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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Taiwan says diplomat sent to hospital after China spat in Fiji - Reuters India
  1. Taiwan says diplomat sent to hospital after China spat in Fiji  Reuters India
  2. China-Taiwan tensions erupt over diplomats' fight in Fiji  BBC News
  3. China-Taiwan trade charges after staffers fight in Fiji  Oneindia
  4. Taiwan accuses Chinese officials of beating up diplomat in Fiji  Financial Times
  5. Taiwan official in hospital after alleged 'violent attack' by Chinese diplomats in Fiji  The Guardian
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Australia supporting Fiji with flood alleviation project - PreventionWebAustralia supporting Fiji with flood alleviation project  PreventionWeb

Fiji Airways Appoints Discover the World as General Sales Agent - PRNewswireFiji Airways Appoints Discover the World as General Sales Agent  PRNewswire

Feature: Chinese companies speed up construction projects in Fiji amid COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFeature: Chinese companies speed up construction projects in Fiji amid COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Ambassador Cella Launches Embassy Youth Council - US Embassy in FijiAmbassador Cella Launches Embassy Youth Council  US Embassy in Fiji

Fiji National Day - US Embassy in FijiFiji National Day  US Embassy in Fiji

SODELPA stalwart dies in Fiji - RNZSODELPA stalwart dies in Fiji  RNZ

Quake info: M4.7 earthquake on Saturday, 24 October 2020 04:59 UTC / 238 Km E of Levuka, Fiji - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: M4.7 earthquake on Saturday, 24 October 2020 04:59 UTC / 238 Km E of Levuka, Fiji  VolcanoDiscovery

Taiwan Diplomat Hurt in Scuffle With China Officials in Fiji - BloombergTaiwan Diplomat Hurt in Scuffle With China Officials in Fiji  Bloomberg

Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation 2021 - US Embassy in FijiAmbassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation 2021  US Embassy in Fiji

Fiji's Bainimarama Makes Pacific Plea for Multilateralism - The DiplomatFiji's Bainimarama Makes Pacific Plea for Multilateralism  The Diplomat

United States and Fiji Sign Trade and Investment Framework Agreement - US Embassy in FijiUnited States and Fiji Sign Trade and Investment Framework Agreement  US Embassy in Fiji

UN continues to stand with Fiji – FBC News - FBC NewsUN continues to stand with Fiji – FBC News  FBC News

Fiji's Tourism Workers Turn to Farming and Fishing As COVID-19 Ravages the Industry - IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That MattersFiji's Tourism Workers Turn to Farming and Fishing As COVID-19 Ravages the Industry  IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters

Fiji businesses hoping for boost during national day celebrations - RNZFiji businesses hoping for boost during national day celebrations  RNZ

Crusaders assistant Jason Ryan spreading his wings with Fiji - Stuff.co.nzCrusaders assistant Jason Ryan spreading his wings with Fiji  Stuff.co.nz

The Fiji Times » USP and the illusion of State 'grants' - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » USP and the illusion of State 'grants'  Fiji Times

16-member New Zealand Defence Force contingent providing training in Fiji - Fijivillage16-member New Zealand Defence Force contingent providing training in Fiji  Fijivillage

Fiji's Ro Epeli Vakacaracara Mataitini dies - RNZFiji's Ro Epeli Vakacaracara Mataitini dies  RNZ

FIJI: Bonding through bartering - BusinessLineFIJI: Bonding through bartering  BusinessLine

Police investigates possible manufacturing of hard drugs in Fiji - FBC NewsPolice investigates possible manufacturing of hard drugs in Fiji  FBC News

Fiji: Health Minister speaks at the Leptospirosis, Typhoid, Dengue and Diarrhea campaign launch - Outbreak News TodayFiji: Health Minister speaks at the Leptospirosis, Typhoid, Dengue and Diarrhea campaign launch  Outbreak News Today

Semi Radradra Nations Cup blow - RugbyPassSemi Radradra Nations Cup blow  RugbyPass

PM meets with skeleton staff of Fiji Airways and other ground workers at Nadi Airport - FijivillagePM meets with skeleton staff of Fiji Airways and other ground workers at Nadi Airport  Fijivillage

The Fiji Times » 'Fijian investor' - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » 'Fijian investor'  Fiji Times

The Fiji Times » Batiratu – youngest high-ranked officer - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » Batiratu – youngest high-ranked officer  Fiji Times

Kantha heads UN mission in Fiji - POST-COURIERKantha heads UN mission in Fiji  POST-COURIER

Fiji's constitution, military coups under scrutiny - RNZFiji's constitution, military coups under scrutiny  RNZ

How Fiji Airways Is Preparing Its Stored Aircraft For Future Flight Operations - AirlineGeeks.comHow Fiji Airways Is Preparing Its Stored Aircraft For Future Flight Operations  AirlineGeeks.com

The Fiji Times » FCS honours couple - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » FCS honours couple  Fiji Times

Graham Davis: It's our flag, not theirs – defend it, Fiji - Asia Pacific ReportGraham Davis: It's our flag, not theirs – defend it, Fiji  Asia Pacific Report

