Fiji Times reports that iTLTB is outraged over an advertisement for an island in the Yasawa group. TLTB general manager Alipate Qetaki claims only the TLTB could lease iTaukei land on behalf of the mataqali under the iTaukei Land Trust Act Cap 134. Qetaki seems to have forgotten about the Land Use Decree, which gives Bainimarama unlimited power to hand out leases on iTaukei land. Even when there is an elected parliament, this decree will give the PM power to lease land for the sake of economic development. Qetaki knows that the Land Use decree over-rides his TLTB legislation but he’s too scared to admit the truth.
Fiji Times, January 09, 2014 Island woes