Region-PNG and the Pacific

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Macron faces difficult issues in French Polynesia President Emmanuel Macron of France faces some difficult issues ahead of his… Read More

Four reasons why the Indo-Pacific matters in 2020

If there is one place in the world that we need to keep our eyes on for a better understanding of the dynamics of international… Read More

It’s election year in Vanuatu…things could get interesting

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Into the already febrile political chatter of Port Vila in this election year came the announcement on Wednesday that… Read More

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

Regional wrap

The year 2020 seems to be on a relentlessly challenging course- while Australia continues to grapple with the bushfire crisis, the Indo-Pacific region now has… 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


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