University of the South Pacific

USP Saga: Proposals In Bid To Amend University’s Existing Ordinance
NEWS

USP Saga: Proposals In Bid To Amend University’s Existing Ordinance

The Working Group include country representatives from Australia, Fiji, Nauru, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and New Zealand.

USP Saga: BDO Report Only For Council
NEWS

USP Saga: BDO Report Only For Council

In a statement last night regarding the Ordinance to Govern the Discipline of the Vice-Chancellor, the Council has r...

Microplastics Affect Pacific Peoples’ Health, ‘People May Be Consuming A Credit Card Worth Of Plastic Per Week’
NEWS

Microplastics Affect Pacific Peoples’ Health, ‘People May Be Consuming A Credit Card Worth Of Plastic Per Week’

University of the South Pacific Vice Chancellor, Professor Pal Ahluwalia said: “Such research enables marine-focus...

USP Saga: Recused Council Members Not Invited Back For This Week’s Council Meeting
NEWS

USP Saga: Recused Council Members Not Invited Back For This Week’s Council Meeting

Mr Thompson said yesterday that he had been excluded from that meeting because it was still in recess.

USP Saga: What Does USP Ordinance Say?
Analysis

USP Saga: What Does USP Ordinance Say?

It appears that the Council’s decision to overturn the decision to suspend the vice-chancellor and the Council’s...

USP Saga: Committee To Look Into Issues Next Week
NATION

USP Saga: Committee To Look Into Issues Next Week

The upcoming meeting will be chaired by a council member, Nauru President and Minister for Education Lionel Aingimea.

USP Saga: ‘Government Requested Thompson Step Aside’
NATION

USP Saga: ‘Government Requested Thompson Step Aside’

In an interview, Minister for Education Rosy Akbar said at the beginning of the council meeting on Friday, June 19, ...

USP Saga: Vote Drama, Council Meeting In Recess
NEWS

USP Saga: Vote Drama, Council Meeting In Recess

Last Friday, Mr Thompson was seen leaving the meeting venue around lunchtime. Nauru President Lionel Rouwen Aingimea...

Professor Ahluwalia Delighted To Be Back At Work
NEWS

Professor Ahluwalia Delighted To Be Back At Work

In an email to all staff and students of the University yesterday, Professor Ahluwalia said he was overwhelmed by th...

Winston Thompson: University Of The South Pacific Council Moves To Suspend Me
NEWS

Winston Thompson: University Of The South Pacific Council Moves To Suspend Me

Speaking to the Fiji Sun yesterday, Mr Thompson said the motion was null and void since the council voted to reinsta...

Vice-Chancellor Professor Pal Ahluwalia’s Reinstatement A Victory For Integrity And Pacific Regionalism
NEWS, Opinion

Vice-Chancellor Professor Pal Ahluwalia’s Reinstatement A Victory For Integrity And Pacific Regionalism

Many observers have stated that it is time that all those involved in the university saga should bury their differen...

USP Saga: Professor Ahluwalia Reinstated As Vice-Chancellor
NEWS

USP Saga: Professor Ahluwalia Reinstated As Vice-Chancellor

Yesterday, the 35-member USP council in its resolution was not convinced that due process was followed in the suspen...

USP Saga: Make Decisions Based On Facts, All 35 Council Members Urged
NEWS

USP Saga: Make Decisions Based On Facts, All 35 Council Members Urged

Mr Thompson said they’ve never requested Police presence previously and were not going to do the same today.

University: Visions And Revisions
NEWS, Opinion

University: Visions And Revisions

USP brought many of us together, not always in the best spirit of a developing composite regional culture: we argued...

Nauru President Agrees To University Of The South Pacific Special Council Meeting Scheduled For Friday
NEWS

Nauru President Agrees To University Of The South Pacific Special Council Meeting Scheduled For Friday

Mr Aingimea stated that members calling for a special council meeting have the right to specify the time, date, plac...

Fiji Police Probe Two University Of the South Pacific Staff
NEWS

Fiji Police Probe Two University Of the South Pacific Staff

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said Ms Fong was questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department yesterday in r...

Cash For Work Initiative Praised In Mai TV Show
NATION

Cash For Work Initiative Praised In Mai TV Show

Mr Bajekal was one of the five panellists at the ‘Reset: Fiji – A People’s Post COVID-19 dialogue series’ he...

USP Cautions Students, Staff On Social Media Policy
NATION

USP Cautions Students, Staff On Social Media Policy

“Recently we have seen that a lot of engagement on USP’s official social media channels relating to current even...

Good Governance Key At University of the South Pacific: Fiji
NEWS

Good Governance Key At University of the South Pacific: Fiji

Minister for Education, Rosy Akbar, who also sat in the executive committee meeting, said the quantity and nature of...

Professor Derrick Armstrong Appointed As Acting Vice-Chancellor Of University Of The South Pacific
NEWS

Professor Derrick Armstrong Appointed As Acting Vice-Chancellor Of University Of The South Pacific

His appointment was authorised by Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the USP Council, Winston Thompson in a press statement...

University of the South Pacific’s Response To COVID-19 Pandemic For Learning and Teaching
NEWS

University of the South Pacific’s Response To COVID-19 Pandemic For Learning and Teaching

The University had to also take a decision to cancel the Medal and Prizes Ceremony as well as the March Graduation a...

Help! We Have A Plastic Crisis!
Opinion

Help! We Have A Plastic Crisis!

Plastics are a looming catastrophe worth mentioning in the same breath as climate change.

Fish Stock Threat Because Of COVID-19, Says Scientist
NATION

Fish Stock Threat Because Of COVID-19, Says Scientist

This is the view of scientist, Brian Stockwell, a University of the South Pacific, School of Marine Studies Research...

Growing Row Over Employment Issues At University Of The South Pacific
NEWS

Growing Row Over Employment Issues At University Of The South Pacific

Executive Committee will sit on Monday to address concerns raised by a council member of alleged breach of policies ...

University of the South Pacific Terminates Pacific TAFE CEO’s Employment
NEWS

University of the South Pacific Terminates Pacific TAFE CEO’s Employment

Professor Pal, in an email, said Professor Jito Vanualailai, the Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education, would be r...

Amendments To Legal Practitioners Act Allows For Local University Representation
NEWS

Amendments To Legal Practitioners Act Allows For Local University Representation

The amendment does away with the appointment of a dean from overseas and includes representation from deans of Fiji ...

USP Labs Adhere To COVID-19 Response Measure
NATION

USP Labs Adhere To COVID-19 Response Measure

All computer labs are dedicated to students and some, include sitting space to accommodate students using Wi-Fi hots...

USP Student On ‘Date’ At Suva Seawall Convicted, Court Hears Dating Not An Essential Service
Crime & Court

USP Student On ‘Date’ At Suva Seawall Convicted, Court Hears Dating Not An Essential Service

She also admitted to Police that they had been kissing and hugging each other while sitting at the sea wall. Anderso...

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