Pacific islands

Michael McCormack Says ‘Potent’ Kava Drink Left Him ‘Cross-eyed’ With A ‘Drunken Feeling’ During Pacific Islands Bi-partisan Visit
NEWS, WORLD

Michael McCormack Says ‘Potent’ Kava Drink Left Him ‘Cross-eyed’ With A ‘Drunken Feeling’ During Pacific Islands Bi-partisan Visit

The former deputy prime minister had one day earlier sculled five bowls of kava before he drunk a more “potent” ...

Let’s Go Local: Garden Island Of Taveuni Top Verma’s List
Let's Go Local, SUNBIZ

Let’s Go Local: Garden Island Of Taveuni Top Verma’s List

The group’s latest commercial development is a $4.5 million two-level commercial building, Toorak Central, located...

U.S. Innumerable Contributions To Fiji And Pacific Countries
NEWS

U.S. Innumerable Contributions To Fiji And Pacific Countries

The United States and Fiji share a multi-ethnic heritage and a history of close cooperation to promote economic pros...

Tuvalu Minister Pulls Out Of UN Event In Protest
WORLD

Tuvalu Minister Pulls Out Of UN Event In Protest

Tuvalu’s Foreign Minister and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Simon Kofe has withdrawn from a UN Ocean Conference in Por...

Tourism Fiji Outlines $3 Billion Target Plan
SUNBIZ

Tourism Fiji Outlines $3 Billion Target Plan

By the end of 2024, Tourism Fiji aims to reach visitor consumption expenditure (VCE) of FJ$3 billion. This was hi...

Chinese State Councilor And Foreign Minister Wang Yi: China Is Not A New Comer To The Pacific Islands Region
NATION, NEWS

Chinese State Councilor And Foreign Minister Wang Yi: China Is Not A New Comer To The Pacific Islands Region

State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that his visit to Fiji is a great success and the 2nd China-Pacifi...

Kiribati Areas Receive World Bank Climate Resilience Boost
WORLD

Kiribati Areas Receive World Bank Climate Resilience Boost

Communities in many of Kiribati’s most remote areas will receive a much-needed support for climate resilience as p...

Banking The Under-Banked: BSP Talks About Aust/NZ Markets
SUNBIZ

Banking The Under-Banked: BSP Talks About Aust/NZ Markets

A leading commercial Pacific owned bank says it is working to consolidate its presences in under-banked countries, b...

‘China Always A Trustworthy Friend For South Pacific Countries’
WORLD

‘China Always A Trustworthy Friend For South Pacific Countries’

China is willing to work with South Pacific countries to set a new example of mutual support, solidarity and coopera...

Swire Shipping Plans For Expansion Of New Service
SHIPPING, SUNBIZ

Swire Shipping Plans For Expansion Of New Service

Swire shipping is planning to expand its container sales and leasing unit services to other locations in the Pacific...

Species Biodiversity Critical to Sustaining Life
Climate Change, NEWS

Species Biodiversity Critical to Sustaining Life

Today marks World Wildlife Day and this year’s theme “Recovering Key Species for Ecosystem Restoration” is a r...

Australia’s Commercial Kava Pilot Programme Discusses Phase Two
SUNBIZ

Australia’s Commercial Kava Pilot Programme Discusses Phase Two

“In 2019, the Australian Government announced it was stepping up its commitment to Pacific countries and their kav...

Conference Promotes Pacific Island Remote Sensing Application
NEWS, Regional

Conference Promotes Pacific Island Remote Sensing Application

“Pacific Islands remote sensing application was demonstrated where the local needs and conditions are interesting ...

Supply Chain Moving More Volume Than Ever Before: MATSON
SHIPPING, SUNBIZ

Supply Chain Moving More Volume Than Ever Before: MATSON

“The increase was due primarily to higher contributions from supply chain management and transportation brokerage ...

Matson Aims To Reduce 40 % Of Its Gas Emissions
SHIPPING, SUNBIZ

Matson Aims To Reduce 40 % Of Its Gas Emissions

“We believe we have a responsibility to significantly reduce our carbon footprint by lowering our greenhouse gas e...

Blue Gas Setting Up A Multi-Million Dollar Oxygen Plant
SUNBIZ

Blue Gas Setting Up A Multi-Million Dollar Oxygen Plant

Fiji will be self-sufficient in the supply of oxygen as Petroleum and Gas Company (Fiji) Pte Limited, trading as Blu...

Sending Money Home To The Pacific More Often
SUNBIZ

Sending Money Home To The Pacific More Often

Pacific islanders living in Australia and New Zealand are sending money home more frequently than they were a year a...

Some Facts About Your Newspaper, World News Day
Editorial

Some Facts About Your Newspaper, World News Day

World News Day approaches. It is now just over a month away, on 28 September. The Fiji Sun again leads the Pacific I...

Aus PM: ‘Real Possibility’ Of Bubble Beyond Aus, NZ; Could Include Fiji
SUNBIZ

Aus PM: ‘Real Possibility’ Of Bubble Beyond Aus, NZ; Could Include Fiji

Australia has entertained the idea of a trans-Pacific bubble, which could include destinations such as Fiji, Vanuatu...

DHL Express Appoints Sarvesh Devan As Country Manager For Fiji And Pacific Islands
SUNBIZ

DHL Express Appoints Sarvesh Devan As Country Manager For Fiji And Pacific Islands

DHL Express, has appointed Sarvesh Devan to lead the team in Fiji and Pacific Islands as Country Manager. He will be...

Decarbonising Our Shipping Industry
SUNBIZ

Decarbonising Our Shipping Industry

Co-chaired by the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) and the Fijian Government, the Pacific Blue Shipping Partne...

Fiji, Pacific Nations Praise China’s COVID-19 Approach
NEWS

Fiji, Pacific Nations Praise China’s COVID-19 Approach

Fiji was represented by the Permanent Secretary for the Office of the Prime Minister, Immigration and Sugar Industry...

Our Vote To Decide
SPORTS

Our Vote To Decide

Pacific Island unions will play a huge role in deciding for World Rugby chairman position with four votes.

Media, UNESCO Pioneer Jim Bentley Dies Aged 80
NATION

Media, UNESCO Pioneer Jim Bentley Dies Aged 80

A Fijian who left a lasting legacy in media and communications training, education and development globally has died...

Young Timoci Urge Leaders To ‘Walk the Talk’ On Climate Change
NEWS

Young Timoci Urge Leaders To ‘Walk the Talk’ On Climate Change

I have a message for adults and leaders of society, I think that some of you are trying your best to protect the pla...

China To Work Together With Pacific Islands Countries, Implement Consensus Leadership
SUNBIZ

China To Work Together With Pacific Islands Countries, Implement Consensus Leadership

China stands ready to work together with Pacific Islands countries to implement the consensus of our leadership and ...

Fiji Marriott Hosts 30 Visiting Chefs
SUNBIZ

Fiji Marriott Hosts 30 Visiting Chefs

This event was the first of its kind to be held in Fiji and there are plans to have more of the events in the future.

ADB 2019: Solomons Request For More Concessional Financing
SUNBIZ

ADB 2019: Solomons Request For More Concessional Financing

ADB has been supporting the Solomon Islands since 1973 and has committed $125.4 million in loans, $171.7 million in ...

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