Disruptions to global shipping: regional impacts

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Written by Rachel Richardson, Rob Hitchins Global attention focused on shipping in March, as container ship Ever Given blocked the Suez Canal, disrupting movements...

Death at sea: the fisheries inspectors who never came home

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By Bernadette Carreon In his last email to his family, Eritara Aati Kaierua told them he loved them and apologised for not being in...

Bougainville independence: Pressure for PNG agreement builds

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Setting goals for independence by 2025, UN membership and a sustainable economy signal Bougainville’s resolve By Anthony Regan The second constitutionally mandated post-referendum consultations between Papua...

The mice that roared: how eight tiny countries took on foreign fishing fleets

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By Christopher Pala It has been described as “the most remarkable achievement of the Pacific island countries in the last 50 years”. In 1982, eight,...

Violence against women in Pacific politics

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Written by Ancuta Hansen As with their sisters around the world, many women in the Pacific Islands are victims of violence. While much of...

SPREP to celebrate 28 years with an Open Day on 16 June

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The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) will open its doors to the public on 16 June in celebration of the day...

COVID-19 made deep-sea mining more tempting for some Pacific islands – this could be...

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by Sue Farran While most Pacific islands have escaped the worst of COVID-19, a cornerstone of their economies, tourism, has taken a big hit....

The Trump of Samoa

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By Oliver Hasenkamp For decades, Samoa was seen as the most politically stable country in the Pacific. Tuila’epa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi served as prime minister...

‘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...

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