A MEDAL for SERVICE to FIJI and HUMANITY: He should be ORDERED out of Attorney-General's Office instead of being awarded Companion of Order of Fiji. He is the most UNDESERVING recipient of the Fiji Medal
CART BEFORE HORSE: We were hoping SODELPA'S Management Board would first AMEND its Party Constitution then re-advertise the position of Parliamentary Leader. Rabuka should have resigned after 2018 poll loss
*We strongly argue that to have allowed Sitiveni Rabuka to contest the Parliamentary Leader's position is in breach of the Party's Constitution on the basis of which the previous holder, Ro Teimumu Kepa, was required to step down in view of the Party’s loss in the 2014 elections
SANJAY Kaba gave $10,000 to the FFParty on 13 April 2017. He donated under the name of Sanjay Lal, Kaba’s middle name. He is accused of deciding who gets all Government related building projects. Similarly, Kaba and Khaiyum felt Brigadier General (ret’d) Ioane Naivalurua (below) was NOT worthy to represent the FFP in Parliament. His application in 2018 was basically treated as 'pigeon poop' and binned.
HEMANT Mehsuria donated $17,500 with his wife under Hemant and Veena Kumar to FFP in 2014 and 2017. We were able to identify him through his wife. Otherwise, he would have slipped through the net. He was the architect for Namaka Market. Mehsuria was allegedly FFP's Nadi based fundraiser
Hemant Kumar Mehsuria was architect of other State funded buildings
"Frankly, to me the building looks more like a cross between an aviary and an aircraft hangar. Did the designers take into account the fact that a produce market would naturally attract birds because of all the food and waste lying around? How could the Nadi Town Council have approved the design and building plan. Did it consult experts on the designing of municipal markets? Apparently not. Construction industry sources say there are other design problems with the building. It uses far too much steel than is necessary. This would have naturally raised the cost of the building and added to the professional fees paid for the project." FLP Leader Mahendra Pal Chaudhry
"Several options are now being considered to stop the nesting of birds especially pigeons who have created a poop nuisance at the $5 million Namaka Market Complex in Nadi which was opened in February this year. Local Government Minister, Premila Kumar says it was built on an open concept so it allows birds to freely move around at the top and also nest. Kumar says they have tried to remedy the problem by providing steel netting and also consulting a company that provides sound-emitting devices that act as bird deterrents. She says both options are not working and she has seen it herself. Kumar says they were already dealing with the issue even before it was highlighted by Fiji Labour Party Leader Mahendra Chaudhry." FijiVillage News, 22 November 2020
SITIVENI RABUKA'S CV For SODELPA LEADERSHIP after having purged Indo-Fijians from Civil Service so i-Taukei-Fijians could take over jobs. JOHN SAMY: 'I was imprisoned, released, and KICKED OUT of my JOB'
The UN Convention on Genocide in December 1948 came into effect in January 1951. Article Two of the convention defines genocide as "any of the following acts committed with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such": (a) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; (b) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part etc, etc, etc
DIWALI FIRECRACKERS on a Sunday
We will be reviewing John Samy's book one of these days
Fijileaks: Two days before Rabuka seized power, he was interviewed for the post of Commissioner of Police, then held by an Indo- Fijian (P.U. Raman). 'I had had a gutful. I wanted to leave the Army because I knew deep inside me that I could not support a [Bavadra] Coalition Government', Rabuka admitted. After the coup, he imprisoned Raman and gave the job to an ethnic Fijian. For a counter to his No Other Way, see VICTOR LAL, Fiji: Coups in Paradise - Race, Politics and Military Intervention. Lal reveals in detail how this racist snake crawled out of the army barracks to turn Fiji into a Satanic Paradise with his 1987 Coups, with Immunity sulu wrapped over him
See below, description of John Samy's The Fiji Peoples Charter:
STEP DOWN: Since AIYAZ Khaiyum is facing one of the most gravest of allegations that he mastermined the 1987 Bombings, whether true or not, he can be BLACKmailed from all forces, endangering National Security
The MALANI FAMILY and their hysterical supporters can continue with their relentless FACEBOOK war. Many of the postings contain ludicrous allegations about who else was allegedly involved with him. In calling for Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum to step down, our Founding Editor-in-Chief is using the same 'rule book' when, in 2008, he had called on MAHENDRA CHAUDHRY to step down so Police could conduct a free and fair investigation into his tax matters. Although he was Interim Minister of Finance and line manager of FRCA, just like Khaiyum is to Police and DPP, Mahendra Chaudhry REFUSED to step down. Our Founding Editor-in-Chief had a year earlier, in August 2007, provided all the documentary evidence from Chaudhry's own 148 page Tax File that had been leaked to him, to Frank Bainimarama, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, and FICAC. Instead, Chaudhry, Khaiyum, and Bainimarama went on the offensive, attacking our Founding Editor-in-Chief. A year later, our Founding Editor-in-Chief went PUBLIC resulting in the abduction and deportation of Fiji Sun publisher RUSSELL HUNTER out of Fiji. We cannot allow history to repeat itself. No One Is Above The LAW. POWER BROKEN: In the end, Chaudhry was convicted over his tax matters. But the Interim Government had tried to fob off every effort to force Chaudhry to step down.
