I was in Fiji earlier this year when there was a lot of trouble on the news. We stayed in Nadi and then went out the Yasawa Islands. There was no trouble whatsoever over that side, and the locals all said as long as we avoided Suva we would be fine. They were right and we had a great time. That's not to say everyone will have the same experience as I did, but the areas I went to had no evidence of trouble at all. My point of concern would be watch out for wild beach dogs! They're really mean and there's nothing the locals can do to get rid of them! That was in Nadi. The Yasawa Islands were perfect.