Mar 24, 2017 Last Updated 12:15 AM, Mar 15, 2017

2012 July (35)

The Solomon Islands-RAMSI Partnership has been one of the focal points of an exhibition on peacekeeping and peace-building held at the United Nations in New York in June. The exhibition Partnering for Peace documents the experiences of peacekeepers in Solomon Islands, Bougainville and East Timor over the past two decades. Solomon Islands Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Colin Beck,…
Palau Supreme Court Chief Justice Arthur Ngiraklsong on May 3, ordered the return of over US$130,000 collected by the government from foreign workers. “Judgment is hereby duly entered in favor of the plaintiffs (registered foreigners) and against the defendants (Republic of Palau). The US$25 purported registration fee collected from each of the plaintiffs constitutes an unconstitutional tax. Defendants are ordered…

Sustainable energy for all

But 7m islanders still without power The United Nations General Assembly declared 2012 as the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All), recognising that access to modern, affordable energy services in developing countries is essential for sustainable development. The Pacific has much work to do to achieve this goal. Seven million of the region’s 10 million people still do…
But where to from here? June was a good month for birthdays in Samoa. The main event was the 50th anniversary of independence in Samoa. SPREP joined many others to congratulate the Government and people of Samoa on this wonderful achievement. SPREP also had a birthday for its 20th anniversary of arriving in Samoa in 1992. We celebrated with a…

Dream run for Tahiti

Now in 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) is the smallest and weakest of FIFA’s (Fé- dération Internationale de Football Association) six confederations. It is often associated with low standards of football, illustrated by double figure scorelines and an almost dictatorial dominance by the Australian Socceroos. But with their move to Asia, the role’s now been taken…

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