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Groenewald Resignation Stirs Doubts

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This really is a most disturbing development. Government seems to be on track on so many issues, but its relationship with the military, police and trade union movement are matters of democratic concern.  -- Croz
FIJI: Crusading police chief quits over army meddling http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/pacific-media-watch/fiji-crusading-police-chief-quits-over-army-meddling-9481


Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Item: 9481
SUVA (Global Post / AFP /Pacific Media Watch): Fiji's police chief has resigned abruptly, accusing the military of interfering with his job.

Highly respected South African Ben Groenewald has been credited with cleaning up Fiji's police force and raising its professionalism since his appointment in May 2014.

But he resigned on Tuesday effective immediately, with more than six months left on his contract.

A government statement issued late Tuesday said Groenewald had quit "for personal and family reasons" and would be temporarily replaced by the military's land …

Ratu Epeli's Farewell Speech

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HIS EXCELLENCY SIR RATU EPELI NAILATIKAU CF, LVO, OBE (Mil), KStJ, CSM, MSD President of the Republic of Fiji ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ADDRESS AT THE PRESIDENTIAL FAREWELL ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Coronation Ground                                                                                                                                                              Wednesday 11th November,  2015 STATE HOUSE                                                                                                                                                                   2.30p.m.
Honourable Ministers Your Excellencies the Amb…