Sitiveni Rabuka

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Sitiveni Rabuka responded : "He calls me a snake, I think his vocabulary is very limited," External link

Stuff Tuesday, December 10, 2019 4:22:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "I have become refined, a reformed person, I've matured," "A lot of us age, but only a few of us mature" External link

Stuff Tuesday, December 10, 2019 4:22:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "Not only has it revealed my person, my thoughts, my beliefs and my struggles, it also gives a background to the politics of our nations and the politics of the region," External link

pidp Friday, October 18, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "We need to stay abreast with developments and democratic developments and compositions. Leaders of the Pacific need to keep in constant touch with developments in their own country and the developments around them," External link

pidp Friday, October 18, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "I could ask that I don't accept it. I may ask the adviser at the campus what would be in the best interest of the university," External link

pidp Tuesday, September 10, 2019 2:24:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "I am a politician and I operate with opposition which means that I accept that I do not have 100 per cent support in any quarter," "And so those are all part of democratic processes, therefore I was not in fact ... even in the academic board that decided that thing, I don't feel it was unanimous" External link

pidp Tuesday, September 10, 2019 2:24:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : “We have our forum, we have our own ways of talking to them (Australia) and for that report to be made the way it is, I believe was a show of disrespect” External link

smh Friday, July 19, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : “We have our forum, we have our own ways of talking to them (Australia) and for that report to be made the way it is, I believe was a show of disrespect” External link

theage Friday, July 19, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : “We have our forum, we have our own ways of talking to them (Australia) and for that report to be made the way it is, I believe was a show of disrespect” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, July 19, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "On the part of the militants, they are still unsure what the Government will do if they kept their part of the bargain? And so far that fear is well grounded," "At the moment the Government has not indicated whether it is willing to forgive them. It is our duty to suggest to Government certain aspects of the law, certain recommendations they might need to look at and give confidence to these young people that are willing to do this. They are willing to lay down their arms and get on with their normal life. And we would like to facilitate that" External link

pidp Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The reduction of around $FJ800 million or 17 percent in expenditure will not provide us the fiscal space to further reduce debt portfolio," External link

rnzi Friday, June 21, 2019 7:39:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said ( about Ro Teimumu Kepa ) : "Honourable Lalabalavu is looking forward to resuming his role of party president in the House to support Honourable Ro Teimumu Kepa and the Opposition MPs in their contribution to the debates on Bills and other parliamentary businesses brought for consideration by Parliament," "We are looking forward to his contributions on matters that affect native land and customs amid the clamour aired by 'pretenders' in and outside the chambers" External link

pidp Thursday, March 28, 2019 10:28:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "We are expecting backlash in every decision we make. It is to be expected internationally and locally," External link

pidp Sunday, February 24, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "My party, the Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT), had been rejected in the last general elections, giving us a clear indication that we had been rejected," "I'll only be making a fool of myself if I return to politics to try and win back their confidence knowing that the people had rejected me" External link

pidp Tuesday, February 19, 2019 2:40:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : “Those are the constitutionally sustainable moves that can take place. Failing that whatever we take we should be expecting backlash and trade difficulties and aid difficulties from our traditional partners,” External link

pidp Friday, February 1, 2019 1:03:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "We had to assess which is the least damaging option from a variety of bad solutions," "The GCC made their decision once they were informed of the real potential danger of harm that might come to the hostages" External link

pidp Saturday, January 12, 2019 3:25:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "It was a very good workable constitution," "What we are doing is changing a document that brought about the problems of the past few months" External link

pidp Saturday, January 12, 2019 3:25:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka says : “As we celebrate the birth of Christ, let us also celebrate the selfless acts and sacrifice of all who have gone before us. We should reflect on values of love, service, and compassion. I believe, through this, the light will continue to shine and overshadow darkness” External link

fijitimes Tuesday, December 25, 2018 4:03:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka added : "I've told somebody (about the figure)," External link

pidp Monday, December 11, 2017 5:26:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "They would have to go outside the rules within the Council of Chiefs," "The candidate must be a born chief, and I'm not" External link

pidp Monday, December 4, 2017 9:13:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "All communities must embrace that indigenous rights are human rights that must be respected and embraced by all facets of socio-economic development," "My commitment and conviction to achieve this vision will not waver or be shaken. I can assure you today that as your party leader, I will continue to embrace my vision with compassion, understanding, and consistency" External link

fijitimes Tuesday, October 31, 2017 1:45:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "As a former Prime Minister of Fiji, I extend my warmest personal congratulations to the New Prime Minister of New Zealand, Hon. Jacinda Arden, on her ascension to the leadership of the New Zealand Government after the 2017 General Elections," "I am pleased to note as well, the record number of Maori and Polynesian Ministers in Prime Minister Arden�s cabinet and offer each cabinet member my warmest congratulations as well" External link

fijitimes Sunday, October 29, 2017 1:01:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "It is unfortunate as we progress through years and generations, we tend to forget our commonality and continue to dwell and thrive on the small differences among our ethnic communities," "For me as your leader, I will not deviate from the dreams of our forefathers and founding leaders of modern Fiji - to build a united, strong and progressive nation where all Fijians don�t have to live in fear in their country of birth and through naturalization" External link

fijitimes Sunday, October 29, 2017 1:01:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "I have conceded defeat and will hand in my resignation letter as Prime Minister tomorrow," External link

pidp Friday, October 20, 2017 1:39:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "I believe the 15 Ra elders convicted for sedition are all first offenders," External link

fijitimes Monday, October 2, 2017 9:52:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "I was head of state of the country in 1987 and I do not envy the position now held by the President because it entails a lot of responsibility, and one that must only be given to someone that the Great Council of Chiefs believe will command the respect of the majority of the people, and will also bring to the office the respect it deserves from all communities in our country," "I believe that I have contributed so far to the development of our country and I have no further ambition" External link

pidp Monday, September 18, 2017 12:14:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The timing of the increase is questionable," External link

fijitimes Monday, September 11, 2017 1:28:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "After the unprecedented knee-jerk rejection of the Government to criticism following the release of the 2016 report, the relatively new Auditor General had been trotted out here like a prop to say that parts of the 2016 reports were grossly inaccurate," External link

fijitimes Saturday, September 2, 2017 7:23:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The reports have to go up to the DPP's (Director of Public Prosecutions) Office to determine whether any of our actions have been culpable," External link

pidp Wednesday, August 9, 2017 5:38:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "It was something that we had to go through, the nation has to go through," External link

pidp Wednesday, August 9, 2017 5:38:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "If this is not for public and political parties, then who is it for? It is unacceptable and worrying that this information is only for the Government or the minister responsible for elections, who is the general secretary of the ruling FijiFirst political party," External link

fijitimes Wednesday, August 9, 2017 1:45:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "How can I stage another coup when people who were with me in 1987 are now against me. They have formed other political parties and these are the same group of people who are now singing the tune of national unity and multi-racialism," External link

pidp Sunday, July 30, 2017 4:06:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "We are now having to compete with the Asian sources and our labor costs are not as cheap as theirs and perhaps the labor measures that we have in place should give us a better preference," External link

