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Nand Kisor Chetty (25-12-1944 to 29-10-2013)

“Mobile texting: development of disaster”.  Islands Business, April 2013.

Kagoshima University, Kagoshima and Japan: learning curves for a Fijian (South Pacific Newsletter, KURCPI, 2012)

Bainimarama’s coup and ethnicity in Fiji- separating facts from fiction 23 March Seminar at James Cook University. 25 March 2012.

“Inaccurate news on life expectancies in Fiji”. Pacific Scoop, AUT. 19 December 2011.

Why good people support evil: applying Philip Zimbardo to Fiji”. Intelligentsiya.  15 Nov  2011.

“Fiji’s cancerous conspiracies of silence”. Intelligentsiya.  Nov 5  2011.

“Health Expenditures in the Pacific Island Countries and Health Outcomes”.  Lecture to JICA Fellows, Kagoshima University Research Centre for Pacific Islands.  21 October 2011.

“A Japanese sojourn: lessons for Fiji” Pacific Scoop, AUT. 27 September 2011.

Troublesome challenges for Forum countries” Pacific Scoop, AUT. 4 September 2011.

Ending the cycles of religious intolerance” Pacific Scoop, AUT. 3 September 2011

Aaji (Suhodra Chetty) (21 April 1928 to 23 February 2011) : a grand old lady of Fiji. (February 2011)

“Fijians, I-Taukei, Indians and Indo-Fijians”Pacific Scoop 16 February 2011.

Fiji Education Sector Project. Independent Completion Report (2010) by Bill Pennington, Nelson Ireland and Wadan Narsey.  Also at  :

Enrolments, equity and access in Fiji’s education system.  Annex E. FESP ICR (2010)

Key issues in academic outcomes in Fiji. Annex F. FESP ICR (2010)

Key teaching staff issues in Fiji’s education system Annex G. FESP ICR (2010).

Gender issues in enrolment and academic outcomes in Fiji. Annex X FESP. ICR (2010)

“The impact of poverty on education in Fiji: the use of HIES and population projection data”. USP-ANU Fiji Update, July 2010. USP.

The Pre-Decision Kit: a bitter sweet pill for nurses and Fiji”. The Fiji Times 4 March 2010.

National examinations: you don’t know what you have got till it is gone”. The Fiji Times 27 February 2010.

“The moral gutting of Fiji and coming economic collapse” (various blogs)

Population and Development in the Pacific Islands: Accelerating the ICPD Plan of Action @ 15, Faculty of Business and Economics, Proceedings of the Regional Symposium at The University of the South Pacific, 23 to 25 November 2009. (Edited by Wadan Narsey, Annette Sachs Robertson, Biman Prasad, Eduard Jongstra, and Kesaia Seniloli). 2010.

“A fascinating book: 100 years of Marist Brothers in Fiji: a book review”The Fiji Times 30 November 2010.

“Fiji’s far-reaching population revolution” (blogs)

The military government’s media censorship and its own People’s Charter”. (various blogs 2010)

Media censorship and a deeper darkness during Diwali”   (Pacific Scoop, 12 December 2010).

Spell well, not spelling hell”.  The Fiji Times 6 August 2010.

Free Pre-Schools for the poor”  The Fiji Times 30 July 2010.

“Water, water, everywhere: but not in a divided nation”  The Fiji Times. 9 April 2010

 ********************** 2009

“Changing age structures, education financing and poverty: how put family planning back on the agenda” Plenary 2 paper at the Regional Symposium on Population and Development in the Pacific Islands: Accelerating the ICPD Plan of Action, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of the South Pacific, 23 to 25 November 2009.

“Challenges for Rural Development in Tailevu, Rewa and Naitasiri provinces”. Keynote Speech at Development Partners Consultation and Planning  for Tailevu, Rewa and Naitasiri.  20th to 23 October 2009.

(Editor of):  A Voice of Reason: the writings of Savenaca Siwatibau. The School of Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of the South Pacific. 2009

Front and back cover……………………………………….  Contents………………….

“Nuclear testing in the pacific: what were the British thinking?” Fiji Islands Business, August 2009.

