Pacific tops women violence

Human rights watchdog waves the red flag Quick fact – a staggering 60 per cent of women in the Pacific have experienced

Smoke and mirrors

The regional scourge of tobacco TOBACCO remains a major contributor to non-communicable diseases in this region. Smokers are more susceptible to coronary

Growth masks Palau’s flaws

ADB highlights setback in policy enforcement. TOURISM continues to be Palau’s bread and butter and a contributed to its economic growth for

The dark side of the trade deal

Pacific nations can open up markets without help of our big brothers THE Pacific Network on Globalisation has been vocal on its opposition

PNG bishops stop the rot

People focus of new laws LAST year the Roman Catholic Church in Fiji, Tonga, Samoa and Kiribati moved swiftly to put in

Pope suspends bishop

Church takes hard stand against abuse THE head of the Roman Catholic Church in Guam has been suspended over allegations of sexual

Air deal links

China finds new door to region A NEW tripartite codeshare service has thrown the door wide open to Asian markets. This month

Vanuatu steps up

GOVERNMENT and Opposition have both been on winning streaks in Vanuatu this month. And they have been appropriately complimented by Head of

Game of thrones

Customary disputes divide Wallis and Futuna THE French state has effectively chosen sides in a long-running dispute over the monarchy in Uvea, despite

Solomons challenge

Auditor-General highlights lack of record keeping THE lack of public sector asset record keeping is a growing management issue for the Solomon