New tool to boost literacy

MAJURO, MARSHALL ISLANDS – An Asian Development Bank (ADB)-assisted pilot project with financing from Japan is using an innovative new education tool to boost literacy and numeracy development in the North Pacific. Results from the first use of the Early Grade Learning Assessment (EGLA) instrument were unveiled by ADB at a presentation during the 29th…

Nauru court case delayed again

RNZI: The court hearing for Nauru’s Roland Kun has again been delayed after the Nauru government refused to waive certain formalities for the opposition MP’s overseas lawyer. Mr Kun is fighting to get his passport back after the Government cancelled it a month ago in the wake of anti-Government protests. A lawyer from Australia arrived…

Tuvalu hosts 11th FFC Ministerial

FUNAFUTI, (FFA) – Pacific ministers for Fisheries from all corners of the region arrived in Tuvalu’s capital Funafuti on the weekend to join local communities for a traditional Sunday to’onai feast. The family-style feast, hosted by Tuvalu’s Minister for Fisheries, Elisala Pita has set the tone for a similarly rich discussion at the 11th Fisheries…