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December 2021

IB December 2021 cover

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

New Caledonia referendum ballots

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

Orono Atoll , Phoenix Islands

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 (

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

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

Tuvalu's Simon Kofe

Post-COP26 at the micro level

By Kaliopate Tavola My last article on COP26 expressed the hope that the pessimism of the members of my informal talanoa group would be proven

Kavita Kalyan

Kavita Kalyan’s musical journey

By Rowena Singh “Fiji is a strong part of my existence,” says ghazal and Bollywood singer Kavita Kalyan. Kalyan is Australian born, but with strong

Christina Lasaqa

Movers and Shakers

Christina Lasaqa is the new chief executive officer of Solomon Telekom. Hailing from Gwou’ulu, Lau lagoon, Malaita, Lasaqa is the company’s first ever local female