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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.