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José Ramos-Horta wins in landslide Timor-Leste presidential election

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The Nobel prize winner José Ramos-Horta has scored a landslide victory in Timor-Leste’s presidential election, according to preliminary results published by the election secretariat. The...

Fiji and U.S discuss cooperation on defence and security

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Fiji's Permanent Secretary for the Office of the Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs, Yogesh Karan Wednesday chaired a security dialogue with the high-level United...

Australia rejects claim its security forces in Solomon Islands were told not to protect...

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Australia has refuted claims that Australian security forces deployed to Solomon Islands’ capital Honiara to quell last November’s riots were instructed not to protect...

Australian Defence Minister Dutton warns China will expand its presence in Pacific after Solomon...

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Australian Defence Minister Peter Dutton is warning China will not waste any time expanding its presence in the South Pacific, after signing its controversial...

Australia must ‘change the way it talks’ to Pacific Islands

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Melanesian News Network Editor Dorothy Wickham says Australia must start “changing the way it talks” to the Pacific Islands. It comes as Chinese ships and...

FSM President Panuelo announces proposed Compact of Free Association package

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Federated States of Micronesia President, David Panuelo, has concluded in depth discussions with U.S Special Presidential envoy for Compact negotiations, Joseph Yun and Jake...

No caretaker government in PNG: Barker

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There is no provision in law or in the Constitution for a caretaker government to be formed after Parliament is dissolved for a general...

PNG PM Marape tables report on UBS loan inquiry in Parliament

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The Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) Australia overcharged the PNG Government by AUD$175 million (about K464 million) which must be reimbursed to the State,...

Solomon Islands-China security deal needs scrutiny – NZ Foreign Minister Mahuta

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New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta says the new Solomon Islands security arrangement with China is unwelcome and unnecessary and should be open...

Tonga PM says security pact between China and Solomons will be raised at June...

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Tongan Prime Minister Siaosi Sovaleni says they are closely monitoring the situation as Solomon Islands sign security pact with China. The security pact has raised...

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Sustainability of Pacific fisheries is compromised by the impacts of climate change: Forum Chair

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By Pita Ligaiula in Seoul Forum Chair and Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown says the sustainability of Pacific fisheries is compromised by the...

Solomon Islands distance itself from Korea – Pacific Islands Forum Summit Declaration

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Solomon Islands expressed reservations on an element of the outcome Declaration of the Korea-Pacific Islands Forum Summit in particular the reference to competing Strategy...

North Korea Nuclear programme direct threat to international peace and security

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By Pita Ligaiula in Seoul The Korea – Pacific Islands Summit shares the view that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) nuclear and...