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Opinion: Covid-19 elimination impossible, so time to change direction

Tuesday 23 June 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in Small World

OPINION: It seems ‘bizarre’ that New Zealand’s border is still closed to Cook Islands, write medical and economic experts Ananish Chaudhuri, Simon Thornley and Michael Jackson.


Call to defer Forum head appointment

Monday 22 June 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in Small World

The Pacific Islands Forum Chair and Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Kausea Natano, has requested the postponement of the appointment of a new secretary-general until next year’s Forum Leaders’ Retreat.


USP Council reinstates suspended VC

Friday 19 June 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in Small World

A week of protests and controversy at the University of the South Pacific has come to an end with the USP Council voting this afternoon to reinstate Vice Chancellor Pal Ahluwalia, RNZP reports.


Suspended academic has a vision for USP

Thursday 18 June 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in Small World

Who is Professor Pal Ahluwalia, the man at the centre of the long-running controversy at the University of the South Pacific? Pacific Media Watch’s Sri Krishnamurthi reports after watching Professor Ahluwalia’s recent interview on Fiji television.


University of the South Pacific meeting conflict

Wednesday 17 June 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in Small World

Call by Nauru's President and incoming chancellor of the University of the South Pacific for the USP's full council to sit today was dismissed, RNZP reports.


Brook Sabin: What's popping the Pacific travel bubble

Monday 15 June 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in Small World

OPINION: New Zealand has its own priorities that are more to do with blockading the Pacific in order to keeping the money flowing back and forth across the Tasman.


Pacific Islands Forum head hopes commonsense prevails at USP

Sunday 14 June 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in Small World

The chair of the Pacific Islands Forum, Tuvalu Prime Minister Kausea Natano, is the latest to raise concerns at last week's developments at the University of the South Pacific, RNZP reports.


PNG's coral sea cable

Friday 12 June 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in Small World

Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister James Marape says the Coral Sea Cable wil modernise the national economy and public services.


USP's Pal Ahluwalia says he's victim of 'witch-hunt'

Thursday 11 June 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in Small World

The suspended Vice Chancellor of the University of the South Pacific believes he's a victim of a witch-hunt by the leadership group at the regional institution, RNZP reports.


Fijian officials accused of hijacking control of USP

Wednesday 10 June 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in Small World

Hundreds of staff and students at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji are protesting the suspension of their Vice-Chancellor and President by the USP Council.


Air Tahiti Nui readies to restart international flights

Tuesday 9 June 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in Small World

Air Tahiti Nui says it will offer promotional fares when French Polynesia next month becomes the first South Pacific tourist destination to reopen its borders after the Covid-19 outbreak.


Reporter ordered to delete all photos

Tuesday 9 June 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in Small World

Vanuatu’s media association, Media Association blong Vanuatu or MAV, has condemned what it calls intimidation of a local journalist by airport security and local police.


Temaru's savings seized by French prosecutor

Monday 8 June 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in Small World

French Polynesia’s pro-independence leader Oscar Temaru says the public prosecutor has seized US$100,000 from his private bank account.


True picture of cyclone's impact on island painted

Monday 8 June 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in Small World

The Vanuatu island of Pentecost, devastated by Cyclone Harold in April, has been left a silent shadow of its former self, journalist Dan McGarry has reported.


Environment essential part of recovery

Saturday 6 June 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in Small World

As the Pacific Islands assess ways to build back economies severely struck by the Covid-19 crisis, the environmental impacts faced worldwide highlight the opportunity to build back a ‘Bluer Pacific’.


Former leader speaks out against sale of ancient site

Thursday 4 June 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in Small World

A village in Samoa has launched a petition in a desperate attempt to stop the sale of land containing ancient ruins they claim is their heritage.


Foreign purse seiners are working without observers

Tuesday 2 June 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in Small World

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic fisheries observer coverage on all purse-seiners fishing in Pacific waters has been suspended for another month.


Wrecked sailors return home

Friday 29 May 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in Small World

Two Marshall Islanders who drifted at sea for 42 days and seven others have returned home, the first people allowed into the republic since a March travel ban was enforced to ward off Covid-19.


Tietjens 'worst ever' coach

Wednesday 27 May 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in Small World

Former Manu Samoa Sevens coach, Sir Gordon Tietjens, has been labelled as the “most expensive” and the “absolute worst” coach by former Manu Samoa star Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu.


Cook Islander wins science award

Wednesday 20 May 2020 | Written by RNZ | Published in Small World

Grandmother’s traditional medicines inspires a Cook Islands chemical scientist.


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