Fiji’s favourite toilet paper, Fiji Sun, reported Frank Bainimarama pleading with former Fiji citizens in Australia to invest in Fiji. Yeah right!
But why would anyone want to invest in Fiji? Especially after Bainimarama's stupid "Koco" formula destroyed Fiji’s Sugar, Fishing and Mahogany industries which is a sign of his incompetence, arrogance, lies and corruption!
Bainimarama's koco-formula exploded Fiji’s debt to $6 billion, well beyond the country's ability to repay. Fiji is broke and its World Bank ranking for 'easy of doing business' has fallen from 34 in 2006 [the year Bainimarama staged his military coup] to 163 out of 190 countries in 2019. An indicator of lots of red-tape and corruption which means hidden costs!
In addition, there is no rule of law in Fiji so no person or investment is safe! Nor will you be able to seek help from the elected members of the Opposition parties, unless you want to be entertained by a fancy toothless speech as if they were auditioning for a part in a Bollywood movie!
So anyone who believes the shit that spews out of Frank Bainimarama's gob is either the same kind of stupid or a corrupt, lying, thieving bastard!
Fiji qualified for the International Development Association (IDA) under Bainimarama and Sayed-Khaiyum's corruption and mismanagement! This is not an achievement!
The IDA is the part of the World Bank that helps the world’s 76 poorest countries which now includes Fiji. The IDA complements the World Bank’s original lending arm—the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) that was established to provide loans and advice to middle-income and credit-worthy POOR COUNTRIES. IDA also provides grants to countries at risk of debt distress like Fiji with its $6 billion debt it can't repay!
So the Bainimarama Boom has to be a lie! Right?
Sayed-Khaiyum, reports the Fiji Sun in June 2019, stated that Fiji is doing so well with its 10th straight year of economic growth, the BAINIMARAMA BOOM!
But a few months later in October 2019 the FBC reports that Fiji has been given access to IDA funds!
This suggests that other usual lenders are refusing to give Fiji more loans because they know the realities of Fiji's "booming" economy!
Fiji's arrogant AG and incompetent minister for everything Sayed-Khaiyum lied again in Parliamant and lied to the people of Fiji! He is responsible for this nasty situation Fiji is in. This is due to his arrogance, stupidity and greed and need to control everything, especially sticking his nose into matters well beyond his capabilities and intellect!
And then you have the Director for Pacific Islands Programme at the Lowy Institute, Jonathan Pryke, saying that Fiji’s 10 years of unprecedented economic growth has undoubtedly been attributed to the sound leadership of Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama. What! Is he referring to the same Frank JV Bainimarama who failed form 4, scored poorly in maths and couldn't explain VAT or GDP! Wow! Pryk obviously doesn't understand Fiji, right? Oh! Wait a minute! Maybe the Pryke was being sarcastic and actually meant Fiji's 10 years of unprecedented economic mismanagement!
It's safe to say that the Bainimarama Boom is all fake and is actually a Sayed-Khaiyum Fart that has intoxicated the corrupt, the gullible and the lunatics of society!
A different Fiji History if New Zealand had Balls!
Professor Brij Vilash Lal's book, LEVELLING WIND - REMEMBERING FIJI, provides a timely reminder about Fiji's corrupt, lying and murderer dictator Frank JV Bainimarama. An uncouth thug of poor education and intellect who is running from the law for his crimes [See page 363] that include:
Bainimarama's lack of education and deceitful ways shine through in his dismissal of Hughes’s accusations as not being ‘in the interest of crime prevention and investigation but to remove him [Bainimarama] from office. Well Hello! You committed these crimes JV Bainimarama so you needed to be removed from office!
Prof Lal's book includes a copy of the entire letter [replicated here for readers] from Fiji's then Police Commissioner Andrew Hughes (2003–2006) to the New Zealand Police Commissioner Howard Broad about resolving the imminent political crisis in Fiji in 2006 following Commodore Frank Bainimarama’s public threat to overthrow the democratically elected government of Qarase.
