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Islands Business August 2021 cover
August

Fiji’s shot in the arm for MSMEs

The Fiji government’s latest budget included a F$200 million (US$94 million) financial package for MSMEs to be rolled out by the Reserve

Bilum weaving
August

Weaving a path to sustainabiliy

As founder and creative director, Jessica Cassell’s ambition for Papua New Guinea’s Bilum & Bilas is for the venture to be well-known

Pacific kava exports
August

Kava: brewing up a storm

There’s a storm brewing over the Pacific as the region’s kava industry watches a gradually unfolding situation in the North Queensland city

Vou performers
July

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

Dennis Rounds
July

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

Kava exports as an economic activity
July

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

July cover
July

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