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Debris, including large boulders uprooted from the seabed, line the Pangai Lahi grounds, with the Royal Palace visible in the background.
Debris, including large boulders uprooted from the seabed, line the Pangai Lahi grounds, with the Royal Palace visible in the background. Photo: Tanya Edwards

In this issue of Islands Business, lessons from Tonga where people continue to rebuild their lives after the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcanic eruption and tsunami. Kevin McQuillan looks at movement to reopen the Panguna Mine in Bougainville, and we ask, after Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit to the Pacific, what next for U.S.- Pacific relations? We report on the state of renewable energy targets across the region and how the pandemic has affected priorities. Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti reports from the first Pacific media conference held with Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls, and hears from Palau’s Vice President on the challenges of being one of just three elected representatives in Palau. ONOC Secretary General Ricardo Blas talks about the road to the Paris 2024 Olympics for island athletes, and Nic Maclellan reports on the recent oceans conference held in France. Plus all our regular features; Whispers, Briefs, Movers and Shakers and much more.

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