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 - Wikipedia
Fiji - CIA World Fact Book
Fiji - BBC
Fiji - Timeline - BBC

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New Zealand to help Fiji in crime fight - FBC News
  1. New Zealand to help Fiji in crime fight  FBC News
  2. New Zealand PM arrives in Fiji to strengthen ties - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua
  3. Fiji PM urges NZ to pressure Australia over climate  RNZ
  4. Not so frank - kava and diplomacy as Ardern lands in Fiji  Newstalk ZB
  5. Fiji lays out lavish welcome for Jacinda Ardern's first visit  Stuff.co.nz
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Samoa's proposed end to direct flight to Fiji sparks high-level talks - RNZSamoa's proposed end to direct flight to Fiji sparks high-level talks  RNZ

Fiji establishes proceeds of crime taskforce due to high cases of drugs - China.org.cnFiji establishes proceeds of crime taskforce due to high cases of drugs  China.org.cn

Fiji Police engage in meeting to strengthen leadership capabilities - FBC NewsFiji Police engage in meeting to strengthen leadership capabilities  FBC News

Fiji's Latest News and Sports website - FijivillageFiji's Latest News and Sports website  Fijivillage

Fiji Airways refers Fiji-Samoa air service agreement to government - FBC NewsFiji Airways refers Fiji-Samoa air service agreement to government  FBC News

Fiji: Tropical Cyclone Sarai - DREF Operation n MDRFJ003, Operation update n 1 - Fiji - ReliefWebFiji: Tropical Cyclone Sarai - DREF Operation n MDRFJ003, Operation update n 1 - Fiji  ReliefWeb

A farm to withstand a cyclone: rebuilding after Fiji's worst storm - The GuardianA farm to withstand a cyclone: rebuilding after Fiji's worst storm  The Guardian

Fiji 7s team adjusting well to new environment - FBC NewsFiji 7s team adjusting well to new environment  FBC News

Focus: Jacinda Ardern makes an official visit to Fiji - New Zealand HeraldFocus: Jacinda Ardern makes an official visit to Fiji  New Zealand Herald

Fiji first regional country to ratify the Asia-Regional Convention - FBC NewsFiji first regional country to ratify the Asia-Regional Convention  FBC News

Coronavirus: 2 released from isolation in Fiji after testing negative - RNZCoronavirus: 2 released from isolation in Fiji after testing negative  RNZ

In Fiji, Rivlin asks island nation to be an ally on 'biased' UN rights council - The Times of IsraelIn Fiji, Rivlin asks island nation to be an ally on 'biased' UN rights council  The Times of Israel

Fiji men's 7s team out to create history - FBC NewsFiji men's 7s team out to create history  FBC News

Samoa proposes end to direct flight to Fiji - RNZSamoa proposes end to direct flight to Fiji  RNZ

More collaboration expected to boost Fiji's Agriculture sector - FBC NewsMore collaboration expected to boost Fiji's Agriculture sector  FBC News

Tourism Ministry optimistic more tourist to choose Fiji - FBC NewsTourism Ministry optimistic more tourist to choose Fiji  FBC News

Fiji union sees no point in govt-run talks on labour issues - RNZFiji union sees no point in govt-run talks on labour issues  RNZ

Fiji FA awards to have women's coach of the year category - FBC NewsFiji FA awards to have women's coach of the year category  FBC News

RNZAF Transports Wheelchairs To Those In Need In Fiji - Scoop.co.nzRNZAF Transports Wheelchairs To Those In Need In Fiji  Scoop.co.nz

15 women pilots in the Fiji Airways: Sayed-Khaiyum - FBC News15 women pilots in the Fiji Airways: Sayed-Khaiyum  FBC News

Five handheld tractors worth of $18K to boost Fiji's agriculture sector - FBC NewsFive handheld tractors worth of $18K to boost Fiji's agriculture sector  FBC News

Coronavirus: Two in isolation in Fiji, awaiting test results - RNZCoronavirus: Two in isolation in Fiji, awaiting test results  RNZ

Singapore appoints new High Commissioner to Fiji, Singapore News & Top Stories - The Straits TimesSingapore appoints new High Commissioner to Fiji, Singapore News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

Measles Media Release no. 23 (19 February 2020) - Fiji - ReliefWebMeasles Media Release no. 23 (19 February 2020) - Fiji  ReliefWeb

The great kava boom: how Fiji's beloved psychoactive brew is going global - The GuardianThe great kava boom: how Fiji's beloved psychoactive brew is going global  The Guardian

Coronavirus: Fiji govt urged to reconsider quarantine plan - RNZCoronavirus: Fiji govt urged to reconsider quarantine plan  RNZ

