Sunday, August 14, 2022

Many voters to boycott New Caledonia referendum

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By Nic Maclellan Many New Caledonians will go to church this Sunday, or visit family or go fishing, and some of them will also...

Glasgow Climate Change Conference: A Glass Half Empty

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By Ian Fry For many, the Glasgow Climate Change Conference, known as COP26, was a significant disappointment. Much had been promised by the UK...

Bougainville’s quest for nationhood

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Passing the final hurdles As Bougainville marks two years since its historic independence referendum, Pacific leaders must work together to ensure the process does not...

New support from Republic of Korea for Blue Pacific Coastal and Marine Planning

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The Pacific Islands Forum Deputy Secretary General, Filimon Manoni, and Young-kyu Park, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, have Tuesday signed a new project...

Horror at new plan to excavate pristine Fiji reef

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They want to create ‘world class’ surf waves by excavating two channels through coral reef off a pristine Fijian island group. But this Kiwi-led...

Solomon Islands – time to take an Indigenous perspective

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By Damian Mutton and Narelle Wilson Scenes of political unrest have become increasingly common in the Solomon Islands, however current reports of rioting, destruction, and...

WCPFC tuna fishery needs better management: Pew

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By Iliesa Tora The Pew Charitable Trusts has called for better management of the tuna fisheries of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean. In a statement...

Honiara Riots: Local Journalists share stories of harassments

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By Mike Tua Face to face with angry rioters threatening physical attacks, local mainstream and freelance journalists and photographers in the Solomon Islands were confronted...

‘The fear of this vaccine is real’: how Papua New Guinea’s Covid strategy went...

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By Jo Chandler Public confusion and distrust over vaccination have been fuelled by what experts say are crippling failures in authorities’ response to the pandemic In...

COP26 Glasgow Climate Pact – “We didn’t come home empty handed”

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By Opinion by Tagaloa Cooper The odds are always stacked against the Pacific region in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)...

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2022 FORUM ECONOMIC MINISTERS MEETING OUTCOMES

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The 2022 Forum Economic Ministers Meeting (FEMM) was convened on 11-12 August 2022. The meeting was chaired by  Johnny Koanapo Rasou, Minister for Finance...

Relationship between Pacific countries and development partners must be watertight: Vanuatu Finance Minister

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By Pita Ligaiula in Port Vila The geo-strategic competition intensifying in the Pacific region requires a reset in relationships that does not jeopardise diplomatic...

Vanuatu releases a world leading NDC to the Climate Change Paris Agreement

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Vanuatu, one of the world’s most climate vulnerable countries, has today submitted one of the world’s most ambitious nationally determined contribution (NDC) commitments to...