Movers & Shakers

Bishops speak on Papua CATHOLIC bishops from across the Pacific region have declared support for West Papua to have a greater international

Proceed with caution

THE inclusion of New Caledonia and French Polynesia in the Pacific Islands Forum raises some interesting questions for regional relationships and independence.

North Pacific opens

New Guinea’s bird spreads its wings TRAVEL to the Northern Pacific has opened further with new schedules released by Air Niugini. Beginning

Beyond a culture of silence

THE apparent absence of debate, particularly among the Taukei, is attributed by commentators to ‘a culture of silence’. Open, vigorous public discourse

Lessons learnt from Winston

“THE fluttering of the tent in the wind just takes me back to that night,” said Eta Tuvuki, 37-year-old single mum. Her

Detentions widen political gulf

RECENT events in Fiji point to a widening gulf that has developed between Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s Fiji First Party- led government

Turf wars

SPC may need to absorb SPREP, says study REDIFINING and differentiating mandates could be the way out to resolving overlapping and the so

Kava legacy tested

AS a country with many more cultivars of what the region generally knows as kava, Vanuatu is pleased to have scientists of

Long way to go for Pacer Plus

Forum leaders fail to resolve trade dispute THE Forum leaders meeting in Pohnpei could not resolve ongoing disputes over the PACER-Plus trade

Mining madness

Namosi gold and copper mine exploration with a flawed plan THE same mine plan and the flaws in it that prompted the halt