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The Old Fijian Backpeddle

We don’t want to say ‘we told you so’, but when Fiji recently announced that it was going to reduce the time foreign yachts were allowed to stay from nine months to three months, we suggested cruisers not get excited. Our thinking was that as soon as the Fijian marine and associated industries gave the government an earful of the money they would lose, the government would do an about-face faster than a disco dancer from the ’70s. And that’s exactly what happened.

The other country that announced similar limitations was Tonga. If they haven’t caved yet also, we expect them to shortly.

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