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Lautoka pool
2021

View from the West

By Dennis Rounds One thing is certain about living in Fiji’s western and northern farmlands and having to rely on wells and boreholes for water needs. When there’s a hole

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

Islands Business September 2021 cover
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Changing prescription for regional leadership

By Ambassador Kaliopate Tavola The former Secretary General (SG) of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), Dame Meg Taylor, discussed her prescription for Forum leadership when she participated at the

November 2021 COVER
July

A note from the editor

After more than two months and infinite patience on the part of voters, Samoa finally has a new Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa. We’re yet to see what Fiame’s ascendancy will mean

Fiji PM Voreqe Bainimarama is vaccinated
July

Virtual leadership- a new norm?

By Dennis Rounds During times of national crisis, people look to their government for political leadership, meaningful financial and welfare assistance, and general reassurance. The COVID-19 pandemic might not be

University of the South Pacific campus
April

Opinion: The lowdown on Fiji

By Ambassador Kaliopate Tavola In drawing to conclude ‘What Is to Become of USP?’ (see Islands Business August 2020), I acquiesced to the prospect that the University may already be

Dennis Rounds
April

Lordi- Where’s your daddy?

  By Dennis Rounds I recently built up enough courage to take a pot-holed ride from the growingly decrepit western division to Fiji’s seat of power and burgeoning wealth, Suva.