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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.

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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.

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Samoan man claims brutality after police arrest in Auckland

Tuesday 16 June 2020 | Written by Gray Clapham | Published in Small World

The New Zealand Police have launched an internal investigation over an incident involving a 60-year-old Samoan grandfather as Black Lives Matter protests point the finger at institutional racism globally.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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’.

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Covid-19 putting stresses on Pacific women

Friday 5 June 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

Pacific women leaders have urged governments and communities to ensure that women and girls are protected from violence related to stresses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Coronavirus on fishing vessels raises concern of rights abuses

Wednesday 27 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

An Ecuadorian fishing vessels with a Covid-19 positive crew has left French Polynesia’s waters. The ship Charo had been off the Marquesas islands where a seriously ill fisherman was last week transferred to a rescue team which flew him to Tahiti’s main hospital.

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Wage support needed for tourism sector

Wednesday 27 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

The Pacific Tourism Organisation wants to see wage support for the struggling tourism sector in the region, as the Covid-19 pandemic leaves long-term economic damage in its wake.

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Pacific urged to reset economies post-Covid

Wednesday 27 May 2020 | Written by Legacy Author | Published in Small World

Pacific islands that rely on tourism should reset their economies and invest in sustainable industries and migrant workers to better weather the impact of disease and disaster, according to a senior United Nations official.

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