Fiber optic bill signed into law

THE path to bring increased Internet speed in Palau is well on its way following the signing into law of the fiber optic bill on

Act to ensure participation for prevention

THE annual UN Security Council Open Debate on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 hosted by Spain recalled the active mobilisation of women’s groups globally after

WE Say

Vanuatu teaches region lesson in governance WHILE October was a tumultuous month for the people of Vanuatu, events in the former condominium taught the

Pulpit platform for battle

Anglican primate tackles island issue head on WHEN the Archbishop of York passed through the Pacific in August, his visit went relatively unnoticed by


On the high seas, a fight to save our fish stocks FOR the past few months, Greenpeace’s famous Rainbow Warrior ship has been in


DESPITE government assurances about meeting core International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions, Fijians are bracing themselves for a possible ILO Commission of Inquiry.

Bribery, pardon & prison

IT could have been a movie script as it contained gripping drama, pathos, intrigue, high farce and action.   And it involved

Haven in the Pacific

Lost millions from restricted fishing return with tourists THE Senate passed the Palau National Marine Sanctuary (PNMS) legislation on third and final

Fallout in French Polynesia

President Fritch proposes new party IT’S hard when you fall out with family.   President Edouard Fritch of French Polynesia is the former son-in-law of

Report out on deep sea mining

MINING for deep sea mineral deposits is yet to commence anywhere in the world. Pacific Island countries are among the pioneers in

After TONG who will it be?

Kiribati election race – overcrowding, social woes overshadow the climate change issue PRESIDENT Anote Tong is leaving office  next year because the