U.S eases restriction on U.S territories’ membership in Pacific Islands Forum

The U.S government has agreed to allow U.S territories to join the Pacific Islands Forum(PIF) as non-voting associate members, modifying an old policy that...

Palau vice president endorses U.S territories’ membership in Pacific Island Forum

Palau Vice President Uduch Sengebau Senior called for an “enhanced organisational structure” and the inclusion of the American Pacific island territories in the larger...

NZ and Fiji strengthen ties, visa changes and new funding announced

Following bilateral talks in Suva, Prime Minister Christopher Luxon and Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka, have made a number of announcements aimed at strengthening the...

Australian PM Albanese meets with Nauru leader to boost Pacific ties

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has held talks with Nauru President David Adeang during a visit by the Pacific leader to Canberra. During a meeting...

PNG Speaker entertains motion to put Vote of No Confidence on Notice paper

Papua New Guinea Speaker of Parliament, Job Pomat has made a ruling to disqualify the Private Business Committee (PBC) decision on the Motion of...

‘Godfathers of climate chaos’: UN chief urges global fossil-fuel advertising ban

Fossil-fuel companies are the “godfathers of climate chaos” and should be banned in every country from advertising akin to restrictions on big tobacco, the...

Commercial flights resume from Nouméa after weeks of unrest in New Caledonia

Commercial flights from Nouméa's international airport have resumed on Wednesday on a limited basis. The Nouméa-La Tontouta International Airport had been closed to the public...

Break free from pollution, climate chaos and ‘biodiversity decimation’, UN chief urges

The UN Secretary-General has called for safeguarding Earth’s vital ecosystems from rampant pollution, worsening climate impacts and “biodiversity decimation”. In a message marking Wednesday’s World...

Graham Leung is Fiji’s new Attorney General

Suva lawyer Graham Leung has been appointed as Fiji’s new Attorney General. Graham Leung took his oath of office before President Ratu Wiliame Maivalili Katonivere...

Fiji PM Rabuka receives courtesy call from the newly appointed Forum Secretary General

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFs) has reaffirmed its commitment to advancing regional solidarity and supporting the priorities and interests of the Forum family. This...

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Fiji PM eyes government of national unity

Fiji's Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka has signaled the possibility of forming a government of national unity. Currently, the Coalition government is comprised of three parties:...

Nine dead since start of New Caledonia unrest

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