Wednesday, October 5, 2022

‘They failed us’: how mining and logging devastated a Pacific island in a decade

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By Mike Puiai There is perhaps nowhere in the Pacific where the costs of extractive industries are as heartbreakingly clear as Rennell Island. The island,...

Word Baskets and Witness Bearing: A Talk Story with Julian Aguon and Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner

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For Pacific writers Julian Aguon and Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner, art and activism are inseparable. But while creative expression can be an act of resistance in...

If it’s safe, dump it in Tokyo. We in the Pacific don’t want Japan’s...

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By Joey Tau and Talei Luscia Mangioni Earlier this month, the Japanese government announced plans to discharge 1m tonnes of radioactive wastewater accruing since the...
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Regional solidarity way forward for the Pacific

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In the true Pacific way, Fijian Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama has called on fellow Pacific Leaders to strengthen ties and have greater understanding...
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Samoa election 2021

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By Nanai Anae Dr. Iati Iati STANDFIRST Can you remember the last time Samoa had a formidable political opposition? It has been a while, and...
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The Pacific food revolution will be televised

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By Mark Peter Notaras It was a great surprise and honour that Gordon Peake approached us to be the guinea pigs/first interviewees for Devpol’s...
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Pacific Way(s) and regionalism

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by Tarcisius Kabutaulaka The tumultuous dispute over the selection of the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), which led to Micronesian countries deciding...
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PM Sogavare leads by example – and gets the first COVID-19 vaccine

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Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was the first in line to be vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine in Honiara, Wednesday, 24 March 2020. https://twitter.com/ginakekea/status/1374541645098541059?s=20 He becomes...
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Australia announces additional $15m for cyclone recovery in Fiji

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School children in cyclone affected areas will benefit from an additional F$15 million package of support that was announced today by Australian High Commissioner...

Pacific Aviation Safety Office to focus on Pacific regional cooperation and operational stability

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Fostering Pacific regional cooperation and organisational operational stability are the focus for the Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) over the next twelve months to...

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Solomon Islands unhappy with indirect China references in draft agreement with Washington, insists it...

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Solomon Islands foreign minister Jeremiah Manele said veiled references to China in an American-led Pacific declaration were one of the reasons his country was...

UN chief: Countries bound for COP27 must make climate action ‘the top global priority’

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As government representatives begin the finalise the agenda for the COP27 climate change conference in Egypt next month, for pre-COP planning in the Democratic...

Samoan Passengers forced to sleep on cold floor at Auckland Airport for hours

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More than 100 passengers - including elderly and young children - were forced to sit and sleep on the ground of a cold corridor...