IN April 2015 the owners of Front Page Limited bought Islands Business magazine from the Godfrey Scoular and the Estate of the Late Robert Keith-Reid. The decision was not easy, given the media landscape in Fiji and the complexities of running a regional entity – including high transportation and production costs.
But two years later we continue to publish Islands Business and have recently signed a three-year contract to provide the in-flight magazine for Solomon Airlines. We are honoured to produce Solomons, especially in this, the 75th anniversary of the Battle for Guadalcanal which was one of the turning points of World War II.
Many Pacific islanders gave their lives to stem the tide of imperialism which threatened to swamp the Pacific. Among them were brave men and women from Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Tonga and the governing nations of Australia, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Among those who paid the ultimate price as the Pacific fought back was Corporal Sefanaia Sukanaivalu VC of Yacata, Cakaudrove in Fiji’s north.
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