Pacific Islands

Biden makes new pledges to Pacific island leaders as China's influence grows

President Joe Biden met Pacific island leaders for a second White House summit in just over a year on Monday.

September 26, 2023 2:27 pm

Pacific Islands

Vanuatu parliament to elect new prime minister after court appeal dismissed

Vanuatu’s parliament will elect a new prime minister after the Pacific Island nation’s court dismissed an appeal against a decision that would remove Ishmael Kalsakau from the role.

September 4, 2023 12:42 pm

Pacific Islands

Solomon Islands govt working to resolve ongoing medicine supply issue

Solomon Islands Ministry of Health & Medical Services has acknowledged concerns raised by the opposition.

August 18, 2023 1:25 pm

Pacific Islands

Bougainville state of emergency after volcanic eruption extended

A state of emergency put in place after last month’s eruption of Mt Bagana in Bougainville has been extended for the maximum two-month period.

August 18, 2023 10:18 am

Pacific Islands

Vanuatu prime minister to face no confidence vote in parliament

Vanuatu Prime Minister Ishmael Kalsakau faces a no-confidence vote in parliament on Wednesday, after the opposition accused his government of abandoning a non-aligned foreign policy by signing a security pact with Australia.

August 16, 2023 3:23 pm

Pacific Islands

Potential AUKUS deal could come between NZ and Pacific

An international relations expert says if New Zealand joins AUKUS it could impact on its relations with Pacific countries.

August 1, 2023 5:39 pm

Pacific Islands

Funding to address million dollar illegal fishing crisis in the Pacific

A new World Bank funding of $18 million will enhance the Pacific Island Forum Fisheries Agency’s monitoring and reporting capacity on illegal fishing in the region.

August 1, 2023 4:37 pm

Pacific Islands

Cooks mountain doco inspired by Hawaiian protests

A Cook Islands film-maker made a documentary on Rarotonga’s mountains after watching the Kānaka Maoli protest the construction of the $US1.4 billion telescope on top of a Hawaiian mountain three years ago.

August 1, 2023 2:14 pm

Pacific Islands

Mangroves are crucial for Fiji's climate strategy

Around the world 26 July is commemorated as the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem.

August 1, 2023 1:30 pm

Pacific Islands

Marshall Islands end US Compact hold-out

When an 11th hour appeal for more nuclear test compensation by Marshall Islands leaders fell flat in the United States Congress in mid-July.

August 1, 2023 9:34 am

Pacific Islands

Solomon Islands newspaper promised to "promote China"

A major newspaper in Solomon Islands received nearly US$140,000 in funding from the Chinese government.

August 1, 2023 6:25 am

Pacific Islands

Macron to provide money to Vanuatu, look at land dispute

The French President has told Vanuatu leaders he will provide financial assistance to the country and look into the dispute over two small islands between Vanuatu and New Caledonia.

July 29, 2023 8:10 am

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