Fiji Business

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

After the World Cup: The Fiji Bati challenge Working on maintaining its top ranking

Robert Matau

The Fiji National Rugby League (FNRL) is working on taking the game to a new level that will prepare Fiji for top level competition.

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

Of profits and bonuses

Samisoni Pareti

Were the previous executives of the national airline, rebranded as Fiji Airways, paid six figure bonuses while the rest of the airline employees nothing?

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

Fiji’s PIDF here to stay: Tavola

Samisoni Pareti

Fiji’s response to the Pacific Islands Forum—the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF)—is here to stay if it continues to stay relevant to the needs of Fiji and other islands in the region says Ambassador Kaliopate Tavola, who was Foreign Minister in Laisenia Qarase’s Government.

PICHLER'S STRATEGY

Samisoni Pareti

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

September 2013

A blueprint for national unity?

Dionisia Tabureguci & Robert Matau

Forty years after Independence, Fiji is still having a tough time with social order. The powers that be are hoping that this time, the roots of discord that have plagued this nation for years – both real and imagined – would be weeded out once and for all. They believe ...

Bringing Fiji’s fisheries legislation up-to-date

Atelaite Rokosuka and Peter Thorpe

Fiji is reviewing its fisheries laws. To-date, there are two new decrees: the Offshore Fisheries Management Decree, which was officially passed in January 2013, and the Aquaculture Decree, which is expected to be promulgated by the beginning of 2014.

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.

May 2013

Climate Refugees?

Samisoni Pareti

More coastal villages may have to relocate due to eroding shorelines and coastal flooding