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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Prospective Fiji casino operator loses licence bid - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Prospective Fiji casino operator loses licence bid
Radio New Zealand
Fiji Village reported that the company had sought and got extensions with a new expiry date of 15th January 2014. But more than a year after that date there had been little progress and an outstanding penalty had not been paid. The Attorney General ...

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Ba Men Buy 1st Super Tickets - Fiji Sun Online

Ba Men Buy 1st Super Tickets
Fiji Sun Online
Asif Khan and Narayan Naicker from Wailailai, Ba became the first rugby fans to purchase Super Rugby tickets at the Fiji Sports Council office in Suva yesterday. The tickets for the Chiefs-Crusaders match on May 19 are sold at $190 (platinum seating ...

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Fijian Seasonal Workers Appreciate Govt's Visit - Fiji Sun Online

Fijian Seasonal Workers Appreciate Govt's Visit
Fiji Sun Online
Fijian workers deployed under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Work Scheme in New Zealand have commended the visitation by the Fijian Government delegating this week. The ministerial team headed by the Minister for Employment, Productivity ...



Nominate athletes: Lenoa - Fiji Sun Online

Nominate athletes: Lenoa
Fiji Sun Online
Fijian Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) have invited nominations for inductees into the Fiji Sports Hall of Fame and nominations for the Fiji Olympic Order. The event will be held in Nadi on March 31. Fiji Sports Hall of ...



Fiji military to monitor security leading up to elections - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Fiji military to monitor security leading up to elections
Radio New Zealand
The commander of Fiji's military Viliame Naupoto told FBC news there are no apparent security concerns at present but he said they'd be keeping a close watch over the country. Mr Naupoto said police were taking the lead in ensuring there is peace ...



Sport: Vanuatu and Fiji cricketers set up final showdown - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Sport: Vanuatu and Fiji cricketers set up final showdown
Radio New Zealand
Vanuatu and Fiji have set up a winner-takes-all showdown at the East Asia Pacific World Cricket League Qualifier. Japan raced to 46 for 1 against Vanuatu before collapsing to be 79 all out in Bendigo. The Melanesians lost both openers in the first ...
EAP prize on line for Fiji, Vanuatu at Kangaroo FlatBendigo Advertiser

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Strategy to update Fiji's defence system: Kubuabola - Fiji Sun Online

Strategy to update Fiji's defence system: Kubuabola
Fiji Sun Online
Mr Kubuabaola said the strategy would provide the basis for establishing a strong, effective, and modern architecture and system that had the capacity and capability of responding to the evolving security needs of Fiji. About 80 representatives from ...



Vanuatu and Fiji set for showdown on Saturday - International Cricket Council

International Cricket Council

Vanuatu and Fiji set for showdown on Saturday
International Cricket Council
The stage is set for an all-Pacific showdown between Vanuatu and Fiji following day four of the 2017 ICC World Cricket League Qualifier East Asia-Pacific in Bendigo, Australia. It was a Pacific whitewash on day four as Vanuatu, Fiji and Samoa all won ...
Sport: Vanuatu, Fiji cricketers stay unbeaten | Radio New Zealand ...Radio New Zealand
Fiji, Vanuatu maintain unbeaten EAP records | Bendigo AdvertiserBendigo Advertiser
Fiji Win Pacific Showdown | Fiji SunFiji Sun Online
Cricket Country -Fijivillage
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Vodafone, Westpac Announce Sponsorship of $89K for 2017 FIA Congress - Fiji Sun Online

Vodafone, Westpac Announce Sponsorship of $89K for 2017 FIA Congress
Fiji Sun Online
Vodafone Fiji chief commercial officer, Ronald Prasad (left),Fiji Institute of Accountants president, Jerome Kado with Westpac Fiji's general manager, Brett Hooker at the handover of the sponsorship money at Vodafone Headquarters in Tamavua yesterday.



Fiji TV journalist's job shift questioned | Radio New Zealand News - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Fiji TV journalist's job shift questioned | Radio New Zealand News
Radio New Zealand
The Fijian Media Association says it is exhausting all strategies to ensure a journalist with the local broadcaster Fiji TV can continue to work freely.

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