Saturday, December 15, 2018

Western countries to up game in Pacific

The battle for influence in the sparsely populated Pacific matters because each island state has a vote at international forums like the United Nations, and they control vast swathes of resource-rich ocean.

Tuna fisheries are vital to our Blue Continent

Fish from offshore and coastal waters can be found on our dinner tables more often than not and is essential for the food security of Pacific islanders.

Empty hotels, idle boats: What happens when a Pacific island upsets China

As China extends its influence across the Pacific, Palau is one of Taipei’s 18 remaining allies worldwide and is under pressure to switch allegiances, said officials and business people there.

Small Bites: Enticing Indonesian and cracking coffee

Where to find some tasty treats, both savoury and sweet...

A Sunday indulgence

The perfect Sunday afternoon involves sharing tasty - preferably un-fussy - food, a few chilled beverages and some good conversation.

China’s war on religion, academia

China’s President Xi has had enough. Censorship is rife. The Bible is banned. And he has put millions of people in detention camps.

Leaving Ambae: a picture essay

Residents of the island in Vanuatu have been forced from their homes by an erupting volcano, not knowing when they will return.

Nice to be on board

The Independent Online news has an exclusive interview with the new Air Vanuatu CEO, Derek Nice.

Support for New Caledonia independence on the wane

Political bodies are cool about it while opinion polls in New Caledonia suggest it will remain French.

Yu Luk Mi Luk Yu exhibition to open

Yu Luk Mi Luk Yu’ portrait exhibition attempts to show and tell positive stories of people from Vanuatu from an artist’s point of view.