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Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s comment in Bua last weekend should not be misinterpreted. Dickie Bird said the PM had indicated that his Government was going to take care of every
29 Oct 2014 13:09
Honest opinion

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s comment in Bua last weekend should not be misinterpreted. Dickie Bird said the PM had indicated that his Government was going to take care of every Fijian. That’s clear for everyone to understand.
But how they are going to do it- is by prioritising it – with FijiFirst supporters coming first and others later because the FijiFirst supporters wanted development.  So what’s wrong with that? At least Dickie Bird says the PM is honest and very straight forward about the whole issue.
This is way better than those who made traditional iTaukei presentations (which was very emotional) of show of support to the PM but did otherwise during the poll.

Start over
While some of the unsuccessful candidates in the recent general election have gone back to their work there are others who are starting again from scratch. Dickie Bird said those that had to cease their business operations while concentrating on their campaign are now struggling to restart their business.
This is because most of them had spent about $20,000 during their campaign. Even a few retired civil servants, Dickie Bird says, have expressed their regret in taking up politics as they have used up their savings

Highest offer counts
First home buyers are finding it hard to compete with foreign investors who are offering big money to buy properties in the Suva and Lami areas. Dickie Bird said recently a four bedroom house on a freehold land was on sale for $200,000.
The owner was migrating and there were other offers of around the said amount but to his surprise a foreign investor offered him three times the amount. Guess what. He got the deal.
North moves up
Still on real estate, word from the North is that after the general election the value of properties there has somewhat risen.
Dickie Bird was told by a real estate agent that he sold a property in July at the price of $125,000 and only last week a much bigger offer was made to the new owner.

Waiting in vain
One of our sporting bodies recently sent five local players for an overseas assignment. On the day of their arrival the officials went to the airport to wait for them. Dickie Bird said the plane landed and the officials waited and waited but there was no sign of the players.
They checked with the airline staff and found that they did not board the plane.
Feedback: leonec@fijisun.com.fj



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