Had the New Zealand police acted on Hughes’s advice, says Prof Lal, fully supported by the Fijian National Security Council, the course of Fijian history would have been very different".
Professor Brij Lal's book is Published by ANU Press, The Australian National University [Email: firstname.lastname@example.org] and can be downloaded for FREE from at press.anu.edu.au
Fijian's of all races should be angered by the corrupt DPP Christopher Pryde, a Kiwi import, deciding not to charge Frank Bainimarama for assaulting handicapped MP Pio Tikoduadua. Pryde’s reasons are deliberately aimed at freeing the childish bakola dictator Frank Bainimarama from arrest and prosecution!
Pryde’s many decisions form a pattern that suggests there is NO RULE OF LAW in Fiji and that the kaisi bakola Frank JV Bainimarama and his band of thugs in the RFMF and Police are above the law!
The RFMF has become a band of thugs with Bainimarama's pet torturer Lieutenant-Colonel Aseri Rokoura heading the Fiji Infantry Regiment (3FIR) and responsible for carrying out Bainimarama's instructions. It would not be a far stretch to suspect that they were involved in kidnapping and assaulting the 16 year old as reported in the FijiTimes. All because JV Bainimarama's feelings were hurt once again! The poor baby!
Remember that when Justice Ward disagreed with Bainimarama's stupid rantings Sitiveni Qiliho, now Fiji’s Commissioner of Police, was sent to burn down Justice Ward's residence at Pacific Harbour. The very same Pio Tokoduadua was there when the orders were given, but he continued to support Bainimarama until his falling out many years later. Pio was also privy to many of Bainimarama’s corrupt practices, beatings and torture but refuses to divulge any of it when he now sits on the opposition benches. He isn't doing if for his integrity or honour or for the betterment of Fiji!........
Frank JV Bainimarama has proven that he is just a low-down childish piece of shit!
But don't expect any resistance from the majority of Opposition members in SODELPA or the other parties who stop at fancy speeches, fancy dress and social media posts. They didn’t publicly condemn Bainimarama’s assault on Pio! Or did we miss that media post!
Why not? Incompetent? Lamu? Corrupt? Or all three?
Mich Beddoes in his facebook post asks what will it take for people of Fiji to reach their tipping point and push back against the dictatorship and say ENOUGH!
Yes, what will it take indeed!
If took four brave Kiwi journalists to reveal Frank Bainimarama’s family corruption, land theft and environmental damage being carried out at Malolo Island. The Kiwis were arrested and detained, but they got the message out! This was not done by the opposition parties.
Why not? Incompetent? Lamu? Corrupt? Or all three?
Then there is Hong Kong, with their brave citizens protesting and standing up for their freedoms in the face of brutal police reactions. Unafraid they continue because they believe in what they are doing claimed a masked protester on TV news. But not in Fiji. Oh! No!
You won’t catch any member of the opposition leading their voters to make any such stand like that. No way!
Rabuka still thinks he is in the military barracks and must protect the name and honour of the RFMF that is intimidating and beating citizens in support of the dictatorship!! He also followed the suggestion of the Speaker, a former military commander, as a command when he should have considered its consequences in his role as the leader of the Opposition!!
Remember that Rabuka and his SODELPA party won the 2018 election but failed in their attempt to defend their win via the Corrupt Fiji courts run by the FijiFirst party general secretary who is also the AG and minister for everything!
But that was it! Rabuka and the party accepted the results of the corrupt court and rolled over like obedient little pussies! No protests! No Strikes! No civil disobedience! Nothing!
Why not? Incompetent? Lamu? Corrupt? Or all three?
Even today the Opposition parties stop at fancy words and speeches too afraid to cross that line and lead their people to take a stand against the dictatorship and say enough is enough!
Some opposition members claim they are working very hard on the front line! Ok, doing what? The people already know about the corrupt dictatorship. That's why they voted them out at the 2018 election, but you could not defend their win! So it doesn't matter how many more fancy speeches you give!
