Each Thursday we bring you a selection of news, commentary and analysis from and about the Pacific island region.
- The World Bank has released a report focusing on the importance of job creation as a means of enhancing and ensuring wellbeing in the Pacific. Of particular note is the significance of labour mobility and the importance of public sector employment in small economies.
- Fiji's new Police Commissioner has arrived in the country. He is South African national Bernardus Groenewald and was selected because he was the only one of five applicants who met the selection criteria.
- Democracy continues to be vulnerable in Nauru, with the justice minister seeking to have opposition members censured and removed from Parliament for giving interviews to foreign media outlets. Echoing this analysis, opposition MP Dr Kieren Keke has called for Pacific Island Forum countries to intervene.
- Michelle Nayahumui Rooney has argued that the presence of Australia's regional processing centre on Manus Island in PNG promotes gender-based violence in the wider community.
- The Pacific Water and Wastes Association has released a benchmarking study of water and wastewater utilities in the region.
- Samisoni Viriviri of Fiji has been named IRB 7s 'Player of the Series' 2013-14. It is the first time the award has gone to a Fijian player, and if you are wondering why they are called the 'Flying Fijians', check out Samisoni in action here: