July 2022 Islands Business cover

PICTA in the slow lane

My article published in this magazine in June 2021 was entitled ‘Fast-tracking PICTA’. This was a reference to the Pacific Island Countries

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson

Courage and impact

Lagipoiva honoured for climate coverage The editor of Pacific Environment Weekly in Samoa, Dr. Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson, became the first Pacific Island journalist to

Dika Toua

Commonwealth Games chances

South Pacific islands will be proudly represented at this month’s Commonwealth Games in the city of Birmingham. Yes, we have the usual

July 2022 Islands Business cover

Movers and Shakers

Pacific health expert and Niue national Dr Collin Tukuitonga has been recognised with the Knight Companion of the New Zealand order of

Is Lau the Next Galapagos?

A huge conservation effort that could be the South Pacific’s answer to the wildlife park-island of Galapagos is gaining momentum in Fiji.

IB May June 2022 cover


Lau in the spotlight A tug of war of mega proportions is underway in Suva’s corridors of power over an initiative by

Taveuni tourism

Fiji’s tourism comeback

But concerns remain over Pacific-wide labour shortages Travellers now want authentic and immersive vacation experiences, an analyst from international consulting firm Twenty31,

Shahil Ram

From Farm to Table to Memory

Hidden inside the golf course on Denarau is a burgeoning farm. Fiji National University graduate Shahil Ram has been managing the plot

Namosi ecolodge

Unplugging at Namosi Eco Retreat

Sustainability was the buzzword at the Fiji Tourism Exchange, and some of the industry’s quiet pioneers were glad to hear it. “The