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Education Minister Concedes

Feb 06, 2019 By Anish Chand
Fiji Archbishop Peter Loy Chong seaterd second from right with other leaders of Fiji's faith based organisations

Fijian Holdings in record share trading

Feb 01, 2019 Dionisia Tabureguci
Photo Caption: Photo by Fiji Times re-posted on Facebook by SODELPA MP Niko Nawaikula who is protesting the indiscriminate appointment of FHL directors by the Fiji Government.

Be wary about Fiji travel, UK warns

Jan 31, 2019 Anish Chand
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Fijian sailor was murdered – report

Jan 30, 2019 Anish Chand

Bainimarama relinquishes foreign affairs

Jan 28, 2019 Anish Chand
PM Bainimarama

Police to question Rabuka

Jan 19, 2019 Netani Rika
Fijian Opposition Leader - Sitiveni Rabuka

Catholics eye school closure

Jan 18, 2019 Netani Rika
Archbishop of Suva Dr Peter Loy Chong

Pacific pushes clean energy in Abu Dhabi

Jan 11, 2019 Samisoni Pareti
Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga (right) shares a light moment with Samoa's Deputy Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa (seated) at the IRENA SIDS Dialogue in Abu Dhabi.


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Pacific powerhouse in Abu Dhabi - From left are Samoa’s Deputy PM Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga and Kiribati President Taneti Maamau.
February 06, 2019

Costs tumble in renewable energy

in January by Samisoni Pareti
AFTER years of dependence on fossil fuels, the good news from the international agency on renewable energy, IRENA is that the cost of technology on…
PM Peter O’Neill (right).
February 06, 2019

We’re referendum-ready

in January by Islands Business
BOUGAINVILLEANS are to vote in June this year to decide whether to remain part of Papua New Guinea or to be independent. The national government has…
Archbishop Peter Loy Chong
February 06, 2019

Catholic Church questions education ministry

in January by Netani Rika
FIJI’S Catholic Church will consider the closure of its schools and public protests if it cannot successfully resolve an impasse with the Ministry of…
Mulan Wind Farm Heilongiang China
February 06, 2019

Going Renewable

in January by Islands Business
Pacific island states take the lead in energy transformation WITH the world going out in a large way towards adopting green and clean energy that is…
Austalian Prime Minister Scott Morrisson on a selfie pose with his Fijian host during his visit to Fiji
February 06, 2019

No more tokens please

in January by Islands Business
Australia needs to treat the Pacific with a little more respect THE flying visit by Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, this month through…
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison with his wife Jenny during their visit to Fiji
February 01, 2019

China is the superpower to watch

in January by Samisoni Pareti
FIVE countries and one region are going to the polls this year to get a fresh and new mandate from their electorate, and while this will no doubt…
COP24 President Michał Kurtyka (right) welcomes his COP23 counterpart and Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama in Katowice, Poland.
Feb 01, 2019 441

Falling short at COP24

TOO watered down and stripped of a clear sense of urgency is how some experts have labelled the outcomes of COP24 at…
Working together: Australia looks to Japan and US as Pacific partners
Feb 01, 2019 404

Canberra ramps up Pacific…

BOTH government and opposition parties in Australia have outlined a renewed commitment to the Pacific, as voters…
SPARTECA was critical for the growth of garment factories like this one in Fiji.
Feb 01, 2019 451

A Forum in Limbo?

Eleven days after the Nauru PIF Leaders’ Meeting last September, the Premier of Niue, Sir Toke Talagi, said on Radio…
December 06, 2018
Live free or die ... grafitti in New Caledonia
2018 November Nic Maclellan

New Caledonians vote no to…

In a crucial referendum on self-determination, more than 141,000 New Caledonians went to the polls on 4 November to…
December 06, 2018
2018 November Samisoni Pareti

Going combo

November was an incredibly busy month where it saw Papua New Guinea stood tall in marketing itself and the rest of the…
December 06, 2018
PNG’s electrification project partners from left, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and US Vice President Mike Pence.
2018 November Samisoni Pareti

APEC’s dramas and theatrics

What was supposed to be the summit that showcases Papua New Guinea to some of the world’s powerful economies ended up…
December 06, 2018
Commonwealth Table
2018 November Sadhana Sen

Regional body works on valuing rights

This month’s visit to Fiji by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, is another chapter in the Pacific’s long history with the…
December 06, 2018
Dame Meg Taylor, PIFS Secretary General
2018 November Ambassador Kaliopate Tavola

Addressing Increasing Inequality

Dame Meg Taylor, PIFS Secretary General, presented the Keynote Address at the Pacific Preparatory Meeting for the 6th…
December 06, 2018
Royal gift ... the Duchess of Sussex receives pearls as a gift from the Fijian people
2018 November Samisoni Pareti

Fiji pearl producer goes for blue pledge

Derailed by the huge devastation wrought by super-cyclone Winston in 2016. Fiji’s exclusive J. Hunter Pearls is back on…

Dr Ian Fry - the island…

Dec 06, 2018 1579
Dr Ian Fry
Indepth (Id) talks to long time climate change negotiator for the Tuvalu…
October 29, 2018
The Junior Pasifik Blockchain Challenge was recently launched in PNG to encourage young techies to design blockchain based on real-life problems that companies or organisations face.
2018 October Dionisia Tabureguci

Blockchain finds a home in the Pacific

The blockchain conversation has finally touched down in the Pacific. Not only is it a major buzz in tech circles here,…
October 29, 2018
French High Commissioner to New Caledonia Thierry Lataste
2018 October Nic Maclellan

France prepares for New Caledonia…

A month before New Caledonia’s referendum on self-determination, local mayors from around the country gathered on 4…
October 29, 2018
The downed Air Niugini’s leased Boeing 737-800 in Chuuk lagoon minutes after its water landing
2018 October Bill Jaynes

I survived the PX073 crash

Once aboard, my seat, 24F on the right side of the rear of the plane was comfortable and the flight attendants were…
October 29, 2018
Skipjack tuna fished from PNA member waters.
2018 October Dionisia Tabureguci

PNG breaks away from Pacifical

ONE of the pioneers behind the establishment of a commercial partnership between the Parties to the Nauru Agreement…
October 29, 2018
Former Kiribati President Anote Tong (standing) in the public gallery of the Australian Parliament during his recent travel to Canberra.
2018 October Islands Business

Give the Pacific a ‘fair go’

THE recent disparaging remarks made by Australia’s Environment Minister, Melissa Price, to former Kiribati President…
October 29, 2018
Rising sea levels in Kiribati
2018 October Islands Business

Report of hope for Pacific

As we are faced with darkness there is hope. The special report from the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change…
September 24, 2018
2018 September Dionisia Tabureguci

FNPF buys out GPH partners

Unconfirmed reports have emerged that the Grand Pacific Hotel (GPH) in Fiji is now fully owned by the Fiji National…
September 24, 2018
2018 September Samisoni Pareti

Publisher's Note

When Malaysia’s Prime Minister-inwaiting and leader of the Parti Keadilan Rakyat, Anwar Ibrahim spoke at the Singapore…
September 24, 2018
2018 September Islands Business

Step Up War Against Drugs

Parcels of hard drugs washing up on the shores of some remote and isolated islands in Fiji, the numerous arrests of…
September 24, 2018
Pacific Leaders at their 49th Forum in Nauru.
2018 September Islands Business

Keep the China/Taiwan spat in check

THE controversy surrounding the ejection of China’s head of delegation from a meeting between Pacific leaders and donor…
September 24, 2018
Victorious Nauru 19 with their families and supporters outside the Nauru Court House.
2018 September Samisoni Pareti

Victory for Nauru 19

Nauru ’s justice minister David Adeang’s conduct in a case involving 17 men and two women charged in connection with a…
September 24, 2018
As COP23 President, Frank Bainimarama has pressed for more ambitious targets of the Paris Agreement.
2018 September Graham Davis

