Friday, January 21, 2022

Amid dispute with government, Vanuatu speaker resigns

The Speaker of Parliament of Vanuatu Gracia Shadrack has resigned today amid a dispute with the government of the prime minister Bob Loughman. Last week,...

Israel swears in new coalition, ending Netanyahu’s long rule

Israel’s parliament on Sunday narrowly approved a new coalition government, ending the historic 12-year rule of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and sending the polarising...

Vanuatu Speaker’s lawyer files application to strike out order

Vanuatu Speaker of Parliament’s counsel has filed an application for the Court to struck out the application by the 19 Members of Parliament in...

Samoa’s FAST party seeks clarification of court ruling

Samoa's FAST party is seeking clarification of an Appeal Court decision about extra parliamentary seats for women. An Appeal Court decision last week upheld the...

Vanuatu PM appeals for calm

--Vanuatu Prime Minister Bob Loughman has called on the people of Vanuatu to remain calm as relevant agencies deal with the issue had at...

Legal challenge looms after Vanuatu speaker declares most government seats vacant

The speaker of the Vanuatu parliament has declared the seats of the Prime Minister, the Deputy prime minister and 16 other government MPs vacant. The...

Fiji Parliament passes laws against COVID-19 breaches, 28 new cases reported

Fijians who continue to flout certain advisories and are not adhering to the COVID-19 measures will now be issued on the spot fines. The Public...

United Nations General Assembly holds special session against corruption

The United Nations General Assembly Special Session against corruption began at the UN headquarters in New York today with strong calls for the redoubling...

Akaiti Puna sworn in as new Cook Islands MP

Akaiti Puna was sworn in as Manihiki’s new Cook Islands Member of Parliament on Monday during a flash sitting. Puna, who won the Manihiki seat...

Peaceful march on Mulinuu for sixth Samoa woman MP

-More than 300 women dressed in white participated in a peaceful march on Monday morning at Mulinuu to show their support for the addition...

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Tonga says volcanic eruption and tsunami an ‘unprecedented disaster’

Tonga is facing an “unprecedented disaster” from a massive volcanic eruption that covered the nation in ash and 15-metre tsunami waves that destroyed almost...

Cable repair ship to set sail from PNG to restore communications to Tonga

Preparations are being made to send a specialist cable repair ship from Papua New Guinea to Tonga to fix breaks in the Tonga Cable...

New Zealand prepares to send support to Tonga

New Zealand is ready to assist Tonga in its recovery from Saturday night’s undersea eruption and tsunami, Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Defence...