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Lockington's Everyday Fiji ... Life Goes On

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Our Word

An old timer was having visiting us in Namulomulo and talk got around to the general elections.

After everyone had said their piece he said, "I have a simple advice for those vying for the elections. They are all adults and the bottom line is they must keep their word, it should be their honour. And if  they are committed to their religious doctrine, their word should be sacred"

Wow, was all I could say.

Praise

I was just wondering , what if we had won in Hong Kong.

I bet there would have been lots of praise and especially for Waisale Serevi.

And these would have been from the same people who have seen fit to find fault.

These people are dangerous, because out of the same mouth comes vermin and praise.

Forked tongue ga.

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 situatio…

Political Round Up: First Week in April

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By Crosbie Walsh 24 Weeks to the 17 September Election

It's been a week when Bainimarama's opponents engaged in nitpicking, seeking advantage by tales of abuse, but otherwise doing little to advance their own positions.

Mike Beddoes claimed Bainimarama's Fiji First Party had stolen the Fiji coat of arms for its emblem, them withdrew to having it steal only a part ("but the intention is clear); someone else said they'd stolen Fiji's light blue flag colour: and someone else said they'd stolen the name Fiji First. Fiji Leaks claims the long defunct Fiji First party "claims IP rights to the name and threatens legal action."

Strangely, no one previously accused the SDL of stealing the Christian dove, the VLV the Christian fish, the CAMV  the star of David, or the NVTLP the tabua.  
The complaint, according to the blog Fiji Today, is that "Frank ... is expecting to pick up votes by having a recognizable symbol and color in the polling booths on elect…

Ratu Timoci is Right

Tailevu to PM: We Support YouApril 2, 2014 | Filed under: Fiji News | Posted by:  MAIKA BOLATIKI (Fiji Sun) Tailevu chiefs and their people yesterday pledged their support for Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Retired) Voreqe Bainimarama.
Their support was offered during traditional ceremonies to welcome him to the Tailevu Provincial Council meeting at Ratu Cakobau House in Nausori yesterday.
Adi Litia Cakobau, the eldest surviving daughter of the late Vunivalu, Ratu Sir George Kadavulevu Cakobau, said: “I am all for him because he has done a lot for the nation.”
Mr Bainimarama said afterwards: “I must admit that I’m really touched with the support of the Tailevu province for me as I prepare for the September 17 elections.
“Please do not vote for me because I’m from Tailevu, but vote for what I’m doing for the nation,” he said. The PM said they must not forget the other members of his proposed party contesting the elections.
More support for his leadership and his proposed political pa…

This Time He's Got it Wrong

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STOP PRESS.
PM launches Fiji First Party
Australia and NZ lift all travel sanctions

Dr Wadan Narsey's comments and dire predictions on the state of the Fiji nation are well know to those closely following events in Fiji. The economy is in tatters, people are persecuted and the media censored. And it's all the fault of the Bainimarama government. Things were so much better before.

Now there are more dire predictions, this time on the outcomes of the Electoral Decree.  There's going to be complete chaos on September 17.  Here's an extract from his article.  To read the whole article,  click here.

"The Decree expects that the voter will face one massive ballot paper, with 280 squares, with each square having a number, name of candidate and photo (the Decree says nothing about a party symbol to go with the candidate) ... In the polling booth, the voter will have to locate his/her preferred candidate, and circle, tick or cross the one square, out of these 280 squares.

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