Nov 19, 2019 Last Updated 8:19 PM, Nov 17, 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.
October 23, 2019

Namosi: Resource rich or resource cursed?

in Sep-Oct by Samisoni Pareti
Many moons before white man set foot on Viti Levu, the main island in Fiji, the folklore of moliveitala ni vanua had existed. It speaks of the magic…
China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) and Solomon Islands’ Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele.
October 23, 2019

We say - ‘We’re no pawns in your chess game’

in Sep-Oct by Islands Business
There was no joy for Taiwan in September, as it lost the support of two of its Pacific island supporters in quick succession in Solomon Islands and…
October 23, 2019

InDepth: New Caledonia’s President Thierry Santa

in Sep-Oct by Nic Maclellan
Common interests New Caledonia’s President wants closer regional ties THIERRY Santa attended his first Pacific Islands Forum in August, just weeks…
October 23, 2019

Fiji’s Constitution, a 16-year-old suspect and acts of impunity

in Sep-Oct by Filimoni Vosarogo
THE following opinion piece by Fiji solicitor, Filimoni Vosarogo is a response to the reported detention and questioning of a 16-year-old boy for…
Fiji’s total premium in 2018 peaked at US$93m mark for the first time in 5 years.
October 23, 2019

Natural disasters push up premiums in Fiji

in Sep-Oct by Dionisia Tabureguci
One of Fiji’s biggest insurance companies says the cost of reinsurance is hitting the bottom line of insurance companies operating in the Pacific.…
High-speed internet made learning online easier for students at St. Andrews High School in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.
October 23, 2019

The digital revolution

in Sep-Oct by Samantha Magick
Is the Pacific still stuck in the trenches? Is the Pacific taking full advantage of the digital revolution? Are we prepared for the risks that come…
Only seven people in a small workboat (left) survived the sinking.
October 23, 2019

Unseaworthy and reckless

in Sep-Oct by Samantha Magick
Inquiry into Butiraoi sinking is damning The release of a Commission of Inquiry report into the tragic sinking of the MV Butiraoi in Kiribati last…
Did Forum leaders fail the region’s young people?
October 23, 2019

Death of Pacific Regionalism?

in Sep-Oct by Ambassador Kaliopate Tavola
THE theme going into Tuvalu’s Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ meeting from 12-16 August 2019 was: ‘Securing our Future in the Pacific.’ This was to be…
NEW Zealand-based, Samoan entrepreneur and marketer Stella Muller
October 23, 2019

Finding her avengers

in Sep-Oct by Samantha Magick
Business profile: Stella Muller New Zealand-based Samoan entrepreneur and marketer Stella Muller has learnt some difficult lessons about when to hold…
Fiji’s Waisea Nayacalevu is pursued by Australian players including Fiji-born Isi Naisarani in their first pool match in Japan.
October 23, 2019

Pacific factor shines in World Cup Rugby

in Sep-Oct by Alipate J. Pareti
Pacific Island teams will be disappointed with their showing at the Rugby World Cup, which saw a shock loss by Fiji to Uruguay and Samoa and Tonga…
October 23, 2019

Whispers

in Sep-Oct by Islands Business
No UN trip for Marape PNG’s Prime Minister James Marape gave the United Nations General Assembly meeting a miss in September, saying it would cost…
The late ‘Akilisi Pohiva (left) with his politicial adviser Lopeti Senituli at last August’s Pacific Islands Forum meeting in Tuvalu.
October 23, 2019

‘I’ve fulfilled my obligations’

in Sep-Oct by Lopeti Senituli
Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva died at the Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand, on 12 September 2019 after he had been medevaced from Tonga the day before.…
Dr Chang
October 24, 2019

Movers and shakers

in Sep-Oct by Islands Business
Professor Sushila Chang is the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Fiji. Professor Chang came from Cardiff Metropolitan University where she was…
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A Marshalles fisheries officer boarding a Philippines fishing vessel.

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Blockchain finds a home in the Pacific

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