The arrogance of the dictator

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.

14 Responses to “The arrogance of the dictator”

  1. annon Says:

    FDNB stooping so low as u have nothing else to comment on

  2. Wararasa Says:

    koya ga sa corrupt,me vesu yani.Vinaka vakalevu Commander Bai

  3. Wararasa na Basi Ni Baku Says:

    wararasa ga na demu……….Bai tamata butako lasulasu,,,,,,,sa sega ni dua e via sign …….sa basi ga ni vutulaki

  4. Wararasa Says:

    wait for election outcome..Commander Bai from Tailevu will win the majority and will form the party to govern,rule,make more changes and strategies to improve and recover our economy and importantly,peoples lives.
    This is time for matureminded academics to help run the government and be a part of it .Records showed some political parties failed to address needs and wants of mostly grass roots people and low income earners . They lied to people in Election campaign just to tick them in…in other words they are merely FAT CATS who are power hungry,who just get into parliament to line their pockets up for poor Fijians and low paid taxpayers to fill them up..get into parliament and dozed off to sleep forgetting to fight for people who vote them in.
    Chiefly system and Religion cannot mix with modern day politics..They are different from each other.Bundled them up together
    and pocket them will result in Corruption etc.jail is the place for that.

    Fiji should have been well ahead economically.socially,etc if theres no Corruption and power hungry ..Few years as interim PM,,Rear Admiral Bainimarama and his academics have done so much to make changes in ordinary peoples lives.His years back in the Fiji navy,he fights for better pay and living conditions for his comrades.He did same in the Militay peoples lives.Developments in Rural and Urban life improve a lot while he is Interim PM.More to come for the people of Fiji from Fijis First.,I support and wish him well in his future political aspirations for the betterment and improvements in lives of the people of Fiji..Vinaka vakalevu Commander Bai,hardworking Khaiyum and your team for mapping Fiji back into right paths to freedom..Good luck

  5. osobo Says:

    Save the Children Fiji to fight malnutrition

    Dawn Gibson
    Sunday, January 12, 2014
    Fiji Times

    A TOTAL of 420 children below the age of five died of malnutrition last year, a Save the Children Fiji study revealed.

    And this year, the organisation will aim to halve the current statistics.

    SC Fiji CEO Raijeli Nicole said it was time Fijians all took a stand to ensure that statistic did not get any higher.

    “We’re really hoping to halve that number so basically it’s a challenge to everyone — which 200 kids are you going to allow to die?” Mrs Nicole said in an interview on Friday morning.

  6. osobo Says:

    Fiji’s poorest province

    Jone Kalouniviti
    Friday, April 11, 2014
    Fiji Times

    A 2013 World Bank Report discussed at the Ra Provincial Council meeting yesterday revealed the province had the most number of people living below the poverty line in Fiji.

    “This means Ra is the poorest province in Fiji,” said Ra provincial administrator Kelepi Kubunameca.

  7. osobo Says:

    Struggling in poverty

    Serafina Silaitoga
    Monday, August 19, 2013
    Fiji Times

    Suren Prasad and his wife Sarwan Lata with their children at their Tiri home in Wailevu. Picture: SERAFINA SILAITOGA+ Enlarge this image

    Suren Prasad and his wife Sarwan Lata with their children at their Tiri home in Wailevu. Picture: SERAFINA SILAITOGA

    THEY use plywood as their beds and piles of clothes as their pillows.

    There is no proper water supply. Whatever little food they have is equally shared among Suren Prasad’s family.

    The family lives in Tiri, Wailevu, Labasa, and for the past six months has been financially stricken.

    The life of poverty Mr Prasad, his wife Sarwan Lata and their three daughters live is a heartbreaking story.

    Such is their plight that they lost their four-year-old son Rohit Bihal simply because there was no money to take him to the hospital.

    Mrs Lata said the child had been suffering from diarrhoea.

    Recalling that fateful Wednesday morning, Ms Lata said she cried and prayed as she carried her sick son on the long dusty road about 7am.

    She said at that point she never lost hope even though she felt his heartbeat weakening.

    But her hopes gradually faded as she trudged along the road. Rohit died about three hours later at the Labasa Hospital.

    When The Fiji Times team visited the family yesterday, Ms Lata looked lost, continuously walking around the house with teary eyes.

    “I can’t believe my son is gone. Life is so difficult and expensive and I have always felt guilty about not giving my children the best in life,” she said.

    “If I only had at least some money to buy my son’s medicine or take him to the hospital, he could have been healed. I looked after him at home after his diarrhoea and could not take him to hospital because we have no money.

    “Everyday I pray to God and ask him to give me strength to look after my children well, to feed and clothe them. It’s not easy because I depend on my husband’s income.”

    As daylight faded in the cane farming community, Mr Prasad’s three daughters prepared their stationery and uniforms. They don’t have electricity or any other light to help them at night.

    The children — two at the Labasa Special School and one at St Augustine Primary — leave home at 6am to walk the five-kilometre cane access road to the main road every morning to catch the school bus.

    Mr Prasad said his son would be buried this week after the post-mortem examination was done.

    “We have been living here in Tiri for about six months and working on this farm. We have water supplied to us and filled in our drums.”

    The family takes care of a cane farm in the area and the income Mr Prasad receives can only meet the cost of their basic needs.

  8. osobo Says:

    Pothole concerns

    Luke Rawalai
    Friday, March 01, 2013
    Fiji Times

    CONCERNS have been raised by people living in Labasa over the deteriorating road condition at the bus stand after a woman was injured yesterday morning.

