Saturday, December 4, 2021

Australia’s commercial kava importation pilot officially launched

Pacific kava farmers and producers will now have direct access to the Australian market under Phase Two of the Morrison Government's Kava Pilot, recognising...

NZ is the latest to join foreign intervention mission to Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has announced that New Zealand officers will now join three other countries: Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Australia...

COVID-19: WHO’s Tedros criticises ‘blunt’ Omicron measures

The head of the UN health agency has criticised “blunt” and “blanket” measures taken by countries in the past few days to stop the...

Unease builds over New Caledonia referendum

There is growing unease over the French decision to hold New Caledonia's third and final independence referendum on 12 December. Pro-independence parties and groups decided...

Fiji troops deployed to assist Melanesian family

Today, a contingent of 50 Republic of Fiji Military Forces(RFMF) personnel depart Fiji to assist in the restoration of security and stability in the...

Pentagon to build up U.S bases in Australia and Guam to meet China challenge

The Pentagon will focus on building up bases in Australia and Guam to better prepare the U.S military to counter China, a senior defence...

Solomon Islands intervention critical: PNG Police Commissioner

Papua New Guinea Police Commissioner David Manning says the country’s engagement in the Solomon Islands is critical with emphasis on protection of several Government...

WCPFC faces test as expiration date nears for Tropical Tuna Measure

The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) 2021 meeting begins 29 November, as it faces the expiration of its Tropical Tuna Measure guiding...

Maintaining sustainable tuna stocks in the Pacific is main focus for FFA Member

Making sure the tuna fisheries of the Western and Central Pacific remain sustainable is one of the driving aims of Pacific Island Forum Fisheries...

New Zealand and Fiji Navies collaborate in border patrol operation

Royal New Zealand Navy ship HMNZS Wellington has rendezvoused with Republic of Fiji Navy Ship (RFNS) Savenaca to carry out coordinated patrols as part...

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First case of COVID-19 in Cook Islands

Prime Minister Mark Brown has announced that the Cook Islands has it’s first positive case of COVID-19. A passenger on Thursday repatriation flight who tested...

Angola reaffirms commitment to host OACPS Summit in 2022

The head of Angolan diplomacy, Téte António has reaffirmed his country’s commitment to host the 10th summit of Heads of State and Government of...

Post-election government formation in Tonga stretches out

  It will now be the third week of December at the earliest before Tongans find out who their new leader will be. Voters went to...