Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Pacific Islands regionalism critical amid geopolitical ‘contest of wills’: U.S Rep Case

Amid a regional rift among the countries of the Pacific Islands Forum and increasing great-power competition between the United States and China, U.S representative...

Maritime boundaries and Covid in the Pacific Forum spotlight

Leaders of Pacific regional countries and territories have agreed that the region's maritime boundaries need to be recognised globally in perpetuity. They met in a...

PNG PM joins call for solidarity

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape has joined leaders of the Pacific to call for stronger Pacific solidarity, renewed efforts to COVID-19 pandemic...

Micronesian leaders boycott PIF session, standing firm on plan to leave the bloc

Four Micronesian leaders skipped the Pacific Island Forum's 51st virtual session last Friday, in a continuing protest over the organisation's refusal to assign the...

We are sorry, Pacific Forum chair tells Micronesia

Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama used his inaugural speech as the new chair of the Pacific Islands Forum to offer an apology to the...

Pacific Islands Forum marks 50th anniversary

The Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum, Henry Puna, says today's meeting will honour the leaders who set up the organisation, 50 years ago. The...

Australia’s Pacific Minister says losing Micronesian nations will weaken PIF

Australia’s Minister for the Pacific Zed Seselja said that losing Micronesia nations will weaken the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), as the Australian government continues...

Vice Chancellor re-appointment not illegal, says USP Chancellor and Nauru President

The President of Nauru and Chancellor of the regional university, Lionel Aingimea says the Council acted within the guidelines of the University of the...

Pacific nations want answers to questions, more evidence in Japan plans to dump Fukushima...

Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General Henry Puna has called for more answers and evidence-based science on Japan’s plans to dump more than a million...

Taylor: Forum rift likely to draw ‘geostrategic’ interference

Dame Meg Taylor, who has concluded her term as secretary-general of the Pacific Islands Forum, appealed to the exiting member-countries to stay in the...

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