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 cane growers miffed at poor payout - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Fiji cane growers miffed at poor payout
Radio New Zealand
Sugar cane farmers in Fiji are angry their last payment for the 2016 season was so low. The National Federation Party said more than 70 per cent of over 9000 cane growers have been left out of pocket after deductions made by the Fiji Sugar Corporation ...



Fiji issues green bond to raise $100m for climate resilience - Matangi Tonga

Radio New Zealand

Fiji issues green bond to raise $100m for climate resilience
Matangi Tonga
With climate change challenges such as rising seas, changing weather patterns and severe weather events threatening Fiji and other Pacific Islands, Fijian Prime Minister, Frank Bainimarama said his government is setting an example to other climate ...
Fiji issues green bond for climate mitigationRadio New Zealand
Fiji to sell world's first climate-change 'green' bondsEMTV Online
Fiji to issue bond to fight climate changeSBS
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#RWC10: Boks pushed all the way by Fiji in QF - Eyewitness News

Eyewitness News

#RWC10: Boks pushed all the way by Fiji in QF
Eyewitness News
CAPE TOWN - South Africa booked a spot in the World Cup semi-finals with a hard-fought 37-20 win over Fiji in Marseille. Fiji's skilful attack and fierce defence gave the Springboks their second Pacific Island scare of the tournament, with Tonga also ...



Veterinarian Calls On Lawmakers To Review Animal Welfare Laws - Fiji Sun Online

Veterinarian Calls On Lawmakers To Review Animal Welfare Laws
Fiji Sun Online
A case of negligence: old injury left without treatment leading to death of cell tissue and sloughing of the skin. Photo: SPCA. October 19. 11:00 2017. Print This Article Share it With Friends. by SHELDON CHANEL , suva 0 Comments. Animal cruelty ...

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Singapore relies on Fiji to speed up COP23 work - Fiji Sun Online

Singapore relies on Fiji to speed up COP23 work
Fiji Sun Online
The Singapore Minister for Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli (front, middle) at the Pre-COP23 conference at Denarau Island on October 17, 2017. Photo: DEPTFO. October 18. 11:00 2017. Print This Article Share it With Friends. by Jyoti ...

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Nine years after Fiji saved Jarryd Hayne, the Titans superstar rides with the Bati once again - Townsville Bulletin

Nine years after Fiji saved Jarryd Hayne, the Titans superstar rides with the Bati once again
Townsville Bulletin
In 2008, before the Dally M medals and the grand final appearance and the State of Origin series win and the American dream and everything else, Fiji changed Jarryd Hayne's life. Three seasons into his NRL career Hayne's talent was undeniable. He'd won ...



Two Belizean ex-cops called to Fiji bar - Amandala

Amandala

Two Belizean ex-cops called to Fiji bar
Amandala
BELIZE CITY, Mon. Oct. 16, 2017–Mannon Dennison and Holman Katanegie, two former Belizean cops who have ventured into law studies, recently concluded a 15-week Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the University in Fiji in Suva, Fiji's capital city.



11 queens vie for Telecom Miss Fiji title - Fiji Sun Online

11 queens vie for Telecom Miss Fiji title
Fiji Sun Online
The organisers, sponsors and the contestants at the Albert Park Pavilion in Suva on October 16, 2017. Photo: Fonua Talei. October 18. 11:00 2017. Print This Article Share it With Friends. by FONUA TALEI , SUVA 0 Comments. This year's Telecom ...

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Fiji's Cup bid - Fiji Times

Fiji Times

Fiji's Cup bid
Fiji Times
"Fiji needs a competition like the NSW Cup. "We already have the blueprint through Petero Civoniceva, we just needs the sponsorship support," he said. "Fiji will be exposed in a big way, there is economic opportunity and it is easy to sell Fiji, a lot ...

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Now Or Never - Fiji Sun Online

Now Or Never
Fiji Sun Online
Fiji Airways Drua players in jovial mood with with Kitione Taliga (23) and Alivereti Vietokani in head gear. They march into their Nadi camp today to prepare for Saturday's crucial clash against Queensland Country at Churchill Park, Lautoka. Photo: Zimbio.