Friday, March 24, 2023

U.S Ambassador to Solomons warns of aid that goes to ‘one bank account’

The U.S Ambassador to the Solomon Islands has warned Pacific Islands against “aid that benefits one person, one party and one bank account” -...

New Caledonia faced with uncertainty over Noumea Accord exit

A law professor in Noumea says New Caledonia is now faced with a period of high uncertainty, be it political, economic or institutional. Mathias Chauchat...

Solomons police investigating armed threat on the capital

Police in Solomon Islands say they are investigating reports of an armed group threatening an armed attack on the capital Honiara. Responding to local media...

Mandatory vaccination for PNG Olympic team

The Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee (PNGOC) announced that COVID-19 vaccination is now a mandatory requirement for athletes and officials that are vying for...

Experts warn Papua New Guinea is potential breeding ground for new Covid variants

Experts have warned that the next variant of Covid-19 to sweep the world could emerge on Australia’s doorstep, due to incredibly low rates of...

Slowness intentional: ABG

Bougainville President Ishmael Toroama says matters before the joint supervisory body (JSB) meeting on Friday in Port Moresby are matters that have been part...

Tonga’s deputy PM Lord Ma’afu dies in Auckland Hospital

Tonga's deputy PM and a leading Noble, Lord Ma' afu, has died in Auckland Hospital. In a statement, the Tongan government said Lord Ma'afu passed...

Australia to help fix internet for Pacific nations in bid to counter China

Australia has partnered with Japan and the U.S to help improve internet access in three Pacific island nations in efforts to counter China’s influence...

Massive referendum boycott highlights ongoing division in New Caledonia

By Nic Maclellan Provisional figures in the New Caledonia referendum on self-determination show an overwhelming No to independence. But this result only comes from...

New Caledonia votes to stay in France; separatists boycott

Voters in the French island territory of New Caledonia chose overwhelmingly Sunday to stay part of France, in a referendum boycotted by pro-independence forces...

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Fiji Media organisations call on the government to repeal the Media Industry Development Act

The Fijian media industry has strongly called on the coalition government to repeal the Media Industry Development Act (MIDA)which first came as a decree...

Pacific nation’s concern over Australia’s coal plans

Samoan Prime Minister Fiamē Naomi Mata’afa has expressed her concern over Australia’s potential to launch new gas and coal projects ahead of the country’s...

Samoan PM raises concerns over China security precedent

Samoa’s prime minister has raised concerns about China muscling its way into the Pacific but stressed relations with Beijing need to be seen in...