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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Anger over delayed welfare payments in Fiji - RNZAnger over delayed welfare payments in Fiji  RNZ

Fiji signs IMET agreement with the United States - FBC NewsFiji signs IMET agreement with the United States  FBC News

You Can Rent This Entire Private Island Resort in Fiji for $65,000 a Night — Here's What It Includes - Travel+LeisureYou Can Rent This Entire Private Island Resort in Fiji for $65,000 a Night — Here's What It Includes  Travel+Leisure

Government currently looking at provisions in relation to foreigners purchasing properties in Fiji - FijivillageGovernment currently looking at provisions in relation to foreigners purchasing properties in Fiji  Fijivillage

Fiji Airways increases its weekly freighter services to up to 10 flights per week - FijivillageFiji Airways increases its weekly freighter services to up to 10 flights per week  Fijivillage

Nowell: Japan, Fiji 'exciting' additions | Video | Watch TV Show - Sky SportsNowell: Japan, Fiji 'exciting' additions | Video | Watch TV Show  Sky Sports

The going gets tough with Bear Grylls & ‘Eco Challenge Fiji’ - Boston HeraldThe going gets tough with Bear Grylls & ‘Eco Challenge Fiji’  Boston Herald

EU gives Covid support to Fiji - RNZEU gives Covid support to Fiji  RNZ

Probe launched into claims of online attacks in Fiji - RNZProbe launched into claims of online attacks in Fiji  RNZ

$7m for PM's office building in Fiji - Fiji Times$7m for PM's office building in Fiji  Fiji Times

Fiji nominates Ratu Inoke Kubuabola to be Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum - FijivillageFiji nominates Ratu Inoke Kubuabola to be Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum  Fijivillage

The Way Back Home - Outlook IndiaThe Way Back Home  Outlook India

Ambassador Cella Welcomes Women Entrepreneurs at Fiji Forward Event - US Embassy in FijiAmbassador Cella Welcomes Women Entrepreneurs at Fiji Forward Event  US Embassy in Fiji

Five Fiji Covid-19 cases returnees from Indian surgery - RNZFive Fiji Covid-19 cases returnees from Indian surgery  RNZ

'Enormous tragedy': Fiji records first COVID-19 death - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post'Enormous tragedy': Fiji records first COVID-19 death - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Microsoft readies its AWS Outposts hybrid competitor: Azure Stack 'Fiji' - ZDNetMicrosoft readies its AWS Outposts hybrid competitor: Azure Stack 'Fiji'  ZDNet

Fijian government believes it can safely welcome visitors from NZ soon - FBC NewsFijian government believes it can safely welcome visitors from NZ soon  FBC News

Interview: Fiji expects more Chinese tourists to enjoy tropical paradise after COVID-19 pandemic - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaInterview: Fiji expects more Chinese tourists to enjoy tropical paradise after COVID-19 pandemic - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Is the 'Bula Bubble' dead? Here's Fiji's big problem for Kiwis - Stuff.co.nzIs the 'Bula Bubble' dead? Here's Fiji's big problem for Kiwis  Stuff.co.nz

Fatal sea mishap in Fiji could've been avoided: ferry skipper - RNZFatal sea mishap in Fiji could've been avoided: ferry skipper  RNZ

Lami relegated from Fiji Football – FBC News - FBC NewsLami relegated from Fiji Football – FBC News  FBC News

Fiji in talks with major American sports to host competitions - FijivillageFiji in talks with major American sports to host competitions  Fijivillage

Counselling System Standards Development Consultant – Suva, Fiji - ReliefWebCounselling System Standards Development Consultant – Suva, Fiji  ReliefWeb

Fiji MP appears before legal commission - RNZFiji MP appears before legal commission  RNZ

Japan and Fiji to join Six Nations squads for eight-team tournament - The Japan TimesJapan and Fiji to join Six Nations squads for eight-team tournament  The Japan Times

