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Monday, 05/22/17


The Immigration Department has contradicted its earlier version of what happened during a shooting on Manus Island on Good Friday, revealing that nine people were injured as "many" shots were fired into the refugee compound by PNG defence force personnel. A statement from the department originally said a weapon was fired into the air and no-one was injured.

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Thursday, 05/25/17


Two U.S. senators have raised concern about CNMI labor issues and were assured by Gov. Ralph Torres that his administration is doing everything it can to address them. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nevada, is concerned about the flow of foreign labor into CNMI without the appropriate safeguards which she said can create conditions ripe for labor trafficking.

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Wednesday, 05/24/17


Tonga's important Sia Complex at Popua, the area of Tonga's creation myth, is being destroyed by an ad hoc development, driven by the same government that pledged to protect the heritage site. Latest satellite imagery, made available by the Tonga Heritage Society, shows that not only have canals been dug across the heritage site, but also two new roads have been... + continue reading

Top Stories

Sunday, 05/28/17 - 0 comment(s)


Tonga's prime minister 'Akilisi Pohiva should resign according to his former media adviser. Kalafi Moala, a prominent publisher, operates the Taimi 'o Tonga ... + continue reading


Thursday, 05/25/17 - 1 comment(s)


Pasifika Renaissance was established in September 2014 in Japan as an NGO, with a mission to preserve and promote cultural and historical heritage in the Pacific Islands. We aim...

News Releases

Wednesday, 05/24/17 - 0 comment(s)


Elaborate cultural dances and seafaring canoes have made the Micronesian Islands of Yap famous, but this month it was the ultra-advanced Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math... + continue reading

In Depth

Monday, 04/17/17 - 1 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

Video & Audio

Wednesday, 05/03/17 - 0 comment(s)


A brother and sister duo from the FSM impressed judges in a recent art contest with a powerful message calling for conservation and unification across Oceania. “Now is the... + continue reading