Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Fiji’s Opposition MP Nawaikula convicted of giving false information and obtaining a financial advantage

Fiji's Opposition MP Niko Nawaikula has been found guilty of one count of giving false information to a public servant and one count of...

Issue of writs on 12 May: PNG Electoral Commissioner Sinai

The writs for this year’s general election will be issued on 12 May, says Papua New Guinea Electoral Commissioner Simon Sinai. He told The National...

New U.S ambassador Kennedy warns on Solomon Islands

America’s next ambassador to Australia, Caroline Kennedy, said she was committed to taking a stronger stance against China’s coercion in the Indo-Pacific once she...

China’s security deal with Solomons raises alarm in Pacific

A security alliance between China and the Solomon Islands has sent shudders throughout the South Pacific, with many worried it could set off a...

3.5 million people in Western Pacific die each year due to climate crisis: WHO

Around 3.5 million people in the Western Pacific die each year as a result of environmental causes, according to World Health Organisation (WHO) data...

Wenda likens Ukraine crisis to that of West Papua

A leading West Papuan activist is comparing the plight of his region to that of the crisis in Ukraine. Benny Wenda, who is the Interim...

Omicron BA.2 confirmed in Tonga, one death reported

Only 467 people eligible to be vaccinated are left to get their first dose as the government continues to roll out vaccination for COVID-19. Prime...

Major threats identified for PNG General elections

The use of firearms is one of the three major threats identified by the Papua New Guinea joint security forces for General Election 2022,...

Melanesian Spearhead Group appoints Leonard Louma as new Director General

After a lengthy process, the Melanesian Spearhead Group(MSG) Secretariat has a new Director-General, Leonard Louma from Papua New Guinea. This follows an announcement by the...

Four more Samoan Associate Ministers sworn-in

Four Samoan Associate Ministers were sworn-in Tuesday to support the workload of Cabinet ministers. The larger Ministries such and Public Works, Environment and Agriculture now...

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Anthony Albanese officially sworn in as Australian PM

With an oath to “well and truly serve the Commonwealth of Australia”, and the flick of a signature, Anthony Albanese has officially become Australia’s...

John Rosso announced as PNG deputy PM

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape has announced Member for Lae and Minister for Lands John Rosso as the country’s Deputy Prime Minister...

Labor leader Anthony Albanese to be sworn in as Australia’s new prime minister

Anthony Albanese will today be sworn in as Australia's 31st prime minister, as his incoming Labor government takes power after almost a decade of...