In 2008 the current account deficit blew out from $1.7 billion to $2.1 billion. The situation recovered only after we’d all been forced to swallow the harsh medicine of devaluation in 2009. Now the current account deficit has blown out to over $3.1 billion. In 2013 we exported a miserable 113,000 tonnes of sugar, worth a miserable $142 million. In 2006 we exported 250,000 tonnes which was worth 215 pre-devaluation dollars, which were worth 20% more. Meanwhile Bainimarama is pumping out borrowed dollars to boost spending so that we can all think we’re doing well under his strong handed government. If he succeeds in pumping up everybody’s spending he may well succeed in moving forward a currency crunch like we had in 2009. And as happened in 2009, the poor will be crushed when the cost of basics – kerosene, vegetable oil and flour – go up.