The most recent crisis in Fiji, let us for want of a better oxymoronic phrase call it Black Good Friday, has been the subject of much discussion around many a tanoa of yaqona.
It’s also been a topic of discussion in areas where neither tanoa nor yaqona exist, but that’s the nature of these situations – you make an obtuse decision and you will get a certain reputation which is not always to your liking.
We hope this site will provide the people of Fiji with an avenue to voice their opinions – their letters to the editor which have remained unpublished because of regime censors for example.
Send these letters to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will give you an alias and an outlet.
As long as they aren’t defamatory, we will publish them. But we also reserve the right to edit your letters and we will strive not to change the meaning of your message.
Although this site has been set up in response to the censorship of what the regime sees as negative news and contrary viewpoints, it won’t limit itself to these perspectives.
Other viewpoints, yes, even from supporters of the regime, and everything else in between are welcome. These too will be measured with the same non-libelous yardstick.
We also hope to give our overseas readers an insight into what is happening in Fiji.
For lighter reading, visit our Offshoots page.
It is early days for our site, but bear with us as we too have work around the watchful eyes and perceptive ears of the regime’s censors and agents.
If we seem to be taking our time with updates, give us a break, we are blogging novices who also have day jobs.
Finally, we leave you with this:
There is nothing covered which will not be seen openly, and nothing has been made secret which will not come to light.