The seventy-fifth session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) held its meeting this year from 27th – 31st of May, 2019. The Commission session is held annually for both the ministerial and the…

Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Manasseh Sogavare has questioned the true spirit of the members within the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG),  by stating that non-granting of the 5th Freedom Right by Fiji to Solomon Islands is an issue. DPM said this…

Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Manasseh Sogavare says Fiji Prime Minister (PM) should apologise to the member countries of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) for admitting Indonesia as an associate member. Speaking on the floor of parliament yesterday, DPM says Fiji…

When people speak of a sea change, they generally intend it in a positive way. But the phrase itself comes from Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest. It’s in a passage telling a young man that his father has drowned, and that the…

Deputy Prime Minister (DPM)and Minister for Tourism, Trade, Commerce and Ni-Vanuatu Business Joe Natuman has pled guilty to two counts of obstructing or interfering with the execution of a criminal process, contrary to section 79 (c) of the Penal Code…

Deputy Prime Minister (DPM)and Minister for Tourism, Trade, Commerce and Ni-Vanuatu Business Joe Natuman has pled guilty to two counts of obstructing or interfering with the execution of a criminal process, contrary to section 79 (c) of the Penal Code…

IN ORDER for the country to make any progress economically it must move beyond business as usual and make deliberate policy choices. That was according to the Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and the Minister responsible for the Ministry of Finance…

IN ORDER for the country to make any progress economically it must move beyond business as usual and make deliberate policy choices. That was according to the Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and the Minister responsible for the Ministry of Finance…

THE Minister of Finance and Treasury, and Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the Leader of Opposition or whoever advised the Leader on the Government’s approach to settle the $204 million on outstanding bills grossly lacks understanding on the whole…

“We are all Melanesian,” said Deputy Prime Minister Joe Natuman. “We are family. We regard it as an obligation to help one another.” Mr Natuman recounted the history of West Papua from post-WWII days, and remarked at the end that the…