Archive | Fiji

03 April 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Fijian Elections in 2014 – Overseas Fijian Citizens Can Participate

I’m so immensely excited about having the chance to vote in the first Fijian elections in more than a decade. I’ve never had the chance to vote! And I’m absolutely uninterested in voting for the lesser of two evils in the U.S. These are the parties seeking registration under the new decree: Fiji Labour Party (originally […]

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01 July 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Pani (Water), Memory and Post-Colonial Identity

Miles from a place fondly called home, a small plastic bottle of FIJI Water peers at me through the doors of a convenience store, teasing and tormenting, begging me to take it back. I reach out fondly, only to jerk my hand away. They say it’s untouched by civilization, They say it provides jobs, They […]

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16 January 2010 ~ 0 Comments

What Do Google Users Know About Fiji and Fijians?

Searching Google for Fiji? Try stopping for answers here. Where do Fijians Come From? I am sure the question above is asked by Americans the most. Where do Americans come from? Fijians come from the South Pacific Island country of Fiji. Why is Fiji water so good or so bad? I’ll pick so bad. Where […]

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01 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Getting Over Sex Tabboo Critical to HIV+ Prevention

It’s World AIDs Day and nothing hampers the prevention of HIV and AIDS more than ignorance and tabboo. Sex is still a taboo subject in most Indian and Fijian communities. In India, over 2.3 million adults live with HIV. Even a liberal Bollywood has been slow to push the envelope with no real commercial films […]

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01 November 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Fiji Falls On the Press Freedom Index

The latest press freedom index rankings released by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has Fiji plunging 73 places to 152 after a crackdown on the media by Fijian dictator Frank Bainimarama. No criticism whatsoever is allowed of Commodore Bainimarama or the military regime. Under Section 16 (1) of the Emergency Regulations (titled “Control of Broadcast and […]

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