Mar 04, 2021 Last Updated 5:10 AM, Mar 4, 2021
FIJI is still the number one tourist destination in the Pacific region attracting a little over 840,000 visitors last year with a total estimated earnings of US$4.3 billion from all countries in the region. And authorities are projecting a 2.2 million tourist arrivals to the region by 2020. The provisional tourist arrivals for the 18 member countries…
Last modified on Monday, 23 April 2018 16:32

Terrifying TC Gita

FEBRUARY 12, 2018 will undoubtedly recalls a frightening and dangerous day for the people of Ono-i-Lau in Fiji’s southern Lau Islands. The damaging winds of Cyclone Gita battered through Ono-i-Lau and Vatoa, leaving 12 families homeless and 30 families with partially damaged houses. All four villages on Ono-i-Lau-Nukuni, Lovoni, Matokana and Doi-started experiencing heavy rain accompanied by destructive wind…
Last modified on Tuesday, 28 July 2020 18:50

Fish with a story

Sandwiched between the Philippines and the Federated States of Micronesia, rising from the deep blue Pacific Ocean, sit the 200 or so limestone and volcanic islands that make up the idyllic paradise of Palau. It is a land of beauty above and below the water, teeming with wildlife, welcoming people, and a rich history - Palau is…
Last modified on Monday, 09 April 2018 11:54

May or October Poll?

THE burning question from April 2018 to October 2018 will be: when will Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama dissolve parliament to pave the way for the 2018 general election? According to Fiji’s 2013 constitution, parliament can be dissolved anytime between 3 years 6 months of the last parliament sitting to the…
Last modified on Monday, 23 April 2018 16:33

Hydrogen bomb test at Kiritimati

FOLLOWING three nuclear tests on Malden Island in 1957, the UK military relocated the testing site to Christmas Island (today known as Kiritimati). The decision to continue the weapons testing programme at the south-east corner of Christmas Island brought operations close to the base staffed by British, New Zealand and…
Last modified on Monday, 23 April 2018 16:33
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