Country Fiji
Capital Suva
Continent Australia-Oceania
Currency Fijian dollar(FJD)
Languages English, Fijian & Fiji Hindi



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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After Myanmar and Australia, Modi to visit Fiji - The Hindu

The Hindu

After Myanmar and Australia, Modi to visit Fiji
The Hindu
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to extend his tour to Myanmar and Australia next month, by adding a short hop to the Fiji Islands as well, making the 10-day visit the longest trip abroad in his tenure so far, double the duration of his visits ...
Fiji blips on PM's radarABP News
PM Narendra Modi to visit Fiji while on Australia tourIndian Express
Narendra Modi likely to visit Fiji in NovemberLivemint
Fiji Times -Times of India
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Fiji at TB crossroads - Fiji Times

Fiji at TB crossroads
Fiji Times
FIJI is at the crossroads in terms of incidents of tuberculosis in the country, says the World Health Organization Western Pacific Region's medical officer for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Dr Laura Gillini. Funding from the Global Fund for TB programs in ...

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'Cyclones for Fiji' - Fiji Times

'Cyclones for Fiji'
Fiji Times
THERE is a possibility of two tropical cyclones hitting Fiji between the November to April cyclone season with one possibly reaching category three. And there is a high probability that these cyclones will pass close to, or over, the northern and ...

Pacific Islands Forum lifts Fiji's suspension - ABC Online

Fiji Sun Online

Pacific Islands Forum lifts Fiji's suspension
ABC Online
"I requested the Forum secretariat to deliver my letter addressed to the prime minister of Fiji [Frank Bainimarama] conveying the decision of the Forum leaders to fully lift the suspension of Fiji from the Forum forthwith," Mr Remengesau said in a ...
Fiji Sets Terms For Return To PIFFiji Sun Online
Forum lifts Fiji banFiji Times
Fiji back in Pacific Islands ForumTVNZ
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Aboriginal team beats Fiji Residents - Fiji Times

Aboriginal team beats Fiji Residents
Fiji Times
A SPIRITED Marri Torres Strait Aboriginal side edged the Vodafone Fiji Residents side 14-12 in a slippery ground condition at the ANZ Stadium in Suva yesterday. An unsuccessful penalty at the stroke of full time by the home team gifted the visitors a ...

UN to review Fiji's human rights record - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

UN to review Fiji's human rights record
Radio New Zealand
The country's Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, is expected to spell out to the UN Human Rights Council the steps Fiji has taken to implement the recommendations of the last review, which included lifting restrictions on freedom of expression, ...
Five year development plan for FijiFiji Broadcasting Corporation

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Summer ball successful - Fiji Times

Summer ball successful
Fiji Times
Fiji Fashion Week managing director Ellen Whippy-Knight said the fashion organisation needed fundraisers such as the ball to help it execute the mammoth task of pulling off the Fiji Fashion Week Show. Ms Whippy-Knight said supporting the Fiji Fashion ...

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Murri Secure First Win - Fiji Sun Online

Fiji Sun Online

Murri Secure First Win
Fiji Sun Online
The touring Arthur Beetson Foundation Queensland Murri rugby league team scored their first win over the Fiji Residents at the ANZ Stadium, Suva yesterdat.. Both teams put up a solid defence as the weather did not help in their quest at Laucala ...
Great game: WhiteFiji Broadcasting Corporation

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Fiji teams shine in rugby fest - Fiji Times

Fiji Sun Online

Fiji teams shine in rugby fest
Fiji Times
FIJI teams competing in the Fitness First Central Coast 7s International Rugby Festival in Australia recorded good results in the pool competition yesterday. The Telecom Fijiana side finished on top of Pool C overcoming Rugirls 48-0, Maroubra Magic 39 ...
Stunning Day Of SevensFiji Sun Online

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A Die-Hard Fan - Fiji Sun Online

Fiji Sun Online

A Die-Hard Fan
Fiji Sun Online
A New Zealand soldier, who served in Fiji during World War II, has left behind his estate and monetary benefits to the Fiji Rugby Union. And the news came as a pleasant surprise to Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer Radrodro Tabualevu. “We have ...