Please go to Crosbie Walsh blog site for the full story. Again, its worth the read. This is a brief summary of the full story.
The hold that Christianity, in its many forms, has over many ethnic Fijians — and its fusion with Fijian ethnicity and Fijian politics, is difficult for people outside Fiji to appreciate.
It it for this reason — to show how difficult it is for the Bainimarama — or any other religiously-diverse and ethnically-balanced government – to take the country forward, that I have broken a promise to myself. I’m going to publish the latest comments from RawFijiNews, one of the less rational blogsites that invariably mixes religion with its anti-Government politics. And then I’ll look at the equally disturbing “Government” flip side.
Lets do it…its now or never…God bless Fiji. Oh I forgot… I hope they are prepared to shoot ministers, preachers, women and children. When that happens I am coming home to die.”
The message to police officers is join the “crusade”– or leave the force. Drink yaqona at home — and start packing. Both edicts must be totally unacceptable to all reasonable people. To ban it (yaqona and alcohol) from police residences is as good as telling police officers they cannot entertain their friends in their own home.