RED LIGHT TURF WAR: Chinese criminal elements take over prostitution market and drive out local 'Ladies of the Night', POLICE failing to ACT
20/7/2017 11:41:04 am
The LONs (ladies of the night) were and are by no means the only victims of Chinese and other nationals' organised crime syndicates in Fiji. From 2011 it became evident that school age children especially young girls as young as 9 or 10 were to be seen wearing cosmetics, allegedly selling roti parcels in front of "Spas" (actually fronts for brothels). When questioned, these young girls said their own parents had urged them to sit by the Ice Cream Parlour adjacent to the spurious Spa at RB Patel Plaza Namaka. This was confirmed by shopkeepers. From 2011 Police were repeatedly at all levels informed but nothing changed. The widely unwanted, extended opening hours of Bars, Night Clubs and various 'dives' to 0500hrs assisted in this exploitation. Householders living nearby endured Hell on Earth since no rest was possible day or night. Drunken people lay on the street and in the gutter as school children made their way to class at 0700. Thai traffickers and Chinese were becoming obvious in this trade and coercion must have extended to assurance of local Police reluctance to intervene and protect exploited civilians. At the same time, terrifying home invasions were a weekly occurrence and the murders of business owners continued without full investigation or arrest. Wailoaloa Beach became totally unsafe for both visitors and locals. One murder involved a British tourist run over on the sand in broad daylight repeatedly by a heavy four wheel drive truck (alleged to be a military vehicle). There were witnesses but no one dared to give evidence until facts leaked out years later. This climate of terror continued for at least five years amid sullen silence. Only UN Women's visit in July 2012 post-floods afforded a measure of relief. 2013 the AFP held their three day Consultation at The Fijian Hotel Cuvu with FBI/Dept Homeland Security and Regional Police Counter-Trafficking Units. Profound relief that at long last some heed was taken of our pleas for assistance. Five years is a long time to live in a situation which appeared to be increasingly anarchic. No where to turn with any measure of confidence and the safety of small children compromised in a sadistic and malevolent manner. Try reading "Waiting for the Barbarians" by Coetzee or Tolstoy's "Resurrection" or "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" by Milan Kundera. The sense and smell of corruption, creeping violence, hopelessness and fear morphing into terror at night. Finally, the orchestrated, designed threat of extinction by hidden agents just around the next corner?
20/7/2017 01:19:49 pm
In view of the high profile case in Bangkok where multiple traffickers of women and underage children have been subject to a long delayed Due Process, in Nasinu in 2012/2013 eight BLIND Thai women who were allegedly trafficked into Fiji sought urgent assistance. They needed help to escape from their abductors and speaking little English, an Interpreter/Translator was needed. In this case we were able to get help for them through Pacific Dialogue. Deeply disturbing were allegations surrounding the case that a locally born resort owner may have had a role in their arrival in Fiji. How uncommonly cruel and vicious this person and his abettors must be if they indeed had a hand in this? The name remains firmly embedded and information must continue to be sought. Is the prime trafficker now remanded in Bangkok awaiting sentence? His Fiji-based associate needs to believe we have him 'in line of sight'.
20/7/2017 07:50:26 pm
The Chinese triads have established a firmvfoothold in Fiji under this Republuc of Yumbai that Fiji now is. Our local girls once known as the "Kaba Waqa" (lit. Those who climb ships) are push outs fm the wharf and other low nite spots where they used to ply their trade. U can see them waving down cars at roundabouts along the Kings Rd towards Nausori for $5-$10 a service. They have been pushed out by Chinese imports who are brought in by the triads under student visas to study English at non existent schools or they come in as specialist masseurs and by day and night live incat the many Chinese run massage parlours around Suva, Badi, Lautoka and Savusavu. At any day of the week you will find the new Chinese sitting around the offices of the Director Immigration or at the Police HQ while ordinary citizens have to queue up downstairs like herds of cattle.
Capt. (Retired) Jack Sparrow
20/7/2017 10:40:03 pm
Very Bad - Clean Up Coup....
21/7/2017 12:48:25 am
..and we want Fiji to be a Christian State so how will we end these spirits of darkness acts of people and how will we send them back to China?.
21/7/2017 11:28:38 am
Plain and simple: put the hard word on each and every Chamber of Commerce. Especially hard on those who have been chaired
22/7/2017 07:35:27 am
It is the height of naivety and self delusion for a spokesperson for Fiji Police to declare that the crimes associated with Human Trafficking are 'Foreign' and in someway 'imposed'? Chinese/Taiwan/Russian and other syndicates have been operating in Fiji for decades in incremental strength especially since their facilitators of 1987, 2000 and 2006 gave them cover. Their collaborators are local: Fijians and expatriate residents. The journalists who now decide to measure up having sat on the proverbial fence since whenever have assisted in this stranglehold on their fellow citizens. 'Murder most Foul'? But these murders have also taken place in Lami, Laucala Bay and not one person held to account? Our imaginations are wanting! Our intellects are failing! Mrs Shipulin -a bereaved and grievously suffering mother -has every right and justification to expect that information by now should be made available. She is sadly mistaken about 'Paradise Fiji'. This is a LIE. There is nothing whatsoever exceptional about Fiji with regard to crime and criminal intent. The precise nature and facts of her son's brutal end are lurking just beneath the radar. The Culture of Silence holds demonic sway.
23/7/2017 11:50:55 pm
How many trips has Bainimarama and his lieutenants made to China since the 2006 power grab? The Chinese criminal gang takeover of the prostitution market is one " dividend " from that. What else ?Flourishing drug trade and money laundering? Corruption? : Having politicians and high office holders in their pockets...
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