Indonesia is not Melanesia

LATE last week, the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement rejecting the Solomon Islands Prime Minister’s comments on the issue

Tuvalu court jails former PM

Japan, Taiwan interests named in abuse of office trial FOR the first time in Tuvalu’s 38 years as an independent nation, a

Restraint in the face of China

NEW Zealand has been quite restrained in how it has publicly approached the issue of China’s provocative territorial expansion in the South

O’Neill survives for now

Financial woes, legal wrangles, public protests mount against PNG leader IT has been a turbulent month in Papua New Guinea as students

Sex scandal rocks church

Altar boy claims mirror film script SURROUNDED by family, friends and supporters, Roy Taitague Quintanilla, 52, stood in front of the Archdiocese

Bank pushes tourism presence

THE growing middle class in China and India means more travellers from those markets over the next five years. It also means

Vanuatu revival time

Ready for business after repairs VANUATU is back on line after two major disasters – Category Five Cyclone Pam in 2015 and

The big push North

THE Chinese and Indian markets has been the focus of many Pacific hotels, airlines and travel companies at a tourism exchange on

1 million and counting

Region pushes for more tourists CAUTION – the one word that describes the response of regional tourist destinations to a World Bank

Walk the talk

LAST month Fiji marked the 137th year of the arrival of the first Indian labourers under the indenture system. Just under 61,000

Where was the Pacific?

Conference offers answers but no seats A MODERN day land-based engineering feat which has added 250 metres of the coastline of eight