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Fiji’s Bainimarama still dogged by rights issues 10 years on from his coup

Updated 5 December 2016, 12:45 AEDT By Bruce Hill, Richard Ewart, Bill Bainbridge and Kerri Worthington// Today marks 10 years since Fiji’s 2006 military coup, which saw then-Commodore Frank Bainimarama take control of the island nation in a controversial move that frayed its ties with Australia and the world. Coup leader Commodore Frank Bainimarama is […]


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Memories from Fiji’s 2006 coup still clear ten years on

12:19 pm today Share this Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share via email Share on Google Plus Share on Reddit Share on Linked In Sally Round RNZI Journalist @RoundSally sally.round@radionz.co.nz Ten years ago the then head of Fiji’s military Frank Bainimarama seized power in Fiji in the country’s fourth coup in 20 years. Mr […]


Non-compliant offshore financial centre puts other Vanuatu businesses at risk – but costs of compliance are high

Posted: November 28, 2016 | Author: dailyvanuatu | Filed under: The Daily Digest |  Between Vt1.8B—Vt4.5B in proceeds of foreign crimes are laundered through Vanuatu’s offshore financial system every year, it is estimated. The non-implementation of checks against money laundering by Vanuatu’s offshore financial centre may prevent other Vanuatu small businesses from accessing foreign currency transactions – but […]


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Climate change link to West Papua resource exploitation probed

From Dateline Pacific, 4:04 pm on 3 November 2016 Share this Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share via email Share on Google Plus Share on Reddit Share on Linked In A conference underway in Sydney today is seeking common solutions to two major areas of concern to people in the Pacific region. ‘At the […]


Pacific peoples lead push for Papuan decolonisation

From Dateline Pacific, 4:04 pm on 18 October 2016 Share this Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share via email Share on Google Plus Share on Reddit Share on Linked In An academic specialising in West Papua says Pacific Islands peoples are taking the lead on issues of decolonisation within the region. Dr Cammi Webb-Gannon […]