Posts Tagged ‘Democracy in Fiji’

Fiji elections – Exercise your political responsibility says Archbishop Peter

Monday, October 8th, 2018

A general election is taking place in Fiji on 14 November. The archbishop of Suva says he does not intend to inform Catholics who they should vote for or vote against. In a posting on the Archdiocese of Suva’s Facebook page, Archbishop Peter Loy Chong said the Church’s role is to help Catholics form their Read more

Bainimarama says Christianity not under threat

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

The Prime Minister of Fiji says the people of Ra and Nadroga have the common sense to see through those spreading division and encouraging so-called breakaway Christian states. Voreqe Bainimarama say they know they are being manipulated by people misusing the word of God. He says some people are “falsely claiming that Christianity in Fiji Read more

Fiji’s ousted Speaker of Parliament calls for forgiveness at Easter

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Pita Nacuva, the ousted Speaker of the House of Representatives has called Fijians to forgiveness. Nacuva was sworn in as the House of Representatives Speaker on Monday, June 5, 2006. And while he had little time to serve, he has forgiven those involved in the events of December 5, 2006, leading the removal of the Read more

Bainimarama is bold because he knows God is leading him

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

The prime minister of Fiji, rear admiral Voreqe Bainimarama  is bold because he knows God is leading him, says newly appointed military commander Brigadier General Mosese Tikoitoga. He made the statement during a visit to the Sukanaivalu Barracks in Labasa on 27 March. Speaking in the iTaukei language, Tikoitoga said a lot of trying situations Read more

Ecumenical body makes 200 submissions to Constitution Commission

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

About 200 submissions from members and supporters of the Ecumenical Centre for Research, Education and Advocacy (ECREA) were made to the Constitution Commission in Suva, Fiji, last Friday. Father Kevin Barr of ECREA said they had conducted awareness programs and workshops for their members on how they could make their voices heard. He said workers had Read more

Mataca calls for recognition of parents as first educators

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

The Archbishop of Suva, Petero Mataca, has called for a recognition of parents as first educators of their children in his submission to his country’s Constitutional Committee The submission has recommended a provision for a proposed draft Education Decree to be harmonised to recognise the international value of a parent’s right to choose an education Read more

A comprehensive assessment of Fiji today

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Two years ago I was asked to write an Assessment of the Fiji situation as I saw it. Now I have been asked once again to reflect on the current situation and make an assessment of Fiji today. Two years ago I wrote: “Unlike the 1987 and 2000 coups which were carried out in the Read more

Religious groups may not use Fiji’s Electronic Voter Registration

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Fiji’s Electronic Voter Registration process (EVR) began in major centres last Tuesday. The EVR helps to minimise election fraud and at the same time accelerate the voter identification process. However, some religious organisations have told the Fiji government they may not participate in the electronic voter registration. Commissioner Western Commander Joeli Cawaki said the organisations had refused Read more