New and Comments Friday 22 June 2012

A straw man is a type of argument and is an informal fallacy based on misrepresentation of an opponent’s position. To “attack a straw man” is to create the illusion of having refuted… Continue reading

Lack of Racial Parity in Voter Registration Clerk Appointments

FijiToday is to be congratulated for questioning why only 160 of the 1,059 newly appointed clerks are Indo-Fijian or Other races. With so few ITaukei speaking Hindi, registration will inevitably face the same… Continue reading

News and Comments Wednesday 20 June 2012

THE WORDING MATTERS. Opponents of the Bainimarama government and the constitutional dialogue process on which Fiji is soon to be engaged, have picked on the PM’s statement after launching the electronic voter registration… Continue reading

CCF Media Release 19.6.12

New Procurement Decree Lacks Good Governance The Procurement (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (“Regulations”) promulgated on 25th May 2012 raises serious questions about the extent of accountability and transparency in the government’s procurement practices and… Continue reading

Mick Beddoes and the Other Races

Opinion Crosbie Walsh I really can’t believe it. As the country struggles to achieve some degree of common purpose before 2014 and a non-racially based election (a non-negotiable element according the military-backed government), Mick… Continue reading

The New Forum Blog

Fiji Political and Constitutional Forum This is a new and totally independent blog that invites readers to comment on some 30-odd issues relating to the Constitution and Election dialogues. While there is is… Continue reading

Lockington’s Everyday Fiji … Life Goes On

Allen wth taxi drivers Allen Lockington is a self-employed customs agent and business consultant who has regular articles published in Fiji. I thank Allen for permission to reprint some of them in this… Continue reading

Fiji’s First Multi-Racial Cricket Club

#93 VALE A MULTIRACIAL PIONEER By Graham Davis – June 13, 2012Posted in: All   Philip Snow’s Cricket in the Fiji Islands One of the last living links to Fiji’s colonial past has… Continue reading

Remittances Second Largest Source of Foreign Exchange

High costs lead to informal exchange, uncaptured by official sources SUVA, Fiji (Fijilive, June 6, 2012) – Remittance remains the second largest foreign exchange earner after tourism says Filimoni Waqabaca, permanent secretary for… Continue reading

News and Comments Friday 15 June 2012

WEEKEND READING • Allen Lockington on symbols of national identity • Fiji’s first multi-racial cricket club • Remittances • Launch of Fiji Political and Constitutional Forum ADI SAMANUNU passes away. May she rest in… Continue reading