Nov 14, 2018 Last Updated 12:56 AM, Nov 14, 2018

ICE AGE

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 fear the islands are not only a transit point but also a manufacturing one for the drug’s growing domestic market.

The United Nations regional representative for the Office of Drug and Crime for South East Asia and the Pacific, Jeremy Douglas, said they had been following the latest arrests in Fiji and Tonga with a lot of interest and warned that the Pacific islands were not ready to face an explosion of such a drug pandemic.

Methamphetamine, more commonly known as ice, is manufactured in the laboratory using an elaborate process that involves cooking, causes sleeplessness for days on end and gives a false sense of reality.

Its health, mental and associated social problems across the globe have come with a big bill for governments and it was spreading to our shores.

.....to read more buy your personal copy at

Our Team

   Managing Director / Publisher

   Samisoni Pareti 

   Group Editor-in-Chief

   Samisoni Pareti

   Marketing and Sales

   Peni Totoka

   Finance and Operations manager

   Sara Winnie Vafo'ou

   Design

   Dick Lee

          

    Main Correspondents

   Fiji

 

   Australia

Rowan Callick

 

Nic Maclellan

 

Davendra Sharma

   Cook Islands

Helen Greig

   Kiribati

Taberannang Korauaba

   French Polynesia

Nic Maclellan

   Marshall Islands

Giff Johnson

   New Caledonia

Nic Maclellan

   New Zealand

Dev Nadkarni

 

Jason Brown

   Niue

Naea Michael Jackson

   Papua New Guinea

Sam Vulum

 

Patrick Matbob

   Samoa

Taina Kami-Enoka

   Solomon Islands

Priestly Habru

   Tonga

IliesaTora

   Vanuatu

Tony Wilson

Find Us on Facebook