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 - CIA World Fact Book
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A plan for Fiji to open its borders - devpolicy.orgA plan for Fiji to open its borders  devpolicy.org

Pressure mounting on World Rugby to deliver findings of investigation into Fiji Rugby Union chair Francis Kean - ABC NewsPressure mounting on World Rugby to deliver findings of investigation into Fiji Rugby Union chair Francis Kean  ABC News

We need Fiji Airways to come back strongly for the future of the country - Koroi - FijivillageWe need Fiji Airways to come back strongly for the future of the country - Koroi  Fijivillage

Fiji’s “Mr Nitro” not letting anything get in the way of his Olympic dream - Olympic News - OlympicsFiji’s “Mr Nitro” not letting anything get in the way of his Olympic dream - Olympic News  Olympics

Fiji Govt MP charged with assaulting wife - RNZFiji Govt MP charged with assaulting wife  RNZ

Tourism Fiji Has a New Message for Visitors, 'Our Bula Spirit Awaits You' - TravelPulseTourism Fiji Has a New Message for Visitors, 'Our Bula Spirit Awaits You'  TravelPulse

International travel could resume as early as September: Here’s where we could go - The New DailyInternational travel could resume as early as September: Here’s where we could go  The New Daily

Fiji AMA signs with M-PAiSA for farmer payments - FBC NewsFiji AMA signs with M-PAiSA for farmer payments  FBC News

COVID test kits and PPE donation to assist Fiji's efforts on containing COVID-19 - Fiji - ReliefWebCOVID test kits and PPE donation to assist Fiji's efforts on containing COVID-19 - Fiji  ReliefWeb

Tourism Fiji launches a range of digital initiatives - Travel Trends TodayTourism Fiji launches a range of digital initiatives  Travel Trends Today

Solomon Islands High Commissioner Thanks Fiji Government - Solomon Times OnlineSolomon Islands High Commissioner Thanks Fiji Government  Solomon Times Online

Fiji will rise again from the challenge of COVID-19- PM - FijivillageFiji will rise again from the challenge of COVID-19- PM  Fijivillage

Fiji-based doctor drops cash fees, switches to barter - RNZFiji-based doctor drops cash fees, switches to barter  RNZ

Murderer to be deported to Fiji after serving sentence - FijivillageMurderer to be deported to Fiji after serving sentence  Fijivillage

Walesi clarifies misinformation by Opposition MP and Fiji Times - FijivillageWalesi clarifies misinformation by Opposition MP and Fiji Times  Fijivillage

Fiji politics in chaos after main opposition party suspended - The GuardianFiji politics in chaos after main opposition party suspended  The Guardian

Fiji FA hoping to assist players and officials affected by COVID-19 and TC Harold by the end of the week - FijivillageFiji FA hoping to assist players and officials affected by COVID-19 and TC Harold by the end of the week  Fijivillage

Fiji Agromarketing to pay farmers through Vodafone M-PAiSA - FijivillageFiji Agromarketing to pay farmers through Vodafone M-PAiSA  Fijivillage

Now is the right time to bring Fiji into trans-Pacific bubble talks - The InterpreterNow is the right time to bring Fiji into trans-Pacific bubble talks  The Interpreter

Fiji continue to work toward an inclusion in travel bubble - FBC NewsFiji continue to work toward an inclusion in travel bubble  FBC News

80 children under the care of WOWS Kids Fiji receive hygiene kits - Fiji Times80 children under the care of WOWS Kids Fiji receive hygiene kits  Fiji Times

Fiji's Singh reportedly opts out of Korn Ferry Tour start after criticism - Yahoo SportsFiji's Singh reportedly opts out of Korn Ferry Tour start after criticism  Yahoo Sports

France 7s targeting Fijian pair - RugbyPassFrance 7s targeting Fijian pair  RugbyPass

Deputy Team Leader, Health – Suva, Fiji - ReliefwebDeputy Team Leader, Health – Suva, Fiji  Reliefweb

Fijian parliament okays government guarantee for Fiji Airways - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFijian parliament okays government guarantee for Fiji Airways - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

China will continue to work with Fiji says Ambassador - FBC NewsChina will continue to work with Fiji says Ambassador  FBC News

Busy six months for Basketball Fiji – FBC News - FBC NewsBusy six months for Basketball Fiji – FBC News  FBC News

The Fiji Times » Keep the pledge, 4FJ asks - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » Keep the pledge, 4FJ asks  Fiji Times

Former Aircraft Engineer And Wife To Help MSME's - Fiji Sun OnlineFormer Aircraft Engineer And Wife To Help MSME's  Fiji Sun Online

China will inject a further US$100000 for Fiji - FBC NewsChina will inject a further US$100000 for Fiji  FBC News

Fiji wants to join trans-Tasman tourism plan - The Australian Financial ReviewFiji wants to join trans-Tasman tourism plan  The Australian Financial Review

FRU makes budget submission to Fiji National Sports Commission - FBC NewsFRU makes budget submission to Fiji National Sports Commission  FBC News

Environment discipline is key to consultants – FBC News - FBC NewsEnvironment discipline is key to consultants – FBC News  FBC News

