Islands Business July 2020 edition

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Opinion: Building the Pacific the Pacific Way

The Pacific Way was coined by the late Fijian and Pacific Islands stateman, Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, in which people of different races, opinions and cultures can live and work together for the good of all, can differ

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We Say: Culture cannot excuse violence

When news emerged of 20-year-old Jenelyn Kennedy’s death in Port Moresby in late June, Papua New Guineans and people across the region were horrified. Jenelyn’s youth, the horrific circumstances in which she

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Back to farming Fiji goes

Fresh from a 10-day tour of Viti Levu – Fiji’s main island – our July cover story shares what we saw as Fijians adjust to the economic and social shocks brought about by the COVID19 pandemic. Employees of

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Connecting the Pacific :ICT promises and challenges

For the past several months if you are working in business, in government, for regional organisations or studying, you have almost certainly expanded your use of a raft of collaboration and meeting tools. You may have

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High-speed low-cost internet access hopes

Remote areas of the Pacific, including New Zealand, are about to get cheap and easy access to the internet. Richard Broadbridge, from communications company MMG, explains the Kacific-1 satellite system will provide what

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Vanuatu celebrating 40 years

Red, Green, Yellow and Black are the four colours that distinguish the Flag of the Republic of Vanuatu from other national colours. Red symbolises blood that binds the human race. Green represents the fertile greenery

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PNG Mining: Layoffs and laws

The Parliament of PNG has passed a series of amendments targeting the mining, oil and gas industries, which give the Minister greater flexibility in determining whether to grant or refuse petroleum development

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New team in Paris faces urgent Pacific crises

Just three months before New Caledonia’s next referendum on self-determination, French President Emmanuel Macron has reshuffled his Cabinet in Paris, appointing a new Prime Minister and ministers responsible for

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Adapting ecosystems to climate realities

A major evaluation of climate adaptation projects in the Pacific argues that bottom-up, community-led projects have performed better than many top-down, donor-driven initiatives. The study, published in the prestigious

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Sir Toke Talagi: A Pacific icon

Former Niue Premier Sir Toke Talagi will be laid to rest on Monday 27 July. Sir Toke Talagi  passed away after a prolonged illness, soon after arriving home on a private chartered flight from New Zealand where he

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