Aug 21, 2018 Last Updated 11:38 PM, Aug 13, 2018
President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Dr Hilda Heine is the first woman to head an independent Pacific Island state. Dr Heine’s journey into the Pacific’s history books was not easy. At home she is a trendsetter being the first Marshallese to graduate with a doctoral degree. She…

Media freedom under attack

WITH the trial of three newspaper executives underway in Fiji in May on charges of sedition, the assault of a newspaper journalist in Papua New Guinea, the removal of the general manager and her news manager at the Tonga Broadcasting Commission and the re-introduction of libel laws in Samoa, press…

Tuvalu ain’t sinking

REMOTE island nations in the Pacific and Indian Oceans have for many years been considered extremely vulnerable to the effects of climate change and, in particular, rising sea levels. However, new research by the University of Plymouth and University of Auckland is seeking to demonstrate that islands formed on coral…
RELENTLESS tuna politics failed to deflate confidence within the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) camp following strong opposition from the International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF) to its recertification under the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) eco-label. In what was generally seen by PNA as “commercially motivated,” the IPNLF objection…
WEATHER forecasting is a huge challenge and at most times mixed with complications. The former Director of the Fiji Metrological Services, Rajendra Prasad said forecasters try their best to lock in the correct report by looking at weather model predictions. But these models are not often accurate enough. “It should…
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