The Region in BRIEF

Tuna Day THE Parties to the Nauru Agreement and the Pacific Small Islands Developing States celebrated World Tuna day at the United

World Bank eyes our tuna

Islands need to exploit resource to be key driver of economic growth THE World Bank has just released a futuristic report on the

No pain, no gain for Hayne

Hard yards to go ahead of Rio for Fijian code hopper THE barrage of negative publicity when Jarryd Hayne chose to join the

Eyes on the skies

Kiribati looks to expand WITH limited freight space and a growing fresh tuna industry, Kiribati has been forced to look at fleet

Guns for cops

AFTER RAMSI Provinces support armed forces WHEN Solomon Islands police officers walk onto Honiara’s streets with pistols, they will become the first

Proceed with caution

THE Solomon Islands’ decision to selectively arm members of its police force must be a matter for extreme concern. For it points

Indonesia makes tactical move

West Papua human rights abuses continue JAKARTA’S diplomacy in the region is a sight to behold. With the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia’s independence

Cultural survival and revival

“YOU can’t buy any of the materials you’ll find in these necklaces,” says Chonj Floryne, a jewellery artist from Tahiti, who creates

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