Fijian political figure who served as the sixth Prime Minister of Fiji from 2000 to 2006. He was previously the financial adviser to the Interim Military Government.
He became a managing director of the publicly owned Fiji Development Bank after getting a degree in Commerce from New Zealand's University of Auckland.
His policies were controversial because they promoted indigenous Fijians over those of other racial heritages and in 2006 he was forced to step down due to a military intervention.
He is a native of Vanuabalavu Island in the Lau archipelago.
He is a prominent Fijian like Moti Tikaram.