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 airport revamp delayed by bad steel - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Fiji airport revamp delayed by bad steel
Radio New Zealand
Hawkins Infrastructure ordered steel from China to frame the 7m high new terminal ceiling, but random third party testing at the factory exposed it as substandard. Airports Fiji chair Faiz Khan said the order was cancelled and replacement steel was ...
AFL Hands Over $30m Dividends To GovernmentFiji Sun Online
AFL promotes sport in FijiFiji Times
Destination Spotlight: FijiDestinationWeddings.com Blog (blog)

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Technology To Enhance Voter Service - Fiji Sun Online

Fiji Sun Online

Technology To Enhance Voter Service
Fiji Sun Online
Fijians will be able to locate polling venues all over Fiji at their own convenience during the 2018 general elections. This came into effect after the Elections Commissioner; Chen Bunn Young launched the Fijian Elections Office polling venue locator ...



NRL Confidential: Jarryd Hayne talks NFL venture, lack of game time and Fijian rugby scouting - Fox Sports

Fox Sports

NRL Confidential: Jarryd Hayne talks NFL venture, lack of game time and Fijian rugby scouting
Fox Sports
JARRYD Hayne talks at length on his cross-code odyssey, his lack of game time and the Fijian rugby teammates he's trying to line up Australian deals for, Darcy Lussick is at it again, while former Eels reunite. It's the social side of the game in NRL ...

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Training's A Top Priority For New Media President | Fiji Sun - Fiji Sun Online

Asia Pacific Report

Training's A Top Priority For New Media President | Fiji Sun
Fiji Sun Online
New president of the Fijian Media Association Nemani Delaibatiki says training of journalists will be one of the priorities of the new committee. Mr Delaibatiki, Fiji ...
New Fijian Media Association president says 'upskilling journos' a ...Asia Pacific Report

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Sport: Fiji's lone track rep aiming for PB | Radio New Zealand News - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Sport: Fiji's lone track rep aiming for PB | Radio New Zealand News
Radio New Zealand
Athletics Fiji's lone track athlete Sisilia Seavula is hoping to cut a fair chunk off her personal best during the 100 metres at the Rio Olympics.
Athletics duo ready for the challengeFiji Times

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Biosecurity Acknowledges Animal Standards' Analysis - Fiji Sun Online

Fiji Sun Online

Biosecurity Acknowledges Animal Standards' Analysis
Fiji Sun Online
It will also enhance Fiji's compliance with World Organisation of Animal Health standards on the quality of veterinary services. Biosecurity Authority of Fiji executive chairman Xavier Khan, who is Fiji's permanent delegate to OIE, confirmed that the ...



Jarryd Hayne opens up about Fiji Sevens snub - TVNZ

Jarryd Hayne opens up about Fiji Sevens snub
TVNZ
The Chiefs are not taking the table-topping Hurricanes lightly this weekend, despite beating the Wellington franchise at home in round nine of the Super Rugby competition. Focused Chiefs 'not using travel as an excuse' ahead of semi finals. 01:56 ...

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Patel Farewells Team - Fiji Sun Online

VAVEL.com

Patel Farewells Team
Fiji Sun Online
Fiji Football Association president Rajesh Patel reminded the Vodafone Fiji Olympic players of their participation at the Rio Olympics in Brazil. Speaking during the team's farewell dinner at Ba Academy on Monday evening Patel said most of them would ...
Rio 2016 Preview - Men's Football: Fiji on Olympic soil for the first timeVAVEL.com

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$5000 boost for Team Fiji athletics - Fiji Times Online - Fiji Times

Fiji Times

$5000 boost for Team Fiji athletics - Fiji Times Online
Fiji Times
TEAM Fiji athletics received a timely boost with a gift of $5000 from Shop N Save Supermarket yesterday. The gift was not only to assist the athletes in their ...
Shop N Save Backs Our Rio Athletes | Fiji SunFiji Sun Online

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Identity: Rivers and Trees - Fiji Sun Online

Fiji Sun Online

Identity: Rivers and Trees
Fiji Sun Online
That's why I find the idea of a new Fiji so exciting, challenging and fulfilling to the young. To have a common name, a common national destiny and an evolving identity though our destinations may be many, is the concern and quest of many nations and ...