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Monday, 09/26/16


Two new reports on the Marshall Islands suggest why out-migration to the United States continues at a steady pace, with communities of Marshall Islanders growing as many as 10 U.S. states. While employment levels in the Marshall Islands government have grown, jobs in the private sector declined dramatically in fiscal year 2015, according to the Marshall Islands Fiscal... + continue reading

Thursday, 09/22/16


Governor Ralph Torres on Thursday signed a memorandum of agreement with the U.S. Departments of Commerce and the Interior for the transfer to the CNMI of submerged lands and associated minerals surrounding Farallon De Pajaros, Maug and Asuncion. Also signing the MOA were Department of the Interior Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs Lori... + continue reading

Thursday, 09/22/16


A UN report says the Pacific is increasingly used as a transit point for drug trafficking as well as being vulnerable to exploitation by transnational organised crime. Inshik Sim, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime analyst, said methamphetamine and precursor chemicals from Asia, and cocaine from the Americas, were trafficked to and through Pacific Island... + 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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