Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Free Poets Society : Merry Christmas Everyone

Well its that time again

I hope and pray it doesn't rain

Don't we all love the Holidays?

Its just the best, time to dig up the lovo and feel the sun's rays

There will be a lot of lovos being dug

The Fiji Bitter will be flowing by the mug

The grog basin will be full to the brim

We will all belt the grog full steam

We love Christmas

Hands down , no fuss

It's a time to party and enjoy

Wake up next morning with a hangover, Oh Boy!

Whatever you do, don't drink and drive
That will get you into strife

Be thankful for the time you spend with family

With mumu, bubu and cousins Willy and Nilly

Have fun, stay safe and take care

See you soon, same place, and whatever rhymes with care

Isnt it funny how we do this everytime
Make it all so funny and make it rhyme

Free Poets Society

Friday, December 18, 2009

Kelly Kwalik: A True Melanesian Hero : Will Live Forever

The legendary West Papuan leader who fought for more than 20 years for the dignity and freedom of his people was murdered in Timika, West Papua by the Islamist colonisers.

Kelly Kwalik was captured and as the trophy photograph shows was in all likelihood endured brutal torture before being killed in cold blood. All true Melanesians will mourn the death of a true Melanesian warrior who devoted his life to fighting for the freedom of the oppressed West Papuans.

West Papuans are now a minority in their own land as Indonesian settlers flood in as part of the Indonesian Governments program to implement their hold on West Papua and the natural resources of the region.

Kelly Kwalik was the figurehead of the brave warriors who kept the dream of independence burring and he was killed in cold blood.

Long Live Kelly Kwalik
Long Live Kelly Kwalik


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Julian Moti cleared- Australian Police Paid Complainant/Witnesses

In a judgement that brings into question the processes and motivations of the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Government, the Queensland Supreme Court found the Australian Federal Police (AFP) prosecution of Julian Moti, was an abuse of process.

In shocking revelations made in court, it was learnt that the AFP had paid money to complainants and witnesses in the case brought against Mr Moti.

By way of background, Mr Moti had been appointed Attorney General in the Government of PM Manase Sogavare who had fallen out with the Australians and had become a target for the former Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer.

Mr Moti was arrested and deported to Australia on alleged child sex charges which he had been previously tested in court.

The Queensland Supreme Court raised serious questions on the dubious methods employed to get at Mr Moti .


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Prayers and Well Wises with Everyone

Loyal Fijians prayers and well wishes are with everyone as some of us battle Cyclone Mick and some of us try and rebuild our lives.

We are all in this together and we will emerge better and stronger.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Copenhagen Climate Talks- Fact or Fiction?

All eyes on Copenhagen this week

Heard a Fijian girl cry on stage, Made Loyal Fijian knees go weak


Predictions of doom and gloom

The world is coming to an end, its all about to go kabooom


The air is getting dirtier, the sea is rising

To escape the water, we will need to find coconut trees and start climbing


Is it really that bad?

Are we all as good as dead?


Is it another one of those things, like the UN or IMF, organisatons to protect the rich,based on a whole lot of lies

Are the rich countries are once again trying to pull the wool over our eyes


Its been done before, believe you us

The Americans, Europeans and Australians go in the Mercedes while we are stuck on the bus


Somebody hacked into a University computer and leaked an email

All this talk about climate change, might just be getting a bit stale


See it for what it is

Rich countries trying to keep the developing countries, China and India, on their leash!


Free Poets Society

Monday, November 30, 2009

ULUKAU - Trust us on this one

Last week Loyal Fijian received this very generous and undoubtedly genuine offer via a  comment on our blog.



I may need your assistance in transferring the sum of $ 5.8million into your account, we have to share it, 60% for me and 40% for you... I hope you can be honest with me especially on the sharing process. I'll give you the details as soon as I heard from you.



Here is the Loyal Fijian response:


Dear Sir/Madam


Thank you so much for the unsolicited and utterly generous offer.


The fact that you are aware of our need for money touches our collective hearts. Oh, what we could do with $2.3m.


Is that in Euro's or is it Us Dollars?


Be it as it may, please rest assured of our honesty and assurance that there will be no attempt to defraud you of your fair share.


I mean, why should we? A random comment left on our blogsite offering $2.3 m for absolutely nothing.


And you are worried we might cheat you out of your 60%. C'mon man! Why would we do that?


