Sunday, April 21, 2019

‘Lack of solidarity’ cost Pacific nations senior WHO representation

It’s a lack of solidarity in the Pacific that he considers the greatest risk. It was also this lack of unity that cost Dr Tukuitonga the role of Western Pacific regional director, he said.

UK navy to push into Asia-Pacific

In an assertive and patriotic speech, Williamson said Britain ‘cannot be satisfied in simply protecting our own backyard’ and needed to take ‘action to oppose those who flout international law’.

Insect species facing worldwide extinction, scientists warn

The rate of predicted extinction of bees, ants and beetles is said to be eight times faster than that of mammals, birds and reptiles.

Indonesian police apologise for terrorising prisoner

Human rights lawyer Veronica Koman said the interrogation methods were torture and violated police policies as well as several laws.

Opening pathways for real Pacific experiences

They will assist in promoting Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, Niue and Fiji, showcasing authentic holiday experiences to the Australian and New Zealand travel market.

Myanmar backs into a China debt trap

Myanmar’s parliament hopes China will accept repayment of its debts in rice, but payback will more likely come through deep-reaching economic concessions.

Australia ramps up rivalry with China in Pacific

China is clearly playing a central role in the unprecedented amount of attention the region is currently receiving from Australia — even if its officials won't admit it.

NZ, Aus Foreign Ministers stress Pacific in bilateral meeting

The meeting was expected to discuss trade tensions between China and United States, intelligence issues, and co-operation in the Pacific.

Pacific CSOs scrutinise post Cotonou Proposals

Representatives raised critical issues relating to proposed titles for the successor agreement arising from the first round of negotiations in December last year.

Tropical depression near Tonga likely to develop into cyclone

The Vava'u islands have already seen winds in excess of 100 kilometres an hour.