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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.

Order of Fiji
TypeState Order
Established1 March 1995
Country Fiji
RibbonRed with a white central stripe. Awards in the military division have a narrow red stripe bisecting the white central stripe.
EligibilityFijian nationals or anyone who makes an impact for Fiji
Awarded forAchievement and merit to Fiji and mankind as a whole.
ChancellorPresident of Fiji[1]
GradesCompanion (CF), Officer (OF), Member (MF), Medal (MOF)
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 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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Grades and divisionsEdit

The Order of Fiji is awarded in a military division and a general division. It is awarded in three classes and a medal with the following postnominals:[5]

  • Companion (CF)
  • Officer (OF)
  • Member (MF)
  • Medal (MOF)

Notable recipientsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "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" (PDF). The Round Table. 91 (364): 149–50. doi:10.1080/00358530220144148. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Fiji Suspended from the Commonwealth". Commonwealth Secretariat. 1 September 2009. Archived from the original on 4 September 2009. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  5. ^ "The Honour System". Fiji Focus. 2 (5). Fiji Ministry of Information. 12 March 2011. p. 19. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  6. ^ http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/humanitarian-medal-for-bainimarama/story-e6frf7jx-1225703122972
  7. ^ http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=7-3653-0-0-0&sID=35815&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=10608475
  8. ^ "Sir Paul Reeves state funeral - updates - Story - NZ News". 3 News. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  9. ^ http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=367945
  10. ^ "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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