Jun 06, 2020 Last Updated 7:41 AM, Jun 5, 2020

Claims of Chinese interference hit upcoming…

The intense campaign in Kiribati’s presidential election has been dogged by allegations of interference by…

Nauru President calls for an end to USP saga

Nauru President Lionel Aingimea
Nauru’s President Lionel Aingimea has called for an end to the incessant attempts to remove the vice…

F$1.7m payout for 8,000 FNPF members today

Around 8,000 members of the Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) now have less than F$35 in their General…

Thompson calls urgent USP meeting over CEO sacking

USP Vice Chancellor Professor Pal Ahluwalia
The year-long leadership tussle at the sole Pacific owned university has flared again with reports of fresh…

PNG rejects observer suspension on fishing vessels

The Papua New Guinea Fishing Industry Association (PNGFIA) has rejected the recent suspension by the Western…

USP challenged by sacked manager

Hasmukh Lal
A former senior manager of the University of the South Pacific has lodged a complaint against his employer…

Why we're bailing out Fiji Airways: FNPF

The Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) is helping to bail out Fiji Airways as it is a strategic investment…

Potential for more benefits from new Hawaiki…

A new deal could potentially provide more Pacific Island countries access to affordable Internet via…

Consumption and investment down: Fiji Reserve Bank

The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is starting to show in declining consumption and investment…

Fiji's main opposition party suspended

Fiji Leader of the Opposition
This week's sitting of the Fijian Parliament in the capital Suva continued without the country main…

Fiji government to support troubled national…

The Fijian Government used its majority in parliament this week to fast track the passing into law of two…

Fiji Airways lays off workers, seeks urgent loan

The Fiji Parliament will be today asked to urgently grant a government guarantee for a loan to keep Fiji…

Island Business Magazine's Latest Publication's Features

The future of tourism
COVID poses added threat to PNG economic growth
InDepth: Fiji’s Permanent Rep to the UN
Kids clubs may look quite different post-COVID
May 28, 2020

The future of tourism

in May by Samantha Magick
The end of breakfast buffets and garlanding on arrival. The rise of virtual travel experiences. The longing for solitude and simplicity. This is just…
Daniel Goa,  president of the largest independence party Union Calédonienne
May 28, 2020

FLNKS demands strict COVID border controls

in May by Nic Maclellan
Like many Pacific Islands, the French dependency of New Caledonia has restricted the rapid spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus through strong border…
May 28, 2020

Porgera extension rejection reflects policy of economic nationalism

in May by Kevin McQuillan
The Papua New Guinea government’s decision not to extend the mining lease on the economically important Porgera gold mine has shocked the joint…
Foreign trade ministers say PICTA needs to be modernised
May 28, 2020

PICTA: Picture of indifference

in May by Ambassador Kaliopate Tavola
PICTA stands for Pacific Island Countries Trade Agreement. It is a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiated amongst the Pacific Island Countries (PICs)…
Vanuatu voters
May 28, 2020

On running for elections in Vanuatu as a woman

in May by Dr Andrina Thomas and Elise Howard
In the recent Vanuatu national elections, Dr Andrina Thomas stood for the rural electorate of Espiritu Santo. In this article, which was originally…
Fiji’s Permanent Rep to the UN, Satyendra Prasad with UN Secretary General António Guterres
May 28, 2020

InDepth: Life during the lockdown

in May by Samantha Magick
For over two months, Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Satyendra Prasad has been largely confined to his home, He describes life…
Ian Ling-Stuckey
May 28, 2020

COVID poses added threat to economic growth and stability

in May by Kevin McQuillan
The outbreak of Covid-19 in Papua New Guinea represents an added threat to economic growth and stability, given the country's limited capacity to…
Caretaker President Taneti Maamau
May 28, 2020

Kiribati President Maamau easily retains seat

in May by Teweiariki Teaero
Closed behind their borders amid fears of the Covid-19 virus, electors in Kiribati turned out in two rounds to elect members of the twelfth…
A roadblock in Honiara, Solomon Islands
May 28, 2020

We Say: The virus is the threat, not people

in May by Editor
The UN Human Rights Office has warned of “toxic lockdown culture” in a number of countries, with UN Secretary General António Guterres reminding…
Shamima Ali of the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre and Minister for Women, Mereseini Vuniwaqa
May 28, 2020

Fiji businesses say COVID-19 has increased violence

in May by Samantha Magick
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased employees’ experiences of domestic and sexual violence say two-thirds of companies surveyed in Fiji by the IFC…
May 28, 2020


in May by Editor
What has precipitated the quick and quiet departure of the Chief Executive of USP’s Pacific Technical and Further Education CEO, Dr. Hasmukh Lal? The…
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February 27, 2020

Pacific fighting the plastic plague

Visit the Plastic Adrift website and you can place a little rubber duck on a spot of your choice and see how plastic…
February 26, 2020
Mission Pacific’s Mathew Lomaloma


Every week Mission Pacific’s bottle buy-back centre in Suva is visited by a wide variety of Fiji residents and…
January 30, 2020
Fighting wildfires in Victoria.

Throwing coal on the fire

By New Year’s Day, Australia was on fire. There were more than 200 fires burning across the country, from Western…
December 26, 2019
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visits Tonga during a trip to the Pacific.


New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is Islands Businesses’ 2019 Pacific Person of the Year. Just over two years…
December 09, 2019
The Bougainville Referendum Commission has accredited hundreds of scrutineers and observers.

Bougainville votes

Do you agree for Bougainville to have: A)Greater autonomy? B)Independence? This is the question Bougainvilleans are…
October 23, 2019
Scenic Namosi Eco Retreat on the banks of the Wainikoroiluva River, originally earmarked to be dammed to power a 12MW hydro power, but now disputed by government officials.

Namosi: Resource rich or resource…

Many moons before white man set foot on Viti Levu, the main island in Fiji, the folklore of moliveitala ni vanua had…
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