The reason the Nauruan government finds itself quashing essential aspects of its own democracy is because its actions simply don’t bear scrutiny. It is time for Nauru to remember the Pacific way of doing things.
A photo essay by Dan McGarry, detailing the impact of the unprecedented force of cyclone Pam on Vanuatu.
Everyone is asking how so many people in Vanuatu have survived the devastation wrought by supercyclone Pam. The answer is, they haven’t. Yet.
It’s become fashionable these days to treat wholesale electronic surveillance as an inevitable and really-not-so-horrible thing. That’s exactly the wrong conclusion to draw. Pacific island governments could be doing more to protect themselves.
Recent events indicate that journalism in the Pacific is susceptible to bias and credulity. We talk of the need to curb corruption and self-interest in the public sector. Perhaps we need to take a closer look at the reputability of those mandated to safeguard the public record.
In a historic presentation, West Papuan leaders representing their newly unified movement, have applied for membership of the MSG. Dan McGarry captures the ceremony in a photo essay.