The end results is that there is NO PROGRESS, and there will continue to be no progress unless you as an elected representative of the people who voted you into office to stand up and fight for them are prepared to do your job and to step across "that line". Take on the dictatorship at their own game! Otherwise, you are just wasting space and resources with fancy speeches!
The people are ready and waiting, eager for that taste of freedom once again but their elected leaders are not! Their leaders appear happy to just sit back behind more fancy speeches and inaction while they collect their salaries!
Meanwhile, the people struggle day to day with the highest cost of living, highest levels of poverty and crime and rape, high increases in fees for government services, low wages and broken health and education services and much more.
Now a group within SODELPA’s own party is taking their own leaders to court! A case of egos or misguided loyalties? Time will tell. Click HERE to read more.
Meanwhile, the voters must continue to wait!
Beddoes writes that “So long as we the people tolerate this thuggish behavior from the government and its aiders and abettors and we continue with the vosota attitude towards their repeated human rights violations and choose silence over protest, they will just become more embolden and do worse the next time and we just become their enablers and every time we let them get away with it, we reduce our own levels of self-worth and moral integrity and in case anyone has forgotten, these are the very same people who committed the act of treason on December 5th 2006 and all other acts of brutality and human rights abuses against innocent people, including the 17 decrees specifically targeting our indigenous community, aided and abetted by all those who support them and help ‘milk’ our treasury dry as they continue to enrich themselves and in the process take our country into the midst of what is now being described as a MODEST SLOWDOWN?
What will it take people for us to reach our tipping point and push back and say ENOUGH!"
The SODELPA party has come a long way since January 2013. It has had to overcome the trials and tribulations of being the largest opposition party under a corrupt and oppressive Fiji dictatorship with its armed military thugs and corrupt judiciary!
And like any true democratic party SODELPA has also had its fair share of disgruntled members and party politics to deal with. This is not a Freedom encountered by the dictatorship's Fiji First Party because all decisions are made by one man - like it or lump it!
Unfortunately for SODELPA a group of disgruntled members has decided to air their grievances publicly and risk turning it into a side show. This is sad especially at a time when the party faithful are looking for leadership and unity from the party to carve a pathway for them out from under the clutches of the corrupt and lying dictatorship.
What would have been better was to see these same disgruntled members take the Fiji Govt to court on issues of say, No Rule of Law, No Human Rights, broken promises, corruption, the failed FSC and its missing millions, the ownership of Fiji Airways, the removal of the great council of chiefs, or the banning of the Fijian language from the Fijian parliament, or how about Bainimarama's assault case being brushed aside! Anyone of these would be a more beneficial use of resources, wouldn't it!
But the sad fact is that on 10th December 2019 the Suva High Court will hear submissions in relation to a legal challenge from within the party filed against SODELPA's Party President Ro Filipe Tuisawau, Anare Jale, Adi Litia Qionibaravi and Usaia Waqatairewa. Wow!
The challenge is being led by the party’s Suva Constituency President Watisoni Nata with:
The group alleges that SODELPA and the executives named in the action have breached the party constitution, the Political Parties Act and the Constitution of Fiji as reported in the media. But the Fiji First party and government have breached many of their own rules and regulations and human rights and no opposition party or member has taken them to court!
Anyway, the group argues that the court challenge has been done to strengthen the party’s accountability for its voters and supporters. I highly doubt that very much! But time will tell, fingers crossed!
Click HERE to read more.
The CORRUPT and INCOMPETENT Director of Public Prosecutions Christopher Pryde, a New Zealand import, has decided that no charges will be laid against Fiji's murdering and childish thug of a Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.
This is in relation to Bainimarama assaulting National Federation Party Member of Parliament, Pio Tikoduadua in the parliamentary precincts on 9th August 2019.
Labour Leader Mahendra Chaudhry, in their Facebook post, says he is shocked by the decision of the Director of Public Prosecutions Christopher Pryde that no charges be laid against PM Bainimarama in the Pio Tikoduadua assault case.
“We are advised that the grounds advanced by him in support of the decision are ill-founded and misapplied in this particular case,” said Mr Chaudhry.
