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2017 February

Making a Pacific mark

IN December we highlighted the achievements of Fiji’s national rugby sevens coach and named him Pacific Person of the Year. A few

2017 February

Whispers

Tietjens faces the heat THE sevens coach everyone loves to hate – Sir Gordon Tietjens – has come under fire in Samoa

2017 February

Rabuka ready for big race

Loyalty pledge by MPs WITH around 12 months before the next election in Fiji, former prime minister Sitiveni Rabuka has consolidated the

2017 February

SPC, 70 years on

THIS year marks the 70th Anniversary of the Pacific Community – SPC, and we are excited at the timely opportunity to reflect

2017 February

Kava ban

Suspect exports under scrutiny as Fiji prepares to stop two-day kava FIJI will soon ban the importation of the suspect two-day kava variety

2017 February

Bad kava ‘not good for sex’

Uproar over kava-drinking women WOMEN’s advocates have lashed out at criticism against kava-drinking women who beat men at their own past-time. The

2017 February

Tuvalu steps up climate action

TUVALU Prime Minister Enele Sosene Sopoaga has not rested. Barely settled at home after the 22nd session of the Conference of the

2017 February

Women to the fore

Bank governor calls for greater effort FIJI’s central bank wants to see more women on the boards of companies listed on the

2017 February

Papy John – a life well lived

THE Pacific lost one of its greats on Christmas Day 2016, with the death in Tahiti of John Taroanui Doom, at age