Another blow to colonialism: Fiji to remove the Union Jack from its flag
Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has announced that the Pacific Island Country will officially remove the United Kindom's Union Jack from its flag.
Fiji gained independence from the UK in 1970. According to the BBC, the Prime Minister said, "We need to replace the symbols on our existing flag that are out of date and no longer relevant, including some anchored to our colonial past." The new flag will be unveiled on October 10, 2015.
There are currently only four nations which are former British colonies still using the Union Jack as a national symbol: Australia, New Zealand, Tuvalu and Fiji.