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Kavita Kalyan
2021

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 family ties that take her

Pacific refugee processing centre
2021

Refugee processing in PNG to end

By Nic Maclellan Australia and Papua New Guinea have announced the closure of Canberra’s offshore refugee processing program by the end of this year, leaving responsibility for the remaining asylum

Pacifc kava grower
August

Kava: brewing up a storm

There’s a storm brewing over the Pacific as a Queensland town mayor suggests kava could be grown in Australia.

Pacific flags
April

Opinion: Forum’s moral failure for Melanesians

 By Professor Wadan Narsey During the recent crisis over the appointment of Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat’s new Secretary General (former Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna), much public debate occurred

APTC students graduate in Samoa
April

Training Coalition faces a reckoning

By Samantha Magick A multimillion-dollar program aimed at supporting “a more prosperous Pacific driven by a skilled, competitive and productive workforce” is undergoing controversial changes which could have significant impacts