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Fiji tying itself to a failed economic model

Fiji’s Prime Minister Bainimarama claims large-scale mining is the way forward for his country – but maybe the people will not be so easily fooled. A quick glance across the water to PNG should provide a chilling glimpse of what the future could hold if large-scale mining takes off. 132 more words

Environmental Impact

"Manipulating democracy" (edited article in Fiji Times, 31 October 2015)

Manipulating democracy (edited article in Fiji Times, 31 October 2015)
Professor Wadan Narsey

I would certainly agree with Nemani Delaibatiki, senior writer for the Fiji Sun, when he reminds the public of the need to protect and strengthen our “fledgling democracy”. 1,231 more words

Ba 2015

Fijians arrive in London

The Vodafone Flying Fijians side arrived in London yesterday and will today start their preparation for their game against Canada.

Speaking from London media manager Inoke Bainimarama said the team was greeted with fine weather in Heathrow. 135 more words

Rugby World Cup

"To level the media playing field" (edited version in The Fiji Times, 11 July 2015)

To level the media playing field
Professor Wadan Narsey
(edited version in The Fiji Times, 11 July 2015)

At yesterday’s parliamentary sitting, the Leader of the National Federation Party (Professor Biman Prasad) moved a motion that any fair-minded member of the public would have thought was completely reasonable and should have been supported by both sides of the house, just as several government bills were, on the previous day. 1,746 more words

Ba 2015

The Tebbutt Poll and Bainimarama Poll (edited version in Fiji Times, 4 July 2015 appeared as ‘A tale of two polls’)

The Tebbutt Poll and Bainimarama Poll (edited version in Fiji Times, 4 July 2015 appeared as ‘A tale of two polls’)
Professor Wadan Narsey

These last few weeks, there have been two polls conducted in the country, one well known, the other less so. 1,261 more words

Ba 2015

"Fiji’s flag fiasco: a process hijacked?' (edited article in Fiji Times, 25 June, 2015).

Fiji’s flag fiasco: a process hijacked? (edited article in Fiji Times, 25 June, 2015). Professor Wadan Narsey

While Bainimarama announced (3 Feb. 2015) that the new flag process would be driven by the Fijian people and a Fijian Flag Committee, the process has been hijacked and the people marginalized. 3,124 more words

Ba 2015

"The misuse of the Magna Carta in Fiji" (edited article in The Fiji Times, 20 June 2015)

Misusing the Magna Carta in Fiji (edited article in Fiji Times, 20 June, 2015)
Professor Wadan Narsey

The English speaking world is currently interested in the old British document,  the Magna Carta  (‘great charter’) which was signed or sealed some 800 years ago by King John of England, as a ‘treaty’ with rebellious barons who wished to limit the king’s powers and abuses. 2,301 more words

Ba 2015