Jan 23, 2021 Last Updated 1:01 AM, Jan 23, 2021
FSM President David Panuelo receives the COVID-19 vaccine
January 20, 2021

2021: The diagnosis

in January by Samantha Magick
After an incredibly challenging 2020, what will this year bring? We take a look at the economic and political prognosis and a few key sectors.…
Abandoned Natadola Beach tourist facilities in Fiji
January 20, 2021

Bleak prospects for Pacific tourism

in January by Samisoni Pareti
Pacific island countries should not expect international travel to resume in earnest until late 2021, travel and aviation experts have warned. ‘You…
Carol Watkins
January 20, 2021

Can Fiji’s BPOs deliver on their promise?

in January by Samantha Magick
One of the few industries that has thrived during the coronavirus pandemic in Fiji , business process outsourcing (or BPOs) is also a sector which…
A season ban on coral trout (Donu) was lifted earlier than scheduled this year due to COVID-19
January 20, 2021

Death by slow strangulation

in January by Sheldon Chanel and Shailendra Singh
Growing up in his settlement in Nadi, western Fiji, Sundar Lal recalls an abundance of fish, crabs and prawns in the nearby creeks, rivers and…
Trained seafarers
January 19, 2021

Brawn but no brains?

in January by Retired Captain Savenaca Kadavi
A couple of years ago, a Fijian who had been engaged as deck crew on a tuna longliner was ‘offloaded’ in Hong Kong; he knew no-one there and had…
January 19, 2021

The Unfinished business of Pacer Plus

in January by Wadan Narsey
Despite the regional agreement PACER Plus coming into effect on 13 December 2020, serious weaknesses are still being pointed out, as in the…
January 19, 2021

Derogation of State Power to the Region Not an Option

in January by Ambassador Kaliopate Tavola
In my last article in this magazine, I referred to the structure of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) and its system of decision-making as being…
January 19, 2021

View from the West

in January by Dennis Rounds
I have a confession to make. Lately, I’ve been obsessed about those Asian Subterranean Termites and how they’ve caused so much destruction in our…
Zed Seselja
January 19, 2021


in January by Samantha Magick
Sending a message with Seselja? In a Cabinet re-shuffle, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has appointed Liberal Senator Zed Seselja as…
January 19, 2021

Pacific Briefs

in January by Samantha Magick
American Samoa There’s new hope for American Samoans stranded in the United States since the territory’s borders closed in response to the COVID-19…
Easter Shu Ching
January 19, 2021

Movers and Shakers

in January by Samantha Magick
Easter Chu Shing is the new Deputy Director General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). Chu Shing has worked…
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