pidp Sunday, March 5, 2017 12:22:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said ( about Steven Ratuva ) : "It's difficult to look at something through a telescope. The reality is not really what you see through a telescope. He (Prof Ratuva) is saying all those things from offshore," External link

fijitimes Monday, February 27, 2017 4:23:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "We are now having to compete with the Asian sources and our labor costs are not as cheap as theirs and perhaps the labor measures that we have in place should give us a better preference," External link

pidp Saturday, February 11, 2017 9:31:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "I will not be meeting anyone else apart from my own personal friends in Washington DC, and I was with a group of friends in San Antonio, Texas from Friday until Monday morning and I returned immediately after the breakfast," External link

fijitimes Sunday, February 5, 2017 1:36:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "In this instance, the Opposition is speaking up for those children left behind by the failure of the Adopt A School program. The question remains why the Minister for Education has not fought harder for funds and appropriate staff to ensure schools are rebuilt faster over the last 11 months," External link

pidp Tuesday, January 24, 2017 6:37:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "In this instance, the Opposition is speaking up for those children left behind by the failure of the Adopt A School program. The question remains why the Minister for Education has not fought harder for funds and appropriate staff to ensure schools are rebuilt faster over the last 11 months," External link

fijitimes Tuesday, January 24, 2017 2:03:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said ( about Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston ) : "It is now almost one year since Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston destroyed many schools yet as the 2017 school year starts, all the minister has to offer is new tents to replace those tattered remnants that students had been studying in," "The idea to have sponsors in the first place to bid for and repair selected schools was unfair and discriminatory, leaving out the many schools in the hard-to-access maritime islands and the remote highlands of our nation" External link

fijitimes Saturday, January 21, 2017 2:15:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "I am happy to announce that the SODELPA management board and leadership are united in their resolve for victory in 2018. Working with our fellow opposition parties is crucial to attain victory in 2018," "The management board meeting on October 25, 2016, agreed with my proposal for the commencement of discussions with our fellow opposition parties including those not represented in Parliament" External link

fijitimes Wednesday, January 4, 2017 12:53:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said ( about Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston ) : "As we look back over this year, 2016 has been a very challenging year for Fiji and all Fijians. We had Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston in February which was the strongest cyclone ever to make landfall in the southern hemisphere and our victorious sevens team won our first gold medal at the historic Rio Olympics, this was a balm to our nation devastated after TC Winston and brought us together in celebration," "I pay tribute to the team and pray they are contracted and enabled to remain in our national team, they are truly a national treasure" External link

fijitimes Sunday, January 1, 2017 12:47:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The people who should really be conducting relief work are the commissioners of the various divisions and the Ministry of Regional Development. They are the ones who are fully abreast with what is going on on the ground and they have machinery, the official networking to be able to do that," External link

rnzi Friday, December 23, 2016 9:44:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "So for the last few days we have put a lot of effort in consolidating the party from within the party particularly it's leadership," "And I'm glad to say that two nights ago, we had our Christmas dinner and had very informal but very warm discussions with members of Parliament who were there and the leaders of the various branches in Suva" External link

fijitimes Friday, December 23, 2016 12:33:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The SODELPA leadership have had continuing discussions � that is, the party president, leader of opposition and party leader. We are united in our stand to work together with the other parties and determine the best way to move forward and defeat the ruling party at the next polls," External link

fijitimes Thursday, December 22, 2016 12:39:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The quicker that the declaration is made, the quicker that assistance can be sought from development partners," "I recommend that the whole of Qamea Island in Fiji which suffered a devastating landslide on Sunday 18 December, be declared a red zone" External link

fijitimes Thursday, December 22, 2016 11:06:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : “If the Government is to make peace with the Israeli Government so that it does not proceed to cancel the February visit of the Israeli PM then it has no option but to recall Peter Thompson immediately and reprimand him. The Israeli Government will no doubt already be making strong diplomatic representations to the Government to heavily censor Thomson and to distance itself and apologise for his lack diplomatic neutrality as UNGA President on a highly sensitive issue,” External link

pina Friday, December 9, 2016 8:06:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "SODELPA does not seek to divide, but to bring us all together, in true unity, devoid of the vindictive policies of revenge or one-upmanship, and truly reaching out and catering for all our ethnic communities," "So come and join SODELPA today, I especially call on our other opposition parties, it is now time to unite, time to come together, to talk and agree on policies that will benefit all our communities, our future generations" External link

fijitimes Friday, December 2, 2016 1:23:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka stated : "The challenges before our nation are many, and must be tackled together. Our doors are open, we are looking forward to meet Fijians who have an open mind, an open heart, and a passion for our nation. Come and see us today. Let us together make Fiji free again," External link

fijitimes Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:43:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "It is time to unite behind SODELPA, we are the biggest party in Opposition, we have a clear track record that voters can compare to FijiFirst, we have the geographic outreach all over the country with branches and members all over Fiji, we form the biggest party in Opposition and we are the viable alternative to FijiFirst," External link

fijitimes Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:43:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said ( about Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston ) : "Every affected family and community in Fiji is important and Government should take heed of the continued dislocation and suffering of these families and communities," "The reports from all over the country s how children and families living in tents and this is unacceptable, nine months after Winston hit Fiji as we are in the cyclone season" External link

fijitimes Sunday, November 27, 2016 12:37:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "If unions go on strike, it will be a very irresponsible strike. It will show that they don't know the background of why we had to have the wage order (limiting raises to three percent)," External link

pidp Friday, November 25, 2016 11:40:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The legal relationship between the island and people of Rotuma and Fiji requires more discussion, in particular given the imposition of laws without the free consent of the indigenous people of Rotuma as being done through the (Rotuma) bills," "The party is of the view that the people of Rotuma should decide for themselves their future and to be governed by laws and systems that are in line with their culture and traditions" External link

fijitimes Sunday, November 20, 2016 4:59:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said ( about Commission ) : "According to the signatories, the Bill would dispossess Rotumans of their traditional fishing grounds, change the way that clan-owned land is transmitted upon birth or death of Rotumans in a way that does not accord with their customs and traditions, requires all Rotumans to be registered by a new Lands Commission when they are already registered by clan under the current Rotuman Act, and redraw the territorial definition of Rotuma," "As in indigenous people, Rotumans must be properly and thoroughly consulted in order that their free and prior consent is given to these drastic changes to their heritage and culture" External link

fijitimes Saturday, November 19, 2016 12:51:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The fine of $50,000 and potential imprisonment is severe," External link

fijitimes Friday, November 18, 2016 12:23:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "In order that ordinary people are not penalised harshly for contravening the Bill provisions because of lack of awareness, programs must be budgeted and carried out for at least one year before the penalty provisions come into force," External link

fijitimes Friday, November 18, 2016 12:23:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "My own village had a fund-raising bazaar for the church and they were asked to please obtain a permit because I was going to be in attendance. So if the changes happen, then people will start to feel that environment of freedom coming back into their lives and communal lives," External link

