHAT YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND. DEMOCRACY AND ITS VALUES THAT WE HAD PRE-VOREQE'S-COUP OR ANY COUP IS ATTAINABLE AS THEY ARE. IT'S EVERY CITIZEN'S MORAL RESPONSIBILITY TO LIVE BY THEM AND NOT THINK THAT THEY CAN TWIST AND TURN THEM TO SUIT THEIR OWN INDIVIDUAL HOLIER-THAN THOU OUTLOOK. THAT'S JUST DEMONIC!
At the same time, he said it was his government’s duty that no foreign government should interfere with Fiji’s judicial independence and integrity.
“We must always protect and be proud of our sovereignty. I wish to declare that my government fully supports the Chief Justice. We will always ensure that his independence and that of his judges remains unassailable.
VOREQE, YOU MEAN, YOUR SOVEREIGNTY. OF COURSE, YOUR MILITARY REGIME WILL SUPPORT THE ILLEGAL CJ BECAUSE YOU'RE IN EACH OTHER'S POCKET. IT WAS APPARENT WHEN YOU DISOBEYED THE COURT RULING THAT DECLARED YOUR ACTIONS ILLEGAL, WHICH CAUSED THE DOMINO EFFECTS STARTING WITH YOUR ILLEGAL APPOINTMENT AS WANNA-BE LEADER, AND THE ABROGATION OF OUR CONSTITUTION. YOUR DAY OF RECKONING BECKONS!!!
“It is for these reasons that I have told the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to issue communications to the Australia and New Zealand governments that their respective heads of missions are to be recalled within 24 hours.”
I have also informed them that our High Commissioner in Australia is to be recalled with immediate effect.”
Sunday, November 1, 2009
The Illegal CJ Gates wants to talk "policy of hostility", so here are some policies by his dictatorship military regime, which are hurting our nation's people everyday.
1. The PER!
2. Taxpayers' hard earned cash used to pay illegal judges, lawyers, ministers, opportunists, etc associated with this regime.
3. The PER!
4. Taxpayers' hard earned cash used to accomodate the lifestyle and jetsetting habits of these illegals and their families, most specifically Voreqe and his wife. As we say in Fiji- "MATANITABOKA"
5. The PER!
6. Illegal appointments of anybody hired by this military regime since December 5, 2006.
7. The PER!
8. Robbing our nation of our democratic rights, opportunities, liberty, freedom by Voreqe and the support extended to him by immoral wanna-be leaders like Illegal CJ Gates.
9. The PER!
10. The PER!
and the list goes on...
WE DON'T APPRECIATE YOUR WANNA-BE INTELLIGENT TALK ON OUR BEHALF ILLEGAL CJ!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Cut the crap already!!!!!!!!
Children can't make it school. Children don't eat much to survive. Parents lose their jobs. Parents can't buy neccesities for their families. Others rob, rape and kill! And all you offer is BULLSHIT WORDS to say you understand their plight, while you line your pockets and your family members with stolen dollars?
So, all this talk of money saved...what is it going to be used for? Preparing for the elections? Processing the Constitution, which you have probably already have some goon working on, like you did your FARTER CHARTER, which magically appeared even before one can finish saying the word COUP!?
So, spell it out Voreqe? Show us the money for real. We don't want to hear just figures because according to this, devaluation and its effects is not a good thing.
Effects of Devaluation (http://www.newyorkfed.org/aboutthefed/fedpoint/fed38.html)
A significant danger is that by increasing the price of imports and stimulating greater demand for domestic products, devaluation can aggravate inflation. If this happens, the government may have to raise interest rates to control inflation, but at the cost of slower economic growth.
Another risk of devaluation is psychological. To the extent that devaluation is viewed as a sign of economic weakness, the creditworthiness of the nation may be jeopardized. Thus, devaluation may dampen investor confidence in the country's economy and hurt the country's ability to secure foreign investment.
Another possible consequence is a round of successive devaluations. For instance, trading partners may become concerned that a devaluation might negatively affect their own export industries. Neighboring countries might devalue their own currencies to offset the effects of their trading partner's devaluation. Such "beggar thy neighbor" policies tend to exacerbate economic difficulties by creating instability in broader financial markets.
