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BOLATAGICI INTERVIEW // iMODE MAGAZINE

In Contemporary Pacific Art, Gender and Militarism in the Pacific, Masculinity, militarism, Militarism in the Pacific, Pacific Islander Art in Australia, Pacific Research and News, PSMC recruitment in Fiji, Representations of the Black Body on June 18, 2010 at 11:14 pm
May/June 2010 iMode feature

May/June 2010 iMode feature

The May/June edition of iMode Magazine contains a 6-page feature on my work. You can view for free online at: http://www.imodemagazine.com/

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// TO HELMAND AND BACK //

In Gender and Militarism in the Pacific, Masculinity, militarism, Militarism in the Pacific, Military History, PSMC recruitment in Fiji, PTSD on February 3, 2010 at 11:24 am
Derek Derenalagi

Derek Derenalagi

More than 2,000 Fijians are currently serving in the British forces, trading their palm-fringed Pacific islands for the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq. Why do they do it? For a passport out of poverty and to fight for the nation that once ruled them. Dan McDougall reports .

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Taskforce checks on jobs recruiter

In Militarism in the Pacific, Pacific Research and News, PSMC recruitment in Fiji on November 2, 2009 at 9:52 pm

“A POLICE taskforce set up to look into allegations against former recruiter Timoci Lolohea is now collecting complaints from several police stations.

Members of the public have been asked to lodge official complaints against the former Meridian Services Agency Ltd recruiting agent. Lolohea was alleged to have defrauded thousands of men, including villagers, of what some believe totalled over $1million…”

Read more from the Fiji Times >>

Fiji recruiter returns home

In Militarism in the Pacific, Pacific Research and News, PSMC recruitment in Fiji on November 2, 2009 at 9:50 pm

“Mr Lolohea left the country in early March, 2005 to secure jobs for hundreds of workers, mainly drivers, while over 2000 others, who paid minimum fees of $150 each, waited expectedly for the call to work in oil rich Kuwait.

Many of the recruits, both skilled and unskilled, were from villages around the country and some gave fees of up to $300.

The recruitment drive fell through after the first group of Fijians working there was deported and soon after Mr Lolohea went ‘missing’.”

Read more at PACNEWS >>

Travel ban on Lolohea

In Pacific Research and News, PSMC recruitment in Fiji on October 26, 2009 at 10:30 am

“…Mr Lolohea is alleged to have made false promises in 2005 to secure jobs for thousands of locals in Kuwait. Skilled and unskilled workers paid various amounts to his company – Meridian Services – but were not given jobs which led to police investigations.

He recently returned to his Nadonumai home, a settlement on land owned by Suvavou villagers.

The villagers themselves participated in the recruitment drive, paying about $10,800, part of which has been returned…”

From the Fiji Times…read more >>