Funeral Farce

Half-hearted attempt falls flat  THERE was genuine surprise when the Fijian government declared it would hold a State Funeral for Ratu Joni

Moana – An Ocean of Reform

SIX Pacific singers, one goal – to sing about the plight of people who face injustice and to reconcile the world with

Win-win-win for Samoa SOE reform

REFORMS to state owned enterprises (SOEs) can unleash productivity and efficiencies in an economy. However, such reforms can bring pain and controversy—so-called

The bu boss

How the bu changed one man’s life WHEN the entrepreneurial bug bit Inia Komaicawalevu in 2000, he didn’t realise he was to


PAPUA New Guinea has been a major investor in the Fijian market in recent years with around $FJD174 million investments. Since 2010,

Clark is out

UN appoints former Portugese PM WHEN the United Nations General Assembly formally acclaimed Portugese diplomat, Antonio Guterres, as secretary general there was

Cooks hauls in fish dollars

Korea, Kiribati pay for services PURSE seining revenue has accounted for the majority of fisheries revenue collected by the Cook Islands since

Support for purse seiners

Agency monitors bigeye stocks THE Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) is highly supportive of the Cook Islands endeavours to increase its participation

Trouble in paradise

Pagopago canneries close PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (Invictus News) – American Samoan tuna workers took a huge blow last month when processors

How sustainable is Pacific tourism?

FOR sometime now, sustainability has been the buzzword in development circles. We have the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs that

Rebuilding a stronger Ha’apai

CYCLONE Ian, the most powerful storm ever recorded in Tonga, struck the Ha’apai Islands on January 02, 2014, destroying or severely damaging