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"The Fiji Black LIST"

Canadia Committee for Democratic Rights in Fiji (CCDRF) received the following list from
its sister organization, Coalition for Democratic Fiji organisation in NZ, also dedicated to
fighting democracy for Fiji and to bringing the culprits to justice.

Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 13:12:39 +1000
From:"Coaltion for Democracy in Fiji, NZ"
Fiji Coup - 19 May 2000 - Names of 65 Hostage-takers and Supporters

These names have been gathered from newspaper reports and other reliable sources.
The list is far from complete and more names will be added later.
1.George Speight - self proclaimed Prime Minister and coup-attempt leader
2.Ratu Timoci Silatolu – Deputy-Prime Minister in self-proclaimed Taukei
3.Ratu Rakiuta Vakalalabure - Attorney General in self-proclaimed Taukei
4.Ratu Viliame Volavola - Minister of Works in self-proclaimed Taukei government
5.Iliesa Duvuloco - Minster of Lands in self-proclaimed Taukei government
6.Isireli Leweniqila - Minister for Tourism in self-proclaimed Taukei government
7.Navitalai Naisoro - Minister of Finance in self-proclaimed Taukei government.
8.Simione Kaitani - Minister for Information in self-proclaimed Taukei government
9.Peceli Rinikama - Minister for Youth in self-proclaimed Taukei government
10.Ratu Jope Naucubalavu Seniloli - President of the Republic of Fiji in self-proclaimed
Taukei government
11.Ratu Tu’akitau Cakonauto - offered Ministry of Fijian Affairs but wanted to be
Prime Minister in self-proclaimed Taukei government
12.Josefa Nata - negotiator and spokesman for self-proclaimed Taukei government
13.Simione Drole - Assistant Minister of Works in self-proclaimed Taukei government,
recent graduate of an Australian university
14.Viliame Sausauwai - self-proclaimed Taukei government member (portfolio not

Prominent Supporters (28)

1.James Ah Koy - former Minister of Finance in SVT government (previous 1987 –
1999 government, which lost 1999 elections), prominent Businessman, George
Speight’s mentor, currently in New Zealand.
2.Sam Speight (a.k.a Savenaca Tokainavo) - SVT (Main Opposition Party) MP and
George Speight’s father. He knew of his son's intention to take over the
government at gun point.
3.Ratu lnoke Kubuabola - Leader of SVT Party and Leader of the Opposition
4.Berenado Vunibobo - SVT Senator, a former Minister of Finance
5.Ahmed Ali - SVT Senator, former Fiji Consul in Auckland, New Zealand
6.Mere Samisoni - business woman, defeated SVT candidate
7.Jimione Samisoni - husband of Mere Samisoni, former Principal of Fiji School of
8.Ateca Williams - wife of Ivan Williams (resident representative in Fiji of Southern
Queensland University)8
9.Adi Finau Tabakaucoro - former Senator, Taukei Movement supporter
10.Adi Litia Cakobau - Taukei Movement supporter
11.Ro Filipe Tuisawau - Rewa chief and employee of South Pacific Forum Secretariat
12.Apisai Tora - defeated PANU Party candidate, leader of Taukei Movement
13.Ilisoni Ligairi- former SAS Officer in British Army, Fiji Armed Forces Meridian
Counter Revolutionary Warfare Unit trainer, Commanding Officer of Armed
14.Sereana Qoro - former Chief Executive, Housing Authority of Fiji
15.Sitiveni Welelekeba - Chief Executive, Fijian Holdings Ltd
16.16.Major Jo Savua - brother of Commissioner of Police, Isikia Savua
17.Jone Banuve - SVT Party General Secretary
18.Ema Druavesi - SVT Party spokeswoman
19.Misa Lesuma - former Chairperson, Fiji Water Authority
20.Maika Qarikau - Managing Director, Native Land Trust Board (NLTB)
21.Viliame Volavola - FAP Party MP
22.Samuela Matawalu – Suva-based lawyer
23.Esira Rabuno - FAP Party MP
24.Sakiusa Rabuka - government lawyer, legal adviser to Ratu Inoke Kubuabola
25.Ratu Apenisa Cakobau - Taukei Movement supporter
26.Jone Kauvesi – SVT, former Suva City Mayor
27.Epeli Ligairi- ex-US resident, charged for pedophile and pornography in the US
28.Ratu Josefa Dimuri - former SVT MP and Assistant Minister for Information8

Other Supporters (23)

1.Torika Rawlinson - George Speight’s current partner
2.Ratu Meli Loki – villager, brother of Simione Kaitani
3.Sakeo Tuiwanikai - former MP, Macuata
4.Ratu Tevita Bolobolo - Tui Navitilevu
5.Eroni Lewaqai - Sabeto villager, Taukei Movement
6.Veresi Bainivualiku - President, University of the South Pacific Students Association
7.Jone Ratu – Rewa villager
8.Arieta Gulevu8
9.Esther Speight - sister of George Speight and current lover of Epenisa Cakabau
10.Alafina Vuki - civil servant in PSC, advisor to Adi Litia Cakobau
11.Lesikiyanawai - former travel agent
12.Samu Konataci - real estate agent and activist for Naitasiri and Monasavu issues
13.Ratu lnoke Takiveikata, Qaranivalu and chief of Navuso, Natasiri Vili Tikotani -
Counter Revolutionary Warfare Unit member
14.Rev Poate Mata - Pastor, Head of Apostolic Church located at Sekoula Road,
Laucala Beach Estate (ex QVS, farmer, Personnel Manager, Shell)
15.Sevuloni Valetabua - Lawyer
16.Jo Tuberi - believed to be Iniasi Vodo Tuberi - Lawyer
17.Tevita Bukarau - Lawyer, Military Officer
18.Saula Telawa- successor to late Mr Butadroka, Leader of Fijian Nationalist Party*
19.Peni Kauvere - Viti Cauravou Group – Ministry of Fijian Affairs employee
20.Jioji Bakaso - ex - Fiji army, businessman and farmer, involved in 1987 coups
21.Tony Stephens - infamous businessman and con artist
22.Ratu Aca Soqosoqo - Kadavu chief
23.Thomas Vosalevu - Muamua villager, led groups terrorising and looting in


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