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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University Of Fiji Turns 10 - Fiji Sun Online

Fiji Sun Online

University Of Fiji Turns 10
Fiji Sun Online
Friday, Mar 6, 2015. Weather Fiji, Suva Max 30°C, Min 23°C. Fiji Sun. Fiji Sun · NEWS · Election · Government · Politics · Fijian Specialist Backs Aviation Liability Law. post image. Fiji needs to ratify Montreal Convention 1999 for even better ...
University celebrates 10 years of existenceFiji Times

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Fiji Launches Contest To Design New National Flag - NPR (blog)

NPR (blog)

Fiji Launches Contest To Design New National Flag
NPR (blog)
Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama announced last month that Fiji would have a new flag — one without the Union Jack, which he said represents Britain not Fiji. The competition for a new design was launched Monday. A national committee will go through ...
Fiji PM Frank Bainimarama criticises Australia's regime for resettling asylum ...ABC Online
FOCUS: Unprecedented Human Rights Gains In Fiji: PMFiji Sun Online
Fiji opposition condemns PMs UN speechRadio New Zealand
Fiji Times
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'How my Fiji resort hell turned into heaven' - NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.au

'How my Fiji resort hell turned into heaven'
NEWS.com.au
Fiji's Castaway Island should have been my idea of hell. Travel used to be when I did things: exploring cities, backpacking across continents, crisscrossing Europe to watch soccer or trekking to whatever's-just-over-there. My wife was the same. But ...



Fiji party part of larger racial issues - UT The Daily Texan

Fiji party part of larger racial issues
UT The Daily Texan
Supporters of the Fiji party perpetuating harmful stereotypes of Mexican immigrants claim that the party was to have had an “innocent” “Western theme.” This claim is accurate — except the innocent part. The panoramic celebration of white heroes ...

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FENC Fiji To Assist Poorest Of Children - Fiji Sun Online

FENC Fiji To Assist Poorest Of Children
Fiji Sun Online
Almost 1200 children from the poorest of the poor in Fiji are targeted to receive assistance from the Foundation for the Education of Needy Children (FENC) this year. Members of various organisations were present to witness the President, Ratu Epeli ...



Fiji 'border patrol' party did not violate University rules, administrators say - UT The Daily Texan

UT The Daily Texan

Fiji 'border patrol' party did not violate University rules, administrators say
UT The Daily Texan
According to the Dean of Students office, Texas Fiji's “border patrol” theme party held on Feb. 7 did not violate any University rules. Fiji will not be penalized primarily because the party was held off campus, but the Dean of Students office will ...

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Tourney To Test Reps: Groom - Fiji Sun Online

Fiji Sun Online

Tourney To Test Reps: Groom
Fiji Sun Online
“This year we welcome Canada A and they are looking forward to participating against Argentina Pampas, Junior Japan, Tonga A, Samoa A and the Fiji Warriors,” Groom said. “We're proud to bring the tournament to Fiji and we look forward to the tournament ...
Fiji ready to host eventFiji Times
Pacific Rugby Challenge set for kick-offFiji Broadcasting Corporation

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Call for referendum - Fiji Times

Fiji Times

Call for referendum
Fiji Times
A SURVEY which began two weeks after Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama announced plans to change the national flag found that villagers living in the interior of Western Viti Levu had no idea the subject was already a hot topic of discussion — in Fiji ...



$70m investment - Fiji Times

Fiji Times

$70m investment
Fiji Times
"Our financiers are the Fiji Development Bank and HFC Bank, our architects — LHM — are local and our contractors — Western Builders — are local. "This builds the capacity of local businesses and keeps the money in Fiji, which is important." Leading ...
Pullman to debut in FijiTravel Daily Media (press release) (registration) (blog)
Accor Signs Pullman Hotel in FijiASIATravelTips.com
$70M five star resort expected to open by June 2016Fijivillage

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Opposition Leader rejects PM's Fiji flag invite - Fiji Times

Opposition Leader rejects PM's Fiji flag invite
Fiji Times
FLY the Fijian flag, hoist it in your homes, display it in your compounds or wherever possible and tell the world, Fiji does not need a new national flag. That is the message to the nation from Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa as she rejected Prime ...