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The glorifying of Fiji’s illegal folks is disgusting

July 29, 2009

we are posting this due to popular demand request

It is disgusting to see those that cannot tell the difference between integrity and greed for power, money and status.
 
Ex LPS students that stayed away from their Levuka Public School recent school reunion should be congratulated and thanked for making a strong stance against Fiji’s illegal regime. You have help do your bit to help Fiji’s youth realize that the law of the land must not be broken by any of its citizens.
 
It now seems that those who attended have been in denial or ignorant of what has been happening in our country since Frank Bainimarama staged Fiji’s fourth coup on the 5th of Dec, 2006. If they weren’t so ignorant they would have realized that the country’s illegal Vice President would have attended to score Brownie points and be glorified by people that have chosen to ignore the suffering and misery of innocent people.
 
What you have achieved, is expose to the present students of LPS that it is OK to support a coup and then become the Vice President of the country. All schools are suppose to teach the children that one must work hard and through you own efforts achieve what you want in life. Every child after leaving school should become a law abiding citizen in whichever society they decide to live in.
 
The organisers made it worse by including Epeli Nailatikau and his brother Tukitau Cokanauto to make speeches, give the illegal VP a Fijian traditional welcome, cut the cake etc etc. They just wanted to curry favour as the two illegal chiefs milked it.
 
“Birds of a feather flock together”
 
Check it out on their LPS website –  http://lpsreunion.homestead.com/130th-Anniversary-Reunion.html
 
 
A Fijian Ceremony of welcome, led by Ratu Jope Sigarara (an old scholar & son of the late Turaga Bale na Tui Levuka) to welcome our Chief Guest, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, the Vice-President of Fiji and also an old scholar of the school.

 

After the garlanding of the Chief Guest, devotion led by the School Chaplain followed.
 
Speeches by Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, Ratu Tu’akitau Cokanauto, the Principal of the School, Mrs Ane Rika, Old Scholars address, and the current Head prefects of the school. Reflection by the Vice-Principal (Mrs Tuimanono), followed.
 
Cutting of the School’s Birthday cake, by Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, who picked out a student from the school choir to cut the Birthday cake with him. It was very touching, to see a High Chief of Fiji doing a very humble act in the eyes of the present students & teachers, Ex-teachers & Old Scholars of Levuka Public School. The school song was sung by the school choir.
 
Lomaiviti

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Viti permalink
    July 29, 2009 7:41 AM

    Doing the rounds on the different blogs I came across this wonderful piece. This says it all and what Lomaiviti is trying to tell us in his post.

    Raw Fiji News
    Home About Fiji’s machivellian bloodline revelation
    July 29, 2009

    The picture I’ve been seeing when I gaze into the liquid in my tanoa has suddenly become clearer.

    For a long time I’ve seen the smirking face of Naulukau basking in the sun of the Presidency, but that’s no surprise and I can hardly claim that as a prophecy.

    But now I can see the expression on his face more clearly. His smirk reveals all the true cunning of a master of vere vakabau.

    How long has been lying low now, waiting for the keys of the kingdom to be delivered into his idle, playboy hands. And how long has his wife waited for him to take possession of a house she’s long regarded as hers by right.

    But I now see more than this. I see a certain karua with a more relieved expression than he’s worn in quite a while. He can see relief from all his creditors in sight and the hope that the insatiable demands of his wife can be met more easily.

    And then I see another face. This time it’s that of a certain tavale tapping his pocket that contains the keys to the RFMF armoury as he waits for the magic mandate from the new President to do something he’s wanted to do for some time.

    All comes to he who waits and when the ones waiting are the spoilt brat children of an elite that has not had it hands on the levers of power for what they see as far too long, the joy will be hard to contain.

    But do I see their joy yet? That vision has not yet come to me. Is there some hitch in the way? Could something prevent this cup from reaching the lips of that smirking mustachioed face?

    NAVOSAVAKADUA

  2. Viti permalink
    July 29, 2009 8:03 AM

    It is no use just shaming and exposing only those that have taken up positions with the illegal regime. We must start including organisers of such gatherings especially after the arrest of the high chief of Rewa, Ro Teimumu Kepa and the Methodist Talatalas. Ro Teimumu was arrested because as high chief of the Province of Rewa she allowed the Bose Ko Viti to be held in Rewa.

    Why was a gathering allowed to take place while a Public Emergency Regulation was in place? If it is good enough for schools to have their reunions why isn’t it good enough for the Methodist Church of Fiji to have their annual church conference?

    Shame those that keep glorifying people like Ulukau, his brother, Mara children etc

    Bainimarama is out to change our mindset to think like these people that keep glorifying the likes of Ulukau and his brother. We therefore must show them up everytime we see them do it.

    Vinaka Lomaiviti and Navosavakadua! Great posting!

    SWM Please Post Navosavakadua post as a topic for discussion.

