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Pacific Islands increasingly used as crime transit point, experts say

The Pacific islands are increasingly being used as a transit point for transnational crime, including drug trafficking and money laundering, experts say. Criminal organisations from...

Vanuatu Parliament summoned

Vanuatu Clerk of Parliament, Raymond Manuake, has summoned Parliament to convene on Friday, 04 November 2022. The summons instrument was signed by Manuake Tuesday and...

U.S, China vie for influence over Pacific island nations including PNG

Forging a stronger presence in Papua New Guinea and other Pacific island nations has become part of the West’s strategy to counter China's security...

Australia boosts defence, Pacific diplomacy spending in budget

Australia on Tuesday pledged increased defence spending and efforts to firm up diplomatic ties with neighbouring Southeast Asian and Pacific nations as it seeks...

Pacific nations double down on their green demands

-As is customary in the run up to any gathering of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) predicable...

Why Tuvalu still chooses Taiwan

By Joel Atkinson, HUFS In his recent visit to Taipei, Tuvalu’s new Prime Minister Kausea Natano declared that Tuvalu would ‘continue to stand firm...

Massacre on island of love, 30 killed in PNG’s Milne Bay Province

Thirty people in Papua New Guinea are reported to have been killed and many seriously injured in the worst tribal warfare on Kiriwina Island...

Two Political camps in Vanuatu : Aquana 30-22 Iririki

The official results of the Snap Election has reconfirmed the unofficial results — none of the country's major political parties who contested the snap...

Taiwan not ruling out talks to win back Solomons, Kiribati

Taiwan is open to possible discussions that may lead to regaining diplomatic ties with the Solomon Islands and Kiribati, whose decisions to switch to...

Egypt shuts down event spaces on first Monday of COP27 in blow to NGOs

Civil society organisations and governments may have to cancel events at the UN climate summit in November as the Egyptian hosts have tightened security...

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By Pita Ligaiula at COP28 in Dubai, UAE The Director General of the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Dr Tupou-Roosen, has highlighted the critical role of...

Hopes high for ambitious, on-time agreement: PSIDS Climate Negotiator Matsutaro

By Pita Ligaiula at COP28 in Dubai Palau’s climate change negotiator and Chair of the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) Xavier Matsutaro, Sunday offered...

1.5 degrees holds the key to resolving the Climate crisis says Forum SG Puna

By Pita Ligaiula at COP28 in Dubai Forum Secretary General, Henry Puna Saturday emphasised the importance of the 1.5-degree goal in the Paris Agreement, describing...