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(VM) ‘Disco Valley’overcomes pig problem


August 8th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) The producer of "Disco Valley" faced a pig crisis. He wanted to hire a trained pig and transport it from Australia to Fiji for the movie, ... Read more...

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Former Fiji premier faces corruption trial


January 15th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 15 (DPA) Former Fiji prime minister Laisenia Qarase, who was ousted in a bloodless military coup just over three years ago, faces a trial on corruption charges next week, according ... Read more...

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Fiji stops pensions to government critics


January 12th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 12 (DPA) Fiji's military strongman Frank Bainimarama said Tuesday that all pensioners who criticised his government were having their benefit payments stopped from this week. Bainimarama, who seized power in a ... Read more...

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Fiji banned from participating in Delhi Commonwealth Games


November 30th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Port of Spain (Trinidad), Nov. 30 (ANI): Fiji has been banned from participating in next year's Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, as it has failed to comply with fundamental Commonwealth values.The ... Read more...

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Fiji suspended from the Commonwealth


September 2nd, 2009 - 7:12 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Sep 2 (DPA) The Commonwealth has fully suspended the South Pacific Island of Fiji after it failed to meet a deadline to set a 2010 election date, according to a statement ... Read more...

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Pacific Forum leaders slam door on Fiji


August 6th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 6 (DPA) Leaders gathered in Australia for the annual Pacific Islands Forum Thursday endorsed Fiji's suspension from the 16-member grouping and called for concerted action on climate change at ... Read more...

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`Two-faced’ UN criticised for being ‘utterly hypocritical’ over Fiji


April 22nd, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr.22 (ANI): The United Nations has been lambasted as "utterly hypocritical" for continuing to employ Fiji's soldiers and hand money to the country's power-hungry military regime.New Zealand's Foreign Minister Murray ... Read more...

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Fiji regime shredding documents incriminating them for 2006 coup


April 21st, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 21 (ANI): Fiji's military regime has ruled it cannot be legally challenged over its 2006 coup and has begun shredding documents that incriminate the regime.Blog websites have reported that ... Read more...

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Experts say Fiji in danger of becoming the Burma of the South Pacific


April 13th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Vanua Levu (Fiji), Apr.13 (ANI): Years of stifling military rule and financial destitution are propelling Fiji towards becoming the Burma of the South Pacific, claim regional experts.These commentators, according to the Sydney ... Read more...

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Fiji Indian politician targeted as election is stalled


March 16th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Suva (Fiji), Mar.16 (ANI): A pro-democracy Fiji Indian politician Attar Singh had rocks thrown at his house and cars at the weekend. According to a New Zealand Press Association report, politically ... Read more...

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Typhoid outbreak feared in flood-hit Fiji


January 12th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 12 (DPA) Health authorities in the Pacific island state of Fiji warned Monday of a possible typhoid outbreak following four days of torrential rains which have flooded large areas, killed ... Read more...

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New Zealand rejects Fiji charge of undiplomatic behaviour


December 24th, 2008 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Dec 24 (DPA) Fiji's relations with Australia and New Zealand struck a new low Wednesday following the military regime's expulsions of two senior officials from the South Pacific island state's biggest ... Read more...

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Fiji stops short of expelling New Zealand envoy


December 17th, 2008 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Dec 17 (Xinhua) New Zealand Wednesday said the Fijian government had not carried out a threatened expulsion of its envoy to Suva over Wellington's travel ban on Fijians, adding that it ... Read more...

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New Zealand, Australia have evacuation plans from Fiji


August 22nd, 2008 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Aug 22 (DPA) New Zealand and Australia have contingency plans to evacuate their citizens from Fiji in an emergency, New Zealand's defence minister said Friday, as the Pacific island state's military ... Read more...

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Pacific leaders give Fiji election ultimatum


August 21st, 2008 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Aug 21 (DPA) Leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum gave Fiji military strongman Voreqe (Frank) Bainimarama an ultimatum Thursday to hold democratic elections by next March or face suspension from the ... Read more...

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New Zealand premier likens Fiji to Zimbabwe


August 20th, 2008 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Aug 20 (DPA) New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark said Wednesday the situation in Fiji, whose military ruler has boycotted a regional summit meeting, was like Zimbabwe in the lead-up ... Read more...

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New Zealand lifts ban on Fiji strongman Bainimarama


August 13th, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Wellington, Aug 13 (DPA) New Zealand will lift a ban on Fiji's military strongman Frank Bainimarama next week so that he can face criticism at a meeting where regional leaders are expected ... Read more...

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Fiji likely to hold election in 2009


February 29th, 2008 - 8:51 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Wellington, Feb 29 (Xinhua) Fiji's interim Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has said the country would hold general elections in March 2009 provided the People's Charter, laying down the principles of the island's ... Read more...

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