rnzi Wednesday, November 16, 2016 10:50:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "I am saddened by the news of the series of powerful earthquakes that struck New Zealand's South Island, causing casualties, destruction and damage, triggering a small tsunami and aftershocks in the aftermath," "Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of New Zealand at this difficult time" External link

fijitimes Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:38:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "The Social Democratic Liberal Party recommends that the anti- terrorism offences be excluded entirely from the Public Order Act and to be included in a new separate and comprehensive anti- terrorism law," "We also propose the same for the Nuclear Convention treaty provisions and the explosives convention provisions" External link

fijitimes Tuesday, November 15, 2016 9:03:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "I will get my invitation and go but I will also need to consider how much time I spend away from Fiji in the two years leading up to the election," "I may not have time but depending on how much time I have spent overseas I may just spend one weekend there while I can meet supporters in America will depend on the time available to me but I hope and would love to meet them" External link

fijitimes Monday, November 14, 2016 12:10:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "We are very restricted, we are feeling very much oppressed as political leaders, trying to work out how we can communicate with our party supporters if we are restricted to no more than two people discussing political matters without a permit," External link

fijitimes Saturday, November 12, 2016 2:09:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka added : "Now we have time, although the coffers of the party are very limited. We have to fund most of our own travels, our own accommodations and we are very grateful for the vanua o Vuda. We came yesterday by bus and I had to fund the bus and we were billeted by people in the village who are not necessarily supporters of the party. " External link

fijitimes Tuesday, November 1, 2016 1:45:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "I was invited to come and speak at this workshop and it's a workshop for leaders and various branches in the West," External link

fijitimes Saturday, October 29, 2016 1:03:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The board agreed to authorise the party leader to hold exploratory discussions on inter-party co-operation with other political parties, the formation of the candidate selection committee, a manifesto committee as well as groups to carry out fundraising, communication strategies and compliance with the electoral laws, and to the strengthening of the linkage between the party and the parliamentary office," External link

fijitimes Friday, October 28, 2016 1:45:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "Yes, that has always been an option, but the mechanics for laying the ground rules for co-operation and/or coalition have not been approved by the party management board," External link

pidp Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:18:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "Yes, that has always been an option, but the mechanics for laying the ground rules for co-operation and/or coalition have not been approved by the party management board," External link

fijitimes Tuesday, October 25, 2016 2:50:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "That's not my prerogative. I am waiting for further advice from the police," External link

pidp Wednesday, September 14, 2016 5:05:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "That's not my prerogative. I am waiting for further advice from the police," External link

fijitimes Wednesday, September 14, 2016 12:26:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "It was something that we had to go through, the nation has to go through," External link

abc-au Monday, September 12, 2016 2:15:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The reports have to go up to the DPP's (Director of Public Prosecutions) Office to determine whether any of our actions have been culpable," External link

radioaustralianews Monday, September 12, 2016 1:39:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "It was something that we had to go through, the nation has to go through," External link

radioaustralianews Monday, September 12, 2016 1:39:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The reports have to go up to the DPP's (Director of Public Prosecutions) Office to determine whether any of our actions have been culpable," External link

radioaustralia Monday, September 12, 2016 1:25:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "It was something that we had to go through, the nation has to go through," External link

radioaustralia Monday, September 12, 2016 1:25:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The reports have to go up to the DPP's (Director of Public Prosecutions) Office to determine whether any of our actions have been culpable," External link

pidp Monday, September 12, 2016 6:09:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "It was something that we had to go through, the nation has to go through," External link

pidp Monday, September 12, 2016 6:09:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The reports have to go up to the DPP's (Director of Public Prosecutions) Office to determine whether any of our actions have been culpable," External link

abc-au Monday, September 12, 2016 5:12:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "It was something that we had to go through, the nation has to go through," External link

abc-au Monday, September 12, 2016 5:12:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The reports have to go up to the DPP's (Director of Public Prosecutions) Office to determine whether any of our actions have been culpable," External link

abc-au Monday, September 12, 2016 3:57:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "It was something that we had to go through, the nation has to go through," External link

abc-au Monday, September 12, 2016 3:57:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The reports have to go up to the DPP's (Director of Public Prosecutions) Office to determine whether any of our actions have been culpable," External link

radioaustralianews Monday, September 12, 2016 3:56:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "It was something that we had to go through, the nation has to go through," External link

radioaustralianews Monday, September 12, 2016 3:56:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The reports have to go up to the DPP's (Director of Public Prosecutions) Office to determine whether any of our actions have been culpable," External link

radioaustralia Monday, September 12, 2016 3:45:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "It was something that we had to go through, the nation has to go through," External link

radioaustralia Monday, September 12, 2016 3:45:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "In 1987 he came after the coup. A lot of people blamed him for being part of the people who planned and instigated the coup. He came after to bless us and the very thing he asked me to do was to look after the country and all the people of Fiji," External link

fijitimes Tuesday, September 6, 2016 11:20:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The 1990 Constitution ... the Queen had that power. It was inherited to Her Majesty that came with the powers of session that Fiji was ceded to Great Britain, Queen Victoria, the heirs and successors in 1874," External link

fijitimes Monday, September 5, 2016 10:20:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "That was unceremoniously and illegally taken over by my group in 1987," "And by my decree Number 25 of 1987, I gave up that power and established the office of the President of Fiji," External link

fijitimes Monday, September 5, 2016 10:20:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "I'm thinking about freedom rather than freebies," "They (Government) are cultivating an atmosphere of reliance rather than making people strong enough to handle the ups and downs of the economic environment we are in. They want people to be dependent on them" External link

fijitimes Monday, August 29, 2016 12:04:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "Thank you for coming here to help us rebuild the school which we hope and pray to continue to produce leaders that will be able to march forward with the pace of development going on around the world," External link

fijitimes Saturday, August 27, 2016 11:56:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "They (public) could have been guided on the net effect of the rise in duty, the cancellation of zero rated items and they would have come up to a much higher rate of disappointed people," External link

fijitimes Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:36:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said ( about Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston ) : "The flag is not the only issue that demonstrates this sad state of affairs. It would be very interesting to note what the people would say if they were asked about the Constitution, the free milk, the Cyclone Winston rebuilding program, etc," External link

fijitimes Saturday, August 20, 2016 1:54:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka claimed : "What we see regularly are politicians going and handing out assistance and material without proper assessment from people in stricken areas," External link

fijitimes Thursday, August 18, 2016 12:07:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "It's been a great day for Fiji. Probably the greatest sporting event we have had in our sporting history since civilization," External link

fijitimes Saturday, August 13, 2016 12:13:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "We have not really gone out of the concept of cadet training. We should have grown up and out of cadet training," External link

fijitimes Friday, July 15, 2016 10:55:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The army takes a very serious look at these sort of allegations," External link

fijitimes Sunday, July 10, 2016 12:25:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : “Correct, I am irrelevant to ParliamentI am not in Parliament. No I do not want a debate with the PM. That will only be accepted only when we stand I will be available to have a debate, we can not have a debate now, as he said I am a nobody,” “I am irrelevant as far as the parliamentary debates are concerned. I am not in Parliament, at the moment I should be with the SODELPA caucus but I am not because I know that I do not have any business in parliament” External link

