Dec 14, 2017 Last Updated 3:10 AM, Dec 12, 2017
THE region faces an enormous threat from plastic bags and other synthetic material initially designed to make life easier. Every day, thousands of plastic bags are used in shops, supermarkets, department stores, restaurants and roadside market stalls.   Thirty years ago, bread was wrapped in newspaper or newsprint, tied with…
BY month’s end, The fate the 2019 Pacific Games will be known. A journey that began five years ago when Tonga won the bid to host the Pacific’s premier quadrennial sports event has turned sour after Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva announced last month his government was pulling out. Pohiva finally…
IN what could best labelled as an out -of-the-box idea, Kiribati says it won’t sit around waiting for global funds but would instead use its own money to fund climate change adaptation works on the atoll nation. Island president Taneti Maamau unveiled his administration’s climate finance plans at a United…
PORT facilities at Fiji’s second largest city, Lautoka, will take on a new look in 12 months’ time with the expected completion by then of structures to accommodate the storing and export of magnetite-rich ironsand.   This follows the handing over, late May, of a 5.9 hectare wharf site by…
Bishop stands firm on environmental issues AS the Pacific and global focus turns towards COP 23 and the Oceans Summit, the region continues to face challenges with climate change, extractive industry and development. How much should the region give up in return for development? Are global development models applicable in…
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