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Sunday, 08/14/16


The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council has agreed to ask the United States government to address a range of concerns about a proposal to expand Hawaii's protected waters.

The government plans to expand the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in Hawaii five-fold, which would prohibit fishing in two-thirds of the US Exclusive Economic Zone.... + continue reading

Monday, 08/08/16


Papua New Guinea does not need an independent bilateral arrangement with Australia and New Zealand to achieve its trade goals. This is according to the Chief Trade Advisor to Pacific Island Countries on the regional free trade agreement PACER PLUS.

The comment was in response to statements from PNG's Trade Minister Richard Maru to his Australian counterpart... + continue reading

Wednesday, 08/24/16


The ASG Employees Retirement Fund is doing well and its most current portfolio is valued at $185 million-plus, says Retirement Fund Office executive director Talia Fa’afetai Iaulualo, who points out that Fund investment in international markets has been withdrawn and now invests only in the US market. Talia was testifying Monday before the Senate Budget Committee, who’s... + continue reading

Top Stories

Tuesday, 07/12/16 - 0 comment(s)


Speaker Theodore Zurenuoc has been given five days by a three-man Supreme Court bench to recall Parliament and deal with the existing notice of a motion of no-confidence in... + continue reading


Wednesday, 07/06/16 - 1 comment(s)


On the 2 July 1998, the West Papuan Morning Star flag was raised on top of a water tower near the harbour in Biak. Up to 75 people gathered beneath it singing songs and...

News Releases

Monday, 08/15/16 - 0 comment(s)


The Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) is taking a bold step towards designing a policy framework that will see traditional governance an integral part of the... + continue reading

In Depth

Tuesday, 06/21/16 - 1 comment(s)


Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama used what would normally have been a bland official speech in Suva earlier this month to bluntly air continuing grievances over the... + continue reading

Video & Audio

Monday, 07/18/16 - 0 comment(s)


60 Minutes Australia: If you're thinking of holidaying in Samoa, you'd be wise to think again. The brochures show an idyllic South Pacific paradise and... + continue reading