Fiji Time: 4:48 AM on Wednesday 1 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

PM: Fijians smarter

Ana Madigibuli
Thursday, March 13, 2014

PRIME Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama will soon begin the process of gaining the 5000 signatures he needs to register his party to contest the general election.

This was highlighted by the Prime Minister when opening the telecentre at Sila Central High School yesterday.

"At that election you will have a clear choice between my visions of a better future in the new Fiji we are building together or a return to the Fiji of old," Commodore Bainimarama said.

He said ordinary Fijians were smarter and had seen clearly what happened in the past, even if they did not feel free to speak out.

"People want their leaders to command respect because they have earned it because of the mana that comes with their high standards of personal conduct, their morality and their care and love for their people."

He believes that ordinary Fijians are a lot smarter than they are being given credit for by some politicians.

"They are smart enough to see through the hypocrisy, the power plays, they are smart enough to spot someone trying to take back something that does not belong to them, that is not rightfully theirs.

"When I eventually seek your trust to lead you in the new democracy we are building to create our new Fiji, I will be doing so believing firmly in the underlying good sense of the Fijian people.

"It has always been there, despite the attempts of some to manipulate them, to mislead them, to sow discord, suspicion and resentment."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
JPY 59.956256.9562
GBP 0.30770.2997
EUR 0.43100.4190
CNY 3.03032.9303
NZD 0.71420.6812
AUD 0.63390.6089
USD 0.48690.4699

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 25th June 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Education shocker
  2. The discovery of illegal weapons in Fiji
  3. Bainimarama challenges Flying Fijians ahead of Rugby World Cup
  4. Club sold for $14k
  5. 'Fiji Hindi humour'
  6. School leaders 'stuck with ethnicity', minister reveals
  7. Long summer
  8. Singing it the way she wants
  9. Bridge closed
  10. Growth projection

Top Stories this Week

  1. Ryder in jail Monday (29 Jun)
  2. Nude pictures warning Monday (29 Jun)
  3. $3m road scam: 3 jailed, Liwaiono gets suspended sentence Wednesday (24 Jun)
  4. Corruption claims Wednesday (24 Jun)
  5. Jail terms for trio Thursday (25 Jun)
  6. Toxic cassava Monday (29 Jun)
  7. Students robbed Wednesday (24 Jun)
  8. Insufficient funds Wednesday (24 Jun)
  9. Education shocker Tuesday (30 Jun)
  10. Botia sets his target to book a RWC spot Thursday (25 Jun)