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.
As Americans celebrated 4th of July last weekend, Sean Jacobs offers a reflection on what this American founding father might say of the Pacific region's current state of affairs if he visited.
Wan Smolbag’s new play, Kaekae Rat is a broadly acted but subtly layered allegory of life in modern Melanesia. The play has a bit of a Cinderella quality to it, but here, it’s the rats that are riding in coaches. It is the most ambitious of Wan Smolbag’s plays in terms of its storytelling, writes Dan McGarry.
'Akilisi Pohiva is the first commoner to become Tonga's Prime Minister. Kalafi Moala argues that Pohiva's election is of historical significance at this juncture of Tonga’s march into a full democracy as he holds hope for a new Tonga - a small nation that must change in every sphere of development.
Parental control is really about surveillance and censorship and that's how content filters work. Putting responsibility for our children in the hands of governments and corporations is just wrong, argues Dan McGarry.