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Aug 07, 2015, Samisoni Pareti

Winds of change

2015 August

Winds of change

WITHOUT much fanfare, our new look www.islandsbusiness.com went online early last month. It’s the first ...

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Aug 07, 2015, Dennis Rounds

Former Fiji army chief allays fears of rift

2015 August

Former Fiji army chief allays fears of rift

THE former Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces, BrigadierGeneral Mosese Tikoitoga, has poured co...

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Aug 07, 2015, Ilaitia Turagabeci

Canoe run for chocolate factory

2015 August

Canoe run for chocolate factory

The Uto Ni Yalo sails from Fiji to Vanuatu and then to Bougainville where it will load cocoa beans for New Zea...

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Aug 07, 2015, Editor

Whispers

2015 August

Whispers

A WHISPER in the Solomon Star says Solomon taxpayers are being forced to pay $3.7 million for the hire of a sp...

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Aug 07, 2015, Netani Rika

NRL rights stall TV deal

2015 August

NRL rights stall TV deal

PNG company wants change to $25m venture A MULTI-MILLION dollar deal for the sale of Media New Guinea Li...

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Aug 07, 2015, Netani Rika

Fiji TV strips to bare minimum

2015 August

Fiji TV strips to bare minimum

DIGICEL has emerged as a front-runner for the purchase of Fiji Television’s 23 channels under the Sky Pa...

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Jul 07, 2015,

Budding, enthusiastic scribes

2015 July

Budding, enthusiastic scribes

THE past month saw me in Honiara working with a group of 19 young but very enterprising bunch of journ...

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Jul 07, 2015,

Whispers

2015 July

Whispers

EXCESSIVE airfares and taxes are reportedly forcing the government of Kiribati to explore other options for fl...

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Jul 07, 2015,

MSG allows INDON membership, WEST PAPUA on the sideline

2015 July

MSG allows INDON membership, WEST PAPUA on the sideline

THE Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) has made an historic decision to expand its reach, granting associate mem...

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Jul 07, 2015,

Competing pressures over West Papua

2015 July

Competing pressures over West Papua

THE Melanesian Spearhead Group’s decision, granting associate membership to Indonesia and observer statu...

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Jul 08, 2015,

STOP another impending Nauru disaster

2015 July

STOP another impending Nauru disaster

IT is time to take action to prevent a Nauruan spiral back to the days of political and economic mayhem. If t...

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Jul 08, 2015,

Wisdom behind Solomon plan

2015 July

Wisdom behind Solomon plan

Tuamoto wants tourism expansion IN five years the Solomon Islands tourism industry is expected to grow by clo...

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Jun 15, 2015,

Exciting times ahead

2015 June

Exciting times ahead

TWO countries, two magazines and a new home in Suva in three weeks, May was a full-on month. Kudos to my work ...

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Jun 15, 2015,

Airline spreads wings

2015 June

Airline spreads wings

Singapore, China, Japan in sights FIJI’S national carrier welcomed the newest addition to its fleet – a Boein...

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Jun 15, 2015,

Ginger ninja

2015 June

Ginger ninja

Olympics dream comes alive in the isles – thanks to the ...Ginger Ninja AFTER transforming Fiji rugby s...

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Jun 15, 2015,

Pacific Games on track

2015 June

Pacific Games on track

 THE memo is out. Organisers of the 15th Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea are relying on “People p...

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Jun 15, 2015,

At the crossroads

2015 June

At the crossroads

Hope despite rumblings at the top FIJI’s insistence on selective engagement in the Pacific Forum and the grow...

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Jun 15, 2015,

WETLANDS for our future

2015 June

WETLANDS for our future

WORLD Environment Day is being commemorated as we hit the halfway mark of 2015. All too often the messages of...

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Jun 16,2015

Island registry takes global third spot

2015 May

Island registry takes global third spot

THE Marshall Islands ship registry is big in tonnage and getting bigger. It took over the third place globally...

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Jun 16,2015

Corruption rises in Australia, New Zealand

2015 May

Corruption rises in  Australia, New Zealand

RAPIDLY rising reports of corruption in Australia and New Zealand are reflected in drops on the world’s leadin...

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May 17,2015

Under new ownership

2015 May

Under new ownership

WHAT do you, our faithful subscribers and readers, think of our new look magazine? I hope you like it as much ...

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May 17,2015

Whispers

2015 May

Whispers

PORK and fish may be off the menu for some time in Tuvalu after storm surges disturbed burial grounds. Apparen...

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May 17,2015

Healthy vision remains a challenge

2015 May

Healthy vision remains a challenge

THE challenges to implementing the vision for a healthier Pacific are not insurmountable. Acknowledging the p...

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May 17,2015

DEATH ON PACIFIC’S DOORSTEP

2015 May

DEATH ON PACIFIC’S DOORSTEP

NCD EPIDEMIC: LEADERS ON NOTICE THE Pacific’s political leaders, health officials and general populace have b...

