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

ICE AGE

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 105

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 161

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 140

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 155

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…
Fiji’s tourism resilience has contributed mainly to its success story.
April 09, 2018

Fiji is the Pacific’s top tourist destination still

in 2018 April by Mereseini Marau-Totoka
FIJI is still the number one tourist destination in the Pacific region attracting a little over 840,000 visitors last year with a total estimated…
Mataika Pasi in front of a damaged home in Ono-i-Lau.
April 09, 2018

Terrifying TC Gita

in 2018 April by Nanise Volau
FEBRUARY 12, 2018 will undoubtedly recalls a frightening and dangerous day for the people of Ono-i-Lau in Fiji’s southern Lau Islands. The damaging…
April 09, 2018

Fish with a story

in 2018 April by Maurice Brownjohn
Sandwiched between the Philippines and the Federated States of Micronesia, rising from the deep blue Pacific Ocean, sit the 200 or so limestone and…
April 09, 2018

May or October Poll?

in 2018 April by Anish Chand
THE burning question from April 2018 to October 2018 will be: when will Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama dissolve parliament to pave the way for the…
April 09, 2018

Hydrogen bomb test at Kiritimati

in 2018 April by Nic Maclellan
FOLLOWING three nuclear tests on Malden Island in 1957, the UK military relocated the testing site to Christmas Island (today known as Kiritimati).…
15-year-old Taunda Mope lost his entire family of seven.
April 06, 2018

Late reaction to a killer quake

in 2018 April by Scott Waide
ON the morning of 26 February, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the highlands of Papua New Guinea. The epicenter, according to seismology reports,…
March 07, 2018

Saluting our brave aviators

in 2018 March by Samisoni Pareti
Fiji’s small knit aviation community was engulfed in grief and lots of sadness early in the month when a trainee pilot and her instructor died in a…
 Women politicians like President Hilda Heine, Ro Teimumu Kepa and Fiame Naomi Mata’afa are among the few women that are parliamentarians in the Pacific.
March 07, 2018

We Say

in 2018 March by IB
“We need to realise something: Either we speak up now and draw a clear line under freedom of speech, or we write it off in the Pacific region” IT’S…
March 07, 2018

Whispers

in 2018 March by IB
No to Sundancer movie The length to which authorities can go to make life miserable for political foes is, well breath-taking to say the least. This…
A student on Tuvalu makes his plea to the world amid the rising ocean around his tiny island nation.
March 07, 2018

Tuvalu rejects NZ study on expanding land

in 2018 March by IB
FUNAFUTI, Tuvalu -- The government of Tuvalu has rejected findings of a research conducted by scientists at the Auckland University that says the…
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 16: Hells Angels bikies leave after the funeral for Melbourne crime figure Macchour Chaouk at Preston Mosque on August 16, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. 61-year old Chaouk was gunned down in the backyard of his Melbourne home.
March 07, 2018

The Big Threat

in 2018 March by Netani Rika
Organised crime creeps into the region A NEW crime wave looms over the region – this time on the back of motorbikes. As Australia and New Zealand…
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March 07, 2018

‘At the dawn of a new day’

in 2018 March by Nic Maclellan
FLNKS Congress calls for “full sovereignty” AS New Caledonia’s FLNKS independence movement met in congress last month near the northern town of Poum,…
Fierravanti-Wells with Fiji Defence Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola
Mar 07, 2018 1179

The new Aussie assertiveness

A diplomatic spat between Beijing and Canberra has highlighted the Turnbull government’s new assertiveness in the…
Fijian women join the UN’s Unite to end violence against women’s campaign. The Pacific region has twice the global average of violence against women.
Mar 07, 2018 1151

Closing the gender gap in the Pacific

IB’s Status of Women in the Pacific Report As the world celebrates International Women’s Day on 8th March, at least two…
Girl child- 3 in 10 girls have the expected literacy skills companted to 2 in 10 boys.
Mar 07, 2018 1051

Some gains, some losses on women in the Pacific

WOMEN including girls in the Pacific still got some way to go to improving their status in the islands although a lot…
Guests with copies of the People Living with HIV Stigma Index Study Report in seven Pacific countries that was launched at the Holiday Inn, Suva .
Mar 07, 2018 1237

Plans to address HIV-AIDS stigma

AT least 747 new cases of people living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) have been diagnosed in Fiji since…
Anote Tong, President of Kiribati during the panel the topics Human Rights and climate change. 6 March 2015.
Mar 07, 2018 1236

Who will be held responsible?

