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…

Source: RNZ Pacific leaders have declared a climate crisis in the region and are demanding an end to coal mining. The declaration was signed by several regional leaders at the Pacific Islands Development Forum in Fiji on Tuesday. The declaration…

Suva, Jubi – Perdana Menteri Papua Nugini telah menyampaikan undangan dari Presiden Tiongkok, Xi Jinping, untuk menghadiri pertemuannya dengan pemimpin-pemimpin Pasifik di Port Moresby sebelum konferensi KTT APEC, yang akan diadakan November, dimulai. Undangan tersebut disampaikan oleh PM Peter O’Neill, ketika…

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle plan to launch themselves on the international stage with a major tour to Fiji, New Zealand, Australia and Tonga later this year. The NZ Herald has also reported that Prince Harry has also wanted to…

Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific Journalist, Radio NZ johnny.blades@radionz.co.nz Fiji has hit back at the deputy prime minister of Solomon Islands over criticism about the Melanesian Spearhead Group. Speaking in the Solomons parliament yesterday, Manasseh Sogavare said Fiji should apologise for bringing…

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…

reparations are in earnest in Port Moresby to welcome Melanesia Spearhead Group (MSG) Leaders for their 21st biennial summit on Wednesday (14 February). Senior officials from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and the FLNKS in New Caledonia were meeting…

Suva, Jubi – Mantan menteri sekaligus orang kepercayaan Perdana Menteri Frank Bainimarama, Letnan Kolonel Pio Tikoduadua makin buka-bukaan soal ketidaksetujuannya terhadap konstitusi di bawah rezim militer Bainimarama. Selama ia masih menjadi orang pemerintahan, Pio mengaku kerap mengangkat permasalahan ini, termasuk…

RadioNZ – The chairperson of the Melanesian Spearhead Group, Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has postponed the PNG leg of his Melanesia tour. The tour, his second as chairperson, is to discuss the restructuring of the MSG Secretariat in…

Pacific Beat, ABC, By Pacific affairs reporter Liam Fox and staff Updated 27 Jun 2015, 4:11pm A coalition of West Papuan organisations has been accepted into a regional grouping of Melanesian countries but denied full membership. The United Liberation Movement for…