Tuesday, January 31, 2023


‘Military will respect outcome’ – Fiji Military Chief Kalouniwai

The Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces Major General Ro Jone Kalouniwai has reiterated the military will respect the outcome of the...

United States launches $1 million UXO Project in Solomon Islands

The U.S Department of State provided US$1 million to The HALO Trust (HALO) to launch a comprehensive unexploded ordnance (UXO) project in Solomon Islands...

Japan prepares to discharge Fukushima water into the sea

11 years after the Fukushima disaster, Japan is working hard to overcome challenges posed by its water. Since the Tohoku tsunami of 11 March 2011,...

Fiji’s election marks a crucial moment for its fragile democracy

Democracy and the rule of law in Fiji are key U.S. interests amid growing concerns about China’s regional engagement Analysis by Camilla Pohle-Anderson Fiji has become...

Palau supports Australia’s bid to host COP31

“It’s about time we bring this to the Pacific,” said Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr., of Australia’s plan to host COP31 (Conference of the...

Race for PNG head of state

Papua New Guinea is on the cusp of voting in our first female Governor General (GG) after nominations for the post lapsed on Tuesday...

Fiji election now chance for nation to demonstrate ‘it relies on democracy’ – McClay

Election observer MP Todd McClay says he believes Fiji's election was fair and that the country must now democratically decide the composition of the...

SODELPA leader Gavoka to vacate position, more claims made about SODELPA board

Fiji's Opposition Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) Leader Viliame Gavoka says he will step down from his position. He said according to the party’s constitution,...

Samoa Cabinet appoints Attorney General and two new CEOs

Samoa Cabinet has appointed the Attorney General and Chief Executive Officers for the Ministry of Justice & Courts Administration and the Samoa Qualifications Authority. Su’a...

FijiFirst clarifies it’s still in government until the election of PM on the floor...

- FijiFirst General Secretary, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has spoken out for the first time after the result of the election was made public on Sunday...

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Kiribati to return to Pacific Islands Forum

By Samantha Magick, Islands Business Forum Chair, Fiji Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka says his office has now received a letter confirming this intention from Kiribati...

PINA welcomes Fijian Government’s review of current Media Laws in Fiji

By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor President of the Pacific Islands News Association, Kora Nou today warmly welcomed the new Fijian Government’s immediate push to revisit...

Hipkins sworn in as New Zealand PM, pledges focus on economy

Chris Hipkins was sworn in Wednesday as New Zealand’s 41st prime minister, following the unexpected resignation last week of Jacinda Ardern. Hipkins, 44, has promised...