Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu

Electoral Amendment Bill Passed
NATION, NEWS

Electoral Amendment Bill Passed

“It has been there for nine years, exactly the same. What is the difference between that provision and this provis...

SODELPA GS Duru Questions Ratu Naiqama’s Loyalty To Party
NEWS

SODELPA GS Duru Questions Ratu Naiqama’s Loyalty To Party

Mr Duru said they were not sure if Ratu Naiqama was checking his other options for the 2022 General Election.

Ratu Naiqama Claims ‘Budget A Marketing Gimmick To Attract Voters’
FIJI NEWS, NEWS

Ratu Naiqama Claims ‘Budget A Marketing Gimmick To Attract Voters’

Leader of Opposition Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu says the increase in the minimum wage to $4 per hour will have an impac...

2022 SODELPA Line-Up
NEWS

2022 SODELPA Line-Up

Party receives 35 applications to be one of the candidates for 2022 General Election

Team Looking At Legality In Ratu Naiqama’s Appointment: Gavoka
NEWS

Team Looking At Legality In Ratu Naiqama’s Appointment: Gavoka

On Ratu Naiqama’s claim that the Speaker had ruled his appointment constitutional, Mr Gavoka said: “If that’s ...

The Over 70s Club – Are They Too Old To Be In Politics And Should They Quit?
Analysis

The Over 70s Club – Are They Too Old To Be In Politics And Should They Quit?

As long as the mental faculties are excellent and the body can cope with the cut and thrust of life under constant p...

Gavoka: I Am Party Leader Into 2022
NEWS

Gavoka: I Am Party Leader Into 2022

The letter was a request from the president saying it will be better if I hold both positions as part of the synergy...

Caucus Defies Party
NEWS

Caucus Defies Party

This is not the first time that caucus has defied a party directive. The precedent was set in 2016.

Chiefs’ Mana Works Its Magic In Achieving Consensus At Election Of SODELPA Officials
Opinion, Politics

Chiefs’ Mana Works Its Magic In Achieving Consensus At Election Of SODELPA Officials

But can it be translated into strengthening party support for the 2022 General Election?

Probe On MPs: And Then There Were 9, FICAC Search SODELPA Party HQ
Politics

Probe On MPs: And Then There Were 9, FICAC Search SODELPA Party HQ

Secretary-General to Parliament Viniana Namosimalua lodged a complaint alleging MPs claimed accommodation and travel...

Rabuka Faction Not Ready To Give Up
Analysis, Politics

Rabuka Faction Not Ready To Give Up

His walkout was very similar to what Ratu Naiqama had faced during the first Management Board meeting when he also w...

Still A Lot Of Drama As Suspended SODELPA Tries To Sort Things Out
Analysis, Politics

Still A Lot Of Drama As Suspended SODELPA Tries To Sort Things Out

The only glitch which may be a result of bad legal advice was the appointment and subsequent rejection of Emele Duit...

Do Big Three Have Enough Clout To Save Suspended SODELPA?
Analysis, Politics

Do Big Three Have Enough Clout To Save Suspended SODELPA?

Analysis: When the country’s three paramount chiefs meet we need to take note. While it was touted as a meeting to...

Real Test For Suspended SODELPA Is If Factions Can Come Together At Constituency Committee Level
Analysis, Politics

Real Test For Suspended SODELPA Is If Factions Can Come Together At Constituency Committee Level

One of the underlying problems is the radicalisation of the campaign to address indigenous issues, which has develop...

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...

‘Reach For The Sky, But Keep Your Feet On The Ground’, Tui Cakau Hails Radradra’s Success
SPORTS

‘Reach For The Sky, But Keep Your Feet On The Ground’, Tui Cakau Hails Radradra’s Success

The Vanua of Lalagavesi, Somosomo, Taveuni honoured their most famous sporting son in a traditional celebratory feas...

Ro Teimumu Kepa Gives Interesting Insight To Her Decision To Embracing Fijian As Common Name
Analysis

Ro Teimumu Kepa Gives Interesting Insight To Her Decision To Embracing Fijian As Common Name

As Marama Bale na Roko Tui Dreketi (paramount chief of Rewa and Burebasaga confederacy), she knows the challenges of...

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
NEWS

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
NEWS

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?
NEWS

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.

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