With God on Our Side” Fiji Sun, 24 Feb 2009 and The Fiji Times.

“The Rev Niukula Lecture on Just Wages in Fiji”.  April 2009 organized  by ECREA. (blogs)

“The moral gutting of Fiji and coming economic collapse” 13 July 2009 (blogs)

“A shameful police state”  22 July 2009 (blogs)

“With God on Our Side” Fiji Sun, 24 Feb 2009 and The Fiji Times.

“A Visionary Pacific Community”.  Pacific Connections, April/May 2009.

***************** 2008

The Charter Charade” The Fiji Times, 23 December 2008.

“MIC immoral mobile texting” The Fiji Times, 16 December 2008.

“Transparency, accountability and us” The Fiji Times, and Fiji Sun, 11 December 2008.

“The ACS,QVS and Marish Gangs and My Gang: the need for PNGPs”.  Fiji Sun. 14 November 2008.

When our judges open Pandora’s Box” The Fiji Times, 21 October 2008.

“Not Charter, not growth rates, but the law” The Fiji Times, August 19 2008.

Sangam’s service: beyond nursing [The Fiji Times, 29 April 2008]

****** 2007

Gender Issues in Incomes, employment and underemployment in Fiji.  Vanuavou Publications (funded by AusAID). 2007.
Front cover  and back cover.

Presentation for the launching of the book Gender Issues in Incomes, Employment and Underemployment in Fiji. Ausaid Lecture Theater. Dec. 2007.

Final Report on the 2004-05 Employment and Unemployment Survey. Fiji Islands Bureau of Statistics. (May 2007). (FIBoS)
Hard copy may be obtained from Fiji Islands Bureau of Statistics.

The Charter: charting us into uncharted waters[The Fiji Times, 13 November 2007]

A Proposal to Commodore Frank Bainimarama (by Dr Wadan Narsey) (7 October 2007)

“The financial liability of tunnel visions”,The Fiji Times,14 August 2007.

“The GCC suspension: not a winding up order but a “wake-up call for our chiefs” The Fiji Times,28 July 2007.

Poverty and affirmative action: facts, not prejudices [The Fiji Times, 11 June 2007]

A laundryman’s son who defied convention Sunday Times, April 22, 2007

“Yet again: method, not just the cause: the need for Truth and Justice” The Fiji Times, Jan 2007.

**** 2006

Just Wages for Fiji: lifting workers out of poverty. ECREA and Vanuavou Publications. 2006. With dedication to Amelia Rokotuivuna and foreword byRatu Joni Madraiwiwi (Vice President of Fiji)

Cover  Book available from  USP Book Centre

“The rugby hypocrisy continues”.  Islands Business, October 2006.

“Let’s pull together for once: the people have spoken”

The Fiji Times,19 May 2006

Call for a Presidential Commission of Truth, Justice and Resolution (5 Dec 2006) (presented to Meeting of NGOs at the Fiji Women’ Crisis Centre)

The rugby hypocrisy continues [The Fiji Times, 17 March 2006]

“Fostering Fijians in Business” Keynote address to AGM of Indigenous Fijian Business Council. The Fijian Shangrila, March 2006.

Just Wages for Fiji”  Fiji TImes. date??

***** 2005

Financing implications of demographic changes in Fiji- the need for an outcomes approach and collective decisions. Fiji Education Summit, 2005.

Education costs, education enrolment and population projections”. PRIDE workshop for senior regional education officials. Vila, Vanuatu.  July 2005.

“The financing of education and education outcomes: issues of class size, school size, and rural location”. PRIDE workshop for senior regional education officials. Vila, Vanuatu.  July 2005.

How does an MoE civil servant respond to the typical Raving Minister of Education?”  PRIDE workshop for senior regional education officials. Vila, Vanuatu.  July 2005.

Amelia Rokotuivuna (1941-2005):  a light shines on [The Fiji Times and Fiji Sun, 7 June 2005]

“Great concept, bad reality: proposed Unity and Amnesty Bill needs a rethink” The Fiji Times,31 May 2005

Gender discrimination in sports sponsorship: women netballers missing the gravy train”  The Sunday Times,29 May 2005.

