23 September, 2023, 10:08 am Central - 25°C Rain

What indigenous rights are they talking about, indigenous rights is for them to go and farm more – Bainimarama

What indigenous rights are they talking about, indigenous rights is for them to go and farm more – Bainimarama

By Rusiate Baleilevuka
Wednesday 30/11/2022
FijiFirst Leader, Voreqe Bainimarama.

FijiFirst Party Leader, Voreqe Bainimarama says the government led by the late former Prime Minister, Laisenia Qarase was concerned more about indigenous rights and questioned what indigenous rights are they talking about and that they need to go and farm more.

While speaking at a FijiFirst rally in Savusavu, Bainimarama says the late Qarase’s administration had started introducing racial discrimination again which was similar to what instigated the events of 1987 and 2000.

Bainimarama says this is why the military had to step in to stop the bullying tactics that was done to other ethnic groups in Fiji.

The FijiFirst Leader says the government at that time was heavily focused on indigenous rights, racial discrimination and had started picking on other ethnic groups in the country.

Bainimarama says that Fiji always belongs to the iTaukei and nothing will take that away from them.

He adds that the iTaukei own 91 percent of the land and they need to farm it.

Meanwhile, Bainimarama says that the FijiFirst Party needs to stay in government forever as it brings unity to the people of Fiji.

2022-2023 Budget Coverage


fijivillage Straight Talk with Vijay Narayan
Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
Consumer Council strongly opposes proposed electricity tariff increase
The Consumer Council of Fiji has strongly opposed the proposed electricity tariff increase submitted by the Energy Fiji Limited to the Fijian Competit...
31 minutes ago
Many turn up to pay their last respects to Ratu Tu'uakitau
Many turned up today at the Wesley Methodist Church in Suva to pay their last respect to former politician Ratu George Cokanauto ...
57 minutes ago

Police investigate alleged assault of a farmer by senior company executive and colleagues in Navua in 2018
Police have today confirmed that they are investigating a report lodged earlier this week where a 55 year old farmer of Batiniyaka Settlement Navua ...
16 hours ago

Hard work pays off for former Naitasiri rugby captain Sadrugu who was admitted to the bar today
More than 4 years of hard work and sacrifice has paid off for USP law student and former Naitasiri rugby skipper Benjamin Sadrugu after he was ...
17 hours ago

I have been told that by November, everything will be done and there will be uninterrupted water supply – Pro. Prasad
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Professor Biman Prasad visited the Balevuto dam site in Ba, where the Water Authority of Fiji briefed ...
17 hours ago

Car overturns at Milverton Road
A car has gone off the road and overturned at Milverton Road in Suva. Police are at the scene. We are still trying to gather more ...
17 hours ago
7 Grace Road Group executives declared prohibited immigrants in Fiji after decisions by the South Korean Government and a request by Interpol
7 Grace Road executives in Fiji have been declared prohibited immigrants by the Fijian Government, it has been made clear through government ...
8 days ago

EBayShop Online Recruitment scam
The Consumer Council of Fiji has issued a public alert about a group of individuals running a deceptive pyramid scheme known as “EbayShop Online Recruitment.”
9 days ago

Bainimarama and Qiliho’s trial
The trial of former Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and suspended Commissioner of Police Sitiveni Qiliho begins
36 days ago