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 Queensland Dialogue | Fiji Sun - Fiji Sun Online

Fiji Queensland Dialogue | Fiji Sun
Fiji Sun Online
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama will lead a high-level delegation to attend the Fiji-Queensland Trade and Investment Symposium at the Stamford Hotel in ...

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Rabuka warned by Fiji military - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Rabuka warned by Fiji military
Radio New Zealand
This comes as the Fiji ex-Peacekeepers and Action Trustee Association launches fresh legal action for peacekeeping mission compensation. The military's chief of staff Colonel Jone Kalouniwai warned the association to be very cautious about Mr Rabuka's ...

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Anti-torture protestor released by Fiji police - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Anti-torture protestor released by Fiji police
Radio New Zealand
Jope Koroisavou was [ http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/333839/lone-anti-torture-protestor-detained-in-suva arrested] after walking through the capital city on Monday wearing a placard with the names of six victims tortured by Fiji's ...
Raj: All Rights Observes in SODELPA Youth Leader ArrestFiji Sun Online
Rights body pleads for probe fairness - Fiji Times OnlineFiji Times

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Fiji opposition dismayed at military vehicle display - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Fiji opposition dismayed at military vehicle display
Radio New Zealand
By having the armoured personnel carriers in Nadi, the government is not helping the tourism industry or enhancing Fiji's image abroad but rather denting it badly, she said. Australia agreed to sell 10 Bushmasters to Fiji in February, with the defence ...
Fiji does not need Bushmaster: KepaFiji Times

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Shortage of supplies could have led to Fiji superbug outbreak - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Shortage of supplies could have led to Fiji superbug outbreak
Radio New Zealand
The director of the Colonial Memorial Hospital in Fiji's capital says he's worried a shortage of supplies could have led to the outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant superbug in the neonatal intensive care unit. Hospital gurney. Photo: 123RF. Listen to ...



Concierge Auctions to sell Fiji's secluded paradise retreats - Fiji Sun Online

Concierge Auctions to sell Fiji's secluded paradise retreats
Fiji Sun Online
New York City-based Concierge Auctions will sell two secluded paradise retreats in Fiji later this week. Concierge Auctions is the global leader of luxury real estate auctions that is revolutionising the sale process for the world's most unique properties.



Sport: Oceania Athletics Champs return to Fiji after 27 years | Radio ... - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Sport: Oceania Athletics Champs return to Fiji after 27 years | Radio ...
Radio New Zealand
The Oceania Area Athletics Championships gets underway in Suva today, marking the first time they've been hosted in Fiji since the inaugural championships in ...
Kiwi Best Ready For CopelandFiji Sun Online
Fiji hosts Oceania Athletics ChampionshipsLoop PNG
Fiji best equipped for athletics in the region - Fiji Times OnlineFiji Times
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Big Games Plan - Fiji Sun Online

Big Games Plan
Fiji Sun Online
Australian based sprinter Toea Wisil trains at the ANZ Stadium on June 23rd, 2017. Photo:Jone Luvenitoga. June 27. 11:11 2017. Print This Article Share it With Friends. by Justine Mannan, SUVA 0 Comments. Fiji could potentially host international ...

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Players donate kit to help youngsters in Fiji - Leicester Tigers (press release)

Leicester Tigers (press release)

Players donate kit to help youngsters in Fiji
Leicester Tigers (press release)
The Leicester Tigers squad hope to make a difference to young players in Fiji after donating boots and kit to the academy set up by Seremaia Bai. Former Tigers centre Bai, who won 53 international caps with Fiji, this year launched the Rugby Academy ...



Kiwi yacht owner blames outdated charts for Fiji shipwreck - New Zealand Herald

Kiwi yacht owner blames outdated charts for Fiji shipwreck
New Zealand Herald
The Kiwi owner of a yacht shipwrecked on a reef in Fiji says his nautical charts told him the reef was about 5km away - just before the boat hit it. Four New Zealanders were on the yacht Jungle when it ran aground on Friday morning, stranding them on a ...