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2016 February

Time for regional fuel plans

LAST month the price of crude fell below the $USD30 a barrel mark for the first time since the beginning of the

2016 February

BACK IN TIME

Former Fiji politician KC Ramrakha, ran foul of the Indian-dominated National Federation Party during the faction fighting of 1977. He speaks to

2016 February

Whispers

FOR all they do and say about good governance and transparency among state players in our part of the ocean, non-governmental organisations

2016 February

Poll twists and turns

THE election of the Marshall Islands’ — and the independent Pacific’s first — head of state in late January followed a rollercoaster

2016 February

Battle for top job

IN what may be a record in the Pacific islands for speed of a no confidence motion following election, just three days

2016 February

New players, old lessons

VANUATU saw out 2015 on a high note as a model of the Westminster system. The separation of powers worked well and

2016 February

Political horse-trading

VOTERS in Kiribati went to the polls on January 7th 2015 and gave the country’s more prominent political parties more than a

2016 February

Another term for Tuilaepa?

HOW can one predict the result for next month’s general elections in Samoa, now? Smartphones, that’s how. Similar to other island states,

2016 February

Bank weighs in on PNG economy concerns

THE economy continues to be a worry for Papua New Guinea. Despite reassurances from the government and positive projections by the International

2016 February

Doubts over PACER Plus

Trade adviser defends agreement “THERE is no reason to doubt the sincerity of Australia and New Zealand in relation to the commitments