Jan 24, 2019 Last Updated 11:13 AM, Jan 19, 2019

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.

TC Mona’s weak and slow

Jan 05, 2019 Samisoni Pareti
TC Mona's probable path towards Fiji.

TC Mona picks up speed and strength

Jan 04, 2019 Samisoni Pareti
A Fiji Link ATR plane.

Fiji batters down for TC Mona

Jan 04, 2019 Samisoni Pareti
Latest TC Mona path projection released by the Fiji Met Service.

D Day for Fiji’s Talanoa

Dec 16, 2018 Samisoni Pareti
COP23 President and Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama

Finned sharks bite back at tuna talks

Dec 14, 2018 Netani Rika


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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 1081
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…
Around 500kg of meth was seized - New Zealand’s largest ever drug bust.
June 14, 2018


in 2018 June by Ilaitia Turagabeci
METHAMPHETAMINE has raised the red flag higher as more raids and discoveries take place in the hub of the Pacific. Border control agencies and police…
June 14, 2018

A win for Fiji Times

in 2018 June by Samisoni Pareti
Fiji’s High Court in a landmark decision last month cleared the Fiji Times of sedition charges and declared its three newspaper executives free men.…
Monasavu Hydropower Dam that supplies most of the electricity needs of Fiji’s main island.
June 14, 2018

Power Sale Blackout

in 2018 June by Dionisia Tabureguci
Critics decry ‘secrecy’ in sale of Fiji’s power utility Why the rush and secrecy behind the sale of Fiji’s power utility? This is the question on the…
Macron the ‘arms dealer’ aboard HMAS Canberra in Sydney Harbour.
June 14, 2018

‘Macron-ising’ the Pacific

in 2018 June by Nic Maclellan
As French President Emmanuel Macron visited Australia and New Caledonia in May, France consolidated its standing across the Pacific. President Macron…
IFC Country Manager, Australia, New Zealand, TimorLeste, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific, Thomas Jacobs.
June 14, 2018

Fiji’s going Green on Bonds

in 2018 June by Islands Business
In October last year, Fiji made a historic series of firsts in the international financial markets. It became the first emerging economy, first…
June 14, 2018

Usp: lamenting what we have lost!

in 2018 June by Dr Transform Aqorau
Congratulations to the University of the South Pacific on its 50th anniversary. Everyone who has been to USP should be proud of it.The University…
BSP Life managing director Malakai Naiyaga.
Jun 14, 2018 2520

NCD impacts insurance payout

BSP Life has stamped its mark as one of the Pacific’s leading life insurance supplier with a record payout of F$58.6…
USP Vice Chancellor Professor Pal Ahluwalia.
Jun 14, 2018 2941

We Say - FFA continue to showcase and celebrate locally grown talent and expertise

By appointing from within the Pacific to provide able and inspirational leadership, agencies like the SPC and the FFA…
Jun 14, 2018 2762

We Say - Global Climate Finance

Relying on the much-touted global climate finance mechanisms provided for under the Global Environment Fund or the…
Professor Bill Aalbersberg
Jun 14, 2018 3511

So long Professor Bill

How he went was not in proportion to the huge impact he has left behind is one way of describing the quiet passing away…
May 09, 2018

Ceiling’s a barrier no more - Dr Hilda Heine - President of the Republic of Marshall Islands

in 2018 May by Super User
President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Dr Hilda Heine is the first woman to head an independent Pacific Island state. Dr Heine’s journey…
May 09, 2018

Media freedom under attack

in 2018 May by Samisoni Pareti
WITH the trial of three newspaper executives underway in Fiji in May on charges of sedition, the assault of a newspaper journalist in Papua New…
May 09, 2018

Tuvalu ain’t sinking

in 2018 May by Nanise Volau
REMOTE island nations in the Pacific and Indian Oceans have for many years been considered extremely vulnerable to the effects of climate change and,…
May 09, 2018

Tuna Triumph! Independent ruling slams objections to PNA’s MSC re-certification

in 2018 May by Dionisia Tabureguci
RELENTLESS tuna politics failed to deflate confidence within the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) camp following strong opposition from the…
May 09, 2018

Fiji defends cyclone forecasting capability

in 2018 May by Anish Chand
WEATHER forecasting is a huge challenge and at most times mixed with complications. The former Director of the Fiji Metrological Services, Rajendra…
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