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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Fiji collects 31 million USD during marijuana raids in 2018 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFiji collects 31 million USD during marijuana raids in 2018 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Fiji Water Girl won't be at 2020 Golden Globes - Metro.co.ukFiji Water Girl won't be at 2020 Golden Globes  Metro.co.uk

Black Travel Vibes: Unplug From It All In Fiji - EssenceBlack Travel Vibes: Unplug From It All In Fiji  Essence

A Fiji star returned from the World Cup two weeks late. He’s in trouble with his club - Fox SportsA Fiji star returned from the World Cup two weeks late. He’s in trouble with his club  Fox Sports

Media Release 4 : measles (11 Nov 2019) - Fiji - ReliefWebMedia Release 4 : measles (11 Nov 2019) - Fiji  ReliefWeb

Fiji lock suspended by Racing after arriving late from RWC - Sport24Fiji lock suspended by Racing after arriving late from RWC  Sport24

Fiji police could soon be armed with tasers - Commissioner - RNZFiji police could soon be armed with tasers - Commissioner  RNZ

So Long, "Fiji Girl": Golden Globes Signs New Water Partner for 2020 Show - Hollywood ReporterSo Long, "Fiji Girl": Golden Globes Signs New Water Partner for 2020 Show  Hollywood Reporter

Fiji Airways extends Crusaders sponsorship - FBC NewsFiji Airways extends Crusaders sponsorship  FBC News

Two less-heralded Fijian players ready to light up Twickenham versus the Barbarians - RugbyPassTwo less-heralded Fijian players ready to light up Twickenham versus the Barbarians  RugbyPass

Measles outbreak: 6 quarantined in Fiji - Fiji - ReliefWebMeasles outbreak: 6 quarantined in Fiji - Fiji  ReliefWeb

No festivals, stalls for Miss Fiji pageant - Fiji TimesNo festivals, stalls for Miss Fiji pageant  Fiji Times

Fiji edge PNG in razzle-dazzle thriller in Christchurch - NRL.COMFiji edge PNG in razzle-dazzle thriller in Christchurch  NRL.COM

Local artists look to revive jazz music in Fiji - FBC NewsLocal artists look to revive jazz music in Fiji  FBC News

Fiji v Papua New Guinea, Test Match, 2019 - NRL.COMFiji v Papua New Guinea, Test Match, 2019  NRL.COM

Bat Sanctuary Expanded in Fiji - Rainforest TrustBat Sanctuary Expanded in Fiji  Rainforest Trust

NZ Visa worry for Suva players in Fiji Futsal squad - FBC NewsNZ Visa worry for Suva players in Fiji Futsal squad  FBC News

The Bloke You Thought Would Win 'Bachie' Is Currently In Fiji Where 'Bach In Para' Is Filming - Pedestrian TVThe Bloke You Thought Would Win 'Bachie' Is Currently In Fiji Where 'Bach In Para' Is Filming  Pedestrian TV

NFP: Fijian Police should never be armed with taser guns - Fiji TimesNFP: Fijian Police should never be armed with taser guns  Fiji Times

November 10: Mal's classic try wins Test; Fiji make World Cup semis - NRL.COMNovember 10: Mal's classic try wins Test; Fiji make World Cup semis  NRL.COM

Australia men, Fiji women qualify for Tokyo Olympics - Sport24Australia men, Fiji women qualify for Tokyo Olympics  Sport24

50 years of independence celebration plans underway - Fiji Times50 years of independence celebration plans underway  Fiji Times

Heavy Rain Alert For Fiji - Fiji Sun OnlineHeavy Rain Alert For Fiji  Fiji Sun Online

The Bachelorette: Carlin is spotted in Fiji for Bachelor in Paradise - Daily MailThe Bachelorette: Carlin is spotted in Fiji for Bachelor in Paradise  Daily Mail

Kevin Naiqama lifts another trophy with Fiji - St Helens StarKevin Naiqama lifts another trophy with Fiji  St Helens Star

