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Tuesday, 09/27/16


The Land Court is tightening up on the application of land occupation conditions with landowners facing a stricter “use it or lose it” rule. An automatic lapsing clause, introduced in the early 1980s, is to be applied more rigously by the Land Court. The terms and conditions affecting the time limit in which owners of occupation right land intended for a... + continue reading

Tuesday, 09/27/16


Governor Ralph Torres and Northern Island Mayor Jerome Aldan will accompany military officials and Assistant Interior Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia’aina to Pagan on Friday. The military is proposing to conduct bombing exercises on the remote volcanic island.

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Thursday, 09/29/16


Eleven of the jailed politicians serving time for bribery had additional years added to their jail term, after they were sentenced for conspiracy yesterday morning. Marcelino Pipite who pardoned himself and former colleague MPs after they were convicted of Bribery and corruption last year was handed the longest term of four years imprisonment. Lawyer Wilson... + continue reading

Top Stories

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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, 07/06/16 - 2 comment(s)


On the 2 July 1998, the West Papuan Morning Star flag was raised on top of a water tower near the harbour in Biak. Up to 75 people gathered beneath it singing songs and...

News Releases

Monday, 09/19/16 - 0 comment(s)


Applications are now being accepted for the East-West Center's United States-South Pacific Scholarship. 

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In Depth

Tuesday, 09/27/16 - 0 comment(s)


A new report detailing the human rights abuses in West Papua has been published this week. The research aims to convince Pacific leaders on providing full membership of... + continue reading


Tuesday, 09/27/16 - 0 comment(s)


High reported rates of type 2 diabetes in some Pacific Island nations have been called into question after Australian researchers found deficiencies in the methods used to test... + continue reading

Video & Audio

Tuesday, 09/20/16 - 0 comment(s)

Videos and Statements from Pacific Islands Leaders will be posted as they become available. 

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