This evening however the US State Department’s annual release of their annual Human Rights Report on Fiji is very telling of just how much the world knows about everything happening in this place. Read the report in full here.
Contrary to Frank’s canoeing ambitions, no man (or country) is an island. With the economy flat-lining, our nearest and dearest are fleeing from our side. Hands will only be outstretched to like-minded values. Have democracy, will help. Otherwise, Bon Voyage -- it's a big ol' ocean out there.
The junta’s Attorney General is suddenly besieged with selective amnesia and demands proof that the judiciary is not independent. Someone. Please. Give. Him. A. Clue.
Shameem has already launched herself into a pitiful cat-fight as to “who is the fairest of all” in the human rights domain. It might interest these parties to know that Fiji was a leader in human rights, but from 6/12 we have continued to show all and sundry that rights custodianship can go horribly wrong. Frankly that's not a testimony that will win other Pacific nations over.