WE REPEAT: STEP DOWN, AIYAZ SAYED KHAIYUM. Your staying as Attorney-General, Minister for Justice, Minister for Economy (and one hundred other portfolios) is also exposing Fiji to internal and external threats from foreign governments, criminal syndicates, drug runners, large corporations for Government favours and contracts, and tarnishing the 2006 Miliatry Coup Campaign: To Clean Up Fiji
The former Finance Minister, and Fiji’s ambassador to China, Sir Jim Ah Koy, had called upon Chaudhry to stand aside or resign to allow for investigation into the tax evasion claims. And Sir James had added: “There are many people around who can do the Finance Minister’s job. He should stand aside or resign. That is what one would expect from a Cabinet minister in a Westminster model of government...I joined the interim Government because they were going to clean up all the corruption. But, it’s getting difficult now. It’s time to Speak Up.”
The BOARD members of Fijian statutory enterprises and government businesses donating to FijiFirst are helping it to contest elections, stay in office, and preserves and benefits their own positions and influence
TALE OF TWO FIJIANS IN NEW ZEALAND: One Professor wins NZ's 'highest academic honour in social science research'; another, an Indo-Fijian student told to PISS OFF, 'You not PACIFIC ISLANDER to get Grant'
"This is a conference of the Pacific communities in New Zealand, yet the Pacific Vision literature I have read appears to have an omission. There is no reference that I could see to the Indians (Indo-Fijians) from Fiji. Fiji Indians are full citizens. They are officially designated as Fiji Islanders and one, the Honorable Mahendra Chaudhry, is now Prime Minister. They may have a distinct and different appearance and characteristics and been late arrivals, but ISLANDERS they are - fully fledged Pacific Islanders." The then President Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, July 1999
Lal, who is eighth generation Indo-Fijian, applied for a Pasifika scholarship at the University of Otago only to be told he had to prove he had “indigenous” Pacific Island ancestry because Indo-Fijians did not qualify.
He is not the only one to be rejected on the basis of race – even though he was born in Fiji – but he aims to take the matter up with the Education Minister Chris Hipkins.
Lal told Stuff: “I know I’m Fijian. I’m eighth generation Fijian. I have indigenous [ancestry] along the lines I just cannot draw a family tree and say, ‘this person is an indigenous person’.”
Lal said the policies were unfair as Indo-Fijian people experienced many of the same challenges as other Pacific Island groups.
He said that some universities that did not recognise Indo-Fijians as Pacific people “kind of highlights the subtle racism that’s going on in our Pacific community”.
The Auckland-based student said he struck the same problem when applying for Pasifika leadership opportunities while at secondary school and his cousin had a similar experience when she tried to apply for a place in the Māori and Pacific Admission Scheme (MAPAS) at the University of Auckland.
‘Not enough evidence’
He was told his passport and birth certificate were not enough evidence of him being of Pacific descent and he would need to get a Pacific community leader to vouch for him.
He said that would be difficult having come from Fiji to New Zealand in 2014.
