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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UN Human Rights Council picks Fiji in first-ever presidential vote - Mint
  1. UN Human Rights Council picks Fiji in first-ever presidential vote  Mint
  2. Fiji wins presidency of U.N. rights body after vote unblocks leadership impasse  Reuters
  3. UN rights body picks Fiji in first ever presidential vote  The Straits Times
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Fiji reports 2 more imported COVID-19 cases - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFiji reports 2 more imported COVID-19 cases - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Quake info: Mag. 4.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on Monday, 18 Jan 2021 8:37 pm (GMT +12) - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: Mag. 4.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on Monday, 18 Jan 2021 8:37 pm (GMT +12)  VolcanoDiscovery

Fiji Will Lead U.N. Rights Body, Over Russian and Chinese Opposition - The New York TimesFiji Will Lead U.N. Rights Body, Over Russian and Chinese Opposition  The New York Times

India delivers relief materials to Fiji for cyclone-affected people - BW BusinessworldIndia delivers relief materials to Fiji for cyclone-affected people  BW Businessworld

Fiji announces two cases of Covid-19 at border from Auckland flight - TVNZFiji announces two cases of Covid-19 at border from Auckland flight  TVNZ

When Fiji is in need, China is always there to help - Global TimesWhen Fiji is in need, China is always there to help  Global Times

India steps ups outreach, sends more aid to Fiji - Times of IndiaIndia steps ups outreach, sends more aid to Fiji  Times of India

Fiji Health Ministry trains staff for COVID-19 vaccination - ANI NewsFiji Health Ministry trains staff for COVID-19 vaccination  ANI News

In first, UN rights body to vote on president after China, others block Fiji candidate - Times NowIn first, UN rights body to vote on president after China, others block Fiji candidate  Times Now

Fiji investigates after unpaid crew abandons MSC-certified longliner - Undercurrent NewsFiji investigates after unpaid crew abandons MSC-certified longliner  Undercurrent News

Five resorts in Fiji we've been dreaming about - Stuff.co.nzFive resorts in Fiji we've been dreaming about  Stuff.co.nz

Fiji's attorney general won't face charges over 1987 bombings - The GuardianFiji's attorney general won't face charges over 1987 bombings  The Guardian

Quake info: Mag. 4.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on Monday, 18 Jan 2021 1:05 am (GMT +12) - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: Mag. 4.5 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, on Monday, 18 Jan 2021 1:05 am (GMT +12)  VolcanoDiscovery

UNHRC presidency 2021 | In Fiji vs Bahrain contest, India set for a key role - MoneycontrolUNHRC presidency 2021 | In Fiji vs Bahrain contest, India set for a key role  Moneycontrol

Two Covid-19 passengers in Fiji had transited through Auckland - RNZTwo Covid-19 passengers in Fiji had transited through Auckland  RNZ

Overall crime rate in Fiji reduces by 18 pct over past years: police - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaOverall crime rate in Fiji reduces by 18 pct over past years: police - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Australia and Fiji discuss vaccine options – FBC News - FBC NewsAustralia and Fiji discuss vaccine options – FBC News  FBC News

Total payment for COVID-19 assistance in Fiji stands at over 92 million USD - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaTotal payment for COVID-19 assistance in Fiji stands at over 92 million USD - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Fiji to head UN Human Rights Council - RNZFiji to head UN Human Rights Council  RNZ

UNDP provides help for Fiji's schools affected by tropical cyclone Yasa - ANI NewsUNDP provides help for Fiji's schools affected by tropical cyclone Yasa  ANI News

Deadly Fiji super cyclone sparks disease fears - Times of IndiaDeadly Fiji super cyclone sparks disease fears  Times of India

Coronavirus: Two people flying from New Zealand test positive for COVID-19 in Fiji - NewshubCoronavirus: Two people flying from New Zealand test positive for COVID-19 in Fiji  Newshub

Fijian govt takes swift action to help cyclone-affected farmers - ANI NewsFijian govt takes swift action to help cyclone-affected farmers  ANI News

‘Shoved aside’: Fiji set to lose top job on UN rights body in global power struggle - The Guardian‘Shoved aside’: Fiji set to lose top job on UN rights body in global power struggle  The Guardian

Fiji Announces Post-Pandemic 'Care Fiji Commitment' Program - TravelPulseFiji Announces Post-Pandemic 'Care Fiji Commitment' Program  TravelPulse

Vuniyayawa eyes 2021 Fiji Bati RLWC ticket - Fiji TimesVuniyayawa eyes 2021 Fiji Bati RLWC ticket  Fiji Times

Responding to Fiji’s Category 5 Cyclone Yasa - Direct ReliefResponding to Fiji’s Category 5 Cyclone Yasa  Direct Relief

Fiji sets up narcotics bureau to curb illicit drug dealings, abuse - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFiji sets up narcotics bureau to curb illicit drug dealings, abuse - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

New Zealand boosts support to Fiji following Cyclone Yasa - Fiji - ReliefWebNew Zealand boosts support to Fiji following Cyclone Yasa - Fiji  ReliefWeb

