A tale of two magazines

IN April 2015 the owners of Front Page Limited bought Islands Business magazine from the Godfrey Scoular and the Estate of the

Pacific loses gifted icon

“ACADEMIC space is so precious because it allows us to ask questions that sometimes we’re punished for asking off campus and what


No bull here AT least one person has fallen foul of the PNG-Fiji impasse on the bully beef trade. Fiji’s Biosecurity Authority

Rape in the name of religion

The vulnerable misled AFTER two convictions and with a third pastor still on trial for rape, social media discussions in Fiji have

Silence of the rams

A WHITE New Zealander sits on a couch and spreads his legs from the knees, feet close together. He forms his arms,

End of the road for Somare

AN era came to an end on April 4 when Papua New Guinea’s ‘father of the nation’ and one of the longest

PM O’Neill upbeat

PNG prepares to go to the polls RIDING on the perceived success of the government’s core policies, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill is

Hilda pushes her world agenda

AFTER 16 months in office, Marshall Islands President Hilda C. Heine has a busy schedule. On the international stage, the Republic of

Ending the journey of Girmit

THE last Indian immigrant ship, SS Sutlej, carrying 875 indentured men, women and children, entered Suva Harbour on 2 November, 1916. No

UNICEF pushes for proper data

POOR data collection continues to be a resource challenge in Papua New Guinea in the provision of maternal health care delivery, education

Step up in women’s rights

IN recent years, there has been increased awareness on gender-based violencerelated issues in the Pacific, in particular relation to violence against women

Chaotic Melanesia

Is Melanesia the new Asia with its chaotic traffic ills AS an office worker in Suva, Fiji’s capital, Andy is used to spending