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2016 July

Sweeney is Tuvalu CJ

PM dodges questions over conflict of interest CONTROVERSY surrounds the appointment in Tuvalu of its new Chief Justice as questions are being

2016 July

Fiji wins UN presidency role

HISTORY was made last month when Fiji’s ambassador to the United Nations Peter Thomson won the votes to become President of the

Solomons challenge

Auditor-General highlights lack of record keeping THE lack of public sector asset record keeping is a growing management issue for the Solomon

2016 July

Game of thrones

Customary disputes divide Wallis and Futuna THE French state has effectively chosen sides in a long-running dispute over the monarchy in Uvea, despite

2016 July

Vanuatu steps up

GOVERNMENT and Opposition have both been on winning streaks in Vanuatu this month. And they have been appropriately complimented by Head of

2016 July

Air deal links

China finds new door to region A NEW tripartite codeshare service has thrown the door wide open to Asian markets. This month

2016 July

Pope suspends bishop

Church takes hard stand against abuse THE head of the Roman Catholic Church in Guam has been suspended over allegations of sexual

2016 July

PNG bishops stop the rot

People focus of new laws LAST year the Roman Catholic Church in Fiji, Tonga, Samoa and Kiribati moved swiftly to put in

2016 July

Time for tolerance

WITH the decriminalisation in Nauru of homosexuality under the Crimes Decree, many questions will surface from concerned individuals and civil society organizations.

2016 July

Pacific islands to bear costs of PACER-Plus

PACIFIC island governments must retain their right to regulate to protect their national development interests as sovereign states, argues a report commissioned