>There’s been little coverage here (at least from what I’ve seen) in regards to the political turmoil/mess going on in Fiji.
The Australian media, however, has been covering it quite closely. (Fiji is a major tourist destination.)
Fiji’s president scrapped its Constitution and said that the Military strongman who had overthrown the previous government can stay in power for another 5 years. This led to a collective “oh hell no” from the international community. The Fijian government subsquently has begun kicking all the foreign journalists out as a response, and imposed censorship on local media.
It all looks a bit like something we’ve seen happen before in Africa/Caribbean/the Americas (Patriot Act & Freedom Fries, anyone?) /Eurasia (think this year’s Eurovision hosts) .
Personally, I like what the Commodore stands for in regards to multiculturalism, but he just doesn’t seem to trust anyone but himself to uphold it.
Unless he is the Fijian version of Kim Il-Sung.