    Jai Wati, 45, of Nasea, said she was crossing the bus stand entrance when a bus turned towards her. To prevent being run over, she jumped and landed in a pothole.

    “The pothole is so big that it looks like a swimming pool. I suffered a deep wound on my knee,” she said. “It took four men to support me and carry me to the market police post.”

    Vehicle operator Deo Chand said he fell in a pothole last week but escaped injury.

  9. osobo Says:

    Residents up in arms over sewer stench

    Posted by: Newsteam in Headlines, News February 10, 2014
    By: Onorina Saukelo

    Residents of a housing estate in Raiwai are kicking up a stink over a sewerage leak.

    Those living at the Grantham Housing Estate are calling on authorities to address a sewerage pipe leak.

    Cracks in the sewer pipe has resulted in waste leaking into the creek.

    Residents claim the problem has existed for years now but no effective measures have been taken so far.

    The problem got worse two months ago when the sewerage pipe got damaged even more than it already was.

  10. osobo Says:

    Jobless youths on the rise

    Serelisoni Moceica
    Thursday, May 17, 2012
    Fiji Times

    YOUTH unemployment in the country as recorded during the last two census is on the increase.

    Statistics released by Ministry of Youth and Sports officer Venina Niumataiwalu showed youth unemployment increased from 3.7 per cent in 1996 to 8 per cent in 2007. Youth generally belong to the 15-35 age category.

    Ms Niumataiwalu made the presentation during a pre-departure orientation program for her and seven youths last week. The eight are part of a youth development workshop in Japan.

    “Youth unemployment has been accepted as double that of Fiji’s unemployment rate,” she said.

    Youths not in the labour force comprise 44.3 per cent ù 156,692 of the total youth population of 353,444.

    Ms Niumataiwalu said 59.65 per cent of unemployed youths were female, drastically higher than the unemployed male youth at 29.8 per cent which was 46,694.2 of the total.

    “Thirty per cent of male youth and 26.3 per cent of female youth surveyed are seeking jobs. In eight provinces, over 40 per cent are seeking jobs.”

    The youth officer said more than 40 per cent of the unemployed youth population had been unemployed for three years or longer.

  11. osobo Says:

    Prostitution increases in Fiji: women group

    Xinhua, August 13, 2012

    Fijian parents prostituting their children in local communities are growing in numbers and becoming an emerging trend in the Pacific island nation, said the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre on Monday.

    These revelations were made to the women organization through their community outreach programs, said the center’s coordinator Shamima Ali.

    According to Ali, the children being prostituted by their parents do so to support their families and are underage with the youngest victim being only 10 years old.

    Earlier, local media have reported that prostitution in Fiji was close to spiraling out of control, with a new breed of girls choosing to offer casual sex in return for quick cash to buy ” luxury” items.

    Some teenagers, including street kids, teenage mothers or those from very poor backgrounds, have admitted to prostituting themselves to feed consumer habits, saying their own families were not aware they traded time with their bodies for cash.

    In the capital city of Suva, the girls say many prayer groups approach them throughout the night but it’s hard for them to turn away from prostitution because they were experiencing some benefits from this oldest trade in the world.

    It is indeed becoming a bigger problem for the state as many people have lost their jobs and have turned to prostitution for money.

  12. osobo Says:

    US Report proves Fiji is the sex trafficking and child prostitution hub of the Pacific for 2011

    Fiji is a source country for children subjected to sex trafficking within the country, and a destination country for foreign men and women subjected to forced labor and forced prostitution.

    Family members, other Fijian citizens, foreign tourists, and sailors on foreign fishing vessels participate in the prostitution of Fijian children.

    Staff at small local hotels procure underage girls and boys for commercial sexual exploitation by foreign guests, while taxi drivers, nightclub employees, and relatives frequently act as prostitution facilitators.

    NGOs report caring for child victims of prostitution who claim facilitators took them to private boats anchored offshore near Fiji where they were sexually abused or raped by foreign adult men.

    Reports indicate that some transnational traffickers are members of Chinese organized crime groups that recruit women from China and arrange for them to enter Fiji on
    tourist or student visas. After their arrival, brothel owners confiscate their passports and force the women to engage in prostitution.

    Some Fijian children, whose families follow a traditional practice of sending children to live with and do light work for relatives or families living in cities or near schools, become trafficking victims.

    These children are subjected to domestic servitude or are coerced to engage in sexual activity in exchange for food, clothing, shelter, or school fees.

    The Government of Fiji does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking…, the government has never prosecuted a case involving the internal sex trafficking of women or children in Fiji, which remains a serious problem.

    Authorities did not make efforts to develop formal procedures to proactively identify victims of trafficking during the year.

    The Government of Fiji made limited trafficking prevention efforts during the year, including efforts to raise public awareness about human trafficking.

    Authorities did not conduct any anti-trafficking information or education campaigns during the reporting period…

    The government did not make efforts to address the demand for commercial sex acts, such as a visible anti-trafficking awareness campaign directed at clients of children in commercial sexual exploitation.

    Fiji is not a party to the 2000 UN TIP Protocol.

  13. osobo Says:

    Crime trend worry police

    Nanise Loanakadavu Sunday, May 05, 2013
    Fiji Times

    FIJI recorded the highest in terms of human trafficking, drug smuggling and illegal smuggling of goods in the region.

    This was revealed by the Fiji Transnational Crime Unit leader Savenaca Tuivaga yesterday.

  14. Nakoro Says:

    Vakacava na facts sa cauraka tiko o Osobo…..
    Boci – cuva sara vua!

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