Jan 23, 2020 Last Updated 8:02 PM, Jan 21, 2020
December 26, 2019
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visits Tonga during a trip to the Pacific.
December Dev Nadkarni

A LEADER FOR THE PACIFIC TO BE PROUD OF

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is Islands Businesses’ 2019 Pacific Person of the Year. Just over two years…
December 25, 2019
December Dek Joe Sum

Recent changes to the Kina facility…

It has been three months since the Bank of Papua New Guinea (BPNG) adjusted the Kina Facility Rate (KFR) for the first…
December 25, 2019
December Ambassador Kaliopate Tavola

2050 STRATEGY FOR THE BLUE PACIFIC…

The Pacific Islands Forum Leaders, at their meeting in Funafuti, Tuvalu, last August, endorsed the development of a…
December 25, 2019
Human rights defender and musician Ferry Marisan
December Nic Maclellan

Massacre, memory and music

Yudha Korwa was just 17 years old when he was attacked by Indonesian soldiers during the Biak massacre on 6 July 1998.…
December 25, 2019
December Samisoni Pareti

Taiwan trials mega changes as China…

As the world’s first transgender government minister, Audrey Tang is probably resigned to the different kind of…
December 25, 2019
Image of Nauru 19 tshirt
December Samisoni Pareti

Nauru 19 survivors jailed

The Supreme Court in Nauru has handed down jail terms to a group of men and one woman—including former politicians— in…
December 25, 2019
December By a Vanuatu student

THE TONE FOR A ‘JUST AND TRANSPARENT’…

I was impressed by the words of Vice-Chancellor, Professor Pal Ahluwalia, during the USP’s Emalus Campus graduation…
December 25, 2019
Ombudsman Commission lawyers Mathew Kik, Vergil Narakobi and Robert Homi leaving court
December Amanda H A Watson

DEACTIVATION OF MOBILE PHONES IN PAPUA…

The Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has this week declined to answer questions asked of it regarding the SIM…
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December 26, 2019
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visits Tonga during a trip to the Pacific.

A LEADER FOR THE PACIFIC TO BE PROUD OF

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is Islands Businesses’ 2019 Pacific Person of the Year. Just over two years…
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…
October 23, 2019
Scenic Namosi Eco Retreat on the banks of the Wainikoroiluva River, originally earmarked to be dammed to power a 12MW hydro power, but now disputed by government officials.

Namosi: Resource rich or resource…

Many moons before white man set foot on Viti Levu, the main island in Fiji, the folklore of moliveitala ni vanua had…
August 30, 2019
Vanuatu’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Ralph Regenvanu, Australian PM Scott Morrison and Tuvalu PM Enele Sopoaga meet the media at the end of the Forum.

Trouble in the family

Climate divides Forum….again JUST before the 50th Pacific Islands Forum, the Wallabies thrashed the All Blacks 47-26 in…
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…
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