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Sunday, 09/25/16


The U.S. Department of the Interior announced a final rule to create a pathway for reestablishing a formal government-to-government relationship with the Native Hawaiian community. The final rule sets out an administrative procedure and criteria that the U.S. secretary of the Interior would use if the Native Hawaiian community forms a unified government that then seeks a... + continue reading

Thursday, 09/29/16


On Friday, the federal minimum wage goes up to $6.55 per hour in the Northern Marianas — and that's good for everyone, according to Congressman Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan. “The more money that workers have to spend, the better off our entire economy,” Sablan said. “I know that Congress’ decision to increase the minimum wage beginning in 2007 was criticized, but... + continue reading

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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