Sep 25, 2018 Last Updated 10:47 AM, Sep 24, 2018

Cabling the Pacific

Fast, reliable and affordable Internet has quickly become such an essential part of our lives these days that to imagine a world without broadband Internet connection is almost as unimaginable as life without oxygen. Indeed it wasn’t too long ago that only a few people in the Pacific knew what the Internet really was while a majority…
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For four years, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, has been taking governments across the world to task, exposing human rights violations and robustly advocating for the rights of victims. His appointment by the Secretary-General back in 2014 was a landmark: he became the first Asian, Muslim…
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The acquisition of land on a large scale by ‘new’ Chinese in the Pacific region could potentially be a trigger for instability in the future, a new report has suggested. Authored by Dr. Stewart Firth, a Research Fellow at the Australia National University’s Department of Pacific Affairs, College of Asia and the Pacific, the report is titled: ‘Instability…
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CLOSE to a year after COP23 in Bonn and the Pacific-led talks on climate change, atoll communities are no closer to a solution to the danger posed by rising sea levels. According to the United States Geological Survey most atolls will be uninhabitable by 2030. If that is true in…
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As New Caledonia moves closer to a referendum on self-determination on 4 November, Kanak leader Daniel Goa has been touring the Pacific, seeking regional support to monitor the decolonisation process. At the end of a week-long visit to Australia in July, Goa told Islands Business: “We look to Australia, New Zealand,…
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Guide to the 49th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting – Nauru 2018

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