“The decision also calls to question the independence of the office of the DPP,” he said.
The disciplinary rules referred to by the DPP are meant for Members of Parliament who commit a breach of parliamentary privilege. It is not meant for those who are alleged to have committed a criminal act.
“The Parliament is not empowered to deal with criminal acts committed by its members,” Mr Chaudhry said.
Section 20 (j) of the Parliamentary Powers and Privileges Act 1965 that the DPP refers to, states: “any person who threatens or assaults a member or an officer of Parliament on account of his conduct as such member or officer …. shall be guilty of an offence and liable to on conviction to a fine not exceeding four hundred dollars or, in default of payment thereof, to imprisonment not exceeding two years or to such imprisonment without the option of a fine or to both such fine and imprisonment.”
“Offences listed in Section 20 of the Parliamentary Powers and Privileges Act are matters for the courts to decide, not the privileges committee or the Parliament,” Mr Chaudhry said.
“By his own admission, the DPP agrees that had the Privileges Committee and Parliament not dealt with the case, there was sufficient evidence for the matter to proceed to court.
“ Mr Pio Tikoduadua has been denied justice in this particular case. He has been penalized twice – first he was assaulted and then he was suspended from Parliament for six months for no fault of his own,” Mr Chaudhry said.
Read more at C4.5
DPP says sufficient evidence but no charges against Bainimarama
Bainimarama gets away with a crime, Pio asked to apologise
Meanwhile the placid opposition parties continue with their toothless defence of their voters' rights and freedoms!
Fiji's 2019 Flying Fijians haven't had a great start to their Rugby World Cup campaign, losing to Australia and Uruguay in the early rounds. So it may have been more appropriate before the next game to have a more talented person give the motivational speech that would inspire the players. Especially a person that the team could look up to, respect and believe in! But no!
The person chosen to give the speech at the jersey presentation was Inia Seruiratu, a military officer and Member of Parliament of poor intellect and prone to smart-ass one-liners that titillate the senses of the less educated including Fiji's dictator Frank Bainimarama!
As a military officer Seruiratu would be used to junior officers and soldiers sitting up and listening to his every word! That was their duty whether they believed him or not! But out in the real world, intelligence matters! So during his speech at the jersey presentation Seruiratu had to tell the audience to look at him, not once, but twice! They were obviously not interested in what he had to say! And I don't blame them! Just watch YouTube videos of Seruiratu's speeches as he bounces around to know that he is a performer and not a motivational speaker by any sane stretch of the imagination!
Apenisa Rokobaro writes in his FB post that there is no more brave hearts and warriors in Fiji to motivate the Flying Fijians in the Jersey presentation and humorously suggests that maybe the potbellied Seruiratu doesn't realise that the World Cup is not a sausage eating competition!
The government funded Fiji Broadcasting Corporation reports that the Fiji Sugar Corporation’s [FSC] financial resources and cash flow is being strained by having to pay back loans to the Exim Bank of India – which were mismanaged years ago claims FSC Board Chair Vishnu Mohan at the Corporation’s Annual General Meeting. Mohan adds that the misuse of funds is still affecting the FSC financially because the Corporation is legally bound to pay back the money – even though it wasn’t used for its intended purpose. That's fraud and needs to be investigated!
Remember that form failed Frank JV Bainimarama has been Fiji’s Minister for Sugar!
In 2015 Prof Narsey wrote an article titled “Lies, damned lies and FSC company accounts” in which he says that the then Executive Chairman of FSC (Abdul Khan) had told the annual general meeting that FSC had recorded “$1.8 m profit for 2012, $6.2 m for 2013 and $6.9 m for 2014.’ Yeah right!
But if you read the 2014 Annual Report, including 2013 and 2012, says Prof Narsey, you would see that the profit for 2014 was $6.9m ‘after writing back a portion of the impairment loss!
This says Prof Narsey should have given nightmares to taxpayers because the FSC accounts revealed that the trading results for 2012-2014 are not real profits. They are actually ‘operating losses!’.
