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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Sport: Tonga, Fiji, PNG name teams for Pacific Test - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Sport: Tonga, Fiji, PNG name teams for Pacific Test
Radio New Zealand
Fiji have been hit hard with Kane Evans, Reagan Campbell-Gillard, Waqa Blake, Akuila Uate and Tariq Sims included in the New South Wales Country and City teams, with Semi Radradra, Sisa Waqa and Vitale Jr Roqica also unavailable. The squad also ...
Samoa, Fifi, Tonga, PNG Team ListsTripleM Sydney
Fiji name team to take on the PNG KumulsPapua New Guinea Today
Why Aust, NZ Now In Pacific GamesFiji Sun Online
The Roar -Fiji Broadcasting Corporation -Radio Australia
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Family violence on agenda at Fiji forum - 9news.com.au

Sky News Australia

Family violence on agenda at Fiji forum
9news.com.au
Ms Markus will bring her insight to a special forum of Pacific women politicians when she accompanies eight other Australian female federal MPs to Fiji this week. The high rates of domestic violence across the Pacific top the agenda. Two out of three ...
Australian women MPs to mentor Fiji counterpartsRadio New Zealand

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Fatal night out - Fiji Times

Fiji Times

Fatal night out
Fiji Times
She said the case had been classified as a case of interest by the Fiji Police Force. Meanwhile, police were looking into the circumstances surrounding a bar attendant found dead in a drain at Lomolomo, Vuda on Friday. Ms Naisoro confirmed that the ...
Son's Death Shocks FamilyFiji Sun Online

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AMD Radeon R9 390X with ''Fiji XT'' will use Dual Link Interposer to Stack 8 ... - WCCFtech

WCCFtech

AMD Radeon R9 390X with ''Fiji XT'' will use Dual Link Interposer to Stack 8 ...
WCCFtech
Citing internal sources the publication claims that AMD will be presenting the Radeon R9 390X at Computex in Taipei and that th flagship will be a single GPU card (Fiji XT). It will also have 8GB of memory as rumors and reports have previously indicated.
AMD Radeon R9 395X2 dual GPU "Fiji VR" GPU should be a monsterTweakTown

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Reports of new Fiji Airways CEO denied - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Reports of new Fiji Airways CEO denied
Radio New Zealand
Fiji Airways has denied reports that the former head of Sri Lankan airlines has been appointed as the chief executive of Fiji's national carrier. Peter Hill was the CEO of Sri Lankan Airlines from 1999 to 2007, when his visa was revoked because he ...
Fiji Airways yet to appoint new Managing Director and CEOFijivillage

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Financial investment - Fiji Times

Fiji Times

Financial investment
Fiji Times
This was revealed by the EU's charge' d'affaires Johnny Engell- Hansen during the launch of the Fiji Women's Rights Movement publication titled, Reaching Out, Reaching Women: Assessing the impact and effectiveness of FWRM's citizenship rights ...

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Fiji Aim To Maximise New Zealand Links - Fiji Sun Online

Fiji Sun Online

Fiji Aim To Maximise New Zealand Links
Fiji Sun Online
Fiji has long enjoyed a connection with New Zealand football, and that link is set to be indelibly strengthened next month when the Melanesians make their historic bow at the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Fiji's appearance at New Zealand 2015 will mark the ...
Help for our young sailorsFiji Times
Football newsTimes of Malta

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Fiji villager allegedly beaten by police - Radio New Zealand

Fiji villager allegedly beaten by police
Radio New Zealand
Police in Fiji are alleged to have beaten a man in front of his family and fellow villagers on the northern island of Vanua Levu last month. The Fiji Times reports the whole village watched as Sakiusa Niulala was beaten as lay half naked on the ground ...
Children watch senseless beatingFiji Times

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Bank, mobile company sponsor FIA congress - Fiji Times

Fiji Broadcasting Corporation

Bank, mobile company sponsor FIA congress
Fiji Times
Update: 3:06PM WESTPAC (Fiji) Banking Corporation and Vodafone Fiji has announced their joint sponsorship for the 43rd Fiji Institute of Accountants Congress next month. Vodafone chief commercial officer Ronald Prasad said the joint sponsorship aimed ...
Annual accountants meet receives $75000 boostFiji Broadcasting Corporation

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Funds a barrier - Fiji Times

Fiji Times

Funds a barrier
Fiji Times
LACK of funding continues to be a barrier for the Fiji Scouts Association. This was highlighted by the president Abhay Nand at the associations AGM at Government House in Suva on Saturday. The Scout properties, Mr Nand said were one areas that needed ...
Fiji Scouts numbers increaseFiji Broadcasting Corporation

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