Fiji Votes For Change

On Christmas Eve, Fijians at home and abroad paused in their Christmas preparations to watch the country’s newly-minted parliamentarians vote for their new Prime Minister. It followed days of delicate negotiations

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Fiji votes: MOG explains limits of its mandate

The Multinational Observer Group (MOG) monitoring the Fiji election says it did not observe any significant irregularities or issues during pre-polling, postal voting or election day voting. However, some political

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Whispers

RSE scrutiny In New Zealand, a report by Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner, Saunoamaali'i Karanina Sumeo into the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme has prompted the country’s immigration

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Pacific People 2022: Dr Robin Mitchell

The confirmation of Dr Robin Mitchell as President of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) was a huge achievement not only for his homeland of Fiji and the island of Rotuma, but for the wider Pacific

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Pacific People 2022: Women At The Helm

The three key Pacific Islands fisheries organisations head into 2023 with competent, charismatic women at the helm. Rhea Moss-Christian of the Republic of the Marshall Islands now heads the Western and Central Pacific

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CNMI elects first Independent Governor and Lt. Governor

This January, the Northern Mariana Islands will welcome its first independent governor and lieutenant governor, after a heated gubernatorial runoff election between Governor Ralph DLG Torres and his former running mate,

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Scientists challenge Japan ocean dumping plan

In early 2023, Japan plans to begin dumping 1.3 million tonnes of treated radioactive wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear reactor into the Pacific Ocean. Fiercely opposed by local fishermen, seaweed farmers and

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Fukushima and Fish

Time stands still in the Pacific - it's what attracts tourists. But in December 2022, the clock is ticking towards Japan's planned release of more than 1.2 million tonnes of radioactive cooling water into the Pacific

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Opinion: Fijian fish workers in foreign owned fishing boats

In the Pacific Island countries including of course Fiji, fishing plays a critical role in people’s livelihoods.  Fisherfolks, be they subsistence fishers, artisan fishers, or workers in commercial and industrial

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Ovalau Agro PV Project: A model for Fiji

Four more Agrophotovoltaic (APV) projects are planned for Fiji, according to the developer of the Ovalau APV, which is currently in the final stages of negotiations, with construction planned for early next year. “We

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Turning the camera on Life On The Rock

Niuean Jerrard Hekau is bringing life on ‘the Rock’ to the world through his growing YouTube channel, ‘Life on the Rock – Niue Island’. Through clips and videos he narrates, Hekau gives insights into farming,

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Briefs

American SamoaA new submarine cable between Samoa and American Samoa has been agreed, to further enhance Internet and communications connectivity. The MOU states that the cable will run between Upolu and Tutuila and

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