Adolf and The Cook got home from Fiji last night at around midnight.
There might be enough FJB left to keep the Vet happy.
I have never seen the place looking so prosperous - and all without any help from ratbag journalists Dreaver and Field.
New buildings, new subdivisions and many new roads. Vet, when you travel from the airport to Denarau you will traverse a 'super highway' (well by Fijian standards) built by a NZ company but funded by China. Apparently the NZ gummint chipped in enough to build the pot holes.
If you want to know how a country is doing, ask its taxi drivers.
Bainimarama will bolt in at the next election The most telling comments were from (a) an Indian taxi driver:- 'My parents struggled to pay the fees for my schooling but this man has given us free schooling. So now I don't have to pay.' and (b) from an Aussie ex pat.:- 'He's put taxes up but that's OK because we can see the money is being spent on roads, schools and hospitals.'
The week-end paper was full of job ads for all levels ($4.77/hour to $80k p.a) along with gummint ads asking for expressions of interest in major building projects.
It is a third world country pulling itself up by the boot straps, in spite of appalling interference from NZ and Australia.
Oh yes, the weather. Ten days of clear skies and warm days. They badly need rain.
I forgot to mention, the large four star hotel in which we stay was fully booked for each of the three nights we were there.
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