Briefs

American SamoaA new submarine cable between Samoa and American Samoa has been agreed, to further enhance Internet and communications connectivity. The MOU states that the cable will run between Upolu and Tutuila and

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Opinion: Republic of Korea-Pacific Islands relations step up

The Republic of Korea (ROK) and 12 Pacific Island Countries (PICs) opted to step-up their relations after the fifth meeting of their respective Ministers of Foreign Affairs that was held in Busan, ROK, last October.

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Movers and Shakers

Dr Amelia Latu Afuhaamango Tuipulotu is the World Health Organisation’s new Chief Nursing Officer. In 2019, Dr Tuipulotu became Tonga’s first female Minister for Health, and has been a member of the WHO Executive

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We Say: Disunity, fear and personal attacks

When Fiji emerges from the December 14 elections, the nation will have a government it truly deserves.  The new parliament will be a house which mirrors the Fijian people, their hopes and aspirations. It will also

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Fiji Votes: A case of youth apathy or activism?

Young voters again have the opportunity to determine the result of Fiji’s election and the direction of the country in December, but many feel that political parties and candidates have failed to address the issues

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Social media and Fiji’s 2022 National Election

Social media has become a necessary tool for political campaigning in Fiji politics since the 2014 national elections. This was the same for the elections in 2018 and is proving to be the case for the 2022 national

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Jobs, debt, inflation, representation: Issues concerning Fiji youth

Islands Business’ Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti asked young voters about the upcoming Fiji elections, and the issues of concern to them. This is what some of them had to say: Akansha, 21, from Nakasi, Suva is voting for

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Vote for a ‘vibrant, functioning democracy’, students told

Fijian youths found their voice at a recent talanoa dialogue on the upcoming election with panelists that included the Supervisor of Elections (SoE), Mohammed Saneem. The University of the South Pacific Students

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Whispers

Welcome – to whose country? At a welcome for Australia's new consul-general in Noumea, the ceremony was opened by customary chiefs from the Drubea-Kapume region of New Caledonia - a welcome to country from indigenous

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Briefs

American SamoaThe population of American Samoa has decreased below 50,000. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s October update, the population count came to 49,710, far less than 56,084 recorded in 2010. The

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Less prayer, more presence

It’s not every day that a young Pacific islander tells regional church leaders to stop praying about climate change and take firm, practical measures which people can see. Fresh off the flight from COP27 in Egypt,

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A tick for loss and damage

The disconnect between countries was palpable at the recent COP27 climate conference, as small island nations fought with developing countries to get their issues onto the agenda and into negotiations. Addressing the

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