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Fiji’s leader has hit out at his Australian counterpart, questioning their personal relationship following the Pacific Island Forum. Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has launched a scathing attack on Scott Morrison and his deputy prime minister over their attitude towards their Pacific island neighbours. But the Australian prime minister insists his government still has a […]
New Caledonia’s pro-independence FLNKS has questioned the role of the president Thierry Santa on the commission tasked with saving the SLN nickel plant. SLN’s ongoing losses have fuelled concern about the company’s viability and prompted the formation of a commission to rescue it. In a statement, the FLNKS has queried if Mr Santa is there […]
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Months after a cargo ship ran aground and began spillingheavy fuelnear Rennell Island’s world-famous coral reef, another ship has reportedly spilled more than 5,500 tons of bauxite, the ore mined for aluminum, in the same locationin the Solomon Islands. The spill occurred July 1, according to the Guardian, turning Kangava Bay’s typically teal waters a striking […]
The NationalBusiness POGERA gold mine in Enga has the potential to produce 500,000 ounces of gold a year for the next 20 years, says Barrick Gold Corporation president and chief executive Mark…
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The intensifying pressure on the ocean is a challenge for Pacific Islanders, so it is vital that ‘climate issues’ are prioritised. Under the topic ‘healthy oceans’ the biggest fear remains unseen as the ocean ecosystem and communities are being threatened. “Certainly, the oceans are in trouble, for many years now they’ve been looking after us,” says […]
VANIMO FREE TRADE ZONE PROJECT NEWS UPDATE: GOVERNOR TONY WOUWOU SUPPORTS VANIMO FREE TRADE ZONE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT IN LETTER TO PRIME MINISTER. I am most honored to announce that the Honorable…
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Kwarea Community High School (CHS) in Malaita Province successfully hosts its fifth school cultural day under the theme ‘Culture Revitalization.’ The school is situated in the border of Fataleka and West Kwara’ae. The school first hosted the event back in 2015. Kwarea CHS pupils last Thursday put on another great show as they danced, sang […]
Geneva (AFP) – Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine stressed Friday the need for dramatic climate action and international support to ensure her people are not left as “sitting ducks” when sea levels inevitably rise. In an interview with AFP in Geneva, Heine detailed a range of projects underway aimed at helping prepare and adapt her […]
For several years, blond hair was attributed to Caucasians but the Melanesians of Solomon Islands are one of the few groups with blonde hair outside Europe. Melanesians are black island people in the south pacific that migrated over thousands of years ago, long before the blacks that came to the Americas as slaves. Melanesia is […]
By. Ngenge Sasa. Melanisian Man were the first to loose their identity.How? It was in the early 1500 when the first missionaries and explorers arrived on our shores, our man were rounded up, and force to do intensive labour on plantation, working 5am-5 pm, which at that time was very new to what they are […]