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Fiji

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Politics and government of
Fiji
coat of arms of fiji This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... Constitutional Structure See main article: Constitution of Fiji and linked articles. ...


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Legislative Fiji became a republic in 1987, when Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom formally abdicated as Queen of Fiji, following two military coups led by Lieutenant Colonel Sitiveni Rabuka. ... Ratu Josefa Iloilovatu Uluivuda (born December 29, 1920) has been the President of Fiji since 2001. ... The Fijian vice-presidency is a mostly ceremonial office. ... Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi (born 1957) is the Vice-President of Fiji. ... Fiji received its independence in 1970. ... Laisenia Qarase (born February 4, 1941) is the Prime Minister of Fiji. ... Fiji has the Westminster system - executive authority is vested nominally in a President, but exercised in practice by a Cabinet of Ministers, presided over by the Prime Minister. ... The Attorney General of Fiji is his countrys official lawyer within the government. ... The post of Leader of the Opposition is a political office common in countries that are part of the Commonwealth of Nations. ...


Local government Fijis Parliament is bicameral. ... The Senate of Fiji is the upper chamber of Parliament. ... Overview The House of Representatives is the lower chamber of Fijis Parliament. ... The Speaker is the presiding officer of the Fijian House of Representatives. ... Fiji is divided administratively into four divisions, which are further subdivided into fourteen provinces. ...

Former institutions Fiji has established municipal governments have been established for two cities (Suva and Lautoka) and ten towns (Ba, Labasa, Lami, Levuka, Nadi, Nausori, Nasinu, Savusavu, Sigatoka, and Tavua). ... Fijis municipal elections of October 2002 produced results that allowed three major political parties, the United Fiji Party (SDL), the Fiji Labour Party (FLP), and the National Federation Party (NFP) to claim a victory of sorts. ... Municipal elections were held for 11 of Fijis twelve city and town councils on 22 October 2005. ...


Constitution The title of Queen of Fiji was held by Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom between 1972 and 1987. ... Fiji was a British Crown Colony from 1874 to 1970, and an independent dominion in the British Commonwealth from 1970 to 1987. ... Fiji became a British Crown Colony in 1874, and an independent dominion in the British Commonwealth in 1970; the British Monarch (Queen Elizabeth II remained the Head of State until 1987, when she formally abdicated following two military coups). ... Fijis British colonial rulers established the office of Chief Minister in October 1967, along with the Cabinet system of government. ... // The colonial Governors of Fiji relied on the Executive Council for advice on proposals for legislation which, after being discussed in the Executive Council meetings, came before the Legislative Council in the form of bills. ... The Fijian Legislative Council was the colonial precursor to the present-day Parliament, which came into existence when Fiji became independent on 10 October 1970. ...


