Catching Up

Fiji’s high court on Thursday sentenced former Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama to one year in prison for influencing a 2019 graft investigation while he governed the Pacific Island nation, the Guardian reported. The case is centered on allegations of financial mismanagement at the University of the...

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Shifting Sands

Fiji will reconsider its security ties with China, the island nation’s leader hinted Wednesday, a potential shift that comes amid heightened geopolitical tensions in the Pacific region, the Associated Press reported. Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka said the country was reviewing the controversial police cooperation deal that...

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Coup by Ballot

Fiji’s opposition parties reached a deal Tuesday to form a coalition government, putting an end to the 16-year rule of Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama of the South Pacific Island nation, Agence France-Presse reported. The minor Social Democratic Liberal Party said it would join a broad coalition...

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Winner, Winner

Voters in Fiji went to the polls Wednesday to decide which party would govern the archipelago against a backdrop of rising inflation and questions about democracy in the country, Reuters reported. Wednesday’s race pits the FijiFirst party of Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama – a former coup...

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