Posts Tagged ‘Great Council of Chiefs’

Fiji chief denies making threats

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Ro Teimumu Kepa, who heads the Burebasaga Confederacy, says her letter to Commodore Bainimarama simply stated that the role of the Great Council of Chiefs in the life of Fijians should not be discounted. An opinion article in a pro-government newspaper criticised her for threatening a calamity, but she says she was simply raising the Read more

Ethnicity is a fact of life says Fiji Paramount chief

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

“The obsession to remove racial issues from the governance of this country is short-sighted and ill-conceived, for ethnicity is a fact of life”, says Paramount Chief Ro Teimumu in a letter to the interim Prime Minster, Frank Bainimarama. “The revolutionary changes you are making cannot be made without the involvement of the Great Council of Read more

Fiji – Church crticises abolition of Great Council of Chiefs

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

The Methodist Church has criticised the abolition of the Great Council of Chiefs (GCC), saying national consultation should have been held before it was abolished. The Church’s general secretary Reverend Tevita Nawadra made the comment after Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama announced a new body would be appointed to replace it. Mr Nawadra said it Read more