Oct 25, 2020 Last Updated 9:30 PM, Oct 25, 2020
Fiji Prime Ministers Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, Sitiveni Rabuka, Voreqe Bainimarama
October 01, 2020

Marching into Fiji’s ‘Frank’ new political order

in Sep-Oct by Samisoni Pareti
In 1965, buoyed by the outcomes of the constitutional conference in London, the Leader of Government Business in Fiji’s colonial government, Ratu Sir…
Cane cutters
October 01, 2020

Fiji @ 50: Sugar's bittersweet future

in Sep-Oct by Samisoni Pareti
Growers like Gyan Deo may be the reason why Fiji’s sugar industry will still have a future in the next half a century. Like the bulk of the country’s…
Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at the Forum leaders meeting in Tuvalu last year
October 01, 2020

Fiji making amends in Pacific regionalism

in Sep-Oct by Ambassador Kaliopate Tavola
From the zenith of Pacific regionalism (the Forum) from the early 1970s, Fiji’s standing in the group and amongst its regional neighbours stooped to…
ATH looms large over the regional landscape through companies such as TFL and Vodafone.
October 01, 2020

Fiji @ 50: ATH flexes its regional muscle

in Sep-Oct by Samantha Magick
Fiji’s Amalgamated Telecom Holdings’ (ATH) recent US$25 million investment from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to finance a greenfield 4G mobile…
Young Fijians visit parliament house
October 01, 2020

Fiji @ 50: A view from the future

in Sep-Oct by Ernest Gibson
In my family, October 10 marks the day that my grandparents started their life together. Some 61 years ago, on a little island seemingly in the…
Karen Lobendahn/LinkedIn
October 01, 2020

Fiji @ 50: Death of a regional giant

in Sep-Oct by Netani Rika
Slowly but surely the once mighty Fiji Television Limited has started to crumble, taken apart from within by a combination of government pressure,…
Semisis Maya (L) with one of his paintings,  and a model wears modern suluvakatage at the recent Wearing Fiji event
October 01, 2020

Fiji @ 50: Losing the arts is to lose our soul

in Sep-Oct by Ariela Zibiah
The arts have clearly shaped Fiji’s trajectory these last 50 years but have the arts and our creative industries been afforded agency to flourish and…
Fiji Olympic Gold Medallists
October 01, 2020

One year to go: A game of hope for people in the Blue Pacific

in Sep-Oct by Mary Rokonadravu
Four years ago, the tiny Pacific island country of Fiji won its very first Olympic medal, a gold, when it stormed its way through rugby’s debut year…
Roch Wamytan, Milakulo Tukumuli, Philippe Gomes (Clockwise from top left)
October 01, 2020

“I am hopeful that we will increase our score”: New Caledonia's referendum

in Sep-Oct by Nic Maclellan
On 4 October, New Caledonians will vote in a referendum on self-determination, to determine the political status of the French Pacific dependency.…
Bougainville President-elect, Ishmael Toroama
October 01, 2020

Who will welcome Bougainville?

in Sep-Oct by Dr. Alfred Oehlers
The results of the historic Bougainville elections are now known. In electoral processes setting benchmarks for emulation in the Pacific, former…
Pacific Island Food Revolution participants
October 01, 2020

Food Revolutionaries

in Sep-Oct by Samantha Magick
The founder of the Pacific Island Food Revolution says the campaign’s work on changing food choices in the Pacific region is “super relevant” in the…
Raynold Oilouch (L) and Surangel Whipps
October 01, 2020

Palau to choose leader to inherit COVID-19 woes

in Sep-Oct by Bernadette Carreon
The outcome of this November’s election will be crucial to Palau’s response to the economic crisis, as whoever will win the polls will be confronted…
Palau's rich and healthy coral reefs and marine life are a major draw to tourists
October 01, 2020

Palau's heralded marine sanctuary faces reassessment from next leaders

in Sep-Oct by Bernadette Carreon
Palau's National Marine Sanctuary— which is hailed as the tiny nation's much celebrated signature policy—may face review from President Tommy…
Father Kevin Barr
October 01, 2020

Movers and Shakers

in Sep-Oct by Samantha Magick
In memorium Former Cook Islands Prime Minister, Joseph Williams, has died of coronavirus in Auckland. At 82 years of age, Williams was a well-known…
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A rebel and a traditionalist: Apisai…

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July 21, 2020
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Fresh from a 10-day tour of Viti Levu - Fiji’s main island - our July cover story shares what we saw as Fijians adjust…
July 21, 2020
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Coach Coffa looks to Japan 2021

When it comes the sport of weightlifting in the Pacific, outside of the star competitors, the other name that…
July 17, 2020

Fiji resilience: Chef Shain

Seeing Shain hold and play with her daughter, and you can tell that 4-year-old Sarah is her world. Her job was another…
July 17, 2020

Fiji Resilience: Losana

Sitting in the hot sun, Losana does not seem to mind the humidity and the busy carpark beside her as she stacks heaps…
July 17, 2020

Fiji resilience: Shree Ram the…

Volunteers like Shree Ram are ensuring 2,000 school children in Nadi are eating well in schools. He is one of about 20…

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