Category - Pacific and PNG

Pacific and PNG

Samoa’s historic election result

Nearly 60 years since independence, and 39 years after the Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP) took over the reins as government, a new dawn is on the horizon in Samoa. For the uninitiated, voters in Samoa went to the polls on Friday last week. Preliminary results have the HRPP and the Fa’atuatua...

Pacific and PNG

Nauru: riches to rags to riches

With one of the smallest populations in the world (12,581 in 2019), Nauru is perhaps best known for its riches to rags history, which Helen Hughes shed light on in a 2004 article. Things looked bleak then, but Nauru has since reverted from rags to riches. In constant prices, GDP has grown at an...