Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu

Analysis: Ro Teimumu, Ratu Naiqama Definitely In Their Last Term In Parliament
Analysis, Opinion

Analysis: Ro Teimumu, Ratu Naiqama Definitely In Their Last Term In Parliament

Ro Teimumu will be 77 in 2022 and Ratu Naiqama will turn 69. Both changed their mind after first deciding not to con...

SODELPA Turns Right
Analysis

SODELPA Turns Right

Their election at Yaroi Village, Savusavu, yesterday was a coup by the party’s right wingers.

Adi Litia Winds Down As General Secretary After An Eventful Four Years
Analysis

Adi Litia Winds Down As General Secretary After An Eventful Four Years

She has remained calm despite attempts to remove her. She was one of the key people who were the architects of party...

Adi Litia Qionibaravi Targeted In New SODELPA Row
Politics

Adi Litia Qionibaravi Targeted In New SODELPA Row

Outgoing general secretary is amazed how ‘information has been passed around bordering on character assassination ...

Four In Top Party Role Race?
Politics

Four In Top Party Role Race?

Ro Filipe, Ro Teimumu and Ratu Naiqama declined to comment when approached in Parliament yesterday.

SODELPA Undergoes  Second Wave Of Internal Clean-Up Campaign
Analysis

SODELPA Undergoes Second Wave Of Internal Clean-Up Campaign

SODELPA undergoes second wave of internal clean-up campaign. The first wave happened after the 2014 General Election...

Vanua Levu Bloc Flexes Its Muscles As SODELPA Heads For Showdown
Analysis

Vanua Levu Bloc Flexes Its Muscles As SODELPA Heads For Showdown

The Vanua Levu bloc has flexed its muscle and stuck to its demand that the SODELPA annual general meeting be held in...

Sitiveni Rabuka: Qarase Okay To Contest
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Sitiveni Rabuka: Qarase Okay To Contest

Mr Qarase would have to have the time and energy to take the party to the 2022 General Election.

Laisenia Qarase For New Party Leader
Analysis

Laisenia Qarase For New Party Leader

His wife, Leba, says “no more” meaning her husband has turned his back on politics.

Mere Samisoni Calls Bulitavu ‘Bully Drecala Strategist’
Analysis

Mere Samisoni Calls Bulitavu ‘Bully Drecala Strategist’

The Hot Bread Kitchen owner ap­pears to be on the warpath, demand­ing that the retreat be held so that she and oth...

Respect Party Processes, Adi Litia Tells Disgruntled Members
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Respect Party Processes, Adi Litia Tells Disgruntled Members

The Youth leader, Jope Koroisavou, had also petitioned party headquarters asking several questions including the AGM...

Filimoni Vosarogo Eyed As Next Party Leader?
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Filimoni Vosarogo Eyed As Next Party Leader?

It is understood that the deputy leader post would be a stepping stone to becoming the party’s leader.

Direct Deductions On Salaries of SODELPA Party MPs Does Not Go Down Well
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Direct Deductions On Salaries of SODELPA Party MPs Does Not Go Down Well

Each of the 21 Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) Members of Parliament have been told to contribute $10,000 ...

ANALYSIS: Spotlight On Ratu Naiqama In SODELPA  Leadership Battle
NATION

ANALYSIS: Spotlight On Ratu Naiqama In SODELPA Leadership Battle

Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu will face intense scrutiny from within SODELPA if he throws in his hat for the party leader ...

Analysis: Rabuka Moves to Stamp His Mark as Undisputed Leader
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Analysis: Rabuka Moves to Stamp His Mark as Undisputed Leader

Sitiveni Rabuka’s acquittal in court yesterday has altered the political dynamics within SODELPA. Those who dislik...

Mix-up Worries Party Members
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Mix-up Worries Party Members

  Senior SODELPA officials closed ranks and went into damage control mode last night as the party grapples with...

Ratu Naiqama Back in SODELPA Team
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Ratu Naiqama Back in SODELPA Team

As earlier alluded to in the Fiji Sun, the Tui Cakau and SODELPA president  Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu, has put on hol...

Analysis: Law allowed it! Not now
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Analysis: Law allowed it! Not now

SODELPA Member of Parliament Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu is correct, the land swap he initiated while in Government as t...

Rabuka Responds to criticism of USA trip
NEWS

Rabuka Responds to criticism of USA trip

SODELPA leader Sitiveni Rabuka has cleared the air on the controversy surrounding a trip to the United States of Ame...

Minister Issues  Livestock Warning
NEWS

Minister Issues Livestock Warning

All livestock brought in from declared red zone areas under the Ministry for Agriculture need to be cleared under th...

$2 Fee Row Escalates SODELPA  Standoff
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$2 Fee Row Escalates SODELPA Standoff

A $2 fee dispute has escalated an internal row between a dissident group and top three SODELPA officials. One of the...

Under Ratu Naiqama’s Watch Momi Landowners Lost Prime Land: Sayed-Khaiyum
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Under Ratu Naiqama’s Watch Momi Landowners Lost Prime Land: Sayed-Khaiyum

The role Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu, the current President of SODELPA and the former Lands Minister in the Laisenia Qar...

A ‘Fairy Tale’ Budget: Ratu Naiqama
NEWS

A ‘Fairy Tale’ Budget: Ratu Naiqama

Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu had labeled the 2017-2018 National Budget as a ‘fairy tale Budget’ in Parliament yesterd...

Analysis: Tough-Talking President Ratu Naiqama Ruffles SODELPA’s MPs
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Analysis: Tough-Talking President Ratu Naiqama Ruffles SODELPA’s MPs

SODELPA’s  tough-talking president Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu has ruffled some members of the party’s parliamentar...

Ratu Naiqama Re-elected As SODELPA President
NATION

Ratu Naiqama Re-elected As SODELPA President

The Paramount Chief of Cakaudrove, Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu, has been re-elected as Social Democratic Liberal Party (...

Tui Cakau’s Warriors Seek The PM’s  Forgiveness, Pledge Their Support
NEWS

Tui Cakau’s Warriors Seek The PM’s Forgiveness, Pledge Their Support

The vanua of Korocau in Cakaudrove last night sought forgiveness (matanigasau) and pledged their support to the Fiji...

Ratu Naiqama Welcomed Back After 2 Year Suspension
NEWS

Ratu Naiqama Welcomed Back After 2 Year Suspension

The Speaker to Parliament, Dr Jiko Luveni yesterday welcomed suspended SODELPA Opposition MP, Ratu Naiqama Lalabalav...

Speaker Confirms Ratu Naiqama Can Return Today
NEWS

Speaker Confirms Ratu Naiqama Can Return Today

The Tui Cakau, paramount chief of Cakaudrove, Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu, is expected to resume his tenure as a Member ...

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