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Friday, 08/18/17


New Caledonia's budget minister Philippe Dunoyer says he will resign by today to take up his seat in the French National Assembly.

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Friday, 08/18/17


Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga says Congress needs to be aware that American Samoa is a US territory and a valuable platform for a military staging area and frontline defense, given its proximity to the Asian Rim countries.

The governor's comments were made in an Aug. 15th letter to US Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke, a day after US Rep. William ‘Mac’ Thornberry,... + continue reading

Monday, 08/21/17


The legitimacy of a recent by-election in Tuvalu is being disputed, with some opposition MPs saying it should never have happened.

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Top Stories

Tuesday, 08/15/17 - 10 comment(s)


Due to staffing changes and ongoing budgetary challenges at the East-West Center, starting this week PIR will be updated only three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday... + continue reading


Tuesday, 07/25/17 - 0 comment(s)


Just a week and a half after the French Polynesian marae, Taputapuatea on the island of Raiatea, has been ...

News Releases

Tuesday, 08/08/17 - 0 comment(s)


Interior acting Assistant Secretary Nikolao Pula made available two technical assistance grants totaling $467,095 to continue support for the Micronesia Resource Center One Stop... + continue reading

In Depth

Thursday, 07/06/17 - 0 comment(s)

Feelings of “anticipation, excitement” first gripped Papua New Guinea as polling opened last month. Auckland University of Technology doctoral candidate Stephanie Tapungu and her husband... + continue reading


Tuesday, 08/08/17 - 0 comment(s)


The release of transcripts from U.S. President Trump's telephone call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull show, according to NYT Columnist Roger Cohen, "how... + continue reading

Video & Audio

Wednesday, 08/02/17 - 0 comment(s)


To celebrate 50 years of Peace Corps in Samoa, the programme developed a series of legacy videos to share the stories of the impact left behind by volunteers. The first video... + continue reading