Oct 22, 2019 Last Updated 2:59 AM, Oct 16, 2019
In: New President Lionel Aingimea
August 30, 2019

Hope on Nauru

in August by Samisoni Pareti
Human rights lawyer takes the helm Hope it seems was what the voters of Nauru took with them to the polls on 24 August and hope was what they got in…
The Sustainable Development Goals projected on the facade of the UN Headquarters in New York.
August 30, 2019

We say

in August by Islands Business
Reporting SDG progress OUR islands of the Pacific are truly heaven on earth if the reading of their recent reporting to the United Nations on…
Vanuatu’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Ralph Regenvanu, Australian PM Scott Morrison and Tuvalu PM Enele Sopoaga meet the media at the end of the Forum.
August 30, 2019

Trouble in the family

in August by Nic Maclellan
Climate divides Forum….again JUST before the 50th Pacific Islands Forum, the Wallabies thrashed the All Blacks 47-26 in the first game of the…
Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor and Tuvalu’s Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga at the most recent PIF. Forum leaders are grappling with decolonisation issues in the Pacific.
August 30, 2019

‘Enduring Colonialism’ raises vexatious questions for the Pacific Islands Forum

in August by Ambassador Kaliopate Tavola
JULIAN Agnon of Blue Ocean Law recently penned ‘Enduring Colonization: How France’s Ongoing Control of French Polynesian Resources Violates the…
Sioeli Tonga
August 31, 2019

InDepth: Data driven

in August by Samantha Magick
A portal to better decision-making CONNECTING decision makers with data, information and knowledge is the aim of a new initiative of the Pacific…
The future habitability of Tarawa Atoll, Kiribati, and other atoll islands, is highly contentious, both scientifically and politically
August 31, 2019

Climate change and the Pacific

in August by John E Hay
A story in progress Prologue In 1999 David Schindler, an ecologist, wrote, “To a patient scientist, the unfolding greenhouse mystery is far more…
State-owned banks surveyed by the ADB
August 31, 2019

Lifting the anchor

in August by Samantha Magick
Can more risk make state-owned banks more relevant? A new Asian Development Bank report says Pacific state-owned banks need to change their attitude…
Danny Rae Costello
August 31, 2019

Movers and shakers

in August by Islands Business
Leo A. Falcam Jr. has been named as the Federated States of Micronesia’s Chief Negotiator for the upcoming Compact negotiations. Falcam is Chief of…
August 31, 2019


in August by Islands Business
Fiji’s show of support for Lam Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam was in the midst of dealing with massive protests against Hong Kong residents…
Dr Priscilla Kana attends to a patient
August 31, 2019

Understanding history to plan the future

in August by Dorothy Wickham
A Solomons doctor in Cuba THE journey of Pacific Islands medical students who study in Cuba can be difficult. One such graduate, Solomon Islander…
Inspecting dried cocoa in PNG
August 31, 2019

World class cocoa

in August by Dionisia Tabureguci
Pacific cocoa contenders at global awards Three SouthPacific cocoa operators have been named amongst the top 50 cocoa producers from around the world…
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July 26, 2019
A Marshalles fisheries officer boarding a Philippines fishing vessel.

Keeping our seafarers safe

In what has been called a ‘landmark decision’, Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) member states are to include crew…
June 15, 2019
USP’s new Vice Chancellor Professor Pal Ahluwalia

A rocky start for USP’s new Vice…

WITH the leak of a damaging internal report about the University of the South Pacific, which details allegations of…
May 09, 2019
Meghan Markle’s veil featured the Tagimoucia flower

Not for sale

FIJI’S iconic flower, the Tagimoucia, is not for sale. Fijian authorities have made this statement to Islands Business…
March 27, 2019
Oil soiled beach on Rennell Island.

A murky mix of vested interests

AN oil spill in Rennell, Solomon Islands is turning into a disaster of catastrophic proportions, threatening the…
March 01, 2019

Choosing crypto over tax free ‘utopia’

Will the decision by the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) to become the world’s first country to issue its own…
October 29, 2018
The Junior Pasifik Blockchain Challenge was recently launched in PNG to encourage young techies to design blockchain based on real-life problems that companies or organisations face.

Blockchain finds a home in the Pacific

The blockchain conversation has finally touched down in the Pacific. Not only is it a major buzz in tech circles here,…
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