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What County X Said About Cuba
Given all the negative publicity about Cuba that has gone on remorselessly since I was a young man, I couldn't believe my eyes to read that a well-known politician said Cuba had "world-class credentials in the medical training area" and that his country was thinking of co-operation. Who was the politician? What else was said? Click here to dispel some myths about another country that's had to ensure far worse publicity than Fiji.
This is a resource page to assist readers to check the separate developments that are reported almost daily on this blog against the aims of the People's Charter that are also incorporated in the as yet unpublished Strategic Framework for Change and the Roadmap.
It may seem far away and not all that relevant to Fiji, but in this TED talk former Finance Minister of Nigeria Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala spells out the six things that Africa's doing right, the eight things it's doing wrong (because in the West's perception, most things in Africa are wrong), and what needs to be done about them. Many rights and wrongs are very relevant to Fiji -- and for the West for that matter. Click, or copy and paste, on the link and listen to this courageous, inspiring woman.
Fijian Holdings Scandal: Betrayal by their trusted sonsFijian Holdings Ltd Scandal:How Fijian Provinces were betrayed and looted by their trusted sons Thakur Ranjit Singh,(Initially published August, 2007) FIJIANS BETRAYED BY THEIR TRUSTED SONS People of Fiji had been told of corruption and questionable dealings by those who were considered the marshals, saviours and guardians of Fijian race. When Frank Bainimarama sacked Qarase regime and took charge, his reasoning, among others, was to save the I-Taukei (Fijian) race from unscrupulous and wanting leadership within I-Taukei community. My purpose here is to substantiate this through reporting on Senate proceedings of some two decades ago. When Adi Quini Bavadra was alive she tried her best to reveal the dealings inFijian Holdings Limited (FHL)but people with power and influence won and this matter never saw the light of day. My lament had been that while Fiji has an abundance of copy journalists and copy feature writers; there is dearth …