The Sugar Cane Belt
The Sugar Cane Belt

Western Viti Levu is dominated by the sugar cane industry established during British colonial rule and original reason for Indian immigration to Fiji.   

Pocket meeting
Pocket meeting

Indo-Fijian cane farmers gather for a campaign speech by the Fiji Labour Party's Mahendra Chaudhry, east of Ba, Fiji.  

The former Prime Minister
The former Prime Minister

The former Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry, deposed in the 2000 George Speight led coup, gives a speech to Indo-Fijian cane growers, east of Ba, April 2006. 

Pocket Meeting
Pocket Meeting

Farmers listen as speakers from the Fiji Labour Party talk to them about the upcoming election. 

FLP pocket meeting
FLP pocket meeting

Indo-Fijian cane farmers check electoral roles for their names. 

Farmer's meeting, Ba
Farmer's meeting, Ba

Mahendra Chaudhry of the FLP greets Indian-Fijian cane farmers.

Ba, farmers meeting
Ba, farmers meeting

An FLP leader speaks to cane farmers. 

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Lautoka
Lautoka

A member of Mahendra Chaudhry's security team watches the crowd at a farm meeting in Ba/ Clouds over a rugby field in Lautoka,  

Lautoka
Lautoka

Hotel foyer, Lautoka.

Ba
Ba

Afternoon drinks in a bar in Ba, April 2006. 

Ba
Ba

Afternoon drinks in a bar in Ba, April 2006. 

Pocket Meeting
Pocket Meeting

Farmers listen to speakers from the Fiji Labour Party at an evening meeting in Ba, April 2006. 

Navua
Navua

Leaving Navua for Beqa Island with two members of the Royal Fiji Military Forces, 2006. 

To Beqa Island
To Beqa Island

Negotiating the river bar at Navua. 

Beqa Island
Beqa Island

On the way to Beqa Island with two members of the RFMF. April 2006. 

Waisomo, Beqa Island
Waisomo, Beqa Island

Members of the RFMF address men of Waisomo village on reasons why they should not vote for the ruling SDL party.

Waisomo, Beqa Island
Waisomo, Beqa Island

Members of the RFMF address men of Waisomo village on reasons why they should not vote for the ruling SDL party.

Waisomo village
Waisomo village

Evening inter-village choir competition on Beqa island. 

Quaia village
Quaia village

Unemployed youths hang out on the bridge to Quaia village, Lami town. 

Mining for Coral
Mining for Coral

Members of Quaia village wash and bleach coral for the international aquarium market. 

Quaia village
Quaia village

Kids hanging out at a swimming hole, Quaia village. 

SDL meeting, Lami town
SDL meeting, Lami town

Leaders of the ruling SDL party address an audience at a rally in Lami. 

Laisenia Quarase, PM
Laisenia Quarase, PM

Then Prime Minister Laisenia Quarase speaks to voters at a public meeting in Lami town, April 2006.

SDL rally, Lami town
SDL rally, Lami town

Dancers perform at a rally held by the ruling SDL party. 

SDL rally, Lami town
SDL rally, Lami town

Members of a local Fijian dance troupe wait to perform at an SDL rally, Lami town, Suva. 

The Sugar Cane Belt
Pocket meeting
The former Prime Minister
Pocket Meeting
FLP pocket meeting
Farmer's meeting, Ba
Ba, farmers meeting
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Lautoka
Lautoka
Ba
Ba
Pocket Meeting
Navua
To Beqa Island
Beqa Island
Waisomo, Beqa Island
Waisomo, Beqa Island
Waisomo village
Quaia village
Mining for Coral
Quaia village
SDL meeting, Lami town
Laisenia Quarase, PM
SDL rally, Lami town
SDL rally, Lami town
The Sugar Cane Belt

Western Viti Levu is dominated by the sugar cane industry established during British colonial rule and original reason for Indian immigration to Fiji.   

Pocket meeting

Indo-Fijian cane farmers gather for a campaign speech by the Fiji Labour Party's Mahendra Chaudhry, east of Ba, Fiji.  

The former Prime Minister

The former Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry, deposed in the 2000 George Speight led coup, gives a speech to Indo-Fijian cane growers, east of Ba, April 2006. 

Pocket Meeting

Farmers listen as speakers from the Fiji Labour Party talk to them about the upcoming election. 

FLP pocket meeting

Indo-Fijian cane farmers check electoral roles for their names. 

Farmer's meeting, Ba

Mahendra Chaudhry of the FLP greets Indian-Fijian cane farmers.

Ba, farmers meeting

An FLP leader speaks to cane farmers. 

Lautoka

A member of Mahendra Chaudhry's security team watches the crowd at a farm meeting in Ba/ Clouds over a rugby field in Lautoka,  

Lautoka

Hotel foyer, Lautoka.

Ba

Afternoon drinks in a bar in Ba, April 2006. 

Ba

Afternoon drinks in a bar in Ba, April 2006. 

Pocket Meeting

Farmers listen to speakers from the Fiji Labour Party at an evening meeting in Ba, April 2006. 

Navua

Leaving Navua for Beqa Island with two members of the Royal Fiji Military Forces, 2006. 

To Beqa Island

Negotiating the river bar at Navua. 

Beqa Island

On the way to Beqa Island with two members of the RFMF. April 2006. 

Waisomo, Beqa Island

Members of the RFMF address men of Waisomo village on reasons why they should not vote for the ruling SDL party.

Waisomo, Beqa Island

Members of the RFMF address men of Waisomo village on reasons why they should not vote for the ruling SDL party.

Waisomo village

Evening inter-village choir competition on Beqa island. 

Quaia village

Unemployed youths hang out on the bridge to Quaia village, Lami town. 

Mining for Coral

Members of Quaia village wash and bleach coral for the international aquarium market. 

Quaia village

Kids hanging out at a swimming hole, Quaia village. 

SDL meeting, Lami town

Leaders of the ruling SDL party address an audience at a rally in Lami. 

Laisenia Quarase, PM

Then Prime Minister Laisenia Quarase speaks to voters at a public meeting in Lami town, April 2006.

SDL rally, Lami town

Dancers perform at a rally held by the ruling SDL party. 

SDL rally, Lami town

Members of a local Fijian dance troupe wait to perform at an SDL rally, Lami town, Suva. 

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