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(+B) Fr Barr’s Letter for the New Year (extracts)Everyone who writes to me wants to know how things really are in Fiji as they get such negative reporting of our situation in their… Continue reading

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(+B) Will Elections alone Solve Fiji Problems? Asking the Wrong Questions Fr Kevin Barr There seems to be a great deal of international concern that Fiji should have elections and return to democracy… Continue reading

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(o+B) Living under the ‘Barrel of the Gun’Fr Kevin BarrFiji Sun 21 April 2008 [Fr Barr discusses Fiji’s so-called “coup culture” by analysing the interests of the instigators and their hidden and stated… Continue reading

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Former PM Laisenia Qarase Your opinions are important. Please comment on this posting.

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(G) Qarase was killing the sugar industryGovernment Release. Jan 7, 2009. Laisenia Qarase should be the last person talking about saving the sugar industry as he did nothing in his six years to… Continue reading

Government Refutes Reported Poll Dates

Government Release. Jan 6, 2009. Government has refuted reports that elections will be held in December 2009. Government spokesperson and Deputy Secretary for Information, Major Neumi Leweni said today that the reports on… Continue reading

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(oB) Multiple Battle Lines Dr Steven Ratuva Fiji Times. October 07, 2008 [This is a “must” read because it identifies the many factions which make up the pro, anti, and neutral camps. ACW]… Continue reading

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(+) Australia and New Zealand’s Lack of DiplomacyAiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Interim Attorney-General and Minister for JusticeFiji Daily Post, 26-Dec. 2008. [Note: This address was given shortly before the expulsion of Acting NZ High Commissioner… Continue reading

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(o+) Fiji, New Zealand, the Media Crosbie Walsh. Dec. 2008(An extract from my seasonal letter to friends) Fiji continues to be a concern. We spent some years there and people we know and… Continue reading

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(o+) Fiji – More than Meets the EyeCrosbie Walsh Letter to NZ Listener, 17-23 Jan.2009 I’m not an avid supporter of the Fiji 2006 military takeover or the far-from-democratic regime it displaced. I’m… Continue reading