When I think of Fiji, I, like most people, think of an island paradise. A year ago, in route to Australia, I spent 30 minutes on the tarmac refueling there. The islands seen from above are incredible.
The latest news out of Fiji is not as beautiful. It falls in line with prior posts referencing the shift in mass social mood across the world. The Wall Street Journal reports the following:
SUVA, Fiji -- "Military-ruled Fiji remained defiant Saturday after its historic suspension from the 16-nation Pacific Islands Forum, rejecting the 'punitive action' for a delayed election and warning it won't be deterred from its chosen path even by 'adversity.' The coup-plagued nation was suspended from the regional bloc Saturday for what the forum called its rejection of democracy, freedom and human rights."
The entire article from the Wall Street Journal: