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Mar 21, 2016, Samisoni Pareti

TC Winston is bad news

2016 March

TC Winston is bad news

MONSTER storm Winston goes down in history as the most destructive cyclone ever to be recorded in the southern...

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Mar 21, 2016, Editor

Our FUTURE is in the PAST

2016 March

Our FUTURE is in the PAST

TROPICAL Cyclone Winston’s destruction of property, infrastructure and life in Fiji has raised serious q...

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Mar 21, 2016, IB

Unsung heroines

2016 March

Unsung heroines

Helen Hakena: Bougainville, PNG: HER village Ieta was burnt to the ground on the 28th of May 1990. The en...

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Mar 21, 2016, Priya Chand

Fiji’s rice producer welcomes Korean investor

2016 March

Fiji’s rice producer welcomes Korean investor

Fiji’s sole but struggling rice producer, Rewa Rice Limited has welcomed the entry of Grace Roads Limite...

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Mar 21, 2016, Samisoni Pareti

US reserves comment on arms deal

2016 March

US reserves comment on arms deal

RUSSIA’S arms deal with Fiji, breakdown in US fish treaty negotiations, ban of Facebook in Nauru, leakin...

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Mar 21, 2016, Netani Rika

Will PACER Plus go ahead without largest economy?

2016 March

Will PACER Plus go ahead without largest economy?

PNG key to trade deal THE big question after PACER Plus talks in Brisbane this month will be simple – D...

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Feb 16, 2016, Editor

Whispers

2016 February

Whispers

FOR all they do and say about good governance and transparency among state players in our part of the ocean, n...

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Feb 16, 2016, Editor

Time for regional fuel plans

2016 February

Time for regional fuel plans

LAST month the price of crude fell below the $USD30 a barrel mark for the first time since the beginning of th...

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Feb 16, 2016, Jese Sikivou

Vunibobo: A man of many seasons

2016 February

Vunibobo: A man of many seasons

A TREASURED document amongst war and modern history aficionados is an old sepia programme entitled “Offi...

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Feb 16, 2016, Samisoni Pareti

De Brum’s coalition a ‘show’

2016 February

De Brum’s coalition a ‘show’

TWO months after the Pacific joined the world in adopting a new agreement on climate change, news are just eme...

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Feb 16, 2016, Giff Johnson

TREATY CRISIS

2016 February

TREATY CRISIS

Boats, payments in limbo THE U.S. government officially announced in mid-January that it is pulling out of th...

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Feb 16, 2016, Sam Vulum

Scars of Bougainville

2016 February

Scars of Bougainville

WITH the looming referendum and the future of the Bougainville copper mine hanging in the loop, Prime Minister...

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Jan 06,2016 Netani Rika - avatar Netani Rika

A call to action

2016 January

A call to action

REGIONAL leaders have greeted the outcome of the Paris Climate Change talks with a sense of jubilation. In fac...

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Jan 06,2016 Dennis Rounds - avatar Dennis Rounds

CYBER FRAUD A crime without borders

2016 January

CYBER FRAUD A crime without borders

FIJI, as one of the South Pacific’s most developed economies, is fast becoming a prime target for &ldquo...

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Jan 06,2016  Priya Chand - avatar Priya Chand

Tuna woes

2016 January

Tuna woes

FIJIAN operators are uncertain whether a recent proposal by the Forum Fisheries Agency to reduce Southern Paci...

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Jan 06,2016  Samisoni Pareti - avatar Samisoni Pareti

COMPROMISED COP21 deal

2016 January

COMPROMISED COP21 deal

TWENTY years of negotiations culminating in intense and physically as well as emotionally draining deliberatio...

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Jan 06,2016  Nic Maclellan - avatar Nic Maclellan

New smoke, old mirrors

2016 January

New smoke, old mirrors

IN Paris last month, Australian Prime Minister Turnbull announced that “Australia will contribute at lea...

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Jan 06,2016  Dr Mahendra Kumar - avatar Dr Mahendra Kumar

PARIS AGREEMENT: What it means for the Pacific

2016 January

PARIS AGREEMENT: What it means for the Pacific

“I SEE the room. I see the reaction is positive, I hear no objection. The Paris Climate Accord is adopte...

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Dec 18, 2015, Super User

Whispers

2015 December

Whispers

FAST taking shape in what was once a thriving pine plantation not far from Fiji’s international airport ...

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Dec 18, 2015, USP

Kiribati celebrates new chapter in education

2015 December

Kiribati celebrates new chapter in education

THE recent opening of a new campus in Kiribati by The University of the South Pacific (USP) has been described...

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Dec 18, 2015, Nic Maclellan

Tough times for nickel

2015 December

Tough times for nickel

ON the London Metals Exchange, the price of nickel has been on a rollercoaster. With slowing demand from China...

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Dec 18, 2015, Jason Brown

Corrupted trade routes in the Pacific

2015 December

Corrupted trade routes  in the Pacific

Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Solomons and Samoa top global trade estimates for illicit financial flows THR...

