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By Lice Movono, RNZ Pacific correspondent in Suva Fijians will go to the polls to choose their next government on December 14. In a statement yesterday,...

COMMENTARY: By Wadan Narsey There is a shameful public tragedy unfolding day by day as the Bainimarama government tries to stop a potential political candidate,...

NZ Pacific A Pacific media academic says Fiji is still not a fully-fledged democracy and is recovering from the impacts of the 2006 coup --...

ANALYSIS: By Sadhana Sen and Stephen Howes The last time the Australian Labor Party came to power (in 2007), Australia was imposing sanctions against Fiji...

ANALYSIS: By Shailendra Singh of the University of the South Pacific In Fiji’s politically charged context, national elections are historically a risky period. Since the...

By Arieta Vakasukawaqa in Suva Opposition National Federation Party leader Professor Biman Prasad has questioned the motive of the FijiFirst government to continuously highlight the...

By Michael Field of The Pacific Newsroom Fiji’s police chief Sitiveni Qiliho looks to have dug out an old playbook that was used over a...

OBITUARY: By Professor Biman Prasad Brij Vilash Lal, banished from the land of his birth by the Bainimarama government in November 2009 for championing democracy...

ANALYSIS: By Wadan Narsey in Suva The opinion polls about voting intentions for Fiji's 2022 General Election suggests that voters face the horrible challenge of...

COMMENTARY: By Graham Davis "So many detractors were saying, 'no you won’t get it, the Supervisor of Elections won’t allow it'. I said, 'well let...

By Litia Cava in Suva Former Fiji opposition leader Sitiveni Rabuka has submitted his application to register his newly proposed political party -- the "People's...

COMMENTARY: By Pita Waqavonovono in Suva I thank The Fiji Times for covering this story. I also thank Archbishop Peter Chong for providing a space...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Retired politics professor and historian Robert "Robbie" Robertson, 69, co-author of the book Shattered Coups about the 1987 coups led by...

By David Robie in Auckland Bananas, balaclavas and banners … these were stock-in-trade for human rights activists of the New Zealand-based Coalition for Democracy in...

REFLECTIONS: By Robbie Robertson and Akosita Tamanisau in Melbourne The pictures of Professor Pal Ahluwalia, the vice-chancellor of the University of the South Pacific...

By Christine Rovoi, RNZ Pacific journalist The writing is on the wall for Fiji's main opposition party, says New Zealand-based Fijian academic Professor Steven Ratuva. His...

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A new Fiji magazine published by a New Zealand-based media collective made its debut this weekend to mark Fiji's 50th Independence...

COMMENT: Nik Naidu reflects on the 33rd anniversary of the original - first of four - coups in his homeland of Fiji. Today is the...

ANALYSIS: By Dr Dominic O'Sullivan It is not unusual for Fiji to intimidate and imprison journalists. Journalists provide checks on government, parliament and business, which threatens...

By Litia Cava in Suva Former Prime Minister and Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) leader Sitiveni Rabuka is now sure to contest the 2018 general...

By Sri Krishnamurthi of Asia-Pacific Report A repentant Sitiveni Rabuka, the Fiji military strongman who sparked off the country's "coup culture" in 1987, admits he...

As Fiji lurches towards stability and democracy, the military’s overwhelming presence is a reminder of what once was, and could happen again, as the...