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"Ministerial salaries, PM's Office and PSC" (Letter to the Editor 20 March 2015) (Not published)

Letter to Editor,
“Ministerial salaries, PM’s Office and PSC” (20 March 2015)
Professor Wadan Narsey

Dear Sir

Some months ago, the Auditor General Reports revealed that from 2010 to 2013, some ministers’ salaries (including that of Bainimarama and Khaiyum) were irregularly paid through the Prime Minister’s Office and a private accounting company. 114 more words


"Furor over national flag: how to decide?" (significantly edited version in The Fiji Times, 14 Feb. 2015)

The Fiji Flag Furor: let the people decide ((significantly edited version in The Fiji Times, 15 Feb. 2015)
Professor Wadan Narsey

A very good case can be made for Bainimarama’s proposal to change Fiji’s flag, as well as against it. 2,726 more words


Namosi Mine Protest Flares Up Again

One man charged by police for obstructing mining work

Samisoni Pareti | Islands Business

Landowners’ opposition to the proposed multi-million dollar copper and gold mine on central Viti Levu, Fiji’s main island has flared up again this week with the arrest by Fijian police of a 57-year old landowner. 539 more words

Environmental Impact

UK reception for Fiji PM, Hon. Voreque Bainimarama

Allusions to a post-ethnic Fiji nation-state were anchored by the mana-ising power of the traditional Fijian welcome ceremony and by a Catholic-led prayer, at the Fiji High Commission-hosted reception in London on Friday 28th November 2014. 440 more words


Fiji’s un-parliamentary languages (edited version in The Fiji Times, 22 Nov. 2014)

Fiji’s un-parliamentary languages (edited version in The Fiji Times, 22 Nov. 2014)
Professor Wadan Narsey

An extraordinary and unilateral Bainimarama Government decision that has not been publicly debated at all, has been the banning of the use of the indigenous Fijian language in Parliament. 1,304 more words

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"Who is playing petty politics" (Letter to Editor, sent 19 Nov. 2014)

“Who is playing petty politics”
Letter to Editor (The Fiji Times, Fiji Sun, Ashwin Raj) (sent 19 Nov. 2014)

Dear Sir,

While the Bainimarama Government accuses SODELPA of playing petty politics, the reality is the opposite. 200 more words

A0 2014

Mr Policeman: "Nothing to worry about ma'am. We are all friends."

This morning I was woken up by lots of noise outside. There were cars beeping and commotion coming from the busy street 2 floors below me. 570 more words