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Dec 18, 2015, Giff Johnson

PNA expands control of tuna industry

2015 December

PNA expands control of tuna industry

WHILE New Zealand promotes a new plan for tuna management in the region, the Forum Fisheries Agency pushes a f...

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Dec 18, 2015, Netani Rika

Activist: Don’t let them in

2015 December

Activist: Don’t let them in

WITH Pacific eyes watching every move made by China in its slow, systemic advance into the region and its tigh...

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Oct 27, 2015 Samisoni Pareti

Editor's Note

2015 November

Editor's Note

LAST month members of the European Union met to decide on measures to address the influx of refugees...

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Oct 28, 2015 Onorina Saukelo

Report out on deep sea mining

2015 November

Report out on deep sea mining

MINING for deep sea mineral deposits is yet to commence anywhere in the world. Pacific Island countries are am...

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Oct 28, 2015 Bernadette H Carreon

Haven in the Pacific

2015 November

Haven in the Pacific

Lost millions from restricted fishing return with tourists THE Senate passed the Palau National Marine Sanctu...

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Oct 28, 2015 Karli Thomas

STOP THE PLUNDER!

2015 November

STOP THE PLUNDER!

On the high seas, a fight to save our fish stocks FOR the past few months, Greenpeace’s famous Rai...

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Oct 28, 2015 Netani Rika

Pulpit platform for battle

2015 November

Pulpit platform for battle

Anglican primate tackles island issue head on WHEN the Archbishop of York passed through the Pacific in ...

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Oct 28, 2015 islands business

WE Say

2015 November

WE Say

Vanuatu teaches region lesson in governance WHILE October was a tumultuous month for the people of Vanua...

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Oct 11, 2015, Samisoni Pareit

Editor's Note

2015 October

Editor's Note

IT was the 46th Pacific Islands Forum meeting yet local and Forum organisers seem to have stumbled through yet...

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Oct 11, 2015, Taberannang Korauaba

The returning son of a disappearing nation

2015 October

The returning son of a disappearing nation

THE deportation of Ioane Teitiota by the John Key government signals a strong message to the low-lying islands...

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Oct 11, 2015, Priestley Habru

Ghost of the skies

2015 October

Ghost of the skies

Elusive kingfisher A BIRD that has been seen in the wild once has been found last month by scientists during ...

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Oct 11, 2015, Tony Wilson

Deathtrap ferry

2015 October

Deathtrap ferry

Vanuatu’s worst maritime tragedy raises questions on safety checks THE inter-island Vanuatu ferry which...

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Oct 11, 2015, Samisoni Pareti

We say

2015 October

We say

Embrace inclusivity, reject exclusivity WHEN the Pacific Islands Development Forum ejected West Papuan activi...

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Oct 11, 2015, Samisoni Pareti

Call to cut trade agreements

2015 October

Call to cut trade agreements

PACIFIC leaders have been told the cost of doing business in the islands will be greatly reduced if there are ...

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Sep 13, 2015, Samisoni Pareti

Editor's Note

2015 September

Editor's Note

ATTENDING a Pacific trade and investment seminar in Fiji last month, the official delegate from the Cook Islan...

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Sep 13, 2015, Samisoni Pareti

Whispers

2015 September

Whispers

LIKE flotsam, the power of the published word – via newspapers – seems to have floated across the ...

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Sep 13, 2015, Netani Rika

Controversy rocks church

2015 September

Controversy rocks church

PASTORS out over $21m debt THREE church ministers are embroiled in controversy with their employer after they...

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Sep 13, 2015, Samisoni Pareti

NO to Pacific-US trade pact

2015 September

NO to Pacific-US trade pact

PNG accuses Forum of ‘misleading’ island nations HOPES for a free trade agreement between the isl...

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Sep 14, 2015, Dennis Rounds

SEDITION Arrests and denials

2015 September

SEDITION Arrests and denials

A COMPANY of Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) soldiers has joined local police investigations into alle...

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Sep 14, 2015, TUIFA’ASISINA PETER REES

Cook Islands at

2015 September

Cook Islands at

FIFTY years of self-government and free association with New Zealand has raised more questions than answers as...

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Winds of support propel Pacific Meteorological Services

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Winds of support propel Pacific…

THE “Nuku’alofa Declaration for Sustainable Weather and Climate Services for a Resi...

2015 August

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Sparks fly as islanders step up the ante for Rugby World Cup

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Sparks fly as islanders step…

IF Fiji’s performance in the Pacific Nations Cup is anything to go by, then the world is ...

2015 August

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PNG dethrones French-trained New Caledonia

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PNG dethrones French-trained New Caledonia

WHEN the curtains came down on the 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby, there was more to celebr...

2015 August

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Rising to the moral challenge of CLIMATE CHANGE

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Rising to the moral challenge…

Pacific people, of all faiths, are deeply grateful for the leadership shown by Pope Francis on ...

2015 August

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