Thursday, March 11, 2010

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Bainimarama partially lifts ban on sales of cooked food

Now we admit we were quite aghast at the unnecessarily heavy-handed approach taken by the Suva City Council (SCC) in relation to the ban on sales of cooked food at the Suva market.

While we symphathise with the family of the ONE lady who partook of the fateful meal of mana, we certainly hope that the council had 100% scientific proof that the cause of death was indeed that meal.

The SCC is mandated by law to continuously check on cooked food sales regularly -- and in this instance they were caught red-handed sleeping on the job.

So in a typically bureaucratic knee-jerk reaction, they take the easy way out and decide to deprive hundreds of rural citizens of their right to a livelihood.

But what makes the news in this update, is that it appears that the illegal and treasonous Bainimarama had a craving for traditional Fijian bread, bila, and it appears he may have had something to do with partially lifting the ban when he discovered that he couldn't get bila at the market last weekend.

Check out Fiji TV's news report for yourself:

11March 2010
Fiji's civil servants have been warned that if they have sexual affairs outside of marriage they'll get the sack.

Military strongman Voreqe Bainimarama told a village audience that the Fiji Military Forces were leading the way by firing 10 instructors for having sex with female cadet officers.

"This should be a warning to everyone employed as a civil servant. We will not tolerate such behaviour from those employed by government," he said.

"If any civil servant is found engaged in such activities, they will be dealt with accordingly."

The Fiji Sun yesterday quoted Chief of State Brigadier-General Mohammed Aziz who said the men were fired because they wanted the military to lead the nation by example.

Aziz said the instructors and officer cadets who had been involved with them were no longer a part of the security forces.

He said the military would ensure instructors and all military personnel did not take advantage of officer cadets, he told the newspaper, which is censored by the military.

"We will make sure that we maintain discipline in the force," he said.

He said the cadets would continue their training under new instructors.

Bainimarama's strict rule is in marked contrast to that of an earlier coup leader, Sitiveni Rabuka, who famously justified several of his high profile affairs by publicly describing himself as a "carnal man".

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