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2017 January

Walk the talk

THIS year Fiji will chair the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change – COP 23 in

2017 January

Whispers

Telecom expansion TAKING over the ocean of the Pacific seems to be the goal of Fiji’s mega telecommunication company with reports that

2017 January

Lamb to the slaughter

FijI TV discards CEO WHEN Fiji Television Limited CEO, Geoffrey Smith, finally steps down this month, he will put to rest one

2017 January

The clock ticks

Indonesia fails media test in West Papua JUST five months before Indonesia is set to host UNESCO’s 2017 celebration of World Press Freedom

2017 January

Skies fill with new birds

Air deals to boost Tonga, Samoa arrivals POLYNESIAN neighbours Tonga and Samoa hope to boost visitor numbers to their islands with increased

2017 January

Death of a warrior

Pacific loses anti-nuclear advocate FOR decades John Taaroa Nui Doom stood against the French Republic in a defiant bid to end nuclear

2017 January

Fiji deports land reform critic

Land sold for US$10 as retrospective law takes effect OUR ‘Paradise Lost’ story last month about controversial land sale law changes was

2017 January

Tuvalu demonstrates against top charge

Former PM seeks re-election PROTESTS in Funafuti, capital of Tuvalu, against Tuvalu’s newly appointed Chief Justice saw the deferment to March of

2017 January

Samoan boxer

JOSEPH Parker became the Pacific’s first world boxing champion after beat – ing Mexico’s Andy Ruiz in Auckland, New Zealand for the

2017 January

‘Wild-catch’ tuna tonnage may double

GROWING global market demand for MSC-certified tuna and fishing industry interest is expected to see “wild catch” tuna tonnage double from the