The trademark of the Bainimarama regime is the dummy spit. PNG’s Peter O’Neill got put by the Kubuabola slap across the face in the Brisbane Fiji Business Council meeting but Bainimarama can’t sit down and discuss differences. He has to behave like a spoilt child. Now he’s refusing to recognise PNG’s High Commissioner as the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in Fiji. Radio New Zealand reports this has caught the PNG government by surprise, with the Post Courier newspaper reporting prime minister Peter O’Neill saying he is not sure of the reasons behind the move. He would probably find it hard to believe it’s just that Bainimarama is a big baby who can’t deal with not getting his own way in everything.
Radio New Zealand 09 December, 2013 Fiji and PNG embroiled in a diplomatic spat