Tuesday, January 31, 2023


Hiroshima survivor pleads for halt of radioactive waste dump in Pacific Ocean

Japan is standing its ground over the planned discharge of treated radioactive waste from Fukushima into the Pacific Ocean in 2023 despite strong opposition...

UN conference concludes with ‘historic’ deal to protect a third of the world’s biodiversity

The UN Biodiversity Conference, COP15, concluded early on Monday in Montreal, Canada, with a landmark agreement to protect 30 percent of the planet’s lands,...

Fiji kingmaker party divided on coalition choices

The kingmaker in Fiji's general election, the Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA, is split over who it should align with to form a new...

Six women elected into Fiji Parliament

Six women have been elected into Fijian Parliament for the next four years. Four Members of Parliament have served before while two will be entering...

Palau’s president wants greater inclusion of Taiwan on world stage despite Chinese pressure

A tiny Pacific nation that has felt the wrath of Beijing for its continuing ties to Taiwan is urging global leaders to also work...

Punching above its weight, Pacific pushes for ship polluters to pay

By Robert Iroga in London Punching above our weight has been the statement echoed in London this week to describe the tiny Pacific’s bold...

SODELPA to decide Wednesday who it will support to form the new government in...

The people of Fiji wait with bated breath to see which way the Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) will move – to form the...

Forum SG congratulates Fijians for exercising their democratic right

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General, Henry Puna has congratulated the Fijian people for exercising their democratic right through 14 December General Election. “I have...

Fiji election’s kingmaker party favours Australia, New Zealand as allies over China

The leader of the kingmaker party in Fiji’s election says he doesn’t support forming a security relationship with China, preferring foreign relations to be...

SIDS Coalition for Nature launched with Call for Action at biodiversity negotiations

As negotiations to secure an ambitious landmark framework to protect and restore nature around the world continue at COP15, several Small Island Developing States...

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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...