There’s nothing like a Prime Ministerial attack to boost one’s readership and I am indebted to Frank Bainimarama for propelling Grubsheet Feejee – within a month of its resumption – into the frontline of the national debate in Fiji. In one grumpy outburst written for him by Qorvis and the Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, the Prime Minister … [Read more...] about #THE “AGEING DRAMA QUEEN” PRESSES ON
Few Fijians realise the tentacles of influence that the FijiFirst government has established to control a range of state-owned institutions and enterprises through a network of business associates of the Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, and trusted members of the civil service. It is a complex web of high-level relationships with the AG … [Read more...] about #A TANGLED WEB OF SECRECY AND CONTROL (PT 1)
Keen observers of politics in Fiji are intrigued by a mysterious element of the Fiji Sun/Western Force poll this week that showed a collapse in support for the Prime Minister, Frank Bainimarama, and showed that for the first time, most Fijians expect him to lose the 2022 election. One of the questions was: "Who would you like to see as next Prime … [Read more...] about #WHO IS “OTHERS”? A POLITICAL MYSTERY
As my old Grubsheet sparring partner, Dr Marc Edge, observed in the wake of the attack on me by the Prime Minister, Frank Bainimarama, on Sunday, "there is no such thing as bad publicity", and so it has proved to be. I would like to say that I can scarcely believe the ineptitude of the Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, in encouraging the PM to … [Read more...] about #YET ANOTHER SELF INFLICTED KHAIYUM DISASTER
True to form, the Fiji Sun has tried to please its political masters in government by burying the latest results of the Fiji Sun/Western Force research poll published in today's edition of the paper. It leads with the relatively unremarkable news that the Fiji Labour Party has "leapfrogged the smaller parties to secure third place after FijiFirst … [Read more...] about #THE BEGINNING OF THE END?
Stung by successive Grubsheet articles revealing how the military wants changes to the government and also revealing the name of his designated successor, Frank Bainimarama has made an astonishing personal attack on me on the front page of the government-controlled Fiji Sun newspaper and on the government-controlled Fijian Broadcasting Corporation. … [Read more...] about # FRANK BAINIMARAMA “SLAMS” GRAHAM DAVIS