Pacific Islands

Australian university professor taken hostage in highlands of Papua New Guinea

An Australian university professor has been taken hostage in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea’s prime minister has confirmed.

February 20, 2023 3:48 pm

Pacific Islands

Covid cases rising in Niue, French Polynesia

The number of active covid-19 cases in Niue has reached 59, with five new cases recorded in the latest reporting period.

December 5, 2022 2:15 pm

Pacific Islands

Uniting to oppose Japanese plan to dump nuclear waste in Pacific

Activists and academics are joining forces to fight plans by Japan to start dumping nuclear waste from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean.

November 28, 2022 5:00 pm

Pacific Islands

Powerful quakes strike Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands has been struck by two earthquakes within half an hour, the United States Geological Survey has said.

November 22, 2022 4:46 pm

Pacific Islands

Watchdog concerned at Vanuatu election counting and activities

Transparency International Vanuatu, which observed the recent general election, believes there was illegal activity during the polling and has concerns about the counting process.

October 26, 2022 11:46 am

Pacific Islands

Samoa PM points to climate change as key challenge

Samoa’s prime minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa says dealing with climate change remains her country’s number one priority.

September 26, 2022 4:00 pm

Pacific Islands

At least seven dead as PNG rural areas suffer most from earthquake

Isolated rural areas of Papua New Guinea have been hit hardest by the 7.6 magnitude earthquake.

September 13, 2022 5:00 pm

Pacific Islands

Strong earthquake detected in PNG

The U.S. Geological Survey has detected a 7.6-magnitude earthquake in northeastern Papua New Guinea.

September 11, 2022 2:26 pm

Pacific Islands

Suspects in machete attack released

The nine suspects arrested over a barbaric bush knife attack in Papua New Guinea last Sunday outside the counting venue in Port Moresby have been released from Police custody.

July 30, 2022 4:50 pm

Pacific Islands

PNG sets new date for the return of Writs Gazetted

The new and extended deadline for the return of writs for the 2022 PNG National Elections has now been gazetted.

July 30, 2022 12:40 pm

Pacific Islands

MP blames Commission for election chaos

Re-elected Papua New Guinea MP Tim Masiu says much of the blame for the country’s election fiasco can be directed at the Electoral Commission.

July 28, 2022 3:15 pm

Pacific Islands

PNG Chamber calls for curfew

The Papua New Guinea Chamber of Commerce and Industry is calling on national leaders to impose a curfew in the country’s capital Port Moresby.

July 26, 2022 12:27 pm

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