Fijian government receives UK aid - Fiji - ReliefWebFijian government receives UK aid - Fiji  ReliefWeb

Discovering Fiji: Fiji's famous war clubs, Part 2 - Fiji TimesDiscovering Fiji: Fiji's famous war clubs, Part 2  Fiji Times

Fiji's Raisuqe red-carded for lifting up French referee - FRANCE 24Fiji's Raisuqe red-carded for lifting up French referee  FRANCE 24

The Fiji Times » 'Infrastructure projects play a vital role' - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » 'Infrastructure projects play a vital role'  Fiji Times

Cyclone Yasa: Special duty extension for Fiji relief understood to be close - Stuff.co.nzCyclone Yasa: Special duty extension for Fiji relief understood to be close  Stuff.co.nz

Fijian receives two shots - Fiji TimesFijian receives two shots  Fiji Times

New project aims to enhance Fiji's border security - FBC NewsNew project aims to enhance Fiji's border security  FBC News

Australian Defence Force personnel progressing on operation Fiji assist - Fiji - ReliefWebAustralian Defence Force personnel progressing on operation Fiji assist - Fiji  ReliefWeb

Chess players find it tough in championship - Fiji TimesChess players find it tough in championship  Fiji Times

Fiji Link introduces mobile boarding pass options for passengers from three ports - CAPA - Centre for AviationFiji Link introduces mobile boarding pass options for passengers from three ports  CAPA - Centre for Aviation

Fiji's willingness to help will not be forgotten – Feakes - FijivillageFiji's willingness to help will not be forgotten – Feakes  Fijivillage

King Vuniyayawa: Leeds Rhinos sign Fiji forward on one-year deal - Sky SportsKing Vuniyayawa: Leeds Rhinos sign Fiji forward on one-year deal  Sky Sports

No transfer of minor players says Fiji FA - FBC NewsNo transfer of minor players says Fiji FA  FBC News

Department works on modernising border security - Fiji TimesDepartment works on modernising border security  Fiji Times

Singapore Government to contribute US$50000 to help cyclone victims in Fiji - The Straits TimesSingapore Government to contribute US$50000 to help cyclone victims in Fiji  The Straits Times

The Fiji Times » 'Fiji has enough qualified doctors' - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » 'Fiji has enough qualified doctors'  Fiji Times

Fiji FA reveals 2021 tournament dates and venues - Fiji TimesFiji FA reveals 2021 tournament dates and venues  Fiji Times

Fiji's inaugural Rugby Super 7s Series kicks off next week - RNZFiji's inaugural Rugby Super 7s Series kicks off next week  RNZ

WhatsApp to delay launch of update business features after privacy backlash - Fiji TimesWhatsApp to delay launch of update business features after privacy backlash  Fiji Times

Fiji Judo plans for Oceania tournament - FBC NewsFiji Judo plans for Oceania tournament  FBC News

Fiji to register receivers in first phase of COVID-19 vaccination - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFiji to register receivers in first phase of COVID-19 vaccination - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

754 receive stationery kits - Fiji Times754 receive stationery kits  Fiji Times

'Australia will never forget Fiji's willingness' - Fiji Times'Australia will never forget Fiji's willingness'  Fiji Times

Tourism Fiji launches post-Covid program - micebtnTourism Fiji launches post-Covid program  micebtn

Good To Epic: Fiji, January 10th - Surfline.com Surf NewsGood To Epic: Fiji, January 10th  Surfline.com Surf News

FRA awaits clearance of supply - Fiji TimesFRA awaits clearance of supply  Fiji Times

Support will be needed in Fiji for months - UN coordinator - RNZSupport will be needed in Fiji for months - UN coordinator  RNZ

Chinese ambassador pledges support as Fiji's candidate wins presidency of UN human rights council - Yahoo FinanceChinese ambassador pledges support as Fiji's candidate wins presidency of UN human rights council  Yahoo Finance

Korbin Sims on "infectious, happy" Fijian culture and what it means to play for Fiji - Love Rugby LeagueKorbin Sims on "infectious, happy" Fijian culture and what it means to play for Fiji  Love Rugby League

Behind the news: When restrictions impede participation - Fiji TimesBehind the news: When restrictions impede participation  Fiji Times

Fijian is new President of The Human Rights Council - Fiji TimesFijian is new President of The Human Rights Council  Fiji Times

2 new border cases recorded - Fiji Times2 new border cases recorded  Fiji Times

Back in time: Tuesday, January 18, 1966 - Fiji TimesBack in time: Tuesday, January 18, 1966  Fiji Times

The Fiji Times » 'Great potential in cassava industry' - Fiji TimesThe Fiji Times » 'Great potential in cassava industry'  Fiji Times

Outgoing US enjoy honoured to serve the nation - Fiji TimesOutgoing US enjoy honoured to serve the nation  Fiji Times

India frustrate Australia on day three of fourth test in Brisbane - Fiji TimesIndia frustrate Australia on day three of fourth test in Brisbane  Fiji Times

