Fiji Business Cover story

April 2014

New constitution is the key, says Fiji’s new military chief

Robert Matau

The new head of Fiji’s military Brigadier General Mosese Tikoitoga says the country’s new constitution should stay if there is to be no more coups in Fiji. In an exclusive face-to-face interview with Islands Business magazine at the office of the Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces inside ...

March 2014

Selling the Pacific dream

Dionisia Tabureguci

Would you believe that out of the over 900 million international tourist arrivals registered by the United Nations' World Tourism Council in 2012, only 1.6 million visited the shores of 16 Pacific Islands countries (PICs) that are members of the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO)?

February 2014

Fiji to sharpen teeth on money laundering

Dionisia Tabureguci

Interception of communication through such means as the tapping of telephones lines will soon be legalised in Fiji as part of national effort to combat money laundering and anti-terrorism financing.

Sold for Sex!

Dionisia Tabureguci

Ongoing police investigation into a human trafficking racket in Fiji has uncovered the exploitation of two 12-year old girls who are allegedly being sold for sex.

January 2014

SQUATTER FACELIFT

Samisoni Pareti & Solomone Rabulu*

For a squatter settlement, Nakama has got one of the best locations in Savusavu. It is located in a wooded area on a slope of a hill that overlooks Savusavu town below and its spectacular harbour beyond

December 2013

Bourse Revival!

Dionisia Tabureguci

Fiji’s South Pacific Stock Exchange (SPSE) is among the world’s smallest bourses with only 18 listed companies since its conception in 1979 and a rather sluggish growth in trading over the years. Efforts to develop it into a vibrant exchange that would appeal to Fiji’s mums and dads have fallen ...

November 2013

DR TUKUITONGA TO HEAD SPC?

Robert Matau

Three names have been put forward to replace Fiji School of Medicine-educated Dr Jimmie Rodgers as the director-general of the biggest regional organisation, the Secretariat of Pacific Community (SPC). The three according to ranking by a recruitment committee of the Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations (CRGA) are:

October 2013

PICHLER'S STRATEGY

Samisoni Pareti

• Customer-centric • Pro jobs for locals • Promotes whistle-blowing among employees

September 2013

WINDS OF CHANGE BLOWING

Netani Rika*

An extreme makeover is what the Methodist Church can expect under a new regime led by President Reverend Tuikilakila Waqairatu.

August 2013

The things we do for money

Dionisia Tabureguci

Money, they say, is the root of all evil. For something ever so elusive and always changing hands, the power it has on many is as baffling as it is curious. A little overboard, the obsession can and has turned many ordinary people into criminals.

July 2013

Stressed Out

Dionisia Tabureguci

A pioneering health survey of Fijian schoolchildren aged between 13 and 15 years has revealed some disturbing trends in their behaviour, among them a tendency to commit suicide at such tender age. Conducted in 2010, the findings of the Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS) for Fiji was only launched ...

June 2013

Rag trade eyes fashion

Dionisia Tabureguci

Fashion, a popular culture rooted in delicate finesse superimposed upon a fast-changing world of what’s old and new, may historically have had so little to do with Fiji’s textile industry, but times have significantly changed. There is all likelihood now the two industries will converge at some point soon, now ...