pina Thursday, July 7, 2016 4:14:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : “That is his view, there are his views not mine and the people may have their own views,” External link

pina Thursday, July 7, 2016 4:14:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : “They told me that president of the party’s approval had been sought and after they obtained his approval they went ahead and nominated me. I was quite happy in retirement but I also accept that I still may have things I can contribute towards the nation,” “Being actively involved in national leadership does not mean that you got to be Prime Minister, be in parliament or cabinet, you can lead outside of all those offices communal work and also assisting those who sought my help in small business, community and church development that is also national leadership” External link

pina Wednesday, July 6, 2016 12:09:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka told : "I don't want to go back to 1987. I was the person who went into parliament and I will accept that blame. The person involved was me," External link

rnzi Monday, July 4, 2016 9:59:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "If the party's chances are reduced because of me then I will step down," External link

rnzi Monday, July 4, 2016 9:59:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "We decided that we may have to revise that program and timetable because there is a very strong likelihood of the next election not happening in the month of the previous election. They could bring it forward into that year," "There has been a double dissolution in Australia where it is way short of their normal program so Government could do that" External link

fijitimes Friday, July 1, 2016 12:27:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka added : "She should allow herself to come forward from 1987 and see what I and others who were supporting me have done since 1987 so it's sad that she said that. Maybe she was still angry," External link

fijitimes Friday, July 1, 2016 12:27:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said ( about Suva-Fiji ) : "Since my re-emergence into the political arena, sadly people have looked right back to the beginning in 1987. They never look back to 1997 and the Constitution that we had produced with the co-operation of the National Federation Party and Fiji Labour Party. They forget the effort put in towards the re-engineering of our Constitution between 1992 and 1997 and then the elections of 1999," "I feel confident there are enough people, enough leaders in those political groups who remember the sacrifices we made, not only me but the indigenous member of Parliament during my leadership that made a lot of sacrifices. They gave away a lot on the mutual understanding that although they are non-indigenous and indigenous, whatever is good for the indigenous people will be good for the other races. It was not a mutual inclusive program" External link

pidp Wednesday, June 29, 2016 10:22:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "Since my re-emergence into the political arena, sadly people have looked right back to the beginning in 1987. They never look back to 1997 and the Constitution that we had produced with the co-operation of the National Federation Party and Fiji Labour Party. They forget the effort put in towards the re-engineering of our Constitution between 1992 and 1997 and then the elections of 1999," "I feel confident there are enough people, enough leaders in those political groups who remember the sacrifices we made, not only me but the indigenous member of Parliament during my leadership that made a lot of sacrifices. They gave away a lot on the mutual understanding that although they are non-indigenous and indigenous, whatever is good for the indigenous people will be good for the other races. It was not a mutual inclusive program" External link

fijitimes Tuesday, June 28, 2016 11:49:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : “We still stand a chance in the next election. The feedback right now is stacked up against SODELPA without having a 100 per cent improvement on the number of votes to get to the number of votes FijiFirst enjoyed in the election,” “But when we look at real mathematics, we don't have to have that number, you have to erode theirs while increasing yours and that is the battle” External link

pina Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:45:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : “I can say, my observation, that while the party constitution and platforms are good, we have not achieved the desired results and that will be my input, making suggestion on how to execute the orders given to us by the platform of the party,” External link

pina Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:45:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "They are the composite group of the party and if Pita and his followers decide to come back we will never reject anyone," External link

fijitimes Tuesday, June 28, 2016 9:31:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "We still stand a chance in the next election. The feedback right now is stacked up against SODELPA without having a 100 per cent improvement on the number of votes to get to the number of votes FijiFirst enjoyed in the election," "But when we look at real mathematics, we don't have to have that number, you have to erode theirs while increasing yours and that is the battle" External link

fijitimes Sunday, June 26, 2016 12:04:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "I can say, my observation, that while the party constitution and platforms are good, we have not achieved the desired results and that will be my input, making suggestion on how to execute the orders given to us by the platform of the party," External link

fijitimes Sunday, June 26, 2016 12:04:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The challenges we face are not to be compartmentalised into iTaukei or non-iTaukei issues. We must treat all things on a national interest platform," External link

pidp Wednesday, June 15, 2016 6:17:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The challenges we face are not to be compartmentalised into iTaukei or non-iTaukei issues. We must treat all things on a national interest platform," External link

fijitimes Tuesday, June 14, 2016 11:59:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "We met at 8:30am with the school management and they briefed us on what they wanted us to do," External link

fijitimes Monday, March 23, 2015 11:18:00 AM EAT



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commander8.33%EN06/18/200718/06/2007
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Sitiveni RabukaEN91.03%
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Sitiveni RabukaEU1.61%
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Mahendra Chaudhry asked ( about Sitiveni Rabuka ) : "Is this the legacy of the coups that Mr. Rabuka is gloating about?" External link

pidp Friday, August 23, 2019 5:11:00 PM EAT

Mahendra Chaudhry said ( about Sitiveni Rabuka ) : "Mr. Rabuka makes this claim from time to time. I think that Government House is issuing a statement on that. According to the papers, the President has denied the claim in the book and that Government House is issuing a statement on the subject today. And I'd leave it at that," External link

pidp Thursday, April 18, 2019 5:37:00 AM EAT

Gyan Singh said ( about Sitiveni Rabuka ) : "This coup has happened and put ethnic Indians in an awkward situation. The Indian people will never forget that and they will never forgive Rabuka for doing that," External link

pidp Friday, December 16, 2016 9:58:00 PM EAT

Mahendra Chaudhry asked ( about Sitiveni Rabuka ) : "Is this the legacy of the coups that Mr. Rabuka is gloating about?" External link

pidp Saturday, October 15, 2016 5:50:00 AM EAT

Frank Bainimarama said ( about Sitiveni Rabuka ) : “Rabuka is nothing right nowhe is nobody, he is irrelevant in this house. He is not a member of parliament. Maybe when he stands for parliament then he can have a debate with me,” External link

pina Thursday, July 7, 2016 4:14:00 PM EAT

Ravindra-Singh said ( about Sitiveni Rabuka ) : "There was a lot of blood flowing in the streets of Fiji due to the brutality of his troops which involved long periods of detention, people being beaten up by the military and the police, people being tortured," "Rabuka is now being glorified by making a comeback and if anything old wounds are being opened up" External link

rnzi Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:37:00 AM EAT

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Sitiveni Rabuka responded : "He calls me a snake, I think his vocabulary is very limited," External link

Stuff Tuesday, December 10, 2019 4:22:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "I have become refined, a reformed person, I've matured," "A lot of us age, but only a few of us mature" External link

