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Fiji

Nation and archipelago in the SW Pacific, 1,300 mi N of New Zealand . Discovered by Abel Tasman in 1643, it was visited by Captain James Cook in 1774. The Fiji Island s, strategically located and agriculturally rich, were annexed by Great Britain in 1858. An important Allied supply point in World War II, Fiji became an independent dominion of the Commonwealth in 1970 with Sir Ratu Kamisese Mara as prime minister. In 1987 Colonel Sitiveni Rabuka led two coups that took control of the government for the native Fijians from the ethnic Indians. Fiji was declared a republic and left the Common-wealth of Nations. In 1990 a new constitution granted nonurban native Fijians a disproportionate say in the government. In 1992, Rabuka became prime minister, and in 1994 Mara was appointed president. In 1997, the constitution was amended giving nonethnic Fijians a larger voice, and in 1999 Mahendra Chaudhry of the Labor Party became Fiji’s first ethnic Indian prime minister. In 2000 a military coup by Fijian nationalists took power, but the coup eventually failed. A new government was elected in 2002, but was ruled illegal when it did not include the opposition party. In 2004, Chaudhry agreed to take a role as head of the opposition and the government crisis was ended, but ethnic conflict continues to be a problem.


     

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50 people were injured in mexico due to the collapse of the bridge

At least fifty people were injured varying degrees due to the collapse of a pedestrian bridge at the fair in a small Mexican town called Jerez of Zacatecas. About this informed the representatives of... read more

the balloon landed on the prison territory in india

In an Indian prison in the North of the country there was an unusual incident. On the territory of the closed institutions landed the balloon in the dumpster were tourists. Actually this stop was une... read more

puerto rico is waiting for pizza lovers and beer

14 June in the capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan, for the second time will be a gastronomic festival Pizza & Beer Fest. This is an interesting alternative for those who want a break from Caribbean foo... read more

philippines in the power of haiyan

Today hit the Philippines the most powerful for the last year the Typhoon, which meteorologists call "Haiyan". This hurricane got the highest rating on the Saffir - Simpson. Currently, it is known th... read more

appears 6 star hotel in valencia

Singapore construction company announced plans to build in Valencia hotel level 6*. In addition to the standard set of services Grand complex will have gardens, casino and museums. ... read more