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The coral reefs off Rennell Island in the Solomon Islands are likely to be permanently damaged from the latest shipping environmental catastrophe to hit the area. With authorities still assessing the scale of the environmental impact from the bunker spill in February of the Solomon Trader bulk carrier, the same remote bay in the Solomon Islands was struck by another dire […]
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Foreign tuna-fishing vessels and a changing ocean are putting pressure on small-scale fishers James Borton July 22, 2019 Tony Yao used to fish in his outrigger canoe in the coastal waters off Tahiti in French Polynesia. But the decline in fish populations has forced his family to move in order to find less exploited fishing […]
The Pacific Island countries (Kiribati, FSM, RMI, Palau, Samoa, Tonga and Tuvalu), the Samoa Recycling and Waste Management Association, SPREP and J-PRISM made a strong presence in the recently held 9th 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific held from the 4th to the 6th March 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. The Pacific delegation were among […]
[Photo: Lachlan Eddie] STUDENTS are encouraged to plant more trees. Japanese volunteer Honami Kanehori, 24, made the suggestion as she prepares to leave the country after completing her three-year assignment. “I wish to encourage students across the country to plant more trees as their contribution to preserving your country’s forests,” Kanehori, who had worked at […]
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By Tony & Elaine Wilson – The Vanuatu Independent PEOPLE of the Pacific need to get ready to dramatically change their eating habits because the food revolution is coming soon to a screen near them. The region’s first genuine reality TV show will not only entertain you but it packs an ultra-serious three course punch that […]
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Prime Minister Charlot Salwai has challenged the people of Vanuatu, especially the young generation, to till the land, in order to produce more crops to meet the demand for the new market…
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Talks and paperworks are in the pipeline for Vanuatu passport holders to travel to China without a visa and vice versa for Chinese nationals when travelling to Vanuatu. Prime Minister Charlot…
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BY PISAI GUMAR, The National PNG A COMMUNITY in Lae is still living in shock over the death of two men, one a student, during a clash with police who came to investigate an arson report on Sunday Dead were Angkef Lazarus, 28, who leaves behind a pregnant wife, and Kwane Gaius Obless, 19, who […]
Conservational International (CI) has awarded West Papua Province its Global Conservation Hero Award at the organization’s annual gala in Los Angeles, California. The recognition comes after West Papua formalized a legal framework for sustainable development and conservation in the province. The legislation is particularly significant for the region’s tropical forests and the unique Bird’s Head Seascape, which […]
IN these monthly discussions we answer one question about language in PNG and beyond. This month we are looking at the origins of words in Tok Pisin. The historical connection between English and Tok Pisin is obvious. This is why we often call Tok Pisin “Pidgin English”. But where do all the non-English words come […]
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