Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Australia to print, pay for PNG ballot papers

Australia will print, and pay K10 million (US$2.8 million) for the 12 million ballot papers to be used in the 2022 general election, according...

NZ Government announces $140m Omicron support for Māori and Pacific

The New Zealand government has announced $140 million (US$93 million) worth of targeted funding for health providers to support Māori and Pacific communities as...

Health workers face ‘dangerous neglect’, warn WHO, ILO

Health teams worldwide need much safer working conditions to combat the “dangerous neglect” they have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN health and...

Nineteen journalists suspended from Papua New Guinea news station in coverage row

Nineteen journalists from Papua New Guinea’s leading television media company, EMTV, have been suspended following a walk-off protest by staff. The staff walked off the...

‘Fortress Australia’ re-opens after two-year Covid closure

Australia opens its international borders to all vaccinated tourists Monday, nearly two years after the island nation first imposed some of the world's strictest...

Australia welcomes Micronesia’s decision to rescind withdrawal from the Forum

Australia welcomes Micronesia’s leader’s decision to temporarily rescind its withdrawal from the premier political body- the Pacific Islands Forum. This week, Forum Chair and Fiji’s...

Tonga needs over $90 million to start repairs from Volcano

A month after an undersea volcanic eruption and ensuing tsunami lashed Tonga, a UN official said Wednesday that 80 percent of the Pacific island...

Fiji calls for worldwide moratorium on deep seabed mining

At the first-ever One Ocean Summit, Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum called on all ocean countries to adopt Fiji’s moratorium on deep seabed mining through 2030. The...

Cook Islands welcome Micronesia’s pause on exiting the Pacific Islands Forum

Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown welcomes the decision by the Micronesian Leaders to “pause” their withdrawal from the Pacific Islands Forum to enable...

Pacific Islands Forum Chair welcomes Micronesia position

The Pacific Islands Forum Chair, Acting Prime Minister of Fiji Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum says the temporary suspension of the FSM withdrawal from the Pacific...

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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...