FLP’s first slate of candidates for 2014 Elections

  • 28th June 2014
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At the launch of its 2014 Election campaign on 21st June, the Fiji Labour Party released the names of its first batch of 27 candidates to contest the general elections. FLP’s line-up includes experience from veteran politicians as well fresh,  new faces. Other names will be released shortly:

1.   Lavinia P - Photo  Lavinia Padarath (Suva)  FLP President
Human resource management consultant in Health services,
Retired graduate nurse
Minister for Women and Social Welfare in the Labour-led Peoples Coalition Government of 1999/2000

 Inspecting the guards 001 2.       Mahendra Chaudhry – (Suva) Leader FLP
Prime Minister in Labour-led Peoples Coalition
Government 1999-2000


3.            Rohit   Dr. Rohit Kishore – (Suva) Senior academic; expert in finance,
economics and business administration;
taught in universities in Fiji and Australia



4.    Rev Josefa R. Koroiwaca – (Narere) Volunteer community worker;
D irector Viti Land and Resource Owners Association



5.      Kini Marawai – (Makoi) Barrister and Solicitor;
former sports administrator,
journalist, former Board member LTA and FBC


      6. Narendra Padarath (Ba) Retired businessman, former managing director Ba Hotels Ltd,
FLP Member of Parliament elected  2006.
Currently manager, Ba Sanatan College and Karavi Public School

  7. Rupeni Silimaibau (Suva) Management consultant,
Youth affairs administrator.
Former Suva City Councillor.
Board Member Fiji Sports Council.


8.    Monica Raghwan  (Suva) Business woman; Social/community worker;
Property Manager Raghwan  Construction;
FLP Member of Parliament – elected 2006 from Tamavua/Samabula Open Constituency



9.      Sekaia Suluka  (Ra) Retired Police Officer; Board member Fiji Police Credit Union. Distinguished career in the
Police  Force  from  1977-2012. Also served in Bosnia and Herzegovina on UN Peacekeeping duties.


10.   Ratu Filimone Ralogaivou  (Bua) Businessman;
former Labour Member of Parliament (1987);
Senator  1992-1997.


  11.   Arvind Datt  (Nasinu) Businessman; community worker.
Career in accounting, administration and business consultancy.
Currently CEO 3SA Carpets Ltd
Graduate qualifications in accounting, human resource development and administration

           12 Laisa Bale (Suva) Business consultant.
Masters Degree in Public Administration (Harvard),
LLB (Hons) University of Brighton-  Sussex, UK.
Has held several senior positions as consultant to UN on women’s issues

         13.     Mohammed Anwar Khan  ((Suva) Barrister/Solicitor. Former legal adviser to Fiji Muslim League.
Currently – principal of law firm MA Khan, Esq.


                                            14.    Rosarine Lagi  (Suva) Consultant in Accountancy, taxation and business administration;
former university lecturer, Board member Transparency International (Fiji);
President Hapmak Rotuma Association;
former Board member Housing Authority and Public Rental Board.

                  Damodar  5.      Damodar Nair  (Tavua) Businessman, Social worker.
FLP Member of Parliament 2001/2006 elected from Tavua Open Constituency;
President – Nabutu Land Purchase Coop Society
Secretary – Balata High and Primary Schools



16.  Hari Krishna – (Lautoka) Retired Principal Education Officer;
Social worker.
Teaching career spanning 3 decades before being appointed Principal Education Officer


17.   Josaia Waqabaca – (Suva) Taxi Operator; political activist;
Former Manager properties for Public Rental Board.
Resigned to enter politics.


19.   Surendra Lal – (Labasa) Farmer, trade unionist; businessman.
National President- National Farmers Union
FLP Member of Parliament – 2001-2006
Former Sugar Cane Growers Councillor;
Secretary- Vanua Levu Cane Farmers Milling Transport Union


20.   Solomone Catarogo –(Labasa) Cane Farmer, landowner and community worker.
Former national and Labasa   soccer rep.
Former boxing champion in the Lightweight division.

21.             Vyas Deo Sharma – (Vuda)  Farmer/ businessman. Former FLP Member of Parliament 2001-2006




22.        udit     Udit Narayan – (Lautoka) Farmer, trade unionist, community worker.
FLP Member of Parliament 2001-2006; served as Minister for Primary and Preventative Health in 2006
Former Lautoka City Councillor;
Secretary- National Farmers Union Lautoka Branch
Secretary- Farmers Carnival Inc.



23.        Deo Narayan     Deo Narayan – (Vatuwaqa) Retired Police Officer; Businessman, community worker.
Active religious worker. Keen supporter of sporting activities




24.       Tula Ram      Tula Ram – (Nadawa) Businessman, social worker.
National Vice President – Vishwa Hindu Parishad – an international organization
promoting Hindu culture and religion;
Political activist



25.             Mohammed Tahir – (Labasa) Cane farmer, landlord;

FLP Member of Parliament – 2006.


26.           Somaiya  Paras R. Somaiya – Cane farmer, social worker.

Former President National Farmers Union Labasa;

Former Sugar Cane Growers Councillor



27.   Anendra         Anendra Prasad – (Suva) Businessman, Social/religious worker

Former Suva City Councillor

President- FLP Suva Branch