Stuff Tuesday, December 10, 2019 4:22:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "Not only has it revealed my person, my thoughts, my beliefs and my struggles, it also gives a background to the politics of our nations and the politics of the region," External link

pidp Friday, October 18, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "We need to stay abreast with developments and democratic developments and compositions. Leaders of the Pacific need to keep in constant touch with developments in their own country and the developments around them," External link

pidp Friday, October 18, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "I could ask that I don't accept it. I may ask the adviser at the campus what would be in the best interest of the university," External link

pidp Tuesday, September 10, 2019 2:24:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "I am a politician and I operate with opposition which means that I accept that I do not have 100 per cent support in any quarter," "And so those are all part of democratic processes, therefore I was not in fact ... even in the academic board that decided that thing, I don't feel it was unanimous" External link

pidp Tuesday, September 10, 2019 2:24:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : “We have our forum, we have our own ways of talking to them (Australia) and for that report to be made the way it is, I believe was a show of disrespect” External link

smh Friday, July 19, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : “We have our forum, we have our own ways of talking to them (Australia) and for that report to be made the way it is, I believe was a show of disrespect” External link

theage Friday, July 19, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : “We have our forum, we have our own ways of talking to them (Australia) and for that report to be made the way it is, I believe was a show of disrespect” External link

brisbanetimes Friday, July 19, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "On the part of the militants, they are still unsure what the Government will do if they kept their part of the bargain? And so far that fear is well grounded," "At the moment the Government has not indicated whether it is willing to forgive them. It is our duty to suggest to Government certain aspects of the law, certain recommendations they might need to look at and give confidence to these young people that are willing to do this. They are willing to lay down their arms and get on with their normal life. And we would like to facilitate that" External link

pidp Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The reduction of around $FJ800 million or 17 percent in expenditure will not provide us the fiscal space to further reduce debt portfolio," External link

rnzi Friday, June 21, 2019 7:39:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said ( about Ro Teimumu Kepa ) : "Honourable Lalabalavu is looking forward to resuming his role of party president in the House to support Honourable Ro Teimumu Kepa and the Opposition MPs in their contribution to the debates on Bills and other parliamentary businesses brought for consideration by Parliament," "We are looking forward to his contributions on matters that affect native land and customs amid the clamour aired by 'pretenders' in and outside the chambers" External link

pidp Thursday, March 28, 2019 10:28:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "We are expecting backlash in every decision we make. It is to be expected internationally and locally," External link

pidp Sunday, February 24, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "My party, the Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT), had been rejected in the last general elections, giving us a clear indication that we had been rejected," "I'll only be making a fool of myself if I return to politics to try and win back their confidence knowing that the people had rejected me" External link

pidp Tuesday, February 19, 2019 2:40:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : “Those are the constitutionally sustainable moves that can take place. Failing that whatever we take we should be expecting backlash and trade difficulties and aid difficulties from our traditional partners,” External link

pidp Friday, February 1, 2019 1:03:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "We had to assess which is the least damaging option from a variety of bad solutions," "The GCC made their decision once they were informed of the real potential danger of harm that might come to the hostages" External link

pidp Saturday, January 12, 2019 3:25:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "It was a very good workable constitution," "What we are doing is changing a document that brought about the problems of the past few months" External link

pidp Saturday, January 12, 2019 3:25:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka says : “As we celebrate the birth of Christ, let us also celebrate the selfless acts and sacrifice of all who have gone before us. We should reflect on values of love, service, and compassion. I believe, through this, the light will continue to shine and overshadow darkness” External link

fijitimes Tuesday, December 25, 2018 4:03:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka added : "I've told somebody (about the figure)," External link

pidp Monday, December 11, 2017 5:26:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "They would have to go outside the rules within the Council of Chiefs," "The candidate must be a born chief, and I'm not" External link

pidp Monday, December 4, 2017 9:13:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "All communities must embrace that indigenous rights are human rights that must be respected and embraced by all facets of socio-economic development," "My commitment and conviction to achieve this vision will not waver or be shaken. I can assure you today that as your party leader, I will continue to embrace my vision with compassion, understanding, and consistency" External link

fijitimes Tuesday, October 31, 2017 1:45:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "As a former Prime Minister of Fiji, I extend my warmest personal congratulations to the New Prime Minister of New Zealand, Hon. Jacinda Arden, on her ascension to the leadership of the New Zealand Government after the 2017 General Elections," "I am pleased to note as well, the record number of Maori and Polynesian Ministers in Prime Minister Arden�s cabinet and offer each cabinet member my warmest congratulations as well" External link

fijitimes Sunday, October 29, 2017 1:01:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "It is unfortunate as we progress through years and generations, we tend to forget our commonality and continue to dwell and thrive on the small differences among our ethnic communities," "For me as your leader, I will not deviate from the dreams of our forefathers and founding leaders of modern Fiji - to build a united, strong and progressive nation where all Fijians don�t have to live in fear in their country of birth and through naturalization" External link

fijitimes Sunday, October 29, 2017 1:01:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "I have conceded defeat and will hand in my resignation letter as Prime Minister tomorrow," External link

pidp Friday, October 20, 2017 1:39:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "I believe the 15 Ra elders convicted for sedition are all first offenders," External link

fijitimes Monday, October 2, 2017 9:52:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "I was head of state of the country in 1987 and I do not envy the position now held by the President because it entails a lot of responsibility, and one that must only be given to someone that the Great Council of Chiefs believe will command the respect of the majority of the people, and will also bring to the office the respect it deserves from all communities in our country," "I believe that I have contributed so far to the development of our country and I have no further ambition" External link

pidp Monday, September 18, 2017 12:14:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The timing of the increase is questionable," External link

fijitimes Monday, September 11, 2017 1:28:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "After the unprecedented knee-jerk rejection of the Government to criticism following the release of the 2016 report, the relatively new Auditor General had been trotted out here like a prop to say that parts of the 2016 reports were grossly inaccurate," External link

fijitimes Saturday, September 2, 2017 7:23:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The reports have to go up to the DPP's (Director of Public Prosecutions) Office to determine whether any of our actions have been culpable," External link

pidp Wednesday, August 9, 2017 5:38:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "It was something that we had to go through, the nation has to go through," External link

pidp Wednesday, August 9, 2017 5:38:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "If this is not for public and political parties, then who is it for? It is unacceptable and worrying that this information is only for the Government or the minister responsible for elections, who is the general secretary of the ruling FijiFirst political party," External link

fijitimes Wednesday, August 9, 2017 1:45:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "How can I stage another coup when people who were with me in 1987 are now against me. They have formed other political parties and these are the same group of people who are now singing the tune of national unity and multi-racialism," External link

pidp Sunday, July 30, 2017 4:06:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "We are now having to compete with the Asian sources and our labor costs are not as cheap as theirs and perhaps the labor measures that we have in place should give us a better preference," External link

pidp Sunday, March 5, 2017 12:22:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said ( about Steven Ratuva ) : "It's difficult to look at something through a telescope. The reality is not really what you see through a telescope. He (Prof Ratuva) is saying all those things from offshore," External link

fijitimes Monday, February 27, 2017 4:23:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "We are now having to compete with the Asian sources and our labor costs are not as cheap as theirs and perhaps the labor measures that we have in place should give us a better preference," External link

