Friday, March 24, 2023


China’s ambition to change status quo must be stopped: Visiting Japan lawmaker

Calling China's launches of ballistic missiles in its recent military exercises earlier this month “unacceptable,” Japanese parliamentarian Keiji Furuya, who is on a three-day...

Dissolving Vanuatu Parliament irresponsible: Regenvanu

The former Vanuatu Leader of the Opposition, Ralph Regenvanu, has labelled the decision of the Council of Ministers (COM) to request the President to...

Private islands sale triggers national security concern

A potential sale to Chinese interests, of the privately owned Conflict Islands – which lie in the Coral Sea off Australia's east coast –...

Urgent Vanuatu Constitutional application registered

The 27 signatories of the motion of no confidence against Vanuatu caretaker Prime Minister, Bob Loughman, filed Monday in Court their urgent constitutional application...

PNG Speaker Pomat allowed to intervene in 11th Parliament’s legality case

The Papua New Guinea Supreme Court has allowed Speaker Job Pomat to intervene in an application filed by Ialibu-Pangia MP Peter O’Neill on the...

Electoral petitions lodged in the Cook Islands

Five electoral petitions and one application for a recount have been filed at the High Court in the Cook Islands. The Cook Islands News reports...

Report to UN: New Zealand’s immigration system discriminates on disability grounds

Ahead of New Zealand’s review with the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) highlight a clear pattern of...

USAID launches five-year strategy for the Pacific Islands region

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced its five-year (2022-2027) Pacific Islands Strategic Framework that will guide the Agency’s work in...

Australian High Commissioner summoned by Solomon Islands government over ABC’s Four Corners report

The Solomon Islands government has hauled in Australia's High Commissioner to complain after the ABC's Four Corners program aired an episode exploring how China...

Row over Australian-born Kiribati judge intensifies in dramatic court hearing

A legal row over moves by the Kiribati government to deport an Australian citizen and senior Kiribati judge who is married to the country’s...

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Fiji Media organisations call on the government to repeal the Media Industry Development Act

The Fijian media industry has strongly called on the coalition government to repeal the Media Industry Development Act (MIDA)which first came as a decree...

Pacific nation’s concern over Australia’s coal plans

Samoan Prime Minister Fiamē Naomi Mata’afa has expressed her concern over Australia’s potential to launch new gas and coal projects ahead of the country’s...

Samoan PM raises concerns over China security precedent

Samoa’s prime minister has raised concerns about China muscling its way into the Pacific but stressed relations with Beijing need to be seen in...