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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The Korean cult accused of brutalising slaves in Fiji - The Spinoff

The Spinoff

The Korean cult accused of brutalising slaves in Fiji
The Spinoff
Fiji's prime minister Frank Bainimarama, second from right, is pictured at the awarding of a Prime Minister's Business Award to a member of Grace Road Group, the church's business arm, in 2017. Photo: Fiji Prime Minister's International Business Awards.

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Fiji govt tight-lipped on links to Korean cult accused of slavery - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Fiji govt tight-lipped on links to Korean cult accused of slavery
Radio New Zealand
There's an apocalypse coming and only one place will escape it: Fiji, the so-called "centre of the world as promised in the Bible". Well, that's what South Korea's Grace Road Church and its founder, Shin Ok-ju, has preached to hundreds of followers ...



Fiji political parties probed over inciting tensions - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Fiji political parties probed over inciting tensions
Radio New Zealand
The chairperson of Fiji's electoral commission Suresh Chandra says Fiji's Independent Commission Against Corruption - FICAC - has been asked to immediately investigate. The commission has not revealed which parties are being investigated. It called a ...
Political parties, agents investigated for inciting racial discriminationFiji Times
Keep poll campaign clean: ChandraFiji Sun Online

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Fiji court hands out light fine for Chinese construction company - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Fiji court hands out light fine for Chinese construction company
Radio New Zealand
A Chinese company has been fined just under $US5000 by a Fiji court for environmental breaches. No caption. Photo: 123rf. The company, China Railway First Group, was convicted of undertaking unauthorised developments. It had constructed an asphalt ...

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When you should visit Fiji - Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nz

When you should visit Fiji
Stuff.co.nz
Fiji barely has a winter to speak of! How good is that? In winter the lowest temperature is a mild 18 degrees Celsius, meaning it's a great destination to visit year-round. But it's not all sunshine, blue skies and blazing sunsets. Here we outline the ...



Indian Naval Ship Sahyadri visits Fiji - The Hindu

The Hindu

Indian Naval Ship Sahyadri visits Fiji
The Hindu
In an attempt to strengthen bilateral relations with Fiji, an Indian Naval Ship (INS) Sahyadri which was on a good will visit to the island nation entered the Port of Suva there on Monday. The naval ship is visiting the Republic of Fiji en route to ...
Indian Naval ship reaches FijiBusiness Standard
INS Sayhadri visits FijiOutlook India
INS Sahyadri visits FijiDeccan Herald
United News of India -Fiji Sun Online
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Speeding continues to be cause of Fiji's roads fatalities - Xinhua

Speeding continues to be cause of Fiji's roads fatalities
Xinhua
SUVA, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Around 39,616 drivers in Fiji have been booked for speeding since Jan. 1 this year and speeding continues to be the leading cause of road fatalities in the island nation, a statement issued by the Fijian police said on Tuesday.

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Sayed-Khaiyum claims some Fiji NGOs biased against govt - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Sayed-Khaiyum claims some Fiji NGOs biased against govt
Radio New Zealand
Fiji's Attorney General has slammed several non-governmental organisations saying they have become politically aligned. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum Photo: SUPPLIED. The FBC reports Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum saying many NGOs challenge government actions, ...
Comments that muslims are taking over Fiji are stupid and nonsense - AGFijivillage
Sharma New Chair Of Food Processors (FIJI) LTDFiji Sun Online

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Sport: Combined Fiji/Samoa entry in Super Club netball champs - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Sport: Combined Fiji/Samoa entry in Super Club netball champs
Radio New Zealand
A combined team from Fiji and Samoa will compete in the second season of Netball New Zealand's Super Club competition in Nelson later this month. The Pacific Island side is one of five international teams that will compete against New Zealand's top ...



Fiji to host conference for sign language interpreters - Fiji Times

Fiji to host conference for sign language interpreters
Fiji Times
Sign Language Interpreters Committee of Fiji vice chairperson Joneti Rokotuibau said the conference would be an opportunity for interpreters to build their capacity and professional development. “Many interpreters in Fiji work in isolation and we hope ...