Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Fiji Lowers Drinking Age to 18

Looks like the "21 Club" lost another member, and is now down to Palau, Sri Lanka, parts of India, a few Islamic countries, and of course the United States. The South Pacific island nation of Fiji decided on May 19, 2009 to lower the drinking age back to 18. In 2006, they rushed through a bill that raised the age from 18 to 21. Apparently, it hurt their tourism industry. Other reasons given were that an age limit of 21 was inconsistent with the age for getting married, paying taxes, being recruited in security agencies, and selling liquor. Funny how they can understand that, but not America. Really makes you wonder.

Full story can be read here.

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