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Elusive Olympic gold within reach

THERE’s an air of excitement and anticipation as Brazil gets set to host the 31st Olympic Games from 5-21 August. Never before

Stuck in the slum

Corruption investigation into NGO activities WHEN Fijian Prime Minister, RearAdmiral Frank Bainimarama, handed out keys to the residents of Lagilagi Housing Estate in

2015 December

WEST PAPUA Activists fight on

ONE year from now the People of Papua will mark the 50th anniversary of their independence from the Dutch and the raising

2015 December

A bull in the China shop

Spain and China: Rising threats to regional tuna stocks THE harbour in Suva’s capital is dotted with boats – long line fishing

2015 December

What the Pacific means to China

TUNA is not China’s only interest in the region. With mining and timber resources in Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and

2015 December

Activist: Don’t let them in

WITH Pacific eyes watching every move made by China in its slow, systemic advance into the region and its tightening grip on

Renewed momentum at tuna talks

AS the world heads into the end of year festive season, Pacific families across the region will be sending travellers off to

A time for regional solidarity

IF ever there was a time for Pacific countries to work together for the common good, it is now, with their very

2015 December

PNA expands control of tuna industry

WHILE New Zealand promotes a new plan for tuna management in the region, the Forum Fisheries Agency pushes a fisheries road map,

2015 December


FAST taking shape in what was once a thriving pine plantation not far from Fiji’s international airport is what the signboard declares