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As COVID-19 was declared a pandemic and international travel restrictions, border closures and lockdowns ensued, large numbers of expatriate aid workers returned to their home countries. This significant change in the demography of the aid industry in many countries has led to a shift in rol…

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The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs recently released a notice of proposed changes that would vastly expand the list of reserved occupations.

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The Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus – or PACER Plus – entered into force on 13 December, marking the start of a new journey in which parties will determine and co-deliver their own priorities for increasing trade across the Pacific.

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Our nationwide LDC graduation celebrations today will enter our history books by sunset. But when we awake tomorrow morning, we will still be staring face-to-face with the massive illiteracy rate that keeps haunting us, our children and our educational system like a horror movie that won’t s…

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During this series of articles, I am highlighting the passions, visions, and missions of young Pacific entrepreneurs and how they are turning these into sustainable and resilient businesses with the hope that these stories will inspire others! It is a privilege and a pleasure to be working w…

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When we graduate from our LDC status next Friday (4th Dec), will we, as individuals and as citizens of this reinvigorated nation also be ‘graduating’ and walking away from our dismal status as one of the top 10 type 2 Diabetic countries on the face of the entire planet?

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PACER Plus – a regional trade agreement between Australia, New Zealand and Pacific island countries – will do little to stimulate economic activity in the Pacific. However, Pacific negotiators have had some success lobbying Australia and New Zealand on labour mobility, and have shaped a rela…

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Abortion opponents won major victories in May 2019 when Louisiana lawmakers voted to ban abortions as early as six weeks into a woman’s pregnancy and the Supreme Court upheld an Indiana law requiring the burial of fetal remains in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky Inc.

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With the government making this decision is to concentrate developing agriculture above all other sectors, the question is which is the best way to go under the current circumstances and what needs to be evaluated, is how long will it take in realistic terms for agriculture to become more pr…

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On the partly sunny/cloudy afternoon of 15th Sept – the eve of Penama province’s Silver Jubilee – the former Secretary General (SG) of the Malampa Provincial Government (MPG) Pr. Keith Mala thundered the above words to his very own people of Penama on Saratamata’s historic provincial grounds…

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Paul Theroux once said that the short story is the most diabolically difficult literary form to master. I daresay he never tried writing a mid-term review of a justice or policing program.

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No matter what the crisis or disaster we know it will pass. We know there will come a time when life begins to settle down again even if it does not feel like that now.

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