Fiji Day 10 October 2011


Top Down reform before it is too late said…
"History always punishes those who are late"

(Mikhail Gorbachev)
Vinaka vakalevu, na turaga qase said…
Croz, what a great picture of our flag flying in cyberspace.

On Independence Day, you deserve special thanks for your efforts on behalf of our beloved country. Long after you are gone, you will be remembered for giving us the truth during our darkest days.

God bless you and your family on this special day.

Loloma bibi.
Fiji Day said…
I like the flag but marching soliders to celebrate Fiji day makes me sick. These are the very men who have had a hand in 4 coups that have put Fiji back 20+ years in terms of progress.
Ram Sami said…
Regardless of our political views, we all agree that Fiji is a paradise with a vast majority of friendly decent people.

God Bless Fiji and all its people !!
sister saras said…
It was business as usual in Fiji today 11th Oct. There couldnt have been a better "FREEDOM DAY" than this. Ha Ha Ha......... I cant stop laughing and the dumb arses @ C4.5 cant stop barking.
Anonymous said…
In the battle of the flags in Auckland for RWC -
Ist - Tonga
2nd - Samoa
3rd - Fiji
The most beautiful flag out of the three: Fiji
Interestingly, 98 percent of those flags fluttered in front of Indo-Fijian homes in Auckland. The depth of their affection for the country is not diminished. In fact, it has become stronger, as we all hold fond memories that time cannot erase. We supported the Fiji team. Many of our boys travelled to Rotorua to chear the team - some born in NZ shared the hysteria as if they were born in Fiji. Unfortunately, the Fiji team could not perform, as in the past but it was a great occasion to have the team in our midst and link up with Fiji. The flag still has the power to unite us and give us a sense of identity and promote unity - only if it allowed to rest in the hands of those who can unite and not divide the nation.
God Bless Fiji!
Anonymous said…
@ Anonymous re the Fiji Flag

Ashneel Prasad in Lautoka writes in the Fiji Times that we should change the Fiji flag just coz it has the Union Jack at the corner. He should have been there to see the flag fluttering prudle in the NZ breeze. It unted all of us, in the same way that it united all thise brave soldiers and policemen etc who died under the 'noble banner blue'.

Sounds like Ashneel has an inherited and an unresolved gripe about Britian's role in Fiji's development to nationhood. He sounds like an immature petulant school kid with no sense of history, or appreciation of the unifying power of the current flag.
The Rights of Detained Persons in Fiji said…
While the True Blue Fiji Flag was flying a highly and expensively trained Boeing 747 Pilot was remanded in prison charged, it now appears, under an incorrect reading of the Crimes Decree #44 of 2009. He was remanded we must believe pending appearance in Court under a section of the Decree attracting life in Prison. This pilot we believe is an Australian citizen.

While no one would choose to dispute the rights or wrongs of allegedly receiving confidential information in an inappropriate manner from an entity entitled to defend the integrity of its property, we must ask now about the arbitrary application of inappropriate charges made by the Fiji Police and the DPP's Office. This kind of situation has arisen before in Fiji. Too often over too many years to count. It calls into question our entire architecture of Human Rights and especially the rights of detained persons.
Anonymous said…
@ Rights of Detained Persons

Hang on a minute! The detained Aussie citizen committed a serious cyber crime against a country that he is not a citizen of. He is currently being detained and all his rights are being respected eg he has consular access etc.

Are you suggesting he should go scott free?

If so, why not free all those poor miserable souls and assylum seekers currently behind razor wire encampments on Australian soil, none of whom committed a crime like this Shalend Scott? He is obviously a nasty piece of work and deserves time at Naboro.
Nasty Pre-emption of Judgement! said…
@ Anonymous and "Hang on a minute!"

Wawa! What is all this about a 'nasty piece of work'?

The rights of detained persons matter. They matter very much indeed. Not just for those who are detained but for all of us. You maybe had not considered that point in your rush to apportion judgement which is surely not yours to make?

If the law has been broken, then it is vital we correctly ascertain HOW. No one said a word about anyone "going scot-free". Your double t, by the way, betrays bias. You have been unduly previous. The matter is before the High Court at Lautoka. Confidence may be vested in the integrity of the judge. The finding of alleged nastiness has not yet been made. And who are you to to pre-empt it?

On the final count: our taxes paid for this pilot's training, or most of it. Some of us care deeply about how our taxes are used. Are they being used for good or for ill? Are those on whom they are lavished returning value with interest?

This is a more fundamentally important matter than gratuitous assessments of mere nastiness? You protest too much and too soon.
The Hottest Places in Hell said…
@ Anonymous - hastening to a verdict:

Mikhail Gorbachev so wisely warns of the punishment that History metes out to 'the latecomer'.

What might he have to say of those who make judgement too soon?

What might he say of those who initiate outcomes they long have desired?

One might suggest it would allude to Dante Alighieri's Vision of Hell. The Usurpers of Justice will find hellfire on earth.

"The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in time of great moral crises maintain their neutrality". (Dante Alighieri 1265-1321).

It is the duty of all taxpayers to never remain neutral!
Anonymous said…
@ Nasty Pre-emption of Judgement

How come the Fiji tax payers paid for the pilot training of an Australian citizen?

Where did/does Shalend Scott's loyalty lie? Australia? Fiji? Employer (Air Pacific)? etc

What gave him the right to hack into Air Pacific cyber records and take for himself the details of individual contract details etc that he is not entitled to know?

This misplaced 'sense of entitlement' led him to this criminal activity.

He can look forward to at least ten years learning the science of tilapia farming at Naboro. It will probably make him a better person than the rotten one he currently is.

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