Fiji

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

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Introduction

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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4 Incredible Fiji Islands To Explore - TravelAwaits4 Incredible Fiji Islands To Explore  TravelAwaits

Fiji PM Frank Bainimarama thanks India for providing 1 lakh doses of COVID vaccines - Economic TimesFiji PM Frank Bainimarama thanks India for providing 1 lakh doses of COVID vaccines  Economic Times

The best time to go to Fiji - Lonely Planet Travel NewsThe best time to go to Fiji  Lonely Planet Travel News

India sends 1 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Fiji under Vaccine Maitri initiative - All India RadioIndia sends 1 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Fiji under Vaccine Maitri initiative  All India Radio

Fiji criticizes US human rights report on Fiji - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFiji criticizes US human rights report on Fiji - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Fiji reef battle: judge finds China-linked developers guilty in landmark case - The GuardianFiji reef battle: judge finds China-linked developers guilty in landmark case  The Guardian

Fiji's national poverty rate stands at 29.9 pct - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFiji's national poverty rate stands at 29.9 pct - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake strikes near Suva, Central, Fiji - VolcanoDiscoveryMagnitude 5.0 earthquake strikes near Suva, Central, Fiji  VolcanoDiscovery

ICRC Gives Pre-deployment Training To Fiji Corrections Staff Bound For South Sudan | Scoop News - Scoop.co.nzICRC Gives Pre-deployment Training To Fiji Corrections Staff Bound For South Sudan | Scoop News  Scoop.co.nz

Quake info: Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on 12 Apr 11:14 am (GMT +12) - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on 12 Apr 11:14 am (GMT +12)  VolcanoDiscovery

Fiji Airways set to return 737 Max to service | News | Flight Global - FlightglobalFiji Airways set to return 737 Max to service | News | Flight Global  Flightglobal

60 north farmers receive first tranche for cash for cultivation - Fiji - ReliefWeb60 north farmers receive first tranche for cash for cultivation - Fiji  ReliefWeb

World Bank Boosts Support for Fiji's Sustainable Recovery - World Bank GroupWorld Bank Boosts Support for Fiji's Sustainable Recovery  World Bank Group

Enhanced efforts to bolster and sustain rice productivity - Fiji - ReliefWebEnhanced efforts to bolster and sustain rice productivity - Fiji  ReliefWeb

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on Thursday, 1 Apr 2021 3:11 am (GMT -12) - 1 user experience report - VolcanoDiscoveryStrong mag. 6.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on Thursday, 1 Apr 2021 3:11 am (GMT -12) - 1 user experience report  VolcanoDiscovery

First Fijian woman to play pro football hopes it opens doors - RNZFirst Fijian woman to play pro football hopes it opens doors  RNZ

US Embassy Suva Awards Grant for Integrity Fiji - US Embassy in FijiUS Embassy Suva Awards Grant for Integrity Fiji  US Embassy in Fiji

Building disaster resilience in Fiji - Policy ForumBuilding disaster resilience in Fiji  Policy Forum

Fiji ahead of the world in COVID-19 containment - FBC NewsFiji ahead of the world in COVID-19 containment  FBC News

Rabih Yazbek appointed ANZ Country Head, Fiji - Fiji Sun OnlineRabih Yazbek appointed ANZ Country Head, Fiji  Fiji Sun Online

Fiji human rights agency rebuffs US criticism - RNZFiji human rights agency rebuffs US criticism  RNZ

Trade expo aims to develop French-Fijian relations - RNZTrade expo aims to develop French-Fijian relations  RNZ

Chargé d'Affaires Greubel Introduces Fiji's Export Sector to US Companies - US Embassy in FijiChargé d'Affaires Greubel Introduces Fiji's Export Sector to US Companies  US Embassy in Fiji

Fiji back in spotlight on island resort disaster - NewsroomFiji back in spotlight on island resort disaster  Newsroom

Asian Development Bank extends $65m liquidity to Fiji Airways - FlightglobalAsian Development Bank extends $65m liquidity to Fiji Airways  Flightglobal

The Fiji Times » Transformative actions - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » Transformative actions  Fiji Times

The Fiji Times » Organisers offer help - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » Organisers offer help  Fiji Times

PRPW picks theoretical Fiji, Samoa and Tonga XV teams based on heritage - RugbyPassPRPW picks theoretical Fiji, Samoa and Tonga XV teams based on heritage  RugbyPass

Fiji Pine pays $880k-plus as stumpage payment - Fiji TimesFiji Pine pays $880k-plus as stumpage payment  Fiji Times

Big task ahead for Fiji's national cricket team - Fiji TimesBig task ahead for Fiji's national cricket team  Fiji Times

Fiji producers issued prohibition notices - International Cement ReviewFiji producers issued prohibition notices  International Cement Review

Fiji's piece of history not spared from climate change impact - FBC NewsFiji's piece of history not spared from climate change impact  FBC News

The Fiji Times » Call to repair cane rail system - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » Call to repair cane rail system  Fiji Times

ITF: Fijian Shipowner "Shrank" Ferry into Different Regulatory Bracket - The Maritime ExecutiveITF: Fijian Shipowner "Shrank" Ferry into Different Regulatory Bracket  The Maritime Executive

