The chiefs from Pentecost wants the government to compensate them for Lonorore Airport before they could offer land to volcano affected families from their neighbor island, Ambae. Chiefs from all over Ambae were on Pentecost and Maewo recently to negotiate…

President of Malvatumauri Council of Chiefs (MCC), Chief Seni Mao Tirsupe presided over a very significant reconciliation ceremony last week at the Sanma Chiefs’ Nakamal. During his opening speech Chief Tirsupe stated, “Reconciliation originates from God who has then given…

BRIEFING: By Ben Bohane in Port Vila Source: https://asiapacificreport.nz/ China … China … China … All the talk is of increasing Chinese influence in our region. But this is to wilfully see past the elephant in the room. Contrary to most commentary, the biggest…

Some 1,000 people were reportedly affected in a police operation that began Thursday to move the people out of the plots of land they were living in. Vanuatu Police Force Field Commander Jack Tallis, says the Supreme Court gave an eviction…

The main program for the upcoming 6th Melanesian Arts and Culture Festival (MACFest) is now available online to get a glimpse of what the festival will be like. The National Organising Committee (NOC) has released the program and is encouraging…

Civil society groups in West Papua including local non-governmental organisations, youth groups, students, women associations, church leaders and indigenous leaders are cautious about a surprise visit to West Papua by a Solomon Islands government delegation. The Solomon Islands government under…

Vanuatu’s prime minister has met his Australian counterpart and reiterated that his government will not allow China to build a military base on its shores. Vanuatu’s prime minister Charlot Salwai.Vanuatu’s prime minister Charlot Salwai. Photo: RNZ/Koroi Hawkins Following reports that…

Your Royal Highnesses, Heads of Government, Lords, Ladies, and Gentlemen.  I am honored to join you here today at this Malaria Summit. It is only appropriate that we speak about Malaria at this juncture given its importance to the health…

Civil society groups in West Papua including local non-governmental organisations, youth groups, students, women associations, church leaders and indigenous leaders are cautious about a surprise visit to West Papua by a Solomon Islands government delegation. The Solomon Islands government under…

The Government of China has announced its assistance of Vt10million towards the relief and recovery of the people on Ambae, whose homes and gardens have been destroyed by volcanic ash. The Acting Prime Minister (PM) and Minister of Education and…