UN reassures commitment to Fiji – FBC News - FBC NewsUN reassures commitment to Fiji – FBC News  FBC News

A legacy of coups hangs over Fiji - RNZA legacy of coups hangs over Fiji  RNZ

Fijian Super Rugby team would hold their own - leading coach - RNZFijian Super Rugby team would hold their own - leading coach  RNZ

Children in Fiji involved in prostitution: NGOs - RNZChildren in Fiji involved in prostitution: NGOs  RNZ

New disaster messaging system for Fiji - RNZNew disaster messaging system for Fiji  RNZ

Former Fiji Airways flight attendants matter to be called next month before Employment Relations Tribunal - FijivillageFormer Fiji Airways flight attendants matter to be called next month before Employment Relations Tribunal  Fijivillage

Heavy rain warning for most parts of Fiji - FijivillageHeavy rain warning for most parts of Fiji  Fijivillage

New Act MP Simon Court was deported from Fiji in 2017 - New Zealand HeraldNew Act MP Simon Court was deported from Fiji in 2017  New Zealand Herald

The Fiji Times » 'Mystery' donor to fund CDC - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » 'Mystery' donor to fund CDC  Fiji Times

Fiji court throws out defamation case against Opposition MP - RNZFiji court throws out defamation case against Opposition MP  RNZ

New All Blacks prop George Bower reveals 'hard' decision to turn down Fiji - Stuff.co.nzNew All Blacks prop George Bower reveals 'hard' decision to turn down Fiji  Stuff.co.nz

Fiji Airways says particular care has been taken to ensure all protocols for visiting Rotuma are strictly followed - FijivillageFiji Airways says particular care has been taken to ensure all protocols for visiting Rotuma are strictly followed  Fijivillage

New COVID-19 quarantine case – FBC News - FBC NewsNew COVID-19 quarantine case – FBC News  FBC News

Fiji's NFP leader investigated by anti-corruption body - RNZFiji's NFP leader investigated by anti-corruption body  RNZ

It will only make sense that Fiji Airways re-engages those who are already qualified - McGowan - FijivillageIt will only make sense that Fiji Airways re-engages those who are already qualified - McGowan  Fijivillage

Fiji seeks UN help in Blue Town initiative - RNZFiji seeks UN help in Blue Town initiative  RNZ

50-over cricket returns to Fiji after decade hiatus - Emerging Cricket50-over cricket returns to Fiji after decade hiatus  Emerging Cricket

PM releases official commemorative stamp of the 50th Anniversary of Fiji's Independence - FijivillagePM releases official commemorative stamp of the 50th Anniversary of Fiji's Independence  Fijivillage

The Fiji Times » Verification of donor lists for parties - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » Verification of donor lists for parties  Fiji Times

Over 200,000 people live in poverty in Fiji: UN report - RNZOver 200,000 people live in poverty in Fiji: UN report  RNZ

Marshall Is slams Chinese 'bullies' at Taiwan event in Fiji - RNZMarshall Is slams Chinese 'bullies' at Taiwan event in Fiji  RNZ

Fiji change coach ahead of Women's Rugby World Cup - RNZFiji change coach ahead of Women's Rugby World Cup  RNZ

Fiji govt assures hotel staff of Covid-19 benefits - RNZFiji govt assures hotel staff of Covid-19 benefits  RNZ

Methodist Church of Fiji Suva Circuit to extend assistance to housing and bill payments - FijivillageMethodist Church of Fiji Suva Circuit to extend assistance to housing and bill payments  Fijivillage

'Glad you weren't on Fiji time': All Blacks wing Sevu Reece welcomes baby daughter before Tri-Nations trip - Stuff.co.nz'Glad you weren't on Fiji time': All Blacks wing Sevu Reece welcomes baby daughter before Tri-Nations trip  Stuff.co.nz

Foreign yachts in Fiji preparing for an expected four cyclones this season - RNZForeign yachts in Fiji preparing for an expected four cyclones this season  RNZ

New programme to prepare Fiji for tourist arrivals - FBC NewsNew programme to prepare Fiji for tourist arrivals  FBC News

NZ family fights to get back belongings from Fiji rental property after Covid crisis forces return home - 1NewsNZ family fights to get back belongings from Fiji rental property after Covid crisis forces return home  1News

A loss to the nation – Pio Tabaiwalu and Fijian politics - Fiji TimesA loss to the nation – Pio Tabaiwalu and Fijian politics  Fiji Times

Fiji Airways Responds To Union Claims - Fiji Sun OnlineFiji Airways Responds To Union Claims  Fiji Sun Online

Fiji community celebrates 50th Independence, business council lauds achievements - Stuff.co.nzFiji community celebrates 50th Independence, business council lauds achievements  Stuff.co.nz

Fiji moves to further regulate tabua exports - RNZFiji moves to further regulate tabua exports  RNZ

The Fiji Times » Bowlers in for a treat - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » Bowlers in for a treat  Fiji Times

