Reef wipeout: surfers fight China-linked mega resort in Fiji

Jona Ratu and his friends wanted to build an eco-lodge in their corner of paradise – then the diggers arrived

It was one of the most surreal days of Jona Ratu’s life. On a May morning in 2018 he strolled down to the palm-fringed beach on a parcel of land he owns on idyllic Malolo island to find a digger parked on the coral reef.

“They just dug, they kept digging, digging, digging,” Ratu remembers.

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