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India and World – Fuji
Fiji was a British colony up until 1970; British occupation lasted almost a century. Because of the abundance of forest, mineral, and fish resources, Fiji is one of the most developed economies in the Pacific island realm.
Politics of Fiji normally take place in the framework of a parliamentary representative democratic republic, whereby the Prime Minister of Fiji is the head of government, the President the head of state, and of a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the Parliament of Fiji. The Judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature.
Indo-Fijians (38.1%), descendants of Indian contract labourers brought to the islands by theBritish colonial powers in the 19th century to work on sugarcane plantations. These were complemented by the later arrival of Gujarati and Punjabi immigrants who arrived as free settlers. The percentage of the population of Fijian Indian descent has declined significantly over the last two decades due to migration for various reasons. The Fiji coup of 2000 provoked a violent backlash against the Indo-Fijians for a time.
The Fiji coup of 2000 was a complicated affair involving a civilian putsch by hardline Fijiannationalists against the elected government of a non-native (ethnically Indian) Prime Minister,Mahendra Chaudhry, on 19 May 2000
- Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Fiji’s Attorney-General since 8 January 2007.
- Ajit Swaran Singh, district court judge inNew Zealand
- Anand Satyanand, Governor General ofNew Zealand
- Bobby Singh, retired professional American and Canadian football guard
- Imrana Jalal, human rights advisor to the United Nations Development Program and as a member of the International Commission of Jurists
- Jai Ram Reddy, former leader of opposition in Fiji and member of the International Criminal Tribunal forRwanda
- Julian Moti, former Attorney General of theSolomon Islands.
- Lisa Singh,Australian Senator
- Mahendra Chaudhry, 4th Prime Minister of Fiji
- Rajen Prasad, member of parliament in New Zealand
- Rajesh Chandra, first Vice-Chancellor of University of Fiji and present Vice-Chancellor of the University of the South Pacific.
- Satya Nandan, chairman of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
- Tanita Tikaram, singer-songwriter based inGermany
- Vijay Singh, former world number one golfer