Pitcairn looking for migrants (preferably Islander and their descendants)

October 23, 2013

As a disclaimer and to put my flag in the ground from the outset, I am fascinated by the sociology, remoteness and history of Pitcairn and would like to visit the place. I just don’t think I ever will…. While trawling through a daily Pacific Rim news email from the East West Centre at The […]

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Australia, Nauru and PNG: who has whom over a barrel? And other thoughts

July 20, 2013

A few events of the last two days have had me thinking. This is something of a brain dump. The general thrust of the first is that people seeking asylum in Australia, if they arrive by boat, will be resettled in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The second is that there was a riot/disturbance/unrest/event/venting of pent-up […]

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Christmas Island’s Annus Horribilis

December 16, 2010

Christmas Island, like most small communities and isolated parts of the world, only seems to get a mention or rate a thought when politicians come out to play or things go badly wrong. Sometimes, in the worst circumstances, the second of these things unfortunately catalyses the first…. Anyone who has seen the news recently knows […]

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