IS THIS SOMETHING VOREQE WILL TRY AND SUGGEST TO THE MSG???HMMMMMM...
Friday, October 30, 2009
*take action if they find out information about bus drivers overcharging school children;
*say that it is unacceptable for parents to teach their children to lie about their busfare;
*follow the law and ensure that reasons are not given to Australia and New Zealand to pressure the United Nations to remove Fiji from peacekeeping missions;
*say that the military does not have enough time to achieve its plans and objectives before the 2014 elections;
*not wanting to be a part of returning Fiji in a very bad state where hatred still exists amongst the people, the different ethnicities, and religious groups and
*bad-mouthing his critics, who according to him were delaying progress
makes one want to throw up, really.
All this talk of telling the truth, flying the Fiji flag high, wanting more time to fix the many and numerous problems that weren't there in the first place, and trying to attain a VOREQENTOPIA society, is a marked figure of someone who is so out of his depth when it comes to responsible leadership. He is so ingrained by his hallucinatory vision of a perfect Fiji, that he lacks the real understanding and the essence of what we, as law-abiding citizens in a democracy believe in.
What Voreqe lacks is the humility to see Fiji's problems now and our potential to be a great nation, if he only opens his eyes and consider other peoples' interests. His inability to DIALOGUE with others who also have Fiji's interests at heart because he believes he is the only one who has Fiji's interests at heart is killing our nation.
As he allude to the need for more time before 2014 for the military to get their inconvenient mission done, my question to Voreqe is this:
*Will he guarantee us that him and the military will never, ever interfere in our civil government ever again after 2014?
Thus, it is imperative for those of us who believe in democracy to make sure that this new Constitution (illegal as it maybe), be based on the real needs of our country for now and the future. There are many functional and successful Constitutions abound that we can base ours on. But again, a Constitution is only WORDS. The real test will come from us as citizens who will have the moral responsibility to live by it.
I will close with a not-so-heart-warming thought, but something for Voreqe to ponder.
Voreqe, you and your cohorts are currently placing a massive future debt on our children and unborn children because of your outrageous, conniving and thoughtless actions. Think about that!
Monday, October 19, 2009
Firstly this one from the Fiji Times: Out you go, PM tells Dakuidreketi
Secondly this one from Fijilive: AG blasts NZ refusal of medical visa for judge
When one reads these news pieces, I guess you could either just laugh at the stupidity of it, as in the self-appointed leader's outburst or just say "Memu Sici" to the illegal AG and his crony judge.
Well people what do you get when you usurp power from the people by using your guns and then trying to tell them that they are indispensable, Voreqe? If you say that Keni is indispensable and that there are 500 other people who can do his job better, what does that say about you huh? Let me spell it out here:
500 OTHER ELECTED PEOPLE CAN DO A MUCH, MUCH BETTER JOB THAN YOU LEADING OUR NATION BECAUSE UNLIKE YOU, THESE ELECTED PEOPLE WILL HAVE THE MANDATE OF THE PEOPLE OF FIJI! DUH!
As for the crony judges in the illegal AGs illegal judiciary, really, illegal AG, you may need another pair of spectacles to be able to SEE clearly what other democractic nations are doing to you and your illegal judiciary. You may see your illegal judiciary to be legal but it doesn't mean that other nations will agree with you or even have to accept it.
Again, read my lips illegal AG...NZ's refusal to offer a visa to your illegally appointed judge is a lesson to your illegally appointed judges to teach them that supporting an illegal government will not favour them in the long run. They may be getting paid BLOOD MONEY to put food on their tables or afford them luxuries of life, it may not matter when it comes to important issues like your child's health. But then again, the blame as in the responsibility to accept the consequences of your action is yours alone. Not the NZ's government. DUH again!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
'Obama stressed in his speech the importance of how a government must try to solve its own problem – rather than being pressured from the outside.
Bainimarama says that exactly what they are doing at the moment and Fiji will not fall to any outside pressure.
He says Fiji will only go to elections in 2014 – after all planned reforms have been accomplished.'
This is the context Bainimarama used this speech in...
History is replete with the struggles of people the world over for self determination, to be free from subjugation and foreign domination. Our own experience should have provided some indication if one is needed, how difficult it has been for us to achieve true, genuine and sustainable democracy.