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Apr 18,2015

How do you prepare for a monster storm?

2015 April

How do you prepare for a monster storm?

In probing ‘Are We Ready?’ in our November 2014 cover, IB went on to pose a pertinent question in the cover st...

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Apr 18,2015

Tuna creates unique niche

2015 April

Tuna creates unique niche

THERE could soon be a whole lot more demand for sustainably caught tuna from the Pacific. For the first time e...

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Apr 18,2015

Draft trade agreement reveals differences between Australia, NZ

2015 April

Draft trade agreement reveals differences between Australia, NZ

PACIFIC island governments have proposed alternative disputes procedures, protection of infant industries and ...

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Apr 15,2015

Sponsors crucial to Games success

2015 April

Sponsors crucial to Games success

Sponsors crucial to Games success Six years after successfully bidding to host the 2015 Pacific Games and thr...

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Apr 15,2015

Healthy oceans for healthy islands

2015 April

Healthy oceans for healthy islands

Healthy oceans for healthy islands As Pacific Island countries and territories, we are each day aware of the ...

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Apr 15,2015

E-charity focus

2015 April

E-charity focus

E-charity focus I have finally been able to launch my charitable website to aid several organisations in th...

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Jun 17, 2015

Enough violence

2015 March

Enough violence

PAPUA New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s recent powerful statement against atrocities in In...

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Mar 17, 2015

Fijian government sells airport company shares

2015 March

Fijian government sells airport company shares

THE Fijian government has revealed negotiations to sell Airports Fiji Limited (AFL) shares have reached the fi...

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Mar 17, 2015

Wake up, Whitehall

2015 March

Wake up, Whitehall

WHAT was mooted as a token gesture by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and his Fijian Government in late Janu...

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Mar 17, 2015

Neighbours clash in backyard squabble

2015 March

Neighbours clash in backyard squabble

According to the media reports, the Australian government has indefinitely postponed the meeting of Pacific Is...

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Mar 17, 2015

Moment of truth for top Pacific athletes

2015 March

Moment of truth for top Pacific athletes

Two leading Pacific athletes at opposite ends of their careers hope to put on career defining performances at ...

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Mar 17, 2015

Destination Suva

2015 March

Destination Suva

MOST likely a workshop or high-powered meeting has taken you to Fiji’s center of administration, Suva. A...

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Feb 18,2015

Editor’s Note

2015 February

Editor’s Note

I hope you will enjoy reading the finer details about one of the region’s largest buyout in recent times...

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Feb 18,2015

Cattle shipment in biosecurity scare

2015 February

Cattle shipment in biosecurity scare

RISKS associated with bio-security were highlighted when a China-bound cargo boat was turned away from the mai...

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Feb 18,2015

Fuel prices stay high in Vanuatu

2015 February

Fuel prices stay high in Vanuatu

THERE is growing anger in Vanuatu as fuel prices remain high while dropping elsewhere in the Pacific.World fue...

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Feb 18,2015

Business & Vila Bliss

2015 February

Business & Vila Bliss

PRESCRIBED by the doctor – Must grab at least one day off your business schedule for R&R when in the...

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Feb 18,2015

Capacity building for island leaders

2015 February

Capacity building for island leaders

HE year ahead is a major year for the Pacific region and for SPREP – the Secretariat of the Pacific Regi...

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Feb 18,2015

PNG races against Games clock

2015 February

PNG races against Games clock

TIME is of the essence if this year’s Pacific Games being hosted in Port Moresby from 4-18 July, are to ...

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Jun 14,2015

Bit of leisure in business in Apia

2015 January

Bit of leisure in business in Apia

Tanoa Tusitala is hotel of choice for many WHEN United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon flew to Apia to attend the U...

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Jan 18,2015

GOOD on OCI for action on World Bank report

2015 January

GOOD on OCI for action on World Bank report

THESE days, major governments and international organisations issue many country reports and rankings. These r...

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Jan 18,2015

US$12 million biscuit factory opens

2015 January

US$12 million biscuit factory opens

FIJI’S biscuit exports to the Pacific Islands will increase significantly following the opening of a $25...

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Jan 18,2015

Winners and losers in Big Samoa Tuna Meeting

2015 January

Winners and losers in Big Samoa Tuna Meeting

WATCH Pacific island countries enforce their own measures against overfishing of local tuna fishery following ...

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Jan 17,2015

We Say

2015 January

We Say

Pohiva’s end-of-December-2014 election as Prime Minister provides him the opportunity to introduce refor...

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Jan 17,2015

Islands assert Asia Pacific role

2015 January

Islands assert Asia Pacific role

When the western business world refers to the ‘Asia Pacific’ as a region, the focus is usually on ...

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