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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Fiji police investigating interim PM Bainimarama over alleged electoral violations - ABC Online

Fijivillage

Fiji police investigating interim PM Bainimarama over alleged electoral violations
ABC Online
Fiji's interim Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama could face up to ten years jail for allegedly breaching the nation's political parties decree. Fiji police have begun investigations into two complaints made by the opposition United Front for Democratic ...
Fiji Police investigating Bainimarama for decree breachRadio New Zealand
Police investigateFiji Times
Dr Tupeni Baba compliments Voreqe BainimaramaFijivillage

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Etihad Signs Interline Deal With Fiji Airways - Gulf Business News

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Etihad Signs Interline Deal With Fiji Airways
Gulf Business News
Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad Airways has signed an interline agreement with Fiji Airways. The deal is the “starting point of further negotiations between the two airlines,” according to Etihad, suggesting a codeshare agreement or stake acquisition could be ...
Etihad signs agreement with Fiji AirwaysThe National
Agreement to boost sectorFiji Times
Etihad, Fiji Airways dealEmirates 24/7
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Competition makes selection tough - Fijivillage

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Competition makes selection tough
Fijivillage
Vodafone Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan said selecting the team for the last leg of the World 7s Series in Scotland and England was the most difficult selection he has made so far. He said this is due to the competition within the squad. Ryan said they believe ...
Vodafone Fiji 7's team to the Scotland and England 7's tournament namedBoxscore

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Sport:Australian named Fiji netball coach for second time - Radio New Zealand

Sport:Australian named Fiji netball coach for second time
Radio New Zealand
Experienced Australian mentor Julie Hoornweg has been appointed Fiji netball coach for the second time, albeit on a short-term deal. The national body advertised for a new Pearls coach in December, after receiving funding from the Fiji National Sports ...



Fiji's Bainimarama accused of more decree breaches - Radio New Zealand

Fiji's Bainimarama accused of more decree breaches
Radio New Zealand
The United Front for a Democratic Fiji says the regime leader, Rear Admiral Frank Bainimarama, has committed further breaches of the Political Parties Decree. The prime minister is already under police investigation for allegedly breaching that decree ...



Product potential - Fiji Times

Product potential
Fiji Times
WAKAYA Perfection is well on track to surpassing FIJI Water in its global popularity after becoming an international brand in 14 months. This was revealed by the FIJI Water founder and the man behind the secluded and exclusive Wakaya Club and Spa and ...



2014 AFL Fiji Championships - Round 2 - World Footy News

2014 AFL Fiji Championships - Round 2
World Footy News
The following report is from worldfootynews.com's latest recruit, former Fijian footy star Dylan Wolfgramm. Welcome aboard Dylan. PALM SUNDAY FOOTY AFL FIJI CHAMPIONSHIP - ROUND 2 REPORT (13 April 20): A perfect day for football - clear sky, warm ...



BLAKE CHASING MISS WORLD FOR FIJI - The Jet Newspaper

BLAKE CHASING MISS WORLD FOR FIJI
The Jet Newspaper
CAPTION: Andhy Blake poses in front of TappooCity where the Miss World Fiji selection will take place. “I have two goals set in my mind, to help win for Fiji the Miss World crown, and to bring the Miss World event to Fiji,” said Andhy Blake. Mr. Blake ...



7s farewell - Fiji Times

7s farewell
Fiji Times
VODAFONE Fiji 7s speedster Samisoni Viriviri wants to leave the sevens arena on a flying note as he sets his sights on a Flying Fijian jersey. Just as he is playing to the name tag "Flying Fijian", Viriviri is now the season's top try scorer with 40 ...



Fiji Airways joins Etihad in codeshare deal - Breaking Travel News

Breaking Travel News

Fiji Airways joins Etihad in codeshare deal
Breaking Travel News
Fiji Airways and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, have announced a new and far reaching interline agreement between the two carriers. This agreement will allow reciprocal sales from and to 12 cities in Europe, 17 cities ...
Fiji Airways and Etihad Airways sign groundbreaking interline agreementTravelDailyNews Asia-Pacific
Fiji Airways signs interline agreement with Etihad AirwaysFinancialNews.co.uk

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