World Bank leads charge for reform

Plans attempt to lift lifestyle Imagine a region where mobile phones and internet access are as common as public buses. Also for

Pacific voice grows in NZ

Islanders influence election outcome Auckland: Over 330,000 Pacific people living in New Zealand now have a bigger voice in parliament following September’s

Flosse loses power in French Polynesia

Conviction drives veteran politician out After exhausting all avenues of appeal, President Gaston Flosse of French Polynesia has been removed from office

Bainimarama offers more of the same

If the people of Fiji had expected a smooth, less confrontational political life after the September elections, they will be disappointed. One

Bainimarama storms home with massive victory

Party wins political fight with rugby campaign-style approach  Voting in Fiji’s 2014 General Election signaled overwhelming public support for incumbent Prime Minister


Pigs can fly: Judging from the number of conspiracy theories that were being bandied about in Samoa last September during the country’s

Small islands must help themselves

Samoa deserves all the credit for successfully pulling off the third United Nations Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) conference in Apia last