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Jun 08,2016, Mar-Vic Cagurangan

Cultural survival and revival

2016 June

Cultural survival and revival

“YOU can’t buy any of the materials you’ll find in these necklaces,” says Chonj Floryn...

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Jun 08,2016, Mar-Vic Cagurangan

Sex scandal rocks church

2016 June

Sex scandal rocks church

Altar boy claims mirror film script SURROUNDED by family, friends and supporters, Roy Taitague Quintanilla, 5...

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Jun 08,2016, Scott Waide

O’Neill survives for now

2016 June

O’Neill survives for now

Financial woes, legal wrangles, public protests mount against PNG leader IT has been a turbulent month in Pap...

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Jun 08,2016, Nic Maclellan

Australia’s elections and the Pacific

2016 June

Australia’s elections  and the Pacific

AUSTRALIAN voters go to the polls on 2 July, after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called a double dissolution...

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Jun 08,2016, Arthur McCutChan

Restraint in the face of China

2016 June

Restraint in the face of China

NEW Zealand has been quite restrained in how it has publicly approached the issue of China’s provocative...

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Jun 08,2016, Samisoni Paret

Tuvalu court jails former PM

2016 June

Tuvalu court jails former PM

Japan, Taiwan interests named in abuse of office trial FOR the first time in Tuvalu’s 38 years as an in...

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May 12,2016, TUIFA’ASISINA PETER REES

Tribute to godfather of Pacific music Sounds of Sevesi

2016 May

Tribute to godfather of Pacific music Sounds of Sevesi

SEVEN months after becoming the first Tongan to be inducted into New Zealand Music’s Hall of Fame, Wilfr...

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May 12,2016, Sam Vulum

O’Neill survives impingement bid

2016 May

O’Neill survives impingement bid

THE long-running corruption saga engulfing the Papua New Guinea’s leadership came to a head in April whe...

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May 12,2016, Netani Rika

David stands against Goliath; Palau’s single patrol boat defends the…

2016 May

David stands against Goliath; Palau’s single patrol boat defends the region

IN the far west of the northern Pacific, a single patrol boat stands against the waves of Distant Water Fishin...

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May 12,2016, Arthur McCutChan

The tussle for power; China’s intentions in the Pacific cause…

2016 May

The tussle for power; China’s intentions in the Pacific cause unease

CHINA’S land reclamation in the South China Sea may be tapering off for now but the implications of its ...

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May 12,2016, Samisoni Pareti

Pohiva runs foul of free press

2016 May

Pohiva runs foul of free press

TONGA’S veteran democracy campaigner now Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva has run foul of a key corn...

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May 12,2016, Netani Rika

Down Memory Lane; History emerges in Fiji novel

2016 May

Down Memory Lane; History emerges in Fiji novel

FIJI changed forever when the then Lieutenant-Colonel Sitiveni Rabuka walked into Parliament on May 14, 1987 a...

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May 11, 2016, Steve Menzies

FANTASY ISLANDS; Once polluted, unusable space is now Tuvalu’s future.

2016 April

FANTASY ISLANDS; Once polluted, unusable space is now Tuvalu’s future.

IN the South China Sea, the Chinese Government has now built up a string of artificial islands that are robust...

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May 11, 2016, Bob Makin

Tropical paradise ready to inherit

2016 April

Tropical paradise ready to inherit

ESPIRITU Santo, Vanuatu’s northernmost “big island”, and its people, stand ready to benefit ...

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May 11, 2016, Dennis Rounds

Road to recovery: Fiji growth forecast in the wake of…

2016 April

Road to recovery: Fiji growth forecast in the wake of Winston

THE Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) expects economic growth for the rest of this year to be driven by significant p...

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May 11, 2016, Dennis Rounds

Digicel acquires Sky Pacific - with restrictions

2016 April

Digicel acquires Sky Pacific - with restrictions

TELECOMMUNICATIONS giant Digicel has acquired ownership and direct control of the region’s largest satel...

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May 11, 2016, Jason Brown

Small islands BIG secrets

2016 April

Small islands BIG secrets

Leaked documents reveal billions in bribes, tax dodging TEN different Pacific Island states have been li...

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May 11, 2016, Jason Brown

US’ ‘corrosive influence’ on the Pacific

2016 April

US’ ‘corrosive influence’ on the Pacific

Clinton emails show disquiet over US corruption, incompetence CORRUPTION, neocolonialism and incompetence. Th...

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Mar 21, 2016, Iva Tora

Ramrakha, a son of Fiji

2016 March

Ramrakha, a son of Fiji

Former Fiji politician KC Ramrakha, ran foul of the Indiandominated National Federation Party during the facti...

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Mar 21, 2016, Netani Rika

Will PACER Plus go ahead without largest economy?

2016 March

Will PACER Plus go ahead without largest economy?

PNG key to trade deal THE big question after PACER Plus talks in Brisbane this month will be simple – D...

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Mar 21, 2016, Netani Rika

US, Pacific clash over ocean riches

2016 March

US, Pacific clash  over ocean riches

It’s TUNA stocktake time ON the docks of San Diego, Pacific fishing crews stand idle, their millio...

