Keep 1.5 alive, it’s our red line, Samoa as AOSIS Chair at COP28 preparatory meeting

As thousands of delegates descend upon Dubai, UAE, for the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP28), Samoa as the Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States

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Islands Business kicks off Pacific Games preview

Less than a month away from the SOL23 Pacific Games, Islands Business takes a closer look at some of the athletes that will be representing their island home countries. The Solomons capital, Honiara, is the epicenter of

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Fall of a Fijian trafficker exposes previous government’s blind eye to meth

The imprisonment of a prominent Fijian businessman on drug charges is just one sign of the Pacific island country’s increasing role as an international trafficking hub.    Key Findings: Until recently, Aiyaz

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Tuvalu, Kiribati climate migrants ‘need immigration pathway’

Immigration reforms are urgently needed to create a pathway for climate migration to Aotearoa New Zealand from the low-lying atoll countries of Tuvalu and Kiribati, a researcher says. “There are currently no formal

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Fiji make compelling case for a place among rugby’s elite

Fiji’s convincing victory over the two-times world champions Wallabies on Sunday was the first big upset of the World Cup and further enhanced the case for the Pacific islanders to have a place at rugby’s

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Opinion: ‘Strategic Manipulation’

Was it a faux pas? Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General, Henry Puna has referred to the United States’ return to the region after 10 years of neglect with “the proliferation of regional strategies and

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Hainan Airlines to start flying next month to Samoa

A Chinese Airline based in Haikou, Hainan Airlines is expected to recommence its services next month as Samoa’s Civil Aviation Division is finalising the application from the airline to continue direct flights to

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Yoyo Tuki: Proud cultural ambassador of Rapa Nui

Easter Island or Rapa Nui—which lies 3700km from Chile to the east and 4000 from Tahiti to the west—is famous for its ancestral sculptors who created the ancient colossal Moai stone statues. Their progeny, Jorge

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The Pacific’s nursing crisis

‘An unprecedented shortage’ Pacific Heads of Health have heard that the shortage of skilled nurses in the region is “unprecedented and poses a threat to the stability, accessibility and quality of

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