Fiji: Tropical Cyclone Sarai - DREF Operation n° MDRFJ003, Final Report - Fiji - ReliefWebFiji: Tropical Cyclone Sarai - DREF Operation n° MDRFJ003, Final Report - Fiji  ReliefWeb

Fiji’s budget transparency score falls, PNG unchanged - RNZFiji’s budget transparency score falls, PNG unchanged  RNZ

Nine Fijian Police officers to be deployed with UNAMID and UNISFA - Fiji TimesNine Fijian Police officers to be deployed with UNAMID and UNISFA  Fiji Times

Vodafone Fiji launches “VitiKart” – FBC News - FBC NewsVodafone Fiji launches “VitiKart” – FBC News  FBC News

Fiji Travel alert: Air New Zealand flights from Nadi to Auckland, connecting to Los Angeles - US Embassy in FijiFiji Travel alert: Air New Zealand flights from Nadi to Auckland, connecting to Los Angeles  US Embassy in Fiji

2020-2021 Budget maybe the boldest in Fiji's history: PM - FBC News2020-2021 Budget maybe the boldest in Fiji's history: PM  FBC News

Fiji urged to reconsider closing US embassy - RNZFiji urged to reconsider closing US embassy  RNZ

Japanese student enjoying Fijian rugby at Skipper Cup level - FBC NewsJapanese student enjoying Fijian rugby at Skipper Cup level  FBC News

Killing time in Fiji's craft beer scene - Beer and BrewerKilling time in Fiji's craft beer scene  Beer and Brewer

Income generating initiatives to support the needs of sex workers in Fiji - UNAIDSIncome generating initiatives to support the needs of sex workers in Fiji  UNAIDS

Fiji Budget passed - RNZFiji Budget passed  RNZ

Success of Fiji rescue package is in tourist numbers: Narube - RNZSuccess of Fiji rescue package is in tourist numbers: Narube  RNZ

Fostering an economy of kindness through traditional bartering in Fiji - UNAIDSFostering an economy of kindness through traditional bartering in Fiji  UNAIDS

Fiji govt told to listen to NGOs on economy - RNZFiji govt told to listen to NGOs on economy  RNZ

Facility Leader - Suva, Fiji - ReliefWebFacility Leader - Suva, Fiji  ReliefWeb

Former Flight Attendants From Fiji Airways File Employment Grievances - Fiji Sun OnlineFormer Flight Attendants From Fiji Airways File Employment Grievances  Fiji Sun Online

Fiji FA ups the fight against hard drugs, warns players - FBC NewsFiji FA ups the fight against hard drugs, warns players  FBC News

Over 140 hotels show interest to work with Fiji Airways - FBC NewsOver 140 hotels show interest to work with Fiji Airways  FBC News

Fiji govt unveils $US1.7 billion Budget - RNZFiji govt unveils $US1.7 billion Budget  RNZ

Fiji opens up to boats in a bid to get some tourism rolling - RNZFiji opens up to boats in a bid to get some tourism rolling  RNZ

Fiji records its first COVID-19 related death - FBC NewsFiji records its first COVID-19 related death  FBC News

Fiji's Covid-crippled economy sees half islands out of work - New Zealand HeraldFiji's Covid-crippled economy sees half islands out of work  New Zealand Herald

Tourism Fiji maps plans for recovery – FBC News - FBC NewsTourism Fiji maps plans for recovery – FBC News  FBC News

Gov spending to revive Fiji - BlueNotesGov spending to revive Fiji  BlueNotes

Premila Kumar says Housing Authority of Fiji is currently not serving its purpose - FijivillagePremila Kumar says Housing Authority of Fiji is currently not serving its purpose  Fijivillage

Australia working with Fiji to revive Fiji's tourism industry – Feakes - FijivillageAustralia working with Fiji to revive Fiji's tourism industry – Feakes  Fijivillage

