The shield from the coat of arms has the image of a lion holding a cocoa pod across the top, sugarcane, a coconut palm and bunch of bananas are represented in three of the shield’s sections. The fourth contains the reproduction of a dove of peace, the main feature of the Cakobau Government’s flag before cession. The proposed party is using the shield displayed on the Fijian flag.
When questioned by Fijivillage, Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said claims that the proposed Fiji First Party is using the Fiji Coat of Arms are misleading. Sayed-Khaiyum said people who are making the claims may be just seeking publicity. The United Front for a Democratic Fiji which is made up of SODELPA, NFP, Fiji Labour Party and the Fiji Islands Council of Trade Unions said it will not change its stand that the Prime Minister’s proposed Fiji First Party is using the Fiji Coat of Arms. When questioned by Fijivillage, UFDF spokesperson Mick Beddoes admitted that only parts of the Coat of Arms have been used by the proposed Fiji First. But he said the proposed political party’s intentions are clear. Source: Fijiivillage News; Fijileaks Editor: Oddly, Fijivillage had not reported UFDF's original statement regarding the Coat of Arms but ran to Khaiyum for comments; neither did it use the photo (see above) which proves to the contrary.