Fijians pay tribute to Somare

Sir Michael died last Friday following a short illness aged 84. Frank Bainimarama said he was saddened at the loss of his friend and Pacific iconic leader. Bainimarama said there has been a great mourning across PNG and the Pacific…
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…

The funeral of the late Tongan prime minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva is taking place this morning in Nuku’alofa. Mr Pohiva died in Auckland last Thursday but has been lying-in-state at the St George Government Building over the past two nights. There…

Pacific leaders are paying tribute to the late Tongan prime minister, ‘Akilisi Pohiva, who died on Thursday. The 78-year-old died in an Auckland hospital having been evacuated from Tonga on Wednesday with pneumonia. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said…

Pacific Beat By Pacific affairs reporter Liam Fox and Michael Walsh Tonga’s Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva has died at the age of 78. Key points: Mr Pohiva had been suffering from pneumonia and liver problems He spent years campaigning against royal involvement in the…