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Fiji judges re-appointed


May 23rd, 2009 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 23 (DPA) Fiji's Chief Justice, Briton Anthony Gates, who ruled last year that the military's seizure of power in a bloodless coup in December 2006 was legal, has been re-appointed, ... Read more...

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Fiji bars human rights body from investigating complaints


May 20th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 20 (DPA) Fiji's military regime, which invoked emergency powers last month, has barred the country's Human Rights Commission from investigating complaints, news reports from the capital Suva said Wednesday. President Ratu ... Read more...

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Fiji’s neighbours disagree on how to deal with its military regime


May 19th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 19 (DPA) Differences among Fiji's Pacific neighbours over how to deal with the island's military regime emerged Tuesday following top-level talks between New Zealand and Tonga. Tongan Prime Minister Feleti ... Read more...

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Fiji hopes against suspension from regional bloc


April 29th, 2009 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Suva, April 29 (Xinhua) Fiji's Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum Wednesday said the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) might not suspend his country from the grouping in the wake of its failure to announce ... Read more...

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Security Council calls for restoration of Fijian democracy


April 21st, 2009 - 7:43 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 21 (DPA) The UN Security Council has expressed deep concern over the abrogation of the Fijian constitution and sacking of all judges by the island's military regime. The April 10 ... Read more...

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Bainimarama says his new legal order is the future of Fiji


April 17th, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Suva (Fiji), Apr.17 (ANI): Fiji dictator Colonel Voreqe Bainimarama has claimed that his new "legal order" is the future of the island nation.In an extraordinary speech to civil servants this morning, ... Read more...

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Fiji military government censors media


April 12th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 12 (DPA) Fiji's biggest newspaper appeared with a blank page Sunday and the national television network refused to broadcast its usual evening news bulletin to protest censorship by the ... Read more...

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Aussie PM condemns Fiji emergency as “military dictatorship”


April 12th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr. 12 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has condemned the recent declaration of emergency in Fiji, saying that the move would turn the great country into a military dictatorship. ... Read more...

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Fiji strongman Bainimarama back in charge


April 11th, 2009 - 6:50 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 11 (DPA) Two days after Fiji military chief Voreqe Bainimarama's government was declared illegal by the Court of Appeal, he was back in charge Saturday, sworn in as caretaker prime ... Read more...

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Emergency in Fiji as president revokes constitution (Second Lead)


April 10th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 10 (DPA) Fiji was placed under emergency rule Friday after President Ratu Josefa Iloilo revoked the constitution and sacked the Court of Appeal judges who declared the military government illegal, ... Read more...

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Fiji president revokes constitution, no election till 2014 (Lead)


April 10th, 2009 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 10 (DPA) Fiji was plunged into political limbo Friday as President Ratu Josefa Iloilo revoked the constitution and sacked the Court of Appeal judges who declared the military government illegal, ... Read more...

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Fiji’s President throws out Constitution and appoints himself Head of State


April 10th, 2009 - 10:03 am ICT by admin
FIJI (BNO NEWS) – In a radio address to the nation at 11.30 a.m. on Friday morning, Fiji's President Ratu Josefa Iloilo announced he has abrogated the 1997 Constitution and that he ... Read more...

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Fiji president revokes constitution, bans elections to 2014


April 10th, 2009 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 10 (DPA) Fijian President Ratu Josefa Iloilo, whose military government has been declared illegal by the Court of Appeal, revoked the constitution Friday and sacked the country's judges, according to ... Read more...

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