Dec 09, 2019 Last Updated 12:37 AM, Dec 9, 2019
The Bougainville Referendum Commission has accredited hundreds of scrutineers and observers.
December 09, 2019

Bougainville votes

in November by Samantha Magick
Do you agree for Bougainville to have: A)Greater autonomy? B)Independence? This is the question Bougainvilleans are answering this month in a…
USP’s main Laucala campus in Suva
December 09, 2019

We say - Upheaval continues at USP

in November by Islands Business
“It has been a year of hell. I have suffered enormously and so has my family for doing the right thing.” That was the testimony of University of…
Tuvalu’s new government hopes its 100-day priorities will take the country in a positive new direction.
December 09, 2019

Tuvalu’s 100-day splurge

in November by Samisoni Pareti
An across-the-board pay rise for all government employees including cabinet ministers and parliamentarians, an incentive payment for senior citizens…
The Nauru 19 and supporters
December 09, 2019

Nauru judge orders retrial

in November by Samisoni Pareti
It is back to square one—and the attendant frustrations, fear of political persecutions and absence of legal representation at trial for the so…
Bryan Kramer
December 09, 2019

PNG political tussle continues

in November by Samisoni Pareti
Anti-corruption campaigner and now minister of police in Papua New Guinea, Bryan Kramer, has taken to social media to expose the challenges in…
Abhijit Banerjee
December 09, 2019

Why is the Nobel Prize for Economics important for the Pacific? It’s changing the way we do development

in November by Samantha Magick
Last month three development economists won the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, working in an area of economics that is only now…
Dr Colin Tukuitonga
December 09, 2019

InDepth: You’ve got to back yourselves”” Tuikuitonga

in November by Samantha Magick
After almost six years at the helm of the Pacific Community, Dr Colin Tukuitonga is at the end of histerm. On January 22 next year he makes way for…
Distribution of Pacific source countries for PLS and TSS temporary work visas 2018–19
December 09, 2019


in November by Richard Curtain
Australia’s Pacific Step Up, announced in September 2017, has made much of providing more access to work opportunities in Australia. The Foreign…
December 09, 2019

Kiribati government loses majority

in November by Samisoni Pareti
Will Kiribati have a new government by December? That is the million-dollar question with the split in the ruling government of President Taneti…
December 09, 2019


in November by Nic Maclellan
New Caledonia will hold a second referendum on self-determination in early September 2020. On 10 October, the annual Committee of Signatories to the…
Deliberations at the UN Security Council.
December 09, 2019


in November by Sharon Bhagwan Rolls
Next year the global women’s and feminist movement will commemorate Beijing+25 – the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Platform for…
A Samoan child is vaccinated against measles
December 09, 2019

Going viral - Measles outbreak takes a heavy toll

in November by Rowena Singh and Samantha Magick
The deadly measles outbreak currently spreading through the Pacific is exacting a great human, andlikely significant economic cost. At least 60…
PNG has booked a ticket to the T20 World Cup
December 09, 2019

PNG Barramundis make cricket history

in November by Alipate Pareti
“We’re going to the big dance”. These were the words of Papua New Guinea’s star bowler, Charles Jordan Amini after the PNGBarramundis made history by…
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December 09, 2019
The Bougainville Referendum Commission has accredited hundreds of scrutineers and observers.

Bougainville votes

Do you agree for Bougainville to have: A)Greater autonomy? B)Independence? This is the question Bougainvilleans are…
July 26, 2019
A Marshalles fisheries officer boarding a Philippines fishing vessel.

Keeping our seafarers safe

In what has been called a ‘landmark decision’, Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) member states are to include crew…
June 15, 2019
USP’s new Vice Chancellor Professor Pal Ahluwalia

A rocky start for USP’s new Vice…

WITH the leak of a damaging internal report about the University of the South Pacific, which details allegations of…
May 09, 2019
Meghan Markle’s veil featured the Tagimoucia flower

Not for sale

FIJI’S iconic flower, the Tagimoucia, is not for sale. Fijian authorities have made this statement to Islands Business…
March 27, 2019
Oil soiled beach on Rennell Island.

A murky mix of vested interests

AN oil spill in Rennell, Solomon Islands is turning into a disaster of catastrophic proportions, threatening the…
March 01, 2019

Choosing crypto over tax free ‘utopia’

Will the decision by the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) to become the world’s first country to issue its own…
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