Dec 14, 2018 Last Updated 8:56 PM, Dec 13, 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…

A win for Fiji Times

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. The fourth accused, a letter writer to the newspaper’s Fijian language weekly, Nai Lalakai was also acquitted. Although the office of Fiji’s Director of Public Prosecutions…

Power Sale Blackout

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 lips of some commentators including politicians in Fiji as its government shuffles the papers to sell off 49 per cent of the currently…

‘Macron-ising’ the Pacific

As French President Emmanuel Macron visited Australia and New Caledonia in May, France consolidated its standing across the Pacific. President Macron strengthened defence ties with the Turnbull Government, reinforced anti-independence sentiment in New Caledonia and charmed Forum island leaders at a climate dialogue in Noumea. Meanwhile, President Edouard Fritch won…

Fiji’s going Green on Bonds

In October last year, Fiji made a historic series of firsts in the international financial markets. It became the first emerging economy, first Commonwealth economy and the first economy in the southern hemisphere to issue a sovereign green bond in a bid to raise F$100 million to support climate change…
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