2000 acres of land prepared for rice rehab program up North – Fiji Rice - Fiji Times2000 acres of land prepared for rice rehab program up North – Fiji Rice  Fiji Times

NZ's Fijian-Indians want to be recognised as Pasifika, not Asians - Stuff.co.nzNZ's Fijian-Indians want to be recognised as Pasifika, not Asians  Stuff.co.nz

The Fiji Times » COVID-19: Jabs for senior citizens - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » COVID-19: Jabs for senior citizens  Fiji Times

Fiji Corrections Staff graduate with certificates on healthcare in detention - Fiji - ReliefWebFiji Corrections Staff graduate with certificates on healthcare in detention - Fiji  ReliefWeb

Save $7000 on a Castaway Island Fiji stay - TravellerSave $7000 on a Castaway Island Fiji stay  Traveller

Fiji put on alert for flghts from Covid-hit PNG - RNZFiji put on alert for flghts from Covid-hit PNG  RNZ

The Fiji Times » Akbar: What are we teaching our children - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » Akbar: What are we teaching our children  Fiji Times

Supporting emergency response to Tropical Cyclone Yasa in Fiji - Fiji - ReliefWebSupporting emergency response to Tropical Cyclone Yasa in Fiji - Fiji  ReliefWeb

Quake info: Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on Tuesday, 16 Mar 2021 9:08 pm (GMT +12) - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on Tuesday, 16 Mar 2021 9:08 pm (GMT +12)  VolcanoDiscovery

Quake info: Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on Tuesday, 16 Mar 2021 9:16 am (GMT -12) - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on Tuesday, 16 Mar 2021 9:16 am (GMT -12)  VolcanoDiscovery

Fijian workers plead for a travel bubble - FBC NewsFijian workers plead for a travel bubble  FBC News

Quake info: Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on Tuesday, 23 Mar 2021 7:51 am (GMT +12) - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on Tuesday, 23 Mar 2021 7:51 am (GMT +12)  VolcanoDiscovery

Fiji man gets life in prison for wife's murder - RNZFiji man gets life in prison for wife's murder  RNZ

The Fiji Times » St John flag flies at half-mast - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » St John flag flies at half-mast  Fiji Times

Fiji and Pacific Island Super Rugby teams a step closer - Sydney Morning HeraldFiji and Pacific Island Super Rugby teams a step closer  Sydney Morning Herald

Fijian president calls forests vital in fight against climate change - CGTNFijian president calls forests vital in fight against climate change  CGTN

The Fiji Times » Chaudhry: Road issue to impact cane supply - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » Chaudhry: Road issue to impact cane supply  Fiji Times

Man Gets 2-Year Sentence for Hiding Brother Who Killed Fiji-born Indian American Police Officer Ronil Singh - India WestMan Gets 2-Year Sentence for Hiding Brother Who Killed Fiji-born Indian American Police Officer Ronil Singh  India West

Fiji's Silktails sang from balconies for hotel – and for Australian rugby league - The GuardianFiji's Silktails sang from balconies for hotel – and for Australian rugby league  The Guardian

Fiji: Government upset at not getting an invite to President Biden's climate summit - ABC NewsFiji: Government upset at not getting an invite to President Biden's climate summit  ABC News

The Fiji Times » Staff of 17 resorts vaccinated - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » Staff of 17 resorts vaccinated  Fiji Times

Fiji and Pacific bubble wanted – FBC News - FBC NewsFiji and Pacific bubble wanted – FBC News  FBC News

The Fiji Times » Countries honour Fijian PM - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » Countries honour Fijian PM  Fiji Times

MP slams arrest, detainment tactics in Fiji - RNZMP slams arrest, detainment tactics in Fiji  RNZ

The Fiji Times » FEO urges FTU members to vote - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » FEO urges FTU members to vote  Fiji Times

FEO suspends three Fijian political parties for not submitting audited accounts - Fiji TimesFEO suspends three Fijian political parties for not submitting audited accounts  Fiji Times

Fiji’s Kaiviti Silktails make huge sacrifice to chase dream of playing in NRL - ABC NewsFiji’s Kaiviti Silktails make huge sacrifice to chase dream of playing in NRL  ABC News

Fijian shipping company accused of incorrectly registering ferry - Pacific Beat - ABC NewsFijian shipping company accused of incorrectly registering ferry - Pacific Beat  ABC News

The Fiji Times » 'Farmers anxious over cane price' - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » 'Farmers anxious over cane price'  Fiji Times

Divine Mercy march, a time of spiritual empowerment - Fiji TimesDivine Mercy march, a time of spiritual empowerment  Fiji Times

Fiji's first woman pro-football player shines in Israel - Pacific Beat - ABC NewsFiji's first woman pro-football player shines in Israel - Pacific Beat  ABC News

The Fiji Times » Fiji Police inspectors graduate - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » Fiji Police inspectors graduate  Fiji Times

EFL move queried; Chaudhry questions withdrawal of 52pc subsidy to low-income earners - Fiji TimesEFL move queried; Chaudhry questions withdrawal of 52pc subsidy to low-income earners  Fiji Times

