THE rise in Pacific and Asian countries engagement in small businesses to large scale resource development is having a significant impact in the region today. The late Professor Emeritus Ron Crocombe estimated in 2006 that there were some 80,000 Asians of ethnic Chinese descent in the Pacific Islands with Papua ...
The sandalwood trade flourished in Fiji in the 19th century with China being one of the main recipients of the much desired wood. But business back then was not as straightforward as one would have hoped and given the lucrative trade in sandalwood, the buying and selling fetched such good ...
Quite often prominent people are encouraged by their family and friends to write their book, tell their stories, document their rise or fall. More often than not it is not so pleasant to recount the latter. There is often the assumption that if one is rich, famous or well known ...
Thirty-five years after the mysterious deaths of an American couple on their sailboat in French Polynesia, we may finally know what happened to Loren and Joanne Edwards. The FBI labelled it a “Crime on the High Seas: Murder”, but closed the case without filing charges.
When someone asks me a question for which I don’t know the answer, I often ask a question in return: “How long’s a piece of string?” This saying came to mind time and again as I read The Last Wild Island: Saving Tetepare by John Read. Such is the implicit ...
- Wed 25 Feb - Fiji: Private sector says EU fisheries report inaccurate
- Wed 25 Feb - Tonga: World Bank Regional Vice President to meet Tongan Prime Minister today
- Wed 25 Feb - Fiji: Fiji disciplinary forces support UN Convention Against Torture
- Tue 24 Feb - Tonga: Princess Tu'ipelehake fights for Fatai residence in Court
- Tue 24 Feb - Tuvalu: Tuvalu and Kiribati push for legal agreement on local crews for purse seine vessels in PNA waters
- Tue 24 Feb - Fiji: Fiji continues to expand foreign relations
- Tue 24 Feb - Tuvalu: Tuvaluans residing in Fiji need to extend their visas if they want to stay longer
- Tue 24 Feb - Tuvalu: Peak tide affects Tuvaluan communities living in coastal and low-lying areas
- Tue 24 Feb - France: Agriculture must change
- Tue 24 Feb - Australia: Pacific connected: A regional approach to development challenges facing island nations