Monday, April 22, 2019

Twenty-Eighth SPREP meeting of officials opens in Samoa

This is the first SPREP Meeting to be held under the new SPREP Strategic Plan 2017 – 2026, and the last annual meeting as the SPREP Meeting transitions to a biannual event.

Fisheries sector ‘key economic driver’ in Pacific Island states

A conference was told foreign resource-user boats in the region went in every year to get access licences from the Pacific Island states.

Nuclear waste shipments in Pacific a worry for SPREP

The issue, in its many forms, was raised at both the Noumea and Waigani conference of the parties meetings last week.

Peter O’Neill re-elected Prime Minister of PNG

He won the vote 64 to 46, a significant decrease in the majority that Mr O'Neill commanded in the past term.

Dismay as ABC ends shortwave

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's closure of its shortwave service to the Pacific has been greeted with dismay in many parts of the region.

Police detain leading opposition figures in Fiji

Authorities in Fiji have detained the leaders of two opposition parties and a senior trade union official after they took part in an event...

Pacific nations talk nonsense to get cash: Oz columnist

One of Australia’s most widely-read newspaper columnists has accused Pacific Island nations of talking “nonsense about global warming” to get cash handouts from bigger...

Former PNG PM implicated in corruption scandal

Former PNG Prime Minister Sir Michael Somare has been accused of pocketing US$784,000 meant for community colleges. The allegation was made during the trial of...

Referees punched during “primitive” PNGNRL brawl

A rugby league semi-final in Port Moresby has ended in violence after an official from the losing side punched a referee, sparking an all-out...

Fiji stops to welcome home Olympic champions

Fiji’s national pride was on show for the world to see today as the country welcomed home its gold-winning rugby sevens team from Rio. Roads...