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Thursday, 08/25/16


Tonga has ratified the Paris Agreement, the Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni, told the Tongan parliament on Monday, 22 August. Hon. Sovaleni said that government would deposit Tonga’s instrument of ratification of the agreement on 21 September. Tonga was among 12 Pacific Islands Forum countries that signed the Paris Agreement in New York on 22... + continue reading

Wednesday, 08/17/16


The Government has offloaded its shares in Bougainville Copper and Ok Tedi gold and copper mines to the respective landowners and provincial governments. It will also implement decisions by the previous government on landowner benefits associated with the liquefied natural gas in five provinces. The milestone decisions were announced in Parliament yesterday by... + continue reading

Tuesday, 08/16/16


11 jailed members of the Vanuatu Parliament and a lawyer have been found guilty on a charge of conspiring to defeat the course of justice. 14 MPs are currently serving terms after being found guilty of receiving money to cross the floor of parliament and change the government last year.

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Top Stories

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Speaker Theodore Zurenuoc has been given five days by a three-man Supreme Court bench to recall Parliament and deal with the existing notice of a motion of no-confidence in... + continue reading


Wednesday, 07/06/16 - 1 comment(s)


On the 2 July 1998, the West Papuan Morning Star flag was raised on top of a water tower near the harbour in Biak. Up to 75 people gathered beneath it singing songs and...

News Releases

Monday, 08/15/16 - 0 comment(s)


The Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) is taking a bold step towards designing a policy framework that will see traditional governance an integral part of the... + continue reading

In Depth

Tuesday, 06/21/16 - 1 comment(s)


Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama used what would normally have been a bland official speech in Suva earlier this month to bluntly air continuing grievances over the... + continue reading

Video & Audio

Monday, 07/18/16 - 0 comment(s)


60 Minutes Australia: If you're thinking of holidaying in Samoa, you'd be wise to think again. The brochures show an idyllic South Pacific paradise and... + continue reading