Friday, June 9, 2023


Regional media told to probe more into corruption

By Eddie Osifelo Pacific media owners, editors and senior journalists are urged to investigate corruption in order to prevent and tackle the scourge in their...

Pacific nations discuss and consolidate positions on thematic priorities for COP27

As the clock ticks towards COP27 in the city of Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, Pacific nations, who are the forefront of climate change impacts, have...

Five former Vanuatu PMs in race to replace Loughman

Five former prime ministers of Vanuatu are lining up to contest the election in a little over two weeks. They are Serge Vohor in Santo,...

SG Puna confirms friendship with Kiribati President unaffected by Forum withdrawal

The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Henry Puna said his personal friendship with Kiribati President Taneti Ma'amau has remained unchanged despite the...

What to expect from Biden’s summit with Pacific island leaders

By Richard Herr When the White House announced that President Joe Biden will host U.S – Pacific Island Country Summit on 28–29 September, it noted...

Boost for Pacific youth sport integrity

Recognising that integrity in sport begins with the youth, the UN Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption Project (UN-PRAC) produced the Integrity and Sport for Pacific Youth...

Palau concerned about China’s pressure but committed to Taiwan

Despite pressure from China to do otherwise, Palau intends to continue diplomatic relations with Taiwan, said Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr. He noted, however, that...

Solomons ‘unfairly targeted’ since recognising China, its Prime Minister tells UN

The prime minister of the Solomon Islands complained on Friday that his country had been subjected to "a barrage of unwarranted and misplaced criticisms,...

At UN, Micronesia denounces Japan plan to release Fukushima water into Pacific

The president of the Pacific island state of Micronesia denounced at the United Nations last Thursday Japan's decision to discharge what he called nuclear-contaminated...

Nauru elects new parliament

Nauru's president Lionel Aingimea is among the members of parliament who have been re-elected in the weekend poll. However,  results show that two former presidents,...

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Japan’s decision to discharge radioactive waste water into the Pacific ‘unconscionable’

By Pita Ligaiula Japan’s plan to discharge radioactive waste water into the Pacific has been described by Acting Forum Secretary General, Dr Filimon Manoni ‘unconscionable’. Dr...

World Oceans Day underscores need to protect ‘the foundation of life’

Over a third of global fish stocks are being harvested at unsustainable levels – just one example of how human activity is harming oceans,...

Small Islands states urge world leaders to take action against plastics

World leaders should take action to protect small island nations from “choking on plastics.” This was said by Small Islands States during the Global Plastics...