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Monday, 09/18/17


Bombers from Andersen Air Force Base joined other military aircraft from the U.S., Japan and South Korea in a show of force that included a bombing drill with live ammunition over the Korean peninsula Monday.

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Wednesday, 09/13/17


 American Samoa cannery StarKist Samoa is to make upgrades to reduce pollution and improve safety. The company and its parent, Starkist Co, have reached a deal with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Monday, 09/11/17


Nauru has restated that it may waive its $US6000 visa application fee for journalists when it hosts next year's Pacific Islands Forum summit.


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Tuesday, 08/15/17 - 16 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 ...

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