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2016 February

Another term for Tuilaepa?

HOW can one predict the result for next month’s general elections in Samoa, now? Smartphones, that’s how. Similar to other island states,

2016 February

Political horse-trading

VOTERS in Kiribati went to the polls on January 7th 2015 and gave the country’s more prominent political parties more than a

2016 February

New players, old lessons

VANUATU saw out 2015 on a high note as a model of the Westminster system. The separation of powers worked well and

2016 February

Battle for top job

IN what may be a record in the Pacific islands for speed of a no confidence motion following election, just three days

2016 February

Poll twists and turns

THE election of the Marshall Islands’ — and the independent Pacific’s first — head of state in late January followed a rollercoaster

2016 February

Whispers

FOR all they do and say about good governance and transparency among state players in our part of the ocean, non-governmental organisations