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Tuesday, 03/28/17


The Pacific Islands Forum has welcomed China's push to establish a 21st century Maritime Silk Road which will include Oceania and East Africa. Proposed by Xi Jinping the development strategy focuses on connectivity and cooperation between China and countries primarily in Europe and Asia.

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Tuesday, 03/21/17


The director of Va'aomanu Pasifika at Victoria University in Wellington, Teresia Teaiwa, has died following a short illness. Dr Teaiwa, a poet, academic and author, was widely known and respected in the Pacific with some of her research covering militarism and gender in the Pacific, contemporary issues in Fiji and feminism, and women's activism in the Pacific.

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Monday, 03/27/17


The United Nations refugee agency will refer at least 850 refugees from Manus Island and Nauru for US resettlement, in one of the first signs of how the deal is progressing. The deal to resettle the refugees was first announced last year while Barack Obama was president. But for months there has been speculation about the refugee deal, after US President Donald Trump... + 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


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Renowned Samoan novelist, playright, and painter Sia Figiel composed the following tribute to the late Dr. Teresia Teaiwa, which was read by Dr. Teaiwa's eldest son,...

News Releases

Wednesday, 03/22/17 - 0 comment(s)


The Minister of Finance and Treasury, Hon Snyder Rini has lashed out at the statement by Hon Rick Hou in the Solomon Star on 22 March 2017 as misleading and inappropriate. ... + continue reading

In Depth

Monday, 03/13/17 - 1 comment(s)


Ahead of the launch of her debut novel The Earth Cries Out, author Bonnie Etherington talks with Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Kendall Hutt... + continue reading


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22 ni-Vanuatu men participating in Australia's Seasonal Workers scheme worked for little or no wages for months in a case about which Australian Federal Circuit Court... + continue reading

Video & Audio

Tuesday, 03/14/17 - 1 comment(s)


Under Operation Grapple, the United Kingdom conducted nine atmospheric nuclear tests in 1957-8 in the British Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony - today, the Republic of Kiribati.... + continue reading