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2018 March https://islandsbusiness.com Sat, 23 Mar 2019 06:02:09 +1200 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Saluting our brave aviators https://islandsbusiness.com/component/k2/item/2028-saluting-our-brave-aviators-full-story.html https://islandsbusiness.com/component/k2/item/2028-saluting-our-brave-aviators-full-story.html Fiji’s small knit aviation community was engulfed in grief and lots of sadness early in the month when a trainee pilot and her instructor died in a plane crash in…
  • Our word
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    We Say https://islandsbusiness.com/component/k2/item/2027-we-say-full-story.html https://islandsbusiness.com/component/k2/item/2027-we-say-full-story.html “We need to realise something: Either we speak up now and draw a clear line under freedom of speech, or we write it off in the Pacific region” IT’S becoming…
    • We Say
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      2018 March Wed, 07 Mar 2018 13:19:38 +1200
      Whispers https://islandsbusiness.com/component/k2/item/2026-whispers.html https://islandsbusiness.com/component/k2/item/2026-whispers.html No to Sundancer movie The length to which authorities can go to make life miserable for political foes is, well breath-taking to say the least. This is so true for…
      • Whispers
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        2018 March Wed, 07 Mar 2018 13:16:04 +1200
        Tuvalu rejects NZ study on expanding land https://islandsbusiness.com/component/k2/item/2025-tuvalu-rejects-nz-study-on-expanding-land.html https://islandsbusiness.com/component/k2/item/2025-tuvalu-rejects-nz-study-on-expanding-land.html FUNAFUTI, Tuvalu -- The government of Tuvalu has rejected findings of a research conducted by scientists at the Auckland University that says the tiny island nation may not be sinking…
        • Political Brief
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          2018 March Wed, 07 Mar 2018 13:10:10 +1200
          The Big Threat https://islandsbusiness.com/component/k2/item/2023-the-big-threat.html https://islandsbusiness.com/component/k2/item/2023-the-big-threat.html Organised crime creeps into the region A NEW crime wave looms over the region – this time on the back of motorbikes. As Australia and New Zealand crack down on…
          • Cover Story
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            2018 March Wed, 07 Mar 2018 12:57:56 +1200
            ‘At the dawn of a new day’ https://islandsbusiness.com/component/k2/item/2022-at-the-dawn-of-a-new-day-full-story.html https://islandsbusiness.com/component/k2/item/2022-at-the-dawn-of-a-new-day-full-story.html FLNKS Congress calls for “full sovereignty” AS New Caledonia’s FLNKS independence movement met in congress last month near the northern town of Poum, the theme highlighted the importance of the…
            • Politics
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              2018 March Wed, 07 Mar 2018 12:49:51 +1200
              The new Aussie assertiveness https://islandsbusiness.com/component/k2/item/2021-the-new-aussie-assertiveness-full-story.html https://islandsbusiness.com/component/k2/item/2021-the-new-aussie-assertiveness-full-story.html A diplomatic spat between Beijing and Canberra has highlighted the Turnbull government’s new assertiveness in the Pacific islands as it pushes back against the growing regional influence of “nontraditional” development…
              • Politics
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                2018 March Wed, 07 Mar 2018 12:32:24 +1200
                Closing the gender gap in the Pacific https://islandsbusiness.com/component/k2/item/2020-closing-the-gender-gap-in-the-pacific.html https://islandsbusiness.com/component/k2/item/2020-closing-the-gender-gap-in-the-pacific.html IB’s Status of Women in the Pacific Report As the world celebrates International Women’s Day on 8th March, at least two Pacific countries have not ratified the popular instrument dedicated…
                • Special Feature
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                  2018 March Wed, 07 Mar 2018 12:28:31 +1200
                  Some gains, some losses on women in the Pacific https://islandsbusiness.com/component/k2/item/2019-some-gains-some-losses-on-women-in-the-pacific.html https://islandsbusiness.com/component/k2/item/2019-some-gains-some-losses-on-women-in-the-pacific.html WOMEN including girls in the Pacific still got some way to go to improving their status in the islands although a lot of gains have been achieved especially in the…
                  • Special Feature
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                    2018 March Wed, 07 Mar 2018 12:25:06 +1200
                    Plans to address HIV-AIDS stigma https://islandsbusiness.com/component/k2/item/2018-plans-to-address-hiv-aids-stigma.html https://islandsbusiness.com/component/k2/item/2018-plans-to-address-hiv-aids-stigma.html AT least 747 new cases of people living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) have been diagnosed in Fiji since February last year. Jokapeci Tuberi, Regional Coordinator for HIV Stigma…
                    • Health
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