Who is to blame

Island teams seek answers to World Cup failure THE next four years will determine the future of Pacific rugby following the disastrous exits of

Report out on deep sea mining

MINING for deep sea mineral deposits is yet to commence anywhere in the world. Pacific Island countries are among the pioneers in

Haven in the Pacific

Lost millions from restricted fishing return with tourists THE Senate passed the Palau National Marine Sanctuary (PNMS) legislation on third and final


On the high seas, a fight to save our fish stocks FOR the past few months, Greenpeace’s famous Rainbow Warrior ship has been in

Pulpit platform for battle

Anglican primate tackles island issue head on WHEN the Archbishop of York passed through the Pacific in August, his visit went relatively unnoticed by

WE Say

Vanuatu teaches region lesson in governance WHILE October was a tumultuous month for the people of Vanuatu, events in the former condominium taught the

Act to ensure participation for prevention

THE annual UN Security Council Open Debate on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 hosted by Spain recalled the active mobilisation of women’s groups globally after

Fiber optic bill signed into law

THE path to bring increased Internet speed in Palau is well on its way following the signing into law of the fiber optic bill on

No sign of digital TV

Carrier scurries to make tower deal FIJI’S $16million national digital television platform was announced with much fanfare in 2014 and was to have

Battle for the Pacific

Phone provider pushes into content market LESS than a decade after entering the Pacific market, Digicel is poised to become the biggest player in the


AFTER years of unassailable sustainable growth, the Papua New Guinea economy is in trouble.   The once hailed as the Pacific’s tiger economy is struggling