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PNG PM want foreigner to head Independent Commission Against Corruption

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape has called for foreign intervention in the position of Commissioner for Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) and...

Samoa caretaker PM Tuilaepa says post election process is not yet complete

Samoa caretaker Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Malielegaoi says the post election process is not yet complete, and all 51 electoral consituents of Samoa...

Fiji records 241 new cases of COVID-19, One death reported

Fiji has reported 241 new cases of COVID-19 infections and one death Monday. Ministry of Health permanent secretary Dr James Fong says five cases are...

Australia to arm PNG patrol boats

The Australian Department of Defence has announced it will arm the Papua New Guinea Defence Force’s four new Guardian-class Patrol Boats. The equipment will be...

Legal definition of ‘ecocide’ a new milestone in efforts to criminalise environmental mass destruction

A new, much-awaited legal definition of “ecocide” has moved the world a step closer to recognising the plunder and mass destruction of nature as...

PNG Election dates approved

Papua New Guineans are expected to go to the polls to elect the 111 parliamentarians on 11 June 2022. Nominations will be received at 4pm...

We’ll resolve Samoa’s crisis using ‘Pacific way’: Puna

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General Henry Puna says they are using the “Pacific Way” to assist Samoa resolve its two-months-running constitutional crisis. In his...

FAST swearing-in unlawful but Parliament must sit: Supreme court

The Samoa Supreme Court has declared the swearing in of the Faatuatua ile Atua Samoa ua Tasi (FAST) party on the lawns outside Parliament...

Forum Secretary General welcomes civil society forum 2021

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretary general Henry Puna has welcomed the input of civil society leaders to regional policy, saying that regional stakeholders must...

COVID-19 Delta variant has potential to make ‘epidemic curve exponentially’

The head of the UN health agency expressed concern on Friday over the COVID-19’s delta variant, which he called “the most transmissible” mutation to...

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Solomon Islands media boycott Chinese foreign minister’s visit to Honiara

Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) has issued a boycott notice to its members for the PRC Press event scheduled for Thursday. MASI President, Georgina...

China seeks Pacific Islands policing, security cooperation – document

China will seek a region-wide deal with almost a dozen Pacific islands covering policing, security and data communications cooperation when Foreign Minister Wang Yi...

Solomon Islands journalists shut out of China foreign minister visit, raising secrecy concerns

Pacific journalists have raised serious concerns about secrecy surrounding the upcoming marathon tour of the Pacific by China’s foreign minister, who will be visiting...