From The Crowd

Pacific fisheries observers could return.

Commercial fishing vessels in the Pacific could see regional fisheries observers returning to their decks as early as January. Before the pandemic there were around 800 regional fisheries observers on board vessels in the region....

29th November

Insights from Solomon Islands : Can civic nationalism help reduce corruption?

InĀ  many parts of the world “nationalism” has earned itself a bad rap. Ethnic cleansing, war, genocide and other atrocities have been committed in its name. In recent years we’ve seen political leaders, such as Donald Trump, whip up a toxic form of nationalist sentiment defined by race and a disdain for foreigners. On the...

26th November

The future rests with your vote; ‘The destiny of your country is in the choice you’re about to make’

Can you believe, the future of who’s going to be driving your country forward is all in the stroke of a simple little tick, cross or a circle. In the past, because some people got ticked off with your tick, cross or circle of approval, they decided to overturn the result creating a ticking time...

Opinion: Our choice – The partnerships and the teams

Fiji’s voters in the 2022 elections face a real choice between two dominant partnerships who could form a government: Bainimarama/Aiyaz or Rabuka/Biman. On the surface, the two partnerships appear similar: Bainimarama and Rabuka are both former coup leaders; both partnerships espouse multiracialism; and both partnerships are multiracial with one member an indigenous Fijian and the...

Opinion: Hacker arrested

Earlier this month, US Authorities seized another Silk Road Hacker’s $3.36 billion Bitcoin stash! (worth $F121,694.06) As reported online in various news agencies including Wired.com, the legendary DarkNet market for drugs known as the Silk Road was designed to be an anarchic underworld economy that evaded all government control. Instead, years after it was taken...

Opinion: Citizenship and belonging

The last article in this series promised to analyse the 1999 elections that confounded many with its results. In the lead-up to polling in May 1999, both Sitiveni Rabuka and Jai Ram Reddy were jubilant that the 1997 Constitution was finally accepted and promulgated as a consensus document that came about through a painstaking, acrimonious,...

Vet corner: Is my dog dreaming or having seizure?

The old saying: “let sleeping dogs lie” was said for good reason! You may have witnessed your dog sound asleep and periodically making twitching movements or even vocalizing little yelping or “crying” noises. A dreaming dog can show twitching, paddling, or kicks of their legs. These movements are often brief (lasting less than 30 seconds)...

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