July 2022 Islands Business cover

Whispers

Communique semantics  New Caledonia’s delegation to the Pacific Islands Forum leaders meeting was not impressed when Australian officials tried to water down

PNG election 2022 counting

PNG’s election woes

PNG: As Papua New Guineans followed the counting for the Port Moresby Northwest Seat this week, they were shocked to see a

Seaquest

Pirate Queens

The Seaka II pioneers When the ‘Seaka Pirates’ all-female deck crew cast off on their first fishing trip on a tuna longline

Dr Manumatavai Tupou-Roosen

A new chapter for tuna treaty

The United States has pledged to almost triple its funding to the region under the South Pacific Tuna Treaty. “I feel excited,”

Fiji workers

Skilled workers shortage worry

A growing shortage of skilled workers in Fiji is causing concern among members of the Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation (FCEF), and

Benny Wenda is welcomed in Port Vila

No justice for West Papua at PIF

The plight of West Papuans received little focus at the Pacific Islands Forum leaders meeting this year, however independence leader, Benny Wenda

July 2022 Islands Business cover

PICTA in the slow lane

My article published in this magazine in June 2021 was entitled ‘Fast-tracking PICTA’. This was a reference to the Pacific Island Countries

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson

Courage and impact

Lagipoiva honoured for climate coverage The editor of Pacific Environment Weekly in Samoa, Dr. Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson, became the first Pacific Island journalist to

Dika Toua

Commonwealth Games chances

South Pacific islands will be proudly represented at this month’s Commonwealth Games in the city of Birmingham. Yes, we have the usual

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