Oct 22, 2019 Last Updated 2:59 AM, Oct 16, 2019
By Samisoni Pareti There is a standoff in Papua New Guinea today over new plans by the country’s police constabulary to arrest former Prime Minister Peter O’Neill. Acting Police Commissioner David Manning confirmed that a warrant of arrest has been issued against O’Neill, but added that the sensitivity of the…
Reuters European Union finance ministers have agreed to remove Marshall Islands from the bloc’s lists of countries deemed to be acting as tax havens. The 28-nation EU set up a blacklist and a gray list of tax havens in December 2017 after revelations of widespread avoidance schemes used by corporations…
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Pōhiva Tu‘i‘onetoa  is officially the prime minister of Tonga. King Tupou VI signed the warrant appointing Tu‘i‘onetoa as prime minister in a swearing in ceremony at the Royal Palace in Nuku’alofa Tuesday. Tu’i’onetoa has outlined policy areas in which he revealed his People’s Party new slogan – “Counting two as…
Fiji’s Sugar Cane Growers’ Fund (SCGF) is calling on Fiji’s working population to buy sugar cane farms, as more farmers go out of business and defaulters plague its loans portfolio.  SCGF’s chief executive officer Raj Sharma told Islands Business that the fund currently has 11 cane farms on mortagee sale,…

PNG-Papua border closed

By Netani Rika INDONESIA has closed its border with Papua New Guinea as violence continues in Papua. Shots were heard by Indonesian troops on Tuesday with reports of increased rebel activity in the area. The Organisasi Papua Merdeka (Papuan Freedom Organisation) is believed to be active in the border region…
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