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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Middlemore pharmacist funds own trips to provide vital service in Fiji - Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nz

Middlemore pharmacist funds own trips to provide vital service in Fiji
Stuff.co.nz
She travels to Fiji each year with the New Zealand Sai medical camp team to do charity work by organising medications for poor communities. The medication is funded by Sathya Sai international organisations of New Zealand but Naidu uses her own ...



Black market fishers who planned Fiji holiday given home detention instead - Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nz

Black market fishers who planned Fiji holiday given home detention instead
Stuff.co.nz
Black market fishers who unwittingly told an undercover officer they would be holidaying in Fiji with their earnings will instead be housebound after both were sentenced to home detention. Unemployed Napier couple Warren Hutchings, 45, and Katie Baker, ...

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Concerns for the future of Fiji's sugar industry - ABC Online

Concerns for the future of Fiji's sugar industry
ABC Online
One of the provisions is for the government to buy out the shares of the minority shareholders in the Fiji Sugar Corporation. The opposition National Federation Party has it's main support base in the country's cane belt. Its leader, Professor Biman ...



PM Commends Athletics Fiji - Fiji Sun Online

Fiji Sun Online

PM Commends Athletics Fiji
Fiji Sun Online
Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Weather Fiji, Suva Max 30C, Min 23C. Fiji Sun. Fiji Sun · Viti Foods · NEWS · Election · Government · Politics · Investigations Open For Complaints On Pics Of Teacher. post image. The Ministry of Education has opened an ...
Boost for Athletics FijiFiji Times
2016 Fijian Tourism Expo opened in NadiFijivillage
Fiji tourism boosted by cycloneTravel Weekly

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Why Semi Radradra believes playing for Australia will make him a hero in Fiji - Stuff.co.nz

Radio New Zealand

Why Semi Radradra believes playing for Australia will make him a hero in Fiji
Stuff.co.nz
Radradra will complete the biggest switch by a Fijian player since former Parramatta teammate Jarryd Hayne quit to try his hand at NFL when he runs out for the Kangaroos in Friday night's trans-Tasman Test against New Zealand. He confirmed Australian ...
Sport: Fiji Bati confident they can cover Radradra lossRadio New Zealand
Radradra speaks on decision to elect adopted country than homelandFijivillage
Semi Radradra wants to be greatest Fijian footballerThe Australian
New Zealand Herald
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Fiji starts day one of Oceania Volleyball Championship with impressive wins - Fijivillage

Fijivillage

Fiji starts day one of Oceania Volleyball Championship with impressive wins
Fijivillage
The Fiji Mens and Womens Volleyball teams have started their Oceania Volleyball Championship on a high note with impressive wins on day one of the competition. The Mens Fiji White defeated Kiribati with three sets and also beat Solomon A with 3 sets ...
Seven countries competing in Oceania Volleyball championships in FijiABC Online
Fiji Glad To Host: TuitubouFiji Sun Online
Baleilomaloma stars in Fiji's winFiji Times
Fiji Broadcasting Corporation
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Sims suspended from Fiji test - NRL.COM

NRL.COM

Sims suspended from Fiji test
NRL.COM
Newcastle and Fiji forward Korbin Sims will miss his nation's Test match against PNG on Saturday night at Pirtek Stadium after accepting a one-match ban for a grade 2 careless high tackle. The charge comes from Sims' challenge on Roosters winger Joe ...
Bati names Test squadFiji Times
Korbin Sims faces prospect of missing Pacific TestFijivillage

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Fiji to chair ADB regional meeting - Shanghai Daily (subscription)

Fiji to chair ADB regional meeting
Shanghai Daily (subscription)
SUVA, May 3 (Xinhua) -- Fiji will chair the 27th governors' meeting of the Pacific developing member countries of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) when the ADB holds its next annual gathering in Japan next year, the Fijian government said Tuesday.

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Fiji eyes series title - Fiji Times

Fiji Times

Fiji eyes series title
Fiji Times
Fiji 7s captain, Osea Kolinisau wants to set another record for Fiji in rugby's abbreviated code. As he leads the Ben Ryan-coached squad to the Paris 7s tomorrow, the seasoned campaigner wants to retain the World Rugby Sevens Series title. If he ...
Focus ParisFiji Sun Online

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Verevou Scores Twice, Red Card Costly For Fiji - Fiji Sun Online

Radio New Zealand

Verevou Scores Twice, Red Card Costly For Fiji
Fiji Sun Online
It's our fifth day and was our match two day here in Brazil. The boys have settled well and adjusted to the weather here. We took a 20-minute drive from our camp to the venue of Parana Clube where we played our second match on our Brazil tour. Everyone ...
Sport: Fiji U23s improve on Brazilian tourRadio New Zealand
More work needed to lift Fijian footballFiji Times
Farina happy with Fiji's progressBoxscore

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