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Grubsheet Feejee is the blogsite of Graham Davis, a dual Fijian-Australian national working as an independent media professional in both countries.
He hosts The Great Divide, a weekly political discussion program on the Southern Cross Austereo television network in Australia, is a regional advisor to Qorvis - the global US communications giant - and writes opinion for Fiji's biggest selling newspaper, the Fiji Sun.
Graham has had a four decade-long career in the mainstream media in Britain, Australia and Fiji. He has reported for the BBC, ABC, SBS and the Nine and Seven networks and written for a range of newspapers and magazines in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. His multiple awards include Walkley and Logie Awards in Australia and a New York Festivals medal in the United States.
Graham is broadly supportive of the Bainimarama Government's multiracial agenda but invites comments from people of all political persuasions.Please don't label your return volley "anonymous". Give yourself a name or pseudonym so that readers can track your progress over time.
Feejee is the original name for Fiji - a derivative of the indigenous Viti and the Tongan Fisi - and was widely used until the late 19th century.
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Posted on April 2, 2011 | 3 CommentsGrubsheet boards a Qantas flight to Perth this weekend with the same trepidation that now routinely accompanies our every trip on the iconic national carrier. For once, our client is paying for us to fly in the “pointy end” but we still share some of the burdens of those less fortunate souls in “cattle class” – the same fetid air...
Posted on March 19, 2011 | 2 CommentsWith so much loss of life from recent natural catastrophes in Japan and New Zealand, the floods and cyclone that swept north-eastern Australia at the start of the year have largely become yesterday’s news for all but those directly affected. Yet up and down the Queensland coast and hinterland, there are inspiring stories of resilience and the human capacity to...
Posted on March 12, 2011 | 1 CommentAt 800 kilometers an hour – as fast as a commercial jetliner – the giant tsunami triggered by the biggest earthquake ever to hit Japan rolls across the Pacific towards the far reaches of South America, prompting mass evacuations and mass consternation, if not panic. The land masses and tiny atolls in its path can only brace for the worst...
Posted on February 28, 2011 | No CommentsGrubsheet is in Indochina this week, marvelling at the breathtaking transformation of the city the locals still refer to as Saigon, 36 years after their communist masters insisted on changing its name to Ho Chi Minh City in honour of the wispy-bearded architect of their revolution. The French colonisers who Uncle Ho deposed before his lieutenants deposed Uncle Sam two...
Posted on February 19, 2011 | 1 CommentGrubsheet has always regarded llamas and their alpaca cousins as gentle creatures to be shorn occasionally for their silky wool and otherwise patted and pampered. So it’s somewhat disconcerting at first to find some unfortunate llama turned into wafer thin slivers on the plate in front of us, drizzled with oil and vinegar. Yes, folks, it’s llama cappaccio, just one...