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Monday, 11/28/16


The Komo region in Papua New Guinea's Hela Province remains tense after a deadly ambush on a convoy carrying MPs last week, according to the provincial police commander. The attack was related to a tribal conflict and represents a near miss for the Komo Magarima MP, Francis Potape, who is also the Hela Governor, and the Higher Education Minister Francis Marus. Last... + continue reading

Thursday, 12/01/16


The administration of Gov. Ralph DLG Torres believes that increasing the salaries of CNMI elected officials would attract more qualified people to run for office. Others have cried foul, saying the House of Representatives violated the CNMI Constitution when it passed a measure to increase the salaries of elected officials. The measure, House Bill 19-3, passed the House... + continue reading

Tuesday, 11/29/16


Fiji has opened its doors and is willing to offer some form of refuge to citizens of Pacific Islands countries which areunder threat from climate change and rising seas. Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum assured this as he highlighted that internal displacement in the Pacific will occur soon due to the sinking of  land in countries like... + continue reading

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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


Thursday, 10/27/16 - 0 comment(s)


Apathy and lack of trust in government is widespread throughout the CNMI. This sentiment is as disturbing as it is troubling. It is easily seen among villagers who had to break...

News Releases

Wednesday, 11/30/16 - 0 comment(s)


Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Monday commissioned the country’s new High Commissioner to Australia, Colin David Beck. The commissioning ceremony held in the... + continue reading

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


Wednesday, 12/07/16 - 0 comment(s)


"Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of tailings from the Grasberg mine end up in the Indonesian province’s Aikwa delta system every day, which the Kamoro tribe say is destroying the... + continue reading

Video & Audio

Thursday, 11/10/16 - 0 comment(s)


For those of us lucky enough to live in Hawaii, this 36th Hawaii International Film Festival is once again showcasing films from New Zealand, Vanuatu, Tahiti and Hawaii.

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