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IB December 2021 cover
2021

Whispers

MSG boss shuffling After months of uncertainties, the sub-regional bloc of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) may be moving to announce its new Director General early in the New Year,

Fijiana Sevens team
2021

Honourable mention: The Fijiana Sevens team

Fiji’s Women’s National Sevens team, the Fijiana, brought joy to a COVID-ravaged nation this year with their bronze-medal performance at the Olympic Games. They have gone on to finish the

New Caledonia referendum ballots
2021

What comes next in New Caledonia?

By Nic Maclellan New Caledonia’s third referendum on self-determination under the Noumea Accord has returned an overwhelming majority against independence: 96.5% of people who went to the polls voted No

Orono Atoll , Phoenix Islands
2021

Opinion remains divided on PIPA opening

By Bernadette Carreon Kiribati’s decision to open the Phoenix Islands Protected Area to commercial fishing is their “business” says Parties to the Nauru Agreement ( PNA) CEO, Dr Sangaalofa Clark.

Member service at FNPF HQ, Suva at the height of COVID-19
2021

FNPF zeroes in on zero balances

By Dionisia Tabureguci Over 50,000 Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) member accounts will scrutinised and reclassified as work gets under way to address the large number of ‘zero balances’ amongst

Agriculture Minister Willie Kalo with a sample of NAPIL’s impressive harvest
2021

Vanuatu students learn to farm and save

By Len Garae Vanuatu’s government would like to see all Agriculture Farming Rural Training Centres copy the approach of NAPIL Farming Rural Training Centre, a rural community agriculture school where