Monthly Archives: June 2009

Narayan leaves FTIB

18518tuqm8Seems that the government backed the CEO Annie Rodgers,  as Viliame Naupoto has been made Chairman of FTIB.

Bye bye Frances!

As reported on Coup 1/4

The Chairman of Fiji Islands Trade & Invesment Bureau, New Zealand citizen Francis Naayan, is understood to have returned to Auckland.

Narayan is believed to have flown out of Nadi on Wednesday after writing to his friend, interim prime minister and army commander, Frank Bainimarama, setting out conditions that will see him either continue his role as FTIB chairman or quit.

Sources have confirmed to us that in the letter to Bainimarama, Narayan stated that he was returning to New Zealand for two weeks, where he would await the regime’s response.

We reported last week that Narayan had lost his $160,000 annual salary as investment cosultant for Fiji National Provident Fund and was having problems with FTIB chief executive, Annie Rodgers.

Narayan has told Bainimarama he can no loger work with Rodgers, saying that if the regme wants him to continue as FTIB Chairman, then it has to get rid of Rodgers.

viliame_naupoto_005Comments from Fiji Live.   Former commander of the Fijian Navy, Commander Viliame Naupoto, is now at the helm of the Fiji Trade and Investment Board.

Naupoto confirmed to FijiLive that he took over responsibilities of the chairman of the FTIB, the Government body tasked with promoting investment in the country, last week after the departure of chairman Francis Narayan.

New FNPF board members

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Never has there been so much speculation over board appointments.  The list of front runnes for FNFP are as follows:

Robin Yarrow

Radrodro Tabualevu

Div Damodar

Humpy Dumpty

Ajay Punja

Francis Narayan

Barack Obama

So your guess is as good as ours.  But we are hoping for either Humpty Dumpty or Barack Obama. Submit your top  names for the job under this blog please.

Raw Military Lies

117699Editors comments in blue.

Sources  from within QEB say last Friday was another embarrasing day for the green goons. Nothing embarrasing about having a few drinks at the Officers Mess.

They reported that the officers mess turned into a brawling ground with main boy, Pita Driti, knocking out one of his own Captain to the ground. A brawl would mean more than two people.

They say it looked like the Captain decided to fake his own defeat after he told Driti they will soon be history.  What really happened was this… the Captain was drunk and fell, Driti helped him up and sat him in a chair…. OR this could have happened.. A guy walks up to Driti and says ‘Hi mate, I work for Raw Fiji News’ and then Driti wacks him.. or………( you fill in the blanks)

Big mistake by Driti? BIG LIES BY RAW??

It’s is not about democracy

fiji30The position of the military government gets stronger with every passing day, as the bleatings of our neighbours become tiresome and faint.

Time is the greatest weapon in the present scenario.

Bainimarama needs to do nothing, say nothing. Just keep the peace and plod along. Every day that passes until 2014 will be a thorn in the side of those who want to impose their will but have failed miserably.

The focus should be on the current economic recession, “political equilibrium” will come in time.

The bullying tactics adopted by the righteous neighbours only is having the opposite effect – instead of earning the respect of the Fiji community, it is galvanising support for Bainimarama. It is the classic case of people supporting the underdog against a common foe.

From Topasi

Digicel spreads Swine Flu

digicel As reported on blog site  Coup 1/4  we wonder if there is any truth to the story??? Comments from Digicel!!

Fiji has now got 10 cases of the swine flu virus.

Six of them are employees of mobile company Digicel.

The workers contracted the virus via a PNG national who can’t be traced.

Two weeks ago the interim regime said their contingency plans for the virus was foolproof.

Editors note: nothing is foolproof and the governement never made those comments.

Australia – Your foreign Minister is an IDIOT!

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Australia and New Zealand are backing themselves into a corner and handing the pacific over to the Chinese, Korean etc.  However we wonder if America will allow this to happen, and if America comes to the aid of the Pacific where does that leave Australia and New Zealand??  Editors comments are in blue.

Australian and New Zealand diplomacy has failed Fiji, former Prime Minister and World Trade Organisation Director-General Mike Moore said yesterday.  It has failed because of the arrogance of these countries

Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith defended his country’s approach on TV One’s Q and A show over Fiji, which is under the military rule of Commodore Frank Bainimarama’s regime. Actually thats not correct, check your facts Steve, we have a government of which Frank is the Prime Minister.

“Well they should be treated like pariahs, this is effectively a military dictatorship, this is a regime that has taken Fiji away from democracy.” Still yapping on about a democracy, play a different tune,  i am starting to think that this guy is a bit slow, how many times do we have to tell you… WE NEVER WERE A BLOODY DEMOCRACY!

Mr Smith said Fiji’s economy was in a “very precarious” situation, in danger of “falling over”, and it had started talks with international financial institutions. And the Australian economy is doing great!!!! The world is in recession, come on Steve, you are starting to sound like a broken record.

Australian sanctions were not to blame for the situation, he said. “We have never imposed or contemplated sanctions which would have an adverse impact on the Fijian economy, on the contrary.”  Ah then what are the travel bans Steve, we are struggling to get people to stand on boards and take up positions because you will ban them from Australia.

Mr Moore said one of the international financial institutions Mr Smith referred to was likely to be the World Bank.

“This represents a huge diplomatic failure by New Zealand and by Australia over several decades,” he told Q and A.

“Foreign policy is projecting and protecting your interests and promoting your values and building up over many years those values and those interests. We have failed.”

Mr Moore said “a game changer” was needed to look at the problems rather than take a critical approach. Someone who finally is speaking some sense.

“There has to be a game changer there, and to allow people to move, keep their dignity and keep their faith.”

After talks last week, Mr Smith and Foreign Minister Murray McCully said they would continue to put pressure on the United Nations over using Fijian peacekeepers. Idiots, what does this achieve, more poverty in Fiji, more unemployment,  did Steve say not three paragraphs back that they didn’t want to adversely effect the economy of Fiji.  Steve, mate, suggest you hop on a flight and come to Fiji and see for yourself what is going on here.

The UN decided last year not to use Fijian peacekeepers for any new missions but it has continued to deploy those already engaged.

Former New Zealand First MP Ron Mark told the show the UN struggled to find quality defence forces.  IT speaks for itself really.

“One of the greatest difficulties the United Nations has is getting credible defence forces from credible countries that aren’t corrupt…

“It’s one thing for New Zealand and Australia to be saying we want the United Nations to drop Fiji from its list of preferred countries [and another to find replacements].” AFTER ALL WE ARE THE BEST…..

– NZPA

What new DAWN!

flags‘Like Fiji Man, I too hoped for a new dawn… God knows the potential for it was right there. It may still be, but it needs us who truly have Fiji at heart to stand up and be counted’.

‘And I’m not talking about insurrection – I’m talking about giving Frank more alternatives then what he has right now. Someone needs to point out that he has straying from the middle ground – straying from the line that is the best for Fiji.

Its a very difficult line to keep, and quite often will result in much criticism from the loud mouthed right & left extremists – DO NOT heed their voices. The silent middle ground has the majority, and always has.

From Son Of Fiji