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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Plans To Showcase The History of Fiji's Rich Sugar Industry - Fiji Sun Online

Plans To Showcase The History of Fiji's Rich Sugar Industry
Fiji Sun Online
The Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC) is considering options to establish a Sugar Industry Visitor Centre and Museum to preserve its heritage. October 20. 12:31 2018. Print This Article Share it With Friends. by Fiji Sugar Corporation 0 Comments. The Fiji ...

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Call to Cut Fiji's Food Imports - Fiji Sun Online

Call to Cut Fiji's Food Imports
Fiji Sun Online
From left: Acting Permanent Secretary for the Ministry for Fisheries Naipote Katonitabua with the Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau ( third from left)and the King Prawn Farm Co-Director Sharon Singh (5th-left) at King Prawn farm at Lomawai in ...



'Let Fiji's Food Revolution Begin!' - Fiji Sun Online

'Let Fiji's Food Revolution Begin!'
Fiji Sun Online
The Culinary Federation of Fiji (CFF) team at The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa, Fiji. Photo: Waisea Nasokia. October 20. 10:05 2018. Print This Article Share it With Friends. by WAISEA NASOKIA NADI 0 Comments. Executive chefs from Fiji's ...



Fiji media kept away from royal visit - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Fiji media kept away from royal visit
Radio New Zealand
A news magazine in Fiji says local independent media are being kept away from next week's royal visit. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, arrive for a two-day visit on Tuesday. Islands Business said only international media and staff ...

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Fiji Bodybuilding Names A Squad - Fiji Sun Online

Fiji Bodybuilding Names A Squad
Fiji Sun Online
The Fiji Bodybuilding Federation has officially announced their Team A for the South Pacific Bodybuilding Championships which is on October 26-28 in Suva. “As host country we are allowed to have two teams. For those who wish to be part of Team B, Fiji ...



Sport: Fiji's Waqatabu start at fullback for Drua - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Sport: Fiji's Waqatabu start at fullback for Drua
Radio New Zealand
The top scorer in Australia's National Rugby Championship, Apisalome Waqatabu, will start at fullback for the Fijian Drua in their semi-final against the Canberra Vikings. The Drua beat the Vikings by five points two weeks ago in Lautoka, where the ...
Fiji Drua's call: Seruvakula pleads for fans' supportFiji Times
Canberra Vikings return to Fiji as Drua await in NRC semi-final showdownThe RiotACT

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Prince Harry and Meghan will unveil statue of Fijian special forces hero, who gave his life when he single-handedly ... - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Prince Harry and Meghan will unveil statue of Fijian special forces hero, who gave his life when he single-handedly ...
Daily Mail
Prince Harry and Meghan will unveil a statue of Sergeant Talaiasi Labalaba, a Fijian member of the elite British Special Air Service (SAS), next week; The statue will be erected in Nadi, a town on Fiji's main island of Viti Levu, and officially ...



Style Fiji to focus on Bollywood theme - Fiji Times

Fiji Times

Style Fiji to focus on Bollywood theme
Fiji Times
STYLE Fiji will focus on the Bollywood theme Glitz and Glamour this year, says one of the organisers Marlene Blake. Mrs Blake said they were looking at 40 models to participate in the event. “We try and do something different every year. This year we ...



Mission Colorado - Fiji Sun Online

Mission Colorado
Fiji Sun Online
Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s captain Sereima Leweniqila (standing left) with captains of the other participating team at the 2018/19 World Sevens Series opener at Infinity Park, Glendale in Colorado, USA on October 18,2018. Photo: World Rugby. October 20.

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Fiji in preparation mode for royal visit from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle next week - Fijivillage

Fijivillage

Fiji in preparation mode for royal visit from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle next week
Fijivillage
Fiji is in preparation mode as we await the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be spending three days in Fiji as part of an official visit. The last Royal Visit was in 2006 by ...

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