Whispers

Double standards INTERESTING to note that there is a huge campaign in Fiji for the second year running to conserve stocks of the kawakawa (grouper) which is under threat, The country’s first citizen – President,

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Fiji rugby feels the heat

Pressure mounts on Fij i Rugby Union to investigate Ben Ryan’s sevens franchise BEN Ryan has been labelled a “master coach”. But he is also the mastermind behind the idea to franchise the Fiji 7s team to

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Sevens sports tourism

Rugby, holiday on the other side IF you were to travel by boat for more than ten hours to watch a rugby 7s tournament, you probably still reeling from Fiji’s Olympic medal win and just can’t get enough of it. But if

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$40m biscuit factory

From humble beginnings, FMF Foods expands WHAT started as a flour mill in 1973, which imported premium Australian wheat and milled flour, has now become a household brand across the Pacific, venturing into other

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At the coal face of climate action

INTERVIEWED on Radio Australia last month, Australia’s Minister for International Development and the Pacific was spruiking her government’s contribution for the global climate negotiations to be hosted by Fiji next

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Push to extend Fiji tax-free zones

IN the aftermath of the military coups of 1987, the then interim government created a tax free zone in Kalabu, Nasinu, which helped Nasinu to grow and bridge the development between Nausori to Suva City. Suva-Nausori

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City within a city

Entertainment company expands its boundaries THINK cinema in Fiji and instantly, the name ‘Damodar’ comes to mind. For decades, the Damodar Brothers (Films) Limited has been the prime entertainment business in Fiji

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The Mad Hatter Hut

IN a cluster of stores and offices along 22 Disraeli Road in Suva, stands a flamboyant little coffee house. It’s not hard to spot given its striking greenish blue exterior, with captivating colorful interior peeping

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PACER setback

Trade agreement no closer to a Plus in economic cooperation relations for the Pacific  JUNE 14, this year, marked the signing ceremony of the Pacific Agreement for Closer Economic Relations (PACER-plus) Trade

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Moana meets the real McCoy

HAWAIIAN actress Auli’i Cravalho, famed for her voice as Moana in the hit animated Disney movie, which features The Rock, Samoan Dwayne Johnson, was caught in the shadows of a real ocean princess when she turned up to

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Back to the future

WHEN the traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe, Hokule’a, completed the first round-the-world trip by such a vessel, ocean explorers and advocates across the Pacific celebrated more than just its homecoming to Hawaii

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Carbon reduction in the sky lanes

CORSIA maps the future THE aviation sector has a strong track record for climate action. Historically, efficiency improvements in the aviation sector outperform the wider economy: since 1990, aviation efficiency has

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