FSC’s net equity continued Prof Narsey has been negative for the previous four years. This means its debts exceeded its assets. For most of us who become overwhelmed with debt we are declared bankrupt.
This should be of great concern to Fiji taxpayers who own 68% of FSC shares through government and to the statutory bodies, local companies and individuals who own the rest of the shares.
FSC’S REAL OPERATING PROFITS
The FSC annual reports give the Trading Profit/(Loss) as operating loses [rounded off to millions]:
2011 ($32 million) (operating loss)
2012 ($14 million) (operating loss)
2013 ($10 million) (operating loss)
2014 ($5 million) (operating loss)
Abdul Khan, continued Prof Narsey, deliberately chose not to mention the good news that the operating losses had reduced from $32million down to $5million. If he had mentioned it then he would have had to acknowledge that FSC had been making losses not profits.
So how exactly did those ‘Operating Losses’ magically become ‘profits’?
THE 2010 ‘IMPAIRMENT LOSS’
According to Narsey the FSC 2010 accounts showed an ‘Impairment Loss’ of $173 million. This was the accounting profession’s sensible way of telling FSC shareholders that the huge loans taken from the Exim Bank of India for the ‘Mill Upgrade Program’ and other loans, had not worked and only added more debt.
This meant that the FSC was technically insolvent [unable to pay its debts] so the Fiji government under the incompetent leadership of Frank Bainimarama continued to give FSC ongoing government handouts! If not, private shareholders could technically have filed for FSC’s ‘bankruptcy’ to protect whatever little financial interest they could retrieve.
Bainimarama and his government tried to hide their failings by providing more taxpayer funds!
NZ consultants apparently advised FSC about how to improve the mills’ performance and future earnings. FSC should release these NZ consultants’ reports so that 'we the people' can see exactly what they recommended.
Whatever the NZ consultants recommended says Prof Narsey, FSC reversed a proportion of the ‘impairment losses’ (using amounts they chose by themselves!) which, when added to the operating losses, resulted in the misleadingly and fake profits of “$1.8 m profit for 2012, $6.2 m for 2013 and $6.9 m for 2014.’
Please note that in reality FSC had recorded large operating losses over these years even though they had been reducing in size!
The South Pacific Stock Exchange also delisted FSC in 2011 and stopped trading its shares. This was to protect members of the public from trading in shares whose values were ‘very unclear’ and certainly not the large positive amounts quoted in previous years. But despite being delisted the FSC 2014 Annual Report states (page 2) that ‘The Corporation’s "shares" were still listed and traded on the South Pacific Stock Exchange. This is a lie! Deliberately done to mislead people and fool lenders! None of the annual reports for 2011, 2012 and 2013 stated this.
WHY AN EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
Abdul Khan as the Executive Chairman was both Chairman of the Board and the CEO, drawing a full salary and being the overall ‘manager’ of FSC.
This meant that the Khan was technically reporting on his own management, which includes massive losses, failing to present annual reports for three years, and even failing to hold Annual General Meetings for three years, all the while he was praising himself by telling the media that shareholders were happy.
INCOMPETENT BAINIMARAMA LEADERSHIP
Bainimarama and his government and unqualified military officers who were put into senior government positions, have always tried to sell their incompetence as success while issuing bullshit statements about how much they value the sugar industry and the welfare of the thousands of people. Bainimarama didn't and still doesn't care about the people!
Remember that in 2009, Bainimarama arrogantly threw away 300 million dollars of EU aid for the sugar industry because he refused to hold elections that he had promised! He was not going to discard his corrupt ‘vision' to remain in power because a few carrots were being dangled’ by the EU. Bainimarama remaining in power was more important than the 300 million dollar EU aid to help the sugar workers and their families!
That $300 million could have gone a long way towards enabling the industry and cane farmers to diversify says Prof Narsey.
Niko Nawaikula MP stated in his Facebook post that according to Fiji Sun newspaper, the FSC had suffered yet another trading loss of $23.1M for the year ending May 31st 2019. Fiji Sun tried hiding the true state of affairs by reporting a gross profit of $.8M the year before while leaving out the $24.6 operating losses.
