Tuesday, October 4, 2022


France invites drafts to revise New Caledonia’s statute

France's overseas minister Sebastien Lecornu has called on New Caledonia's political parties to draw up proposals on the territory's new statute within the French...

PNG Independent Commission Against Corruption should be in operation by 2023

The Papua New Guinea Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) top priority now is the appointment of the commissioner and deputy commissioners before operation by...

Referendum “unjust and unfair” for Indigenous People of Kanaky

The French Government’s decision to proceed with the third and final referendum vote for self-determination in Kanaky/New Caledonia was unjust and unfair for the...

Tongan MPs choose Siaosi Sovaleni as new Prime Minister

Tonga’s Parliament has elected a new prime minister to replace Pōhiva Tu’i’onetoa. Siaosi Sovaleni, 51, the Minister of Education, has won convincingly with 16 votes,...

New Caledonia remains in limbo after referendum

Questions remain over the future of New Caledonia as pro-independence groups refuse to discuss the future of the French Pacific territory with the government...

Two People’s reps nominated for Tonga PM

Two People's representatives Siaosi Sovaleni and Dr 'Aisake Eke have been nominated for Tonga's Prime Minister designate. Their names will be announced during a meeting...

France’s New Caledonia policy labelled a ‘catastrophe’

A leftwing candidate in the French presidential race Jean-Luc Melenchon says the outcome of New Caledonia's independence referendum is a catastrophe. He held a news...

Rainbo Paita steps aside as PNG National Planning Minister

Papua New Guinea National Planning and Monitoring Minister and Finchafen MP Rainbo Paita, has announced that he is stepping aside from his Ministerial portfolio...

Reports Sovaleni has garnered noble backing in Tonga PM race

Tongan voters will shortly find out who their new prime minister will be, with nominations closing today. There are two candidates for the MPs to...

New Caledonia referendum result rejected

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...

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PNG Government’s position on Bouganville

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