2019 Chow Games: Athletics Fiji warns athletes - Fiji Times2019 Chow Games: Athletics Fiji warns athletes  Fiji Times

Fiji's Latest News and Sports website - FijivillageFiji's Latest News and Sports website  Fijivillage

Three Springboks ended Eddie’s World Cup dream. Now, he’s coaching them - Fox SportsThree Springboks ended Eddie’s World Cup dream. Now, he’s coaching them  Fox Sports

Four join Fiji 15s - Fiji TimesFour join Fiji 15s  Fiji Times

Fiji earn Oceania Cup promotion with tight win over plucky PNG in thriller - Fox SportsFiji earn Oceania Cup promotion with tight win over plucky PNG in thriller  Fox Sports

Measles in the Pacific Islands: Fiji, Samoa and Tonga - Outbreak News TodayMeasles in the Pacific Islands: Fiji, Samoa and Tonga  Outbreak News Today

Fiji coach Brandon Costin says embracing the culture has been the secret to the Bati's success - NRL.COMFiji coach Brandon Costin says embracing the culture has been the secret to the Bati's success  NRL.COM

A leap into academia - Fiji TimesA leap into academia  Fiji Times

Chinese naval ship Qijiguang ends visit to Fiji - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChinese naval ship Qijiguang ends visit to Fiji - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

A Holistic Approach to Supporting Resilient (Re)Construction in Remote Fijian Communities - Fiji - ReliefWebA Holistic Approach to Supporting Resilient (Re)Construction in Remote Fijian Communities - Fiji  ReliefWeb

Fiji PM Bainimarama won't face assault charges over carpark tussle with MP - The GuardianFiji PM Bainimarama won't face assault charges over carpark tussle with MP  The Guardian

Under pressure to perform - Fiji TimesUnder pressure to perform  Fiji Times

11 players with links to Fiji named in four NZ Super Rugby squads - FBC News11 players with links to Fiji named in four NZ Super Rugby squads  FBC News

Saffa-filled Barbarians to face Fiji - SARugbymagSaffa-filled Barbarians to face Fiji  SARugbymag

Measles alert (24 Oct 2019) - Fiji - ReliefWebMeasles alert (24 Oct 2019) - Fiji  ReliefWeb

Stepping up to the UN: Australia's peacekeeping deployment with Fiji - The StrategistStepping up to the UN: Australia's peacekeeping deployment with Fiji  The Strategist

Fiji urged by UN members to protect freedom of expression - RNZFiji urged by UN members to protect freedom of expression  RNZ

FIJI Water Unveils Multifaceted Initiative To Transform Its Use Of Plastic - PRNewswireFIJI Water Unveils Multifaceted Initiative To Transform Its Use Of Plastic  PRNewswire

Lions duo take on Fiji - Whyalla NewsLions duo take on Fiji  Whyalla News

A Mount Maunganui optometrist helps tackle Fiji's growing eye care problem - NotedA Mount Maunganui optometrist helps tackle Fiji's growing eye care problem  Noted

Ask an expert: Boutique Fiji - Stuff.co.nzAsk an expert: Boutique Fiji  Stuff.co.nz

Disaster Risk Reduction in the Republic of Fiji, Status Report (July 2019) - Fiji - ReliefWebDisaster Risk Reduction in the Republic of Fiji, Status Report (July 2019) - Fiji  ReliefWeb

34th Universal Periodic Review: UK statement on Fiji - GOV.UK34th Universal Periodic Review: UK statement on Fiji  GOV.UK

Samoa and Fiji united in calling for more Tests - NRL.COMSamoa and Fiji united in calling for more Tests  NRL.COM

Fiji tested against Japan SDS in Oceania 7s - FBC NewsFiji tested against Japan SDS in Oceania 7s  FBC News

Fiji Police Response Unit Deployed To Levuka After Police Officers Were Attacked Last Night - Fiji Sun OnlineFiji Police Response Unit Deployed To Levuka After Police Officers Were Attacked Last Night  Fiji Sun Online

