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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Dan Carter urges, don't send Crusaders to Fiji - The Press

The Press

Dan Carter urges, don't send Crusaders to Fiji
The Press
Dan Carter is urging Crusaders administrators to listen to their players and cancel a proposed Super Rugby match in Fiji. With Christchurch's AMI Stadium unavailable because of the Fifa Under-20 World Cup tournament, the Crusaders board wants to earn ...
Crusaders rule out Super Rugby match in FijiTVNZ
Crusaders reject Fiji venueSport24
Crusaders pull out of Fiji tripYahooXtra Blogs (blog)
3News NZ
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Fiji player dies in swimming accident at Oceania under-17 football championships - Stuff.co.nz

The State

Fiji player dies in swimming accident at Oceania under-17 football championships
Stuff.co.nz
The Oceania under-17 football championships in Samoa have been rocked by the death of a Fijian player in a swimming accident. The Oceania Football Confederation confirmed that Shalit Muni Reddy died yesterday at Savaii. The Fijian squad were on a ...
Fiji under-17 player dies in swimming accidentThe State
Fiji FA mourns tragic lossFiji Times
Sport: Fiji U17 footballer dies in SamoaRadio New Zealand

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Aussies Snubbed? - Fiji Sun Online

Fiji Sun Online

Aussies Snubbed?
Fiji Sun Online
It came at the end of a day when Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop had warmly praised Fiji in a message published only by the Fiji Sun. But in marked contrast High Commissioner Twomey same time barely mentioned Fiji in a message published by ...



Fiji soccer player drowns in Samoa - Fiji Times

Fiji soccer player drowns in Samoa
Fiji Times
Fiji Football Association vice president and national team director Tarunesh Reddy confirmed that the deceased player is Muni Reddy of Malolo in Nadi and that his family had been informed about the tragedy. The national side which is supposed to return ...

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Australia, Fiji to face each other again in Wellington - Fiji Times

Australia, Fiji to face each other again in Wellington
Fiji Times
THE Vodafone Fiji 7s team's outing in the Dubai and South Africa leg was far below par than what the team achieved in Gold Coast. The common factor in Fiji's exit from the knockout stages was Australia and now Fiji faces them in the pool stages. Coach ...

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Carter not keen on Crusaders' Fiji trip - 3News NZ

3News NZ

Carter not keen on Crusaders' Fiji trip
3News NZ
Crusaders bosses have reportedly been unable to convince their players to play a proposed Super Rugby match in Fiji in May. All Blacks first-five eighth Dan Carter has spoken publicly about the situation saying the game should be played at Nelson's ...



Fiji keen to boost ties with India in agri sector - Business Standard

Oryza (blog)

Fiji keen to boost ties with India in agri sector
Business Standard
Fiji Agriculture Minister India Seruiratu today called on Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and discussed about strengthening cooperation between two nations in the farm sector. In the meeting, Fiji proposed to enter into a memorandum of ...
Fiji Seeks Support from India to Revamp its Rice SectorOryza (blog)
Fiji delegation calls on Agriculture MinisterWeb India
Fiji keen to cooperate in animal husbandry, fisheries, horticultureKnn India
Fiji Broadcasting Corporation -Invest in India
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Meet requirements - Fiji Times

Meet requirements
Fiji Times
All ships and vessels travelling to Fiji need to meet a number of requirements before and on arrival to ensure Fiji's environment, economy and people are protected from invasive pests and diseases. The Biosecurity Authority of Fiji (BAF) website has ...



Fiji rugby mourns Savai's loss - Fiji Times

Fiji rugby mourns Savai's loss
Fiji Times
The towering lockforward passed away on January 22 at the Nadi Hospital at the age of 54 after a short illness. He will be laid to rest at his village at Nakalawaca, Namalata, in Tailevu tomorrow. His younger brother Reverend Manasa Levatabua said the ...
Former Fiji fifteens rugby captain passes awayFijivillage

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Athletics Fiji to select national squad - Fiji Times

Athletics Fiji to select national squad
Fiji Times
THE first of the three national trials to pick a national athletics squad will happen on Saturday as all major sporting bodies are concentrating on the Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea. Athletics Fiji president Joe Rodan said the new administration ...