Palau receives Ancestral remains in repatriation ceremony 

In a ceremony on 25 March the University of Göttingen and the State Ethnographic Collections of Saxony in Germany repatriated human remains of 10 individuals to Palau.  The remains originated from the Hamburg South

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Fishermen Sound Alarm: US Government Policies Threaten Way of Life in US Pacific Islands

“We are affected by decisions today—we lose our fishery, culture, way of life.” HONOLULU (22 March 2024) Amidst mounting concerns and resounding frustration, the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council

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U.S. passes deal to fund Pacific Islands pacts after delays

The U.S. Congress has passed legislation that will fund key U.S. agreements with Pacific Island nations, in an outcome that will spark relief across the Indo-Pacific after previous delays undermined efforts to counter

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Study finds Pacific accounts for nine of the 10 most obese countries in the world, Cook Islands grapples with highest childhood obesity rates in the world

Study finds Pacific accounts for nine of the 10 most obese countries in the world New analysis published in the Lancet has found that Pacific island countries account for nine out of 10 of the top countries in the world

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Pacific Islands nations should consider debt-for-nature deals to lower borrowing costs, IMF says

Pacific Islands nations most at risk from rising seas should consider novel debt-for-nature deals as high debt levels across the region make traditional loans unsustainable, a senior International Monetary Fund official

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Pacific Islands push for more university students in Australia

Going to university in Australia could become simpler for Pacific Islanders if they are considered domestic students. The high commissioner for Samoa, Hinauri Petana, told federal politicians the crippling cost of

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Japan to host Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting in July; plans to offer Climate support, counter China’s Influence

The Japanese government has begun final arrangements to host the Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM) in mid-July, inviting the leaders of all 18 Pacific Island Forum (PIF) members to Tokyo.   At the summit, Japan

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U.S. Air Force plans to host 12 Singapore fighter jets on Guam

The U.S. Department of Air Force is proposing the beddown of up to a dozen Singapore Air Force F-15 fighter jets, which forms part of a 2019 agreement with the Asian ally to establish a permanent training detachment at

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Finding ways to enhance the quality of economic data for the Pacific Islands

Professor Saten Kumar, of Fijian-Indian descent, grew up in the village of Natadola in the province of Sigatoka, before moving to Nadi to attend high school. After graduating with a Bachelor of Education (Economics), a

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Guiding tourism in the Pacific Islands

Tourism to the Pacific Islands stopped dead in the water during the pandemic. With visitors now returning, AUT is helping destinations make better decisions on building back. The University’s New Zealand Tourism

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Pacific’s largest literacy and numeracy assessment identifies room for further improvement

It has been a busy cycle for those involved in the 2021 Pacific Islands Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (PILNA) administration work. In spite of the drastic impacts brought forward by the COVID-19 pandemic and adverse

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Full text: Declaration on U.S.- Pacific partnership

Full text of U.S.-Pacific summit: We—the governments of Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa,

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