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April-May

What will stop the violence?

TWO huge programmes focused on the empowerment and protection of Pacific women and children costing more than USD70 million have been launched over the

April-May

Electing the Prime Minister

ON April 24 Manasseh Sogavare was elected as Prime Minister of Solomon Islands. However the elections sparked not only a legal challenge, but also rioting in

April-May

The uneven playing field

IN March, five Pacific Islands Countries – American Samoa, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Samoa and Vanuatu – suddenly found themselves on the European Union’s revised

April-May

Aligning to Blue Pacific

THE alignment of Step Up, Australia’s foreign policy direction in the Pacific and its New Zealand equivalent, Pacific Reset, was acknowledged by both Prime Ministers Jacinda

April-May

Talking about a revolution

The secrets of combatting noncommunicable diseases in our countries can be found in our Pacific Islands food cultures says Kiwi chef Robert Oliver on

News Break

UN Secretary-General in Fiji next week

United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres is visiting Fiji next week as part of a tour which will also take him to Tuvalu,Vanuatu and New Zealand.It is Guterres’ first visit to the Pacific. He is coming to discuss preparations for the UNSG’s climate actionsummit in September later this year, and the leadership role thePacific can take on issues such as climate change mitigation. PacificIslands Forum leaders will converge on Suva for the first time since2015 to meet Guterres for a Talanoa session on climate changepriorities. The Secretary-General will also meet Fiji’s President and seniorgovernment and non-government officials. Guterres took office as UN Secretary-General in January 2017 and is aformer UN High Commissioner for Refugees. He hails from Portugal,where he spent more than 20 years in government and public service.

April-May

Talking about a revolution

The secrets of combatting noncommunicable diseases in our countries can be found in our Pacific Islands food cultures says Kiwi chef Robert Oliver on

April-May

Aligning to Blue Pacific

THE alignment of Step Up, Australia’s foreign policy direction in the Pacific and its New Zealand equivalent, Pacific Reset, was acknowledged by both Prime Ministers Jacinda