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Tuesday, 03/21/17


Governor Ralph D.L.G. Torres and U.S. Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan have asked Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly to “intensify” the review of all CNMI-only transitional worker permit applications to help the commonwealth address the “hoarding” of CW permits. In an interview on Tuesday, Torres said he wanted to emphasize the... + continue reading

Monday, 03/20/17


Asylum seekers at the regional processing centre on Manus are now receiving meals through a square hole in a fence after a riot broke out at a mess on Saturday night. Kurdish-Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani said a fight between asylum seekers and security guards erupted at the mess located in the Mike Compound after a fence was placed for asylum seekers to queue up.... + continue reading

Monday, 03/20/17


Several federally funded programs that US President Donald J. Trump, is proposing to defund or reduce for the new fiscal year 2018 — which commences Oct. 1, 2017 — will impact American Samoa. Among the ASG entities expected to be impacted are the Territorial Energy Office (TEO), which is 100% federally funded, the Environmental Protection Agency and the local Commerce... + 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


Monday, 03/13/17 - 0 comment(s)


I can tell you what the Australian Government is going to do about the refugees on Manus Island who won't be resettled in the United States. Nothing. There are potentially...

News Releases

Wednesday, 03/22/17 - 0 comment(s)


The Minister of Finance and Treasury, Hon Snyder Rini has lashed out at the statement by Hon Rick Hou in the Solomon Star on 22 March 2017 as misleading and inappropriate. ... + continue reading

In Depth

Monday, 03/13/17 - 1 comment(s)


Ahead of the launch of her debut novel The Earth Cries Out, author Bonnie Etherington talks with Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Kendall Hutt... + continue reading


Tuesday, 03/14/17 - 0 comment(s)


Two villages in South Sorong, West Papua province have become the first in Papua to be granted hutan desa (village forest) permits. The permits grant... + continue reading

Video & Audio

Tuesday, 03/14/17 - 1 comment(s)


Under Operation Grapple, the United Kingdom conducted nine atmospheric nuclear tests in 1957-8 in the British Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony - today, the Republic of Kiribati.... + continue reading