July 2022 Islands Business cover

Movers and Shakers

Pacific health expert and Niue national Dr Collin Tukuitonga has been recognised with the Knight Companion of the New Zealand order of

Is Lau the Next Galapagos?

A huge conservation effort that could be the South Pacific’s answer to the wildlife park-island of Galapagos is gaining momentum in Fiji.

IB May June 2022 cover

Whispers

Lau in the spotlight A tug of war of mega proportions is underway in Suva’s corridors of power over an initiative by

Taveuni tourism

Fiji’s tourism comeback

But concerns remain over Pacific-wide labour shortages Travellers now want authentic and immersive vacation experiences, an analyst from international consulting firm Twenty31,

Shahil Ram

From Farm to Table to Memory

Hidden inside the golf course on Denarau is a burgeoning farm. Fiji National University graduate Shahil Ram has been managing the plot

Namosi ecolodge

Unplugging at Namosi Eco Retreat

Sustainability was the buzzword at the Fiji Tourism Exchange, and some of the industry’s quiet pioneers were glad to hear it. “The

Coral bleaching

Bleaching distress signal

Recently we heard that widespread coral bleaching has occurred on the Great Barrier Reef off Queensland for the fourth time in seven years. Scientists

Palau

Micro plastics, macro problem

An estimated 150 million tonnes of plastic are circulating in our oceans, and that figure is growing by the equivalent of one-truckload

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