Bank pushes tourism presence

THE growing middle class in China and India means more travellers from those markets over the next five years. It also means

Vanuatu revival time

Ready for business after repairs VANUATU is back on line after two major disasters – Category Five Cyclone Pam in 2015 and

The big push North

THE Chinese and Indian markets has been the focus of many Pacific hotels, airlines and travel companies at a tourism exchange on

1 million and counting

Region pushes for more tourists CAUTION – the one word that describes the response of regional tourist destinations to a World Bank

Walk the talk

LAST month Fiji marked the 137th year of the arrival of the first Indian labourers under the indenture system. Just under 61,000

Where was the Pacific?

Conference offers answers but no seats A MODERN day land-based engineering feat which has added 250 metres of the coastline of eight


GRAFT probe … There must be some uneasy politicians and former politicians in the island republic of Kiribati now that the new

From banking to life saving

The woman behind Guam’s first private hospital FOR many years, Guam depended on the government-run Guam Memorial Hospital for medical care. But due

The Region in BRIEF

Tuna Day THE Parties to the Nauru Agreement and the Pacific Small Islands Developing States celebrated World Tuna day at the United

World Bank eyes our tuna

Islands need to exploit resource to be key driver of economic growth THE World Bank has just released a futuristic report on the

No pain, no gain for Hayne

Hard yards to go ahead of Rio for Fijian code hopper THE barrage of negative publicity when Jarryd Hayne chose to join the

Eyes on the skies

Kiribati looks to expand WITH limited freight space and a growing fresh tuna industry, Kiribati has been forced to look at fleet