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Chaudhry puts Vaniqi back in his box with facts PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 May 2012 14:41

MPC’s reply to Military Sugar Commissar Vaniqi’s claim that Chaudhry is politicising the sugar industry is simple: let the facts speak for themselves. Since the coup, the cane crop has declined from 3.3 million tonnes to 2.1 million tonnes. Sugar produced has fallen from 330,000 tonnes to 165,000 tonnes. The tonnes of cane needed to produce a tonne of sugar has deteriorated from 10 to 13.5. These are facts, not political statements.

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No warning for water cuts – AGAIN PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 May 2012 14:39

Large stretches of Suva including Lami, Laucala Beach, Samabula, Valelevu, and Nasinu were hit without any warning with water disruptions from Tuesday night until Wednesday. Five years ago the regime promised to put an end to water cuts, but even the creation of the Water Authority of Fiji under the personal control of Khaiyum has done nothing to improve the service.

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Are Khaiyum and Yash Ghai really at odds on military role? PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 May 2012 14:35

Sayed-Khaiyum says it is not for a constitution to prescribe the size of the military, but Constitutional Commission Chairman, Yash Ghai, has said its role must be addressed during consultations. Is Khaiyum disagreeing with Yash Ghai, or is he secretly pleased that Yash Ghai can say it while he cannot? Khaiyum hates the military, and most of them hate him, so he’s no doubt hoping that Yash Ghai will do him a favour and hobble the military.

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Persecution of Methodist Church goes on PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 May 2012 09:48

The leadership of Methodist Church will still have to face criminal charges in relation to their attempt to hold the normal meetings needed for the management of their church. This is no more than persecution of a church based on the prejudice and bitterness of Sayed-Khaiyum. It’s a joke to think that the executive of the Methodist church are considered to be such security threat that they cannot be allowed to meet.

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The ranks of coup supporters are thinning PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 May 2012 09:46

Fiji Board Exiles blog site has an interesting exchange on 2007 Name and Shame list. Some of the members are dying (old Dr Senilagakali, Inosi Tawakedrau, Josateki Nawalowalo, Rodney Acraman). Then there’s those who were appointed and then sacked by the regime or fell out of favour – a long list. Dr Mohammed Shamshudean Sahu Khan; Mahendra Pal Chaudhry; Shaista Shameem; Lt. Col. Tevita ‘Ului’ Mara; Colonel Pita Driti; Epeli Ganilau; Manu Korovulavula; Mahendra Motibhai Patel; Jokapeci Koroi; Posed Bune; Felix Anthony; Daniel Urai Manufolau; Bernadette Rounds-Ganilau; Rajendra Chaudhry; Lekh Ram Vayeshnoi; ]one Navakamocea; Tevita Vuibau; Jainend Kumar; Netani Sukanaivalu.  Have we missed any? Who will be next?

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