Fiji

Country Fiji
Capital Suva
Continent Australia-Oceania
Currency Fijian dollar(FJD)
Languages English, Fijian & Fiji Hindi

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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 Impresses US Chiropractor Group - Fiji Sun Online

Fiji Impresses US Chiropractor Group
Fiji Sun Online
Student doctor Kristine Costanzo assists Vasemaca Raciri Jackson and daughter, also her namesake, at Sigatoka yesterday. Photo: Litia Tikomailepanoni. March 28. 12:42 2017. Print This Article Share it With Friends. by 0 Comments. American ...



Sport: Fiji target "superman" performance against All Whites - Radio New Zealand

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Sport: Fiji target "superman" performance against All Whites
Radio New Zealand
Fiji say they will to play like superheroes if they're to cause an upset and beat New Zealand in tonight's FIFA World Cup qualifying game in Wellington. The All Whites won the first leg 2-0 in Lautoka on Saturday, after capitalising on two major Fijian ...
Former PM John Key's cheeky prediction of 5-0 All Whites win v Fiji ...Stuff.co.nz
Fiji Bow Out In Style | Fiji SunFiji Sun Online
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Biz started with a click - Fiji Sun Online

Biz started with a click
Fiji Sun Online
Santa Clause came early this year to drop the brides and grooms in Fiji an early present for Christmas. Glamorous Occasions brings to you a wide variety of themed wedding cards such as the peacock, box wedding invitations, cards with carry bags, fabric ...



Call for Fiji Times sedition charge to be dropped - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Call for Fiji Times sedition charge to be dropped
Radio New Zealand
Amnesty International says sedition charges against The Fiji Times could have a chilling effect on freedom of expression and for other news outlets in the country. The Fiji Office of Director of Public Prosecutions charged the newspaper with sedition ...



NZ helping with border security training in Fiji - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

NZ helping with border security training in Fiji
Radio New Zealand
New Zealand Customs is to provide support and training for the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority. It was being funded through the New Zealand aid programme. Customs Minister Nicky Wagner said the plan would improve border security with a focus on ...

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FSC confidence despite Fiji mill closure - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

FSC confidence despite Fiji mill closure
Radio New Zealand
The Fiji Sugar Corporation has decided to close the Penang Sugar Mill in Rakiraki but the FSC is confident it won't hurt the local economy. A sugar cane field in Fiji. Photo: RNZI/ Sally Round. The FSC's Chief Executive Graham Clark told FBC News that ...
Penang Mill Will Be Closed For GoodFiji Sun Online
Mill no moreFiji Times

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Fijian Women Football Out Of FIFA Rankings - Fiji Sun Online

Fijian Women Football Out Of FIFA Rankings
Fiji Sun Online
The Fijian women's football team are among the six Pacific nations that are ruled out of the FIFA world rankings because of prolonged inactivity. FIFA released the latest rankings last Friday identifying Cook Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, Samoa ...

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Radisson Blu Resort Marks Earth Hour - Fiji Sun Online

Radisson Blu Resort Marks Earth Hour
Fiji Sun Online
In an effort to create awareness on the reality of climate change, the Radisson Blu Resort Fiji observed Earth Hour on Denarau Island with students from four schools in Nadi. The resort has been recognised by Earth Check as a leader amongst sustainable ...

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NFP says Fiji govt must rehabilitate dairy farming - Radio New Zealand - Radio New Zealand

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NFP says Fiji govt must rehabilitate dairy farming - Radio New Zealand
Radio New Zealand
Fiji's opposition National Federation Party says the country's dairy industry is in serious decline and the government must take action.
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Baber Eyes 12 - Fiji Sun Online

Baber Eyes 12
Fiji Sun Online
Vodafone Fijian 7s head coach Gareth Baber will select 12 players for his long term plan after the Fiji Bitter Marist 7s at the ANZ Stadium on Saturday. And a few Tabadamu players are on his list after the Setefano Cakau –led side overpowered Army ...

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