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Return to Tarawa

Return to Tarawa

Sixty-six years ago, the Pacific island atoll of Tarawa was a World War II battlefield of billowing black smoke and death's stench…

King copra in Majuro

King copra in Majuro

With the Marshall Islands being a collection of tiny coral atolls, revenue is left to only a few options…

Slots of fun in Vanuatu

Slots of fun in Vanuatu

Allan Palmer manages Club 21, one of the four slot clubs in Port Vila…

Shanghai’s Bund traders

Shanghai’s Bund traders

Peddlers make a killing as the country's economy continues booming…

Museum Tour: The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Museum Tour: The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

A memorial to those who might have otherwise been forgotten…

The Alotau Canoe Festival

ALOTAU – As John Kaniku tells it, the appropriate beginning to canoe construction is simple enough: you have to choose a tree of quality timber. The lush, jungle-covered landscape of…

The Bomana War Cemetery

Caretaker James Kuk says that there is usually one reason why people visit Bomana, a nineteen-kilometer drive outside of Papua New Guinea's capital Port Moresby. "Most tourists," says the groundskeeper,…

John Swope: A letter from Japan

With his Rolleiflex 75mm, Swope walked through rubble and burned-out structures and befriended Japanese both young and old alike during his three-week tour at the end of August 1945.…

Vanuatu beef for the organic market

PORT VILA – Lunch break is over. The first head of cattle enters the steel chamber. The stun-gun operator attempts to position the silver pistol-like instrument between the eyes of…

Vanuatu’s disappearing coconut crabs

PORT VILA – The covered central market in Port Vila is the obvious choice for picking up a few coconuts or a bundle of bananas or any other foodstuff where…

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