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Mar 21, 2016, Sam Vulum

PNG Tourism seeks a boom

2016 March

PNG Tourism seeks a boom

PAPUA New Guinea’s usually underrated tourism sector is for the first time seeing a strenuous commitment...

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Mar 21, 2016, Nic Maclellan

A tale of two presidents

2016 March

A tale of two presidents

After decades of campaigning for independence in French Polynesia, Oscar Manutahi Temaru has announced he will...

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Mar 21, 2016, Priestly Habru

Sogavare accused of paying militants to stay in power

2016 March

Sogavare accused of paying militants to stay in power

ANY minister of backbenchers who wish to desert Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in late 2015 would be forcefu...

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Feb 16, 2016, IVA TORA

BACK IN TIME

2016 February

BACK IN TIME

Former Fiji politician KC Ramrakha, ran foul of the Indian-dominated National Federation Party during the fact...

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Feb 16, 2016, Giff Johnson

TREATY CRISIS

2016 February

TREATY CRISIS

Boats, payments in limbo THE U.S. government officially announced in mid-January that it is pulling out of th...

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Feb 16, 2016, Sam Vulum

Scars of Bougainville

2016 February

Scars of Bougainville

WITH the looming referendum and the future of the Bougainville copper mine hanging in the loop, Prime Minister...

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Feb 16, 2016, Anish Chand

MINING High risk, controversial business

2016 February

MINING High risk, controversial business

On Viti Levu, the areas marked with shaded red are all prospective mining areas where 55 companies are current...

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Feb 16, 2016, UNDP

Reviving the coffee industry on Tanna Island

2016 February

Reviving the coffee industry on Tanna Island

Coffee is one of the main sources of livelihood for the people of Tanna Island. Home to one of the Pacific&rsq...

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Feb 16, 2016, Samisoni Pareti

Doubts over PACER Plus

2016 February

Doubts over PACER Plus

Trade adviser defends agreement “THERE is no reason to doubt the sincerity of Australia and New Zealand...

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Jan 06,2016 Samisoni Pareti

Gulf in women, men wages

2016 January

Gulf in women, men wages

UN HDI Report reveals status of gender disparities in Pacific PACIFIC island nations still have a lot of work...

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Jan 06,2016 Dennis Rounds, Netani Rika and Samisoni Pareti

Focus on tourist arrivals

2016 January

Focus on tourist arrivals

WITH visitor arrivals up 6.1 per cent in the first three quarters of 2015, Samoa will increase momentum in the...

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Jan 06,2016 Dennis Rounds, Netani Rika and Samisoni Pareti

Development and consolidation crucial for Sopoaga

2016 January

Development and consolidation crucial  for Sopoaga

AFTER the 2015 general elections returned him to power, Enele Sopoaga is expected to spend the year pursuing d...

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Jan 06,2016 Dennis Rounds, Netani Rika and Samisoni Pareti

Small kingdom, BIG risk

2016 January

Small kingdom, BIG risk

WITH an extremely thin export base, Tonga’s economy is heavily reliant on agriculture and fisheries. Exp...

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Jan 06,2016 Dennis Rounds, Netani Rika and Samisoni Pareti

Tuna vital to Cook Islands future

2016 January

Tuna vital to Cook Islands future

EXPECT tuna to be the main focus as the Cook Islands Government of Henry Puna seeks to consolidate support fro...

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Jan 06,2016 Dennis Rounds, Netani Rika and Samisoni Pareti

Slow growth expected

2016 January

Slow growth expected

NAURU’S economic growth is expected to slow down this year with the country heavily reliant on revenue d...

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Dec 18, 2015, TUIFA’ASISINA PETER REES

BEST OF 2015

2015 December

BEST OF 2015

The Rugby World Cup, Netball World Champs, World Sevens Series and the 15th Pacific Games dominated the sporti...

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Dec 18, 2015, Netani Rika

What the Pacific means to China

2015 December

What the Pacific means to China

TUNA is not China’s only interest in the region. With mining and timber resources in Papua New Guinea, t...

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Dec 18, 2015, Netani Rika

A bull in the China shop

2015 December

A bull in the China shop

Spain and China: Rising threats to regional tuna stocks THE harbour in Suva’s capital is dotted with bo...

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Dec 18, 2015, Editor

WEST PAPUA Activists fight on

2015 December

WEST PAPUA Activists fight on

ONE year from now the People of Papua will mark the 50th anniversary of their independence from the Dutch and ...

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Dec 18, 2015, Bernadette Carreon

Safe no more

2015 December

Safe no more

ON Oct. 11, Palau was shocked after a 37-year old government employee was found dead on the street in the capi...

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Dec 18, 2015, Giff Johnson

Vote for change

2015 December

Vote for change

MAJURO — The lead up to the 2015 national election in the Marshall Islands on November 16 featured few p...

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THE Solomon Islands’ decision to selectively arm members of its police force must be a ma...

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Kiribati looks to expand WITH limited freight space and a growing fresh tuna industry, Kiribat...

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Islands need to exploit resource to be key driver of economic growth THE World Bank has j...

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