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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Fiji name side to face Samoa - NRL.COM

NRL.COM

Fiji name side to face Samoa
NRL.COM
Fiji have named a team stacked with NRL talent to face Toa Samoa on Saturday, October 8 in Samoa. Wests Tigers speedster Kevin Naiqama, Roosters forwards Kane Evans and Eloni Vunakece, Panthers centre Waqa Blake, Manly hooker Apoisai Koroisau ...
Sport: Apia test a chance for Fiji Bati to test World Cup hopefulsRadio New Zealand
Vunivalu will not be part of Fiji Bati team to SamoaFijivillage
Fiji name squad for Samoa clashLeague Unlimited
Fiji Times
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Set Your Goals - Fiji Sun Online

Set Your Goals
Fiji Sun Online
Fijian Olympian Masivesi Dakuwaqa delighted the 290 students of St John's Primary School in Suva yesterday. The school hosted a thanksgiving ceremony to its former student following the gold medal win from Rio. The Cakova, Moala, Lau native also ...



FRA Seeks Clarification From MWH On Claims Backdating To 2012 - Fiji Sun Online

Fijivillage

FRA Seeks Clarification From MWH On Claims Backdating To 2012
Fiji Sun Online
The Fiji Roads Authority has confirmed it is seeking clarification from MWH on all payments that have been done so far backdated to 2012. FRA chief executive, John Hutchinson, revealed this yesterday during a press conference responding to a question ...
Fiji Roads Authority accuses consultancy of extortionRadio New Zealand
FRA clarifies dispute with MWHFijivillage
Traditional friendshipFiji Times

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More Shows On Fiji TV - Fiji Sun Online

More Shows On Fiji TV
Fiji Sun Online
Two locally-produced shows that will be televised soon are in line with the terms of Fiiji Television's 12-year licence which obligates the broadcaster to air at least 95 hours of local content by 2017. Fiji TV announced yesterday the launching of its ...



Problems at Fiji's Nausori forces changes to Fiji Airways NZ flights - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Problems at Fiji's Nausori forces changes to Fiji Airways NZ flights
Radio New Zealand
Fiji is currently one hour behind New Zealand. Inbound passengers from Auckland will now land at Nadi and be transported by road to Suva. The drive from Nadi to Suva along the Queens Road usually takes at least three hours. Airports Fiji Limited says ...
Man Puts Life on Line for FamilyFiji Sun Online
Flight changes to Fiji Airways Wednesday scheduleFiji Times

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Fiji Fashion to give $1500 to Dilkusha Home - Fiji Times

Fiji Times

Fiji Fashion to give $1500 to Dilkusha Home
Fiji Times
Update: 1:38PM ONE thousand, five hundred dollars ($1500) from the Fiji Fashion Week (FJFW) Charity Luncheon which was held at Novotel Hotel in Lami last month will go to the Dilkusha Home in Nausori. In a statement by FJFW, Novotel Suva General ...



Discussion On Economy Should Be Apolitical: A-G - Fiji Sun Online

Fijivillage

Discussion On Economy Should Be Apolitical: A-G
Fiji Sun Online
Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said one example of Opposition trying to gain some cheap political points was their statement on the MWH saga with the Fiji Roads Authority. He said the Opposition went on international media degrading the Government, and the decision ...
Fiji needs to embed strong foundations for our economy - AGFijivillage

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Sport: Cook Islands, Fiji impress in Oceania Youth Netball Qualifiers - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Sport: Cook Islands, Fiji impress in Oceania Youth Netball Qualifiers
Radio New Zealand
Cook Islands are in a strong position to qualify for netball's World Youth Cup after a crucial victory over Samoa on day one of the Oceania qualifiers in Auckland. The Baby Black Pearls prevailed 42-37 and coach John Glassie said, with five countries ...

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Samoa High Commissioner to Fiji presents credentials to President - Fiji Times

Fiji Times

Samoa High Commissioner to Fiji presents credentials to President
Fiji Times
Update: 6:54PM THE new High Commissioner of the Independent State of Samoa to Fiji, Dr Kilifoti Etueuati today presented his credentials to the President Major General (Ret'd) Jioji Konousi Konrote at the State House in Suva. A Government statement ...



By the rivers of Fiji - The Hindu

The Hindu

By the rivers of Fiji
The Hindu
The best way to understand an island nation is to step out of resorts and get a peek into the lives of the locals. From the moment we land in Fiji, we hear chauffeurs and staff at resorts tell us about the villages they hail from. The Jewel of Fiji ...