Great Council of Chiefs This article is a commentary on the Preamble to the Fijian constitution. ... Chapter 1: The State. ... Chapter 2: Compact. ... Chapter 3: Citizenship. ... Chapter 4: Bill of Rights. ... Chapter 5: Social Justice. ... Chapter 6: The Parliament. ... Chapter 7: Executive Government. ... Chapter 8 Great Council of Chiefs (Bose Levu Vakaturaga) Chapter 8: Executive Government. ... Chapter 9 Judiciary Section 117 Judicial power (1) The judicial power of the State vests in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court and in such other courts as are created by law. ... Chapter 10 State Services Section 140 Recruitment and promotion policy The recruitment of persons to a state service, the promotion of persons within a state service and the management of a state service must be based on the following principles: (a) government policies should be carried out effectively and efficiently... Chapter 11 Accountability Part 1 Code of Conduct Section 156 Code of Conduct (1) This section applies to the President, Vice-President, Ministers, members of Parliament, holders of offices established by or continued in existence under this Constitution, members of commissions, Secretaries of departments, the Secretary to the Cabinet and... Chapter 12 Revenue and Expenditure Section 175 Raising of revenue The raising by the Government of revenue or moneys, whether through the imposition of taxation or otherwise, must be authorised by or under an Act. ... Chapter 13 Group Rights Section 185 Alteration of certain Acts (1) A bill alters any of the following Acts, namely: (a) Fijian Affairs Act; (b) Fijian Development Fund Act; (c) Native Lands Act; (d) Native Land Trust Act; (e) Rotuman Act; (f) Rotuman Lands Act; (g) Banaban Lands Act; or... Chapter 14 Emergency Powers Section 187 Emergency powers (1) The Parliament may make a law conferring power on the President, acting an the advice of the Cabinet, to proclaim a state of emergency in Fiji, or in a part of Fiji, in such circumstances as the law prescribes. ... Chapter 15 Amendment of Constitution Section 190 Alteration of Constitution This Constitution maybe altered in the way set out in this Chapter and may not be altered in any other way. ... Chapter 16 Commencement, Interpretation and Repeals Section 193 Short title and commencement (1) This Act maybe cited as the Constitution Amendment Act 1997. ... [Chapter 17] Schedule Oaths and Affirmations [Part 1] A. Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance Oath: I, A.B., do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Republic of the Fiji Islands, according to law. ... The Great Council of Chiefs (Bose Levu Vakaturaga in Fijian) is a constitutional body in the Republic of the Fiji Islands. ...

Electoral system The Great Council of Chiefs The Great Council of Chiefs (Bose Levu Vakaturaga in Fijian) is a formal assembly of Fijis senior hereditary chiefs, along with some representatives of the national government and provincial councils, who may or may not be hereditary chiefs themselves. ... Ratu Ovini Bokini is a Fijian statesman. ... A political party is a political organization subscribing to a certain ideology or formed around very special issues with the aim to participate in power, usually by participating in elections. ...

Elections The Fijian House of Representatives consists of 71 members, all elected from single member constuencies. ... A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures, goals or loyalty. ... Open constituencies represent one of several electoral models employed in the past and present in the Fijian electoral system. ... Communal constituencies have been the most durable feature of the Fijian electoral system. ... National constituencies are a former feature of the Fijian electoral system. ... Elections in Fiji gives information on election and election results in Fiji. ...


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Fiji maintains direct diplomatic or consular relations with countries with historical, culrural, or trading ties to Fiji; Ambassadors stationed in such countries are often accredited to neighbouring countries. Fiji maintains embassies in Belgium (taking care of Fiji's relations with the entire European Union), China, Japan, and the United States; and High Commissions in Australia, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and the United Kingdom (in keeping with the Commonwealth practice of calling missions in fellow-commonwealth countries High Commissions rather than Embassies). In addition to its High Commission in Canberra, Fiji has a Consulate in Sydney, Australia. Fiji also has a Permanent Mission to the United Nations. In 1963, the first significant changes were carried out to the composition of the Legislative Council of Fiji since 1937. ... The general election to the Legislative Council of Fiji in 1966 was the last to be held before independence from the United Kingdom was granted in 1970. ... After the 1966 election, Fiji adopted a Ministerial type of Government with Ratu Kamisese Mara, of the Alliance Party, as Chief Minister and A.D. Patel, of the Federation Party, as Leader of the Opposition. ... The general election to the Fijian House of Representatives in 1972 was the first since independence from the United Kingdom had been achieved in 1970. ... Fijis election for the House of Representatives held in March 1977 was the second since independence from the United Kingdom in 1970. ... A general election to Fijis House of Representatives was held in September 1977, to resolve the impasse of an earlier election that had been held in March. ... Fijis fourth general election to the House of Representatives was held in 1982. ... The general election of April 1987 was Fijis fifth since the country had gained its independence from the United Kingdom seventeen years earlier. ... A general election was held to restore Fiji to democracy in 1992. ... Fiji held a general election in 1994, three years earlier than scheduled. ... The general election to the Fijian House of Representatives, held from 8 to 15 May 1999, was historic. ... The Constitution of Fiji was restored by a High Court decision on 15 November 2000, following the failure of the political upheaval in which the government had been deposed and the constitution suspended in May that year. ... The Constitution of Fiji requires general elections for the House of Representatives to be held at least once every five years. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require rewriting and/or reformatting. ... Elections to the offices of President and Vice-President of Fiji are scheduled to take place on 8 March 2006, when the Great Council of Chiefs is due to meet as an electoral college at the Tradewinds Convention Centre in Lami on 8 March. ... Fiji maintains an independent, but generally pro-Western, foreign policy. ... Information on politics by country is available for every country, including both de jure and de facto independent states, inhabited dependent territories, as well as areas of special sovereignty. ... Consul (abbrev. ... A High Commissioner is a person serving in a special executive capacity. ... The Commonwealth of Nations (CN), usually known as the Commonwealth, is a voluntary association of 53 independent sovereign states, the majority of which are former colonies of the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Canberra (disambiguation). ... The rule of Napoleon Bonaparte after his coup detat in France had conducted the manners of French governmant under dictatorship and in a consulate. ... The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ... The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, and social equity. ...