“Vijay Singh marches on” and supplement on Vijay Singh.  The Fiji Times,18 May 2005.

*** 2004

Academic outcomes and resources for Basic Education.Institute of Education, The University of the South Pacific,Suva,Fiji. 2004.  Hard copy of book available from  USP Book Centre

To Level the Playing Fields: developing our small people. Vanuavou Publications,Suva,Fiji. 2004. (a collection of articles on economic, political and social issues in Fiji). Cover Book available from  USP Book Centre

“Men’s  sexual violence against children” The Fiji Times, 2 December 2004.

Why no Indo-Fijians in Fiji’s tourism image?”. The Sunday Times, 26 September 2004.

Vijay Singh:  the blockbuster Bollywood movie [The Fiji Times, 24 September 2004]

Colonialism again, rugby style [The Fiji Times, 25 July 2004]

Australian and NZ policy in the Pacific: Alternatives to crude regional integration” Paper presented at the 39th Otago Foreign Policy School.  Redefining the Pacific? Regionalism, Past, Present and the Future. 25-27 June 2004.

Commendation for golfer Vijay Singh to receive Fiji Honour- Companion of the Order of Fiji.

**** 2003

Siwatibau- a role model to be missed  [The Fiji Times, 16 October 2003]

Vijay Singh: Fiji to the world (at no cost) [The Fiji Times, 21 May 2003]

Pre-schools help the poor more”.  The Fiji Times,  5 May 2003

Vijay Singh Visit to Fiji: My Fiji Times Supplement

Killing righteously: the immoral war in Iraq”. The Fiji Times,  April  2003

*** 2002

Fiji’s population growth is not a time bomb”.  The Fiji Times, 27 September 2002

Fijian education: the many good news”. The Fiji Times, 10 September 2002.

Strange Indo-Fijian silences on suicides“. The Fiji Times, 5 September 2002.

For richer and poorer: can indigenous Fijians accumulate?“.  The Fiji Times, 29 August 2002.

“Peacekeeping and the army: the RFMF Brand”.

The Fiji Times, 3 July 2002.

“Fair and foul: the racist skin-whitening ads”. The Fiji Times, 19 March 2002

Atu Emberson’s film on goldmine workers strike:  silenced by the gold“, The Fiji Times, 15 January 2002.

**** 2001

Who is to live and who to die: The plight of Jerry and Sukabula”, appeared as “The coup killing game”, The Fiji Times,27 June 2001.

The GCC and the 1997 Constitution: do not throw the baby out with the bathwater. [The Fiji Times, 13 March 2001]

Why we need a referendum for our Constitution [The Fiji Times, 11 March 2001]

“Till death do us part” The Fiji Times,21 Jan 2001

**** 2000

A USP Comparative Salary Index”.  Report  for the University of the South Pacific.  2000.

“Integrating Gender into national budgets: the case of Fiji”. Presentation and Report for UNIFEM and Seminar for Pacific Regional Women Members of Parliament, Nadi. March 2000.

Method as important as the cause [The Fiji Times, 17 Dec 2000.]

Super 12 a super rip-off” The Fiji Times,3 Dec 2000.

Are we up to it? Victorious Vijay Singh [The Fiji Times, 23 April 2000]

Our constitutional trauma: symptoms and causes. [The Fiji Times, 17 Feb 2000]

****** 1999

Expiring ALTA Leases: A Way Forward.  (with Jai Ram Reddy). 1999. Submission to Parliamentary Select Committee on ALTA.

“Jobs and the elderly: a niche market for Fijian tourism“.  The Fiji Times,26 November 1999.

The People’s Coalition Government and employers: the love hate relationship”.  The Fiji Times,19 November 1999.

FLP Budget 2000: just who pays for dinner”.  The Fiji Times,8 November 1999.

Our racist gambling hypocrisy with the Chinese“. The Fiji Times,5 November 1999.

