Frank Bainimarama

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Fiji Water Pulling Out of Fiji

...after being slapped with a 45-fold tax increase

(Newser) - Faced with a 45-fold tax increase levied by Fiji's military dictator, the American entrepreneurs who created and run the popular bottled water company Fiji Water announced they are leaving the Pacific island nation, reports the LA Times . Owners Lynda and Stewart Resnick decided to close their only bottling plant and... More »

Fiji Dictator Defies Calls for Democracy

Commodore flouts deadline, says he needs another 5 years

(Newser) - The military leader of Fiji, where a coup overthrew the elected government in 2006, defied international demands for a restoration of democracy. Frank Bainimarama had been given a deadline of today to announce an election date, but the commodore said that he would not allow a return to democracy for... More »

Fiji Charges 3 in Plot to Kill PM

Sixteen arrested; military junta accuses Australia, New Zealand of involvement

(Newser) - Police have arrested 16 people, including a New Zealand businessman, in alleged plot to assassinate Fiji's interim PM Frank Bainimarama. Three of those arrested were charged with treason; police are said to be looking for more conspirators. The military government, which seized power in a coup last year, claims the... More »

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