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'My Life With George,' Torika Tells Her Coup Story

http://www.usp.ac.fj/journ/docs/wansol.html

STAFF REPORTERS: March 22, 2002
Wansolwara Online (USP)

SUVA (Pacific Media Watch): "It could have been a lot worse if it wasn't for the coup," claims putsch front man George Speight's partner Torika Rawlinson.

She tells why in an exclusive interview with Wansolwara newspaper out on Monday.

Wansolwara's Kelera Muavesi and Lisi Tamanisau give insightful and poignant profiles of two of the women in the background during Fiji's political crisis, Torika Rawlinson and Salome, wife of Ratu Timoci Silatolu, who faces trial on treason charges.

What are the chances of Speight's bid for a pardon? Wansolwara reporters find out the answer.

Other news stories include:

WHY clean-up funds have been earmarked for Suva but the pollution goes on;

FIJI forms an incest taskforce;

DEPUTY Vice-Chancellor Professor Rajesh Chandra tells students to shape-up over their lack of finances accountability;

USP's plans for next year's South Pacific Games;

LAW students press for a change to Vanuatu's admission to the bar rules; and

THE EUROPEAN Union bails out the Solomon Islands.

A special INSIGHT Report features many of the leading Pacific journalists and how they coped with crisis. Read about Netani Rika (Fiji Times), Asaeli Lave (Fiji Times), Ulafala Aiavao (Forum), Mary-Louise O'Callaghan (The Australian in Honiara), Virisila Buadromo (formerly FM96), Savea Sano Malifa (Samoa Observer) and others.

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