Update: 9:04PM FIJI'S new Constitution that comes into effect tomorrow is a blueprint for the future direction of the country.
This was outlined by President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau after giving his assent to the country's fourth Constitution.
Ratu Epeli says the Constitution establishes the principle that every Fijian is equal whoever they are, wherever they come from or whatever their religious or political beliefs.
"It provides for an independent judiciary, equal access to the law, freedom of speech and expression and a range of unprecedented rights for every Fijian," Ratu Epeli said.
"These include the right to education, health, adequate food and water plus specific recognition of the rights of the iTaukei people for the ownership and protection of their land and recognition of their culture, tradition, customs and language. Similar protections and rights apply to our Rotuman and Banaban citizens."
Commending the new Constitution Ratu Epeli has called on every citizen to give it their support.