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Samoa Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa
August

Tuilaepa rallies in vain

The political car rally that took place in Apia led by former Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Sailele Lupesoliai Malielegaoi on July

Fiji market vendor
August

Nurturing the seeds of MSMEs

Economists used to say that micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) were the backbone of Pacific Island countries. But as the impact

Islands Business August 2021 cover
August

Fiji’s shot in the arm for MSMEs

The Fiji government’s latest budget included a F$200 million (US$94 million) financial package for MSMEs to be rolled out by the Reserve

Bilum weaving
August

Weaving a path to sustainabiliy

As founder and creative director, Jessica Cassell’s ambition for Papua New Guinea’s Bilum & Bilas is for the venture to be well-known

Pacific kava exports
August

Kava: brewing up a storm

There’s a storm brewing over the Pacific as the region’s kava industry watches a gradually unfolding situation in the North Queensland city

Vou performers
July

We need art now more than ever

The cultural and creative sectors are among the most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. For many artists in Fiji, this means many