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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

Pacific Islands

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

Pacific Islands

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

Pacific Islands

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

Pacific Islands

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

Pacific Islands

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

Pacific Islands

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

Pacific Islands

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

Pacific Islands

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

Pacific Islands

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

Pacific Islands

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

Pacific Islands

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.

May 23, 2021 7:45 pm

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