Click forward. The Fiji Sun reported that over 6,000 leases have been renewed since the Bainimarama coup. No other Fiji paper, and no Government opponent, thought this information was worth reporting, but they continued to report and protest their lack of freedom. True democrats believe that freedom comes with responsibility, including the responsibility for the less fortunate.
Earlier in the week I indicated that I was uncertain whether or not to continue publishing the blog. My feeling was that it had served its purpose in its present form. News and comments on the news are now more freely available, in the media, blogs, Twitter and Facebook, though there could still be a place for informed exchanges of opinions on specific issues.
I invited readers' comments and asked whether anyone would be prepared to co-publish the blog or be its sole publisher.
No one replied, although Jim Anthony and others did comment on other items in the posting, mostly in a disparaging way.
Not very encouraged by this response, I have decided to put the blog into limbo. I will continue to publish Allen Lockington's weekly column on Fridays, make provision for readers to comment on any topic of their choice, but otherwise publish very little myself.
I'll see how this goes for a few weeks before making a final decision on the future of the blog.
Thank you for your support over the past eight years.
Enjoy the weekend.