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COVID queue Fiji
2021

View from the West: The COVID 360 shuffle

By Dennis Rounds Kava sessions in Western Fiji can be quite “intellectual” with discussions around the tanoa ranging from fishermen’s tales to “bush lawyer” arguments about politics, democracy and the

Palau diver
2021

Tourists trickle into Micronesia

By Bernadette Carreon Palau’s cautious return to tourism this year is being closely watched by its neighbours as it has had to respond to fluctuating case numbers in its tourism

Micronesian Presidents Summit
2021

“We stand by what we said”

Micronesian leaders discuss transport, COVID and the Forum split By Nic Maclellan Leaders of five Micronesian countries have moved to strengthen their sub-regional co-ordination at the 20th Micronesian Presidents’ Summit

nama harvesting
2021

From seaweed to spa

Nama Fiji is a business built on a Fijian delicacy more often associated with lunch than lotions, and the determination and energy of Debra Sadranu. Sadranu came to Fiji in

Loloma Fiji baby
September

Loloma Fiji: A labour of love

The makers of the Loloma skin care range liken the experience of unboxing its product to opening a husk to find a coconut inside, with its distinctive golden ball packaging

Reverend James Bhagwan aboard the Uto ni Yalo
September

Paddling Reverend creates global ripples

By Anendra Singh Mother Earth speaks volumes when it comes to defining life, but the Reverend James Shri Bhagwan believes a more universal dialect does that better. In trying to