Solomon Islands PM has millions in property, raising questions around wealth

The prime minister of Solomon Islands has recently gone on a home-building spree, constructing eight valuable new houses in and around the capital city of Honiara. KEY POINTS: Manasseh Sogavare, the four-time prime

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Crisis brewing as France seeks changes to New Caledonia’s electoral rolls

As the French National Assembly and Senate debate changes to New Caledonia’s electoral laws, there are protests in the streets of Noumea from both supporters and opponents of independence. Backed by local

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Absolute discharge for Bainimarama, fine without record of conviction for Qiliho

Suva, Fiji: When Suva Magistrate Seini Puamau took her seat in court this morning to deliver her sentence against former Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and suspended Police Commissioner, Sitiveni Qiliho, she warned

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Chinese Communist Party-Backed Businessman in Fiji is a Top Australian Criminal Target

Prominent Fiji-based businessman Zhao Fugang is a trusted advocate for China’s interests in the Pacific. But Australian law enforcement and intelligence agencies suspect he plays another part: as a senior organized

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Fiji tourism business briefs: Rydges, latest projections

EVT will operate new Rydges Resort  The future Rydges Wailoaloa being developed by owners Hari Punja & Sons at Wailoaloa Beach is expected to open in late 2026, approvals and construction permitting. When it is

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Fiji Business Briefs: Fiji Airways, FNPF, Pleass

Fiji Airways unaffected by Boeing 737 MAX 9 Grounding Fiji Airways has issued a statement reassuring its passengers that its Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet remains unaffected by the Federal Aviation  Administration’s

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Heine elected as Marshall Islands President

Marshall Islands has elected its 10th President, Dr Hilda Heine. Dr Heine received 17 votes when the Marshall Islands Nitijela voted yesterday, just one more than outgoing President, David Kabua. It is Dr Heine’s

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Sending back the rubbish to keep Kiribati beautiful

Kiribati Te Boboto means Kiribati the beautiful. It’s a slogan you see almost everywhere on South Tarawa – Kiribati’s administrative capital – where solid waste management used to be a problem that had no real

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Sweeping Kagoshima’s waters

Aboard the Kinko In Kagoshima, Japan, an organisation is taking a proactive approach to floating ocean pollution, ‘sweeping’ the local port five days a week. The Kagoshima Seikoukai Marine Group is a membership

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