In 2003, Fiji was a small South Pacific island nation with a population of around 890,000 people. It had a GDP of $2 billion and its economy was largely based on tourism, fishing, and agriculture.
According to computergees, the country had been under military rule since 1987 and was governed by Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase since 2000. Fiji had made some progress towards economic growth but overall progress was slow due to limited resources and lack of foreign investment.
The political landscape in 2003 was dominated by Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase who had implemented several reforms to promote economic growth and social equality. There was an emphasis on free market policies such as low taxes, deregulation, privatization, and free trade agreements with other countries in the region. Additionally, access to free education and healthcare services were improved due to increased investments in these areas. Economic growth was further supported by robust infrastructure development projects as well as reform initiatives aimed at reducing corruption levels in the country. The country also faced some challenges due to its fragile environment which included increasing pollution levels from agricultural runoff and deforestation.
Fiji. According to Countryaah.com, Fiji Independence Day is October 10.The Supreme Court announced in July that Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase’s refusal to include the Indian-dominated Labor Party (FLP) in government violates the Constitution. According to Fiji’s constitution, which aims to promote multi-party governments with representatives from different ethnic groups, parties with at least 10% of seats in the House of Representatives are entitled to government posts. FLP has 38%. The HD decision established a ruling in the Appellate Court of 2002.
Qarase, which after the 2001 elections formed a government with only Fijian ministers, believes that the ruling party SDL and FLP cannot cooperate because their political programs are diametrically opposite. In accordance with the HD decision, in August Qarase offered 14 FLP members a seat in the government. At the same time, the number of ministers would be increased from 22 to 36. Among the respondents, however, there was no FLP leader Mahendra Chaudhry, because Qarase claimed that he could not cooperate with him. The 14 selected refused to accept the offers as long as Chaudhry could not be included in the government. In September, Qarase returned the issue to HD to determine how many ministerial posts FLP was entitled to. According to Chaudhry, the party was entitled to 17 ministerial posts.
In May, Fiji’s Vice President Jope Seniloli and four other men were indicted for the 2000 coup, led by businessman George Speight, sentenced to life in prison for treason.
Residents of the village of Nabutautau in November invited Australian descendants of Christian missionary Thomas Baker to an unusual ceremony. The villagers apologize to the relatives for killing their ancestors and eating up Baker in 1867. According to the villagers, the cannibal council is the reason why it has rested a curse on the distant and poor village that it is now hoped to be freed from. Prime Minister Qarase also attended the ceremony.
Republic of the Fiji Islands Brief Guide
According to AbbreviationFinder, the Republic of the Fiji Islands, or Fiji, is an archipelago state in the South Pacific, east of Vanuatu, west of Tonga and south of Tuvalu.
Travel Seasons Year-
round destination. The best time to travel is during our summer season, the quietest season in October / November. Cyclone season from November to April.
Prepare carefully and pack lightly
Each pound of less luggage reduces the fuel consumption of the vehicle. For more passengers, this can have a significant impact. For personal hygiene, you should pack travel sizes or sample packs that not only save space but also weight. For these, however, it is a good idea to consider the amount of waste that may be generated. Depending on the destination, it is also important to take into account the local water situation – if necessary, it is advisable to favor, for example, hair products that do not require rinsing.
Travel documents and electronic reading save space and weight. For charging electronic devices, backup power sources based on a solar cell, for example, are available. For example, footwear often takes up a lot of space in a suitcase and easily accumulates the weight of the bag. Think about what equipment you really need for the trip and leave the extra items at home.