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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

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

Wednesday, 02/22/17

 

The French Polynesian government says it hopes to sign a comprehensive deal with France, to be known as the Papeete Accord, before President Francois Hollande leaves office. The territory's president Edouard Fritch has told the visiting French overseas minister Ericka Bareigts that teams from both sides have been working for eight months towards finalising the document. ... + continue reading

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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

Opinion

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

Links

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