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Tuesday, 04/25/17


Marianas Visitors Authority Managing Director Chris Concepcion says visitor arrivals would plummet if the U.S. government ends the CNMI visa-waiver program for Chinese and Russian tourists. Early this month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection field operations director Brian J. Humphrey said the new secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, John Kelly,... + continue reading

Tuesday, 04/25/17


A youth is dead and six others seriously injured in the first reported election-related fatality in Chimbu Province yesterday. Trouble started in the afternoon as sitting Member of Parliament Carmilus Dengama was heading to Kerowagi station to nominate. According to police reports, the MP was confronted by a group who had not been allegedly paid for roadworks at... + continue reading

Tuesday, 04/25/17


Greens senator Nick McKim will use a trip to Manus Island next week to "get to the bottom" of what sparked a shooting at the Manus Island detention centre on Good Friday. Explanations of the shooting have been conflicting and contradictory with Mr Dutton saying it is "indisputable" that shots were fired by soldiers concerned about the welfare of a young boy. Mr... + continue reading

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The President of Bougainville, John Momis, says his government is going ahead with legal action against mining giant Rio Tinto over the destruction caused by the Panguna mine.... + continue reading


Monday, 04/17/17 - 0 comment(s)


Niue's 5th Arts and Cultural Festival is now underway with hundreds of participants and visitors taking part in the week-long event. The festival, which takes place every two...

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Thursday, 03/30/17 - 0 comment(s)


The President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, H.E. Dr. Hilda C. Heine, issued the below statement today following recent developments in the United States. “A... + continue reading

In Depth

Monday, 04/17/17 - 0 comment(s)


The free association arrangement between New Zealand and the Cook Islands is a pivotal force behind the movement of Cook Islanders between the two countries, and part of the Cook... + continue reading


Thursday, 04/20/17 - 0 comment(s)


Dr. Transform Aqorau, former CEO of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement Office in Majuro, Marshall Islands, provides some observations about the preparations for the UN Oceans... + continue reading