Many are hoping for Fiji's first ever peaceful transfer of power. But as the strongman leader remains silent on the election result, anxiety is spreading.
A VICE World News investigation prompted one political leader to claim that meth use in Fiji had become a “far bigger disaster than climate change.”
The Pacific island has become collateral damage in the global drug trade, as an influx of meth fuels a rise in sex work, poverty and corruption.
The U.S. seized the $325 million boat linked to Russian oligarch Suleyman Kerimov, who apparently spent nearly $500,000 in fuel trying to avoid authorities.
Cryptoland and Satoshi Island believe they'll become paradises where the cryptoeconomy can flourish.
People throughout Fiji, Vanuatu, and Tonga have been consuming the powdered root drink for thousands of years.
Other top contenders include New Zealand, Japan, and Fiji.
“They are trying to steal something that doesn’t belong to them.”
More than 100 packages have appeared throughout the Fijian islands in the past three months.