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Must Melanesia globalise to succeed?

Must Melanesia globalise to succeed?

This is a transcript of Jonathan Guyant's statement at the grand final of the Melanesian School Debate competition, staged last week in Port Vila. Jonathan was the first speaker of the Vanuatu team arguing against the motion that Melanesia must globalise to succeed. He was awarded Best Speaker for the debate final.
Revitalising the Commonwealth

Revitalising the Commonwealth

This week Commonwealth leaders are meeting in Malta for their biennial heads of government meeting. One of the first items of business will be the selection of the next Secretary General and with the field wide open, Pacific islands countries could be the king (or queen) maker.
YOUR SAY: The new Global Goals

YOUR SAY: The new Global Goals

This short survey, undertaken in partnership with RMIT University, explains the new ‎Global Goals and gives people across the Pacific the chance to rate their relevance and help track progress. The more we know about the goals, the more we can hold our leaders to account to implement them.
Vanuatu school debate competition 2015

Vanuatu school debate competition 2015

PiPP continues it’s support for both Vanuatu's schools debate competition and the regional Melanesian Cup. Debating encourages young minds to develop critical thinking, public speaking, research skills, and the confidence to creatively structure persuasive arguments.
Cyclone Pam – Anatomy of a disaster

Cyclone Pam – Anatomy of a disaster

In the lead-up to the global climate conference in Paris at the end of this year and in light of the World Summit Humanitarian Pacific consultations currently underway in Auckland, we have compiled a timeline of events before, during and after Pam made landfall in Vanuatu. It provides a comprehensive, blow-by-blow account of the disaster.