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“Despite the fact that they say [UN Peacekeeping] reimbursement helps an economy, I’d argue it’s the opposite and it in-fact impedes the growth of an economy,”

Fiji peacekeeping bad for the economy and political stability, study claims

Updated    9 hours 43 minutes ago

A recent study looking at Fiji’s peacekeeping efforts suggest that it has had a negative impact on the economy and on its role in domestic politics, with the military having overthrown three democratically elected governments in the past few decades.

Study author, Lt Colonel Jone Baledrokadroka, told Pacific Beat that although Fiji’s role in international peacekeeping has contributed to some positive outcomes abroad, the result for domestic politics has been detrimental.

“What I’m saying is there’s been an aberration … as far as the Fiji military’s concerned where they delve into politics,” Mr Baledrokadroka said.

“A whole lot of the elite have had vast experience in peacekeeping … there’s about over 50 officers who are in fact spread throughout the structure of government in Fiji.”

“It’s an unintended outcome of what was perceived to be a good foreign policy and now what has happened is that it is deleterious to the whole economy, to society.”

Fiji’s recent political history has been marked by coups. Fiji’s interim Prime Minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama lead a military coup in 2006 to seize control of the country. He has promised democratic elections will be held this year.

 

Mr Baledrokadroka said the number of military coups in Fiji’s recent past have set its economy back.

“Despite the fact that they say [UN Peacekeeping] reimbursement helps an economy, I’d argue it’s the opposite and it in-fact impedes the growth of an economy,” he said.

“Coups take the country back ten years, you’ve had three coups so you’ve gone back actually 30 years.”

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10 thoughts on ““Despite the fact that they say [UN Peacekeeping] reimbursement helps an economy, I’d argue it’s the opposite and it in-fact impedes the growth of an economy,”

  1. JB when will you return to Fiji.? No noise please it doesn’t make sense now as you are one of the instigators of all the good things Frank has delivered on

  2. Jb magatinamu o. Iko e dua vei ira na plan taka na coup, sa rauta mada you Cock sucker

  3. One should read the interview statement of this guy in the FMF BOI for the events of 2000 to see his true character. Full of denial just like his previous boss Bai.

  4. JB is a true son of Fiji. Running away and whinging from Oz about all the things that he so actively supported while wearing the goon’s uniform. Give us a break you coward, come back to Fiji if you have balls and organise some meaningful resistance against Khaiyum and his RFMF goons. Otherwise shut up and do your studies.

  5. Why senior military officers in the FMF did not stop Bai from conducting his coup in 2006 simply because they did not have the courage to do so. Senior military officers are so accustomed to doing peacekeeping duties which involves a lot of diplomacy that when it came to a crisis situation as in the event of 2006 they cowed away and did not protect the Government which they were obligated to protect. They were only conscious of their personal interest than that of their country and its people. A bunch of coward who choose to walk out from the crisis then standing their ground even if it means dying the sake of their people and country.

  6. JB is a coward like i Taukei. Only talk but no action.
    Lamusona singing his song from Australia.
    Learn politics from Khayium.

  7. peace keeping was a policy by the chiefs and elite to ensure they maintained power . it has worked a treat. the elite have maintained power throughout, musical chairs no doubt, but never the less, we have a “deep state”, . elections a pretty meaningless in fiji, the “deep state” realy has no need of politicians, they are an annoyance. 8 years has shown they are not needed, but they must play the game, so they and the people have to put up with nasty, dirty useless politicians again, just like all the other pretend democracies.

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