Posts Tagged ‘Voreqe Bainimarama’

No funding for religion – says Bainimarama

Monday, February 27th, 2017

The Fiji Government will not fund religion says the prime minister Voreqe Bainimarama. While responding to pleas from villagers on Saturday, Bainimarama said if Government handed out assistance to a certain church group, others would follow suit. He said this could not be done  because Government did not have the funds just to assist religious groups Read more

Bainimarama’s comments on same sex marriage criminal

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Homosexual activist and attorney Aman Ravindra-Singh has accused Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama of breaking the law by the manner in which he responded to a suggestion the same sex marriage be legalised. Singh claims that the prime minister has violated section 26 of the Fiji constitution, and he should be charged under the criminal Read more

Christian State supporter Oni Kirwin barred from Fiji

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Fiji’s Immigration Director, Nemani Vuniwaqa, has confirmed that the prime minister Voreqe Bainimarama had banned Fiji-born (Mere)oni Kirwin from entering the country. Oni Kirwin is a controversial figure who lives in Australia. According to some commentators she has little credibility and little support. Vuniwaqi told the Fiji Sun that Kirwin was “in attempts to form a so-called Read more

In Fiji 3 different groups arrested for sedition

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Reports from Fiji are confusing but it appears that up 60 people  have been charged  with sedition in three separate cases. Twelve people from Nadroga-Navosa were scheduled to appear in the Sigatoka Magistrates Court on Monday morning but were later informed that the case will be heard in Nadi. The Director of Public Prosecutions, Christopher Read more

Mataca stood for equal opportunity, justice and dignity for every Fijian

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Civil and church leaders in Fiji have been paying tribute to the late Emeritus Archbishop of Fiji, Petero Mataca. “He stood for equal opportunity, justice and dignity for every Fijian,” said the Prime Minster of Fiji, Voreqe Bainimarama, in his message of condolence. “Every Fijian joins me in mourning the passing of Archbishop Petero Mataca, Read more

Catholic Primary School cadets impress Fiji’s PM

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Ratu Emeri, a Catholic primary school at Kubulau in Bua is the first primary school in Bua to engage its Year 1 to Year 3 students in the cadet program. Last week barefooted and with disposable medical gloves on their hands, the cadets were not phased by the lack of military garb as they put Read more

Fiji Methodists say 4 days not long enough for annual conference

Friday, July 19th, 2013

The Fiji Government has given the Methodist Church of Fiji and Rotuma 40 hours, over 4 days, to hold its annual conference this year. Methodist Church general secretary Reverend Tevita Nawadra said the church had asked government for two weeks in which to hold the annual conference. “We wanted to hold our singing competition in Read more