IB May June 2022 cover


Lau in the spotlight A tug of war of mega proportions is underway in Suva’s corridors of power over an initiative by

Taveuni tourism

Fiji’s tourism comeback

But concerns remain over Pacific-wide labour shortages Travellers now want authentic and immersive vacation experiences, an analyst from international consulting firm Twenty31,

Shahil Ram

From Farm to Table to Memory

Hidden inside the golf course on Denarau is a burgeoning farm. Fiji National University graduate Shahil Ram has been managing the plot

Namosi ecolodge

Unplugging at Namosi Eco Retreat

Sustainability was the buzzword at the Fiji Tourism Exchange, and some of the industry’s quiet pioneers were glad to hear it. “The

Coral bleaching

Bleaching distress signal

Recently we heard that widespread coral bleaching has occurred on the Great Barrier Reef off Queensland for the fourth time in seven years. Scientists


Micro plastics, macro problem

An estimated 150 million tonnes of plastic are circulating in our oceans, and that figure is growing by the equivalent of one-truckload

Tonga NEMO

Tonga Rebuilds

“We gave the world a bit of a shake on the 15th of January this year,” Moana Kioa from Tonga’s National Emergency

Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association’s (PITA) annual Business Forum & Expo 2022

ICT kept us together

The recent Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association’s (PITA) annual Business Forum & Expo 2022 was what PITA Vice President and CEO of Vodafone

Connecting the Pacific

Pacific nations require efficient, resilient connectivity to the global digital highway to participate in e-commerce and provide the services to their nation