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Brawn but no brains?

A couple of years ago, a Fijian who had been engaged as deck crew on a tuna longliner was ‘offloaded’ in Hong


The Unfinished business of Pacer Plus

Despite the regional agreement PACER Plus coming into effect on 13 December 2020, serious weaknesses are still being pointed out, as in

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Fiji Bloom, Nurturing businesses from the ground up

Fiji’s first business accelerator program for micro-entrepreneurs successfully graduated nine businesswomen in a simple ceremony last November. An intensive six-month program, which


View from the West

I have a confession to make. Lately, I’ve been obsessed about those Asian Subterranean Termites and how they’ve caused so much destruction



Sending a message with Seselja? In a Cabinet re-shuffle, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has appointed Liberal Senator Zed Seselja as Minister


Pacific Briefs

American Samoa There’s new hope for American Samoans stranded in the United States since the territory’s borders closed in response to the


Movers and Shakers

Easter Chu Shing is the new Deputy Director General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). Chu Shing has