Uske janam Ba me bhais rahaa aur uu aapan Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland se paais rahaa. Kuchh din talak parrhae ke baad, uu postgraduate courses at the University of Auckland aur Cambridge University se karis. Fiji laute ke baad uu civil service join kar ke dher Government posts pe rahaa, jisme diplomatic corps aur Government departments ke head bhi rahaa.
1987 me uu civil service se resign kar ke South Central National Constituency ke khatir Alliance Party ke bagal se kharra bhais aur ii seat ke sahaj se jiit liis. Lekin uske Prty elelction haar gais aur uu. He won the seat with a comfortable margin, but his party lost the election and he sat on the opposition bench for a month when the military coup of 1987 prematurely ended his political career.