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Monday, 01/09/17


A hardline congressman says United States president-elect Donald Trump will do everything in his power to halt a refugee deal with Australia. Two months ago, President Barack Obama and the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull agreed to a one-off deal where refugees held by Australia on Nauru and in Papua New Guinea would be resettled in the US. But no... + continue reading

Wednesday, 01/11/17


A commander for an operation to end lawlessness in Papua New Guinea's Hela province says the task is huge and won't be finished quickly. 300 police and military personnel have been deployed to the Highlands province, which is home to the lucrative LNG project, after months of tribal fighting and a build-up of high-powered firearms. Police operations commander,... + continue reading

Monday, 01/09/17


A Solomon Islands veterinarian has been arrested and charged by local police for operating a captive breeding facility for dolphins. The Solomon Star newspaper reports that Baddley Anita was arrested and charged last week under section three of the country's Fisheries Management Act which prohibits dolphin exports. In October last year police and fisheries official... + 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


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Apathy and lack of trust in government is widespread throughout the CNMI. This sentiment is as disturbing as it is troubling. It is easily seen among villagers who had to break...

In Depth

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The U.S. military wants to significantly beef up its presence in the Western Pacific as it pivots to the Asia-Pacific and with an eye on aggressive actions by China and North... + continue reading


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Future joint exercises between Australia and Indonesia are in doubt after an Indonesian officer complained after seeing posters about West Papau at an Australian Special Forces... + continue reading

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For those of us lucky enough to live in Hawaii, this 36th Hawaii International Film Festival is once again showcasing films from New Zealand, Vanuatu, Tahiti and Hawaii.

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