Apr 07, 2020 Last Updated 3:57 AM, Apr 6, 2020
Samoan children on their way to school
March 22, 2020

Pacific children take centre stage

in March by Samantha Magick
“It’s within our culture and religion to discipline our children physically, but sometimes we don’t know the line between discipline and abuse, so…
March 22, 2020

InDepth:COVID-19- Managing the myths and the virus

in March by Samisoni Pareti
Does the coronavirus survive in hot, tropical climates? Should doctors treat younger patients first? Was the virus created in a laboratory? These and…
Political rally in Vanuatu.
March 22, 2020

New Vanuatu government to struggle with economy

in March by Harrison Selmen
Vanuatu’s citizenship scheme has been the focus of political campaigns as the country goes to the polls this month. One of Vanuatu’s biggest revenue…
Bronwyn Wiseman and Tanuvasa Semy Siakimotu of PHAMA Plus.
March 22, 2020

Agriculture: Niche markets still key

in March by Samantha Magick
The need for Pacific island agricultural exporters to target niche markets has long been accepted wisdom. A report produced by the Pacific…
Agriculture graduate Kolonio in Suva this month.
March 22, 2020

Agriculture: Generation Farm

in March by Islands Business
On sweltering day in Suva this month, a sea of proud agriculture students decked out in bright blue graduation gowns and salusalus (garlands) posed…
USP Vice Chancellor Pal Ahluwalia
March 22, 2020

We Say: More drama at USP

in March by Islands Business
The rot continues at the University of the South Pacific. As we went to print, news broke that the USP’s supreme body, the USP Council has…
PNG High Commissioner to Australia, John Ma’o Kali.
March 22, 2020

Pacific Step Up needs Pacific voices

in March by Sadhana Sen
Is development assistance for poor developing countries about altruism, or is it all about economic and strategic self-interest for the Pacific’s…
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (left) and Energy Minister Angus Taylor.
March 22, 2020

Gaining credits for Kyoto

in March by Nic Maclellan
The global coronavirus pandemic has pushed climate change off the front pages, but the challenge of responding to the climate emergency has not…
March 22, 2020

Review: Behrouz Boochani’s No Friend but the Mountains

in March by Michelle Nayahamui Rooney
I have resisted reading Behrouz Boochani’s No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison, because as a Papua New Guinean and someone who…
Rising sea levels in Kiribati
March 22, 2020


in March by Ambassador Kaliopate Tavola
For the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), the disappointment of COP25 was that the conference attendees did not take its rallying cry for greater…
March 22, 2020


in March by Islands Business
SINU secrets, new blood at regional organisations, fake pro-Indonesian sites, COVID-19’s other health impacts. Get Islands Business to learn more…
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February 27, 2020

Pacific fighting the plastic plague

Visit the Plastic Adrift website and you can place a little rubber duck on a spot of your choice and see how plastic…
February 26, 2020
Mission Pacific’s Mathew Lomaloma


Every week Mission Pacific’s bottle buy-back centre in Suva is visited by a wide variety of Fiji residents and…
January 30, 2020
Fighting wildfires in Victoria.

Throwing coal on the fire

By New Year’s Day, Australia was on fire. There were more than 200 fires burning across the country, from Western…
December 26, 2019
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visits Tonga during a trip to the Pacific.


New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is Islands Businesses’ 2019 Pacific Person of the Year. Just over two years…
December 09, 2019
The Bougainville Referendum Commission has accredited hundreds of scrutineers and observers.

Bougainville votes

Do you agree for Bougainville to have: A)Greater autonomy? B)Independence? This is the question Bougainvilleans are…
October 23, 2019
Scenic Namosi Eco Retreat on the banks of the Wainikoroiluva River, originally earmarked to be dammed to power a 12MW hydro power, but now disputed by government officials.

Namosi: Resource rich or resource…

Many moons before white man set foot on Viti Levu, the main island in Fiji, the folklore of moliveitala ni vanua had…
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