Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Trade and transportation key agenda items for Micronesian leaders’ summit

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The leaders of Micronesia are holding their annual summit in Nauru, with the dominant subject to be trade and transportation. This comes amid plans by...

Kiribati withdraws from the Pacific Islands Forum

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Kiribati is the latest country in the Micronesia sub region to officially communicate its intent to withdraw from the Pacific Islands Forum on 23...

Forum suspension had ‘geopolitical influences’: Fiji AG

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Fiji’s suspension from the Pacific Islands Forum in 2006 demonstrated that geopolitical influences had an influence on the decisions made by the Forum, Attorney-General...

Fiji Opposition MP Nawaikula questions delay in ratifying PIF agreement

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The Fijian Government should answer why it has taken Fiji 16 years to ratify the 2005 agreement on establishing the Pacific Islands Forum(PIF), says...

Forum SG Puna welcomes Fiji Parliament ratification of 2005 Agreement

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Forum Secretary General Henry Puna has welcomed Fiji’s Parliament approval to ratify the 2005 Agreement establishing the Pacific Islands Forum. “I offer my warm congratulations...

Value of Pacific Islands Forum emphasised

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The Pacific Islands Forum is a crucial power in the goal to promote and safeguard the vision of a Blue Pacific continent, a former...

Fiji PM focuses on solidarity – Forum Chair Bainimarama wants to rebuild ‘trust and...

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Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says a key focus of his tenure as chair of the Pacific Islands Forum(PIF) will be to restore solidarity...

Fiji AG says Ahluwalia appointment illegal, outgoing USP chancellor calls for “new Pacific consciousness”

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Fiji's Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has labelled the appointment of University of the South Pacific’s vice chancellor Professor Pal Ahluwalia – illegal. He said this...

Fiji ratifies agreement establishing the Pacific Islands Forum, remains a key player in PIF:...

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The motion to ratify the 2005 Agreement establishing the Pacific Islands Forum has been passed by the Fijian parliament Wednesday. The agreement recognises the Forum...

Pacific Step-up or business as usual?

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By Leonard Louma Despite claims of a Pacific ‘Step-up’ and ‘Reset’, very little has changed in Australia and New Zealand’s attitude to the region,...

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