Many of the nations represented in this Hall today have experienced the traumas of nation building. It would not be out of place to reflect on what President Obama said during his address to the General Assembly on Wednesday, 23rd of September of 2009, and I quote:
Democracy cannot be imposed on any nation from the outside. Each society must search for its own path, and no path is perfect. Each country will pursue a path rooted in the culture of its people and its past traditions….’
We thoroughly endorse such sentiments.
Having read through President Obama's entire speech, I am left apalled (again!) by the selective process by which Voreqe and his speech writers have again taken President Obama's speech out of context and twisted it to suit their own agenda. If they have been listening to the previous parts of President Obama's speech, they would have deduced that President Obama has a thing for "shared responsibility". It is a phrase he explained in his book 'The Audacity of Hope' as well. But would Voreqe know that? I doubt it.
President Obama also talked a lot about how we as world citizens should solve problems together. He quoted Franklin Roosevelt, who died before he could see his vision for the UN become a reality, quoting: "The structure of world peace cannot be the work of one man, or one party, or one nation…. It cannot be a peace of large nations -- or of small nations. It must be a peace which rests on the cooperative effort of the whole world."
He went on to say how some world leaders have used the UN forum to "sow discord instead of forging common ground; a venue for playing politics and exploiting grievances rather than solving problems. After all, it is easy to walk up to this podium and point figures -- point fingers and stoke divisions. Nothing is easier than blaming others for our troubles, and absolving ourselves of responsibility for our choices and our actions. Anybody can do that. Responsibility and leadership in the 21st century demand more."
You see Bainimarama, although you may think you have the right to steal our government because you have the guns or the so-called right reforms, you most definitely don't have any iota of responsible leadership to carry your self-righteous mission through because YOU DON'T HAVE THE MANDATE OF THE PEOPLE OF FIJI! And what you did at the UN assembly was exactly what President Obama mentioned. You used your 15mins of fame to COMPLAIN, WHINGE, EXPLOIT ETC WITHOUT COMING IN WITH ANY REAL SOLUTIONs TO THE PROBLEM YOU CREATED! And if you Bainimarama have listened or read the President's speech, you would understand that yes, the President said,
"No one nation can or should try to dominate another nation" but he also said "No world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will succeed."
You see, there it is Bainimarama, just as much as we want peace and prosperity, "future America also wants a future of peace and prosperity." But they know (just as we law abiding Fijians know) we can only reach it if we recognize that all nations have rights, but all nations have responsibilities as well.
"The responsibilty that the people of the world want this future for their children. And that is why we must champion those principles which ensure that governments reflect the will of the people. Democracy and human rights are essential to achieving each of the goals because governments of the people and by the people are more likely to act in the broader interests of their own people, rather than narrow interests of those in power. True leadership will not be measured by the ability to muzzle dissent, or to intimidate and harass political opponents at home or just as no nation should be forced to accept the tyranny of another nation, no individual should be forced to accept the tyranny of their own people."
So, yes, Voreqe, President Obama said those words you quoted but unfortunately you didn't see it in the whole picture of what President Obama was mentioning. What he meant was this, an elected government has been leading its people and the people are doing their bit for their own peace and prosperity. Then an outside nation or persons come in and try an impose their form of democracy (which is a dictatorship really) on this people, this is not acceptable. But the truth of the matter is for you, you were the tyrannt within who USED HIS GUNS TO IMPOSE YOUR OWN FORM OF DEMOCRACY on Fiji and its people. Therefore, President Obama was directing that part of his speech AT YOU AND YOUR CRONIES TOO.
That is why he said, and this is the challenge for us citizens of Fiji..
And I pledge that America will always stand with those who stand up for their dignity and their rights -- for the student who seeks to learn; the voter who demands to be heard; the innocent who longs to be free; the oppressed who yearns to be equal. There are basic principles that are universal; there are certain truths which are self-evident -- and the United States of America will never waver in our efforts to stand up for the right of people everywhere to determine their own destiny.
STAND-UP FOR OUR RIGHTS! We have been sitting too long peoples and letting Voreqe misuse and abuse us.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
So, where does leave you Voreqe? According to today's Fijilive news, the RBF with Sada Reddy at the helm, reported that, 'Fiji’s tourism industry performed well below last year’s levels in the first half of 2009 while spending is being restrained by weak employment conditions.'