Kiribati under the spotlight after ferry disaster ATOLL nation of Kiribati in the northern Pacific was consumed with…
First arrival ... Jimione Paki, left, with his eldest son Semitri Cama in 2006. Photos: Helen Traill
Mar 07, 2018 971

Winds of change in the isles

This is Part One of a three-part series on a Pacific family’s survival and dream to revive ancient canoe technology as…
February 19, 2018

Hear our pleas

in 2018 February by Samisoni Pareti
Peter O’Neil, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea assumes the chairmanship of the sub-regional bloc the Melanesian Spearhead Group this month when he…
February 19, 2018

We say

in 2018 February by Joe Yaya
It is hard to believe that in a region surrounded by sea, legislation has not been created, or enforced if they exist to ensure greater protection…
February 19, 2018

Whispers

in 2018 February by IB
Climate Not Ready From climate ready to climate not so ready is what has happened with the whisper that the American Government’s US$24 million…
Beijing, Foreign Ministry spokesman, Lu Kang
February 19, 2018

China unfazed by Australia’s claim

in 2018 February by IB
Beijing, CHINA - China has lashed out at Australia’s criticism of its foreign aid to the Pacific while Pacific Island countries have spoken in…
Thousands joined protesting ATS workers during the Fiji Trades Union Congress Union march hrough Nadi town on 13 January.
February 19, 2018

Fiji unions triumph

in 2018 February by Joe Yaya
Court favours airport workers’ plight A bitter row between the management of Fiji’s Air Terminal Services (ATS) and its employees who were locked out…
Rick Hou with his deputy and Finance Minister Sogavare to his right.
February 19, 2018

Budget is PM Hou’s priority

in 2018 February by Mereseini Marau-Totoka
Former banker promises cuts in government spending Two months in the hottest seat of Solomon Islands politics, Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela is…
Amenoni Nasilasila wins DHL Impact Player in Cape Town
Feb 19, 2018 860

Why Ryan won’t back Fiji 7s bid

Get your priorities right, FRU told OLYMPIC-winning coach Ben Ryan has expressed serious reservations on Fiji’s bid to…
The volcano on Kadovar spews ash, rocks and sulphur dioxide on 5 January.
Feb 19, 2018 1423

Aid flows for diplaced islanders

Flight for life RELIEF assistance poured in to help resettled hundreds of displaced people at a care centre after…
Feb 19, 2018 1295

Pacific’s health crisis

Non communicable diseases is prevalent in the Pacific that it has become a crisis- a matter which authorities need to…
The LC Urata pictured a day later west of Emae; where it finally sank     Insert: Arrival in Port Vila
Feb 19, 2018 1503

Rescue on the high seas

SAFETY concerns for inter-island travel in Vanuatu resurfaced last month after passengers on an inter-island ship in…
Staff members of the new BRED Bank Solomon.
Feb 19, 2018 1496

Bred Bank offers the European touch

Solomon Islands now boasts two branches SIX months after successfully expanding its business to Solomon Islands, the…
Feb 19, 2018 1062

Interconnected: The technical and ethics in a warming planet

Since assuming the mantle of Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, I have been committed to…
January 03, 2018

Happy New Year

in 2018 January by Samisoni Pareti
IT’s our first edition again for yet another new year and to say that the days are just flying by is fast becoming an understatement. First things…
January 03, 2018

Whispers

in 2018 January by Editor
Rich and famous IS Majuro in the northern Pacific the new playground for the world’s rich and famous? This was the scene at the international airport…
Malcolm Turnbull has opted for a new cabinet line-up going into 2018
January 03, 2018

Turnbull reshuffles Cabinet

in 2018 January by IB
Canberra, Australia - Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull revealed a new cabinet line-up on the eve of 2018 by announcing a reshuffle that saw five new…
PNG citizens PNG on the backburner with it's mining issues is on recovery mode with a construction boom.
January 03, 2018

Challenging year for O’Neill

in 2018 January by Samisoni Pareti
PETER O’Neill starts 2018 on a high note with the country’s supreme court removing the threat of court action that has been hovering over his head…
Bainimarama
January 03, 2018

Stage set for 2018 Fiji vote

in 2018 January by Anish Chand
Personalities will clash as Fijians prepare to go to the ballot THE personality of Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama ensured that his Fiji…
Unity Fiji President Adi Sivia Qoro (Left) and party leader of Unity Fiji Savenaca Narube
January 03, 2018

Former banker aims to unite Fiji

in 2018 January by Nanise Volau
ONE of Fiji’s newest political parties has not ruled out contesting Fiji’s general elections due to be held in 2018 in coalition with other parties…
NLC Chairman Ratu Vananalagi Vesikula meets members of the Bua Provincial Council meeting.
Jan 03, 2018 2112

VKB goes digital

117-year-old register of indigenous Fijians enters electronic age AFTER more than 100 years of physically recording and…
Pohiva
Jan 03, 2018 1677

Pohiva storms back

Tongan Parliament votes VETERAN politician and long-time democracy fighter Samiuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva has his job cut out…
Smoke and ash emanate from the Manaro Voui volcano on Ambae
Jan 03, 2018 1718

Fraud claims in Ambae

A MORE consistent and co-ordinated effort is required as an estimated 1000 people affected by continuous acid rain on…
Top:Manoni, Bottom:Movick, Right:Tupou-Roosen
Jan 03, 2018 2250

Race for FFA top job

Pacific lawyers to replace fisheries boss THERE are two definite frontrunners in the race for the position of…
Indiscriminate fishing by foreign fishing boats have depleted tuna stocks in the Pacific.
Jan 03, 2018 2092

Bullies control tuna

Small countries lose out AFTER 14 meetings of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, one thing is…
The IMF wants Fiji to restore the credit data bureau
Jan 03, 2018 2063

Make land more accessible: IMF

Fiji urged to reopen credit bureau THE Fijian Government will need to improve its land lease processes if it has to…
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Saluting our brave aviators

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