Monday, April 21, 2008

Kinivuwai and the "Mysterious" Letter

A rather peculair scene unfolded at Nadi International Airport last week.
Our sources tell us that SDL boss Peceli Kinivuwai arrived wearing dark sunglasses and proceeded to the Air Pacific check in desk.
He presented his ticket and passport for a travel to Sydney.
Mr Kinivuwai was asked to step aside from the line once he was recognised by security personnell as there were certain inquiries that had to be made .
Loyal Fijian is told that a serach of Mr Kinivuwai's person revealed he was carrying a substantial sum of money and official communication from the SDL addressed to the firm of Crobsy Textor, the PR firm engaged by Qarase under recommendation and funding from the Australian Liberal Party.
While the contents of the letters he was carrying remains a closely guarded secret, it is learnt that Mr Kinivuwai was seeking funding from a major logging company based in Queensland.
It is also learnt from reliable sources that Kinivuwai;s trip was not endorsed by the SDL hierachy and his calls for assistance created much frustration . He seemed to have been acting on his own. The fall out has left many in the SDL feeling disillusioned about his tendency to act on his own.
This sent alarm bells ringing.
Mr Kinivuwai was stopped from boarding the flight.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Ballu and the DVD

Things are hotting up again, isnt it?
Theres been a bit of a lull after the anti-climax in the MPC and the $1.45m saga.
Then somebody decides to pop into the office of the Fiji Times and leave behind a DVD with a Post It note saying " Circulate Widely".
Now why would anyone do that, I ask you?
Well, it seems that the Assassination case against Ballu seems to have run into some "legal complications". For once, Ballu hired an expensive lawyer who actually knows what hes doing, and the local boys assisting him aren't that bad either and quite connected too.
As anyone in Fiji knows, the Fiji courts work on a "who-you know-basis". Just ask Magistrate Mukhtar Shah and his girlfriend the prosecutor, now a Magistrate.. The lawyer who "knows" the judge always gets the decision in their favor.
So, to Plan B went the boys in uniform.
It so happened that Ballu Boy had been careless in not protecting the contents of his hard drive.
And he gifted the boys in uniform a majore coup......oops.....must say that word!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Campaign Against Serevi Gains Pace

That there is a concerted campaign against Waisele Serevi, the greatest Sevens player to have ever played the game is obvious to everyone.
The news that has been leaked to the news media that Serevi was involved in the misappropriation of money and it was resolved by the FRU board that Serevi would not be involved with the FRU into the future.
The amounts being written about in the media are contradictory, from US$1000 to $30,000.
Serevi himself has come out and said that he was handed a "red envelope" with US$1,000 last year in Hong Kong by an unknown supporter and it was meant for him. He also said that the returned the money to FRU CEO after repeated queries from HQ.
We all know that Servei is a god fearing man and we have no reason to doubt him.
The campaign against Serevi isnt new. Who can forget the shock when Tomasi Cama as coach dropped the greatest Sevens player from the team for HK.
Was it personal enmity or something else?
There is a clique within FRU that has the dagger out for Serevi. And to get the answers one needs to go back to the General Elections of 2001.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Bring Back SERVEI

What a drubbing.
The Kiwis really demolished our boys at So Kon Po over the weekend. And the scoreline really rubbed salt into the wounds.
The Fiji team lacked direction and as anyone watching would tell you missed the playmaking skills of the Master.
Since Serevi was dropped, Fiji Sevens has gone backwards and the Kiwis have marched on. This year will make it their 8th victory on the World Sevens circuit.
And the worst part is that the man who can change things around is being shunned by the FRU.
It is time for Savou to swallow his pride and do what everyone, including the Gordon Teitjens is thinking.
Bring back Waisale Servei.
Yes, he is getting on in age but his knowledge of the game will be invaluable for the young boys.
Serevi will bring back some pride and most importantly, restore the confidence of the Fijians in the team.
Go Fiji.