Aha! so where's all the our-economy-is-being-revived-by-us-doing-this-that-and-the-other talk? You will be struggling until the cows come home, if you don't just humble yourself, admit that your MEANS, which is your guns, to obtain your mightier-than-thou mission of being Fiji's reformist, is going no where in a hurry! 2014 is quite a long, long way to wait for financial assistance from abroad to come. You see as much as we as a nation want our own autonomy and all, we still need the assistance of those that have more resources than us to keep us going. Because really, we probably could have been at a better place and make all these arguements reality, if the Fiji military and coup-minded people like Voreqe and Rabuka have not being so macho about their blown-out egos.
Therefore, as much as Voreqe wants to be seen and heard as bringing about the reforms that is needed in Fiji, it would serve him well, to cut the bull crap, admit he was wrong and get us to free and fair elections by 2010. By the way, can he even guarantee us a free and fair election himself? hmmmmmmmmm....
Voreqe our message is clear....it's a long way for you to being a respectful leader amongst other world leaders or even Fijian leaders, fellow countrymen (if one can even loosely use that term for you)...one has to EARN it, you don't just receive it because you have the guns. Oh right, I'm wrong there, you do receive it but only from brown-nosers who can't earn it themselves because they are losers and cowards like you.
You cannot assume that the EU, IMF/World Bank or other international bodies are softening their stance towards your dictatorship. Even to assume that President Obama's message to the people of Fiji on Fiji Day is a sign that he is softening his approach. No you're totally wrong! That is the problem with you, you don't listen to what these people/bodies are saying. You only hear them speak to the people of Fiji and you assume that they are supporting your dictatorship. No, no, no. They want to ENGAGE IN A DIALOGUE! Not a monologue with a dictator. They want to engage in a dialogue with the people of Fiji. The one you used your guns on to force them to listen to you. Their engagement is for the good of the people, so they are not seen to be totally ignorant to the plight of their fellow human beings, who have to be subjected to a barbaric dictatorship as you and your military regime has thrust upon us.
So, really do OPEN YOUR EARS AND LISTEN ONCE AND FOR ALL! Don't be a SELECTIVE LISTENER!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Another Fiji Day has come and gone. While we celebrate the birth of independence for our country in our various corners of the world, my focus was on one matter. The fact that Voreqe Bainimarama has vowed that his December 5th 2006 coup, is a coup to end all coups.
We would love for that to be reality. Who wouldn't? But as in all REAL cases, the adages of 'Practice what you Preach', 'We will know them by their Fruits' is something I cannot ignore in the case of Voreqe Bainimarama.
I am no saint, but at least the consequences of my actions only affects me and those I interact with, NOT A WHOLE NATION'S PRESENT AND FUTURE as in the case of Voreqe Bainimarama. We are now three Fiji Days past the time Voreqe forcefully used his guns to take away the very essence of why we celebrate Fiji day. The day we gained our independence from Colonial powers so we can exercise and proactively utilise our God-given gifts of intelligence, values and ideals for the common good of our nation. Recently the life and contributions of the late Rt. Mara was celebrated. For some he is an example of the good that can come to our country when good men do something. For others, it seems like he didn't probably do enough when he was nearing the end of his hardearned career as a politician and Fijian leader. But at least we may all agree that his legacy is far more positive and uplifting than the current self-appointed military leader who is ruining our country at the moment.
The Fiji Times reported this morning that the PMs of PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are currently meeting with Voreqe to reaffirm their support for him. Of course, as Pacific islanders they will do that. It's one of the identities of our whole existence as Pacific Islanders. Our concept of looking out for the extended families even if it means sharing the meagre resources we have. But the difference is as I have indicated before is, if Voreqe's grandiose ideas of reforms only affected him and his family, then by all means go ahead and do it. BUT unfortunately for us who love Fiji as it was pre-coup days, this is not the case.
I would hope that these Pacific leaders would follow President Obama's lead and support his messgae as stated here, “We enjoy a friendship founded on the mutual commitments of our societies to peace, freedom, the rule of law, and democratic ideals,” he said.