We are not conmen . We are not trying to cheat anyone. We are honest folks just doing our civil duty.


And if you are so insistent in giving us $2.3 m , of course we are happy to oblige. You will admit , it is quite unusual that somebody will just throw money at you, but hey, we are willing to accept that as as the action of someone who is just too kind.


Can you do us one small favour first though? Only a small one considering we are giving you 60% of the money.


Can you please tattoo the words " ULUKAU" on your right bicep in Bold Aria 32 font and send us a photo as evidence. The photo must be taken at a tattoo parlour with the tattooist doing the work, Trust us we will know if its is real. We are Fijians after all, tattoos are a national pastime.


In case you are wondering what ULUKAU means, it is used to describe all those among us who are blessed with the unique gift superior intellect and wisdom. To be called the ULUKAU is the ultimnate compliment , Trust us on this one, somedays Loyal Fijian hardly gets the chance to say anything but ULUKAU.


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Conversations of Jone, Jaswant and Joe : There is Hope Yet!

A hot evening in Suva, the park opposite the road that is normally filled with kids, young and old, playing touch is desserted. Even the neighbourhood dogs that roam up and down the street are nowhere to be seen.


Everyone prefers the shade on a day like this.



Jone " Isa man! Fiji lost to Wales man. We beat those gang last time we played them man.


Jaswant: I know man. Since they sacked the Human Skewer, we have gone backwards. Our front row lacks the dynamism.


Jone " Chee Chee… many games of rugby have you played?


Jaswant : Whats that got to do with anything? You never played cricket but you always talk about cricket.  You know what I think? Its because they never perform the Cibi.


Jone : (A strict churchgoer) No way man. They prayed before the match. They ask for Gods blessings


Jaswant : Yeah Ok, but wont God help the Welsh team too? Why God will take sides?


Joe :He's right you know. As much as I hate to say this, he is actually making sense for once.


Jone : Seti man, you Kaivalagi's are god-less. And you Kaidia worship 100 Gods, you too confused. What you talking about?


Jaswant " Look Jone, don't criticise my Gods OK. They all listening to you and you never know what might happen aye.


Jone : See, I told you. Cibi is for heathens.


Jaswant : Then why do All Blacks do it, Samoa and Tonga, they all Christians, tell me!!


Jone " Vitalia , we gonna pray and that's it.


Joe : It's a useful psychological tool to psyche yourself up. Its also very commercially viable , look at how popular the All Blacks Haka is. The last game in Japan between Wallabies and All Blacks, most Japanese were supporting All Blacks. I think people like the Haka and relate to the All Blacks.


Jaswant: True. Then why no Cibi?


Jone is quiet. After a long pause, a voice calls out from the dark.


Not even God knows. Its hard to understand irrational acts by applying the framework of widely accepted logic. That's why we are all so confused.


Jone : (Startled) Who is that? Who said that.


Only me says Jone's 5 year old son Timoci who hasn't yet started attending Church.


Yeah, fundamentalism has no rational explanation.


Says Jaswants 4 yr old boy, who hasn't yet been introduced to the wisdom imparted by the Pundits.


Joe is smiling, there is hope yet!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Bring Back the Cibi!!

What? No Cibi?


Not long ago Loyal Fijian had a few words for a certain businessman in Labasa who in the face of competition had tried to do what many have done for thousands before him, claim a direct link to God!


That's right, the Hindu group in Labasa which claims to have a direct line to God and therefore only its services should be used is a classic case of using religion to further their own interests.


Today, Loyal Fijian will discuss another bane of society, Fundamentalism.


The Cibi has been a wonderful spectacle in our rugby tradition for more than half a century. The Cibi is to Fiji what the Haka is to the All Blacks , the Manu Samoa to the Samoans and the Sivi Tau to the Tongans.


Can you imagine if the All Blacks decided they were going to abandon the Haka because their captain is a "born again Christian" and doesn't believe in such pagan rituals.


The All Blacks brand is enhance by the Haka, school kids not only in NZ but Fiji, Japan and even Iceland perform the Haka.


It is a dance. Take it for what it is.


The Fiji Rugby team for the first time in a long time did not perform the Cibi against Wales over the weekend because the captain Seremaia Bai refused to take part.


There is a time to pray and a time to play. Don't mix the two. That's what is called fundamentalism.


Imagine the All Blacks without the Haka? Can you?


Cibi is great promotion for the Fiji Rugby brand, we need all the promotion we get, believe you us !