In keeping with Fiji's recognition of the One China Policy, Fiji does not have official diplomatic relations with Taiwan. Unofficial ties are maintained by the Fiji Trade and Tourism Representative Office in Taipei, which is officially attached to the Embassy in Beijing, in the People's Republic of China. The One-China policy (Chinese: 一個中國) is the principle that there is one China and both mainland China and Taiwan are part of that China. ... Nickname: the City of Azaleas Government Official Website City of Taipei Mayor Ma Ying-jeou Capital District Xinyi Geographical characteristics Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 16 of 25 271. ... Beijing [English Pronunciation] (Chinese: 北京 [Chinese Pronunciation]; Pinyin: BÄ›ijÄ«ng; IPA: ), a city in northern China, is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ...

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Fijian missions abroad

Embassies

City, Country Name of mission Ambassador
Brussels, Belgium Fiji Mission to the European Union
(Embassy of Fiji to Belgium) [1]
website; email
Ratu Seremaia Tuinausori Cavuilati
Beijing, China Embassy of Fiji to China
website; email
Jeremaia Waqanisau
Tokyo, Japan Embassy of Fiji to Japan
website; email
Ratu Inoke Kubuabola
Washington, D.C., United States Embassy of Fiji to the United States
website; email
Jesoni Vitusagavulu
[1] Full title: Mission of the Fiji Islands to the European Union. Likewise, all other embassies are, in full, Embassy of the Fiji Islands to ....

An ambassador, rarely embassador, is a diplomatic official accredited to a foreign sovereign or government, or to an international organization, to serve as the official representative of his or her own country. ... Nickname: The Capital Of Europe, Comic City City of a 100 Museums Map showing the location of Brussels in Belgium Coordinates: Country Belgium Region Brussels-Capital Region Founded 797 Founded (Region) June 18, 1989 Mayor (Municipality) Freddy Thielemans Area    - City 162 (Region) km²  (62. ... Beijing [English Pronunciation] (Chinese: 北京 [Chinese Pronunciation]; Pinyin: BÄ›ijÄ«ng; IPA: ), a city in northern China, is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... H.E. Jeremaia Waqanisau Jeremaia Mocevakaca Waqanisau is a Fijian career soldier, civil servant, and diplomat, who has served since April 2004 as his countrys Ambassador to China. ... Tokyo , literally Eastern capital)   is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, the home of the Japanese Imperial Family, and the de facto[1] capital of Japan. ... Ratu is a title used by Fijians of chiefly rank. ... Categories: Fijian politicians | Stub ... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia. ... Jesoni Vitusagavulu Jesoni Vitusagavulu is a Fijian businessman and diplomat, who was appointed as Fijis fifth Ambassador to the United States on 26 May 2005, succeeding Anare Jale. ...