Nawaikula bases his figures on FSC Annual Reports from 2007 - 2018 that were tabled in Parliament. According to those reports FSC incurred yearly loses except for 2007,2013 & 2014 when it made a profit, but we now know from Prof Narsey that these were fake profits!
Nawaikula states that the total loss under Bainimarama as Minister responsible for Sugar from 2007-2018 was $401M. When we add Prof Narsey's figures into the calculation the total LOSS becomes $416 million.
Frank Bainimarama has destroyed the Sugar Industry, the Fishing and Mahogany industry and Fiji’s economy all through his greed, corruption and stupidity!
Remember Bainimarama was broke and almost bankrupt in 2006 living beyond his means, and he has unfortunately carried over his "koco" mentality into his mismanagement of Fiji and its resources! And like an idiot he has borrowed loans beyond Fiji’s ability to repay.
In 2010 Fiji was insolvent but the Chinese government stepped in to pay Fiji’s bills! Fiji is now maxed out on loans and broke!
So now Bainimarama is travelling the world trying desperately to milk free money through Climate Change. Meanwhile, he continues to pay himself $3,000 per day in allowances that is in addition to his already taxpayer funded salary, food, accommodation, credit-card and travel expenses. This is not the actions of leader who cares for the people living with a high cost of living caused by Bainimarama's incompetence!
Radio NZ reported that Fiji's corrupt and lying dictator Frank Bainimarama has again made another promise when he announced at the 'World Leaders for Nature event in New York' a plan to plant about 30 million trees in response to the climate crisis.
This all sounds very nice but Frank Bainimarama has a record filled with broken promises and lies that are said at the time to impress the gullible and less educated of society! Many still fall for his lies!
While Bainimarama talks about planting the trees over the next 15 years, he is also engaged in destroying Fiji's environment! The man is a hypocrite!
He also said the plan will encourage Fijian people to protect trees and mangroves because it offers a financial incentive as well as a natural one. Meanwhile Bainimarama approved the illegal destruction of the mangroves and environment on Malolo Island where his family is in partnership to build a resort! And there is Nawi island where the local residents started a petition titled "Save Savusavu Bay" They calim that the Savusavu Town Council and Ministry for Lands are responsible for approving the destruction of 10 hectares of mangrove and dredging Nawi’s seabed, thus threatening local livelihoods, safety, ecology and the environment. This is all under Bainimarama's watch!
Opposition Leader Rabuka told Pacific Beat that there were other cases that also needed to be looked at. "There is still the Nawi [Island] case on Savusavu and there are other developments in the west [of Viti Levu], which need to be thoroughly investigated and looked into to make sure that the everybody involved is following the procedures,"
The 30 million trees in response to the climate crisis sounds more like another fairy tale that the villagers in the district of Noemalu in the upper reaches of Fiji's Wainimala River are all too familiar with.
On 18 March 2018 the FijiTimes reported that the villagers were still asking dictator Voreqe Bainimarama for the 100 horses he had promised them on January 21, 2016! Its now October 2019, and they are still waiting!
Being the typical show-off and CONMAN, JV Bainimarama, after hearing of their troubles, arrogantly promised he would provide the village with 100 horses to ease the burden of transporting supplies to and from their Village. The promise was well-received by more than 600 villagers, reported the FijiTimes.
BUT after three years the villagers are still waiting to see the first horse!
69-year-old Aminiasi Rakula, who lives in Nasauvere Village, accessible via a four-hour trek which involves crossing the Wainimala River 32 times, spoke on behalf of villagers,
"We carried dalo and yaqona from the village to the school because the Prime Minister was coming to visit us. We were so happy when he told us that he was going to give us 100 horses to help carry our supplies while we waited for a road to be built. But we are still waiting, we don't know whether we will be given the horses, or maybe the horses have not been born, or maybe waiting for the horses will be like waiting for the road to reach us".
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