The rugby world Cup: not a level playing field [The Fiji Times, 22 October 1999]

Mental illness: urgent need for social recognition”.  The Fiji Times,8 October 1999.

Brother Theophane: mission transcending religion for men and women of the cloth: [The Fiji Times, 1 Oct 1999]

Don’t discriminate against expatriates“. The Fiji Times,15 August 1999.

The paradoxes in our prisons”The Fiji Times, 3 September 1999.

18 holes of golf at the Fiji Golf Club, gone to waste“. The Fiji Times,20 August 1999.

“Public sector reform: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. The Fiji Times,16 July 1999.

“The Korolevu Declaration: moving to the same beat”. The Fiji Times,9 July 1999.

Raw deal for nuclear test guinea pigs at Malden and Christmas Islands“. The Sunday Times,13 June 1999. (also in Pacific Islands Monthly, July 1999)

“A perverse parliamentary perk”.  The Fiji Times, June. 1999.

“Clause 2 stalls Senate decision”. The Fiji Times,17 June 1999.

“A tale of city rates”. The Fiji Times,5 February 1999.

***** 1998

“Our market mess: can we do better?” Daily Post,16 November 1998.

“The advertising war: sex and more sex”. Daily Post,12 November 1998.

“Coke versus coconut: is it a no contest?”. Daily Post,4 November 1998.

Nutritional regression in free markets:  are we nuts when it comes to good health?”. Daily Post,29 October 1998.

“State, NGOs must agree on national disaster roles”.  The Fiji Times,15 October 1998.

“The alternative vote system: is it better?”. The Fiji Times,28 July 1998.

“Balancing tradition in a capitalist market economy”. A book review of MIW, Fijians in business by Dr Ropate Qalo. Daily Post,4 April 1998.

USP Law School: a win-win solution“. The Fiji Times,30 March 1998.

“Vijay’s a fantastic attraction: A golfing bonanza goes begging“. The Fiji Times,15 January 1998.

***** 1997

The constitution, democracy and economic justice
[Paper to CCF Dialogue, 1997]

“The economic madness of military expenditure in Fiji”.  The Fiji Times,6 May 1997. (from an address to the 1997 Accountants’ Congress).

Is ours a culture of silence? [The Fiji Times, 29 April 1997]

FIJIAN EDUCATION: lost between the crocodiles, the ostriches and sacred cows [The Fiji Times, 18 January 1997 and 20 January 1997]


STOP OUR VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN  [The Fiji Times, 14 Dec 1996]

The Financing of Education in Vanuatu, Report for the World Bank and Government of Vanuatu. 1993. Not published.

Brain Drain in Pacific Island States“.  Paper presented to the World Bank Seminar on Higher Education in Small States, sponsored by Universiti Brunei Darussalam and World Bank. 1992.

Pacific Regional Post Secondary Education Study: Vol. 1. Overview of Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga, Western Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. (With A.Aime, D.Hamilton, Jin He and Ian P. Morris). World Bank Report No. 11351, Country DepartmentIII,East Asia and the Pacific Region. (available in USP Library)

Pacific Regional Post Secondary Study.  Volume 2.  Tracer Study (Fiji, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, and Western Samoa). World Bank, Country DepartmentIII, EAPR. (with Ian P. Morris). (available in USP Library)

Post Secondary Education and the Labor Market: Issues and Options. Country Studies: part of Pacific Regional Post Secondary Study. World Bank, Country Department III, EAPR. (with Ian P. Morris).  Separate volumes for Fiji, Kiribati, Solomon Islands,Tonga, Vanuatu, and Western Samoa (available in USP Library)

Fiji’s colonial development and underdevelopment: a critique of the Knapman thesis. [Published in The Contemporary Pacific, Vol.2, No.1, pp. 208-213 and  Journal of Pacific Studies, Vol.16, pp. 91-106.]

The anti-women Report of the Fiji Employment and Development Mission
[“The Political Economy of Employment Missions: a case study of the Fiji Employment and Development Mission, 1982‑84” in Class and Culture, edited by A. Hooper. (1987) Auckland University and Institute of Pacific Studies, University of South Pacific. pp. 194-208.]

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