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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When Ileana D'Cruz was spotted holidaying in Fiji - Economic Times

Economic Times

When Ileana D'Cruz was spotted holidaying in Fiji
Economic Times
A.The best meal I had while in Fiji had to be when I visited the Koromakawa Village. The food was simple, rustic but so delicious. The spices they use in Fiji are very similar to the ones we use in India. There was a really yummy chicken curry, and ...



New Caledonia Overcomes Fiji - Fiji Sun Online

New Caledonia Overcomes Fiji
Fiji Sun Online
New Caledonia defeated Fijian women's U16 team 4-2 in the Oceania Football Confederations U-16 Women's Championship second semifinal. The two teams started off strongly in the first half as they were able to utilise their strengths in attack and ...
Fiji loses U16 fightFiji Times

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Golf-European Tour Fiji International scores - Economic Times

Golf-European Tour Fiji International scores
Economic Times
Aug 17 (Gracenote) - Scores from the European Tour Fiji International at the par-72 course on Thursday in Natadola -6 Daniel Pearce (New Zealand) 66 -5 Ben Campbell (New Zealand) 67 Daniel Valente (Australia) 67 -4 Peter Wilson (Australia) 68 David ...



7s Tourney Ready For Kick-Off - Fiji Sun Online

7s Tourney Ready For Kick-Off
Fiji Sun Online
The 2017 Vodafone Fiji Secondary Schools 7s championship is ready to kick off at the ANZ Stadium tomorrow at 8am. The one-day tournament will also include women's teams that will compete in an open grade while in the men's division teams will be ...

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Sport: Fiji NRC rugby team unveil new name, playing kit - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Sport: Fiji NRC rugby team unveil new name, playing kit
Radio New Zealand
The Fijian team competing in the Australian National Rugby Championship will be known as the Fijian Drua. The Drua is a historic Fijian double canoe, which was used In naval battles and for transporting warriors during raids. The Fiji Rugby Union said ...
National Rugby Championship: Fiji "Drua" to make debutNew Zealand Herald
FRU Launches Fijian Drua Kit, DrawsFiji Sun Online

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Hend seeking presidential opportunity in Fiji - PGA of Australia

PGA of Australia

Hend seeking presidential opportunity in Fiji
PGA of Australia
Ranked 93rd in the Official World Golf Rankings, Hend is currently 22nd on the International Team standings but hopes a good week in Fiji will boost him upwards. “It was unfortunate last week I missed the cut by a shot at the PGA. Maybe if I had made ...
Kiwi Daniel Pearce leads Fiji International after 1st roundWTOP
Hend determined to push Cup dream in FijiThe West Australian
Fijian golf great Vijay Singh says Australia needs more tournaments and bigger prize moneyCourier Mail
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Fiji and Kazakhstan to further cooperation - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Fiji and Kazakhstan to further cooperation
Radio New Zealand
Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has discussed more bilateral engagement with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Bakytzhan Sagintayev . The meeting occurred prior to the Fijian showcase at the 2017 World Expo being held in ...
PM strengthens ties with KazakhstanFijivillage

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Strong Demand For Kava - Fiji Sun Online

Strong Demand For Kava
Fiji Sun Online
Kava is one of Fiji's most important agro-industries with total production worth about $30 million in the domestic market and exports worth about $14 million. This was confirmed by international economist, David Young at the Kava value chain analysis ...

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Ex-Rugby Stars Join Walk In Education For The Needy - Fiji Sun Online

Ex-Rugby Stars Join Walk In Education For The Needy
Fiji Sun Online
Foundation for the Education of Needy Children in Fiji volunteers outside Kalokolevu Village on August 16, 2017. Photo: Foundation for the Education of Needy Children in Fiji (FENC Fiji). August 17. 11:00 2017. Print This Article Share it With Friends.



Tourism Fiji sees 28% growth in visitor arrivals from India - Voyagers World

Voyagers World

Tourism Fiji sees 28% growth in visitor arrivals from India
Voyagers World
India is one of the key emerging markets for Tourism Fiji and we have been witnessing a steady growth of 15 – 20% on a y-o-y basis. We have seen a 28% growth in visitor arrivals to Fiji from India in January – June 2017 as compared to the same period ...