The great plastic threat

THE region faces an enormous threat from plastic bags and other synthetic material initially designed to make life easier. Every day, thousands of plastic bags are used in shops, supermarkets, department stores,

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Tonga’s Game of thrones reaches epic finale

BY month’s end, The fate the 2019 Pacific Games will be known. A journey that began five years ago when Tonga won the bid to host the Pacific’s premier quadrennial sports event has turned sour after Prime

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Kiribati leads the way

IN what could best labelled as an out -of-the-box idea, Kiribati says it won’t sit around waiting for global funds but would instead use its own money to fund climate change adaptation works on the atoll nation.

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Amex Fiji ironsand project enters next phase

PORT facilities at Fiji’s second largest city, Lautoka, will take on a new look in 12 months’ time with the expected completion by then of structures to accommodate the storing and export of magnetite-rich

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Truth and justice

Bishop stands firm on environmental issues AS the Pacific and global focus turns towards COP 23 and the Oceans Summit, the region continues to face challenges with climate change, extractive industry and development.

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Search for the perfect ship

Low carbon, cost-effective This is Part 1 of a 3-part series on sustainable sea transportation for the Pacific. We talk to the experts, turn to the past and explore ideas and designs for answers to the future of

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Tongan upgrade

FOR the first time in more than a century, the Anglican Church in Tonga will have its own bishop. Although men with Tongan heritage – Bishop Jabez Bryce and Archbishop Dr Winston Halapua – have led the

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Samoa targets arrivals

Tourism growth inspires island ambitions SAMOA will aim to continue improvements in its local tourism market after a recent visit by travel industry representatives from around the globe. The Samoa Tourism Exchange

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Solomons stays unique

Islands Business talks to Freda Unusi, Solomons Islands Tourism Bureau’s marketing manager about the isand nation’s aspirations and tourism strategies IB: So the Solomons has the cleanest air in the world!

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2million and counting

Relationships key to Pacific tourism WITH Pacific tourism arrivals hitting two million last year, the future of the industry will hinge on business relationships forged between the region’s sellers and

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Chocolicious

How a 1-week contest inspired farmers and boosted Solomons cocoa exports TEN new farmers emerged as finalists at this year’s Solomon Islands Chocolate Week – a sign that more cocoa producers are becoming

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PNG agro products take limelight at Australia-PNG trade show

The 33rd Australia Papua New Guinea Business Forum and Trade Expo was a bonus for local agricultural and handicraft producers seeking to promote their products and expand their networks. With support from the Pacific

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