PACER Plus nears completion.

GIVEN that world trade in 2013-2014 amounted to US$18 trillion, increasing the Pacific’s share by a mere 0.1 represents at least $18

Internet revolution on the wing

TELECOMMUNICATIONS and Internet revolution in Palau hinges on funding opportunities and political backing. Palau, with the Federated States of Micronesia earlier has

$ lure at tuna talks

THE biggest tuna industry gathering in the Western and Central Pacific region, the prestigious Pacific Tuna Forum is on again, set to


Rising bill of PNG’s El Nino disaster EL Nino battered Papua New Guinea is bracing for more serious onslaught with predictions for

West PAPUA hot on agenda

Another modest victory for pro-independence movement PACIFIC leaders are expected to discuss the situation facing the people of West Papua when they

A catastrophic failure of ambition

AT the 1997 Forum leaders’ meeting in Rarotonga, Australian Prime Minister John Howard blocked a regional consensus on climate policy. Forum leaders

SEDITION Arrests and denials

A COMPANY of Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) soldiers has joined local police investigations into allegations of militarytype training in a

Cook Islands at

FIFTY years of self-government and free association with New Zealand has raised more questions than answers as Cook Islanders contemplate the relevance

Birds on the brink

IMAGINE yourself in a helicopter, over the open ocean, for 100s of kilometres and what seems like hours. You’re attempting to play

End of an era of FISHING for DIPLOMACY

Push for control on tuna stocks AS the dust clears from the August negotiating session between American and Pacific island fisheries representatives,

We Say

Friends and foes in a new frontier INDIA’S forum for Pacific leaders in Jaipur last month came at an opportune time for

RACE against TIME

THE 3rd Annual PIDF Summit will be held at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva from September 2 to 4. The theme