Letters To The Editor, August 27, 2015

Self-styled Oni Kirwin Tukai Lagonilakeba, Namaka The rogue Matuku Lau grandmother Mereoni Kirwan is a self-proclaimed and self-styled lawyer from Aussie land but with no confirmed fixed residential address is
27 Aug 2015 10:20
Letters To The Editor, August 27, 2015
Semi Kunatani.

Self-styled Oni Kirwin

Tukai Lagonilakeba, Namaka

The rogue Matuku Lau grandmother Mereoni Kirwan is a self-proclaimed and self-styled lawyer from Aussie land but with no confirmed fixed residential address is claiming she is fighting for the return of the countries leadership to the descendants of the signatories to the Deed of Cession 10th October 1874.

aka Oni Kirwan’s name does not appear in the membership rolls of the Australian legal Society but claims she has direct access to the Queen of England where she can present her ill-conceived case and claims on our sovereign Independent Fiji.

I do await grandma Oni to name a direct descendent of hers from Matuku that was part of that historical day on Ovalau, Levuka.

Our nation is headed by two great very capable, highly qualified iTaukei world renowned leaders in His Excellency the President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau and our democratically elected Prime Minister Ratu Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama who are not only chiefs in their own Matanitu Vanua and Yavutu to start with, they are of the Christian Faith but most importantly are direct descendants of those that Ceded our country to Great Britain.

What iTaukei leadership is this selfish, self-righteous and self-centred Oni Kirwan talking?

She has brain washed our innocent, poor, vulnerable, naïve relatives from Ra and the Nadroga and Navosa Province on a non-issue not relevant to our country’s moving forward with the policy of our Government to providing the desired services for the betterment of every ordinary Fijians life.

Put your big mouth where your money is, does she really care, get on a plane Mereoni and fly over to Fiji at your own expenses to defend those that were caught in your web and have already been charged for sedition against the state if you really are a qualified practising valid Solicitor and Barrister.

Fiji will do without and does not need your self-perceived idiotic nonsense.You have shamed not only the hardworking tolerant itaukei of the tikina Matuku but the Lau Province as well.


iTaukei lands

Saverio Baleikanacea, Lami

Can the Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum while looking at the 999 Years Lease Issue also look at the reasons why the FijiFirst Government has continued to hold on to the thousands of hectares of iTaukei lands which are called Crown Grants or Native Grants or what the Government wants to call State Freehold Land.

This is inspite of the repeated requests of the Mataqali landowners for the return of their lands.

What the iTaukei community and the Fiji public would like to know is what the Government is doing to return the  iTaukei lands under Crown and Native Grants to their rightful owners, and when, and also why the delay.

And while I have your attention, we are still waiting for the FijiFirst Government reply on the issue of nonpayment of the 2003 Job Evaluation Report recommendation to common user groups in the Public Service in contrast to the Disciplined Services (Army and Police) who have been paid their dues and the substantial pay increases to Ministers and Permanent Secretaries.

And now Government and the Opposition in Parliament are again considering another pay increase for themselves without even a year in office.


Beware of weavers

Timoci Gaunavinaka, Waila

In two of my earlier articles on this column this month, I warned that the people now arrested for sedition charges are mostly grass root scapegoats while the actual instigators are sitting comfortably in Parliament.
I also warned about talented weavers of lies who can weave a lie custom-designed to your dreams and taste and many will swallow it with hook, line and sinker.

Now, SODELPA alone has 3 losing candidates from the last election and one sitting parliamentarian now charged with sedition.

Is this just the tip of the iceberg ?

It is now exposed that the lady fanning the flame for the rebellion has been travelling around the globe collecting money from Fijians overseas to assist in filing a case against Great Britain’s condition of granting independence to Fiji to the Hague.

Yet it is found out that no case of such nature has been filed to the International Court of Justice to date.

So where is the money ?


Extra Holiday

Amenatave Yaconisau, Delainavesi

While I respect the profound significance of a constitution day as a public holiday in view of the changes in our political culture made by this Government,  I am concerned at the lack of public consultation that has taken place prior to making it a law.

Public holidays have a huge cost to employers as they are required to pay wages  to employees  according to section 67(1)  of the Employment Relations Bill 2007 without any productivity at all.

We already have 10 approved public holidays.  Another one is just too much for a small country like Fiji, don’t you think?

For fairness sake, the bill should pass through  the relevant sub-committee and allow employers and their representatives to submit their views for consideration.

After all public participation in the legislative process is guaranteed under section 72(1) of the constitution.


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