Posts Tagged ‘Fiji Coup’

Bainimarama respects the church and traditional leaders Comments 0

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama says the military respects the church and traditional leaders, and meant no disrespect when it took over leadership of the country in 2006. “Sega ni kena i naki ya me kalawaci na lotu, se na vanua se na turaga ni vanua (The purpose was not to overstep the church, the Read more

Scepticism over Fiji opinion poll Comments 0

Friday, September 9th, 2011

One of the people taking part in a panel discussion during the launch of the opinion poll was Shamima Ali from Fiji’s Women’s Crisis Centre. She expressed some scepticism about the results.


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Australia and NZ must continue to shun Bainimarama Comments 0

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

A debate occurred on Radio Australia National on whether it’s in Australia’s national interest to continue shunning the Bainimarama regime. The debate featured Dr Jon Fraenkel who specialises in Melanesian affairs at the Australian National University and argues that Australia and New Zealand should refuse to engage with Bainimarama until he buckles. According to Grub Sheet “Fraenkel is part Read more