Saturday, August 13, 2022


One-third of people in Pacific paid a bribe in the last year, says corruption...

Survey of more than 6,000 people by Transparency International is the most comprehensive look at corruption in the Pacific region to date One in three...

Fiji MPs cases adjourned to November, Parliament prorogued

Six current and one former Member of Parliament appeared in court today in relation to charges laid by the Fiji Independent Commission against Corruption. SODELPA...

Tongans urged to register and vote

By Iliesa Tora Tongans who are eligible to vote must register and vote at the 18 November General Elections in Tonga. Supervisor of Elections Pita...

PNG Opposition says polls deferral dangerous

Papua New Guinea Speaker of Parliament Jacob Pomat’s suggestion that the 2022 General Elections be deferred by one year is both dangerous and wrong...

Ratu Wiliame Katonivere to be nominated to assume Fiji’s Presidency

Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama will move Ratu Wiliame Katonivere’s name Friday in Parliament to be the next President of Fiji. In a post on...

Guns in high demand, Arms smuggling linked to PNG elections

As the 2022 General Election looms, firearms are being smuggled into the Papua New Guinea Highlands region from various parts of the country, says...

PNG Speaker’s ‘bizarre’ bid to delay 2022 General Elections by one year

Papua New Guinea Parliament Speaker Job Pomat has proposed to defer the 2022 National General Elections by one year, stating that the PNG Electoral...

Protect the Poor when fighting money laundering in the Pacific

By Lotte Schou-Zibell, Regional Director of the Asian Development Bank’s Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Australia. The risk of "de-risking" – the process...

People’s Alliance to focus on all Fijians: Rabuka

People’s Alliance Party Leader Sitiveni Rabuka has promised to promote, protect and defend the civil, political and religious rights of all communities. Speaking at the...

Cook Islands deputy Prime Minister Robert Tapaitau‘steps aside’

Cook Islands deputy Prime Minister Robert Tapaitau has been revealed as the government member facing conspiracy to defraud charge. Prime Minister Mark Brown has been...

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The 2022 Forum Economic Ministers Meeting (FEMM) was convened on 11-12 August 2022. The meeting was chaired by  Johnny Koanapo Rasou, Minister for Finance...

Relationship between Pacific countries and development partners must be watertight: Vanuatu Finance Minister

By Pita Ligaiula in Port Vila The geo-strategic competition intensifying in the Pacific region requires a reset in relationships that does not jeopardise diplomatic...

Vanuatu releases a world leading NDC to the Climate Change Paris Agreement

Vanuatu, one of the world’s most climate vulnerable countries, has today submitted one of the world’s most ambitious nationally determined contribution (NDC) commitments to...