Fiji Navy’s new Patrol Boat RFNS Puamau runs aground on Fulaga Island reef

Fiji’s newly commissioned Guardian-class patrol boat, RFNS Puamau, ran aground on a reef at Fulaga Island in the Lau group on Sunday.  RFNS Puamau was provided by Australia under the Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement

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PNG Opposition files vote of no confidence case in court

Papua New Guinea Opposition has filed its Supreme Court reference Tuesday.  They are basically seeking an interpretation of Speaker Job Pomat’s decision on the motion of a vote of no confidence (VoNC).  Among

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FestPAC 2024: ‘One body, one people, one ocean, one Pacific’

“One body, one people, one ocean, one Pacific”, was was Samoa’s powerful statement during the parade of nations at the official opening of the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture (FestPAC).  It was

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Marine species disappear amid dredging works

As dredging works moved downstream in the Sigatoka River, Kulukukulu Village headman Christopher Herbert Work watched as the machines heading towards them dug up the river and spewed out sand and gravel to the

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Shadowy exotic pet trade thrives in Pacific island nation

The Pacific’s Solomon Islands has become a key player in the global live animal trade, with foreign collectors sourcing exotic species including some subject to trade bans, an AFP investigation has found. 

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New Caledonia reels as President Macron dissolves French parliament

Despite weeks of rioting and clashes between police and protestors in New Caledonia, French authorities in Noumea decided to proceed with elections for the European Parliament on Sunday, a poll open to all French

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A message to Macron: “You can’t negotiate with a gun to your head”

Political, church and community leaders from New Caledonia have called on French President Emmanuel Macron to fully withdraw a controversial constitutional amendment on voting rights – the trigger for recent riots and

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Opinion: FestPAC: Protecting Oceania and charting future voyages 

It’s the first time the Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture, which starts Thursday, will be held in Hawaii.  The Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture is the world’s largest celebration of indigenous Pacific

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Tonga Development Bank claims Police warrant to search bank was unlawful

Tonga Development Bank says it is taking legal action against Tonga Police following a police search of the bank’s premises on Friday 24 May, where Police were acting on a complaint regarding an alleged breach of

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Fiji Airways interested in reviving Port Vila, Tanna and Santo flights

Vanuatu deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Matai Seremaiah, has announced that Fiji Airways is interested in connecting Port Vila to Tanna and Port Vila to Santo flights via an ATR, ensuring

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Air Vanuatu to lose 170 staff as liquidators try to save embattled airline

Nearly 200 people have lost their jobs as liquidators restructure Air Vanuatu to reduce the embattled airline’s operating costs.  Approximately 170 staff members have been made redundant as liquidators try to

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Survivors of PNG landslide :“The stones from the mountain keep falling, we are afraid more could be killed, we don’t sleep at night”

“We don’t have a place to stay, and we barely eat and drink. We have nothing left,” said a survivor of the landslide in Papua New Guinea’s Enga Province. Twenty-year-old Frida Yeahkal, a community member whose

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