Catherine Wilson is a freelance journalist and correspondent reporting on Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands region.
China-Solomon Islands pact: Reading between the lines
The new security deal highlights Beijing’s drive to strengthen its grasp on political favour and regional resources.
Pacific islands: The cost to tomorrow of the crisis today
The brunt of the Covid-19 recession will be borne by developing nations, where youth populations are dominant.
AnalysesDemanding the Future: Navigating the Pacific's Youth Bulge
With half the region's population aged under 23, the Pacific's 'youth bulge' will affect every area of development in the region in the coming decades
PNG and Covid-19: The costs of economic stress
Many people will seek cultural supports, while a few might turn to crime. But this is far from a harbinger for chaos.
Facing ghosts of the past in Bougainville
Post-war justice has been elusive, but until grievances are confronted, the consequences of impunity can be deadly.
The new battle for Bougainville’s Panguna mine
Mining, without peace, won’t contribute to a longing for successful self-government and equitable development.
New Caledonia: decolonisation in conversation
Locals in New Caledonia share their views about the territory’s prospects ahead of the November ballot on independence.
The hidden epidemic in the shanty towns of Honiara
Diarrhoea is a killer in Solomon Islands, and climate change will only increase its danger.