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Children’s Day is celebrated every year on July 24th across the country to raise awareness about children’s welfare, their rights and freedom. As an official public holiday of the country, everyone including the government, non-government organizations, churches, educational institutions, bu…

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Contrary to USP pro-chancellor and council chair Winston Thompson’s view that “ he saw no reason why Australia and New Zealand should facilitate the [special]meeting “ of the university council called for by regional members ( FT 16/5), I believe there is very good reason for it in light of …

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I wonder what part domestic politics has played in the ongoing saga at USP, the regions premier institution of higher learning, particularly in regards to the attempt to sweep the findings of mismanagement by the past administration under the carpet? The rushed sacking of the current VC Prof…

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Cultural wisdom offers invaluable lessons for us. Our old folks would warn us in the garden not to pierce a taro leaf that contains refreshing water as you risk losing the precious content of that leaf. It may not be much, but put together with other droplets it does quench an early morning’…

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To inform the public during these uncertain times, newsrooms and freelance reporters across the country have made the pandemic coverage a priority. We have never seen a story that has so many twists and turns to it as the COVID-19 and the citizens’ repatriation.

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Yesterday I was one of the lucky ones repatriated from New Zealand on the RNZAF Hercules and am now in quarantine for 14 days.

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A blind old man had heard a lot about the coveted price of vanilla on the market, so he got his sons to plant vanilla for him too. Harvest time arrived; he dried his crop and travelled some 2 hours to reach the provincial center to sell his treasured commodity. Returned home late that aftern…

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Frustrations mounting, but this is only the tip of the ice-berg. We have definitely not reached the bottom of the deep dark valley yet. This week discussions on radio have started venturing into the all-important direction we must now accept and deal with–Mental Health! COVID-19 has created …

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The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and development partners are mobilising support for the Pacific Aid for Trade Strategy (PAfTS) 2020-2025. A consultative virtual teleconference roundtable with development partners was held on 22 April 2020 as an initial step.

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For many years, China has been a major contributor to global development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Much of this Chinese South-South Cooperation (SSC) has flown under the radar of Western media and traditional aid discourse. Chinese aid, including its humanitarian assistan…

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The phone rings. Newly-elected MP picks up the call. The caller asks, ‘have you been given a portfolio as we had instructed you?’ MP responds, ‘sorry brother, we’ve been left out as there needs to be fair sharing…’

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