Fiji Now They'll Do It Their Way

Suva endorses a coup amid confusion and violence

For a brief time last week, it seemed as if paradise had been regained in the South Pacific archipelago of Fiji. Just ten days after Lieut. Colonel Sitiveni Rabuka marched into Parliament and arrested the recently elected government, a relaxed crowd of some 3,000 Fijians gathered outside the Civic Center in the capital city of Suva. People danced to pop tunes played by the Royal Fijian Armed Services band, which included in its program, appropriately, Bridge over Troubled Waters and Onward Christian Soldiers. When Lieut. Colonel Rabuka appeared, the band enthusiastically struck up the song I Did It My Way.