Japanese-Born Inoue Loves Fiji, Rugby - Fiji Sun OnlineJapanese-Born Inoue Loves Fiji, Rugby  Fiji Sun Online

Musa to be elected Fiji FA Vice-President - FBC NewsMusa to be elected Fiji FA Vice-President  FBC News

Eco-Challenge Fiji: Meet the Teams in the 'World's Toughest Race' - GearJunkieEco-Challenge Fiji: Meet the Teams in the 'World's Toughest Race'  GearJunkie

Fiji Netball staying positive despite World Youth Cup delay - RNZFiji Netball staying positive despite World Youth Cup delay  RNZ

Coronavirus: Meet the first family to sail from New Zealand to Fiji since the lockdown lifted - Stuff.co.nzCoronavirus: Meet the first family to sail from New Zealand to Fiji since the lockdown lifted  Stuff.co.nz

First vessel arrives in Fiji's Blue Lane - RNZFirst vessel arrives in Fiji's Blue Lane  RNZ

BSP deploy teams to assist welfare recipients with new accounts - Fiji TimesBSP deploy teams to assist welfare recipients with new accounts  Fiji Times

Sanatan Dharm Pratinidhi Sabha Fiji is providing needy students with lunch - FijivillageSanatan Dharm Pratinidhi Sabha Fiji is providing needy students with lunch  Fijivillage

ILO wants review of Fiji's employment policy - RNZILO wants review of Fiji's employment policy  RNZ

Vodafone Fiji appoints new Acting CEO – FBC News - FBC NewsVodafone Fiji appoints new Acting CEO – FBC News  FBC News

Fiji Pine ensures business stays afloat despite hardship - FBC NewsFiji Pine ensures business stays afloat despite hardship  FBC News

Fiji FA to conduct meth and cocaine tests for the first time during the 2020 Battle of the Giants tournament - FijivillageFiji FA to conduct meth and cocaine tests for the first time during the 2020 Battle of the Giants tournament  Fijivillage

US Embassy Launches Academy for Women Entrepreneurs - US Embassy in FijiUS Embassy Launches Academy for Women Entrepreneurs  US Embassy in Fiji

Fiji receives 277 GeneXpert test kits capable of producing COVID-19 results in 45 minutes - FijivillageFiji receives 277 GeneXpert test kits capable of producing COVID-19 results in 45 minutes  Fijivillage

Rabuka believes sharing responsibility can help Fiji economy - FBC NewsRabuka believes sharing responsibility can help Fiji economy  FBC News

Thunderstruck to Commence Drilling at Its Gold and Copper Projects in Fiji - StockhouseThunderstruck to Commence Drilling at Its Gold and Copper Projects in Fiji  Stockhouse

Leadership Fiji launches Community Fund to help community based projects - FijivillageLeadership Fiji launches Community Fund to help community based projects  Fijivillage

Fiji 15s coach interested in Sotutu, Hodgman, Sowakula, Bower and Mataele for 8 nations tournament - FijivillageFiji 15s coach interested in Sotutu, Hodgman, Sowakula, Bower and Mataele for 8 nations tournament  Fijivillage

Outrage in Fiji as rapist trains with rugby club while serving sentence - RNZOutrage in Fiji as rapist trains with rugby club while serving sentence  RNZ

Westpac Fiji says Social Welfare accounts remain fee free - FBC NewsWestpac Fiji says Social Welfare accounts remain fee free  FBC News

Fiji calls for urgent action – FBC News - FBC NewsFiji calls for urgent action – FBC News  FBC News

Fiji economy needs to reset, strengthen resilience: former treasurer - RNZFiji economy needs to reset, strengthen resilience: former treasurer  RNZ

Fiji tourism minister praises start of "Blue Lane" initiative - RNZFiji tourism minister praises start of "Blue Lane" initiative  RNZ

Fiji's invite for November only - RugbyPassFiji's invite for November only  RugbyPass

