A US congressional delegation has been in Fiji this week for bilateral talks with the government. The delegation included the Senate appropriations committee chairman Richard Shelby; the Senate’s banking, housing and urban affairs chair Michael Crapo; subcommittee on military construction…

An expert on politics in Melanesia says at the nub of the political instability in Solomon Islands is that no real change is being offered by either side. Rioting broke out in the capital Honiara on Wednesday after the announcement of Manasseh…

Vanuatu and New Caledonia have signed a free trade agreement. The deal was signed on Tuesday by Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai and his counterpart Philippe Germain. According to New Caledonia Trade Invest, it will lift taxes and duties on…

WHY WE WALKED OUT By ANDREW FANASIA MATHEW Wale says his group walked out from the prime minister’s election yesterday for the “sake of the rule of law”. He said they made the decision after Governor General Sir Frank Kabui…

Rebel fighters in West Papua’s Central Highlands shot and wounded two Indonesian soldiers on Wednesday. West Papua Liberation Army unit, led by Egianus Kogoya. Derakma, Nduga regency. Photo: Supplied It’s the latest violence in troubled Nduga regency, where a war has killed…