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From January 1996 to December 2013, 380 Pacific Islanders died by suicide, averaging 22 deaths per year. Across all Pacific ethnic groups surveyed - Samoan, Cook Islands, Tongan and 'other Pacific' - more men took their lives than women. Pacific ...
LAST Friday, April 21 saw the successful book launch of Colin Chung's cook book, Kana Vinaka, at the University of the South Pacific's Oceania Centre. Minister for ... The "Promoting Nutritious Food Systems in the Pacific islands Project is a four-year ...
The Chinese Navy ships have sailed through the Miyako strait that lies between the two Japanese islands of Miyako and Okinawa as a part of routine exercises, local media reported.
"In Fiji Daltron opened its operation in 2008 with acquisition of Computech, a leading software company in Fiji to strengthen its business in Pacific islands. Computech had a proven track record of 16 years in the private and government sector in the ...
"Since 2012 to date has send a total of forty-three retired teachers to pacific island countries because these countries have a storage of teachers and they ask us for the teachers that we do have so teachers have an opportunity to find further work ...
Calvo, along with Gov. Ralph Torres of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Gov. Lolo Moliga of American Samoa sent a joint letter to Trump in March, requesting he remedy restrictions on fishing in waters surrounding the Pacific island ...
The widely accepted premise that islands in the Pacific make great military bases extends to southern Japan's Okinawa Prefecture, once the independent Ryukyu Kingdom until it was absorbed by Japan in the 1880s.
Navigational accessibility between South Paray Bay and Iririki Island has been greatly improved following the recent completion of dredging works in the area.
The Ronald Reagan Ballistic missile defense Test Site in the Marshall Islands is just one of the scores of US military bases throughout the Pacific, Japan and South Korea, as well as fleets of warships and submarines, from which devastating attacks on ...
Cook Islands prime minister Henry Puna says he's looking forward to building the same kind of friendship with New Zealand's new foreign minister as he has ...
He was joined by Kate Brown, executive director of Global Islands Partnership; David Helweg, director of Pacific islands climate science Center and Xavier Matsutaro, national climate change coordinator of Palau. "Climate not only changes the community.
The development could have wide-reaching implications for developing countries faced with mounting rubbish problems and a lack of access to clean drinking water.
A New Zealand Green Party MP says there are few benefits for Pacific islands countries in the about to be completed PACER Plus trade deal.
... Marshall Islands, Kiribati and Tuvalu. A scientist involved in the study, David Evers, said exposure can lead to neurological problems and lower the intelligence quotient (IQ) of children.
A New Zealand Green Party MP says there are few benefits for Pacific islands countries in the about to be completed PACER PLUS trade deal.
Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressed amazement that "a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific" could block President Donald Trump's latest travel ban.
At the end of her first Anzac Day speech as Governor-General, she said they included 500 men from the Cook Islands and 150 from Niue.
... deserted islands somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. These brave castaways ared divided into two age groups, and dropped off on a pair of different islands unaware the other exists. Facing dehydration, hunger and internal conflict, the contestants are ...
This paper began as a panel discussion on sovereignty movements in the Pacific islands at the Jahrestagung des Pazifik-Netzwerks, and raises many important questions about "where to from here for the Cook Islands?" A full academic version can be found ...
"The health of coral reefs in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument is critically important to the broader region," said Jennifer Koss, director of NOAA's Coral Reef conservation Program.
A new study has found that 96 percent of women of childbearing age living in four Pacific Island countries who were sampled have elevated levels of mercury in ...
Grylls has always been coy about where the islands are - probably because they're not that remote after all. They're two of the 200 islands and islets that make up the archipelago of Las Perlas, which lies about 30 miles off the coast of Panama in ...
You might think that the South Pacific is just a cluster of beautiful islands, each one as as similar as the next, but there is actually a lot of diversity in the region.
This is the fourth expedition planned by the Pacific islands Research Institute, since founding the Friday harbor Film Festival in 2013.
May was chosen as Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to ...
Now in its 59th year, the MID-PACIFIC OPEN is the last remaining four-day Open tournament held in the islands. With the constant rainfall and unsteady weather conditions, some players were unable to complete their last few holes. Play was suspended by ...
Professor Morgan Wairiu speaking in a clip from the Asia Pacific Report interview. Video: Julie Cleaver. By Kendall Hutt in Suva. The commitment of more than ...
With more than 1200 Indigenous languages, the Pacific islands region was so huge and diverse that the notion of a single all-knowing teacher delivering knowledge from the front of the classroom was ludicrous, she said.
Hawaii is not, in fact, an island in the Pacific - it is a stunningly beautiful collection of islands, an archipelago of eight major islands and many islets and atolls. Its wondrous beaches and mountains attract millions of visitors from the U.S ...
Ms Smith-Gander, a non-executive director of AGL Energy, Wesfarmers and Safe Work Australia, said the government should have provided an opportunity for nannies from Pacific Island nations to come to Australia to help address the childcare shortage.
"I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the president of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and constitutional power," Mr. Sessions said this week in an interview ...
Ms Smith-Gander, a non-executive director of AGL Energy, Wesfarmers and Safe Work Australia, said the government should have provided an opportunity for nannies from Pacific Island nations to come to Australia to help address the childcare shortage.
Ms Smith-Gander, a non-executive director of AGL Energy, Wesfarmers and Safe Work Australia, said the government should have provided an opportunity for nannies from Pacific Island nations to come to Australia to help address the childcare shortage.
Negotiation on the PACER Plus trade agreement between Australia and New Zealand, and 14 other Pacific Island countries began on August 2009.
Department of Health Director Virginia Pressler, left, and other officials speak about rat lungworm disease at a press conference this afternoon at the ...
... of the Asian American & Pacific Islander Caucus of NC. Asian American and Pacific Islander is fastest the growing minority group in the U.S.
The study found 96 percent of the women sampled from the Pacific islands contained significantly elevated hair mercury levels.
The study found 96 percent of the women sampled from the Pacific islands contained significantly elevated hair mercury levels.
Activities are coordinated at the sub-regional level through WFP's Pacific office in Suva, Fiji, with 5 countries prioritised for national engagement - Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu, Tonga and the Solomon Islands - as well as potential support in Northern ...
In the Pacific, the Americans had captured numerous Pacific islands, including The Philippines. They next wanted to capture an island close enough to Japan, from which to construct an airfield and launch bomber attacks on the mainland of Japan. Iwo ...
The nocturnal Pacific Gecko is native to the islands of New Zealand, where removal of invasive predators eight years ago has protected the species.
Fiji Fashion Week (FJFW) will mark its 10th year anniversary this year with the first Pacific Island Resort Show featuring 11 designers from 10 Pacific Island countries, elevating the event to a regional stage on May 25. The event will feature ...
"We didn't do much to cause climate change, but islands in the Pacific represent the front line of a global fight against its consequences," Cruz said in a press release.
Denied access to Medicaid more than 20 years ago, low-income Pacific Islanders in Oregon are gaining their coverage back. People here under the Compact of Free Association, or COFA treaty from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands ...
An Australian filmmaker says the Marshall Islands remains a key installation for American military interests despite their toxic legacy in the country.
The South Pacific Tourism Organization (SPTO) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the South Pacific Cruise Alliance (SPCA) for greater cooperation on the development of the cruise tourism industry in the greater Pacific islands region ...


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