The visit to Viseisei, Vuda, by Voreqe Bainimarama and his campaign crew out to collect signatures for his party has angered some villagers for their complete disregard of village protocol while on a stopover. Some villagers openly criticized the entourage for showing no respect to village protocols especially Bainimarama himself.
Bainimarama was spotted wearing shorts and sandals in the village green on his way to the Chiefly bure of Vunisei. A villager who wished to remain anonymous said that never in the history of their existence has a Government leader show complete disrespect to village protocol walking around the village with shorts, let alone entering the chiefly residence with the kind of dress he was wearing.
"Even tourists that visit our village know what to wear when they come on village tours", she said. She was so furious that she labelled Bainimarama as a "Kaisi" walking around the village with his sandals and shorts. "Luve ni kaisi, luvata nomu i vava ni o taubale e noqu darata", she said with anger. How dare he comes into my village with his circus team disregarding Village protocols.?
His Fiji First campaign bus, taxi and other vehicles all drove into the village green and parked infront of the church.
Bainimarama walked into the Chiefly House and sat during the welcome ceremony with his shorts and he was seen later leaving the bure with the sandals in his hands. Some members of his campaign team were also seen to be wearing long pants and shorts, breaching the village's dress code during their short stay. Source: Kacivaka Na Dina.
"Luve ni kaisi, luvata nomu i vava ni o taubale e noqu darata." Viseisei villagers angry with Bainimarama roaming in their village in shorts and sandals as guest of lackey Ratu Tevita Momoedonu collecting signatures
14/4/2014 06:05:35 pm
14/4/2014 11:44:16 pm
Oh my gosh!
18/2/2015 02:31:05 pm
@ Rusi....In the chiefly village of Viseisei, there is total respect of how you talk, how you dress, how you greet, how you live your daily life etc....you wouldn't even begin to realize the depth of your question if your village is no where near it....it speaks much from where you come from!!
14/4/2014 07:50:39 pm
Didn't he own the Tui Vuda so I guess he can do what he what's there. lol not to forget his family ties to village.
16/4/2014 02:19:26 am
he doesn't own the TUI VUDA he is just a normal human being who is making decisions on our behalf ...
18/2/2015 02:36:38 pm
I own you!!!
14/4/2014 09:08:16 pm
Didn't PM already get enough signatures from the thousands of supporters in Suva?
16/4/2014 02:38:41 am
Yeah!! VEry true!!!!
14/4/2014 09:09:05 pm
Pls, don't make this as a big issue to jeopardise their mission.. make it simple and let it go. If my grandfather and uncles were there it would be a different story bah'...
although it was not in his plan to come there,they stopped the bus and invited him there to present a sevusevu and a Kamunaga to show there support,like it or not he will win the next election...enough of your bull shit it wont work coz back here at home all Fijians fully sopport him except those corrupt people in the so called SODELPA party and there families...
i Taukei Dina
15/4/2014 04:27:19 pm
I Taukei Ulukau
16/4/2014 02:48:22 am
Ka dina!! Not a real kaiviti, as native is you!!!! Isn't it enough that they are trying to get everything belong to us as a native to others??? What a shame!! Giving a support that would not benefit our younger generation.. Very Poor!
15/4/2014 08:58:13 pm
to you all fijians...we will rule the Nation of Fiji..
16/4/2014 02:52:31 am
well, go ahead!!!!! then we will see how it goes, just ending up in the suffering of our people in trying to pay your debts to big banks to clear off your vesumona campaign.
10/9/2014 03:22:23 pm
who said cat you gonna rule fiji???
18/2/2015 02:16:56 pm
that is disrespectful Kaidia-Pravin..........you ought to be humble, just like your great-forefathers who WERE BOUGHT here.......I think they would have been ashamed of your outburst considering escaping your motherland due to extreme poverty
4/12/2020 12:18:40 am
Over our dead bodies
4/12/2020 12:19:54 am
Will put you in the lovo
15/4/2014 10:43:08 pm
Our culture will be lost if we do not continue to carry out our traditional protocols it does not matter how powerful you are in the world. Without these things in place we are nothing. Western society modelled these thoughts when they landed in Fiji if we accept these western practices as our own what then happens to Fijian culture. It goes without question, as a leader it is vital to set a positive example to strengthen community ties with villages.
15/4/2014 10:59:15 pm
Our culture will be lost if we do not continue to carry out our traditional protocols it does not matter how powerful you are in the world. Without these things in place we are nothing. Western society modelled these thoughts since when they first landed in Fiji if we accept these western practices as our own what then happens to Fijian culture. It goes without question, as a leader it is vital to set a positive example to strengthen community ties with villages.These rules were not set out for only villages to follow but for everyone who comes onto the land. It does come back to what de define as acceptable and not acceptable through modern eyes? Dilution if ones culture can lead to extinction in viewing it on a long term scale.
16/4/2014 08:07:13 am
Something you should all know, Fiji-First victory will ensure continued free education for children....that's enough for me...Bainimarama for life!!
16/4/2014 10:27:48 pm
As the PM of this country (Elected or not) and being an iTaukei himself, Mr Bainimarama should know better. Visitors to this chiefly village are accorded the outmost respect by the villagers and the same level of respect must be relayed by the visitor. Mr Bainimarama should be ashamed of himself for this utter disregard of traditional protocol. So much for putting 'Fiji First'!
2/5/2014 11:15:32 am
Isaaaa noqu viti sa na vaka evei beka ni mataka? ?
18/2/2015 03:47:29 am
This is showing us ....Waht kind of Family Background his coming From.....!!
20/2/2015 12:30:26 am
Mahn dis is so disrespectful...Nomu i tovo nomu Koro....
20/2/2015 10:00:48 am
Sara bau kila nai tovo o ira na vulagi sara vanua ,ena nodra rokova kara daramaka na kena i sulu rakorako.o ira mada ga na gone vulagi beka au rawa ni kaya ni keimami gole kina keimami daramaka nai sulu e veiganiti kei na vanua keimami gole kina ka keimami va vakaraitaka ga kina ni keimami vakavulici mai enai tovo kei nai valavala me veiganiti vata kaya //// ke vaqaqa tiko o koya ko cei ea cavuta na vosa 'KAISI' au vakabuta sana rawa ni tukuni koya ga nai sulu e daramaki toka qori
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