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,…

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…

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…

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…

Noumea, Jubi – Kaledonia Baru nyatakan perang terhadap virus demam berdarah setelah lebih dari 1.000 orang terinfeksi virus mematikan itu selama sebulan terakhir dan memakan korban hingga enam orang tewas. Pemerintah setempat menyatakan tak kurang dari 250.000 dolar AS akan…