Indonesia must allow UN visit before Bali G20 meeting: Benny Wenda on West Papua

LONDON/JAYAPURA — I want to thank all the Pacific Elders for their recent statement supporting a visit to West Papua by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and urging the UN Human Rights Council to pass a

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PNG to seek damages on UBS loan deal

PORT MORESBY — An investigation will be conducted into the “main players” in the Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) K3 billion (US$1.3 billion) loan deal, says Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape. He said

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Qantas and Travel Air to resume service in PNG

PORT MORESBY — Qantas has put Papua New Guinea (PNG) back on its international route, with services between Brisbane and Port Moresby restarting on Friday after more than two years due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Vanuatu curfew lifted, schools and workplaces to reopen

Vanuatu’s government has decided to lift the 8pm-6am curfew and relax other restrictions which were in place for almost two months, as COVID-19 cases decline on Efate and offshore islands. From Friday, there are

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Fiji, PNG writers shortlisted for short story prize

Fijian and Papua New Guinean writers have been shortlisted for the prestigious 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Mary Rokodravu, who won the 2015 Pacific prize, has been shortlisted for her work ‘The

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Fiji celebrates historic Fijiana Drua win

Loud shouts of cheers and happiness echoed across Fiji’s skies on Saturday as the nation celebrated the Fijiana Drua Super W title win against the NSW Waratahs 32 – 26. Leading the celebration was Fiji’s Prime

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Saipan ‘ready’ for Pacific Mini Games

The President of the Pacific Games Council (PGC) Vidhya Lakhan and chief executive Andrew Minogue have made a final inspection of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI’s) and have approved preparations for the 2022

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