“It is through our shared commitment to these ideals that the friendship between our countries has developed so strongly over the years.”
But by cowardly using his guns to forcefully take away our peace, our rights, our freedom and our liberty, he has made promises to try and sway our minds to accept his mission. Some, like these Pacific leaders have fallen into that trap not realising that by extending their hands in brotherly fashion to support Voreqe, they're blindly looking the other way and not supporting the PEOPLE OF FIJI to whom all of this matters.
I hope that when these leaders meet Voreqe, they will request from him a GUARANTEE THAT HIS COUP IS THE COUP TO END ALL COUPS. Because where I am sitting, I don't see any light or truth in those words. It will be four more Fiji Days to come until we know for sure if what Voreqe said is going to happen. I like to think I am an optimist but still with a track record like Voreqe's, I will remain pessimistic about his so-called altruistic reasons to be our country's saviour.
Monday, October 5, 2009
So, the bottom line is, if overseas deployment is the BE ALL AND END ALL of why you want to join the Fiji military, then DENYING YOU MILITARY OFFICERS THE RIGHT to participate in UN deployments is a good lesson for you guys to learn that BULLYING PEOPLE WITH YOUR GUNS is not a good thing, really. If you want to gain power, you have to earn it. And the only way to do that is to have democratic elections. Yes, democracy has its own inadequacies but it is still the wisest and best gain for everyone to have a win-win situation. As humans there will always be people who take advantage of the situation and in some cases that will lead to corruption, nepotism, etc but there are civil, democratic ways that have been set-up to deal with these issues. And COUP is NOT ONE OF THEM.
So, go UN! Keep up the DENIAL of Fiji soldiers to join new peacekeeping missions. How stupid of them to try and think they can go and keep peace for others, when at home they're the ones trashing everyone else's determination and strive to have peace.
You can't have EVERYTHING YOUR OWN WAY. Now, that Voreqe is learning that HE IS DEFINITELY NOT AN ISLAND TO HIMSELF, the begging is just so sweet to see! Oh my!
Sweet revenge, as the saying goes. And for those of us who wait...again...
GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT!
Friday, October 2, 2009
Really, as soon as another one of these military officers who are currently tasked to deal with issues of the civil-kind open their mouths, their lack of understanding and respect for civil liberties become apparent. Just because they struggled from a young age and made it overseas for military/naval training doesn't GIVE THEM THE KNOWLEDGE to be able to deal properly with issues pertaining to civil society. Especially the military kind we have in Fiji, who believe only in themselves and the guns they possess to harm people. The US, UK, Australia, NZ etc. are bigger countries with bigger military might. But their military/naval officers are REAL HUMBLE, PROFESSIONALS FULL OF INTERGRITY AND RESPECT for the
ELECTED ORDINARY CITIZENS who lead them. Not like the coward military/navy in Fiji.
http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=91571 (Pio Tikoduadua: An unlikely truck driver
Sunday, June 08, 200).
Here the boy Pio Tikoduadua who had a very DIFFICULT childhood, who struggled through life but because of his hardwork did well in the military, but now since he is a PS in the PM's office, he thinks...jeez, ain't i one of the IT. I had made it in life because I have worked hard. So, now I can tell the people of Fiji whatever I like.
Really...spare us the rhetoric! Maybe you should stick to your dreams of being a truck driver! (No offense to truck drivers)
Concentrate on local issues, FHRC told
October 03, 2009 11:40:14 AM (Fijilive)
We should stop imposing international rights in Fiji and concentrate on the issues locally says permanent secretary to the Prime Minister’s Office, Lieutenant Colonel Pio Tikoduadua.
Speaking at the 10th anniversary of the Fiji Human Rights Commission (FHRC) yesterday, Tikoduadua said the FHRC should focus more on promoting human values and dignity.
“Even in this government we value human rights,” he said.
REALLY PIO. IS KILLING INNOCENT CITIZENS, TORTURING THEM, DETAINING THEM FOR THE ONLY REASON THAT THEY ARE EXPOSING THE LIES OF YOUR MILITARY REGIME, ETC 'VALUING HUMAN RIGHTS'?
“We want change and we want change to happen.”
