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Wednesday, 02/22/17


The Government has gone ahead with the amalgamation of Telikom PNG, DataCo and bmobile – under Kumul Telikom – despite the strong opposition by a trade union representing the employees. Charles Abel, the Minister for National Planning and acting Minister for Public Enterprise and State Investment, also   confirmed Mahesh Patel as Kumul Telikom’s board... + continue reading

Tuesday, 02/21/17


Lawyers in Australia taking a class action on behalf of Manus Island detainees say the case will determine whether their detention amounts to false imprisonment. The action on behalf of 1,905 men detained by Australia since 2012 on the Papua New Guinean island, is expected to be the largest trial concerning immigration detention in Australian legal history. The three... + 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

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The Supreme Court of the United States has denied a petition of ‘writ of certiorari’ from five American Samoans, who are plaintiffs in the US citizenship case against the federal... + continue reading


Wednesday, 02/15/17 - 0 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