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Rainbo Paita steps aside as PNG National Planning Minister

Papua New Guinea National Planning and Monitoring Minister and Finchafen MP Rainbo Paita, has announced that he is stepping aside from his Ministerial portfolio...

Reports Sovaleni has garnered noble backing in Tonga PM race

Tongan voters will shortly find out who their new prime minister will be, with nominations closing today. There are two candidates for the MPs to...

New Caledonia referendum result rejected

New Caledonia's pro-independence umbrella organisation says it doesn't recognise the legitimacy and validity of the third and final referendum on independence from France. The statement...

Pacific Islands Forum Ministerial Committee preliminary statement on New Caledonia referendum

The Pacific Islands Forum Ministerial Committee to New Caledonia observed the 2021 New Caledonia referendum on independence held on 12 December 2021. It deployed to...

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...

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...

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...

Samoa Speaker to delay swearing in of two women MPs

Samoa Speaker of Parliament, Papali’i Li’o Oloipola Tae’u Masipa’u is considering delaying the Swearing in of the two women appointed under Article 44 (1A),...

New Caledonia to hold tense final vote on independence from France

The Pacific territory of New Caledonia goes to the polls on Sunday for a third and final referendum on independence from France with campaigning...

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Forum Secretary General Puna takes 2050 message to leaders in Niue

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