pidp Saturday, February 11, 2017 9:31:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "I will not be meeting anyone else apart from my own personal friends in Washington DC, and I was with a group of friends in San Antonio, Texas from Friday until Monday morning and I returned immediately after the breakfast," External link

fijitimes Sunday, February 5, 2017 1:36:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "In this instance, the Opposition is speaking up for those children left behind by the failure of the Adopt A School program. The question remains why the Minister for Education has not fought harder for funds and appropriate staff to ensure schools are rebuilt faster over the last 11 months," External link

pidp Tuesday, January 24, 2017 6:37:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "In this instance, the Opposition is speaking up for those children left behind by the failure of the Adopt A School program. The question remains why the Minister for Education has not fought harder for funds and appropriate staff to ensure schools are rebuilt faster over the last 11 months," External link

fijitimes Tuesday, January 24, 2017 2:03:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said ( about Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston ) : "It is now almost one year since Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston destroyed many schools yet as the 2017 school year starts, all the minister has to offer is new tents to replace those tattered remnants that students had been studying in," "The idea to have sponsors in the first place to bid for and repair selected schools was unfair and discriminatory, leaving out the many schools in the hard-to-access maritime islands and the remote highlands of our nation" External link

fijitimes Saturday, January 21, 2017 2:15:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "I am happy to announce that the SODELPA management board and leadership are united in their resolve for victory in 2018. Working with our fellow opposition parties is crucial to attain victory in 2018," "The management board meeting on October 25, 2016, agreed with my proposal for the commencement of discussions with our fellow opposition parties including those not represented in Parliament" External link

fijitimes Wednesday, January 4, 2017 12:53:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said ( about Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston ) : "As we look back over this year, 2016 has been a very challenging year for Fiji and all Fijians. We had Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston in February which was the strongest cyclone ever to make landfall in the southern hemisphere and our victorious sevens team won our first gold medal at the historic Rio Olympics, this was a balm to our nation devastated after TC Winston and brought us together in celebration," "I pay tribute to the team and pray they are contracted and enabled to remain in our national team, they are truly a national treasure" External link

fijitimes Sunday, January 1, 2017 12:47:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The people who should really be conducting relief work are the commissioners of the various divisions and the Ministry of Regional Development. They are the ones who are fully abreast with what is going on on the ground and they have machinery, the official networking to be able to do that," External link

rnzi Friday, December 23, 2016 9:44:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "So for the last few days we have put a lot of effort in consolidating the party from within the party particularly it's leadership," "And I'm glad to say that two nights ago, we had our Christmas dinner and had very informal but very warm discussions with members of Parliament who were there and the leaders of the various branches in Suva" External link

fijitimes Friday, December 23, 2016 12:33:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The SODELPA leadership have had continuing discussions � that is, the party president, leader of opposition and party leader. We are united in our stand to work together with the other parties and determine the best way to move forward and defeat the ruling party at the next polls," External link

fijitimes Thursday, December 22, 2016 12:39:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The quicker that the declaration is made, the quicker that assistance can be sought from development partners," "I recommend that the whole of Qamea Island in Fiji which suffered a devastating landslide on Sunday 18 December, be declared a red zone" External link

fijitimes Thursday, December 22, 2016 11:06:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : “If the Government is to make peace with the Israeli Government so that it does not proceed to cancel the February visit of the Israeli PM then it has no option but to recall Peter Thompson immediately and reprimand him. The Israeli Government will no doubt already be making strong diplomatic representations to the Government to heavily censor Thomson and to distance itself and apologise for his lack diplomatic neutrality as UNGA President on a highly sensitive issue,” External link

pina Friday, December 9, 2016 8:06:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "SODELPA does not seek to divide, but to bring us all together, in true unity, devoid of the vindictive policies of revenge or one-upmanship, and truly reaching out and catering for all our ethnic communities," "So come and join SODELPA today, I especially call on our other opposition parties, it is now time to unite, time to come together, to talk and agree on policies that will benefit all our communities, our future generations" External link

fijitimes Friday, December 2, 2016 1:23:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka stated : "The challenges before our nation are many, and must be tackled together. Our doors are open, we are looking forward to meet Fijians who have an open mind, an open heart, and a passion for our nation. Come and see us today. Let us together make Fiji free again," External link

fijitimes Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:43:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "It is time to unite behind SODELPA, we are the biggest party in Opposition, we have a clear track record that voters can compare to FijiFirst, we have the geographic outreach all over the country with branches and members all over Fiji, we form the biggest party in Opposition and we are the viable alternative to FijiFirst," External link

fijitimes Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:43:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said ( about Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston ) : "Every affected family and community in Fiji is important and Government should take heed of the continued dislocation and suffering of these families and communities," "The reports from all over the country s how children and families living in tents and this is unacceptable, nine months after Winston hit Fiji as we are in the cyclone season" External link

fijitimes Sunday, November 27, 2016 12:37:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "If unions go on strike, it will be a very irresponsible strike. It will show that they don't know the background of why we had to have the wage order (limiting raises to three percent)," External link

pidp Friday, November 25, 2016 11:40:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The legal relationship between the island and people of Rotuma and Fiji requires more discussion, in particular given the imposition of laws without the free consent of the indigenous people of Rotuma as being done through the (Rotuma) bills," "The party is of the view that the people of Rotuma should decide for themselves their future and to be governed by laws and systems that are in line with their culture and traditions" External link

fijitimes Sunday, November 20, 2016 4:59:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said ( about Commission ) : "According to the signatories, the Bill would dispossess Rotumans of their traditional fishing grounds, change the way that clan-owned land is transmitted upon birth or death of Rotumans in a way that does not accord with their customs and traditions, requires all Rotumans to be registered by a new Lands Commission when they are already registered by clan under the current Rotuman Act, and redraw the territorial definition of Rotuma," "As in indigenous people, Rotumans must be properly and thoroughly consulted in order that their free and prior consent is given to these drastic changes to their heritage and culture" External link

fijitimes Saturday, November 19, 2016 12:51:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The fine of $50,000 and potential imprisonment is severe," External link

fijitimes Friday, November 18, 2016 12:23:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "In order that ordinary people are not penalised harshly for contravening the Bill provisions because of lack of awareness, programs must be budgeted and carried out for at least one year before the penalty provisions come into force," External link

fijitimes Friday, November 18, 2016 12:23:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "My own village had a fund-raising bazaar for the church and they were asked to please obtain a permit because I was going to be in attendance. So if the changes happen, then people will start to feel that environment of freedom coming back into their lives and communal lives," External link

rnzi Wednesday, November 16, 2016 10:50:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "I am saddened by the news of the series of powerful earthquakes that struck New Zealand's South Island, causing casualties, destruction and damage, triggering a small tsunami and aftershocks in the aftermath," "Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of New Zealand at this difficult time" External link

