region: time to look at polynesian union

REGION Melanesia has its spearhead group, with its new China-funded headquarters in Vanuatu. Micronesia focuses northward towards former colonists, Japan and America. Economist magazine, making rare comment on the pacific basin, suggests it is time to look again at polynesian union. "The islands in the central and eastern Pacific, argues Ron Crocombe, a regional analyst, may have to revive plans for a Polynesian federation." The Pacific Islands Forum | Lepers change their spots |