Lata: Daughter not ready for school - Fiji TimesLata: Daughter not ready for school  Fiji Times

Fiji: Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasa Situation Report No. 06 (as of 06 January 2021) - Fiji - ReliefWebFiji: Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasa Situation Report No. 06 (as of 06 January 2021) - Fiji  ReliefWeb

Ball booted into touch after train horn mistaken for halftime hooter in rugby derby - Fiji TimesBall booted into touch after train horn mistaken for halftime hooter in rugby derby  Fiji Times

PM thanks ADF for assisting Fiji - FBC NewsPM thanks ADF for assisting Fiji  FBC News

UN Human Rights Council elects Fiji's Nazhat Shameem Khan as president - Loop PNGUN Human Rights Council elects Fiji's Nazhat Shameem Khan as president  Loop PNG

Typhoid confirmed in Fiji's north - RNZTyphoid confirmed in Fiji's north  RNZ

'Fiji hub for human trafficking in the Pacific' - Fiji Times'Fiji hub for human trafficking in the Pacific'  Fiji Times

Fiji: Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasa Situation Report No. 03 (as of 22 December 2020) - Fiji - ReliefWebFiji: Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasa Situation Report No. 03 (as of 22 December 2020) - Fiji  ReliefWeb

Fiji misses opportunity to host international Archery event - FBC NewsFiji misses opportunity to host international Archery event  FBC News

The fight to avert one last execution on Trump's watch - Fiji TimesThe fight to avert one last execution on Trump's watch  Fiji Times

Thousands still in evacuation centres in Fiji - RNZThousands still in evacuation centres in Fiji  RNZ

Ambassador Cella Hosts Fiji Forward Business and Economic Roundtable on Building Bridges Between Civil Society, Business and Government - US Embassy in FijiAmbassador Cella Hosts Fiji Forward Business and Economic Roundtable on Building Bridges Between Civil Society, Business and Government  US Embassy in Fiji

U.S. state capitals brace for violent protests as crowds remain thin - Fiji TimesU.S. state capitals brace for violent protests as crowds remain thin  Fiji Times

Police to use drones for traffic management - Fiji TimesPolice to use drones for traffic management  Fiji Times

Professional League: Fiji Football wants competition to start this year - Fiji TimesProfessional League: Fiji Football wants competition to start this year  Fiji Times

Australian Open: New Zealand tennis ace Artem Sitak crushes quarantine myth - Fiji TimesAustralian Open: New Zealand tennis ace Artem Sitak crushes quarantine myth  Fiji Times

Fiji to close borders to all incoming passenger flights - RNZFiji to close borders to all incoming passenger flights  RNZ

Fiji allows passenger flights back in after reviewing border processes - RNZFiji allows passenger flights back in after reviewing border processes  RNZ

Chairman: TSLB review long overdue - Fiji TimesChairman: TSLB review long overdue  Fiji Times

Previous allegations led to festival reforms, says minister - Fiji TimesPrevious allegations led to festival reforms, says minister  Fiji Times

Kumari appointed new Fiji Sugarcane Growers Council Chairperson - FijivillageKumari appointed new Fiji Sugarcane Growers Council Chairperson  Fijivillage

Music producer Phil Spector, convicted of murder, dead at 81 - Fiji TimesMusic producer Phil Spector, convicted of murder, dead at 81  Fiji Times

Changes in labour market in Pacific hitting the vulnerable - Fiji TimesChanges in labour market in Pacific hitting the vulnerable  Fiji Times

Quick action by police leads to arrest - Fiji TimesQuick action by police leads to arrest  Fiji Times

UK pledges support - Fiji TimesUK pledges support  Fiji Times

U.S. Senate Republican asks tech firms to explain account, content removals - Fiji TimesU.S. Senate Republican asks tech firms to explain account, content removals  Fiji Times

Galoa Island Primary School rehabilitation complete - Fiji TimesGaloa Island Primary School rehabilitation complete  Fiji Times

Top 7s battle - Fiji TimesTop 7s battle  Fiji Times

Saneem reappointed as Fiji's Supervisor of Elections - Fiji TimesSaneem reappointed as Fiji's Supervisor of Elections  Fiji Times

Failed French supermarket deal unlikely to dampen ambitions of Canada's Bouchard - Fiji TimesFailed French supermarket deal unlikely to dampen ambitions of Canada's Bouchard  Fiji Times

Guatemalan forces clash with migrant caravan, Biden team seeks to halt exodus - Fiji TimesGuatemalan forces clash with migrant caravan, Biden team seeks to halt exodus  Fiji Times

Four new cases of Covid-19 in Fiji - RNZFour new cases of Covid-19 in Fiji  RNZ

Fiji/Pacific: Tropical Cyclone Yasa - Operation Update Report n° 1, DREF n° MDRFJ005 - Fiji - ReliefWebFiji/Pacific: Tropical Cyclone Yasa - Operation Update Report n° 1, DREF n° MDRFJ005 - Fiji  ReliefWeb

Clothes to be sent to help Fiji - Otago Daily TimesClothes to be sent to help Fiji  Otago Daily Times