Fall sets new Indoor Fiji National Record - FBC NewsFall sets new Indoor Fiji National Record  FBC News

Fiji's response effort to COVID-19 effective FBC News - FBC NewsFiji's response effort to COVID-19 effective FBC News  FBC News

Fiji secures funding to boost readiness for natural disasters - FBC NewsFiji secures funding to boost readiness for natural disasters  FBC News

Kewell To Attend Fiji FA Awards - Fiji Sun OnlineKewell To Attend Fiji FA Awards  Fiji Sun Online

Fiji Motorsports aims for more drag races - FBC NewsFiji Motorsports aims for more drag races  FBC News

Israel's president meets with Pacific island leaders in Fiji - Jewish NewsIsrael's president meets with Pacific island leaders in Fiji  Jewish News

Fijian Woman Defies All Odds To Join US Army - Fiji Sun OnlineFijian Woman Defies All Odds To Join US Army  Fiji Sun Online

Innovative ideas will drive Fiji forward FBC News - FBC NewsInnovative ideas will drive Fiji forward FBC News  FBC News

Businessman placed on the Fiji Immigration watch list - Fiji TimesBusinessman placed on the Fiji Immigration watch list  Fiji Times

Court Prime Fiji Limited acquitted Prime Fiji Limited who were charged by Fiji Independent Commission against - FBC NewsCourt Prime Fiji Limited acquitted Prime Fiji Limited who were charged by Fiji Independent Commission against  FBC News

Volivoli makes Fiji 7s side for LA and Vancouver 7s - FBC NewsVolivoli makes Fiji 7s side for LA and Vancouver 7s  FBC News

Rivlin to visit Fiji en route to Australia - The Jerusalem PostRivlin to visit Fiji en route to Australia  The Jerusalem Post

Media Advisory: UN Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock to visit Fiji, New Zealand and Australia - Fiji - ReliefWebMedia Advisory: UN Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock to visit Fiji, New Zealand and Australia - Fiji  ReliefWeb

Australia Defence Forces Forces Say Thank You, Farewell Fijian Soldiers - Fiji Sun OnlineAustralia Defence Forces Forces Say Thank You, Farewell Fijian Soldiers  Fiji Sun Online

More women off greens - FBC NewsMore women off greens  FBC News

Israeli president to hold summit in Fiji - FBC NewsIsraeli president to hold summit in Fiji  FBC News

Business Fiji aims for top 50 ranking - FBC NewsBusiness Fiji aims for top 50 ranking  FBC News

People moves: Kumul Consolidated Holdings, Credit Corporation, Papua New Guinea's Parliament, Fiji's High Commission - businessadvantagepng.comPeople moves: Kumul Consolidated Holdings, Credit Corporation, Papua New Guinea's Parliament, Fiji's High Commission  businessadvantagepng.com

Swimming and Rugby dominate 2019 Fiji Sports Awards - FBC NewsSwimming and Rugby dominate 2019 Fiji Sports Awards  FBC News

Quarantined Fiji nationals in Nadi to receive test result tomorrow - FBC NewsQuarantined Fiji nationals in Nadi to receive test result tomorrow  FBC News

Fiji: Savasi Island is an untouched hideaway for the perfect holiday - New Zealand HeraldFiji: Savasi Island is an untouched hideaway for the perfect holiday  New Zealand Herald

Fijian delegation at the 26th session of the International Seabed Authority - Fiji TimesFijian delegation at the 26th session of the International Seabed Authority  Fiji Times

Fiji's constitution undermines Hindi language - Opposition MP - RNZFiji's constitution undermines Hindi language - Opposition MP  RNZ

Possibility of playing in local tournaments for Fiji 7s - FBC NewsPossibility of playing in local tournaments for Fiji 7s  FBC News

Natural Disaster Fiji Flash Flood Guidance System installed - FBC NewsNatural Disaster Fiji Flash Flood Guidance System installed  FBC News

Fiji/China leadership aimed at creating sustainable economy - FBC NewsFiji/China leadership aimed at creating sustainable economy  FBC News

Fiji to plant more trees to deal with climate change - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFiji to plant more trees to deal with climate change - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Pacific ace Serritslev takes Fiji reins - FIFA.comPacific ace Serritslev takes Fiji reins  FIFA.com

Rugby Derenalagi confident of captaincy role Fiji Airways men's national 7s team captain, Ratu Meli Derenalagi - FBC NewsRugby Derenalagi confident of captaincy role Fiji Airways men's national 7s team captain, Ratu Meli Derenalagi  FBC News

Tough competition from art imports to Fiji - Fiji TimesTough competition from art imports to Fiji  Fiji Times

NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Fiji - New Zealand HeraldNZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Fiji  New Zealand Herald

Fiji govt accused of weakening trade union movement - RNZFiji govt accused of weakening trade union movement  RNZ

Fiji 7s depart for Los Angeles - FBC NewsFiji 7s depart for Los Angeles  FBC News

Israeli President to visit Fiji this month - FBC NewsIsraeli President to visit Fiji this month  FBC News

Health Two Fiji citizens tested for Coronavirus - FBC NewsHealth Two Fiji citizens tested for Coronavirus  FBC News

Fiji Troops Could Become Guards Of Strategic UAE Oil Assets - OilPrice.comFiji Troops Could Become Guards Of Strategic UAE Oil Assets  OilPrice.com

Two Police Officers Based In China To Arrive On Friday: Naisoro - Fiji Sun OnlineTwo Police Officers Based In China To Arrive On Friday: Naisoro  Fiji Sun Online

3 Fijian nationals cleared of Coronavirus - FBC News3 Fijian nationals cleared of Coronavirus  FBC News

Destination Wrap: Abu Dhabi's record-breaking visitor numbers, Tourism Fiji rolls out new stage of Bulanaires + MORE! - Travel WeeklyDestination Wrap: Abu Dhabi's record-breaking visitor numbers, Tourism Fiji rolls out new stage of Bulanaires + MORE!  Travel Weekly

Fijian troops leave Victoria as 'family' - Yahoo News AustraliaFijian troops leave Victoria as 'family'  Yahoo News Australia

Fiji workers face closed doors for addressing labour issues - RNZFiji workers face closed doors for addressing labour issues  RNZ

Fiji's Opposition continues Parliament boycott - RNZFiji's Opposition continues Parliament boycott  RNZ

Travel: Inside Fiji's Adult-only Resorts - Forbes IndiaTravel: Inside Fiji's Adult-only Resorts  Forbes India

Rugby: Bolaca double guides Fiji to Sydney Sevens win - CNARugby: Bolaca double guides Fiji to Sydney Sevens win  CNA

Fiji Police has major plans ahead says Defence Minister - FBC NewsFiji Police has major plans ahead says Defence Minister  FBC News

Hotel review: VOMO Island Fiji, a private island resort that'll make you believe in paradise - 9HoneyHotel review: VOMO Island Fiji, a private island resort that'll make you believe in paradise  9Honey

Fiji may play warm up matches after postponement of HK and Singapore 7s - FBC NewsFiji may play warm up matches after postponement of HK and Singapore 7s  FBC News

Fiji gets funding to prepare for natural disasters - Fiji TimesFiji gets funding to prepare for natural disasters  Fiji Times

UFO sighting: Google Maps reveals 'glowing alien craft abducting plane' in Fiji - Express.co.ukUFO sighting: Google Maps reveals 'glowing alien craft abducting plane' in Fiji  Express.co.uk

Ikanikoda sets aim on improving kicking game - FBC NewsIkanikoda sets aim on improving kicking game  FBC News

Fiji voter re-registration slammed - RNZFiji voter re-registration slammed  RNZ

E-transport Cards In Sufficient Supply - Fiji Sun OnlineE-transport Cards In Sufficient Supply  Fiji Sun Online

Bowling Fiji target youths - FBC NewsBowling Fiji target youths  FBC News

Fiji's AG dismisses claim that govt favours expats as 'hocus pocus' - RNZFiji's AG dismisses claim that govt favours expats as 'hocus pocus'  RNZ

Fiji's National Action Plan To Prevent Violence Against Women And Girls: Vuniwaqa - Fiji Sun OnlineFiji's National Action Plan To Prevent Violence Against Women And Girls: Vuniwaqa  Fiji Sun Online

Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa Is Mainland Fijis Most Luxurious Hotel - ForbesIntercontinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa Is Mainland Fijis Most Luxurious Hotel  Forbes

Fiji to host AIBA Oceania Forum FBC News - FBC NewsFiji to host AIBA Oceania Forum FBC News  FBC News

Fiji recruits overseas nephrologist to head dialysis centre - FBC NewsFiji recruits overseas nephrologist to head dialysis centre  FBC News

Chinese embassy in Suva hits out at Fiji govt over border closure - RNZChinese embassy in Suva hits out at Fiji govt over border closure  RNZ

Vern Cotter named Fiji's new rugby head coach - The Japan TimesVern Cotter named Fiji's new rugby head coach  The Japan Times

Tacirua and Fiji Transport set below maximum fares - FBC NewsTacirua and Fiji Transport set below maximum fares  FBC News

Cricket Fiji mourns loss of Rika FBC News - FBC NewsCricket Fiji mourns loss of Rika FBC News  FBC News