Fiji Round Up

I have been sitting on a few Fiji posts, but have decided to put them all together in a summary post.

AFFAIRS OUT, PM WARNS Civil servants engaging in extra-marital affairs will face the sack, Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama says.

Bainimarama’s the one! He is sorting all the civil service problems out! Affairs and pillow talk are very common in Fiji government departments.

Imagine the uproar here if PM John Key did the same! I wonder – would Tigerpig Mallard be the first to kick up a stink?

“Read and be Entertained: It is Pure ‘Field’ Genius” –  Michael Field is a meddling ill-informed tosser who invariably interviews his keyboard when talking about Fiji. His contacts in Fiji are from a singular source, malcontent troughers of the former government. Croz Walsh on the otherhand keeps in touch with plenty of people in Fiji from all walks of life.  Michael Field  is so nasty about Croz Walsh who I consider to be a gentleman and writes in a balanced and objective manner about Fiji. The diffrence between a repeater and a journalist.

Guilty – Guilty.That is the verdict of the five assessors…no mention in the MSM here of this case except Dominion Post and Radio NZ international. The men who were on trial for attempted murder of Bainimarama have been found guilty and it seems that in fact Ballu Khan did have a lot to with the plot although he was not on trial because of an earlier court ruling. (It reads like a John Grisham novel and even involves the gardener!)

Ballu Khan’s fate unknownIn his ruling yesterday, Justice Madigan said that Ratu Inoke Takiveikata, Feoko Gadekibau, Barbados Mills, Sivaniolo Naulago, Metuisela Mua, Eparama Waqatairewa, Kaminieli Vosavere and Pauliasi Namulo have each been found guilty by the unanimous opinion of the 5 assessors.

Justice Madigan then said that he is satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that they conspired together with Ballu Khan and others between the 1st of August and the 3rd of November 2007 in Fiji to murder Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama.

He found the 8 men guilty beyond reasonable doubt and convicted them of conspiracy to murder.

Mutineers lawyer asks the court to treat them as first offenders

Have mercy says Lawyer for Ratu Inoke

I think it is high time that New Zealand started helping Frank Bainimarama with his programme to rid his country of corruption and nepotism. There are plenty of things we can offer to assist in the move to democracy. It is clear that the finger wagging has done nothing other than gift Fiji millions from China, and they always collect. If any help is forthcoming just don’t let it be anyone from the Labour who have a history of rooting rthings up in Fiji.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.