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By Makereta Komai
03:03 am GMT+12, 24/08/2019, Marshall Islands

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Pacific Forum chief 'positive' on Tuvalu summit outcome
Despite Australia's opposition to referencing coal or the climate crisis, the secretary ge
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Pacific countries push for their rights as stewards of the ocean to reflected in new global BBNJ treaty
By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor at the UN in New York  
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FSM calls for respect for sovereignty in BBNJ treaty
By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in New York  
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Women must come to the fore of peace and security: Samoa PM
While women continue to bear the brunt of conflict, security challenges and gender-based viole
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PSIDS and Pacific Islands Forum members push for fair, equitable and effective new global treaty to manage biodiversity beyond national jurisdictions
By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in New York  
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Negotiators consider criteria for Area-Based Management Tools, as negotiations on Draft treaty to protect marine biodiversity enters third day
By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in New York As ne
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Australia acting like an 'abusive relative' in the Pacific
Australia is like to an abusive family member knowingly doing damage to future generations by
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$1million in fresh funding for more than 730 “vulnerable” Nauruans
Nauru President Baron Waqa Thursdayannounced the approval of $1million (US$678,506) in fresh f
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Taiwan warns Pacific islands of China's 'empty promises' on aid
Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu warned Pacific island nations Thursday against “empty
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Tonga's PM accused of insincerity at Pacific Forum
Tonga's Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva was praised in some regional media for his emot
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21/08/2019 - Australia's deputy PM apologises to Pacific for fruit-picking comments 'if any insult was taken'
21/08/2019 - West Papua protests: Indonesia deploys 1,000 soldiers to quell unrest, cuts internet
21/08/2019 - Finding balance between climate change, economy
21/08/2019 - Pacific Islands Forum to observe the 2019 Nauru Parliamentary election
21/08/2019 - EMTV news boss reinstated
21/08/2019 - China accuses Australia of being a 'condescending master' in the Pacific
21/08/2019 - Pacific joins negotiations for new treaty on marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ)
21/08/2019 - Forum brings Pacific Island Nations closer together on climate change
21/08/2019 - Solomon Islands MPs support for ties with Taiwan a good sign: MOFA
21/08/2019 - PINA urges parties to quickly meet to resolve EMTV issue
21/08/2019 - PNG PM calls for inquiry into EMTV News Manager termination
21/08/2019 - Pacific Freedom Forum condemns heavy handed sacking of senior PNG Journalist
20/08/2019 - Samoa PM Tuilaepa found Australia “unpleasant” at Pacific Island Forum leader’s retreat
20/08/2019 - PM Sogavare: National Security Strategy will ensure our citizens are safe
20/08/2019 - Negotiating legally-binding agreement to provide future generations with a ‘healthy, resilient and productive ocean’
20/08/2019 - UK High Commissioner to Fiji welcomes PIF communique on climate change
20/08/2019 - Samson Fare appointed Vanuatu High Commissioner to Australia
20/08/2019 - Sixteen Government MPs declare support for Solomon Islands-Taiwan relations
20/08/2019 - China ready to refinance PNG debts
20/08/2019 - Australia talking with PNG about providing budget support, Foreign Minister Marise Payne says
20/08/2019 - Governor apologises on behalf of East Java after racial abuse hurts Papuans
20/08/2019 - Atiu by-election process in Cook Islands to begin
20/08/2019 - EMTV staff demand sacked chief be reinstated
20/08/2019 - PNG Media Council condemned EMTV News Manager sacking
19/08/2019 - Victory
19/08/2019 - Nauru counting down to weekend election
19/08/2019 - Australia Labor Party urges care on Papua New Guinea's $1.5bn loan request
19/08/2019 - 'Ridiculous, prejudiced, ignorant': Ambassador slams criticism of Chinese aid
19/08/2019 - Tuvalu threatens to exit Australia's seasonal worker programme after deputy PM's comments
19/08/2019 - PNG asks Australia for $1.5 billion in direct budget support for roads and anti-corruption
19/08/2019 - Samoa PM Tuilaepa weighs into Forum tension
19/08/2019 - Protesters set fire to parliament building in West Papua as tensions mount
19/08/2019 - PNG governor wants West Papua referendum
19/08/2019 - Fiji Methodist church President re-elected
19/08/2019 - Six Fijians so far killed by meningococcal disease
19/08/2019 - Victory
18/08/2019 - Vanuatu ready to discuss long standing maritime border treaty Fiji signed with France in 1983
18/08/2019 - PM Sogavare defends ministerial delegation to China
18/08/2019 - Australian PM's attitude 'neo-colonial' says Tuvalu
18/08/2019 - Indonesia objects to Pacific nations' demands over Papua
18/08/2019 - Call for Australia's Pacific membership to be suspended over coal
18/08/2019 - Fiji PM accuses Scott Morrison of ‘insulting’ and alienating Pacific leaders
18/08/2019 - Beijing announces its own Pacific ‘step up’
18/08/2019 - Labor backs resistance to coal mine ban
18/08/2019 - President of Journalist Association slams Samoa met bill
18/08/2019 - Police chiefs tackle drug trafficking in Pacific
18/08/2019 - Australia presents Nafanua II to Samoa
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