Thursday, December 8, 2022


Vanuatu Opposition leader Regenvanu urges PM not to increase allowances

Vanuatu Opposition bloc is appealing to the Prime Minister not to implement the Council of Ministers’ decision to increase housing allowances for government ministers...

Mixed reactions to referendum in Kanak community

There have been mixed opinions from the Kanak community, in New Caledonia, after the third and final referendum returned a 96 percent vote against...

Strong political leadership needed to weed out corruption: Samoa PM

The 9th session of the Conference of the States Parties (CoSP) officially commenced in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, on 13 December 2021. Samoa is one of...

Malaita Premier Suidani reinforces autonomy survey pledge, queries presence of foreign military vessel

Malaita Premier Daniel Suidani again reinforced his government’s plan to carry out a survey seeking an autonomous government for his province. In a public address...

Kiribati President reinforces integrity commitments at world forum

The world’s major anti-corruption conference began this week in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, with Kiribati joining 152 other countries to advance the UN Convention against...

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...

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RNZAF delivers Christmas cheer to Pacific in annual operation Christmas drop

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) is delivering lifesaving aid and supplies across the Pacific as part of Operation Christmas Drop. The annual operation,...

OACPS still relevant despite South Africa’s withdrawal from the organisation: SG Chikoti

By Pita Ligaiula in Luanda, Angola The Secretary General of the 79 member states of the Organisations of Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (OACPS), Georges...

OACPS respect South Africa’s decision to withdraw from the bloc

By Pita Ligaiula in Luanda, Angola South Africa has exercised her right to withdraw from the Organisations of Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (OACPS) says...