Fiji coach Brandon Costin wants the Bati to follow Tonga and shake up league’s world order - Fox SportsFiji coach Brandon Costin wants the Bati to follow Tonga and shake up league’s world order  Fox Sports

Fiji stun Samoa in Oceania Cup in opening test of Eden Park triple header - Stuff.co.nzFiji stun Samoa in Oceania Cup in opening test of Eden Park triple header  Stuff.co.nz

Fiji completes third periodic review before UN Rights council - FBC NewsFiji completes third periodic review before UN Rights council  FBC News

Fiji should play in Rugby Championship, says hooker Sam Matavesi - BBC NewsFiji should play in Rugby Championship, says hooker Sam Matavesi  BBC News

Rugby World Cup: Fiji star's kit stolen on return to UK - BBC NewsRugby World Cup: Fiji star's kit stolen on return to UK  BBC News

'Serua and Namosi A No-Go Zone', Fiji Health Ministry's Dr. Sahu Khan Warns - Fiji Sun Online'Serua and Namosi A No-Go Zone', Fiji Health Ministry's Dr. Sahu Khan Warns  Fiji Sun Online

Fiji v Papua New Guinea - NRL.COMFiji v Papua New Guinea  NRL.COM

Oceania 7s: Fiji beats NZ; Kiwis out of contention - Fiji TimesOceania 7s: Fiji beats NZ; Kiwis out of contention  Fiji Times

Muraleedharan meets Fiji minister, discusses ways of boosting bilateral ties - ANI NewsMuraleedharan meets Fiji minister, discusses ways of boosting bilateral ties  ANI News

Kiwis, Fiji, Tonga dominate nominees for rugby league's Golden Boot award - TVNZKiwis, Fiji, Tonga dominate nominees for rugby league's Golden Boot award  TVNZ

School principals disappointed with absence of HR rep - Fiji TimesSchool principals disappointed with absence of HR rep  Fiji Times

Test match teams: New Zealand v Great Britain; Fiji v PNG - NRL.COMTest match teams: New Zealand v Great Britain; Fiji v PNG  NRL.COM

Fiji Bati v PNG Kumuls 2019 Test preview - NRL.COMFiji Bati v PNG Kumuls 2019 Test preview  NRL.COM

New Zealand Heartland rugby side starts tour of Fiji with a win - Stuff.co.nzNew Zealand Heartland rugby side starts tour of Fiji with a win  Stuff.co.nz

Sport: Fiji Bati eye rugby league's top table - RNZSport: Fiji Bati eye rugby league's top table  RNZ

Fiji Police Could Soon Be Armed With Taser Guns After String Of Violent Attacks Against Them - Fiji Sun OnlineFiji Police Could Soon Be Armed With Taser Guns After String Of Violent Attacks Against Them  Fiji Sun Online

Samoa coach Geoff Toovey suspects smoke and mirrors from Fiji ahead of Saturday's Test in Auckland - NRL.COMSamoa coach Geoff Toovey suspects smoke and mirrors from Fiji ahead of Saturday's Test in Auckland  NRL.COM

Former Wire player Lama Tasi proposes in Fiji - Warrington GuardianFormer Wire player Lama Tasi proposes in Fiji  Warrington Guardian

Fiji Sevens Need To Take Charge, Starting From Dubai - Fiji Sun OnlineFiji Sevens Need To Take Charge, Starting From Dubai  Fiji Sun Online

Addiction treatment program to be set up - Fiji TimesAddiction treatment program to be set up  Fiji Times

The time the Barbarians and their wacky rugby took on Fiji and their flair - Rugby OnSlaughtThe time the Barbarians and their wacky rugby took on Fiji and their flair  Rugby OnSlaught

Container control program unit - Fiji TimesContainer control program unit  Fiji Times

National dialogue to come up with solution to substance abuse - Fiji TimesNational dialogue to come up with solution to substance abuse  Fiji Times

Temo: Judiciary interested in “biggest” drug offenders - Fiji TimesTemo: Judiciary interested in “biggest” drug offenders  Fiji Times