fijitimes Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:38:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said ( about Liberal Parti ) : "The Social Democratic Liberal Party recommends that the anti- terrorism offences be excluded entirely from the Public Order Act and to be included in a new separate and comprehensive anti- terrorism law," "We also propose the same for the Nuclear Convention treaty provisions and the explosives convention provisions" External link

fijitimes Tuesday, November 15, 2016 9:03:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "I will get my invitation and go but I will also need to consider how much time I spend away from Fiji in the two years leading up to the election," "I may not have time but depending on how much time I have spent overseas I may just spend one weekend there while I can meet supporters in America will depend on the time available to me but I hope and would love to meet them" External link

fijitimes Monday, November 14, 2016 12:10:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "We are very restricted, we are feeling very much oppressed as political leaders, trying to work out how we can communicate with our party supporters if we are restricted to no more than two people discussing political matters without a permit," External link

fijitimes Saturday, November 12, 2016 2:09:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka added : "Now we have time, although the coffers of the party are very limited. We have to fund most of our own travels, our own accommodations and we are very grateful for the vanua o Vuda. We came yesterday by bus and I had to fund the bus and we were billeted by people in the village who are not necessarily supporters of the party. " External link

fijitimes Tuesday, November 1, 2016 1:45:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "I was invited to come and speak at this workshop and it's a workshop for leaders and various branches in the West," External link

fijitimes Saturday, October 29, 2016 1:03:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The board agreed to authorise the party leader to hold exploratory discussions on inter-party co-operation with other political parties, the formation of the candidate selection committee, a manifesto committee as well as groups to carry out fundraising, communication strategies and compliance with the electoral laws, and to the strengthening of the linkage between the party and the parliamentary office," External link

fijitimes Friday, October 28, 2016 1:45:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "Yes, that has always been an option, but the mechanics for laying the ground rules for co-operation and/or coalition have not been approved by the party management board," External link

pidp Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:18:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "Yes, that has always been an option, but the mechanics for laying the ground rules for co-operation and/or coalition have not been approved by the party management board," External link

fijitimes Tuesday, October 25, 2016 2:50:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "That's not my prerogative. I am waiting for further advice from the police," External link

pidp Wednesday, September 14, 2016 5:05:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "That's not my prerogative. I am waiting for further advice from the police," External link

fijitimes Wednesday, September 14, 2016 12:26:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "It was something that we had to go through, the nation has to go through," External link

abc-au Monday, September 12, 2016 2:15:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The reports have to go up to the DPP's (Director of Public Prosecutions) Office to determine whether any of our actions have been culpable," External link

radioaustralianews Monday, September 12, 2016 1:39:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "It was something that we had to go through, the nation has to go through," External link

radioaustralianews Monday, September 12, 2016 1:39:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The reports have to go up to the DPP's (Director of Public Prosecutions) Office to determine whether any of our actions have been culpable," External link

radioaustralia Monday, September 12, 2016 1:25:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "It was something that we had to go through, the nation has to go through," External link

radioaustralia Monday, September 12, 2016 1:25:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The reports have to go up to the DPP's (Director of Public Prosecutions) Office to determine whether any of our actions have been culpable," External link

pidp Monday, September 12, 2016 6:09:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "It was something that we had to go through, the nation has to go through," External link

pidp Monday, September 12, 2016 6:09:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The reports have to go up to the DPP's (Director of Public Prosecutions) Office to determine whether any of our actions have been culpable," External link

abc-au Monday, September 12, 2016 5:12:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "It was something that we had to go through, the nation has to go through," External link

abc-au Monday, September 12, 2016 5:12:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The reports have to go up to the DPP's (Director of Public Prosecutions) Office to determine whether any of our actions have been culpable," External link

abc-au Monday, September 12, 2016 3:57:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "It was something that we had to go through, the nation has to go through," External link

abc-au Monday, September 12, 2016 3:57:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The reports have to go up to the DPP's (Director of Public Prosecutions) Office to determine whether any of our actions have been culpable," External link

radioaustralianews Monday, September 12, 2016 3:56:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "It was something that we had to go through, the nation has to go through," External link

radioaustralianews Monday, September 12, 2016 3:56:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The reports have to go up to the DPP's (Director of Public Prosecutions) Office to determine whether any of our actions have been culpable," External link

radioaustralia Monday, September 12, 2016 3:45:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "It was something that we had to go through, the nation has to go through," External link

radioaustralia Monday, September 12, 2016 3:45:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "In 1987 he came after the coup. A lot of people blamed him for being part of the people who planned and instigated the coup. He came after to bless us and the very thing he asked me to do was to look after the country and all the people of Fiji," External link

fijitimes Tuesday, September 6, 2016 11:20:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The 1990 Constitution ... the Queen had that power. It was inherited to Her Majesty that came with the powers of session that Fiji was ceded to Great Britain, Queen Victoria, the heirs and successors in 1874," External link

fijitimes Monday, September 5, 2016 10:20:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "That was unceremoniously and illegally taken over by my group in 1987," "And by my decree Number 25 of 1987, I gave up that power and established the office of the President of Fiji," External link

fijitimes Monday, September 5, 2016 10:20:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "I'm thinking about freedom rather than freebies," "They (Government) are cultivating an atmosphere of reliance rather than making people strong enough to handle the ups and downs of the economic environment we are in. They want people to be dependent on them" External link

fijitimes Monday, August 29, 2016 12:04:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "Thank you for coming here to help us rebuild the school which we hope and pray to continue to produce leaders that will be able to march forward with the pace of development going on around the world," External link

fijitimes Saturday, August 27, 2016 11:56:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "They (public) could have been guided on the net effect of the rise in duty, the cancellation of zero rated items and they would have come up to a much higher rate of disappointed people," External link

fijitimes Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:36:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said ( about Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston ) : "The flag is not the only issue that demonstrates this sad state of affairs. It would be very interesting to note what the people would say if they were asked about the Constitution, the free milk, the Cyclone Winston rebuilding program, etc," External link

fijitimes Saturday, August 20, 2016 1:54:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka claimed : "What we see regularly are politicians going and handing out assistance and material without proper assessment from people in stricken areas," External link

fijitimes Thursday, August 18, 2016 12:07:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "It's been a great day for Fiji. Probably the greatest sporting event we have had in our sporting history since civilization," External link

fijitimes Saturday, August 13, 2016 12:13:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "We have not really gone out of the concept of cadet training. We should have grown up and out of cadet training," External link

fijitimes Friday, July 15, 2016 10:55:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The army takes a very serious look at these sort of allegations," External link

fijitimes Sunday, July 10, 2016 12:25:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : “Correct, I am irrelevant to ParliamentI am not in Parliament. No I do not want a debate with the PM. That will only be accepted only when we stand I will be available to have a debate, we can not have a debate now, as he said I am a nobody,” “I am irrelevant as far as the parliamentary debates are concerned. I am not in Parliament, at the moment I should be with the SODELPA caucus but I am not because I know that I do not have any business in parliament” External link

pina Thursday, July 7, 2016 4:14:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : “That is his view, there are his views not mine and the people may have their own views,” External link

