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Lockington's Everyday Fiji ... Life Goes On

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Salusalu
Looking at photos of officials who attend functions we see almost all of them with a salusalu.

Some of the salusalus are expensive and I wonder if the tapa or the vau is reused so that we may save our trees.

I wonder how many salusalus are made every year and where do they end up.

I have three hanging at home that I have preserved as part of our home decore.

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.

Political Round Up for the Last Week in April

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The breaking news from Fiji concerns the 1987 coup leader and former  PM, Sitiveni Rabuka who had joined the SODELPA party, hoping to stand as a candidate and presumably have some prominence within the party.  His supporters  wanted him to be deputy leader but all this came to an end today

SODELPA Rabuka Quits Party he will not be participating in the party under any official capacity
April 24, 2014 | Filed under: Fiji News | Posted by: newsroom
WATI TALEBULA and ROSI DOVIVERATA
Suva

Former coup leader and later Prime Minister, Sitiveni Rabuka says that he has quit from the Social Democratic Liberal Party.

This is after a statement from the party yesterday said: “Major General Sitiveni Ligamamada Rabuka, OBE, (Ret) will not be contesting the 2014 General Elections as a SODELPA candidate. Due to recent media speculation, SODELPA also clarifies he will not be participating in the party under any official capacity, but remains a party member and staunch supporter of SODELPA. SODELPA wish…

The Proof of the Pudding is in the Eating

ELECTION PREPARATIONS. The Elections Office is working overtime. While its immediate priority is determining the best location for over 2,000 polling stations, work continues on voter registration. Overseas Fijians have been able to register in eight countries, where-to-register pamphlets have been distributed at Nadi airport to all Fijians returning from overseas, and two new registration centres are to be established in the North. Registration teams will travel to Dubai, the UK, the USA, Canada and PNG between May 5-17. Those interested in registering are invited to do so on this link.

Some 547,544 people had registered by the end of February (and in February 1,148 voter cards were replaced for those who had lost them!). Individuals can verify their registration on this link.

Voter education has started with the release of the first video on the voting paper (have a look at it  on YouTube)  which should answer the too frequent and too premature/criticisms of opponents, and note that…