The Interim Regime is spruiking its Pacific Island Development Forum as if it’s the saviour of the Pacific. We already have the Pacific Island Forum and the Secretariat in Suva funded by our major aid donors but after the Forum suspended the regime, Bainimarama thought it would be smart to start his own club and elect himself chief donor. They say Federated States of Micronesia Ambasssador to Fiji, Gerson Jackson, is PIDF’s Interim Chair while Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama is chair of the organisation’s governing council. So what’s the difference between being Chair of the Forum and chair of the organisation’s governing council? If Bainimarama thinks he can buy votes with this showing off he’s making a big mistake. This is not much better than his flying himself and his useless First Family around the world first class at taxpayer’s expense.
Radio Fiji 28 April 2014 More countries likely to join PIDF http://www.fbc.com.fj/fiji/19451/more-countries-likely-to-join-pidf