Pacific Islands

Pacific security: whose strategy is it?

The Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting this week takes place amid a changing dynamic of security and development in the region.

November 7, 2023 10:51 am

Pacific Islands

Pacific wrestles with the great China-US divide

Pacific Islands Forum members face challenging conversations about the prickly US-China relationship and its effect
on the region.

November 7, 2023 9:49 am

Pacific Islands

Does AUKUS undermine Australia’s position in the Pacific?

As Pacific leaders meet in the Cook Islands, is Australia’s double game with AUKUS harming its local relationships?

November 6, 2023 1:42 pm

Pacific Islands

Para-Athletes 98% ready for Pacific Games

Team Fiji Para-Athletics coach Fred Fatiaki says the unswerving commitment and dedication displayed by the three para-athletes in their training, from the outset to the current moment, have positioned them at an impressive 98% readiness for the Pacific Games.

November 1, 2023 6:29 am

Pacific Islands

Severe Tropical Cyclone Lola strengthens to category four

Tropical Cyclone Lola has strengthened to category 4 with wind gusts of 180 km/h, the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-hazards Department says.

October 24, 2023 8:15 am

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

Young Fiji 7s team for Pacific Games

The Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee has officially announced the names of athletes who will be representing Fiji in the upcoming Pacific Games scheduled for November.

September 21, 2023 4:43 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

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