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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Blitzboks snatch thriller against Fiji to reach Cape Town Sevens semis - Times LIVE

Times LIVE

Blitzboks snatch thriller against Fiji to reach Cape Town Sevens semis
Times LIVE
The Blitzboks staged a remarkable fightback to beat Fiji 31-26 in a thrilling quarterfinal of the Cape Town Sevens on Sunday after trailing 21-5 at one stage in the match. Star wing Seabelo Senatla was both villain and hero‚ in what was the game of the ...
Senatla from villain to hero as Blitzboks oust FijiSport24
Canada upsets Wales and Fiji to make Cape Town Sevens quarterfinalTimes Colonist
England Sevens beaten by Fiji in Cape TownEngland Rugby
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PM: The Will Of Ordinary Fijians Has Built The Fiji We See Today - Fiji Sun Online

Fiji Times

PM: The Will Of Ordinary Fijians Has Built The Fiji We See Today
Fiji Sun Online
The following is Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama's speech during the opening of the 2017 Attorney-General's Conference at the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa in Natadola on December 8, 2017. The last time I had the pleasure to open this ...
Future plan for Fiji CupFiji Times

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Fiji police question MP over alleged sedition - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Fiji police question MP over alleged sedition
Radio New Zealand
A Fiji parliamentarian spent hours being questioned by the police on Friday, accused of uttering seditious comments in parliament. Pramod Chand, a member for the opposition National Federation Party, said no charges have yet been laid. Mr Chand said he ...



'Continue momentum' - Fiji Sun Online

Fijivillage

'Continue momentum'
Fiji Sun Online
Team Fiji chef de mission Wayne O'Connor briefs the second of athletes at the Games Village in Port Vila, Vanuatu on December 10, 2017. Photo : Peni Komaisavai. December 11. 11:03 2017. Print This Article Share it With Friends. by PENI KOMAISAVAI ...
BrieflyFiji Times
Samoa claims gold after beating Fiji in the rugby final of the Pacific Mini GamesFijivillage
New Caledonia and Fiji enjoy success at Pacific Mini GamesInsidethegames.biz

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Reserve Bank of Fiji looks at ways to lift economy | Fiji Sun - Fiji Sun Online

Reserve Bank of Fiji looks at ways to lift economy | Fiji Sun
Fiji Sun Online
The Reserve Bank of Fiji will look at developing more ways to lift the economic status of Fiji. And RBF Governor Ariff Ali says one of the things that...

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Australia-based Group Lends Support To Lifeline Fiji - Fiji Sun Online

Australia-based Group Lends Support To Lifeline Fiji
Fiji Sun Online
From left: Lifeline Fiji senior counselor, Timaima Rokotagane, Davendra Nand, Asmindar Kaur and Lifeline Fiji Programmes director Jeremaiah Qalobulailakeba in Suva on December 10, 2017. Photo: Arishma Devi-Narayan. December 11. 11:11 2017. Print This ...

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Fiji Times trial begins tomorrow - Fiji Times

Fiji Times

Fiji Times trial begins tomorrow
Fiji Times
Update: 5:32PM THREE senior officials of The Fiji Times Limited and the company and a letter writer who are each charged with one count of sedition will be standing trial before Justice Thushara Rajasinghe at the High Court in Suva from tomorrow. Nai ...



Nina The Face Of Fijian Fashion Festival - Fiji Sun Online

Nina The Face Of Fijian Fashion Festival
Fiji Sun Online
The inaugural launch of the Fijian Fashion Festival was held last Saturday night at Cafe Noir. The Fashion Festival is organised by the Fashion Council of Fiji and is scheduled for June 1 and 2, 2018 in Suva. Venue for the festival is yet to be ...

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Top weight-lifting coach happy with Fiji team performance - Fiji Times

Fiji Times

Top weight-lifting coach happy with Fiji team performance
Fiji Times
NEW CALEDONIA-based Oceania Weightlifting Institute coach Paul Coffa is confident weight-lifting will bring Fiji's second Olympic gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games which will be held in Tokyo, Japan. Weightlifting Fiji collected nine gold medals ...



Star Weightlifter Heads Back To Noumea - Fiji Sun Online

Star Weightlifter Heads Back To Noumea
Fiji Sun Online
Eileen Cikamatana's golden lift at the Korman Sporting Complex in Port Vila, Vanuatu on December 7, 2017. Photo: Peni Musunamasi. December 10. 13:15 2017. Print This Article Share it With Friends. by PENI KOMAISAVAI , IN PORT VILA, VANUATU 0 Comments ...

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