The irony in his circumstance was that he was chosen as youth MP for Minister for Building and Construction, Minister for Customs and Minister for Ethnic Communities Jenny Salesa, who was not responding on the issue.
When asked for a response, a spokesperson from her office said: “Yes, but probably not from the minister. It will be around definitions and criteria.”
Meanwhile, Professor Vijay Naidu from the University of the South Pacific based in Suva – where all Fiji citizens are recognised as Fijian and the indigenous people are recognised as I-Taukei – had a historical perspective on the issue.
“Some years ago, Loraine Pillai who migrated to New Zealand many years ago and retired as a senior high school teacher over there wrote to then Prime Minister Helen Clark about Pasifika identity and Indo-Fijians,” he said.
“Her response was that Indo-Fijians were Pasifika. Apparently, Aotearoa had arrived at this decision when [founding Fiji prime minister] Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara had expressed his disaffection with the absence of Fijians of Indian descent at an official reception hosted for him.
“Back to Loraine’s letter. She wrote her letter because, at a workshop for school administrators in Wellington, she had been told by a woman by the surname of Wendt that Indo-Fijians were not regarded as Pasifika people.”
Education Minister Chris Hipkins has said universities set the criteria for Pasifika scholarships, not the government.
Fijileaks: Long before Ratuva was appointed Director of the Macmillan Brown Studies Centre for Pacific Studies at the University of Canterbury, our Founding Editor-in-Chief had received a very similar reply in the 1990s when he enquired if he could spend part of his sabbatical at the Centre to complete a collaborative research he was engaged in with his Oxford academic colleagues on Indigenous-Immigrant Contestation of Land Ownership in New Zealand, Fiji, Canada and South Africa
and International Land Rights Laws.'
"Oh, sorry, you are not Pacific Islander, ENOUGH, for our Pacific Studies Centre to host you'. And here are the same people always begging for our support to champion their indigenous causes. Bloody hypocrites. We hope that after two decades and a Fijian as its Director, such perverse test of who is a genuine Pacific Islander has been ditched by the Centre
No wonder Indo-Fijians had voted with their feet for FijiFIRST PARTY
"The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it." - The Oxford-educated Indo-Trinidanian novelist and Nobel lietrature laureate, the late
Sir V. S. Naipaul in his novel A Bend In The River.
In the eyes of the Macmillan Brown Studies Centre for Pacific Studies our Founding Editor-in-Chief was nothing but RABUKA'S COOLIE and
'Kai Raiwaqa and RKS Boy' from Fiji. How Fijian can one get in Fiji?
Test: Lynda Tabuya's Siga Tabu 'Diwali Firecracker' Observance Decree
HONOURED AND NEXT - HOUNDED - OUT OF FIJI. Our Founding Editor-in-Chief's family were not only the political backbone of Ratu Mara's Alliance Party but also in the development of the capital city Suva
你好 - Nĭ Hăo, 'HELLO MATEY': RABUKA protested that he didn't know that the Australian who bought his VALAVALA ESTATE was 'Chinese Aussie'. RABUKA has repeatedly LIED that one cannot Trust His Words
SITIVENI RABUKA'S CV FOR SODELPA LEADERSHIP.
“I have never seen that Chinese, the agent that brought him in said he was a livestock breeder in Brisbane, so I thought he was an Australian.”
In July 2018 he revealed that he had sold his 2000 acre plus Valavala Estate. The revelation had come in the wake of an interview with 60 Minutes television programme, which reported that Rabuka was angered by the growing Chinese influence in Fiji. In 1987, he was happy to welcome Chinese farmers and businessmen into Fiji to replace the Indo-Fijians. They were to come from mainland China and Hong Kong. 'The Chinese would be the best substitute. They are hard workers and have no political ambitions,' he said. What about the Indo-Fijians?
'As far as I am concerned Indians (Indo-Fijians) are welcome to stay and make as much money as they like.' Now, when the 'Indians' have made their money and have donated millions to FFP, he has run to FICAC
In 2001, the democracy activist JONE DAKUVULA had claimed that Rabuka's cousin and the then General Manager of NLTB, MAIKA QARIKAU, owned a 2,000 acre property - Yalave Estate in the same area as Rabuka. Dakuvula wrote: "One of the advantages of working for the NLTB is that you have the information first hand and can make choices like this...I wondered how Rabuka was managing in his loan repayments to his Bankers."