Will Australia abandon the Pacific on…

The reaction in Pacific Island capitals to the leadership coup on 24 August that deposed Australian Prime Minister…
September 24, 2018
Nena Stoiljkovic, Vice President East Asia and Pacific at the International Finance Corporation.
2018 September Islands Business

From the Balkans, to the Pacific

In August, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) held two very public events in Fiji which signaled a new…
August 30, 2018
Hawaiki cable landing in American Samoa, April, 2018.
2018 August Dionisia Tabureguci

Cabling the Pacific

Fast, reliable and affordable Internet has quickly become such an essential part of our lives these days that to…
August 30, 2018
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
2018 August Islands Business

‘Defend the people, not the States’,…

For four years, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, has been taking…
August 30, 2018
Dr Stewart Firth, author of a new report.
2018 August Dionisia Tabureguci

‘New Chinese’ a threat to Pacific…

The acquisition of land on a large scale by ‘new’ Chinese in the Pacific region could potentially be a trigger for…
August 30, 2018
Calm before the storm ... a young Tuvalu girl enjoys a hammock ride in Funafuti.
2018 August Netani Rika

Migration not the answer to rising sea…

CLOSE to a year after COP23 in Bonn and the Pacific-led talks on climate change, atoll communities are no closer to a…
August 30, 2018
We hope for a Yes: FLNKS delegation in Australia.
2018 August Nic Maclellan

Kanak leader lobbies for regional…

As New Caledonia moves closer to a referendum on self-determination on 4 November, Kanak leader Daniel Goa has been…
BSP Life’s Managing Director Malakai Naiyaga
July 20, 2018

BSP Life pays F$21m in bonuses

in 2018 July by Nanise Volau
BSP Life investment portfolio is now valued at $660m (USD315.29m), positioning the life and health insurance provider as one of the largest leading…
July 20, 2018

A growing to-do list for Manu Tupou-Roosen beneath that tropical exterior is a steely resolve to get the work done and an attitude that no challenge is unsurmountable

in 2018 July by Islands Business
WE wish the Director-General of the Forum Fisheries Agency, Dr Manu Tupou-Roosen, every success in the challenging task ahead. With years of…
July 20, 2018

Today, Solomon Islands stands on the cusp of a bright future supported by a growing private sector

in 2018 July by Islands Business
THE Solomon Islands celebrated 40 years of independence this month. Despite four decades of tumultuous and often debilitating national events the…
July 20, 2018

Rein it in PM Hou

in 2018 July by Samisoni Pareti
It was a bitter-sweet kind of an anniversary for the people of Solomon Islands this past month when drug shortage in its main public hospital in the…
Taitusi Taufa
July 20, 2018

Tonga’s Taufa in anti-cancer compound discovery

in 2018 July by Islands Business
Recent scientific research in Tongan waters has unearthed significant findings that could lead to new cure for cancer. The research was carried out…
Some members of the Nauru 19 with their lawyers outside the Supreme Court in Yaren.
July 20, 2018

Nauru’s legal wrangle

in 2018 July by Samisoni Pareti
A huge legal battle looms in Nauru over the trial of 19 people some of whom former opposition parliamentarians with the Baron Waqa Government opting…
Tuvalu debates the legal question of area of sovereignty post-sea level rise.
July 20, 2018

Tuvalu seeks declaration on resource ownership

in 2018 July by Netani Rika
AS the sun sets over Tuvalu, children shriek in the lagoon of the main atoll - Funafuti. This is the way life has been in the Pacific for as long as…
Incoming Director-General of the Forum Fisheries Agency, Doctor Manu Tupou-Roosen
July 19, 2018

Tonga's Dr Tupou-Roosen is new FFA Boss

in 2018 July by Nanise Volau
DOCTOR Manu Tupou-Roosen, Director General-designate of the Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency plans to bring to the role a strong commitment to empower…
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