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New Caledonia referendum result rejected

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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

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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’

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Pacific NGOs and movements call on France to defer referendum vote to 2022

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A coalition of Pacific civil society organisations (CSO) and movement leaders, has called on the French Government to postpone the third independence referendum in...

The ‘gals’ behind Samoa’s first woman PM

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By Megha Mohan and Yousef Eldin There are fewer women in politics in the Pacific Islands than in any other part of the world,...

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

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New Zealand prepares to send support to Tonga

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