Showing posts from October 28, 2012

Lockington's Everyday Fiji ... Life Goes On

Fiji Day Advert
While reading the newspapers I came a cross a full page advertisement  about putting down a love and flying a Fiji flag. I just had to smile when I saw what was advertised. It had chicken, sausages, tomato sauce, soya sauce, garlic, dalo, onions and all other ingredients that went into a lovo.
Then it advertised wine and of course our beloved Fiji Beer and in one corner it had tissue paper, and I said to myself, “That’s everything a family would need fast food, drinks and tissue paper  when the food returns.  

Student Issues
One way to curb the trouble between the two Suva secondary schools that made the news recently is to pass a by-law that no school student is to be seen in town after 5 pm. Teachers could help  police  in the town area to make sure the students go straight home instead of visiting  internet cafes  or just hanging around in town.

Students would be given one month to get used to this rule and will then be given written warnings, like when a driver is book…

News and Comments Monday 29 October 2012

JAMES ANTHONY.  If you are old enough you could well remember James Anthony, Felix's brother, now an  academic in Hawai'i. You will remember him for his part in the strike and Suva riot of 1959 and his jaundiced 2008 report on the media for the Fiji Human Rights Commission.

I first met him at a conference to launch the Pacific Studies Centre at Auckland University some 26 years ago. His address to the meeting was pure venom directed at Europeans. Together with Maori extremists who had gatecrashed the meeting he divided participants into "us" and "them."  The activists had a right to speak (if they had paid their fee) but not to to insult participants and  tell  Pacific Islanders to  go back  to the Islands.  Both sets of racist extremists hijacked what could have been a meeting of unity in which all the races present demonstrated their goodwill towards Pacific Islanders and the new Centre.

Later that day, the Maori extremists told all non-indigenous people …