Vanuatu beef is premium

SHORTAGE of Vanuatu’s premium beef has prompted the island government to embark on an ambitious re-stocking programme that hopes to see the doubling of heads of cattle in eight years. With total cattle heads currently

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Vanuatu beef is premium

SHORTAGE of Vanuatu’s premium beef has prompted the island government to embark on an ambitious re-stocking programme that hopes to see the doubling of heads of cattle in eight years. With total cattle heads currently

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Keep out!

Politicians told to stay off sports as Samoa rugby sees ‘red’ POLITICIANS should not manage sports in the Pacific Islands but leave it to professionals to ensure their viability and future for the next generations.

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Sustainable scheme for our tuna

THE Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) controls the world’s largest sustainable tuna purse seine fishery. PNA Members are Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea,

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Humble crusade for humanity

Ambassador Peter Thomson created history when he was elected President of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, a one-year term that begun on September 2016 to August 2017. He was Fiji’s Permanent

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Rise in sex crimes in Fiji

THE number of sexual violence reports in general and particularly against children in Fiji has skyrocketed, according to statistics released by the country’s Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) office. This year

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Fiji success at COP23

NATIONS agreed on November 18 to launch the next steps towards higher climate action ambition before 2020 at the close of the annual UN climate conference or COP23 held in the German city of Bonn. Backed by a wide range

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Islands Business November 2017 edition

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A story of woe

  THE story of the people of Vunidogoloa in Cakaudrove, Northern Fiji, cannot remain untold. Until now, many individuals, organisations and governments have put themselves forward as the saviours of this community,

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Who pays for climate change

DUST collects on the floor of the village shop. The door is locked, the windows shut tight and a collection of guttering, plastic pipes, nuts bolts, screws and nails are piled on the counter and the shelves. Outside the

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Whispers

Report cards SO, two regional NGOs recently failed the test of an independent assessor appointed by international donors. One NGO claims to be the umbrella of all Pacific civil society organisations and claims as much

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Taking NZ in 80 days

Labour stuns electorate IT took Jacinta Ardern just 80 days from taking over as leader of a political party to becoming New Zealand’s youngest prime minister. When she replaced Andrew Little as leader of the Labour

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