When I read stories of huge, really huge, sums of money being asked - and given - for beautiful Fiji islands, I feel quite ill. There are many websites of dealers advertising the sale of Fiji islands. Here is a sample from the Lau group. http://www.luxuryrealestate.com/74726
Lau Group, Fiji
• Property Info
• Web #: 74726
• Price: €25,000,000
• Lot Size: 230 acres
• Status: Active
• Type: Residential
• Category: Island, Ocean, Private Islands, Tropical, Villa, Waterfront, Water View
If you read that website and the desciption re Blue Lagoon etc. just imagine how you would feel if your relatives live nearby who are subsistence fishermen, or even your ancestors once lived or fished from this island?
The land grab by foreigners in the late 19th century was obscene. Paper titles were not understood by the local people at that time. A few muskets to give power to a chief, a blanket or two, for huge stretches of land or an island or two.