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Weekly Pacific Bulletin

Pre-campaign activities in the Vanuatu elections Pre-campaign activities are well underway in Vanuatu. The country will go to elections on March 19th to elect the… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Pacific island countries take action on Coronavirus Pacific countries are taking action as the Coronavirus spreads. There are no… Read More

Remittances vis-à-vis bank credit and investments in Pacific island countries: The case of Fiji

Remittances––the transmission of money and goods to households by migrant workers for reasons of altruism, insurance and investment––have increased steadily over the years to become… Read More

Pacific predictions 2020

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  As we enter not only a new year but a new decade, there is much to anticipate in the… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Tropical Cyclone Tino storms through the region Tropical Cyclone Tino has made its way through the region. Severe weather… Read More

Media repression in Melanesia

I was exceptionally fortunate to be invited to attend the recent Melanesia Media Freedom Forum at the Griffith University’s South Bank campus in Brisbane. Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Autonomous Government of Bougainville proposes constitutional amendments The Autonomous Government of Bougainville has proposed making changes to the Constitution… Read More

Indonesia’s “Pacific elevation”: Elevating what and who?

In July 2019, at the inaugural Indonesian Exposition held in Auckland, New Zealand, Indonesia launched its ‘Pacific Elevation’, laying claim to a Pacific islands identity… Read More

A look back at 2019 in the Pacific

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Before we get too much further into 2020, here is a look back at six of the stories that… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Pacific nations offer support to Australia Pacific island countries and their peoples have offered support to Australia. As… Read More


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