Fukushima discharge begins

Pacific remains divided As Pacific Ocean experts gathered in Fiji in August to discuss the role of the Pacific Ocean Commission, Japan begun discharging more than one million tonnes of treated radioactive water from the

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AI and the Pacific

Beyond the hype Meet Joe, Vodafone Fiji's champion customer service officer. Joe is a chatbot, powered by Artificial Intelligence, a 24/7 assistant that was first launched by the company in 2019.  Joe has been hard

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New FinTech uses AI for loan services

A new Fiji FinTech company is pioneering technology that’s designed to streamline the lending process through the use of artificial intelligence. ThirdRoc’s platform will allow lenders, such as early partner

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AI: A multiverse of opportunities for the Pacific

Semi Tukana is the founder of two tech companies, the Software Factory which he started in 2000, and more recently Sole, a FinTech platform created to “empower people to develop sustainable capital generation.” The

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The beauty, and power of bilas

Australian Museum highlights PNG culture In the darkened spaces of the Australian Museum in Sydney, birdsong and chanting voices echo. Rounding a corner, you are surrounded by the illuminated faces of Papua New Guinean

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The business of bilas

Caleb Jarvis’ passion for Papua New Guinean art and craft started when he lived there as a young child, surrounded by, as he describes them, historical, functional, cultural and spiritual objects. “I lived in an

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Superpower legacy: How the US continues to test nuclear victims

It is not often that Pacific church leaders must confront the fact that their people have been used for half a century as guinea pigs to further the military interests of a global superpower. And when the realisation

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COFA agreement still elusive

The Marshall Islands has called on Washington to pay full compensation for the health, environmental and cultural damage caused by 67 nuclear tests carried out by the American government.  Kenneth Kedi, Speaker of the

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Young right a historical wrong

A 2019 Columbia University study showed that some areas of the Marshall Islands are 10 times more radioactive than Chernobyl and Fukushima despite decades of clean-up efforts by the United States. Yet, few young

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A market access game changer

The Marshall Islands and Walmart partnership The Pacific Islands region is home to the world’s largest tuna fishery worth in excess of US$4.5 billion each year. For over half a century, the Pacific Small Island

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Water: PWWA talks resilience

The resilience of the Pacific’s water services is not just about climate proofing existing and future infrastructure, but also ensuring the appropriate technology is being put in, and that there are the right people

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Water: Reaching the SDG-6 benchmark

Monitoring by United Nations agencies indicates that only 55% of people in the Pacific have access to safe water and only 30% to adequate sanitation. The gap between urban and rural areas is wide, and compared to the

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