It is very possible to have a strong faith in God and still manage a balance in all other aspects of life. Very possible.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Four potatoes, two packets of noodles and a can of tinned fish!!

Four potatoes, two packets of noodles and a can of tinned fish!!

That is supposed to be a meal for 10 labourers who are engaged to harvest cane in Kawakawavesi in Seaqaqa.

Things turned ugly when a group of 10 Fijian labourers who are "camping" at the farm of Uma Dutt in the quiet farming community, were given four potatoes, two packets of noodles and a can of tinned fish to prepare their dinner.

The leader of the group indicated that the rations being doled out by Mr Dutt's wife was not enough and asked for more.

An argument ensued and Mr Dutt was slapped across the face.

Four potatoes, two packets of noodles and a can of tinned fish!!

That's right!

Four potatoes, two packets of noodles and a can of tinned fish!!

On hearing news such as this one scratches the head in disbelief and the greed and lack of compassion that some people demonstrate.

Cane cutters are among the hardest working and most exploited of all labourers in Fiji. They work from 4 in the morning till late at night and what do they get? Next to nothing.

A form of semi-servitude still exists in Fiji's cane belts. Dirt poor labourers and their families are kept by wealthy farmers to work the land. These labourers are given a tin shack to live in . In return , the labourer, his wife and even the young kids sometimes as young as 5 years old are expected to work the farm.

The money the labourers earn is not enough and they resort to taking loans from the farmer, loans which they can never pay off, locking them and their families into a life of semi-servitude.

Four potatoes, two packets of noodles and a can of tinned fish for ten people!!

Ask yourself, what would you do?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hindus Make Giant Leap Backward in Labasa?

An organisation has sprung up in the Northern Division which claims that's its members have a special line to God and only they can speak to God.


Claiming that only prayers chanted by members of their group make its way to God, the group has asked all Hindus  to hire their services and no one elses.

The Akhil Shree Sanatan Dharam Brahman Purohit Sabha said "Brahmans are the only ones ordained by the gods to perform these prayers," he said.

"The prayers said by the Brahmans are received by the gods because the mantra or religious chants said by those from this caste have special powers.

"This is according to our religious books. What we have found is that persons from lower castes are making these prayers for people who are being cheated out of a special connection to the gods.

What is even more laughable is that this  man goes on to claim that he is not trying to reinforce the caste system among Hindus in Fiji. According to him , only high caste Hindus have the magical powers to make a connection with God.

"Non-Brahmans performing prayers do not benefit the person they are praying. It's the same as a carpenter does carpentry, mechanics deal with mechanical issues while Brahmans deal with prayers."

It is because of people like Ashok Maharaj that hundreds of thousands of Hindus are converting to Christianity, Buddhism and Islam all around the world.

In India, the Chief Minister of Indias most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, recently led a mass conversion of more than 100, 000 Hindus or people Ashok Kumar refers to as low caste.

It is only in Hinduism that followers of the faith are treated as less than animals. In India today, if you are tagged low caste, you are forbidden from entering a temple or sending your children to the same school as other Hindus. Its is not uncommon to hear and read of so-called low caste Hindus being paraded naked through Indian villages for nothing more than crossing the path of a so-called high caste.

And the so-called low caste are now striking back. Do a google search on "Maoists in India" and you will find hundreds of articles , as recent as today, on how the most oppressed section of Indian society have taken to arms against the landowners, the priests and the money lenders who are invariably high caste.

The best example is Nepal where the King claiming to be a direct descendant of Hindu God was thrown out by Maoists. The Maoists have established a republic and abolished the worlds only Hindu monarchy.

It seems that Ashok Kumar in order to maintain his source of income, wants to create this divisive and morally bankrupt system in the Northern Division.

Go for it Ashok Kumar. The Churches in Northern Division should prepare for more Hindus arriving into the Christian family as those living in the dark ages try and go even further into darkness.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


A massive fraud amounting to more than $40 m has been uncovered at FNPF.


It is possible that a number of employees of FNFP as well as contractors engaged to work on the troubled Natadola project could be involved.


An Australian accountancy firm, Deloitte Tohmatsu has been engaged to conduct an investigation and staff from the firm are currently in Fiji .


It is not known at this stage how such a massive fraud went undetetcted for so long as the siphoning off of such large amounts of money would require a very well planned and organised gang.
There are also concerns that some of the people involved may have left the country.


