Papua New Guinea – Dealing with a Triple Crisis

This publication is the sixth in the current series of PNG Economic Updates. It has two principal aimsFirst, it analyzes the key recent developments in Papua New Guinea’s economy and places these in a longer-term and global context. Second, the…
Michael Somare, Papua New Guinea’s 1st prime minister, dies

Michael Somare, a pivotal figure in Papua New Guinea’s independence and the South Pacific island nation’s first prime minister, has died By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press \ CANBERRA, Australia — Michael Somare, a pivotal figure in Papua New Guinea’s independence and…
Papua New Guinea’s first prime minister Michael Somare dies

Papua New Guinea’s first prime minister, Michael Somare, died at the age of 84 after a battle with pancreatic cancer on Friday. Somare, a pivotal figure in the South Pacific island nation’s independence movement, was also known as the “the…

Micronesian sub-grouping walks out over selection of new secretary-general The Pacific Islands Forum – the Pacific’s most influential regional body – is in disarray after nearly one-third of its member countries quit en masse. The countries of the Micronesian sub-grouping – Palau,…

As the declaration of a vacant seat in the Pentecost constituency looms, a new political party was launched on North Pentecost over the weekend. Called the Household Prosperity Party (HPP), the founder and president of the HPP, Pastor Samson Tari Vatubulu…

The decision by Micronesian countries to leave the PIF will have major strategic implications. By Cleo Paskal, The DIPLOMAT Five countries just pulled out of the Pacific Islands Forum. This is geopolitically more important than it might seem. It is a very serious strategic…

A coalition government in New Caledonia, a French territory in the Pacific has collapsed after pro-independence politicians resigned, citing persistent economic issues and unrest over the sale of nickel assets. The South Pacific archipelago has been gripped by riots over…