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American Samoa Local inflation reached double digits in the first quarter of 2022. The rate was 11.6%, an increase from 9.7% at

Fijiana Drua

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

South Auckland Artist Sweet and Irie

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

Jane Waetara

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

U.S. White House

The U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy

Too anodyne to be utilitarian Early this year, the White House released America’s Indo-Pacific Strategy. It is dated February 2022. U.S. President

Kava bar customers

Coffee, cakes and kava

It’s an ordinary afternoon in Suva city, with school students flooding towards the bus stand and window shopping.  Car horns honk as

Simon Kofe

Tuvalu’s Future Now

Tuvalu’s Minister for Justice, Communications and Foreign Affairs has laid out a vision for Tuvalu in the event the country is “fully