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Lockington's Everyday Fiji ... Life Goes On

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Allen Lockington is a self-employed customs agent and business consultant who has regular articles published in Fiji. I thank Allen for permission to reprint some of them in this political blog. They remind us that life goes on, whatever the political situation. And it's good to know that.

This is my reply to Hishant Singh’s letter on the state of Lautoka Hospital and I thank him for it.

Elizabeth, Queen of Fiji? By Graham Davis

On Monday Fiji celebrates the Queen's official birthday with  a holiday. Graham Davis asks whether her status as Queen of Fiji should be considered during the Constitution review process 

On Election Candidates by Masi

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In an earlier article "Leadership and Ratu Sukuna" (click here) Masi considered leadership qualities. In this article he asks about leadership in the forthcoming 2014 elections.

The Government has ‘opened up the national floor’ for discussion and debate on a new Constitution for Fiji, preparatory to national elections in 2014. And who do we read about in the media, or see on ‘Fiji One’ discussing these matters?"Why, only an aged cohort of politicians and speakers: Qarase, Beddoes, Chaudhary, Yabaki, Rae, and even Bainimarama? All of them past the 60-years milestone.When hearing them speak now or reading what they have said, all of us roll our eyes and ask the rhetorical, “Not them again.  Why don’t they give up?”

The Big Question of Immunity By Crosbie Walsh*

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The big question that hovers over the forthcoming Constitution Commission and indeed over all events leading up to and including the election in 2014 is what to do about immunity for Bainimarama, his Cabinet ministers, the military, and the judiciary and senior civil servants who have been appointed since 2006.

News and Comments Wednesday 6 June 2014

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• Who's paying? • Questions for the Constitution Commission • Who should appoint judges • Fiji's new diplomatic relations • Election Office review • The Namosi JV donation • Mason Smith resigns • Churches to work together • Military role models

News and Comments Monday 4 June 2012

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• What is balance? • What Qarase wants • What Ghai wants 
• Permits? • Lawyer guilty • Ausaid to Tailevu