AI is being used to save pygmy seahorses and whale sharks in Papua New Guinea’s Coral Triangle

The Coral Triangle spans six countries – Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, the Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea – and is home to 6,000 coral reef fish species. The region provides food and

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Solomon Islands election counting complete, as negotiation process to find a prime minister kicks off, Sogavare says he runs security amid tense wait for new government

An intense period of political horse-trading is underway in Solomon Islands after no political party won enough seats in last week’s election to form government on its own.  In what one expert labelled an

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Trade Mark Cautionary Notice for SUPER DRY Label in Colour in Micronesia, Palau and the Marshall Islands

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Movers and Shakers

Ewen McDonald is Australia's inaugural Special Envoy for the Pacific and Regional Affairs and the next High Commissioner to Fiji. Foreign Minister Penny Wong said the role reflects the Albanese Government's commitment

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Nations fight to be called climate vulnerable in IPCC report

Government negotiators fought bitterly last week over which groups and regions are defined as particularly vulnerable to climate change in the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). 

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Opinion: No opposition to the Mariana Trench’s national sanctuary nomination but……

By Bea Cabrera Its mystery is a source of fascination for marine explorers, researchers and oceanographers. Filmmaker James Cameron was drawn into the Mariana Trench, located in the western Pacific Ocean about 124 miles

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Comment: Overcoming shocks to create a more resilient, inclusive future for Fiji

Fiji recorded its strongest post-independence period of economic growth in the decade before COVID-19, underpinned by rising productivity and investment, political stability, and a booming tourism industry. While the

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PTI Australia delivers record Pacific investment deals

Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) Australia has recorded more than AUD$27 million (US$12 million) in export deals and a 17 investment deals facilitated in the region, despite the challenging pandemic environment. The Pacific

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In our March issue

This month’s cover package on the future of work looks at global trends post-pandemic and how they might apply to the Pacific. We hear from the founders of Greenhouse Coworking and consultants such as Mere Tuivuniwai

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Wallis and Futuna elects new assembly president

Wallis and Futuna has a new Assembly President, Munipoese Muli’aka’aka. As the only candidate for the role, Muli’aka’aka was elected unanimously by the 20 member assembly. Previous assembly

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Brisbane set to host 2032 Olympics

In a move that would prove a big boost to Pacific Islands athletes, Brisbane is set to be awarded the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games next month after clearing the penultimate hurdle in the International Olympic

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