Nananu I Ra
Background: Fiji became independent in 1970, after nearly a century as a British colony. Democratic rule was interrupted by two military coups in 1987, caused by concern over a government perceived as dominated by the Indian community (descendants of contract laborers brought to the islands by the British in the 19th century). A 1990 constitution favored native Melanesian control of Fiji, but led to heavy Indian emigration; the population loss resulted in economic difficulties, but ensured that Melanesians became the majority. Amendments enacted in 1997 made the constitution more equitable. Free and peaceful elections in 1999 resulted in a government led by an Indo-Fijian, but a coup in May 2000 ushered in a prolonged period of political turmoil. Parliamentary elections held in August 2001 provided Fiji with a democratically elected government and gave a mandate to the government of Prime Minister Laisenia QARASE.
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- December 14th 2012 Nananu-I-ra, off the N. coast of Vitu Levu, Fiji
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- August 2nd 2011 Day 27 - Second verse same as the first (still raining)
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- August 1st 2011 Day 26 - Chester Pets a Shark
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- July 31st 2011 Day 25 - Paradise awaits, or so we thought
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- November 12th 2008 Through the heart of Viti Levu to Rakiraki
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- November 9th 2008 Kitesurfing at Safari Lodge, Nananu-i-ra
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- March 6th 2007 Bula Fiji Loves You!
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- February 27th 2007 Fiji time!
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- November 18th 2006 Bula!!!
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- November 13th 2006 Days 28 - 30: Manta Ray Island Resort
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- July 25th 2006 The Fiji Experience!
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- July 22nd 2006 Fiji Fun!
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- May 6th 2006 Small earthquake, no tsunami, not many hurt
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- October 29th 2004 Fiji Experience day 4
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