FNPF and EFL formalise information-sharing partnership - Fiji TimesFNPF and EFL formalise information-sharing partnership  Fiji Times

Two people lose lives after being electrocuted - Fiji TimesTwo people lose lives after being electrocuted  Fiji Times

Water situation: Labasa residents experience disruptions - Fiji TimesWater situation: Labasa residents experience disruptions  Fiji Times

Nemani Delaibatiki: Fiji Should Study The Scottish Model On Domestic Abuse Law - Fiji Sun OnlineNemani Delaibatiki: Fiji Should Study The Scottish Model On Domestic Abuse Law  Fiji Sun Online

Fijian student charged for filming host showering - FBC NewsFijian student charged for filming host showering  FBC News

French Embassy celebrates Fijiana 7s team's achievement - Fiji TimesFrench Embassy celebrates Fijiana 7s team's achievement  Fiji Times

Where is Love Island Australia 2019 filmed? Villa filming location in Fiji for the ITVBe series - inewsWhere is Love Island Australia 2019 filmed? Villa filming location in Fiji for the ITVBe series  inews

No Place For Sex Offenders in Fiji - Fiji Sun OnlineNo Place For Sex Offenders in Fiji  Fiji Sun Online

3 brothers to play together for Fiji 7s for the first time - FBC News3 brothers to play together for Fiji 7s for the first time  FBC News

Test match teams: Samoa v Fiji, Great Britain v NZ, Australia v Tonga - NRL.COMTest match teams: Samoa v Fiji, Great Britain v NZ, Australia v Tonga  NRL.COM

Trough Of Low Pressure Will Bring Continuous Rain For Fiji Group - Fiji Sun OnlineTrough Of Low Pressure Will Bring Continuous Rain For Fiji Group  Fiji Sun Online

The Fiji Times » 'Politicisation of the economy biggest threat' - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » 'Politicisation of the economy biggest threat'  Fiji Times

Aussie 7s stock up for Fiji Olympic bid - Newcastle HeraldAussie 7s stock up for Fiji Olympic bid  Newcastle Herald

Pneumonia kills a child every 39 seconds, health agencies say - Fiji TimesPneumonia kills a child every 39 seconds, health agencies say  Fiji Times

Fiji Forest Industries Bought Against Report Finding, Owners Now Looking For Interested Buyers - Fiji Sun OnlineFiji Forest Industries Bought Against Report Finding, Owners Now Looking For Interested Buyers  Fiji Sun Online

2019 Chow Games: Tikomainiusiladi represents his island home - Fiji Times2019 Chow Games: Tikomainiusiladi represents his island home  Fiji Times

Match Highlights: Tonga Invitational v Fiji - NRL.COMMatch Highlights: Tonga Invitational v Fiji  NRL.COM

Fiji Kava: Island’s secret ingredient now sold as natural relaxant - NEWS.com.auFiji Kava: Island’s secret ingredient now sold as natural relaxant  NEWS.com.au

Immigration and TFL sign agreement for secure high-speed internet access - Fiji TimesImmigration and TFL sign agreement for secure high-speed internet access  Fiji Times

Abbie Chatfield flies to Fiji for Bachelor in Paradise - New IdeaAbbie Chatfield flies to Fiji for Bachelor in Paradise  New Idea

Fiji's Kadavu Island villagers fearful post-quake - RNZFiji's Kadavu Island villagers fearful post-quake  RNZ

4 Attacks On Fiji Police In 24 Hours - Fiji Sun Online4 Attacks On Fiji Police In 24 Hours  Fiji Sun Online

Naiqama looks for positives despite Fiji's elimination - NRL.COMNaiqama looks for positives despite Fiji's elimination  NRL.COM

Fiji deaths: Kiwi murder accused pleads not guilty to killing family of five - Stuff.co.nzFiji deaths: Kiwi murder accused pleads not guilty to killing family of five  Stuff.co.nz

Fiji plays a leading role: Masau - Fiji TimesFiji plays a leading role: Masau  Fiji Times