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Cover story

Disasters do happen, but are Pacific countries pointed in the right direction?

Geographically, the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) fall within one of the most disaster-prone regions on earth. And the region’s ...

Business

Crime restricts PNG’s economic growth

Crime is costing Papua New Guinea severely despite its rapid economic growth - due to reach 20 per cent ...

Pacific Update

Cyberbattle for the region’s ocean resources

How does a 10-day birthday celebration happen across the entire Pacific without a single mention? The answer is Kurukuru, ...

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We Say

States must help pay for insurance

**“As well as insurance schemes designed at addressing immediate post disaster mitigation, there has to be a wider scheme ...

Whispers

Drama in the royal court … The benign reign of Tonga’s newest monarch hit the newspaper headlines recently when ...

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Italy

UN conference generates renewed global momentum to eradicate malnutrition

Mon 24 Nov

ROME, Italy --- In a move hailed as renewed global momentum to end hunger, ...

Fiji

MSG Trade Agreement under review November

Mon 24 Nov

SUVA, Fiji ---- The review of the existing Melanesian Spearhead Group Trade Agreement (MSGTA) ...

New Zealand

30 Fijians to work in NZ under seasonal scheme

Mon 24 Nov

AUCKLAND, New Zealand --- Thirty Fijians will work in New Zealand in February next ...

Fiji

Stand by big brothers: PNG foreign minister Pato

Mon 24 Nov

NADI, Fiji --- While Papua New Guinea is looking to strengthen its relationships with ...

Solomon Islands

$10m of AusAID funds stolen in Solomon Islands

Mon 24 Nov

HONIARA, Solomon Islands ----Fraudsters in suspected collusion with Solomon Islands government officials have embezzled ...

Vanuatu

Vanuatu PM in court bid to stop no confidence motions

Mon 24 Nov

PORT VILA, Vanuatu --- An opposition MP in Vanuatu says if the government's move ...

Papua New Guinea

PNG welcomes Fiji back in the PIF

Mon 24 Nov

PORT MORESBY, PNG --- Papua New Guinea has welcomed Fiji’s return to the Pacific ...

Fiji

Chinese President’s visit is “unprecedented” says an academic

Mon 24 Nov

SUVA, Fiji --- University of the South Pacific (USP) academic Dr Sandra Tarte says ...

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Fiji

MSG Trade Agreement under review November

Mon 24 Nov

SUVA, Fiji ---- The review of the existing Melanesian Spearhead Group Trade Agreement (MSGTA) ...

Stand by big brothers: PNG foreign minister Pato

Mon 24 Nov

NADI, Fiji --- While Papua New Guinea is looking to strengthen its relationships with ...

Chinese President’s visit is “unprecedented” says an academic

Mon 24 Nov

SUVA, Fiji --- University of the South Pacific (USP) academic Dr Sandra Tarte says ...

Fiji’s 39 years of deepened relations with China bears fruit

Mon 24 Nov

NADI, Fiji ----Fiji’s special and deepened relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) ...

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We Say

States must help pay for insurance

Wed 12 Nov

**“As well as insurance schemes designed at addressing immediate post disaster mitigation, there has ...

Everything they do seems like a kneejerk reaction

Wed 12 Nov

**“In a scenario where even countries with state of the art healthcare systems are ...

Democracy is relatively new and unique

Wed 12 Nov

**“The citizens of all these countries must pat themselves on the back for not ...

Politics

Forum allows Fiji back into regional group

Thu 13 Nov

Moments after the magazine posted on its Facebook page the announcement by the Pacific ...

Women candidates impact on election line-up

Thu 13 Nov

A record number of women candidates are expected to contest the Solomon Islands national ...

Tonga’s Freedom Fighter aims for election victory

Thu 13 Nov

For veteran Tongan freedom fighter ‘Akilisi Pohiva, the election this month will be the ...