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

Who is to blame

Island teams seek answers to World Cup failure THE next four years will determine the future of Pacific rugby following the disastrous exits of

Caught out

Fiji Opposition move forces Bainimarama’s hand   MAJOR-General Jioji (George) Konrote has been feted as Fiji’s first non-iTaukei President but he is, in fact, much

Insult to the Pacific

Minister’s visit draws leaders’ ire AS Indonesian Minister Yohana Susana Yembise attempted to woo Fiji’s women, church leaders in her home were calling for justice.

Drought hits Vanuatu

AT least two young children have died of malnutrition in Tanna as the El Nino drought worsens in Vanuatu. One child less than a


AFTER years of unassailable sustainable growth, the Papua New Guinea economy is in trouble.   The once hailed as the Pacific’s tiger economy is struggling

Battle for the Pacific

Phone provider pushes into content market LESS than a decade after entering the Pacific market, Digicel is poised to become the biggest player in the

No sign of digital TV

Carrier scurries to make tower deal FIJI’S $16million national digital television platform was announced with much fanfare in 2014 and was to have

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