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And I said, yes, if you think that I avoid bloodshed by standing aside, then I will stand aside.
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At that stage my heart ruled my head.
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But my friends, my brothers and sisters of the Pacific, we know who we are. We carry in our hearts the knowledge that we are the bearers of a proud legacy that surely marks us as people of strength, and courage and will. We have survived in our aquatic continent through many centuries.
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Certainly it has been the rock on which I have always been able to rely in good times and in bad, and it is the lodestone of my life.
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Even institutions of State, such as the judiciary, were seriously weakened, to the extent that the citizenry justifiably feared a breakdown in law and order. The business community was hit by a slump in sales and confidence, leading to reduced earnings and loss of jobs.
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Fiji had experienced the ordeal of two military coups.
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From where I stand, I do not see the lost people of the South Seas, the defeated and the despairing, shrunken shadows of those who went before.
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He said there is 80 of us, ready to come down and the next thing I knew is that Jo Brown dashed in and said your family has already moved and you have to move, the boat is ready to take you out. I didn't have time to ask, even ask a question.
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How could I stand by and watch my house on fire?
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I had been in touch with a lot of people I thought would stand by me in the front row of the scrum, (I) didn't know it was going to collapse.
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I have been sustained by cane field, the cane plantation I have.
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I have never been bribed as a Prime Minister.
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I received my money from the treasury, I used to very early to go the clubs, but when the burden of looking after my children came upon me I tried to live a quite life, and save as much as I could.
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I said, yes, if you think I will avoid bloodshed by standing aside I will stand aside... but I will never ever again come back.
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I started the plantation in 1990, eh 1980. I spent a lot of money in it but it was worthwhile bringing me as much as I earn.
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I suspect the psychological pressure associated with that crisis caused the first mental blackout I had ever suffered. It contributed to a deterioration in my health that later required the insertion of a heart pacemaker.
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I thought they know that I was the Commander in Chief, not that I know that I am the Commander in Chief, and they should behave; know how to behave to the Commander in Chief.
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I was the deputy Chairman of the Democratic Union of the Pacific, and we started at 8 I think and I was called to the telephone and to be told there's a coup, the government has been overthrown - it was round about 9, 10 when the Parliament sat they had done then.
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If the constitution goes, I go.
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In a multi-racial society, trust, understanding and tolerance are the cornerstones of peace and order.
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It is from the traditional family that we absorb those universal ideals and principles which are the teaching of Jesus, the bedrock of our religious faith. We are taught the difference between right and wrong, and about the law, just punishment and discipline.
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It is with obedience to your call that I take up the burden of government leadership for the final time.
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The family teaches us about the importance of knowledge, education, hard work and effort. It teaches us about enjoying ourselves, having fun, keeping fit and healthy.
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The first money I have been offered was as District Officer Ba.
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The reconciliation that has been undertaken today will be worthless if investigations into the coup do not reveal the truth behind the staging.
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We carry the cultural and historical inheritance of ocean navigators of peerless skill and their courageous kin who crossed vast distances before the tribes of Europe had ventured forth from their small part of the earth.
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What I fear was a military government.
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Whom am I going to trust if I have to back again.
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