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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 […]
Israel’s chief Rabbi, Yitzhak Yosef, has stoked controversy by describing Afro-Americans as “monkeys” during one of his weekly religious lessons. The remark, which will prompt further discussion about entrenched racism within the country, was reported by Israeli newspaper Ynet News. Yosef, whose status as chief rabbi is constitutionally recognised, is no stranger to inflammatory remarks having previously […]
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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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Joseph D. Foukona & Graeme Smith Kepulauan Solomon telah menjadi berita utama di sejumlah media internasional pekan lalu, termasuk di New York Times, mengenai perjanjian sewa pulau di Kepulauan Solomon. Menelaah kesepakatan empat-halaman, perjanjian kerja sama strategis atas Pulau Tulagi, yang dipersiapkan dengan buru-buru penuh kecerobohan, antara pemerintah Provinsi Tengah di Kepulauan Solomon dan perusahaan […]
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 […]
Many people have DNA inside them that they inherited from extinct hominins like the Neanderthals – and now we know that in some cases it isn’t just tiny snippets but long stretches. Over the past decade, genetic analysis of human DNA has revealed that ancient humans must have interbred many times with other hominins such as Neanderthals. The result […]