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2016 November

November 26, 2016
Half-hearted attempt falls flat
2016 November Editor

Funeral Farce

Half-hearted attempt falls flat THERE was genuine surprise when the Fijian government declared it would hold a State Funeral for Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi – chief, statesman and judge. In December 2006 he was unceremoniously removed as Vice President by Commodore…
November 26, 2016
The stage has become a platform for members of the Pasifika Voices who are advocates for peace and champions of breaking down the walls of socio ecological issues.
2016 November Jone Luvenitoga

Moana - An Ocean of Reform

SIX Pacific singers, one goal - to sing about the plight of people who face injustice and to reconcile the world with its inhabitants after years of abuse. Call it fate, a fluke of nature or just the unseen hand of God, these young people from across the…
November 26, 2016
Samoa’s success in outsourcing its road building and maintenance services provides a model for state-owned enterprise reform that other countries should consider.
2016 November Emma Fan

Win-win-win for Samoa SOE reform

REFORMS to state owned enterprises (SOEs) can unleash productivity and efficiencies in an economy. However, such reforms can bring pain and controversy—so-called “adjustment costs”. These costs were evident in the former Soviet Union in the 1990s, when…
November 26, 2016
The debate as New Caledonians head to referendum is heating up.
2016 November Nic Maclellan

Who should decide New Caledonia’s future

WITH New Caledonia scheduled to hold a referendum on self-determination in late 2018, there is a looming crisis over who will be eligible to vote. More than 25,000 Kanaks are not properly registered on the French electoral roll, while the status of thousands…
November 26, 2016
Bu juice is good for kidney eye and urine problems says Komaicawalevu
2016 November Frederica Elbourne

The bu boss

How the bu changed one man’s life WHEN the entrepreneurial bug bit Inia Komaicawalevu in 2000, he didn’t realise he was to be more than his own boss. He quit his job of 10 years at the Public Works Department to try his hand as a road side peddler selling bu…
November 26, 2016
The Pearl South Pacific Resort in Fiji is one of several hotels that PNG companies have invested in.
2016 November Priya Chand

Sign of CONFIDENCE

PAPUA New Guinea has been a major investor in the Fijian market in recent years with around $FJD174 million investments. Since 2010, a total 14 investment projects were registered by Papua New Guinea citizens or companies with Investment Fiji. The…
November 26, 2016
2016 November IB

Clark is out

UN appoints former Portugese PM WHEN the United Nations General Assembly formally acclaimed Portugese diplomat, Antonio Guterres, as secretary general there was disappointment in many communities. New Zealand and its supporters in the Pacific had hoped for a…
November 26, 2016
Purse seining has accounted for the majority of fisheries revenue collected by the Cook Islands since 2014.
2016 November Helen Greig

Cooks hauls in fish dollars

Korea, Kiribati pay for services PURSE seining revenue has accounted for the majority of fisheries revenue collected by the Cook Islands since 2014. According to Cooks Islands Fisheries Ministry submission to the country’s Purse Seining Special Select…

Support for purse seiners

Nov 26, 2016 1393
FFA Deputy Director-General Wez Norris.
Agency monitors bigeye stocks THE Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) is highly…

Trouble in paradise

Nov 26, 2016 1418
Pagopago canneries close PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (Invictus News) - American Samoan tuna…

How sustainable is Pacific tourism?

Nov 26, 2016 1432
Replanting of mangrove forests on Tuvalu’s eroding coastlines could be a climate change mitigation and sustainable tourism measure.
FOR sometime now, sustainability has been the buzzword in development circles. We have…

Rebuilding a stronger Ha’apai

Nov 26, 2016 1434
CYCLONE Ian, the most powerful storm ever recorded in Tonga, struck the Ha’apai Islands…

Fighting corruption

Nov 26, 2016 1423
The role of parliaments is to reduce corruption, undue influence and abuse of authority.
Asset declaration is the key UNDERSTANDING the roots of corruption in society will help…

Vanuatu continues to lead the kava market

Nov 26, 2016 1388
Above: Kava in capsules is not kava, nor is caffeine in capsules coffee.
Danger lies within VANUATU has always taken great pride in the varieties of kava…

The FUTURE of kava

Nov 26, 2016 1413
Recent studies have shown the possibility of a $USD15million market for Fijian kava.
Yoshida looks to Ovalau as market key OVALAU, Fiji (Invictus News Service) – In the…

Whispers

Nov 26, 2016 1470
Hospital moves WORD on the streets of Fiji’s capital is that a new private hospital is…

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Moana - An Ocean of…

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Win-win-win for Samoa SOE reform

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Who should decide New Caledonia’s…

WITH New Caledonia scheduled to hold a referendum on self-determination in late 2018, there is ...

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