Fiji

Country Fiji
Capital Suva
Continent Australia-Oceania
Currency Fijian dollar(FJD)
Languages English, Fijian & Fiji Hindi

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Fiji became independent in 1970 after nearly a century as a British colony. Democratic rule was interrupted by two military coups in 1987 caused by concern over a government perceived as dominated by the Indian community (descendants of contract laborers brought to the islands by the British in the 19th century). The coups and a 1990 constitution that cemented native Melanesian control of Fiji led to heavy Indian emigration; the population loss resulted in economic difficulties, but ensured that Melanesians became the majority. A new constitution enacted in 1997 was more equitable. Free and peaceful elections in 1999 resulted in a government led by an Indo-Fijian, but a civilian-led coup in May 2000 ushered in a prolonged period of political turmoil. Parliamentary elections held in August 2001 provided Fiji with a democratically elected government led by Prime Minister Laisenia QARASE. Re-elected in May 2006, QARASE was ousted in a December 2006 military coup led by Commodore Voreqe BAINIMARAMA, who initially appointed himself acting president but in January 2007 became interim prime minister. Since taking power BAINIMARAMA has neutralized his opponents, crippled Fiji's democratic institutions, and refused to hold elections.

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Fiji, Denmark In Talks Over Renewable Energy Production - Fiji Sun Online

Fiji, Denmark In Talks Over Renewable Energy Production
Fiji Sun Online
Fiji and Denmark have explored co-operation in renewable energy production and in wider regional development at a meeting yesterday. The meeting was between the Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, and Denmark's new ...



Yago Dora, Bethany Hamilton Tapped for Fiji pro - Surfline.com Surf News

Surfline.com Surf News

Yago Dora, Bethany Hamilton Tapped for Fiji pro
Surfline.com Surf News
Bethany Hamilton will be back in the jersey again this year as a wildcard in Fiji. Which is bad news for the women's CT; last year, she took down Tyler Wright and Stephanie Gilmore. Photo: Scott Winer ...
News Bethany Hamilton Just Got a Wildcard for the Fiji ProTheInertia.com

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Fiji govt says $US2 billion debt 'prudently' managed - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Fiji govt says $US2 billion debt 'prudently' managed
Radio New Zealand
He told Fiji's parliament outstanding debt stood at $US2.15 billion at the end of April. He said while the nominal level of debt had increased, the ratio of debt to how much the country produces - its gross domestic product (GDP) - had declined from 52 ...
Fiji Sun on Fiji Airways flights A Commercial Decision, MPs ToldFiji Sun Online
$4.5b debt levelFiji Times
Chinese banks provide 40 percent of Fiji's foreign loansAsia Pacific Report
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Fiji Marina Accreditation First for the Pacific - Fiji Sun Online

Fiji Marina Accreditation First for the Pacific
Fiji Sun Online
Port Denarau Marina Fiji is the first Fish Friendly Marina accreditation in the South Pacific. The accreditation represents a significant milestone in the development of the global marina industry. Fiji Marina was accredited by the Marina Industries ...



NGO says Fiji govt's Clause 24 legislation is punitive - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

NGO says Fiji govt's Clause 24 legislation is punitive
Radio New Zealand
A Fiji civil society group is angry it was stopped from presenting its full submission on controversial legislation it says is punitive and should be re-written. The Fiji government is promoting clause 24 of the Parliamentary Powers and Privileges bill ...



Qiliho Meets Indian National Defence College Counterpart - Fiji Sun Online

Qiliho Meets Indian National Defence College Counterpart
Fiji Sun Online
Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho discusses the Community Policing concept during the syndicate group courtesy call led by the Indian National Defence College's Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam. Photo: Fiji Police Force Media ...

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Local Streetlight Contractors Awarded: Hutchinson - Fiji Sun Online

Fiji Times

Local Streetlight Contractors Awarded: Hutchinson
Fiji Sun Online
The Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) Chief Executive Officer John Hutchinson has confirmed that the maintenance of Fiji's current streetlights portfolio has been awarded to four local contractors. The contracts have been awarded to Power Electric Limited ...
Traffic flowFiji Times

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Germany, Fiji push for continued cooperation in climate talks - Rappler

Rappler

Germany, Fiji push for continued cooperation in climate talks
Rappler
BERLIN, Germany – Germany and Fiji, the two countries leading the global climate negotiations this year, on Tuesday, May 23, called on the world to continue fighting climate change, despite uncertainties over the participation of the United States ...
COP 23 processFiji Times

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Fijian President receives Danish ambassador - Fiji Times

Fiji Times

Fijian President receives Danish ambassador
Fiji Times
Update: 3:25PM THE Ambassador of Denmark to Fiji, Tom Norring, yesterday presented his credentials to President Jioji Konrote at the State house in Suva. Ambassador Norring held various senior positions in Denmark's foreign office and has worked in ...
President Receives Credentials From Cuban, Denmark EnvoysFiji Sun Online

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Solomon Islands Ready for Fiji - Fiji Sun Online

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Solomon Islands Ready for Fiji
Fiji Sun Online
“I'm hoping that none of our players get injured in this friendlies against Fiji,” Alonso said. “For us we're hoping to find a chemistry of being together and prepare for the bigger games.” The Spanish national indicated that their preparation has been ...
Fiji vs Solomon Islands: Koroi's road to redemptionFijivillage
Friendly matches lined up for Fiji and Solomons - Solomon StarSolomon Star

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