Rufino Varea appointed PICAN Regional Director

Pacific Islands Climate Action Network (PICAN) has appointed Rufino Varea as its new Regional Director. Hailing from Oinafa Village in Rotuma, Rufino Varea brings extensive experience in marine ecotoxicology and environmental risk assessment to the…

Vanuatu causes huge upset over New Zealand

Vanuatu has caused a huge upset in beating New Zealand 4-2 in the final match of round three at Hindmarsh Stadium  Vanuatu led 1-0 at the break courtesy of a brilliant goal from midfield general…

NRL wants me to stay out of PNG discussions: Olam

Justin Olam feels rugby league powerbrokers have not consulted him about the Papua New Guinea expansion bid for fear he will warn against fast-tracking the team’s entry into the NRL.  The premiership-winning PNG international says…

Palau considers expanding fishing zone in marine sanctuary 

The Palau government, led by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment (MAFE), is proposing changes to the Palau National Marine Sanctuary (PNMS) that would significantly increase the area allowed for fishing.  The proposal, which…

Palau’s second submarine cable faces delay 

The activation of Palau’s second submarine cable connection, linking the island nation to the Echo Submarine Cable Project between Singapore and the United States, has been delayed.  The cable, originally slated for completion in the…

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