China slams AUKUS pact as a threat to regional stability

China believes the AUKUS pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States reveals a tactical cold war mentality. The Chinese Ambassador to Fiji,...

Micronesia president says U.S beefing up military capabilities in the Pacific country

The U.S is considering military projects across the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) as it pushes ahead with plans for a US$400m airport upgrade...

Fiji’s position over Israeli war on Gaza – international blunder or a domestic strategy?

By Richard Naidu Fiji's position on Israel could hint at paradigm shift South Africa’s genocide case against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has...

Vice-Admiral David Johnston named new chief of the Australian Defence Force

Vice-Admiral David Johnston will become the new chief of the Australian Defence Force (ADF). He will succeed the present chief General Angus Campbell in July,...

Documents show Tonga criticised Australia and NZ’s response to China-Solomon security pact

A leaked document from Tonga's Foreign Affairs Ministry shows that officials in the Pacific Island country sharply criticised Australia and New Zealand's response to...

Facility to boost Maritime surveillance and search training

The opening of the Pacific Regional Vessel Boarding and Searching Training facility will boost and strengthen the Maritime surveillance and Protections of the Blue...

How hidden WW2 bombs across the Pacific are found and destroyed, decades after war

By Jon Letman The Marshall Islands is a nation of atolls – hundreds of small islands carpeted in coconut palms and pandanus trees. While...

U.S Coast Guard gets enhanced powers in Samoa’s waters

The United States will have an expanded right to board vessels in Samoa’s waters under an amended maritime law enforcement agreement that could boost...

Call for new ‘foreign’ battalion to fix Australian defence recruiting crisis

The Australian Defence Force(ADF) should consider establishing a Pacific battalion with rotating Australian and Pacific troops to help boost regional ties and address the...

NZDF contingent arrives in Solomon Islands for election support

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) contingent tasked with helping out during Solomon Islands' national election has sailed in to the capital Honiara to...

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Fiji meth crisis: Police compromised in battle against addictive drug

As Fiji grapples with its methamphetamine crisis, the country is also facing widespread corruption in its police force. Officers are being asked to tamper with...

PNG Pangu Pati rules with 56

The ruling Pangu Pati has 56 members in Papua New Guinea Parliament, including current deputy Opposition leader James Nomane who is yet to resign...

New Caledonia and Vanuatu withdraw from FestPAC amid deadly unrest

A festival planner announced Monday that a Pacific country and an island territory of France have withdrawn their participation in the 13th Festival of...