Solomons govt doubles minimal wage

The Solomon Islands government has doubled the country's minimum wage. The caretaker labour minister Willam Maru announced the increase from 50-US-cents an hour to $US 1an hour on the floor of parliament on Sunday. The Solomon Star reported Mr Maru saying he was...

Manus Island’s ‘social material damaged’

The social fabric of Papua New Guinea's Manus Island has been broken by Australia detaining refugees there, a community leader says. Ben Pokarup is secretary of the Maus Manus Development Forum and chair of the Manus Island Tourism Association. Mr Pokarup said the...

Gun Deaths In America At Report Excessive

An analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals a record high of gun deaths in the United States. The 2017 gun deaths mark the highest number of gun deaths in about 40 years. Record Number Of Gun Deaths Based on data from the...