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2016 August

Blast from the past

70 YEARS ON Fallout of America’s bomb in the Pacific remains WHEN Barrack Obama stood in the centre of Hiroshima, Japan, in May,

2016 August

Using and misusing GDP

What the figures really say about Fiji’s economy IF Fiji’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is growing at 4 per cent per year, the

Gender equity is good business

TACKLING the glass ceiling, equal pay for equal work. Just some of the women’s rights movement mantras advocating that gender equity and

2016 August

Unity the key for Vanuatu

LAST month’s Vanuatu report in these pages saw the Kalsakau Opposition ready to stymie the Salwai Coalition Government. However, in the wake

2016 August

Red flag day

Police seize freedom symbol ONE phone from the Indonesian Embassy in Suva was all it took for Fiji’s security apparatus to go

2016 August

Problematic Panguna

THE MINERALS in Panguna are owned by the people of Bougainville as they shed blood over them and it is certainly possible

2016 August

Nation under siege

THE pressure from a nationwide university student unrest, union unrests and vote of no confidence against Prime Minister Peter O’Neill would not

2016 August

O’Neill survives vote

PNG PRESSURE Political turmoil, student unrest and strikes cripple economy. PRIME MINISTER Peter O’Neill has convincingly defeated the vote of no confidence in

2016 August


FISHY story .. Apperently a number of executives from three countries which fish in the Pacific have been implicated in preventing the