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,…

Five nations from the region have nominated candidates for the position of Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Secretariat to replace the incumbent, Papua New Guinea’s Dame Meg Taylor, whose contract ends in January 2021. The holder of…

Koro Vaka’uta, RNZ Pacific Journalist @The_KorOcle koro.vakauta@radionz.co.nz Efforts are continuing to have Chuuk leave the Federated States of Mircronesia despite warnings its departure would adversely impact the island group. The FSM consists of the states of Pohnpei, Yap, Kosrae and Chuuk but…

PRIME Minister Rick Hou will chair the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) meeting in Honiara in July this year. Last Friday, the Prime Minister was briefed on the progress of arrangements by the Secretary General of PIDF Francois Martel. Mr…

Jayapura, Jubi – Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, yang memimpin Pertemuan Menteri-menteri Luar Negeri Pacific Islands Forum, yang juga Deputi Perdana Menteri Samoa, memastikan bahwa West Papua jadi topik pada Forum Pemimpin PIF ke-48 tahun ini di Samoa. Menurut dia, seperti dikutip oleh fijitimes.com,…