He said it is time the FHRC reassessed its work and asked itself which rights are relevant in Fiji. WHICH RIGHTS ARE RELEVANT TO FIJI!!!!??? MY GOODNESS!! PIO, A RIGHT IS A RIGHT. WE DON'T GET TO CHOOSE THE RELEVANT ONES. IT'S THE RESPONSIBILITY THAT ACCOMPANIES IT THAT IS IMPORTANT. YOU GUYS ABUSED YOUR RIGHT TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE, THUS, YOU'RE A BUNCH OF IRRESPONSIBLE MILITARY OFFICERS.
FHRC principal legal officer Wilfred Golman told the celebration that the number of complaints addressed to the commission had grown steadily since 1999.
“Although there are several areas in which much needs to be done- modesty deters me from going into details of the many activities the commission has done and achieved results,” added Golman.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
As reported by Fijilive (Oct. 2 2009) Fiji's Election Office has currently completed the planning phase of Electronic Voter Registration (EVR) for both national and local government elections or the establishment of voter rolls with photographs.
“One, the compilation of an accurate and reliable voter roll that bring confidence to the voters; two, the planning and administering of the new electoral system, (for) which the Peoples Charter for Change, Peace and Progress is recommending the Proportional Representative List system; and finally the establishment of a new Code of Conduct and Ethics for political candidates.”
This military regime is so hell-bent on taking our country to the abyss, that they have no real concept nor understanding of how undertakings such as this EVR business and the licensing of gambling institutions take years to implement before its proper adoption.
No, not for Fiji's power mongers. Since they didn't have to SWEAT to gain power, they would CARE LESS of the long term repercussions of their ill-conceived, shallow ideas, which they believe is going to SOLVE FIJI'S PROBLEMS NOW AND IN THE FUTURE. Then there's that snakey "new" Code of Conduct and Ethics for political candidates. What "new" codes and ethics these maybe remains to be seen. But we already know what that is. It will be a direct attack on the rights of SOME citizens, as seen through Voreqe and his cohorts' square eyes, to stand for elections. They will purposely select jargon and phrases to DENY LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS THE RIGHT TO STAND FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVE IN AND LETTING THE PEOPLE CHOOSE.
Really, Voreqe for the sake of MINE and other LAW-ABIDING peoples' children, give up your GUNS, come to the discussion table and hear us out. If what you're doing is good for your children and grandchildren then go ahead and go set-up your own kingdom and country in your land, LEAVE OUR CHILDREN AND THEIR FUTURE ALONE!
EVRs in other countries take years and small steps for it to be implemented and functioning properly. As for gambling, well that is a totally different cattle of fish altogether. With your friend from Thailand in the picture, who knows, we'll be hosting LITTLE PAT-PONG customers in the future. And God forbid that happens to our beloved Fiji!
And just for some interesting reading on the Failure of EVR in a country similar to ours (in this case Uganda).
Failed Electronic Voter Registration in Uganda
Evaluation: Failure or Success?
This has been a total failure. Things went wrong at an early stage with the hardware, with criticism that the tenders for procurement of the digital cameras were not transparent, leading to problems with the equipment delivered, and with reports that a number of the cameras were stolen from what should have been a safe government store. Although citizen photographing did proceed, it took place within a very short time and many people were not captured by the system. There were complaints from opposition parties that security agency staff had intervened in the workings of the computer system. Suspicions were raised of manipulation of voter registrations in opposition strongholds. Opposition parties felt that names might be removed from the electoral roll in one place, in order to disenfranchise those who might vote for the opposition, and put back on in other districts, allowing soldiers to vote many times for the ruling candidates in the names of the disenfranchised citizens.
When sample voter registers were produced by the system, they were found to be erroneous, with some photographs not corresponding with names of voters. Coupled with opposition suspicions, this led the entire exercise to be suspended. Old voter registers were used to conduct presidential, parliamentary and civic elections in the country in 2001. There have been suggestions that the system may be used for the 2006 elections. However, the work of the electoral commissioners has now been wound up and - nearly two years on - no action has been taken to revive the system. Even if still available, some of the equipment is likely to be obsolete by 2006. At present, it is just going to waste.
Enablers/Critical Success Factors
The success of the electoral process in 2001 can be put down to three factors: the existence of the old voter registers; the political patience of the population, and the strong participation of the armed forces in keeping a lid on political dissent.
