University of the South Pacific

Shivani Scoops Geospatial Science Gold Medal
Lifestyle

Shivani Scoops Geospatial Science Gold Medal

“My only aim was to study hard during late nights and make my parents proud, especially being away from home,” M...

Government Cease Grant Contribution to USP, Calls For Investigation
NEWS

Government Cease Grant Contribution to USP, Calls For Investigation

In a letter obtained by the Fiji Sun, Government has raised concerns about the lack of investigation into the seriou...

Sea Of Plastic Gathered Near Suva Harbour Reefs Shock Scientist
NATION

Sea Of Plastic Gathered Near Suva Harbour Reefs Shock Scientist

A sea of plastic had gathered near the reefs in Suva Harbour and it made navigation hard, says scientist Gilianne Br...

Ahluwalia Makes No Statement On New Allegations
NEWS

Ahluwalia Makes No Statement On New Allegations

Mr Thompson alleged that the management, which is overseen by Professor Ahluwalia, disregarded the governance respon...

New Row Emerges At USP
NEWS

New Row Emerges At USP

The allegations have emerged barely four months after the saga which undermined Professor Ahluwalia’s position ove...

VC Pal Praises Almighty God For Results
NATION

VC Pal Praises Almighty God For Results

“I praise the Lord and thank Almighty God for hearing the prayers of so many people throughout the region and for ...

Drugs Sold At The University Of The South Pacific
NEWS

Drugs Sold At The University Of The South Pacific

USP Vice-Chancellor, Professor Pal Ahluwalia, was approached with the evidence. He said students could get expelled.

North Teen Grabs Top Accounting Award
NATION

North Teen Grabs Top Accounting Award

Aspiring chartered accountant, Labasa bred Vinay Vinit Prasad, was recognised the top Year 13 accounting student in ...

Sacrifices Pay Off For Former Journalist
Feature

Sacrifices Pay Off For Former Journalist

The 24-year-old, with Filipino descent, is grateful her six-year journey studying journalism and law at the Universi...

Former Flight Attendant Did Law Assignments During Flights
Feature

Former Flight Attendant Did Law Assignments During Flights

For three years, 25-year-old Yovin Naidu has been completing his law assignments in between serving passengers on bo...

Government Concerned About USP’s Alleged Financial Mismanagement Affairs
Politics

Government Concerned About USP’s Alleged Financial Mismanagement Affairs

During yesterday’s Parliament session, Opposition MP Ro Filipe Tuisawau raised a question about USP’s Budget all...

Maritino Nemani – The New Executive Director For People And Workforce Strategy At USP
NATION

Maritino Nemani – The New Executive Director For People And Workforce Strategy At USP

Mr Nemani will head the university’s Human Resource Department as Executive Director for People and Workforce Stra...

Permanent Secretary for Youth and Sports, Maritino Nemani Resigns
NEWS

Permanent Secretary for Youth and Sports, Maritino Nemani Resigns

Mr Nemani is expected to take up his new role as the Acting Director of Human Resources at the University of the Sou...

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 Shows Importance Of Media
Opinion

USP Saga Shows Importance Of Media

From the way the media is reporting the different views of the various personalities, it looks like this is going to...

USP Saga: Thompson, Johansson, Khan Excluded From Executive Committee
NEWS

USP Saga: Thompson, Johansson, Khan Excluded From Executive Committee

The USP Council noted that due process was not followed initially by the Executive Committee, hence a Working Group ...

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.

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