Milk Goats and Soaps

Milk goats and soaps

From her garage-turned-lab, entrepreneur Beatrice Nast is creating Fiji’s first soap made from pure goat milk. The current president of the Society

Ian Tarutia

Movers and Shakers

NASFUND PNG’s longest serving CEO Ian Tarutia has announced his retirement in March 2023. For almost 35 years, Tarutia has served the fund

July 2022 Islands Business cover


Communique semantics  New Caledonia’s delegation to the Pacific Islands Forum leaders meeting was not impressed when Australian officials tried to water down

PNG election 2022 counting

PNG’s election woes

PNG: As Papua New Guineans followed the counting for the Port Moresby Northwest Seat this week, they were shocked to see a


Pirate Queens

The Seaka II pioneers When the ‘Seaka Pirates’ all-female deck crew cast off on their first fishing trip on a tuna longline

Dr Manumatavai Tupou-Roosen

A new chapter for tuna treaty

The United States has pledged to almost triple its funding to the region under the South Pacific Tuna Treaty. “I feel excited,”

Fiji workers

Skilled workers shortage worry

A growing shortage of skilled workers in Fiji is causing concern among members of the Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation (FCEF), and

Benny Wenda is welcomed in Port Vila

No justice for West Papua at PIF

The plight of West Papuans received little focus at the Pacific Islands Forum leaders meeting this year, however independence leader, Benny Wenda