Fiji Govt says Cyclone Harold costs exceed $US40m - RNZFiji Govt says Cyclone Harold costs exceed $US40m  RNZ

More test kits for Fiji – FBC News - FBC NewsMore test kits for Fiji – FBC News  FBC News

China continues to support Fiji in their fight against COVID-19 - FijivillageChina continues to support Fiji in their fight against COVID-19  Fijivillage

Stats: Maldives, Greece, Fiji Are Top Searches for U.S. Travelers - Travel AgentStats: Maldives, Greece, Fiji Are Top Searches for U.S. Travelers  Travel Agent

Fiji Airways gets govt support to stay afloat - RNZFiji Airways gets govt support to stay afloat  RNZ

'Take him down': Fiji's prison commissioner accused of ordering staff to beat inmates - The Guardian'Take him down': Fiji's prison commissioner accused of ordering staff to beat inmates  The Guardian

Della Shaw is new Weightlifting Fiji President - FBC NewsDella Shaw is new Weightlifting Fiji President  FBC News

Rights groups call for Fiji to investigate alleged prison beatings and culture of intimidation - The GuardianRights groups call for Fiji to investigate alleged prison beatings and culture of intimidation  The Guardian

COVID-19: Fiji ranks 3rd among US searches for first overseas trip when restrictions end - Fiji TimesCOVID-19: Fiji ranks 3rd among US searches for first overseas trip when restrictions end  Fiji Times

Fiji's main opposition party suspended from parliament - RNZFiji's main opposition party suspended from parliament  RNZ

Fiji Attorney-General/Minister for Civil Aviation: Selected airport tenants receive subsidised rent - CAPA - Centre for AviationFiji Attorney-General/Minister for Civil Aviation: Selected airport tenants receive subsidised rent  CAPA - Centre for Aviation

Two Fijian flyers that France is pursuing to switch allegiances - FijivillageTwo Fijian flyers that France is pursuing to switch allegiances  Fijivillage

All of the fundamentals for explosive growth between the US and Fiji lie eagerly in wait - PM - FijivillageAll of the fundamentals for explosive growth between the US and Fiji lie eagerly in wait - PM  Fijivillage

Tourism Fiji to launch marketing plan – FBC News - FBC NewsTourism Fiji to launch marketing plan – FBC News  FBC News

Cabin crew seek legal action over Fiji Airways’ layoffs - RNZCabin crew seek legal action over Fiji Airways’ layoffs  RNZ

Reddy to launch Litter Free Fiji Think Tank - FijivillageReddy to launch Litter Free Fiji Think Tank  Fijivillage

Fiji actively preparing to engage with its partners - FBC NewsFiji actively preparing to engage with its partners  FBC News

Former deputy speaker of Fijian parliament dies in NZ - Fiji TimesFormer deputy speaker of Fijian parliament dies in NZ  Fiji Times

Fiji Airways Cancels All International Flights in July; Warns of August Reductions - ASIATravelTips.comFiji Airways Cancels All International Flights in July; Warns of August Reductions  ASIATravelTips.com

Fiji FA expects hectic 2021 season – FBC News - FBC NewsFiji FA expects hectic 2021 season – FBC News  FBC News

Poisonous fish imported from Fiji sold at Christchurch store - Stuff.co.nzPoisonous fish imported from Fiji sold at Christchurch store  Stuff.co.nz

Fiji expresses interest in joining travel bubble - FBC NewsFiji expresses interest in joining travel bubble  FBC News

Calls for action as brutality cases in Fiji mount - RNZCalls for action as brutality cases in Fiji mount  RNZ

Sai Prema Foundation and Digicel Fiji donate food to St. Mina's Children's Home - FijivillageSai Prema Foundation and Digicel Fiji donate food to St. Mina's Children's Home  Fijivillage

CARE Fiji App to enhance Fiji's fight against COVID-19 - FBC NewsCARE Fiji App to enhance Fiji's fight against COVID-19  FBC News

Fiji's reopening of schools will be after consultation with stakeholders - Fiji TimesFiji's reopening of schools will be after consultation with stakeholders  Fiji Times

Fiji's former ambassador to the US in court on fraud charges - RNZFiji's former ambassador to the US in court on fraud charges  RNZ

France-bound Fijian pair's Olympic talks - RugbyPassFrance-bound Fijian pair's Olympic talks  RugbyPass

Fiji Airways rejects inhumane treatment allegations – FBC News - FBC NewsFiji Airways rejects inhumane treatment allegations – FBC News  FBC News

The Fiji Times » Six Fijian initiatives win grants from UNDP - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » Six Fijian initiatives win grants from UNDP  Fiji Times

Fiji govt continues fish ban - RNZFiji govt continues fish ban  RNZ

PM Bainimarama stops for yaqona session at Nanukuloa - Fiji TimesPM Bainimarama stops for yaqona session at Nanukuloa  Fiji Times

Rabuka remains SODELPA leader in Fiji, for now - RNZRabuka remains SODELPA leader in Fiji, for now  RNZ

