Anneka Brown

Anneka Brown

Teen revived after crash

Monday August 19, 2019

A male teenager was revived after not breathing for about 15 minutes following a motorbike accident on Saturday morning.

On Funafuti, the prison inmates prepare the Prime Minister’s breakfast in his big house with its own satellite dish, while down the road people sleep outside with barely a cent to their names. Anneka Brown goes to the end of the road in the sinking island at the end of the earth.

The only two women leaders of Pacific Forum countries have again called for a greater focus on gender inequality and especially supporting the rights of women and children.

The locals call it ‘Timeless Tuvalu’ because the only sense of time they follow is the rising and falling of the sun and the tides that come in and out on their shores.

Tuvalu famously owns the internet domain “.tv”. But it’s been more than 15 years since a local television station was broadcast in the small island country.

Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna says having established diplomatic relations with Indonesia just recently means that he now has that basis to engage positively with them, rather sitting on the outside and throwing stones.

Despite differences between the nations, Henry Puna says Cook Islands is set to receive many benefits from strengthening diplomatic relationships with Australia and Fiji.

Peoples from all around the Pacific have been able to engage each other with language and culture and exchange a rich sense of community at the Pacific Islands Forum.

Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna endorsed the opening statement from Fiji Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama at the Climate Change Sautalaga where he appealed to Australia to do everything possible to achieve a rapid transition from coal to energy sources that do not contribute to climate change.

Today a mass of journalists with cameras, mobile phones and recorders surrounded the Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern.

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