PNG Prime Minister O'Neill tenders formal resignation
Papua New Guinea’s prime minister, Peter O’Neill, has ended days of uncertainty by formally announcing his resignation on the floor of parliament
May 29, 2019 3:39 pm
Bob Hawke - a good friend of the Pacific - Dame Meg Taylor
The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum says Bob Hawke will be remembered as a remarkable Australian leader, who was deeply committed to the Pacific.
May 19, 2019 8:12 am
Magnitude 7.5 quake hits off Papua New Guinea
A strong, shallow earthquake in Papua New Guinea has collapsed houses, cut power to thousands and sent residents fleeing into the streets.
May 15, 2019 3:37 pm
Tongan police arrest customs official after drug bust
Tongan police have arrested a customs official in connection with the seizure of millions of dollars worth of drugs.
April 28, 2019 8:29 am
PNG government approaches breaking point
Papua New Guinea’s prime minister Peter O’Neill is battling increasing odds for political survival after five MPs resigned from his party.
April 28, 2019 8:25 am
Solomon Islands man charged with murder over election violence
A Solomon Islands man has been charged with murder over a dispute related to last week’s general election, a blow to an otherwise peaceful poll.
April 12, 2019 4:35 pm
Independent and returning MPs dominate new Solomons parliament
Independent and returning MPs dominate the line-up for Solomon Islands new parliament with all the results in from last week’s election.
April 8, 2019 4:39 pm
Election day arrives in Solomon Islands
As Solomon Islanders go to the polls today, the police commissioner has called for an election the country can be proud of.
April 3, 2019 4:17 pm
Fiji helps Tonga with REACH project
The Social Welfare Ministry is helping Tonga successfully implement the REACH project to help its people.
February 24, 2019 7:27 am
Prosecution calls for at least nine years jail in Tahiti meth case
The criminal court in Papeete was told the accused operated from December 2016 until January last year, when three women arriving from Los Angeles were arrested.
February 15, 2019 10:57 am
Village mayor in Samoa sacked for criticising land laws
A village mayor in Samoa has been sacked for openly criticising the government’s land laws.
February 4, 2019 10:44 am
Tonga hit by near-total internet blackout
Tonga is experiencing a near total blackout of mobile and internet services after the country’s only undersea cable was damaged.