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  • “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country” President John F. Kennedy There’s something very special about Iliesa Delana. It’s not merely that he united the whole nation in celebration when he won the Pacific’s first Olympic Gold medal in London last year. It’s not just that ordinary Fijians come up […]

    # ILIESA DELANA’S NEW DREAM FOR FIJI

    “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country” President John F. Kennedy There’s something very special about Iliesa Delana. It’s not merely that he united the whole nation in celebration when he won the Pacific’s first Olympic Gold medal in London last year. It’s not just that ordinary Fijians come up […]

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  • On February 14th 1929, the notorious American gangster, Al Capone, sent four of his henchmen into a Chicago garage with guns blazing. Seven members of an opposing gang were murdered in what became known as the St Valentine’s Day Massacre. That same day in Fiji 84 years later – which is normally dedicated to a celebration of romance – may […]

    # VALENTINE’S DAY MASSACRE: WHAT NEXT?

    On February 14th 1929, the notorious American gangster, Al Capone, sent four of his henchmen into a Chicago garage with guns blazing. Seven members of an opposing gang were murdered in what became known as the St Valentine’s Day Massacre. That same day in Fiji 84 years later – which is normally dedicated to a celebration of romance – may […]

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  • And so what many people in Fiji suspected might happen has happened. The Draft Constitution prepared by Professor Yash Ghai’s Constitutional Commission has been altered before it reaches the Constituent Assembly. Its members – when they are announced – will still decide the final Constitution document but within a much narrower framework than Professor Ghai and his team envisaged. How […]

    # WHY THE GHAI DRAFT WAS MODIFIED

    And so what many people in Fiji suspected might happen has happened. The Draft Constitution prepared by Professor Yash Ghai’s Constitutional Commission has been altered before it reaches the Constituent Assembly. Its members – when they are announced – will still decide the final Constitution document but within a much narrower framework than Professor Ghai and his team envisaged. How […]

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  • Golly gosh, Golly Ghai, boy, do we enjoy our exalted status in Fiji. Given the level of vituperation from the anti-regime lobby against some other perceived supporters of the Bainimarama Government, Grubsheet gets off entirely scot-free. We get cheery hellos in the street, people fall over themselves to buy us drinks and dusky maidens keep wanting to take us home […]

    # THE GRUBSHEET GLEE CLUB

    Golly gosh, Golly Ghai, boy, do we enjoy our exalted status in Fiji. Given the level of vituperation from the anti-regime lobby against some other perceived supporters of the Bainimarama Government, Grubsheet gets off entirely scot-free. We get cheery hellos in the street, people fall over themselves to buy us drinks and dusky maidens keep wanting to take us home […]

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  • Like many people, Grubsheet has been perplexed by the behavior of the recently-departed Chairman of the Constitutional Commission, Professor Yash Ghai. Almost as soon as he left the country after handing his Draft Constitution to the President, Professor Ghai launched an extraordinary attack on the Fijian authorities. He claimed that the police had illegally seized 600 copies of the Draft […]

    # YASH GHAI: EMOTION BEFORE REASON

    Like many people, Grubsheet has been perplexed by the behavior of the recently-departed Chairman of the Constitutional Commission, Professor Yash Ghai. Almost as soon as he left the country after handing his Draft Constitution to the President, Professor Ghai launched an extraordinary attack on the Fijian authorities. He claimed that the police had illegally seized 600 copies of the Draft […]

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  • Relations between Fiji and Australia have taken a sudden turn for the worse and it now appears highly unlikely that the Government will accept a new Australian High Commissioner in Suva. Attitudes have hardened just as the diplomat chosen for the job – Margaret Twomey, Australia’s current ambassador to Russia – has been preparing to move to Suva to take […]

    # BACK INTO THE DEEP FREEZE

    Relations between Fiji and Australia have taken a sudden turn for the worse and it now appears highly unlikely that the Government will accept a new Australian High Commissioner in Suva. Attitudes have hardened just as the diplomat chosen for the job – Margaret Twomey, Australia’s current ambassador to Russia – has been preparing to move to Suva to take […]

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  • As I was saying, Mad Marc Edge continues his assault on anyone in Fiji who had the temerity to challenge his Napoleonic ego. Now safely out of the country after being sacked from the University of the South Pacific – where he was facing charges of misconduct -Dr Edge’s fingers trip across the keys in his frigid Canadian bolthole, spewing […]

    # SAVAGED BY A DEAD SHEEP

    As I was saying, Mad Marc Edge continues his assault on anyone in Fiji who had the temerity to challenge his Napoleonic ego. Now safely out of the country after being sacked from the University of the South Pacific – where he was facing charges of misconduct -Dr Edge’s fingers trip across the keys in his frigid Canadian bolthole, spewing […]

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  • Marc Edge has confirmed his departure from Fiji with an extraordinary diatribe that also confirms what he flagged a few weeks ago in the headline of one of his rambling web postings – “Whom the Gods would destroy, they first make mad”. The former Head of the School of Journalism at the University of the South Pacific has been clearly […]

    # MAD MARC ON THE WARPATH

    Marc Edge has confirmed his departure from Fiji with an extraordinary diatribe that also confirms what he flagged a few weeks ago in the headline of one of his rambling web postings – “Whom the Gods would destroy, they first make mad”. The former Head of the School of Journalism at the University of the South Pacific has been clearly […]

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  • Word has reached Grubsheet that the embattled former Head of Journalism at the University of the South Pacific, Dr Marc Edge, has left Fiji after losing his job. There’s so far been no official announcement but Fiji Leaks – the suspected blog site of the Oxford-based journalist and academic, Victor Lal – reports that Dr Edge flew out of Nadi […]

    # INTO THE ABYSS

    Word has reached Grubsheet that the embattled former Head of Journalism at the University of the South Pacific, Dr Marc Edge, has left Fiji after losing his job. There’s so far been no official announcement but Fiji Leaks – the suspected blog site of the Oxford-based journalist and academic, Victor Lal – reports that Dr Edge flew out of Nadi […]

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  • As the Marc Edge saga plays on at the University of the South Pacific, Dr Edge himself has made an extraordinary posting on Fiji Media Wars -his own website. He’s published the front page of a Marvel comic book – The Mighty Thor – under the heading ” Whom the Gods would destroy, they first make mad”. There is no […]

    #…THEY FIRST MAKE MAD

    As the Marc Edge saga plays on at the University of the South Pacific, Dr Edge himself has made an extraordinary posting on Fiji Media Wars -his own website. He’s published the front page of a Marvel comic book – The Mighty Thor – under the heading ” Whom the Gods would destroy, they first make mad”. There is no […]

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