Category: South Pacific

NUKU‘ALOFA, Tonga (Matangi Tonga, March 7, 2017) – The Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva at mid-day today announced a new reshuffled cabinet, which has yet to receive the official consent of King Tupou VI. He named the new Minister of Finance and…

Vanuatu Daily Post – One of the Vanuatu former Senior Public Servant, Politician, customary chief and civil society leader, George Tarimanu, has come out publicly to express his views on the recent article on Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) carried by…

A Tribute to The Honorable Faleomavaega Eni Faua‘a Hunkin Former Congressman of American Samoa, Pacific Statesman, Humanitarian Warrior Ua tagi le fatu ma le ele‘ele Alaga’upu Samoa The rocks and the earth weep Samoan Proverb Amuia e fa‘anoanoa Aua ‘e…

September 13, 2016, by Matthew Dornan, Tess Newton Cain , DevPolicy In a post last September, we examined the first year of the Framework for Pacific Regionalism in the aftermath of the Port Moresby Pacific Island Forum leaders’ meeting. This year…

The thorny issue of West Papua has stirred controversy during a state visit by Indonesia’s President, Joko Widodo, to Papua New Guinea. Indonesia’s Papua region: the provinces of West Papua and Papua Photo: RNZ Mr Widodo left Port Moresby today after a…

The thorny issue of West Papua has stirred controversy during a state visit by Indonesia’s President, Joko Widodo, to Papua New Guinea. Indonesia’s Papua region: the provinces of West Papua and Papua Photo: RNZ Mr Widodo left Port Moresby today after a…

WATI TALEBULA, Suva, FIJI Sun The Methodist Church in Fiji wore special ribbons as a sign of their solidarity for West Papua yesterday. The church’s Secretary for Communication and Overseas Mission Reverend James Bhagwan said the red and black ribbons were…