 More to follow................

Friday, September 18, 2009

Conversations of Jone, Jaswant and Joe : The Two Musketeers

It's a quiet Friday night, the moths as usual are buzzing around the kerosene lantern that the boys have placed on the nail protruding from the verandah beam.


Jone decided against turning the light on, "bad times" as he put it.


The waka mixed in the usual basin, which has seen better days , was below the "refill level", but today the boys had had enough. "Bad times" as Jone put it.


Jone: Sa, what about those two?


Jaswant: Which two?


Jone: Kuni guise man, you know what Im talking about.


Jaswant: Se eh, Im not a mind reader.


Jone : (Laughs) Arre man, Chaudhry and Qarase. (As he says this, he raises his neck to look over at his neighbours houses on both sides. Its almost a reflex action borne out of living in close proximity to others and always being aware if anyone might be listening)


Jaswant : What about them?


Joe: Laughs


Jaswant :What you laughing at ? yeah OK,  I know what you mean. So now they are friends or what?


Jone: Exactly, funny isn't it?


Jaswant : Thye both miss the power and privilege man


Jone: Chi Chi Chi ….bigh words bro


Joe :Laughs


Jaswant : If you laugh again, Im gonna smack you sa rag a Joe


Jone and Joe both laugh


Jone : I reckon both Qarase and Chaudhry are finished man. Seems like the actions of some very desperate people


Joe : True. Taki


Jaswant : You Taki, M%#@#& T%&*&


Jone : (Laughs) Kaidia and Kaivalagi fighting in the land of the Kaiviti (Laughs long and hard)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Paradox of our Times

Loyal Fijian thought this article was worth publishing. Its not an original LF article but has some interesting thoughts.
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways , but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...

Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember, to say, 'I love you' to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

StolenWealth not CommonWealth

Goodbye StolenWealth…Hullo China


So what exactly is the Commonwealth? Even the name "Commonwealth" is  completely out of step with the time. It indicates that all the wealth of the countries subjugated and  colonised by the British, belongs to the Crown.


Get lost!


StolenWealth is more appropriate.


We don't need this relic of history. Wake up. The British Empire is Gooooooooooooone.


Ok, credit where credit is due.Thats the Loyal Fijian Charter. They did have a good run and made significant contributions to the way society is organised and lives. Fair enough.


But the advance of air power in WW2 meant that the naval supremacy upon which the British Empire was built was gone forever.Air superiority replaced naval superiority and Bada Bing Bada Bang, US and USSR are the new superpowers.


And what do this 2 new superpowers do? They embark on the "Cold War" . Communism v Capitalism.


Who won? Hand down, the free market. Poland fell to the Pope, Czechoslovakia fell to nationalism and then fell  the USSR and the Berlin wall. (Authors have written books running inot hundreds of pages on this topic, so excuse moi if moi is a bit brief here)


Until that is, Tiannmen Square came along.


When the student led revolution erupted in China and millions gathered in Tiannmen Square and various other places across China, it seemed that Communism was about to face a complete defeat. The PLA however (drugged or not) put the crowds to the sword. The Revolution was defeated.


However, ah huh….. there is always a catch in these stories, isnt it?


The Chinese Politburo recognised that change had to be made. So they adopted a twin pronged strategy of economic liberalisation while maintaining political control.


And Boom, China is today the sole superpower.


Yeah Yeah, USA has aircraft carriers and ICBM's etc etc. If that's your take on what constitutes superpower , go for it.


Here's the Loyal Fijian take.


When the Global Financial Crisis hit, the US Treasury secretary made a mercy dash to Beijing. He went there to  assure Chinese Government that the US$ 1 trillion that Chinese Government held in US bonds was safe. China is the single largest creditor for the US. If they pull the plug, whooshka……….


Chinese influence in Africa is unparalled. They are building ports, roads and mines like never before in history. The roads and ports are to transport the iron,gold,uranium that Chinese rip out from the mines. Clever aren't they?
When the ANC led South African Government, composed of freedom fighters and activists against apartheid, refusesd a visa to the Dalai Lama, you know you are dealing with a very powerful nation.


Pick up the world map. Put your finger on China,. Now take in Hong Kong and  Tibet, that's official China. Include Taiwan, which China claims, North Korea which they virtually control and Nepal where communists run the show.


Who is the superpower?


