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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

2015 November


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

2015 November

Drought hits Vanuatu

AT least two young children have died of malnutrition in Tanna as the El Nino drought worsens in Vanuatu. One child less than a

2015 November

Insult to the Pacific

Minister’s visit draws leaders’ ire AS Indonesian Minister Yohana Susana Yembise attempted to woo Fiji’s women, church leaders in her home were calling for justice.

2015 November

Church on a mission for WEST PAPUA

THE Catholic Church in Pacific has placed the issue of West Papua firmly in its sights after an impassioned plea from regional

2015 November

Caught out

Fiji Opposition move forces Bainimarama’s hand   MAJOR-General Jioji (George) Konrote has been feted as Fiji’s first non-iTaukei President but he is, in fact, much

2015 November

After TONG who will it be?

Kiribati election race – overcrowding, social woes overshadow the climate change issue PRESIDENT Anote Tong is leaving office  next year because the

2015 November

Fallout in French Polynesia

President Fritch proposes new party IT’S hard when you fall out with family.   President Edouard Fritch of French Polynesia is the former son-in-law of

2015 November

Bribery, pardon & prison

IT could have been a movie script as it contained gripping drama, pathos, intrigue, high farce and action.   And it involved

2015 November


DESPITE government assurances about meeting core International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions, Fijians are bracing themselves for a possible ILO Commission of Inquiry.