Can the Fijianas make history in Tokyo?

After an impressive outing in their pool games, Fiji’s women’s rugby 7s side, the Fijianas, have secured a place in the quarter finals at the Tokyo Olympic Games. The women have shown great improvement in their

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Fiji Airways returns two planes ahead of schedule

Fiji Airways has returned two A330-200 aircraft to Etihad Airways group months ahead of the end of its lease. Fiji Airways leased the Island of Beqa (DQ-FJO) and Island of Vatulele (DQ-FJP) in 2018 to “boost the

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Pleass: Celebrating 25 years of innovation

From supplying Fiji cinemas with frozen soft drinks 25 years ago, Pleass Global Limited has grown into a diverse company that is looking to new markets, new products and new opportunities. Co-founders Catherine and

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Using ‘FOOD HAVENS’ to reduce obesity among Pacific and Māori peoples

 A new concept in food environments, the food haven, aims to reduce high obesity rates among Pacific and Māori peoples. Researchers at the AUT Child and Youth Health Research Centre are proposing a new term, the

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Fexco Pacific Business Payments help importers and exporters with great rates on international business payments. The Fexco Pacific Business Payments service enables businesses to quickly and easily pay for goods and

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We need art now more than ever

The cultural and creative sectors are among the most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. For many artists in Fiji, this means many are relying on one meal a day and doing what they can to plant and grow food for

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Independence leader takes top job in New Caledonia

After months of delay, New Caledonia finally has a new leader. Louis Mapou was elected as President of New Caledonia on 8 July, the first time in nearly 40 years that a Kanak independence leader will head the government

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Nauru determined to back Deep Sea Mining

With the COVID-19 Pandemic maintaining its crippling grip on the Pacific, legislators have struggled to find alternative sources of income to buoy national economies. On the rocky outcrop of Nauru in the Central

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View from the West

During times of national crisis, people look to their government for political leadership, meaningful financial and welfare assistance, and general reassurance. The COVID-19 pandemic might not be a war in the true sense

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Struggling to study: USP’s regional students and lockdowns

Regional students studying at the University of the South Pacific’s Laucala campus in Fiji have had another difficult semester. The COVID-19 outbreak which began in April this year and has claimed over 150 lives has

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Debt traps and doing business

Tourism may be the poster child of the Pacific’s post-COVID economic crisis, but it’s not the only sector that has suffered. A stark example of the challenges that border closures are causing came in reports from

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Fiji real estate: A Buyer’s market

The pandemic has flattened Fiji’s real estate industry, with the Reserve Bank reporting that commercial bank lending to real estate had plummeted 31.3% (or F$24million) for the year ending March 2021. Similarly,

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