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Monday, 02/20/17


A motion for a Vote of No Confidence in the Prime Minister, Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva was read in the Tongan Parliament this morning, 20 February. After the reading of the Motion the Prime Minister told the House that he would present his response either later this evening or tomorrow morning and he was optimistic that they should be able to make a decision by Wednesday,... + continue reading

Monday, 02/20/17


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has warned the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. that it cannot continue to rely on the federal government for financial support, according to EPA project coordinator John Tinger. Tinger disclosed that CUC submitted an interim financial plan that depends on the federal government funding CUC projects. He described the plan as “... + continue reading

Sunday, 02/19/17


Tonga's Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho, has passed away in an Auckland Hospital at the age of 90 years. The Queen Mother reportedly left Tonga for New Zealand last week. Her grand daughter, Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Mata'aho was reportedly by her side during her passing. Tonga's King Tupou VI is understood to be away visiting the Niuas, a remote... + continue reading

Top Stories

Thursday, 02/23/17 - 0 comment(s)


Former Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin, American Samoa’s longest serving non-voting Delegate to the U.S House of Representatives, passed away around 3:20p. (Utah time)... + continue reading


Wednesday, 02/15/17 - 1 comment(s)


I write this Open Letter to you to share my deep concern about the proposed amendment to Section 3 of Article III of our national constitution. This current provision of our...

News Releases

Monday, 02/20/17 - 0 comment(s)


On Jan. 31, 2017, the Micronesia Conservation Trust or MCT board approved a resolution instructing its Investment Advisor, Raymond James, to disburse $435,362 to the Palau... + continue reading

In Depth

Tuesday, 01/31/17 - 0 comment(s)


Last month, New Zealand-based analyst Jose Sousa-Santos commented on Twitter that “Indonesia’s attempt at buying support from the Pacific region seems to have little to no impact... + continue reading


Wednesday, 02/22/17 - 0 comment(s)


Dr. Craig Santos Perez, a native Chamorro from Guam who is an associate professor in the English department at University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, has become the first... + continue reading

Video & Audio

Tuesday, 02/21/17 - 0 comment(s)


Entering its fifth year with 17 songs from nine countries the Pacific Song Competition (PSC) was a true representation of Asia-Pacific’s diversity of song and culture. ... + continue reading