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May 26, 1987 | From Times Wires Services
The new caretaker government of Fiji met Monday for the first time, but the ousted prime minister refused to recognize it and said he may form a separate nation. Timoci Bavadra said he will see Governor General Ratu Penaia Ganilau, the British crown's representative in this former colony, and demand reinstatement of the Indian-dominated government that Bavadra formed after elections in April. Bavadra was forced from power May 14 in a military coup led by Lt. Col.
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May 26, 1987 | From Times Wires Services
The new caretaker government of Fiji met Monday for the first time, but the ousted prime minister refused to recognize it and said he may form a separate nation. Timoci Bavadra said he will see Governor General Ratu Penaia Ganilau, the British crown's representative in this former colony, and demand reinstatement of the Indian-dominated government that Bavadra formed after elections in April. Bavadra was forced from power May 14 in a military coup led by Lt. Col.
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December 18, 1993 | Reuters
Fijian President Ratu Penaia Ganilau died Wednesday night while undergoing treatment in the United States for a blood disorder, a Fijian spokesman said Thursday. Ganilau, 75, died at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, said Peter Halder, an aide who traveled with the president to the United States. He said he did not immediately know the official cause of death, and the hospital refused to comment.
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May 20, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Riots broke out across the capital today with Fijian mobs attacking ethnic Indians, and the South Pacific island's governor general moved to form a caretaker government a day after a military coup collapsed. The violence followed the release late Tuesday of Prime Minister Timoci Bavadra and his Indian-dominated Cabinet, who had been held under house arrest since last Thursday, when Lt. Col. Sitivani Rabuka stormed the Parliament and announced the military was in control.
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September 25, 1987 | Associated Press
Military strongman Sitiveni Rabuka today staged his second coup in less than five months, saying he wanted to safeguard the rights of the minority ethnic Fijian population. Rabuka, a 39-year-old ethnic Fijian who appointed himself head of the army at the time of his May 14 coup, announced in a nationwide broadcast that his forces had "reasserted their authority over the government of Fiji." There were no immediate reports of injuries.
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May 18, 1987 | From Reuters
All reserve soldiers were asked to report to the nearest barracks as soon as possible Sunday as the Fiji military, which staged a bloodless coup Thursday, prepared for escalating protests against the takeover. The government-owned radio broke into programs Sunday night to alert listeners for an important broadcast by the governor general and the officer who led the coup against the Indian-dominated government, but there was no broadcast and a government source said an "impasse" had arisen.
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May 20, 1987 | Associated Press
Prime Minister Timoci Bavadra was freed unharmed by his military captors Tuesday night, and he vowed to regain control of the government from the soldiers who overthrew him last week. Bavadra, his 11 Cabinet ministers and the 16 other members of his government were released 12 hours after Governor General Ratu Penaia Ganilau said on army-controlled radio that he had dissolved Parliament and would call new elections. Ganilau said his plans have the approval of Lt. Col.
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May 19, 1987 | From the Washington Post
The new military government of Fiji showed its first signs of unraveling, as the leader of Thursday's coup and the island's respected governor general Monday night worked to forge a face-saving compromise that could end the army takeover. Governor General Ratu Penaia Ganilau told the nation in a radio address Monday night that the military leaders agreed that he could act as Fiji's chief executive.
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May 21, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Army troops patrolled nearly deserted streets early today to prevent looting after ethnic clashes, while Fiji's governor general and the island nation's Great Council of Chiefs sought a way to end the governmental crisis in the wake of last week's military coup. More than 50 people were reported injured Wednesday when young Fijians attacked ethnic Indians at an outdoor prayer meeting in the first racial violence since the coup.
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May 16, 1987 | From Reuters
The army-backed Council of Ministers held its first meeting Friday and called for international recognition of Fiji's new regime the day after a coup ousted the month-old government of Prime Minister Timoci Bavadra. Lt. Col. Sitiveni Rabuka, who led the bloodless coup, ignored the declaration of a state of emergency by Governor General Ratu Penaia Ganilau and took the chair at the meeting.
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May 29, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
The United States and New Zealand today suspended aid to Fiji to protest the coup that ousted an elected government earlier this month. In a parallel development, hotels and businesses began laying off workers as fallout from the coup struck the tourism and sugar industries, the two mainstays of this South Pacific island nation's economy. An American Embassy statement said that U.S.
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