03 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Fijian Elections in 2014 – Overseas Fijian Citizens Can Participate

I’m so immensely excited about having the chance to vote in the first Fijian elections in more than a decade. I’ve never had the chance to vote! And I’m absolutely uninterested in voting for the lesser of two evils in the U.S. These are the parties seeking registration under the new decree: Fiji Labour Party (originally […]

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01 November 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Fiji Falls On the Press Freedom Index

The latest press freedom index rankings released by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has Fiji plunging 73 places to 152 after a crackdown on the media by Fijian dictator Frank Bainimarama. No criticism whatsoever is allowed of Commodore Bainimarama or the military regime. Under Section 16 (1) of the Emergency Regulations (titled “Control of Broadcast and […]

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27 October 2009 ~ 0 Comments

DownFall of Fiji: Coup Culture or PostColonial Failure?

In response to the fourth coup in the Fiji Islands in as many as seventeen years, the international community demanded the restoration of democracy and order in the country. While Sitiveni Rabuka, Fiji’s first coup leader, expressed regret over introducing the concept of military takeover in the country, Dr Brij Lal—an architect of Fiji’s 1997 […]

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14 October 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Changes

Alright, so I promised some changes and here they are – I took a job as a blogger at Change.org for their Immigration cause so it is likely that all my immigration blogging would go there, primarily. You can subscribe to the feed here. I do have a Wednesday blogging duty at DreamActivist and Friday […]

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29 September 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Addressing Brain Drain

Commodore Bainimarama’s speech to the UN General Assembly last month: Fiji has suffered more than 20 years of mismanagement, corruption, and nepotism. Our infrastructure, our judicial system, and our systems of accountability have all remained underdeveloped and unproductive. Many of our finest brains have left the country to migrate, because they could see no future […]

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