Politics

14 May 2024
The foreign affairs minister has landed in Solomon Islands for the first leg of his Pacific tour, and an audience with the newly elected Prime Minister. Winston Peters and a delegation of MPs have met with Prime Minister Jeremiah Manele in...
26 April 2024
The Cook Islands and Niue have marked ANZAC Day with dawn service ceremonies in each nation. 1000 men from the Pacific Islands served in World War I, including 500 men from the Cook Islands and 150 from Niue. Today is ANZAC...
2 April 2024
The Commonwealth secretary-general Baroness Patricia Scotland is in Tonga for her first official visit to the Kingdom. After her recent visit to Samoa Baroness Scotland, the first woman to serve as secretary-general, will meet with the Tongan Prime Minister Hu’akavameiliku...
13 March 2024
The Solomon Islands’ Electoral Commission is conducting ballot paper draws throughout the country for the joint 17 April elections. The draws are being done for all ballot papers for elections of members to the national parliament, provincial assemblies and the...
29 February 2024
The late Green Party MP Fa’anānā Efeso Collins has been remembered as “larger than life” at a service in South Auckland. The 49-year-old husband and father-of-two died on 21 February after collapsing during a charity even in Auckland’s central city. Fa’anānā’s unexpected death came as...
29 February 2024
Climate change and the impacts of sea level rise, the Tuvalu-Australia Falepili Union, and strengthening relationship with Taiwan are among the list of priorities for Tuvalu’s new government. The new MPs were elected to their seats in January but it...
29 February 2024
Representatives of the Great Council of Chiefs (GCC) will gather for their first meeting this year in Pacific Harbour over the next two days and a new chairperson is expected to be appointed. Ahead of the meeting, Pacific traditional leaders...
19 February 2024
Electioneering is ramping up in Solomon Islands with political parties laying out their promises, and some even forming alliances. The joint election is scheduled for 17 April Caretaker prime minister Manasseh Sogavare’s Ownership Unity and Responsibility (OUR) Party has released...
14 February 2024
Former Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama and suspended Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho have been charged in relation to the firing of two police officers in 2021. The pair spent the Tuesday night in custody and are due to appear in...
14 February 2024
Keeping the Pacific nuclear-free, in line with the Rarotonga treaty, was a recurring theme from the leaders of Tonga, Cook Islands and Samoa to New Zealand last week. The New Zealand government’s Pacific mission wrapped up on Saturday with the...