Dec 13, 2018 Last Updated 8:36 PM, Dec 12, 2018

Voice against injustice

IN August 1945 the United States destroyed the Japanese city of Nagasaki with an atomic bomb in an event which changed the world forever. More than 70 years later the race for nuclear supremacy continues unabated. Just last month North Korea defied the international community and tested a missile with…

Melanesian challenge

Diplomat calls for greater sub-regionalism A SENIOR regional diplomat has called for more cooperation at sub-regional level to create more efficient service delivery by regional organisations. Melanesian Spearhead Group DirectorGeneral, Ambassador Amenatave Yauvoli, said it was important for the Pacific to maximise the limited resources made available by donors. Speaking…

Whispers

Leading diplomat FIJIAN diplomat Amena Yauvoli is the toast of the regional diplomatic community. Not only is he Director-General of the Melanesian Spearhead Group, Yauvoli is also Fiji’s climate change expert. That means he is on loan from the MSG to Fiji as part of regional cooperation ahead of the…

French in the House

Pacific Islands go French AT least two major regional bodies have hit legal and administrative roadblocks as they move to implement the decisions of Pacific leaders to include the French territories of French Polynesia and New Caledonia as full members of the Pacific Islands Forum. Worte affected is said to…

Solomon Islands after RAMSI

ON June 30 the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) came to an end. Established in July, 2003, RAMSI has been a feature of life in Solomon Islands for more than a third of its history as an independent country. While much of what follows is anecdotal, recent visits…
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