Samoa Airport launches initial start of construction for $25 million regional terminal and apron aircraft parking

The construction of two pivotal infrastructure projects for the Samoa Airport Authority (SAA) was officially launched this morning at Faleolo, with a ground-breaking ceremony.  These two projects are the Regional

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Decades of commitment, development and continuous improvement of Pacific’s qualifications: What’s next?

Looking at the improved mobility of Pacific people across the region makes me reflect on structures and systems that allowed it to be a reality, something that was very difficult to achieve a decade ago. Mauri, I am

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Fiji Business Briefs: McDonald’s expansion, hotel room demand, reporting season

McDonald’s Fiji expands back-end operations Vuvale Restaurants (Fiji) Ltd, the parent company of McDonald’s Fiji, has announced a $25 million investment of a new retail and supermarket complex

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Fiji Business Briefs: Energy price hike rejected, SPX results, BSP Life payout

FCCC rejects energy price hike The Fijian Competition & Consumer Commission (FCCC) has rejected Energy Fiji Limited’s (EFL) bid to increase electricity prices. EFL wanted the adoption of both fixed and variable

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A ‘new’ development policy? Or did Australia just miss its moment?

A new development policy for Australia presented an opportunity to reinvigorate a program that has lost its way amid the ambivalence, and occasional outright hostility, shown towards aid by successive conservative

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Rewa River Water Supply Scheme to Address Intermittent Supply

The Rewa River Water Supply Scheme will help to resolve the issue of intermittent water supply in certain parts of the greater Suva-Nausori area by expanding Water Authority of Fiji’s (WAF) supply capacity. The

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Professor Aqorau inspired by the level of support for SINU

Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Vice Chancellor’s Professor Transform Aqorau is pleased with the level of ongoing support for the University. He made the statement when making his first speech as the new

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OEK joint to loan US$20 million approved in Palau

Palau Senate passed a joint resolution authorising President Whipps to execute a loan agreement between the Republic of Palau and Mega International Commercial Bank Co. Ltd. of Taiwan of up to US$20 million to fund

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Development, Indigeneity and existing tables

For real and collective development, we must stop insisting on localising strategies, frameworks, tools, or whatever else our Pacific communities keep getting fed with, because it worked somewhere else. We require

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Opinion: Penny Wong dives deep into the audacity of the Oceanic Pacific

Nurturing relationships is paramount to break down unequal power dynamics ­– especially in working for women rights. By ‘Ofa-ki-Levuka (‘Ofa) Guttenbeil-Likiliki From the 1990s to the early 2000s, Oceanic writer

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Transformation of a Port Moresby settlement

Joyce Bay settlement, formerly known as Horse Camp, is a notorious settlement in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG). It has been known for criminal activity, and as a place where many criminals live. The settlement is

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Lessons in resilience in the Pacific

The global impacts of COVID-19 are unprecedented and extend beyond the realm of health into the social, economic and psychological aspects of people’s lives. Although the number of infections in Pacific Island

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