Goodbye StolenWealth…..roll out the carpet for the one and only superpower….the Mighty Chinese are here!!!
Empire rise, Empires fall. Only the Chinese Empire has risen again. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fiji to be suspended from Commonwealth

Fiji is is set to be suspended from the Commonwealth.


While this statement Will surely be used by the Anti-IG forces to depict the IG in a bad light, life will go on as normal.


The Commonwealth is nothing more than a Club of former British colonies with no real purpose or power.


In fact, what is the sense of reminding ourselves of the dark chapter when we were subjugated by a foreign power?


In this day and age, do we need a Commonwealth?


Loyal Fijian does not think so. We are a sovereign nation and have no need for the relics of history.We are a republic!


The Commonwealth can do as it pleases.


The so-called self appointed expert, Mr Brij Lal has not wasted any time to get his name in the print by offering a  comment to the foreign press.


Brij Lal, said there was "not a drop of hope" that the country will go to the polls next year and that Fiji's suspension is as sure "as day follows night".


Steven Ratuva was more pragmatic, saying that "It's a case of been there, done that," "They know that they'll survive it and Bainimarama seems to have little interest in maintaining those colonial ties."

Friday, August 21, 2009

Free Poets Society : Bye Bye Tabua

Isa Isa Illivasi Tabua
Off you go, on your bike, the human skewer
Not needed anymore by the FRU
We dont care, we dont need you
He took us to a famous victory over Wales
We stood 10 foot tall, to Tabua we all said Hail
And now he is guilty of some off-field indiscretion
Hes been sacked, in the typical FRU fashion
And out come the wanna be's, the so-called contenders, the hopefuls
Give me the job, they all wanna play us for fools
Even Wayne Pivac wants to have another go
Bro, this guy can get enough of the Fiji show
Good bye Tabua
See you tonight in Nabua
Isnt it funny how we do this everytime
Make it all so funny and makem it rhyme

Friday, August 7, 2009

Free Poets Society : Play the China Card

The Pacific Islands Forum its called

Speak your mind and you are rolled


The Leader is not even an Islander

It's the Kaivalagi's , what the hell are they doing there?


A lot of talk , a lot of hot air

We will do this , we will do that, right right, yeah yeah


You see, its all talk and no bite

Never in their lives, will they take on Fiji in a no holds barred fight


They hope to scare us into submission

Their bravado clouds their vision


Pacific Island Forum needs to change

We need to expand our range


We need to look further and wider

Aussie and Kiwis used aid money as a binder


China is a superpower

Aussies will hate to see her build in Fiji, a base and a communications tower


Lets use this bait

Its about time we write our won destiny, throw away the Colonial written fate


Lets get China in, Lets get Indomnesia in, even India

Lets say to the, come , build a deep water port in Kadavu,  come in here


Kadavu is within range of Australian/NZ cities for Chinese weaponry

Boy, wont this send the Aussies running for cover in a hurry


Then see Aussie and Kiwis run

Because then, it wont be any fun


Isnt it funny how we do this every time

Make it all so funny , and make it rhyme


Monday, July 27, 2009

Rev Yabakis's Brisbane Speech : Breaking the Coup Cylce

Reverend Akuila Yabaki delivered a speech at the University of Queensland on Monday 20th july titled "Breaking the Cylce of Coups".
As part of Loyal Fijian Charter, we are committed to publishing comments from all sides of politics and civil society that are constructive and try to move us forward.
Here are 10 recommendations that Rev Yabaki suggested could break the coup cycle:

1)     remove the economic and social conditions that lead to coups.

2)     Require all holders of public offices, including the military, to take an oath agreeing not to participate in coups. (like this one hehehhehe)

3)     Strengthen penalties and operation of criminal law in relation to offences related to coups.

4)     Amending the Constitution to say that no coup can abrogate the Constitution.

5)     Prohibiting participants in coups from holding public office in future.

6)     Greater effort should be geared towards addressing the situation of the rural and urban poor in order to avoid social alienation and political manipulation.

7)     Encouraging Indo-Fijian and Indigenous Fijian mutual partnerships in development, commerce and investments.

8)     Any conviction of treason is to be subject to automatic life sentence.

