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Carteret Island needs K14 million to move 350 families by 2027

For Ursula Rakova of Carteret Islands in Bougainville, the proposed Loss and Damage finance facility agreed to at the global climate talks in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt last week, is ‘too late’ to compensate for more than 15 years of suffering endured by her people. And, she’s not waiting for world leaders to agree on how to operationalise the funding...

15 Pacific Island countries join hands to improve inclusive education

15 Pacific Island countries have launched the new Pacific Regional Inclusive Education Review Wednesday to ensure all children, including those living with disability and out-of-school children, have equal access to quality learning. The Review was designed to advance understanding of the situation of inclusive education in the Pacific, foster cross-country learning and sharing, as well as strengthen partnerships, planning, decision-making...

Youth Parliament speaker: Tonga is sinking

There were strong, sincere statements and lamentations for Tonga, which has been severely hit by climate change. That was how contributions from visiting Commonwealth Youth Parliamentarians flowed in Tuesday’s debate, where Tonga’s representative Kilisitina Moala took the opportunity to deliver a weeping lament that her homeland was sinking. The CYP debate in Parliament on a proposed law for Remote Workplace operations...

Fiji Supervisor of Election anticipates 65 percent voter turnout

Fiji's Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem predicts a roughly 65 percent voter turnout on 14 December. Saneem derived this figure from the number of postal ballot application received by the Fijian Elections Office as of 3pm Wednesday. Saneem said the FEO had estimated to receive around 23, 000 postal ballot applications, but as at 3pm only 9, 017 applications were received. He...

World’s most important tuna stocks face long-term sustainability risk

The long-term sustainability of the world’s most important tuna stocks – those in the Western Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) – will be at risk if governments fail to implement protective management measures. In early December 2022, the 26 member states of the Western Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) will meet for crucial negotiations on harvest strategies, measures that are needed...

OFC Professional League enters next phase

The Oceania Football Confederation Executive Committee has approved plans for the formation of the OFC Professional League, during the OFC Executive Committee meeting in Doha, Qatar on 19 November. A taskforce was formed in 2019 with the sole purpose of determining the viability of a professional league in the Oceania region. Since then, extensive research and analysis has been conducted...

Official says Taiwan won’t compete with China through ‘chequebook diplomacy’

While dead set on keeping engaged with its allies in the Pacific island region, and possibly reconnecting with countries that have switched alliance to China, Taiwan is not inclined to play the communist regime's “chequebook” game, a Taiwanese official said. “Taiwan wins diplomacy with any country not by trying to buy them. We want to win them over by benefiting...

Expert fears minister move indicates PNG cooling on Bougainville independence

An Australian academic believes the Papua New Guinea Government might be preparing to walk away from the idea of independence for Bougainville. By 2027 the autonomous Papua New Guinea region expects to be an independent state, after 97.7 percent of Bougainvilleans backed it in a referendum in 2019. Work has been underway with both governments consulting on the way forward, but...

Buildings damaged and power lost after earthquakes hit Solomon Islands

Buildings were left damaged and widespread power outages reported in the Solomons Island capital, Honiara, after two earthquakes struck just off the south-west coast on Tuesday. The first magnitude 7.0 earthquake briefly triggered a tsunami warning from the United States Geological Survey, but this warning was withdrawn soon after. A second quake, with a magnitude of 6.0, struck nearby 30 minutes...

Rabuka incapable of leading Fijians says FiijiFirst leader Bainimarama

FijiFirst leader Voreqe Bainimarama claims that if The People’s Alliance (PAP) leader Sitiveni Rabuka gets into power, he will take Fiji 100 years back. In a recent interview with Auckland’s Radio Tarana, Bainimarama also claimed that Rabuka would take down everything good in this country. “He has been asked about his track record in the last eight years or last seven...

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