Monday, April 30, 2007

Back to blogging

Hello again

Its been six weeks since I shut down my blog which had run a year on blogger, five months since the coup of 5th December 2006.

I am resuming blogging, but not on blogger, (see my wordpress blog)

While it seems that the threat to a fellow blogger (who is not anonymous) whom I'd linked to was likely a hoax, I stepped back from blogging as about 20 new Fiji blogs emerged and the coup continued to develop. I want to thank especially everyone who sent in emails and expressed their concern about what is happening in Fiji and the events leading to the temporary deletion of the blog. The Emergency Decree is still in place, there is no change on that, yet. However it is important that we in Fiji continue to talk about what is happening here. Six weeks away from blogging didn't bring an epiphany as to the solution to Fiji's problem, except that we in Fiji must participate in that resolution, so I am resuming bloggin.

March and April saw the Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers Meeting in Vanuatu and the dialogue between the interim government and the European Union in Brussels.

We are once again seemingly in limbo as the interim government continues to try to make its own way in the face of very clear resolutions from the Pacific Islands Forum, the European Union, the United States and the international community, the purge of statutory boards and 'undesirable' government workers. The Great Council of Chiefs continues to remain suspended after it rejected the President's nomination for the vacant Vice President position. Travel bans continue to bite the Interim Government.

I will blog more in the days to come. In the meantime, bravo to those who continue to write and talk about what is happening and discuss how we can help our nation.


PS: If you would like the blog to link back to your site, drop me a line, either by email or a comment (moderated).

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Last post

Ni sa bula vinaka to all fellow Fiji bloggers, readers and fellow bloggers in Australia and New Zealand, America and worldwide who've linked back to my humble blog over the last year. I'm honoured that you saw fit to acknowledge my little musings and link back, so vinaka vakalevu (thank you).

This is a farewell post as I've decided to stop blogging and to delete the blog. To all those who've linked back, commented, read this blog throughout and emailed me to give their thoughts and support and offers of assistance, thank you so much and vinaka vakalevu, it all helped to improve the blog. To friends who've been unstinting in their support, a huge debt of thanks, its been fun.

I don't want to indirectly cause harm or fear in fellow bloggers so deleting the blog ensures that you won't be accused of supporting any perceived 'incitement' from this blog.

I also want to make clear that all the thoughts and postings on this blog were mine alone and not necessarily supported by blogs I link to. Further, I apologise to any fellow blogger whom I may have hurt or harmed, that was not my intention and the apology is unreserved.

I have received no communication from anyone to stop blogging or to delete the blog - the decision is mine alone. At this time in Fiji, the climate is not right to continue blogging and I want no one harmed on account of this blog.

Farewell, Ni sa moce and keep well,

Vakaivosavosa blog author