Monday, July 01, 2013

Dictator Bainimarama Lapping Up Luxury at Russian Rugby Holiday

While Poverty Rages in Fiji, Dictator Bainimarama Laps it Up in Moscow at High Cost.

Fiji's Unelected PM Cozing up to the Russians
State visits are often paid for in large part by the host nation, especially the official party. But in the absence of any confirmation by the illegal regime, costings in this post are guesstimates based on publicly available formulae for calculating costings for this type of trips.

FLIGHT TO MOSCOW from Nadi for entire delegation : 
Cheapest option that I can find on the internet for entire delegation (that we can count) of  10 persons @ $ 7054.28 each for return trip :                                         

$ 70,542.80

HOTEL STAY for entire delegation Thursday 27 June - July 7th 2013 (9 nights) : Golden Ring Hotel in Moscow
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Location. The five-star Golden Ring Hotel is located within the historical downtown of Moscow, opposite to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, just a short distance from the Kremlin museums and Red Square, close to many embassies, representative offices of foreign companies and the biggest International Exhibition Centre.

Accommodation. The Hotel accommodation facilities are amongst the best in Moscow. The Hotel has 293 rooms of different categories, including two luxurious Presidential Suites with the interior designed by Italian and Swiss decorators. Each room features a bed with an orthopedic mattress, a safe, a mini bar, satellite TV, an air conditioning and heating system, free Internet access via Ethernet or Wi-Fi , and electric sockets that support all kinds of electronic equipment.
Mr and Mrs Bainimarama's accommodation  : 
Inline image 1Presidential Suite :  Per night $ 3715.73 
(if they decided to stay in the lesser "Executive Suite", then the cost is $23,441)

$ 33,441.57 

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Others accommodation HOTEL stay based on share accommodation for 4 rooms ( am assuming they are sharing) If they each have their own rooms then the cost will be more than double again: 

Director for Immigration Nemani Vuniwaqa sharing with Acting Solicitor General Sharvada Sharma                   

Per night $607.09  (x 9 night) =    $ 5,463.81

Chairman for Investment Fiji Truman Bradley sharing with Minister for Defence Joketani Cokanasiga            

Per night $607.09 (x 9 night) =    $ 5,463.81

Minister for Youth and Sports Commander Viliame Naupoto sharing with Navy Commander John Fox     
Per night $607.09 (x 9 night) =    $ 5,463.81
Fiji’s non-resident Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Isikeli Mataitoga sharing with Dan Gavidi     
Per night $607.09 (x 9 night) =    $ 5,463.81


Tickets to the RUGBY for all the VIP's (3 day pass) for all 10 people @ Fijian $ 1714.96 each (


Per diem for all at estimated per diem rate of $ 150 each per day (except for Mere)



 $ 155,139.21

See above the nice pictures of the fancy hotel the globe trotting rugby spectators  are staying at.

Also the general consensus is that the boys will not be sharing , therefore their separate rooms would be a total of  : $ 38,853.36 ($ 539.63 per night per standard room x 8 pax x 9 nites) .

Also note the following:

  • TRANSPORT as in chauffeur driven rental for executive sedans
  • COMMUNICATION including roaming and call costs for Franks two phones as well as all the delegation.
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1 comment:

AA said...

the body language in all these pictures shows total lack of confidence. the pig is totally out of his depth. no arrogance showing overseas like the rugby team. only at home cos they got guns pointing at helpless sucker uppers and liumuris.