May 25, 2019 Last Updated 5:29 AM, May 24, 2019

‘At the dawn of a new day’

FLNKS Congress calls for “full sovereignty” AS New Caledonia’s FLNKS independence movement met in congress last month near the northern town of Poum, the theme highlighted the importance of the coming year: “Yet Tim Men Ta Yabwat” (At the dawn of a new day). After decades of campaigning, a decision…
Last modified on Thursday, 08 March 2018 09:57

The new Aussie assertiveness

A diplomatic spat between Beijing and Canberra has highlighted the Turnbull government’s new assertiveness in the Pacific islands as it pushes back against the growing regional influence of “nontraditional” development partners. Earlier this year, Australia’s Minister for International Cooperation and Pacific Affairs Concetta Fierravanti-Wells made headlines when she criticised Chinese…
Last modified on Thursday, 08 March 2018 09:57
IB’s Status of Women in the Pacific Report As the world celebrates International Women’s Day on 8th March, at least two Pacific countries have not ratified the popular instrument dedicated to eliminate any form of discrimination against women- CEDAW. Palau and Tonga out of the seven countries globally have yet…
WOMEN including girls in the Pacific still got some way to go to improving their status in the islands although a lot of gains have been achieved especially in the area of education and health for some of the countries and territories in the region. In education for example, girls…

Plans to address HIV-AIDS stigma

AT least 747 new cases of people living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) have been diagnosed in Fiji since February last year. Jokapeci Tuberi, Regional Coordinator for HIV Stigma Index of the Fiji Network of People Living with HIV (FJN+1) says the number is expected to increase once the…
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