Fiji to remove Union Jack from flag - Regional

February 4, 2015 12:45 AM

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SUVA: Fiji will remove the Union Jack from its flag and replace it with a design that symbolises the Pacific nation and not former colonial power Britain, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said.

A one-time coup leader who was elected last September in Fiji’s first elections in eight years, Bainimarama said yesterday that the flag had served the country well since its independence in 1970 but was now outdated.

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