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 men in court over bullet find - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Fiji men in court over bullet find
Radio New Zealand
Three men have appeared in court in Fiji charged with one count of possession of arms and ammunition without a licence. They are a Lautoka businessman Aiyaz Mohammed Mussa Umarji as well as Nashad Ali and Vijay Singh. The Fiji Times says the High ...

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Your Paradise in Fiji is set to return in 2017 - Mixmag

Mixmag

Your Paradise in Fiji is set to return in 2017
Mixmag
One of the leaders of destination dance music festivals is undeniably Your Paradise, a music-inspired experience that takes place in Fiji on boats, beaches and other paradisal settings of the island. Last year's edition saw Skrillex and his OWSLA squad ...

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New Sports Facility Helps Fight NCDs - Fiji Sun Online

Fijivillage

New Sports Facility Helps Fight NCDs
Fiji Sun Online
“While Fiji is doing well in so many ways, while we are knocking down barriers to opportunity, laying the foundation for even great prosperity and leading the global campaign against climate change, our society is currently faced with a severe crisis ...
PM opens new $250000 worth Multi-Purpose Court in DavuilevuFijivillage

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Mysuru engineers to set up biogas plants in Fiji - Bangalore Mirror

Bangalore Mirror

Mysuru engineers to set up biogas plants in Fiji
Bangalore Mirror
Technology developed in the country for the production of kitchen-waste biogas will soon be implemented in the island-nations of Fiji and Vanuatu. Mysuru-based National Institute of Engineering's Centre for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies ...



Sport: Fiji Rugby close to resolving 7s contract issues - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Sport: Fiji Rugby close to resolving 7s contract issues
Radio New Zealand
Fiji sevens coach Gareth Baber says a resolution is close on the contracting situation for the Olympic and World Series champions. The previous arrangement expired after the Rio Games in August and it emerged last month that players selected for the ...
Fiji plans a scrimmage session with EnglandFiji Broadcasting Corporation

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Film industry brought in $US20 million to Fiji - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Film industry brought in $US20 million to Fiji
Radio New Zealand
The chief executive of Film Fiji, Dallas Foon, told the FBC that the 56 productions the country hosted last year generated about $US58 million in new economic activity. Mr Foon said interest in bringing film productions to Fiji had grown since a 47 ...



Monument to Mark 160 Years of Residence - Fiji Sun Online

Fiji Times

Monument to Mark 160 Years of Residence
Fiji Sun Online
In the Chinese lunar calendar, 2017 is the Year of the Rooster. And the Chinese community here will have a special monument not only to celebrate this special year, but also their 160 years of residence in Fiji. The monument, at Terry Walk, to be known ...
A fitting monumentFiji Times

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Fiji 4 rally - Fiji Times

Fiji Times

Fiji 4 rally
Fiji Times
She said the participation of Fijians was to tell the world that Fiji was also part of the global agenda, expressing its discontent over the election of Mr Trump and how his foreign policies would affect the Pacific. "The marches were in resistance and ...



Trading in Fiji TV shares suspended - Fiji Times

Trading in Fiji TV shares suspended
Fiji Times
Update: 5:09PM THE South Pacific Stock Exchange (SPSE) has today suspended all trading in Fiji TV shares effective immediately pursuant to Section 7.5 (iii) of the SPSE Listing Rules. The SPSE has advised that the suspension is in light of the recent ...



Fiji's Draunidalo quits parliament and party - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Fiji's Draunidalo quits parliament and party
Radio New Zealand
She said she used her time outside of parliament to reflect on the things she cared about in Fiji and that had helped her make the decision. Roko Tupou said selfless defence of the rule of law should be everyone's business if Fiji is to progress as a ...

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