Posts Tagged ‘SDL’

Bainimarama: Christian state will not help nation-building:

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Fiji will be a secular state,” says Prime Minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama. This was the Prime Minister’s response to the Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) party submission summary handed to the Constitution Committee by the party constituent leaders. The SDL said Fiji should be a Christian State and Christianity is the state religion. “This will Read more

Did Fiji’s SDL make a submission to the Constitution Commission?

Friday, August 10th, 2012

The submission from the SDL – the largely indigenous Fijian party, called for Fiji to be declared an officially Christian state, that Fijian be the official language of the country, for only indigenous i-Taukei to be known as Fijian, and for references to sexual orientation to be removed from human rights laws. Despite denials from Read more

SDL want Fiji to be declared a Christian State

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

The SDL Party wants Fiji to be declared a Christian State, Christianity to be the state religion and Fijian to be the national language of the state. The  SDL (Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua)  was founded in 2001 by Laisenia Qarase.  It is widely seen as the successor to the Alliance, the former ruling party that had dominated Fijian politics Read more