Inquiry whitewashes Kiribati government over ferry disaster

By John Braddock, 21 October 2019

The report identifies no criminal culpability in Kiribati's worst ever disaster, which led to 95 deaths and makes no criticism of the government or its agencies.

Solomon Islands and Kiribati cut ties with Taiwan, shift to China

By John Braddock, 28 September 2019

The diplomatic shifts underscore the deepening geo-strategic confrontation in the Pacific amid the intensifying US-led trade war.