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Monday, 08/14/17


More than a hundred Chamorro people and island residents came down to the island’s capital city of Hagåtña Monday evening to attend the “People for Peace” rally in front of the Chief Kepuha statue. The large crowd chanted and sang songs while waving banners and signs along Marine Corps Drive in support of a movement to end the North Korean missile crisis targeting... + continue reading

Sunday, 08/13/17


Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and Police Commissioner Gari Baki have refused to step down amid mounting pressure in light of the Paul Paraka Lawyers saga.

Mr O’Neill is refusing to make further comments while the matter was before the courts while Mr Baki said he would not delegate his duties. The Alliance leaders – National Alliance Party leader Patrick Pruaitch, PNG... + continue reading

Monday, 08/14/17


Fiji says it supports the idea of expanding regional security co-operation by revising the Pacific Islands Forum's 2000 Biketawa Declaration drawn up after the coups in Fiji and Solomon Islands.

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Top Stories

Tuesday, 08/15/17 - 10 comment(s)


Due to staffing changes and ongoing budgetary challenges at the East-West Center, starting this week PIR will be updated only three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday... + continue reading


Tuesday, 07/25/17 - 0 comment(s)


Just a week and a half after the French Polynesian marae, Taputapuatea on the island of Raiatea, has been ...

News Releases

Tuesday, 08/08/17 - 0 comment(s)


Interior acting Assistant Secretary Nikolao Pula made available two technical assistance grants totaling $467,095 to continue support for the Micronesia Resource Center One Stop... + continue reading

In Depth

Thursday, 07/06/17 - 0 comment(s)

Feelings of “anticipation, excitement” first gripped Papua New Guinea as polling opened last month. Auckland University of Technology doctoral candidate Stephanie Tapungu and her husband... + continue reading


Tuesday, 08/08/17 - 0 comment(s)


The release of transcripts from U.S. President Trump's telephone call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull show, according to NYT Columnist Roger Cohen, "how... + continue reading

Video & Audio

Wednesday, 08/02/17 - 0 comment(s)


To celebrate 50 years of Peace Corps in Samoa, the programme developed a series of legacy videos to share the stories of the impact left behind by volunteers. The first video... + continue reading