May 18, 2009

His way or the highway

Filed under: General — fijiuncensored @ 22:01
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by viti boy

PEOPLE who are still advocating dialogue with Frank Bainimarama and his regime betray an acute lack of understanding of the man and his modus operandi.

They simply cannot comprehend that the coup leader has no time and interest in debating, let alone discussing the merits and demerits of his vision for the island nation.

Unless you come prepared to listen and then accept Bainimarama’s vision for Fiji, then you are just wasting his time, and yours.

For what Bainimarama wants to achieve is revolutionary in nature and scope. He wants to take race out of politics.

No country in the world has ever succeeded in doing it, but Bainimarama can’t be
persuaded otherwise.  So unless you have something to add or contribute into achieving this ultimate aim of his, you are of no use to the man.

Isoa Gavidi learnt this the hard way. Grabbed from his comfortable home in Colo-i-Suva where he was enjoying his retirement, the Bau chief thought he would be able to deliver what Ross Ligairi and Isikeli Mataitoga – his predecessors – were not able to; which was to get “number one” to listen to good and correct advice.

More recently, Taina Tagicakibau was the latest victim. Very soon Parmesh Chand too will join them.

Add to that names of fine soldiers who have been made to pay for their integrity and their honesty to state what needs to be stated, and not what the “boss” simply wants to hear.

Names like Lieutenant-Colonel Filipo Tarakinikini, Colonel Alfred Tuatoko, Colonel George Kadavulevu,  Colonel Etueni Caucau, Colonel Jone Baledrokadroka, and Colonel Meli Saubulinayau come to mind.

Out of the military and in addition to Gavidi, Tagicakibau and soon Chand, one can add others who once used to his satisfaction, were thrown on the wayside.

These include chiefs like Ratu Tu’akitau Cokanauto, Ratu Joe Nawalowalo  of Kadavu, Ratu Filimoni Ralogaivau of Bua and the Tui Macuata himself, Ratu Aisea Katonivere.

Unless your advice is in conformity with Bainimarama’s ultimate aim, that of producing a race-less, chief-less Fiji, then you are to him, as good as dead.

So people who keep harping on about the need for dialogue, to stay engage with Bainimarama and his regime are missing the point.

Fiji’s military commander is on a crusade to revolutionise the country. Anything which  stands in the way – even sitting down at a conference table for dialogue – is to him an obstacle that needs to be removed and/or neutralised.

Really for this man, it is his way, or the highway. – fiji uncensored

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EU cancels Fiji’s 2009 sugar allocation

Filed under: General — fijiuncensored @ 13:43


THE European Commission has taken the decision to cancel the 2009 sugar allocation for Fiji in the absence of any indications that a legitimate government will be in place in 2009.

Fiji’s allocation for sugar reform accompanying measures for 2009 totalled EUR 24 million. The Commission would have made this financing available to Fiji subject to a legitimate government being in place in accordance with EU Council decision of 1 October 2007.

European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, Louis Michel said: “I encourage the Government of Fiji to fulfil its commitments to the EU so that we are able to reinstate sugar reform payments in the future.” – fiji uncensored 

Bloggers and readers beware

Filed under: General — fijiuncensored @ 12:38
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READ this interesting posting on Fiji Today about the discovery of a keylogger program at an internet cafe in Suva.

This is how software-based keystroke logging (or keylogging for short) works: Someone loads and hides a program in a computer or a whole network.

The program records all your keystrokes when you use the infected computer and then sends all this information to a website or to someone’s email address.

Using that data, they can tell which websites you have visited, who you emailed and even what passwords you used. – fiji uncensored

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