9)     Every politician who enters parliament must, as part of their oath of loyalty to the state, make a commitment not to participate in any future coups. (even better, looks like Rev Yabaki was struggling to get to 10)

10) Participation in a coup to lead to immediate vacation of a public or chiefly office and forfeiture of all property owned by the individual.
Make sense to you? Take it on board!
Dont agree with it? Well, just agree to disagree!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Loyal Fijian salutes Apollo 11

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human being since the dawn of time to set foot on another "planet" (For all you kids,( especially journalists and public servants), The moon is now recognised as not actually a planet in the strict sense of the word).
Man and woman had conquered the final frontier.
Since the dawn of time, man (and woman) had looked up the the night sky, seen the moon and the stars and wondered.
July 20 1969 must rank as one of human kinds finest days.
What we can achieve if we put our minds to it and of course if the Government has a spare 20 billion in today's money it always helps.
What an achievement as Neil Armstrong and  Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.
The moon landing was significant in more ways than one. The Americans had beaten the Russians and a large part of the aura that surrounds American power and prestige today can be traced back to their historic achievements of July 1969.
They had done what no one else could. The had taken on what only a year prior, had seemed impossible. And they won. Americans have reaped the dividends of this achievement for decades, not only in research and development, but the pride that comes with being a citizen of a nation that can achieve the impossible.
Where are you from? America, the land of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.
And rightfully so too. Good on you.
There is another side to this story however. And it would not be a Loyal Fijian article if we did not give you all sides of this story.
You see after WW2, The Americans and the Russians were amazed at the advances in rocket technology that the Nazis had been able to achieve. So began a mad scramble for blueprints and scientists.
When the Korean War broke out, the Americans unveiled their first jet engine aircraft modelled entirely on Nazi blueprints of the Messerschmit, the first jet fighter, expecting total dominance . Amercian pilots returning to base however, claimed that they were being attacked by their own aircrafts. It soon became clear that the Russians had also got their hands on the same blue prints and developed their own version of the jet fighter , identical in appearance to the Americans.
The Americans brought to America Nazi scientists who had worked on the V2 rocket program and set them to work on developing American rocket programs. Yes, made in America but with lots of Nazi brain power.
There are also naysayers. The narrow minded among us will say that we need to spend the money here on Earth. If it was not for the Apollo missions we wouldnt have had the advances in aircraft construction technology, wireless transmission, and countless other spin offs to come from the space program.
There are those who fear the loss of their power, their explanation, their ideology on what lies above may come under question as people dare to think and question.
There can be no denying.
What an achievement,
Loyal Fijian pays tribute to men and women, American and Russian who dreamed to make the impossible possible.
(Spare a thought for Michael Collins who got so close but had to stay in the space craft that orbited above. Boy, talk about almost but not quite.)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Freemasons and Murder of Erasito in Levuka. "Dopey Locals" says Cult members

Freemasonry is back in the news.

Yesterday Police raided a Freemasons secret gathering on Denarau Island and arrested 14 people who spent a night in a Fiji prison cell . The Police were alerted by frightened residents suspecting sorcery.

It is understood locals contacted police after becoming concerned about the group's unusual equipment, which is believed to have included a sword, mace and Bible.

A New Zealand man, who was also among the group, blamed "dopey village people" for the raid on Tuesday.

Freemasonry extends its tentacles through all levels of society and freemasons have managed to infiltrate into the highest levels of commerce, public service and politics.

In Levuka, where the Freemasons had their headquarters, the mysterious death of Mr Erasito has never been explained or the perpetrators brought to justice. Erasito was found completely naked behind Levuka Public Scholl with puncture wounds to his body, after a gathering of prominent Freemasons from across Fiji and overseas.

The Police files have also disappeared as this correspondent(s) found out when he/she/they travelled to Levuka to attempt to unravel the mystery.

After the 2000 coups, residents of Levuka burnt down the Masonic Lodge as villagers believed human blood sacrifices had taken place there.

The Masonic Lodge in Suva is located opposite the Dolphin's Eatery and distinguished by the Compass on the front side of the building.
It should be noted the freemasomnry has been banned from public life in Britian where it started as numerous cases of corruption and nepotism piled up against members who were looking after their own.
In Fiji, Freemasonry is alive and well. And locals who are fearful of their practices are described as "dopey locals".
What were they doing with a Bible when they claim not to be affiliatesd to any religion?

Monday, July 13, 2009

Power of the March – Iran and Fiji

We have just witnessed massive demonstrations in Iran following what the opponents of re-elected Mahmoudneijad claimed were rigged elections.


Spontaneous demonstrations largely in the form of marches through Iranian cities, not seen since the Islamic revolution that swept the Shah from power, broke out across Iran.


