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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

mother jones brings us MORE on fiji water

one of my previous posts is here and the other is here

here's a new article from mother jones
Fiji Water Embroiled in Junta Meltdown

By Anna Lenzer


Fiji Water's top official in Fiji, Director of External Affairs David Roth, has left the island nation after the sudden resignation of acting Prime Minister Ratu Ganilau—who cited a "David Roth issue" as the reason for quitting. Fijian media report that Ganilau resigned Tuesday after refusing to follow orders to deport Roth, who departed Thursday night on a flight to Los Angeles.
Ganilau—who is also Fiji's Minister for Defense, National Security, and Immigration—shocked the country, which has been under martial law since 2009, by emailing his resignation to Prime Minister Voreqe (Frank) Bainimarama, who is traveling in China. Fiji Water is a huge economic force on the island, and the company has been criticized for tolerating Bainimarama's military regime (see my 2009 Mother Jones investigation).............

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