Friday, December 01, 2006

Fiji?

I have to confess I have no idea what the hell is going on in Fiji.

But that puts me in good company. No one else seems to either.

5 Comments:

Blogger Craig Ranapia said...

I don't know either, but as far as I can tell it's like deciding whether you want a lethal dose of Ebola or necrotizing fascitis. The military strongman, or the Prime Minister who wanted to pardon the military strongmen who threw the last coup? The only sane answer in both cases is c) none of the above.

The only people I feel sorry for in this whole squalid mess, are the very people who depend on tourism and will see their livelihoods go down the crapper - again.

12/01/2006 09:45:00 am  
Blogger P-Style said...

30 minutes to go? Is Fiji in our time zone?

12/01/2006 11:35:00 am  
Blogger Jimmy Jangles said...

Um I am moved enough on this issue to ask who the hell cares about Fiji?

12/01/2006 12:23:00 pm  
Blogger Eric Olthwaite said...

Fiji has just been having a coup, that's all. Facillitated by our own Winston Peters no less.

12/01/2006 04:49:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's very hard to tell what's going on when the NZ media tells us so little about the key figures in contemporary Fiji politics.

Vice President Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi might be able to broker a truce again, as he did in January. He was seated next to Bainimarama at the rugby. He is an educated liberal who is widely respected in Fiji.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joni_Madraiwiwi

One thing Fiji does have is media freeom and, thanks to David Robie, some well-trained young journalists with experience of covering political events since the 2000 coup. For more information on the latest developments, Fiji Times, Fiji Sun and Fijilive are worth a read (all online). Fijilive has a discussion forum, probably dominated by ex-pats.

12/02/2006 10:57:00 am  

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