High profile lawyer faces more fraud charges in PNG
A prominent Australian lawyer Greg Sheppard has been arrested by Papua New Guinea police and is facing a range of fraud charges.
June 11, 2021 11:31 am
Vanuatu speaker suspends prime minister, his deputy and 16 MPs
The speaker of the Vanuatu parliament has declared the seats of the prime minister the deputy prime minister and 16 other government MPs vacant.
June 8, 2021 1:32 pm
Samoa’s two leaders both keen to meet following appeal court ruling
The leaders of Samoa’s two main political parties have finally found something to agree upon since the 9 April general elections – they will meet.
June 3, 2021 12:31 pm
China lashes Australia, NZ for interference
A “deeply concerned” China has hit back at a show of unity from Scott Morrison and Jacinda Ardern, saying Australia and New Zealand are guilty of making groundless accusations of human rights abuses.
June 1, 2021 5:05 pm
Worries for PNG health workers as COVID numbers climb
The man heading Papua New Guinea’s response to Covid-19 is urging health workers to get vaccinated.
May 29, 2021 5:06 pm
Swearing in “unconstitutional”: Samoa's AG
Samoa’s attorney general, has filed a complaint with the Supreme Court, claiming yesterday’s swearing in of the FAST party was unconstitutional.
May 25, 2021 4:50 pm
Samoa's political upheaval continues as rivals in standoff
Samoa is facing another day of political uncertainty after the caretaker prime minister rejected the swearing in of the head of the majority FAST party.
May 25, 2021 1:58 pm
Samoa's first female PM locked out of parliament
In an ad-hoc ceremony, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa from the FAST Party was sworn in as Samoa’s first female Prime Minister yesterday afternoon.
May 25, 2021 5:27 am
Samoa Parliament lockout a 'coup': FAST
The majority FAST party in Samoa has described the caretaker government’s actions this morning in locking it out of parliament in Apia as tantamount to a coup.
May 24, 2021 5:22 pm
Political tensions deepen in Samoa
Political tensions have deepened in Samoa, as the FAST Party, which holds the majority of votes, has been shut out of parliament on the day MPs are due to be sworn in.
May 24, 2021 3:54 pm
F.A.S.T. moves in to Parliament; Police confronted
The Faatuatua ile Atua Samoa ua Tasi (F.A.S.T.) party has moved onto Parliament’s premises calling on Police to uphold the law.
May 24, 2021 9:40 am
Former Speaker calls off Samoa Parliament meeting
The official swearing-in of the Parliament of Samoa has been postponed until a further proclamation has been made by the Head of State.