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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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Wednesday, 09/28/16


As a result of fish-supply shortages, StarKist Co. has confirmed that its StarKist Samoa operation in American Samoa will shut down for one week next month. Samoa News learned Monday from some StarKist Samoa cannery workers of the shutdown starting Oct. 10 — right after the White Sunday holiday — but they weren’t sure as to the reason for it. The workers were a little... + continue reading

Wednesday, 09/28/16


Opposition Whip Ratu Isoa Tikoca apologised to the people of Fiji and the members of Parliament if he hurt them while delivering any of his speeches in Parliament. Ratu Isoa, who has a pending matter before the Parliament's Privileges Committee, apologised after standing on a point of order yesterday. "Madam Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity express... + 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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