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

Hear our pleas

Peter O’Neil, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea assumes the chairmanship of the sub-regional bloc the Melanesian Spearhead Group this month when he hosts the long delayed summit of MSG leaders in Port Moresby. He takes over from his next-door neighbour, Rick Houenipwela, Prime Minister of Solomon islands, although bulk…

We say

It is hard to believe that in a region surrounded by sea, legislation has not been created, or enforced if they exist to ensure greater protection for those who travel between the islands. THE sinking of the Kiribati inter-island carrier, Buti Raoi, will go down in history as one of…

Whispers

Climate Not Ready From climate ready to climate not so ready is what has happened with the whisper that the American Government’s US$24 million climate change related programme in the region being told to close shop not even one year after it opened. Marching orders came reportedly from none other than…
Beijing, CHINA - China has lashed out at Australia’s criticism of its foreign aid to the Pacific while Pacific Island countries have spoken in China’s defensestating the country has heavily assisted the Pacific region. Speaking to journalists in Beijing, Foreign Ministry spokesman, Lu Kang said Australia’s accusations against China was…
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Fiji unions triumph

Court favours airport workers’ plight A bitter row between the management of Fiji’s Air Terminal Services (ATS) and its employees who were locked out of work for 35 days including Christmas and New Year ended last month with the court’s sympathy towards the workers. The Employment Relations Tribunal presided by…
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