Telcos urged to maintain momentum of COVID-19 gains

While COVID-19 crippled economies across the globe, the telecommunications industry was among the very few sectors gifted with an unexpected windfall. Never has life been more dependent on its services than over the

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Connecting the Pacific

Pacific nations require efficient, resilient connectivity to the global digital highway to participate in e-commerce and provide the services to their nation which are obtainable elsewhere in the world. 

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Comment: Making Sense of Multi-layered Security Frameworks

Security is a priority in the region. It has been so since 1971, when the earlier version of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) – the South Pacific Forum (SPF) first met in Wellington on 5-7 August that year. At that

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Briefs

American Samoa Local inflation reached double digits in the first quarter of 2022. The rate was 11.6%, an increase from 9.7% at the end of 2021, says American Samoa’s Statistics and Analysis Division. Price rises were

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Pacific youth raise concerns over debt levels

“25 years from now – my children, your grandchildren are at a risk of potential tax and financial burdens that will be crippling if nothing is done today to reduce our region’s growing debt.” This was the

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Vee’s Organic Farms: Down to earth, still atop the world

The story could have ended with a flight attendant being told she would never walk or talk again, simply being grounded, but Vitila Vuniwaqa hopes to inspire others with chapters in which she

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The Drua does not sink

‘Sega ni dau dromu na Drua’, meaning ‘The Drua does not sink’, were the words that echoed through the Fijiana Drua camp this season, carrying them all the way to the Super W title. Short and simple they may be,

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Sweet message in the music

South Auckland reggae artist, Sweet and Irie’s song Ban the Burn may be some 15 years old, but its message is as powerful and important today. Ban the Burn, which warns against meth use, was first recorded in 2006,

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Movers and Shakers

Jane Waetara is Solomon Islands’ new Permanent Representative to the United Nations and High Commissioner to Canada after officially tendering an early resignation as the nation’s first female Chief Electoral

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