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Sunday, 09/25/16


A presidential candidate in Palau says the number of women in politics is improving but it's still a man's world.

Palau will hold a presidential primary on Thursday and the top two candidates will go head-to-head in November's general election ballot. Senator Sandra Sumang Pierantozzi was Palau's first woman senator and is the only female candidate running for... + continue reading

Tuesday, 09/27/16


A war of words erupted in Parliament yesterday after a claim was made that National Federation Party leader, Biman Prasad was in jail at the opening of the current session. Opposition Member of Parliament Viliame Gavoka claimed that Mr Prasad was not at the Parliament session opening because he was in jail. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama fired interjections... + 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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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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