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2016 January

Gulf in women, men wages

UN HDI Report reveals status of gender disparities in Pacific PACIFIC island nations still have a lot of work to do in

2016 January

A tale of SORROW

Letters tell of tropical mission hardships The Mission of Our Lady of Sorrows Collected letters translated by: Father John Crispin Publisher: Star

2016 January

A leader’s LEGACY

THERE is a rousing story that still now, inspires me. As with many other Fijians of my generation and older, the narrative

2016 January

Vanuatu – standing above the rest

ONE of the Pacific’s smaller island states, Vanuatu stands taller than the larger nations with its consistent, principled stand on social justice,

2016 January

Open skies: A threat to island economies

THE Fijian government has adopted a cautious approach to entering into Air Services Agreements (ASAs) which could result in local airspace being

2016 January

Stop the bias

Shameem: Comprehensive training will assist judges, magistrates to eliminate or minimise male bias A PACIFIC-WIDE robust policy was necessary to eliminate or minimise

2016 January

New smoke, old mirrors

IN Paris last month, Australian Prime Minister Turnbull announced that “Australia will contribute at least $1 billion over the next five years

2016 January

COMPROMISED COP21 deal

TWENTY years of negotiations culminating in intense and physically as well as emotionally draining deliberations in which negotiators burnt the midnight oil