Fiji's kava farmers urged to innovate to meet growing US demand - RNZFiji's kava farmers urged to innovate to meet growing US demand  RNZ

PM cannot interfere with Fiji Airways decision - FBC NewsPM cannot interfere with Fiji Airways decision  FBC News

Fiji receives more medical supplies - Fiji - ReliefWebFiji receives more medical supplies - Fiji  ReliefWeb

New blood and shock return in Fiji rugby squad - RNZNew blood and shock return in Fiji rugby squad  RNZ

Pandey Invests More In Fiji - Fiji Sun OnlinePandey Invests More In Fiji  Fiji Sun Online

One to three cyclones predicted to cross Fiji waters during the cyclone season - FijivillageOne to three cyclones predicted to cross Fiji waters during the cyclone season  Fijivillage

Gunmen storm school in Cameroon, killing at least six children - Fiji TimesGunmen storm school in Cameroon, killing at least six children  Fiji Times

Fiji police set up special taskforce due to growing cases of child abuse - RNZFiji police set up special taskforce due to growing cases of child abuse  RNZ

Fiji's NFP slams elections chief over party donation claims - RNZFiji's NFP slams elections chief over party donation claims  RNZ

US heiress who owns Fiji resort is jailed - RNZUS heiress who owns Fiji resort is jailed  RNZ

Fiji squad for the Autumn Nations Cup - Rugby WorldFiji squad for the Autumn Nations Cup  Rugby World

Problems hit Fiji camp - RugbyPassProblems hit Fiji camp  RugbyPass

World urged to denounce Fiji incident - ????World urged to denounce Fiji incident  ????

Fiji's women keep nation warm with 'Bula Spirit' - New Zealand HeraldFiji's women keep nation warm with 'Bula Spirit'  New Zealand Herald

Solomons' port authority says no sign of covid infection - Fiji TimesSolomons' port authority says no sign of covid infection  Fiji Times

Fiji is COVID-19 free – FBC News - FBC NewsFiji is COVID-19 free – FBC News  FBC News

UN report finds sexual exploits of children rife in Fiji - RNZUN report finds sexual exploits of children rife in Fiji  RNZ

Sex for rank claim – Army chief orders investigation - Fiji TimesSex for rank claim – Army chief orders investigation  Fiji Times

The Republic of Fiji Reports Leptospirosis Outbreak - Vax-Before-TravelThe Republic of Fiji Reports Leptospirosis Outbreak  Vax-Before-Travel

Fiji teachers warn govt over corporal punishment allegations - RNZFiji teachers warn govt over corporal punishment allegations  RNZ

Former Fiji Pharmaceutical employee sentenced to 12 months for fraud - Fiji TimesFormer Fiji Pharmaceutical employee sentenced to 12 months for fraud  Fiji Times

The Fiji Times » Cybersecurity and national IDs - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » Cybersecurity and national IDs  Fiji Times

UNCT FIJI COVID-19 Outbreak Multi - Sectoral Response Plan for Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu - Fiji - ReliefWebUNCT FIJI COVID-19 Outbreak Multi - Sectoral Response Plan for Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu - Fiji  ReliefWeb

Fiji celebrates its commitment with UN - FijivillageFiji celebrates its commitment with UN  Fijivillage

Fiji MPs in front of anti-corruption commission - RNZFiji MPs in front of anti-corruption commission  RNZ

The Fiji Times » The pot calling the kettle black - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » The pot calling the kettle black  Fiji Times

Fiji govt urged to 'walk the talk' on gender equality - RNZFiji govt urged to 'walk the talk' on gender equality  RNZ

Tourism Fiji launches 'Vinaka' video – FBC News - FBC NewsTourism Fiji launches 'Vinaka' video – FBC News  FBC News

50 villages in Fiji to receive eco-based dumpsites that will convert waste into useful composted manure - Fijivillage50 villages in Fiji to receive eco-based dumpsites that will convert waste into useful composted manure  Fijivillage

Ambassador Cella Launches Movie-plomacy with Law Students - US Embassy in FijiAmbassador Cella Launches Movie-plomacy with Law Students  US Embassy in Fiji

Fiji 50 Independence - FijivillageFiji 50 Independence  Fijivillage

Fiji education ministry review to address growing child abuse - RNZFiji education ministry review to address growing child abuse  RNZ

Fiji calls for WHO support in immunisation programmes in the Western Pacific - Fiji - ReliefWebFiji calls for WHO support in immunisation programmes in the Western Pacific - Fiji  ReliefWeb

Hotels in Viti Levu who have “Love Our Locals” campaign get more bookings every time there is a govt pay week - AG - FijivillageHotels in Viti Levu who have “Love Our Locals” campaign get more bookings every time there is a govt pay week - AG  Fijivillage

Entire Fiji island resort available for 'isolation in paradise' - TravellerEntire Fiji island resort available for 'isolation in paradise'  Traveller

The Fiji Times » Canefarmer queries 67 cent deduction, FSC clears air - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » Canefarmer queries 67 cent deduction, FSC clears air  Fiji Times