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Indigenous communities reshaping modern economies

Posted on 09 August 2022

Indigenous communities have been engaging in international trade for millennia, and well before the advent of the contemporary global economy we know today. In modern economies, Indigenous businesses have demonstrated…
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Enhancing transparency in the aid sector

Posted on 09 August 2022

At a time when trust in overseas aid is waning and the credibility of donor reporting in relation to Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) is being challenged, transparency initiatives like the…
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Israeli attack on the Gaza strip

Posted on 09 August 2022

On Friday, Israel launched an attack on the Gaza strip, killing 5 children, injuring many others, and destroying homes. Save the Children issued a statement:

“Children should never be collateral damage…
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Two years since Beirut explosion

Posted on 09 August 2022

Last week marked two years since the explosion in Beirut. On 4 August 2020, ammonium nitrate stored at the Port exploded, resulting in 218 deaths, 7,000 injuries, and US$15 billion…
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Pacific Music Awards

Posted on 09 August 2022

After being held online for two years, the Pacific Music Awards were held at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manakau on Thursday night. In 2004, a decision was made to…
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Cook Islands election

Posted on 09 August 2022

Coalition talks are underway in the Cook Islands following the August 1 election, with the governing Cook Islands Party confident of being able to form government. There was no immediate…
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Russia-Ukraine war “about to enter new phase”

Posted on 09 August 2022

According to UK’s Ministry of Defence, Russian forces are "almost certainly" massing in the south in preparation for a possible attack - with the heaviest fighting set to shift to…
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Solomon Islands PM absent from WWII ceremony

Posted on 09 August 2022

The 80th anniversary of the Guadalcanal campaign of WWII was marked in the Solomon Islands on Sunday, with representatives from New Zealand, Australia, Japan and the United States in attendance.…
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PNG’s troubled election – a development wake-up call

Posted on 09 August 2022

It has been a difficult election period for Papua New Guinea. The violence so far has resulted in fewer deaths than the 2017 election, but shocking scenes of attack have…
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The return of tourism and Pacific economies

Posted on 09 August 2022

The revival of tourism in the Pacific is providing a much needed boost to the regional economy as more and more island countries reopen borders that were closed by the…
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