The General Manager of the Native Lands Trust Board, Maika Qarikau, owns a 2,000 acre property on Vanua Levu. It is leasehold land. Called the Yalave (Estate), the property also has an "palatial colonial style house on the hill with a magnificent view of Fawn Harbour and Taveuni", as well as equipment worth over $1m.
This includes tractors, trucks, a digger, a bulldozer and other modern farm equipment. The revelations were made today by democracy activist Jone Dakuvula in an article in the Fiji Sun. The source of funds for the land and the equipment is not known. Qarikau has no other substantial source of income than his salary as the GM of the NLTB. This is estimated to be around $100,000 a year.
Dakuvula wrote: "One of the advantages of working for the NLTB is that you have the information first hand and can make choices like this". Former Prime Minister and Qarikau's cousin, Sitiveni Rabuka also has a 2,000 acre freehold property in the same area. The land, called Valavala Estate also houses some of the most modern facilities. Late last year Rabuka has plans to subdivide the land into 10-20 ac plots for sale. Dakuvula wrote: "I wondered how Rabuka was managing in his loan repayments to his Bankers."
During 1999 and 2000, Qarikau had produced a masterplan for tourist development in areas close to his and Rabuka's farm. He wanted the government to guarantee loans for the multi-million dollar tourist development. Government policy is not to guarantee private loans. Qarikau is a prominent support of the terrorist George Speight. He was frequently sighted on the Parliamentary Complex where the terrorists had kept the government hostage. Qarikau's name was also on the list of ministers - as lands minister - in Speight's cabinet. Meanwhile no one in authority has responded to the claim by military commander Col. Viliame Seruvakula that the common thread binding the 7 coup plotters was the huge debts which they had and tax evasion.
Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool— how much worse lying lips to a ruler - Proverbs 17:7
* Where did a third-ranking army officer get the money from to own
2,000 acre freehold property on Vanua Levu - his Valavala Estate?
* Does he and his wife still own shares in Minson Limited? In 1993 it was revealed that Rabuka and his wife owned shares in Minson after the company was awarded a tender to upgrade the Nadi International Airport
* He is yet to explain why the Ganilau family's Qeleni Holdings was paid $F650,000 to buy off from the family the Prime Minister's (Rabuka's) new residence when the Government valuer had estimated its value at $F465,000? We might recall that Qeleni Holdings owed $716,748 to collapsed National Bank of Fiji. Why Qeleni debt was not deducted when the property was sold at an inflated price for Rabuka to reside in as PM?
* In June 1987 Rabuka and his military took the then Fiji Sun journalists to the barracks for questioning after the paper published allegations that Rabuka had bought a house in a Suva suburb favoured by wealthy Indo-Fijians and expatriates, on a 100% mortgage, from a prominent Alliance politician? Was the Fiji Sun story correct?
* Who borrowed over $100,000 on behalf of the Cakaudrove Provincial Council from the NBF and for what, and whether the loan was paid back?
* We may recall that Ratu Epeli Ganilau owed NBF $631,594 and Ratu Inoke Kubuabola owed the bank over $198,000.
In 1995 the two were listed as Directors of the Cakaudrove Provincial Holdings Limited. One gave his occupation as FMF Commander; the other as Cabinet Minister:
FFP's WATERING HOLE: DENARAU WATERS ANANTH REDDY donated $10,000 to FFP in 2014. Four years later when Faiyaz Koya lost election in 2018, Koya became acting CEO for Denarau Waters - Back as MINISTER
ANANTH REDDY is the major shareholder of Avoser, the parent company of Denarau Waters Pte Ltd. Fijileaks: We recommend that if, and when, there is a change of government in the future, an audit has to be carried out of the Merchant Bank and the millions it has loaned to 'investors' in Fiji for several years, including to the FFP donors. Avoser, the property development company, was formed on 10 November 2006