This went on for a number of weeks and have now seemed to have run out of puff.


The demonstrators failed in their objective of getting a recount after the parallel power centre and the body where the real power lies, the Islamic Guardian Council refused to budge and supported their candidate, Ahmedenijad.


In this instance the demonstrators failed to achieve critical mass and their demonstrations failed to kick off a wider anti-establishment movement. There are a number of reasons for this, reasons which Loyal Fijian will discuss in later posts.


For now, let's move our attention to the other proposed march, the Methodists march.


For years the Methodist Church has been marching through the streets of Fiji's major cities in their annual get together/fundraising drive.


This year the permits were refused.


Seems like somebody has been taking lessons from history. Marches can be and have been used as springboards for civil disobedience campaigns.


Once the critical mass is reached it is hard to stop. Just ask Mrs. Marcos.


It is best to stop this tide from becoming a tidal wave and nip it in the bud. That's what's happened here.


Loyal Fijian is not suggesting the Methodist Church was planning to use its fundraising week to engage in a civil disobedience campaign.


But the threat of these marches being infiltrated by anti-IG forces who can use the people as cover for their plans seems to be a cause of concern.


History repeats itself


The wise learn from it.


The coups of 1987 started with marches . The coup of 2000 started with a march in Lautoka with no more than 100 people.


The fools allow it to repeat. Just ask Fiji's version of Mr.Marcos.
History Desk.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Free Poets Society : Right Royal Mess

Oh Boy, its all getting a bit sad and very tiring

No ones hiring and everyone's firing


They call it the Global Financial Crisis

Call it what it is, it's a right royal mess up, that's what the Loyal Fijian sees


The Over 55's have been sent home, go home and have a rest

Nothing wrong with that, they were past their best


Old timers are not happy, they are crying and screaming

Get over it, you must be dreaming


Reserve Bank says our foreign reserves are low

Yeah right, tell us something we didn't know


Thank God for our boys in the British Army

Thanks to their remittances, things are a little balmy


Thank you to all of you emigrating and leaving our shore

We are sad to see you go, but can you take some more?


We are in a bit of strife here

We are in a ship that no one knows how to steer


We wonder what is going on, is somebody gazing in a crystal ball?

Is somebody being deliberately led to a fall?


There are those who came to office on the backs of others, they picked the winning side

They have a genuine fear, without the guns behind them , they will need a place to hide


Are these people out of self interest having too much say

Loyal Fijian leaves it to the people to say yay or nay
Isnt it amazing how we do this every time
Make it all so funny and make it rhyme
Free Poets Society
No slander
No incitement
No violence
Just FUN and FACTS

Monday, June 22, 2009

Conversations of Jone. Joe and Jaswant : March or Fundraising?

Another Friday evening, and another grog party. In fact, its been while since they've had one. Joe has been unwell and off the grog. Strangely, the moths that were everpresent around the lanterns, are not around tonight. Really strange that, beyond comprehension! Oh wait a minutes.......the mosquito coils burning!


 Jone : Man, after long time, no march for me. Ive been a life long marcher and donor to the Church.


Jaswant : That's good man, because you give, you will get.


Jone : True, bro, I tell you guys, 3 years ago, our talatala said we have to collect half million.


Jaswant : Mate na  $@%^. Half million.


Jone : Yeah, that's nothing man. He said everybody must give.


Jaswant : And?


Joe : And is an adjective, you normally don't use an adjective by itself.


Jaswant : Don't mess with us man, this our style of speaking!


Joe laughs.


Joe : Anyway, some families didn't have much to give and they feel madua.


Jaswant: Of course man, that's bad man.


Joe : So, they take loans, sell their valuables and even put off paying their kids school fees


Jaswant : We never do that in the mandir. We just take the coins and put it in there.
Jone : Don t even start about the mandir man.


Joe : It's a deliberate tactic.


Jaswant/Joe together : What is?


Joe : The fundraising where they announce who collected what. So that people feel embarrassed and feel pressured to give more money/


Jone : But its for the church man. You Kaivalagis are now atheists that's shy you have drugs and what not/


Joe : Where does the money go?


Jone/Jaswant together; Where?


Joe : To human beings like you an me.How much of the money goes to paying salaries ? Have you ever wondered why they want to fundraise every year? They are angry because their salries are about to dry up!
Silence descends on the room.