Feb 27, 2021 Last Updated 4:38 AM, Feb 26, 2021

Who is to blame

Island teams seek answers to World Cup failure THE next four years will determine the future of Pacific rugby following the disastrous exits of Samoa, Fiji and Tonga from the 2015 Rugby World Cup.   Not only did the island teams fail to make the knock out rounds, they also missed out on automatic qualification for…
Last modified on Monday, 02 November 2015 12:16

Report out on deep sea mining

MINING for deep sea mineral deposits is yet to commence anywhere in the world. Pacific Island countries are among the pioneers in this emerging field.   Countries like Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands have already issued exploration licenses within their Exclusive Economic Zones. So far Papua…
Last modified on Thursday, 12 December 2019 03:28

Haven in the Pacific

Lost millions from restricted fishing return with tourists THE Senate passed the Palau National Marine Sanctuary (PNMS) legislation on third and final reading on Oct. 15 with amendments from the House version of the bill incorporated in the Senate version. By a vote of 10-0 Senate Bill 9-30, SD2 also included…
Last modified on Sunday, 01 November 2015 20:25


On the high seas, a fight to save our fish stocks FOR the past few months, Greenpeace’s famous Rainbow Warrior ship has been in Pacific waters to monitor the illegal fishing that is destroying jobs and the environment in the region.   It’s not an easy task. The high seas are vast, and it…
Last modified on Sunday, 01 November 2015 20:27

Pulpit platform for battle

Anglican primate tackles island issue head on WHEN the Archbishop of York passed through the Pacific in August, his visit went relatively unnoticed by the world. Even the local media confined Reverend Dr John Sentamu to Page Two or Three, focusing mainly on his meeting dignitaries and planting mangrove seedlings on Pangaimotu – a Tongan island…
Last modified on Sunday, 01 November 2015 18:32
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