May 09, 2021 Last Updated 7:04 AM, May 7, 2021

Cultural survival and revival

“YOU can’t buy any of the materials you’ll find in these necklaces,” says Chonj Floryne, a jewellery artist from Tahiti, who creates native accessories from coconut fibre, seashells and black pearls. Inspired by a 500-year- old jewellerymaking tradition, the process involves a series of labourious steps, which include collecting dried…

Proceed with caution

THE Solomon Islands’ decision to selectively arm members of its police force must be a matter for extreme concern. For it points to the need for protection of the public and the government from the threat of armed elements within society. While the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands…

Eyes on the skies

Kiribati looks to expand WITH limited freight space and a growing fresh tuna industry, Kiribati has been forced to look at fleet expansion and a return to international flights. Aviation industry insiders point to the possibility of a purchase this year of an Airbus A320 aircraft by Air Kiribati which…

World Bank eyes our tuna

Islands need to exploit resource to be key driver of economic growth THE World Bank has just released a futuristic report on the tuna fishery of the Pacific Islands, only confirming what owners of the tuna stock in the islands have been harping about in the recent past. Authored by American…
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From banking to life saving

The woman behind Guam’s first private hospital FOR many years, Guam depended on the government-run Guam Memorial Hospital for medical care. But due to limited services offered at the problematic public hospital, several Guam patients had to seek medical treatment in off-island institutions. The health care landscape changed when the privatelyowned…
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