Monthly Archives: August 2019

Celebrating the Silver Jubilee of the Robert Louis Stevenson Foundation

The Samoa Observer recently ran an article written by Soli Wilson about how the Robert Louis Stevenson Foundation Incorporated marked their silver jubilee by celebrating the life of prominent Scottish storyteller Robert Louis Stevenson in a garden party the other … Continue reading

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“Walking the Talk” on Climate Change in Palau

Palau’s call for a more sustainable approach to sea vessels came shortly after it was frustrated over the climate crisis during historic talks in Washington. Palau President Tommy Remengesau said there needs to be more action taken to reduce carbon … Continue reading

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“Fale’s Voyage in the Whale”- Tonga

This month’s Pacific Islands legend comes from Tonga. It comes from the book Tales form the South Seas. Enjoy this adventurous story… Fale’s Voyage in the Whale On the island of Niue there lived long ago a woman called Fale … Continue reading

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4th National Arts Festival Opens in Vanuatu

The Vanuatu Daily Post recently reported that the 4th National Arts Festival will be held at Lakatoro, Malekula, August 18th-23rd 2019. The festival aims to promote the cultural diversity across all 83+ islands by bringing all the different cultures to one … Continue reading

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PNG Artist not Sold on Renaming Oceania

Let’s continue the debate on Oceania vs. Moana… Radio New Zealand writer, Christine Rovoi, wrote a new article about how the recent call by Pacific scholars for Oceania to be renamed Moana is not resonating with an artist from Papua … Continue reading

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Moana vs. Oceania

Recently, Christine Rovoi, wrote an interesting article for Radio New Zealand about how a group of Pacific scholars and artists wants the name Moana to replace Oceania. Moana, they say, identifies all Pasifika peoples, their lands, their waters and their cultures. The group … Continue reading

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Pacific Culture to Aid Science to Save Oceans

Recently, a United Nations (UN) regional meeting concluded in Noumea, New Caledonia, with the aim of providing Pacific solutions to the issue of ocean conservation. This meeting was the first of nine global meetings on the UN’s so-called ‘Decade of the … Continue reading

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