Fiji calls for enhanced investment funding – FBC News - FBC NewsFiji calls for enhanced investment funding – FBC News  FBC News

Fiji Rugby chair Francis Kean to stand down - RNZFiji Rugby chair Francis Kean to stand down  RNZ

SODELPA aims to protect interests of indigenous Fijians – Duituturaga - Fiji TimesSODELPA aims to protect interests of indigenous Fijians – Duituturaga  Fiji Times

Fiji confirms another Covid-19 case in quarantine - RNZFiji confirms another Covid-19 case in quarantine  RNZ

Coronavirus ‘panic’ leaves half of Fiji out of work in tourism collapse - NEWS.com.auCoronavirus ‘panic’ leaves half of Fiji out of work in tourism collapse  NEWS.com.au

It's a 'madua' situation telling Aussies and Kiwis, only 50,000 Fijians have downloaded the careFIJI App- AG - FijivillageIt's a 'madua' situation telling Aussies and Kiwis, only 50,000 Fijians have downloaded the careFIJI App- AG  Fijivillage

PNG denies recruitment of Fijian workers - RNZPNG denies recruitment of Fijian workers  RNZ

Whole new level of debt for Fiji - RNZWhole new level of debt for Fiji  RNZ

Six Nations: Fiji claim they are 'on the verge' of participation - BBC SportSix Nations: Fiji claim they are 'on the verge' of participation  BBC Sport

162 Fijian soldiers released from quarantine - RNZ162 Fijian soldiers released from quarantine  RNZ

$32 million worth of Kava exported last year - Shaheen Ali - Fijivillage$32 million worth of Kava exported last year - Shaheen Ali  Fijivillage

Former Fiji Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Services employee pleads guilty to corruption related charges - FijivillageFormer Fiji Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Services employee pleads guilty to corruption related charges  Fijivillage

Murder charge against man accused of killing Aucklander in Fiji dropped - New Zealand HeraldMurder charge against man accused of killing Aucklander in Fiji dropped  New Zealand Herald

Terminated Fiji Airways cabin crew challenge company's decision - Fiji TimesTerminated Fiji Airways cabin crew challenge company's decision  Fiji Times

Eight nations: Japan and Fiji to join European rugby union tournament - The GuardianEight nations: Japan and Fiji to join European rugby union tournament  The Guardian

Drug allegations against PSV drivers 'worrying'; association seeks assistance - Fiji TimesDrug allegations against PSV drivers 'worrying'; association seeks assistance  Fiji Times

Fiji star Semi Radradra has come a long way to be Rugby Union's new golden wonder - Daily MailFiji star Semi Radradra has come a long way to be Rugby Union's new golden wonder  Daily Mail

UN ready to support Fijian Government – FBC News - FBC NewsUN ready to support Fijian Government – FBC News  FBC News

Fiji Airports restricts landing of ATR planes at Labasa Airport - Fiji TimesFiji Airports restricts landing of ATR planes at Labasa Airport  Fiji Times

Only unprecedented growth Fiji's economy has seen is the growth of debt – Salote Radrodro - FijivillageOnly unprecedented growth Fiji's economy has seen is the growth of debt – Salote Radrodro  Fijivillage

Fiji born NRL stars to start in Storm and Bulldogs clash - FBC NewsFiji born NRL stars to start in Storm and Bulldogs clash  FBC News

Fiji's borrowing is in line with the global trends – Institute of Accountants - FijivillageFiji's borrowing is in line with the global trends – Institute of Accountants  Fijivillage

Lion One Metals hits high gold grades at Tuvatu project in Fiji - Small CapsLion One Metals hits high gold grades at Tuvatu project in Fiji  Small Caps

Fiji Airways extends international flight cancellations through to the end of August - FijivillageFiji Airways extends international flight cancellations through to the end of August  Fijivillage

Villagers report minimal impact of COVID-19 on food security - Fiji TimesVillagers report minimal impact of COVID-19 on food security  Fiji Times