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China has yet to learn the rules of the Pacific chess game

Taipei Times 08 Jul 2022
Outside Fiji, tourism is rudimentary ... The offshore financial centers that helped make Mauritius and many Caribbean countries relatively wealthy were stamped out in the Pacific before they became established ... in diplomacy at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji.
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Qantas Has Become The Pure Embodiment Of Privatization, Greed And Intentional System Failure

Democratic Underground 18 Jun 2022
After divesting the entirety of its “below the wing” ground handling business – with some 2000 workers at 10 airports – and using the pandemic to offshore hundreds more call centre staff, and to stand down 20,000 workers while claiming $855 million in JobKeeper, Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce blamed passengers for mayhem at airports in April.
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Samoa tightens travel restrictions, Vanuatu lifts curfew

Xinhua 22 Apr 2022
SUVA, April 22 (Xinhua) -- Samoa has tightened its travel restrictions as the COVID-19 cases continue to rise, while another Pacific island country Vanuatu has lifted a curfew in Efate and its offshore islands ... on Friday the lift of the curfew in Efate and its offshore islands.
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Four new BPO operators expected

FBC News 21 Apr 2022
... BPO brands now, as you know there is a BPO Council, and there are companies like Mindpearl, Centercom, KPMG, and PwC and a number of other smaller businesses that are now finding the niche in Fiji and doing in-house offshore operations.”.
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Fiji investigates arrival of Russian oligarch’s vessel, questions captain

Metro USA 14 Apr 2022
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Fiji police are questioning the captain of a luxury vessel owned by a Russian oligarch that arrived in the Pacific islands nation on Tuesday without customs clearance ... embassy in Fiji declined to comment to Reuters because it did not have approval to speak to offshore media.
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Royal Navy commemorate ties with Nakelo Village

FBC News 20 Mar 2022
The more the 100-year history was commemorated yesterday with the crew members from the Royal Navy’s Offshore Patrol VesselHMS SPEY and the new British High Commissioner to Fiji, Dr Brian Jones ... has come back to Fiji.”.
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Repairing Tonga cable no simple process - cable company

RNZ 19 Jan 2022
Tonga Cable Limited chairperson Samuiela Fonua said "There is really not much we can say until the ship pulls the cable up so it can be multiple breaks on the segment to Fiji ... "It was then they informed us together with email from Fintel Fiji that after running some test, that there seem to be a cut on our international cable and our domestic cable.
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Tonga faces weeks with no connection to world after cable breaks

Finger Lakes Times 19 Jan 2022
"U.S ... Digicel said in a statement the cable had broken in two places. One was about 23 miles offshore between Tonga and Fiji, while the second was near the area of recent volcanic activity ... It would include a survey of Fiji's southern Lau Islands, at the request of the Fijian government, to check for potential tsunami damage ... ———. .
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Tonga could be offline for weeks after eruption

Business Day 18 Jan 2022
Saturday’s explosion of the underwater Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano sent tsunami waves across the Pacific Ocean, cutting the line that is  operated by Tonga Cable Ltd, about 37km offshore ... “Fault-finding by Fintel [Fiji’s telecommunications provider] and Tonga Cable on Sunday afternoon seems to confirm a likely cable break,” added Sloots.
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Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (11 - 17 January 2022)

Reliefweb 18 Jan 2022
Following the eruption, tsunami warnings were issued for Fiji, Samoa, and Vanuatu, as well as for Japan, Australia, New Zealand and the US, although these have been lifted ... UN agencies and NGOs working in Tonga are preparing to respond to emerging needs, with support from humanitarian partners through the Pacific Humanitarian Teams in Fiji.
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Tsunami advisory issued for Hawaii and entire West Coast after undersea volcano eruption off Tonga ...

The Daily Mail 15 Jan 2022
The eruption could be heard thousands of miles away and sparked warnings in New Zealand, Fiji, American Samoa and Australia, with several Australian offshore territories under threat, including Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island and Macquarie Island, officials said.
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Fiji - Tropical Storm CODY (GDACS, JTWC, Fiji Meteorological Service, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 10 January 2022)

Reliefweb 10 Jan 2022
On 10 January at 0.00 UTC its centre was located offshore approximately 255 km south-west of Viti Levu Island (Fiji), with maximum sustained winds of 74 km/h (tropical storm).
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Fiji can become billion dollar industry again, says tourism chief

Cook Islands News 14 Dec 2021
Tourism Fiji says if the booking numbers continue to come through, then the Pacific island nation is well on its way to becoming a billion-dollar industry again. Tourism Fiji has confirmed 75,000 bookings for hotels and resorts until the end of next month ... Tourism Fiji/Michelle Cheer ... Fiji's international borders have reopened ... Supplied/Tourism Fiji.
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Women subject to abuse and harassment in tuna longline industry

FBC News 14 Oct 2021
Women are subject to sexual abuse, harassment and other biases which has pegged back their participation in the tuna longline industry in Fiji. A new Gender Mainstreaming in Fiji’s Offshore Tuna Industry Report, has revealed that the industry has been viewed as a male domain.
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Fiji’s sovereign risks low despite credit downgrade

FBC News 01 Oct 2021
Credit ratings agency S&P recently downgraded Fiji’s credit rating to B+ from BB-. ANZ in its Pacific Insight says notwithstanding this and the higher level of public sector debt due to COVID-19 induced stimulus spending, Fiji’s debt servicing ability remains intact ... As these metrics trend down, Fiji’s debt affordability will improve.

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