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Reading Fiji's change of tack
French Prosecutor pursues independence leader
Delving into PICTA
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Kiribati: Maamau promised a cash windfall and won

in June by Rimon Rimon and Samisoni Pareti
Kiribati gave Taneti Maamau a resounding victory at the island nation’s presidential poll on 22 June, rewarding him with a second and final four-year…
Gerald Zackios
June 26, 2020

PIF boss: Four contenders and a call to defer the vote

in June by Samantha Magick
Tuvalu has asked Pacific Leaders to consider deferring the formal appointment of the new Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum until a…
June 25, 2020

Pacific spearheading global conservation efforts for sharks and rays

in June by Samantha Magick
Sharks are iconic in the cultures, beliefs and traditions of Pacific people. Their sense of identity of place is reinforced through totems. From…
June 25, 2020

The USP saga: What's next? Why it matters.

in June by Samantha Magick
When University of the South Pacific Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Pal Ahluwalia walked back onto USP’s Suva campus on June 22, he was…
June 25, 2020

Reading Fiji's change of tack

in June by Samisoni Pareti
“We call for the immediate suspension of the individuals who are holding current positions at USP and further investigation about the matter,”…
June 25, 2020

French Prosecutor pursues Temaru

in June by Nic Maclellan
In French Polynesia, long-time independence leader Oscar Manutahi Temaru is again locked in battle with the French legal system. Last month, Temaru…
June 25, 2020

Surveying the damage: The COVID effect

in June by Samantha Magick
It is a season of surveys across the Pacific. Governments, international organisations, industry bodies and chambers of commerce are surveying the…
June 25, 2020

Resetting the Pacific Blue Continent: Towards 2030

in June by Amelia Kinahoi Siamomua
A mere decade before the Pacific Island Countries join the rest of the world to account in terms of what we have done collectively to deliver the…
June 25, 2020

FNPF ponders telco investment

in June by Dionisia Tabureguci
An invitation by Amalgamated Telecom Holdings(ATH) to existing shareholders to buy up more shares is still being considered by the Fiji National…
June 25, 2020

Fisheries Fray

in June by Dionisia Tabureguci
The Papua New Guinea Fishing Industry Association (PNGFIA) wants to widen the scope of its fishery products and fishing vessels covered by its recent…
June 25, 2020

Lessons in resilience in the Pacific

in June by Emily Moli
The global impacts of COVID-19 are unprecedented and extend beyond the realm of health into the social, economic and psychological aspects of…
June 25, 2020

Vanuatu's PM puts faith at the centre

in June by Len Garae
Vanuatu’s Prime Minister Bob Loughman prompted the congregation of Malasitapu Presbyterian Church in the suburbs of Port Vila to clap with joy…
June 25, 2020

Delving into PICTA

in June by Ambassador Kaliopate Tavola
In the last issue of Islands Business, I discussed the abysmal state of the Pacific Island Countries Trade Agreement (PICTA) and concluded that there…
June 25, 2020

Departure Lounge

in June by Samantha Magick
Boarding pass International Civil Aviation Organisation Secretary General Dr Fang Liuhas says regional cooperation will be critical to air transport…
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