Constraints/Critical Failure Factors
This voter registration system failed largely because it was a technical instrument introduced into a highly politicised situation; a situation in which there was a perceived lack of political will from government to implement the system as intended; a lack of political awareness on the part of many Ugandan citizens; and a lack of capacity on the part of the Interim Electoral Commission to create conditions in which the system would not only be used impartially, but be seen to be used impartially.
1. Find political will . The success or failure of e-government projects - especially those involving citizens and the democratic process - is significantly determined by the political context. Unless there is a political will to see the e-government project succeed, then it is likely to fail.
2. Move incrementally . 'Big bang' approaches - that suddenly introduce new technologies and processes - are quite likely to fail. Instead, e-government projects should be implemented in a systematic but gradual manner.
3. WE NEED THE FREEDOM TO VOICE OUR CONCERNS, VOREQE BUT YOU'RE NOT LETTING US! Involve civil society . In projects that touch the broader issues of governance, the participation of civil society organisations should be encouraged from the inception. They can have longer-term objectives for improvement of the governance process that can usefully balance objectives in government that may be merely for short-term survival.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The who-hah about that audacious UN GA speech, laced with lies, innuedos and outrageous claims, delievered by military regime leader Voreqe Bainimarama last week seems to have died down, but it certainly won't be forgotten.
A lot of bloggers, writers and law-abiding citizens have speculated on who exactly Voreqe was referring to when he was talking about the "old elite." Mike of Luvei Viti attempted to remind us of who exactly in our last 29 years since independence have been in power, from those who are chiefs by birthright e.g. Rt. Mara, to those who came to power by way of a coup like Mr. Rabuka, to our last deposed elected Prime Minister, Mr. Qarase. According to Mike, some have amassed personal wealth, where others haven't.
Now, if this is the "old elite" Voreqe is referring to, and it's something he will have to proof as well, or in the case of those who may fall into this category have to disproof, does that mean Fiji now has a "new elite." Who are they?
Well, if we go by reports and facts of how Voreqe and his supporters have amassed personal wealth since Decemebr 5, 2006, would it be safe to assume that Voreqe and his cohorts are now the "new elite"?
The communist party of China, rose to power because they told the people of China 60 years ago that they will get rid of the corruption culture that ran rife in China. Now 60 years on, these same Communist party officials have been executed, jailed or on trial for the same corruption practices they promised to get rid of.
Now, with Voreqe wasting precious tax-payers' money attending meetings like the IMF in Istanbul, when Fiji doesn't even have ANY money power to be discussing money issues in this kinds of forum, it's no brainer to deduce that although Voreqe may believe he has GUN power to rule, he definitely doesn't have the brains to manage, let alone have the MORAL RESPONSIBILITY to do what is BEST and WISEST for the people of Fiji. So, instead of wasting thousands of dollars attending meetings that he will most deifinitely not have any iota of positive or constructive contribution to, but maybe just to sit and yawn through all the jargon that is going to fly over his head, these thousands of dollars could have been better spent on EDUCATION, HEALTH, SOCIAL WELFARE, OLD PEOPLE'S HOME, ORPHANS, ETC.
2014 is a long way away for a military ruler to be allowed to squander our minimum financial resources for his own globe-trotting/personal wealth gains.
Our Independence Day remembrance will be upon us soon. Some constructive, pragmatic steps need to be taken by us citizens to ensure that the demands of the UN, the Commonwealth, the PIF and US are vigorously pursued for an EARLIER ELECTION.
It is OUR RESPONSIBILTY to make this happen soon. We know Voreqe is a coward, a psycho and a liar who will do whatever he will to stay in power. And that is USE HIS GUNS!!! But we have a collective desire, hope and faith to stand-up to tyrannts. And STAND-UP we must! Because the first shot that is fired by any of his foot-soldiers will be the ticket for Voreqe to the Hague. Roman Polanski, a Hollywood Director just got arrested in Switzerland for a warrant issued in the 1978 for pleading guilty to unlawful sex in the US and then fleeing to France! So, who's to say this would not happen to Voreqe? Maybe he will use his stolen $188K to buy him and his family a one-way ticket to India or China!