USP rocked by Abuse Allegations

Reports have surfaced about serious cases of mismanagement and abuse at the University of the South Pacific involving its former vice chancellor

Not for sale

FIJI’S iconic flower, the Tagimoucia, is not for sale. Fijian authorities have made this statement to Islands Business magazine following reports that a world-leading botanical garden

Israel Folau is no martyr

SO Israel Folau will learn of his future as a professional rugby football star in Australia in early May. That is when the

Picking up the anti-nuclear torch

AFTER more than 310 nuclear detonations across the region, the era of nuclear testing in the Pacific ended in 1996. Since then, the nuclear

PNA rocked by abuse allegations

THE important Pacific tuna grouping, PNA has been rocked by serious allegations of mismanagement and illegal operations with its tuna marketing arm, Pacifical.  John Kopia,

UN Secretary-General in Fiji next week

United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres is visiting Fiji next week as part of a tour which will also take him to Tuvalu,Vanuatu and New Zealand.It is Guterres’ first visit to the Pacific. He is coming to discuss preparations for the UNSG’s climate actionsummit in September later this year, and the leadership role thePacific can take on issues such as climate change mitigation. PacificIslands Forum leaders will converge on Suva for the first time since2015 to meet Guterres for a Talanoa session on climate changepriorities. The Secretary-General will also meet Fiji’s President and seniorgovernment and non-government officials. Guterres took office as UN Secretary-General in January 2017 and is aformer UN High Commissioner for Refugees. He hails from Portugal,where he spent more than 20 years in government and public service.