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2017 July

70 years strong

THE Pacific Community marks 70 years of service to the region this month in a quiet way in Noumea, New Caledonia. It

2017 July

Pacific loses inspirational artist

SEIULI ALLAN ALO VAAI THE Pacific lost an eminent figure in the creative arts, culture and fashion with the death of Samoa’s

2017 July

Whispers

Double standards INTERESTING to note that there is a huge campaign in Fiji for the second year running to conserve stocks of

2017 July

Fiji rugby feels the heat

Pressure mounts on Fij i Rugby Union to investigate Ben Ryan’s sevens franchise BEN Ryan has been labelled a “master coach”. But he

2017 July

Sevens sports tourism

Rugby, holiday on the other side IF you were to travel by boat for more than ten hours to watch a rugby

2017 July

$40m biscuit factory

From humble beginnings, FMF Foods expands WHAT started as a flour mill in 1973, which imported premium Australian wheat and milled flour,

2017 July

At the coal face of climate action

INTERVIEWED on Radio Australia last month, Australia’s Minister for International Development and the Pacific was spruiking her government’s contribution for the global

2017 July

Push to extend Fiji tax-free zones

IN the aftermath of the military coups of 1987, the then interim government created a tax free zone in Kalabu, Nasinu, which

2017 July

City within a city

Entertainment company expands its boundaries THINK cinema in Fiji and instantly, the name ‘Damodar’ comes to mind. For decades, the Damodar Brothers

2017 July

The Mad Hatter Hut

IN a cluster of stores and offices along 22 Disraeli Road in Suva, stands a flamboyant little coffee house. It’s not hard