December 13, 2010

Why "The Fiji Sun" should be permanently dismissed

Last Saturday, 11 Devember 2010, the Fiji Sun screamed as its front page headline:"US Envoy Called In".

The article went on to say that:
"United States Ambassador Steven McGann was yesterday summoned to a meeting with Foreign Affairs officials amid a widening rift between the Embassy and the our Government".

Today Radio Fiji runs a story confirming from the US Embassy that Ambassador McGann is in fact in Washington, has been there since 5 December and aims to return and have his own chat with Bainimarama.

Once again the Fiji Sun has been sprung spitting out another porky.

Ambassador holds talks on Fiji in US
Monday, December 13, 2010

The US Ambassador to Fiji Steven McGann is holding discussions in Washington on issues of continuing concern between Fiji and the US.

The US Embassy says McGann left Fiji on December 5th for previously scheduled annual leave and consultations in the United States.

McGann is holding discussions with U.S. officials on issues of concern in the context of the policy of increased engagement with Fiji and in appreciation of Fiji’s support in international forums.

The US Embassy says McGann will personally brief Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama on the outcome of his consultations upon his return to Fiji.

Report by: Elenoa Osborne

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