  3. Baba Kid permalink
    July 29, 2009 8:27 AM

    Vinaka vaka levu Lomaiviti your comments are very much welcomed. I attended the reunion to see how much was going to be raised for the school. I didn’t see any fund raising and when I read what Fred Stevens wrote about the reunion no money raised for the school was mentioned.

    Before the reunion I commented in the LPS Guest Book about whether any money was going to be raised but my comments were deleted.

    At any school reunion in Fiji the ex students will boast about the amount of money they can raise while enjoying themselves. This gang arrived in Levuka paid money to have a good feed and took off. If any money raised it would have been used to welcome Fiji’s Illegal President. I wonder how many tabuas did he leave Levuka with?

    Vakasisila the way they pushed aside all the old ex students who were there to catch up with their old teacher, Mrs Joy Clark who was celebrating her 80th birthday for Epeli Nailatikau, his brother and Tom Ricketts and their friends.

  4. Baba Kid permalink
    July 29, 2009 8:28 AM

    Vinaka vaka levu Lomaiviti your comments are very much welcomed. I attended the reunion to see how much was going to be raised for the school. I didn’t see any fund raising and when I read what Fred Stevens wrote about the reunion no money raised for the school was mentioned.

    Before the reunion I commented in the LPS Guest Book about whether any money was going to be raised but my comments were deleted.

    At any school reunion in Fiji the ex students will boast about the amount of money they can raise while enjoying themselves. This gang arrived in Levuka paid money to have a good feed and took off. If any money raised it would have been used to welcome Fiji’s Illegal President. I wonder how many tabuas did he leave Levuka with?

    Vakasisila the way they pushed aside all the old ex students who were there to catch up with their old teacher, Mrs Joy Clark who was celebrating her 80th birthday for Epeli Nailatikau, his brother and Tom Ricketts and their friends.

  5. Rosalind Pratt permalink
    July 29, 2009 9:31 AM

    For someone that was born in Levuka and attended Levuka Public School from Grade 1 to the 6th Form I was very sad and disappointed that I was not in Levuka for the reunion.

    I didn’t attend because of my strong stance against Frank Bainimarama’s Military Regime. I had high hopes of attending when he announced in Tonga at the Pacific Forum that democractic elections would be held in March of this year. Unfortunately, elections was not held and I and many others missed out on our school reunion.

    I am passionate about my birth town and have always maintained that Levuka in the sixties is the way Fiji society should be. In the 60s I was living it up without a care in the world in the best part of these beautiful islands. I had friends, I had everything, they were the best years of one’s life anyone could wish for.

    Life in Levuka back then was the best, it was a melting pot, we were one big family and the only difference was the delicious curries and the chop sueys my friend’s Mums could cook better than my Mum. There were no hardships in Levuka because we helped each other in time of need. Naturally there was the colonial class thing with certain families but it didn’t bother any of us children. I think that later I must have learnt a great deal because colonialism taught me never to take anything for granted and to value what was given to me because life was never meant to be easy. Later it also made me realize that one had to make their own luck and create their own opportunities because you just don’t receive the same benefits as those handed to them on a silver platter or had connections in the right places. Racism was never in our vocabulary and so growing up in a carefree colonial multiracial society even though so much has changed today was an advantage for me. It made me understand fully well the goodness of standing on the bottom rung of the ladder and looking up to where I wanted to go in life. I made sure I wasn’t on that bottom rung for too long once I left Levuka.

    Lomaiviti, there were not many that attended this reunion and some of the ones that did, only went because Mrs Joy Clark, a New Zealand teacher in the 50s early 60s and Mr George Gibson a local teacher were celebrating their 80th birthday. Like me we were all hoping that elections would be held before the reunion. Mrs Clark loves Levuka and have gone back many times when she retired to do some voluntary teaching while holidaying in Levuka. Mr George Gibson lives there today. It was a shame they were celebrating their 80th birthdays during these trying times because they both deserve better.

    I however, disagree with all the attention given to Epeli Nailatikau and his brother Tuki. It does not potray the values of the great school I attended. To me Epeli is Fiji’s illegal Vice President and by welcoming him, it is telling the present day LPS students that it is acceptable to support a coup leader, be part of his military regime and end up as the country’s Vice President.

    I was also very disappointed there was no mention in the write up by Fred Stevens of any money raised for the school. It is a well known fact that in all school reunions in Fiji the ex students will boast of how much money they have raised for their old school.

    Any money raised would have been a great help to the children.

  6. Lima permalink
    July 29, 2009 10:59 AM

    Vinaka Rosalind

    As always your passion for Levuka shines in you.

    Yes for our reunion we were fund raising before the reunion and managed to raise $3000 by the time of the reunion. I remember the ex students Association had a target and we managed to raise more than our target.

    If Epeli had any sense he would have stayed away and not made it easy for the organisers but as you say, Lomaiviti, he was out to score Brownie points and knew very well he was going to get it.

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