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Frank and the photographers

October 13, 2014
There are some truly bad pictures of Voreqe on the internet

There are some truly bad pictures of Voreqe on the internet

Frank’s win in last month’s election was helped by the control of the media but one thing he didn’t control was the photographers. There are some truly bad pictures of him on the internet, so we shouldn’t be surprised that he slapped a photographer at a Fiji Day cocktails. Does he think his election win gives him a right to slap people? Commissioner Groenewald is going to be very busy cleaning up his mess trying to sweep assaults under the carpet while following proper process.

Fiji Coupfourpointfive October 12, 2014 Bainimarama slaps photographer at Fiji Day event

 

The big question answered

June 19, 2014

PIDF – A party we all pay for

 

For all of you who have been asking: why do we need Frank’s Own Forum, otherwise known as the PIDF, here is the answer from the interim secretary general, Feleti Teo: PIDF is “a multi-stakeholder platform that allows Pacific Island communities to benefit from integrated approaches spanning multiple sectors and combining different interests”.  You got that? It looks like Feleti has swallowed a Thesaurus.  We suggest for his next course he tries a dictionary, may be then we might get something with some meaning.  The funny thing is Jyoti Pratibha thinks the Fiji Sun is doing Bainimarama a service by publishing this gobbledygook.

Fiji Sun June 17, 2014 Partnership Deals on PIDF Agenda

Abuse of audits instead of audits of abuse

June 12, 2014

Abuse of audits instead of audits of abuse

Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs, Colonel Apakuki Kurusiga, has admitted that he’s years behind in auditing the books of his ministry. he said when he came to office he found that no financial audits had been carried since 1997. But now, he says, accountants are working on the 2003 financial report. And he says a selection of cases will bereferred to the Polie for investigation. Corruption in the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs was one of the reasons seizing power nearly 8 years ago, so why have we had to wait until now for an audit and the possibility of charges? And while we’re on the subject, where is the audit of the RFMF and all the unauthorised spending and fraudulent procurement that was notorious before the 2006 coup?
Fiji Sun 11 2014 Accounts – Board: Audit shows Abuse

Khaiyum’s man in court

December 4, 2013

The man appointed to replace Arun Prasad as Ba Town’s special administrator as part of the Khaiyum takeover of local government is facing charges of dangerous driving occasioning death. Khaiyum is not pleased.

Fiji Village: 03/12/2013 Praveen Bala’s case adjourned to next year
http://www.fijivillage.com/?mod=story&id=03121360f59684f4f0138ee425634f

The state of health services

November 26, 2013

The United Front for a Democratic Fiji has called for the resignation of the Health minister, Dr Neil Sharma. Drugs spoiling while sitting in stocks, shoddy supplies from China and India, and a shortage of anaesthetists were some of the problems they cited. These are not news to people who rely on government health services, which doesn’t include Bainimarama or Khaiyum who go overseas for treatment. A blogger on Coup 4.5 quoted an example raised in the Naitasiri Provincial Council of a medical emergency in Nabobuco where the Ambulance in Vunidawa was not allowed to go to attend an injured man who died as a result. The doctor gave pathetic excuses about rain, damage to the ambulance, only one driver etc but also admitted the he feared the Health Dept would surcharge them for Ambulance use.

Radio New Zealand 21 November, 2013 Call for minister to resign over state of hospitals in Fiji
http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=80773

What was the middle bit?

November 25, 2013

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Our dumb dictator in conversation at the opening of Tappoo City Lautoka. Whatever the topic it looks like Dumbo is having trouble following it.

That look-away handshake again

November 21, 2013

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Kubuabola has been trying hard to do everything he can to please his boss and it looks like he’s now taken to doing the Bainimarama “look-away” handshake where he seems to forget what he’s doing when he greets people.

Vinaka vakalevu Jone

November 21, 2013

A regime stooge blogger called Jone has posted a comment urging us to look at the websites of the IMF and ADB if we want to know the truth about the state of our nation under Frank. We did just that and guess what? This is what the ADB said: “In 2006, an agreement was reached with the elected government on a draft country partnership strategy”. Apart from “an emergency assistance loan in 2009” future loans will be considered “once ADB reengages in new country operations” ie with another “elected government”. And the IMF? In August this year it reported “Fiji is a richly endowed economy but growth has remained slow over the pact decades owing to political instability, susceptibility to external shocks, and slow progress on structural reform.”

ADB Fact sheet on Fiji
http://www.adb.org/publications/fiji-fact-sheet?ref=countries/fiji

Republic of Fiji -Concluding Statement of the 2013 Article IV Consultation Mission August 19, 2013
https://www.imf.org/external/np/ms/2013/081913.htm

Trying to stay in step

November 21, 2013

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As always Kubuabola is trying to stay in step with his boss. Like his slap in the face to Australia at the Brisbane Business Council meeting, which unfortunately ricocheted and hit Peter O’Neill in the face.

The hole in the immunity clause

November 21, 2013

A policeman who tried unsuccessfully to use the immunity clause of the Constitution to evade conviction on charges of abuse of office has uncovered an important hole in the immunity clause. The judge ruled that the people listed for immunity under Bainimarama’s constitution are not immune from prosecution for certain offences under the Crimes Decree. These include corruption, abuse of office, forgery and sexual offences. What this means is that Bainimarama and Khaiyum could also be convicted for such offences. They may think their tracks are well and truly covered for these offences but that’s what every criminal thinks.

Fiji Village: 20/11/2013 Court dismisses a constitutional redress application
http://www.fijivillage.com/?mod=story&id=19111373c6ee7f7ca8269d22536aa6