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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...

Unprecedented for government to walk out from parliament: Vanuatu Opposition leader

It was the first time for the government to boycott itself from parliament Tuesday morning, said Vanuatu Leader of Opposition, Ralph Regenvanu. “We have never...

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...

Vanuatu government takes spat with speaker to court

Vanuatu's Supreme Court will sit on Wednesday morning to hear an urgent application from the government, which wants to remove parliament's speaker. Prime Minister Bob...

Samoa Appeals Court rules six -woman MP minimum

The Samoa Appellant Court has ruled that six women should sit in Parliament to meet a constitutionally mandated minimum level of representation. But the inclusion...

Fiji Forest Minister Osea Naiqamu resigns from Cabinet

Fiji's Minister for Forestry, Osea Naiqamu has tendered in his resignation from Cabinet. His resignation comes into effect today, 01 June 2021. Naiqamu has taken this...

No confidence motion filed against Vanuatu government

Vanuatu's opposition has filed a motion of no confidence against the government of prime minister Bob Loughman. The opposition accuses the government of excessive spending...

“Your time is done”: Archbishop to Samoa caretaker PM Tuilaepa

The Archbishop of the Catholic Church, Alapati Lui Mataeliga, has used his mass on Monday to lash out at the Samoa Human Rights Protection...

Outgoing Pacific Islands Forum SG says Australia’s climate change stance is affecting its standing...

The outgoing Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Dame Meg Taylor says the Australian government's stance on climate change and its support for...

Outgoing Pacific Forum head warns about external influences

The outgoing head of the Pacific Islands Forum has decried how the region is increasingly defined by the interests of external powers. She has also...

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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...