Throwing coal on the fire

By New Year’s Day, Australia was on fire. There were more than 200 fires burning across the country, from Western Australia to the east coast states of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. Since the start of the

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The year ahead

Tourism, fish will be star performers Tourism and fish revenues will continue to be key drivers in the performance of the Pacific Island economies in 2020, the World Bank says, although it has urged island leaders not

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Solomon Island Tourism Polishing the Gem

In one short week in Solomon Islands, I snorkelled remarkably fish-rich reefs, visited a rustic, fascinating and deserted-but-for-me war museum, meandered through food markets, ate leaves smothered in ngali nuts

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Kiribati plods on against ‘Tsunami’ of Opposition

Kiribati faces uncertain times ahead as the Government rules with a minority support in parliament for the first time in the history of the country, the coalition Opposition goes to court twice against the Speaker of

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Islands Business January 2020 edition

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Comparing China’s and Taiwan’s aid to the Pacific

In September 2019, after 36 years, Solomon Islands severed its diplomatic relations with the Republic of China (Taiwan) and established formal relations with the People’s Republic of China (China). A Solomon

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