Fiji's Bula Bubble suffers setback - RNZFiji's Bula Bubble suffers setback  RNZ

Call for govt to act amid allegations against Fiji shipping giant - RNZCall for govt to act amid allegations against Fiji shipping giant  RNZ

Fiji starts COVID-19 vaccination - Fiji - ReliefWebFiji starts COVID-19 vaccination - Fiji  ReliefWeb

NEW FIJI DIVE SITE AND VOLIVOLI OFFERS - DIVE MagazineNEW FIJI DIVE SITE AND VOLIVOLI OFFERS  DIVE Magazine

Consignment of Made-in-India COVID-19 vaccines arrives in Fiji - ANI NewsConsignment of Made-in-India COVID-19 vaccines arrives in Fiji  ANI News

Quake info: Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on Friday, 26 Mar 2021 8:13 pm (GMT +12) - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on Friday, 26 Mar 2021 8:13 pm (GMT +12)  VolcanoDiscovery

First tranche payment of cash for cultivation rolled out - Fiji - ReliefWebFirst tranche payment of cash for cultivation rolled out - Fiji  ReliefWeb

Fiji Society for the Blind faces challenges due to COVID-19 - FijivillageFiji Society for the Blind faces challenges due to COVID-19  Fijivillage

Asian holidays on the cards by winter as Australia looks to open other travel bubbles - Sydney Morning HeraldAsian holidays on the cards by winter as Australia looks to open other travel bubbles  Sydney Morning Herald

Hypothetical teams show how Fiji, Tonga and Samoa could be world class - Pundit ArenaHypothetical teams show how Fiji, Tonga and Samoa could be world class  Pundit Arena

Vanuatu tribes hold ceremony to remember their ‘god’ - RNZVanuatu tribes hold ceremony to remember their ‘god’  RNZ

The Fiji Times » Rewa rugby team banks on fans support - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » Rewa rugby team banks on fans support  Fiji Times

The Fiji Times » India approves Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » India approves Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine  Fiji Times

Water situation: Essential work to disrupt supply to westerners - Fiji TimesWater situation: Essential work to disrupt supply to westerners  Fiji Times

Kina Bank Outlines Exciting Plans for Fiji, PNG Customer - Fiji Sun OnlineKina Bank Outlines Exciting Plans for Fiji, PNG Customer  Fiji Sun Online

Impacts of invasive species - Fiji Times - Fiji TimesImpacts of invasive species - Fiji Times  Fiji Times

Cricket Fiji wants to be top ranked in Pacific, squad selected - FBC NewsCricket Fiji wants to be top ranked in Pacific, squad selected  FBC News

Kaiviti Silktails look to build on maiden win - Fiji TimesKaiviti Silktails look to build on maiden win  Fiji Times

Fiji racing to prove Super Rugby viability | Latest Rugby News - Rugby.com.auFiji racing to prove Super Rugby viability | Latest Rugby News  Rugby.com.au

FIJI Water Joins the Celebration of World Water Day 2021 - The Weekly JournalFIJI Water Joins the Celebration of World Water Day 2021  The Weekly Journal

The Fiji Times » No child should be underestimated – Principal Chandra - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » No child should be underestimated – Principal Chandra  Fiji Times

Saffron Walden Rotary Club fills van with items for Fiji - Saffron Walden ReporterSaffron Walden Rotary Club fills van with items for Fiji  Saffron Walden Reporter

Another attack erupts in Nabua; 18 youths in police custody - Fiji TimesAnother attack erupts in Nabua; 18 youths in police custody  Fiji Times

Suffering in silence – Former Fiji Airways staff member pleads for immediate help - Fiji TimesSuffering in silence – Former Fiji Airways staff member pleads for immediate help  Fiji Times

The Fiji Times » Schools gear up for 'tough' grand finals - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » Schools gear up for 'tough' grand finals  Fiji Times

The Fiji Times » Farmers ready for 7s show - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » Farmers ready for 7s show  Fiji Times

SOS: Fiji credit/refund is last piece of 'dream trip' canceled by COVID-19 - Madison.comSOS: Fiji credit/refund is last piece of 'dream trip' canceled by COVID-19  Madison.com

Fijian peacekeepers test positive for Covid-19 in Iraq - RNZFijian peacekeepers test positive for Covid-19 in Iraq  RNZ

Fijian-Indians challenge NZ govt over ethnic classification - RNZFijian-Indians challenge NZ govt over ethnic classification  RNZ

Aussies could be travelling quarantine-free to Singapore, Japan and Fiji as soon as August – Travel Weekly - Travel WeeklyAussies could be travelling quarantine-free to Singapore, Japan and Fiji as soon as August – Travel Weekly  Travel Weekly

The Fiji Times » On the brink of extinction - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » On the brink of extinction  Fiji Times

The Fiji Times » COVID-19: Civil servants in Lautoka receive vaccine - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » COVID-19: Civil servants in Lautoka receive vaccine  Fiji Times

Return to happiness in Fiji - Stuff.co.nzReturn to happiness in Fiji  Stuff.co.nz