• 28 Apr 2014
    PITA 18th AGM 28 Apr 2014 to 02 May 2014 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM
  • 17 Jun 2014
    Communicasia 2014 17 Jun 2014 to 20 Jun 2014 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM
  • 24 Aug 2014
    ICT4S 2014 24 Aug 2014 to 26 Aug 2014 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

Tuvalu is one of the smallest nations of the world with 10,619 population and 26 square kilometers of land spreading over 09 islands in a chain, 676 km long on the outer western edge of Polynesia. Funafuti is the largest atoll of the nine low reef islands and atolls. This makes it the third-least populous sovereign state in the world, with only Vatican City and Nauru.

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In its first Annual General Meeting held in Denarau Island, Fiji, Pacific ICT Regulatory Resource Centre (PIRRC) elected its new Steering Committee and Management Committee. The Steering Committee consists of representatives of Cook Island, FIJI, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Nauru, Samoa, Vanuatu and University of South Pacific (USP). Management Committee now consists of representatives of PNG, Fiji, USP and PIRRC.

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Earlier this month, I visited Papua New Guinea, the biggest country in the Pacific with a population of over six million and having 462,840 square km of land.


PNG is an amazing and culturally diverse place on earth. It is estimated that more than a thousand different cultural groups exist in Papua New Guinea and it has more languages than any other country, (more precisely 841 languages), representing twelve percent of the world's total, making it the most linguistically diverse place on earth.

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How to use a dial-up internet from a hotel room, an interesting question, a young guest in the next room asked me during my trip to North Pacific. Because of my age, I think he considered me the cave-man (pre-broadband generation).

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At the last leg of my trip to North Pacific, I landed in the Land of Stone Money. Federated States of Micronesia has an estimated population of 106,487 (July 2012 est.) and is spread across 2,500 kilometers of the Western Central Pacific Ocean, just north of the equator. It consists of four states of Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Yap and their 607 islands (only 65 are inhabited). It is a democratic country with no formal political parties and amazingly has seven official languages: English, Ulithian, Woleaian, Yapese, Pohnpeian, Kosraean, and Chuukese.

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