The wrong bet

April 24, 2014


Long ago Khaiyum realised that Larry Claunch was a paleface who spoke with a forked tongue but Larry’s buddy, Frank, who it seems can be bought for the price of a feather hat, stuck by the Casino Developer.  Now the Snoqualmie Tribe, who have also been in business with Claunch, have also pulled the plug, after Claunch’s One Hundred Sands defaulted on a $US1.5million ($F2.73m) loan which was due to the tribe in February 2014.  It seems he borrowed the money from them to hire the diggers and erect the signs on the various casino sites and also to make the default payments to Khaiyum.  If Frank can’t see now he’s been taken for a ride by a con-man, he should resign and go back to fish on his new sea wall in Kiuva.  Frank should also make sure the payments are returned to the Snoqualmie Tribe.

Fiji Times April 24, 2014 Tribe quits casino deal

Saneem should attend to his own responsibilities

April 24, 2014

The jumped-up junior who is our Election Supervisor has told all citizens they must register if they want to be eligible to vote.

Instead of delivering lectures to his elders, Saneem should get busy and work out what he needs to do to make sure that they are able to register.  If political parties spend the funds needed to make sure that people can get to the places where they can register Saneem will want to count every cent they use and make sure it complies with the Election Decree of the unelected government.  He needs to have a good look at himself.  Can someone help him stand on a chair and have a good look in a mirror.  He should show he’s worthy of the responsibility given to him before he starts lecturing others.

Fijilive April 23, 2014 You must register to vote: Elections Office

Finding supporters is harder than he thought

April 24, 2014

It’s now the 24th of April and we do not have a new target date for the registration of the Fiji First Family Party.  The 22nd has come and gone.  Radio Regime tells us Frank will move to areas which he is yet to visit to gather signatures.  So what happened?  Where has he been already?  Does he have to go personally to register the voters?  Has he no supporters who can do this?  People are saying that some of the people who signed up as members of the Fiji First Family Nonparty were not registered voters.  It looks like the plan to make it hard for SODELPA supporters to register has backfired.  SODELPA will do all it can to help their supporters register while others who might be willing to vote for Bainimarama won’t be registered!  One thing is for sure:  every day he fails to register is a blow at Frank’s credibility, exposing the lies of the Fiji Sun polls which show him way out in front.

Radio Fiji 23 April 2014 Proposed party defers registration

The arrogance of the dictator

April 23, 2014

Bainimarama is famous for his look-away handshake and here it is – hand on hip and he doesn’t even bother to look at the man who’s shaking his hand.

Heavy hand of regime censorship confirmed

April 23, 2014

On 4 April Freedom Blogs revealed that on Monday the 31st of March FNU lecturer Pita Waqawai had been sacked for revealing the facts about the ethnic composition of scholarships at FNU.  It was reported that two soldiers had escorted Mr Waqawai out of the University compound where his termination letter was delivered to him by the Manager Human Resources of FNU, Poasa Koroitamana.  Now Fiji Village have confirmed that he has been sacked, but no-one can say anything more about the report.  FNU Vice Chancellor can say nothing.  He will not confirm or deny the report that soldiers were present on his campus to force one of his staff from the campus.  He knows this is a job for the police, so why can’t he deny this happened.  His silence is confirmation of the original report.

Fiji Village: 23/04/2014 FNU senior lecturer sacked for misusing facilities

Bainimarama fails his own test

April 22, 2014


Commodore Can-Do told us he’d be registering his party tomorrow but he’s now said this won’t be possible. And why? Because he hasn’t got the party members he needs. He told Fiji Live he’s “awaiting for forms from the islands”. So why didn’t he sign people up last month on his tour of Lau? Is he also having trouble finding credible non-iTaukei leaders to join his party and occupy prominent positions? So many of his current line-up are military, which means they are iTaukei, given the lie to his race-free Fiji.

Fijilive April 21, 2014 Bainimarama defers registration

FLP blows the whistle on electoral rules

April 22, 2014

Fiji’s Labor Party says there is no chance of free and fair elections under a decree that could protect vote riggers. The party’s president, Lavinia Padarath, says that Section 3(3) of the Electoral Decree grants blanket immunity to election officials for their work or omissions. And the decree also prevents parties from taking complaints about the actions of Electoral officials to courts for review. When the Blue Bus of Bainimarama calls to campaign in your area make sure you ask Bainimarama why he allows his officials to be above the law.

Radio New Zealand 22 April 2014 Fiji Labor Party says regime decree shields vote-riggers

How much for landowners?

April 22, 2014

The Chinese bauxite mine in Bua expects to export 800,000 tonnes of bauxite to China this year. The regime is being careful not to reveal how much this will earn, fearing that landowners will be angered by the small crumbs that are falling their way from this table. Last year the regime let slip that the price per tonne for this ore was US$27.45 a tonne while Indonesia was selling its bauxite to China for US$48.68 a tonne, a price which included an export tax of 20%. So give the landowners some facts. Its their land that’s being ripped up and sent to China.

Fiji Village: 21/04/2014 Shipment of bauxite to China expected at the end of this month

Frank at last gets the message

April 17, 2014

One good thing has come from the frantic tour of country by the Fiji First Family Proposed Party.  At last the regime has noticed that it’s hard for many rural voters (and we all know that basically means iTaukei voters) to register.  People turned up to sign up for the FFFPP party but they were not eligible because they weren’t registered.  They told the Fiji Sun they couldn’t afford to travel to Labasa to register because the transport cost was too high.  At last Frank has got the message.  Many iTaukei voters live in areas where transport to service centres is expensive.

Fiji Sun April 16, 2014 Voter worry

Bainimarama’s breach due to Commander complex

April 17, 2014

We all knew that the ridiculously strict rules laid down for political parties were designed to impact FLP and SDL but Frank didn’t seem to think that anyone would expect him to play by the same rules.  So he jumped the gun, behaving as if Fiji First already exists as a political party.  His problem is he waited too long to get things moving for the creation of his political party and we all know why – he couldn’t bear to let go of the reins as Commander.  Mick Beddoes has complained and the Police are investigating.  No-one doubts that this investigation will be concluded by the same team investigating the prisoner brutality video but it has already exposed Bainimarama as a fraud and a hypocrite.


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