Fiji to increase presence in Iraq
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Fiji is expected to increase its presence at the United Nations mission in Iraq.
Speaking at the Infantry Day celebrations at the Sukanaivalu Barracks in Labasa this morning – Prime Minister and RFMF Commander Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama says the UN has given an increased number of troops from Fiji needed in Iraq.
He says Fiji is doing preparatory work for the deployment. Bainimarama says the UN is hopeful that Fiji will provide the numbers needed.
He has urged the soldiers not to abuse the trust and faith that the UN has in Fiji.
Bainimarama told the soldiers to continue to uplift their standard of service.
The United Nations Mission to Iraq (UNAMI) is protected by the UN Guard Unit (UNGU) made up of the 1st Battalion of the RFMF, at a strength of 223 Fijians led by Colonel Netani Rika.
Report by: Elenoa Osborne
June 23, 2011
Bainimarama dangles carrots to foot-soldiers
You know when the illegal and treasonous Bainimarama is feeling jittery when he see's fit to address his foot soldiers and entices them with promises that are well beyond his remit, to make good on.
This is why Bainimarama has given his key fellow illegal and treasonous, men marching orders to get out there to talk up the RFMF's abilities: Rt Inoke Kubuabola, Peter Thompson, Rt Epeli Nailatikau and Solo Mara, are but a few.
For Bainimarama's sake, we hope his men will not be disappointed again.