Saturday, December 4, 2021

New Zealand: No longer Australia’s Pacific security partner?

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Wellington has appeared slow to respond to a crisis in Solomon Islands where once it would have been a regional leader. By Robert Ayson The prophecy...

PCRIC seals partnership with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

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The Pacific Catastrophe Risk Insurance Company (PCRIC) signed an MOU with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) regarding institutional cooperation to promote capacity building...

Tonga’s drug crisis: Why a tiny Pacific island is struggling with a meth epidemic

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Spike in drug use has caused problems across Tongan society, with arrests doubling in two years and children severely affected By Joshua Mcdonald After more than...

‘Declaration of war’: Pacific islands blast COP26 pledges

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Nations most vulnerable to climate change say rich world must step up, meet goal to limit temperature rise to 1.5C. By Catherine Wilson The United Nations...

Australia’s early intervention can help Solomon Islands but the roots of the conflict run...

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By Mihai Sora Honiara has awoken to a calmer scene but tension lingers as quelling the violent protests has not resolved their underlying causes Unresolved tensions...

Honiara as the smoke subsides

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The riots in Solomon Islands this week follow a pattern of past unrest – yet with important symbolic differences, too. By Anouk Ride This morning the...

Role of Culture and religion in influencing positive Environmental behaviours explored

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The role of traditional and cultural practices and religion in influencing positive environmental behaviours amongst Pacific Island communities was discussed during the sixth day...

Solomon Islands’ slippery slide to self-implosion

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By Transform Aqorau The riots in Honiara Wednesday, disturbing the city’s normally quiet atmosphere, were unexpected but not surprising. Someone made reference to a possible...

Pacific leaders join call for delay in New Caledonia referendum

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By Nic Maclellan In a significant intervention, former Pacific Island presidents, prime ministers and senior officials have written to French President Emmanuel Macron, urging him...

Is Corruption a serious problem in the Pacific?

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A recent report illustrates that the people of the Pacific believe corruption is a massive problem for both them and their governments Is the Pacific...

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First case of COVID-19 in Cook Islands

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Prime Minister Mark Brown has announced that the Cook Islands has it’s first positive case of COVID-19. A passenger on Thursday repatriation flight who tested...

Angola reaffirms commitment to host OACPS Summit in 2022

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The head of Angolan diplomacy, Téte António has reaffirmed his country’s commitment to host the 10th summit of Heads of State and Government of...

Post-election government formation in Tonga stretches out

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  It will now be the third week of December at the earliest before Tongans find out who their new leader will be. Voters went to...