High Commissions

City, Country Name of mission High Commissioner
Canberra, Australia High Commission of Fiji to Australia
email
Amraya Naidu
New Delhi, India High Commission of Fiji to India
email
Luke Rokovada
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia High Commission of Fiji to Malaysia
email
Ratu Epeli Kanaimawi
Wellington, New Zealand High Commission of Fiji to New Zealand
email
Bal Ram
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea High Commission of Fiji to Papua New Guinea
email
Ratu Isoa Tikoca
London, United Kingdom High Commission of Fiji to the United Kingdom
website; email
Emitai L. Boladuadua

A High Commissioner is a person serving in a special executive capacity. ... For other uses, see Canberra (disambiguation). ... An Aerial view of New Delhi The Humayuns Tomb, situated in New Delhi, has an architectural design similar to the Taj Mahal. ... Nickname: KL Motto: Maju dan makmur (Malay: Peace and progress) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: Country Malaysia State Federal Territory Establishment 1857 Granted city status 1974 Mayor Ruslin Hasan Area    - City 243. ... Ratu is a title used by Fijians of chiefly rank. ... Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara or Poneke in Māori) is the capital of New Zealand, the countrys second largest urban area and the most populous national capital in Oceania. ... Port Moresby town Port Moresby, (), population 255,000 (2000), is the capital of Papua New Guinea. ... Ratu is a title used by Fijians of chiefly rank. ... full of cockneys. ...

Other diplomatic missions of Fiji

City, Country Name of mission Head of Mission
Sydney, Australia Consulate of Fiji in Sydney
email
Consul-General Ratu Meli Malani
New York, United States Fiji Mission to the United Nations [1]
website; email
Ambassador Isikia Savua
[1] Full title: Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Fiji Islands to the United Nations

The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ... See also: consulate (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width {{{WidthUS}}} miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... An ambassador, rarely embassador, is a diplomatic official accredited to a foreign sovereign or government, or to an international organization, to serve as the official representative of his or her own country. ... Isikia Savua Isikia Rabici Savua is a senior Fijian diplomat, who has previously had a distinguished career in the Military and police forces before taking up his present post as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations on 4 March 2003. ...

Trade missions of Fiji

City, Country Name of mission Head of Mission
Los Angeles, United States Fiji Trade Office Trade Commissioner Ravin Swamy
Taipei, Taiwan [1] Fiji Trade and Tourism Representative Office Trade Representative Taina Tagicakibau
[1] The name of Taiwan is not used in official Fijian diplomatic documents, in keeping with Fiji's observance of the One China Policy.

Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Nickname: the City of Azaleas Government Official Website City of Taipei Mayor Ma Ying-jeou Capital District Xinyi Geographical characteristics Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 16 of 25 271. ...

Foreign missions resident in Fiji

Country Type of mission Head of Mission
Australia High Commission
website; email
High Commissioner Susan Jennifer Delyse Boyd
China Embassy
email
Ambassador Zhang Junsai
European Union Delegation for the Pacific Head of Delegation Marinus Frans Baan
Federated States of Micronesia Embassy Ambassador Kodaro Martin Gallen
France Embassy Ambassador Jean-Pierre Vidon
India High Commission High Commissioner Ishwar Singh Chauhan
Indonesia Embassy Ambassador Albert Matondang
Japan Embassy Ambassador Hisato Murayama
Kiribati High Commission High Commissioner Tetaua Taitai
Korea (South) Embassy Ambassador Park Byung-Yun
Malaysia High Commission High Commissioner Datuk Mohammed Takwir Din
Marshall Islands Embassy Ambassador Mack Kaminaga
Nauru High Commission High Commissioner Camilla Solomon
New Zealand High Commission High Commissioner Adrian George Simcock
Papua New Guinea High Commission High Commissioner Babani Maraga
Tuvalu High Commission High Commissioner Seve Paeniu
United Kingdom High Commission
website
High Commissioner Michael Anthony Price
United States Embassy
website
Ambassador Larry Miles Dinger

 
 

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