pina Thursday, July 7, 2016 4:14:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : “They told me that president of the party’s approval had been sought and after they obtained his approval they went ahead and nominated me. I was quite happy in retirement but I also accept that I still may have things I can contribute towards the nation,” “Being actively involved in national leadership does not mean that you got to be Prime Minister, be in parliament or cabinet, you can lead outside of all those offices communal work and also assisting those who sought my help in small business, community and church development that is also national leadership” External link

pina Wednesday, July 6, 2016 12:09:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka told : "I don't want to go back to 1987. I was the person who went into parliament and I will accept that blame. The person involved was me," External link

rnzi Monday, July 4, 2016 9:59:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "If the party's chances are reduced because of me then I will step down," External link

rnzi Monday, July 4, 2016 9:59:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "We decided that we may have to revise that program and timetable because there is a very strong likelihood of the next election not happening in the month of the previous election. They could bring it forward into that year," "There has been a double dissolution in Australia where it is way short of their normal program so Government could do that" External link

fijitimes Friday, July 1, 2016 12:27:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka added : "She should allow herself to come forward from 1987 and see what I and others who were supporting me have done since 1987 so it's sad that she said that. Maybe she was still angry," External link

fijitimes Friday, July 1, 2016 12:27:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said ( about Suva-Fiji ) : "Since my re-emergence into the political arena, sadly people have looked right back to the beginning in 1987. They never look back to 1997 and the Constitution that we had produced with the co-operation of the National Federation Party and Fiji Labour Party. They forget the effort put in towards the re-engineering of our Constitution between 1992 and 1997 and then the elections of 1999," "I feel confident there are enough people, enough leaders in those political groups who remember the sacrifices we made, not only me but the indigenous member of Parliament during my leadership that made a lot of sacrifices. They gave away a lot on the mutual understanding that although they are non-indigenous and indigenous, whatever is good for the indigenous people will be good for the other races. It was not a mutual inclusive program" External link

pidp Wednesday, June 29, 2016 10:22:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "Since my re-emergence into the political arena, sadly people have looked right back to the beginning in 1987. They never look back to 1997 and the Constitution that we had produced with the co-operation of the National Federation Party and Fiji Labour Party. They forget the effort put in towards the re-engineering of our Constitution between 1992 and 1997 and then the elections of 1999," "I feel confident there are enough people, enough leaders in those political groups who remember the sacrifices we made, not only me but the indigenous member of Parliament during my leadership that made a lot of sacrifices. They gave away a lot on the mutual understanding that although they are non-indigenous and indigenous, whatever is good for the indigenous people will be good for the other races. It was not a mutual inclusive program" External link

fijitimes Tuesday, June 28, 2016 11:49:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : “We still stand a chance in the next election. The feedback right now is stacked up against SODELPA without having a 100 per cent improvement on the number of votes to get to the number of votes FijiFirst enjoyed in the election,” “But when we look at real mathematics, we don't have to have that number, you have to erode theirs while increasing yours and that is the battle” External link

pina Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:45:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : “I can say, my observation, that while the party constitution and platforms are good, we have not achieved the desired results and that will be my input, making suggestion on how to execute the orders given to us by the platform of the party,” External link

pina Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:45:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "They are the composite group of the party and if Pita and his followers decide to come back we will never reject anyone," External link

fijitimes Tuesday, June 28, 2016 9:31:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "We still stand a chance in the next election. The feedback right now is stacked up against SODELPA without having a 100 per cent improvement on the number of votes to get to the number of votes FijiFirst enjoyed in the election," "But when we look at real mathematics, we don't have to have that number, you have to erode theirs while increasing yours and that is the battle" External link

fijitimes Sunday, June 26, 2016 12:04:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "I can say, my observation, that while the party constitution and platforms are good, we have not achieved the desired results and that will be my input, making suggestion on how to execute the orders given to us by the platform of the party," External link

fijitimes Sunday, June 26, 2016 12:04:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The challenges we face are not to be compartmentalised into iTaukei or non-iTaukei issues. We must treat all things on a national interest platform," External link

pidp Wednesday, June 15, 2016 6:17:00 AM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "The challenges we face are not to be compartmentalised into iTaukei or non-iTaukei issues. We must treat all things on a national interest platform," External link

fijitimes Tuesday, June 14, 2016 11:59:00 PM EAT

Sitiveni Rabuka said : "We met at 8:30am with the school management and they briefed us on what they wanted us to do," External link

fijitimes Monday, March 23, 2015 11:18:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
mediator4.17%EN12/03/201703/12/2017
envoy8.33%EN11/26/201726/11/2017
former prime minister20.83%EN08/26/201326/08/2013
general12.50%EN12/03/201203/12/2012
commander8.33%EN06/18/200718/06/2007
prime minister4.17%EN12/11/200611/12/2006
lieutenant-colonel4.17%EN12/06/200606/12/2006
colonel8.33%FR12/05/200605/12/2006
colonel8.33%EN12/05/200605/12/2006
coronel4.17%PT12/05/200605/12/2006
leader16.67%EN11/21/200621/11/2006
Names Lang Count
Sitiveni RabukaEN91.03%
Sitiveni RabukaFR2.07%
Sitiveni RabukaEU1.61%
Sitiveni RabukaSV1.61%
Sitiveni RabukaNL1.61%
Sitiveni RabukaPL1.61%
Sitiveni RabukaSA0.46%
Sitveni RabukaEN0.00%


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Mahendra Chaudhry asked ( about Sitiveni Rabuka ) : "Is this the legacy of the coups that Mr. Rabuka is gloating about?" External link

pidp Friday, August 23, 2019 5:11:00 PM EAT

Mahendra Chaudhry said ( about Sitiveni Rabuka ) : "Mr. Rabuka makes this claim from time to time. I think that Government House is issuing a statement on that. According to the papers, the President has denied the claim in the book and that Government House is issuing a statement on the subject today. And I'd leave it at that," External link

pidp Thursday, April 18, 2019 5:37:00 AM EAT

Gyan Singh said ( about Sitiveni Rabuka ) : "This coup has happened and put ethnic Indians in an awkward situation. The Indian people will never forget that and they will never forgive Rabuka for doing that," External link

pidp Friday, December 16, 2016 9:58:00 PM EAT

Mahendra Chaudhry asked ( about Sitiveni Rabuka ) : "Is this the legacy of the coups that Mr. Rabuka is gloating about?" External link

pidp Saturday, October 15, 2016 5:50:00 AM EAT

Frank Bainimarama said ( about Sitiveni Rabuka ) : “Rabuka is nothing right nowhe is nobody, he is irrelevant in this house. He is not a member of parliament. Maybe when he stands for parliament then he can have a debate with me,” External link

pina Thursday, July 7, 2016 4:14:00 PM EAT

Ravindra-Singh said ( about Sitiveni Rabuka ) : "There was a lot of blood flowing in the streets of Fiji due to the brutality of his troops which involved long periods of detention, people being beaten up by the military and the police, people being tortured," "Rabuka is now being glorified by making a comeback and if anything old wounds are being opened up" External link

rnzi Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:37:00 AM EAT