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Features Archive February 2021
Climate Change: Now is Not the Time to Mince Words
By U.S. Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu Erin E. McKee
There is no greater long-term challenge confronting the United States and the world than climate change.
"Everyone Has a Responsibility to Promote Our National Identity:" Miss Solomon Islands
By Georgina Kekea
The national anthem, citizenship, work, values and national symbols are the five sets of elements to national identity, says Miss Solomon Islands, Gladys Habu.
Sustainable Energy Key to COVID-19 Recovery in Asia and the Pacific
By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana
The past year is one that few of us will forget. While the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have played out unevenly across Asia and the Pacific, the region has been spared many of the worst effects seen in other parts of the world.
The Future of the University of the South Pacific
By Biman Chand Prasad
The whistleblowing Vice Chancellor at the University of the South Pacific (USP), Professor Pal Ahluwalia, has described the illegal deportation of he and his wife, Sandra Price, last Wednesday as a ‘surreal’ experience.
Regionalism in Retreat
By Tess Newton Cain and Stefan Armbruster
Prophesies of the end of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) as we know it are close to being fulfilled after a virtual and very tense leaders’ meeting last week.
A Tiff at PIF? Pacific Islands Forum Leadership Change Triggers Frustration
By Grant Wyeth - The Diplomat
Within the PIF, leadership has typically rotated between Polynesian, Melanesian, and Micronesian states. Until now, it seems.
Changing Mindsets, Boosting Farmer Spirits in the Solomon Islands
The 200 or so taro and cassava farmers in the Solomon Islands had likely not encountered this sort of workshop before. Neither, for that matter, have most people.