Islands Business June 2018 edition

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ICE AGE

METHAMPHETAMINE has raised the red flag higher as more raids and discoveries take place in the hub of the Pacific. Border control agencies and police fear the islands are not only a transit point but also a

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A win for Fiji Times

Fiji’s High Court in a landmark decision last month cleared the Fiji Times of sedition charges and declared its three newspaper executives free men. The fourth accused, a letter writer to the newspaper’s Fijian

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Power Sale Blackout

Critics decry ‘secrecy’ in sale of Fiji’s power utility Why the rush and secrecy behind the sale of Fiji’s power utility? This is the question on the lips of some commentators including politicians in Fiji as

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‘Macron-ising’ the Pacific

As French President Emmanuel Macron visited Australia and New Caledonia in May, France consolidated its standing across the Pacific. President Macron strengthened defence ties with the Turnbull Government, reinforced

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Fiji’s going Green on Bonds

In October last year, Fiji made a historic series of firsts in the international financial markets. It became the first emerging economy, first Commonwealth economy and the first economy in the southern hemisphere to

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Usp: lamenting what we have lost!

Congratulations to the University of the South Pacific on its 50th anniversary. Everyone who has been to USP should be proud of it.The University stands out as the mantle for regional cooperation that has truly brought

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NCD impacts insurance payout

BSP Life has stamped its mark as one of the Pacific’s leading life insurance supplier with a record payout of F$58.6 million (USD28.1 million) in insurance through various benefits to its customers last year. It was

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We Say – FFA continue to showcase and celebrate locally grown talent and expertise

By appointing from within the Pacific to provide able and inspirational leadership, agencies like the SPC and the FFA continue to showcase and celebrate locally grown talent and expertise. There is a changing of the

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We Say – Global Climate Finance

Relying on the much-touted global climate finance mechanisms provided for under the Global Environment Fund or the Green Climate Fund is like waiting for a rainstorm in a drought stricken land. One knows rain is coming

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So long Professor Bill

How he went was not in proportion to the huge impact he has left behind is one way of describing the quiet passing away of one of the region’s best marine resource management scientists and champion of local people

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