Order of Fiji

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Order of Fiji
Award of  Fiji
Type State Order
Ribbon Red with a white central stripe. Awards in the military division have a narrow red stripe bisecting the white central stripe.
Eligibility Fijian nationals or anyone who makes an impact for Fiji
Awarded for Achievement and merit to Fiji and mankind as a whole.
Chancellor[1] President of Fiji[1]
Grades (w/ post-nominals) Companion (CF), Officer (OF), Member (MF), Medal (MOF)
Statistics
Established 1 March 1995
Precedence
Next (higher) None
Next (lower) President's Cross
Order of Fiji (General Division).png
Ribbon of the General Division
Order of Fiji (Military Division).png
Ribbon of the Military Division

The Order of Fiji is the highest honour of the Fijian honours system. Established 1 March 1995, the order is presented for achievement and merit to Fiji and mankind as a whole. The order is divided into a general division and military division, and is presented in three classes, with an associated medal.

The President of Fiji serves as the chancellor of the order and also as the order's Principal Companion. Following their term of office, former presidents remain as Companions of the Order of Fiji.[2]

The Order of Fiji was a Commonwealth honour from its re-admittance to the Commonwealth on 20 December 2001,[3] to its second full suspension from the Commonwealth on 1 September 2009.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Fiji Government Online Portal - PRESIDENT TO BESTOW HONORS TO FIJI". Fiji.gov.fj. 29 May 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "FIJI HONOURS AND AWARDS ACT, 1995 ACT NO. 7 OF 1995". Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Ingram, Derek (April 2002). "Commonwealth Update". The Round Table 91 (364): pp. 149–50. doi:10.1080/00358530220144148. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Fiji Suspended from the Commonwealth". Commonwealth Secretariat. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  5. ^ http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=7-3653-0-0-0&sID=35815&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=10608475
  6. ^ http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/humanitarian-medal-for-bainimarama/story-e6frf7jx-1225703122972
  7. ^ "Sir Paul Reeves state funeral - updates - Story - NZ News". 3 News. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Meeting the Prime Minister, Hon. Qarase, in his office". State Visit by Sir Michael Somare, the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea. Government of Fiji. Archived from the original on 24 October 2007. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 

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