Loss in revenue and customers does little to hold back SME - Fiji TimesLoss in revenue and customers does little to hold back SME  Fiji Times

Fiji's coral reefs to be protected by new policy - FBC NewsFiji's coral reefs to be protected by new policy  FBC News

EFL says there were no anomalies in complainant's bill - Fiji TimesEFL says there were no anomalies in complainant's bill  Fiji Times

Fiji one of few countries poised to completely eradicate community-based transmission of COVID-19 - PM - FijivillageFiji one of few countries poised to completely eradicate community-based transmission of COVID-19 - PM  Fijivillage

Fiji's 9th COVID-19 patient Mohammad Saheed granted bail - FijivillageFiji's 9th COVID-19 patient Mohammad Saheed granted bail  Fijivillage

Fiji's first Covid-19 patient questioned by police - RNZFiji's first Covid-19 patient questioned by police  RNZ

China's Ambassador to Fiji commends Fiji's fight against COVID-19 - FBC NewsChina's Ambassador to Fiji commends Fiji's fight against COVID-19  FBC News

Vincentian Internet Pioneer dies in Fiji - Searchlight NewspaperVincentian Internet Pioneer dies in Fiji  Searchlight Newspaper

Bainimarama offers Eid greetings to Fiji's Muslim community - Asia Pacific ReportBainimarama offers Eid greetings to Fiji's Muslim community  Asia Pacific Report

Probe On MPs: 9 Members Of Fiji's Parliament Implicated In Investigation - Fiji Sun OnlineProbe On MPs: 9 Members Of Fiji's Parliament Implicated In Investigation  Fiji Sun Online

Police await more medical statements in the investigation of Fiji's first COVID-19 patient - FijivillagePolice await more medical statements in the investigation of Fiji's first COVID-19 patient  Fijivillage

All schools to remain closed until Fiji is cleared of COVID-19:PM - FBC NewsAll schools to remain closed until Fiji is cleared of COVID-19:PM  FBC News

Girmit Day: Why May 14 is significant for Fiji's Indians - Stuff.co.nzGirmit Day: Why May 14 is significant for Fiji's Indians  Stuff.co.nz

More PPE and lab supplies to support to Fiji's response to COVID-19 - World Health OrganizationMore PPE and lab supplies to support to Fiji's response to COVID-19  World Health Organization

The Fiji Times » Fallen truck block Wailase Rd access - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » Fallen truck block Wailase Rd access  Fiji Times

The Fiji Times » Capability workshop discuss business challenges - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » Capability workshop discuss business challenges  Fiji Times

Fiji Airways Union looking at options to challenge termination decision - FijivillageFiji Airways Union looking at options to challenge termination decision  Fijivillage

678 visitors to Fiji during border closure – FBC News - FBC News678 visitors to Fiji during border closure – FBC News  FBC News

A travel bubble that includes Fiji with Australia and New Zealand would do far more good than any aid or assistance - Sayed-Khaiyum - FijivillageA travel bubble that includes Fiji with Australia and New Zealand would do far more good than any aid or assistance - Sayed-Khaiyum  Fijivillage

Fiji keen to join NZ-Australia travel bubble - RNZFiji keen to join NZ-Australia travel bubble  RNZ

ILO director visits redundant tourism workers in Nadi - Fiji TimesILO director visits redundant tourism workers in Nadi  Fiji Times

Fiji Covid-19 restrictions to remain in full effect - RNZFiji Covid-19 restrictions to remain in full effect  RNZ

Fiji's first free-to-air educational channel to go live tomorrow - Fiji TimesFiji's first free-to-air educational channel to go live tomorrow  Fiji Times

Former president of Fiji's NFP dies - RNZFormer president of Fiji's NFP dies  RNZ

Care Fiji App to complete testing this week - FBC NewsCare Fiji App to complete testing this week  FBC News

The Fiji Times » Exotic Delights – Fijian Superfoods - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » Exotic Delights – Fijian Superfoods  Fiji Times

fiji community works with CAUKIN to build coconut oil processing plant - Designboomfiji community works with CAUKIN to build coconut oil processing plant  Designboom

The Fiji Times » PM Banimarama opens new $6.2m Rakiraki market - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » PM Banimarama opens new $6.2m Rakiraki market  Fiji Times

IFC holds virtual meeting with Pacific commercial institutions - Fiji TimesIFC holds virtual meeting with Pacific commercial institutions  Fiji Times

Pacific Update: Papua New Guinea's former PM arrested, Fiji Airways lays off hundreds of workers - 1NewsPacific Update: Papua New Guinea's former PM arrested, Fiji Airways lays off hundreds of workers  1News

Fiji Sports Council to re-open some of its facilities from today - FBC NewsFiji Sports Council to re-open some of its facilities from today  FBC News

Finances and personal differences split Fiji's SODELPA - RNZFinances and personal differences split Fiji's SODELPA  RNZ

Fijian players expected to light up the NRL once again - FijivillageFijian players expected to light up the NRL once again  Fijivillage

Fiji FA plans to slash number of games - FBC NewsFiji FA plans to slash number of games  FBC News