Tuvalu’s new PM says democracy and loyalty are reasons for preferring Taiwan over Beijing

The new prime minister in the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu said on Friday his country shares democratic values with Taiwan and reaffirmed that his government would maintain diplomatic ties with Taipei, ruling out a

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Moana Pasifika hold on for thrilling win over Drua

Exhausted Moana Pasifika players have been left praying and rejoicing after resisting a fierce fightback to hang on for an historic 39-36 Super Rugby Pacific win over Fijian Drua. Down to 13 men for much of the last 15

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RMI President questions US commitment on COFA funding

Republic of Marshall Islands President, Hilda Heine, has questioned whether the Marshalls have reached a crossroads in its relationship with the United States. As Marshallese gathered to commemorate Nuclear Victims

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Prioritise cyber risk management: ANZ

A cybersecurity expert with the ANZ bank says many organisations fail to keep their systems up to date, and as a result, they expose themselves and their customers to cyberattacks. Eli Hirschauge, ANZ’s Head of

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Tuvalu PM announces new Cabinet

Tuvalu’s newly-elected Prime Minister, Feleti Teo has named his Cabinet lineup. Governor General Tofiga Vaevalu Falani, in the exercise of authority granted by sections 63, 64, and 68 of Tuvalu’s

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PNG, Indonesia ratify defence deal to expand security cooperation

Indonesia and Papua New Guinea will boost defense cooperation, officials from the two countries said Tuesday, including border patrols in a region where indigenous Papuans have waged a decades-long insurgency against

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PNG fuel supplier Puma granted relief from court order

Puma Energy would now be able to make its own decision on fuel supply to the national airliner, Air Niugini. This follows a National Court order by Justice John Carey at the Waigani National Court Tuesday which releases

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UOG Professor Leads Efforts to Uncover Chuuk Lagoon’s Wartime History

A little-known chapter of World War II history is being meticulously unearthed in Chuuk Lagoon, in research spearheaded by Dr William Jeffery, Associate Professor of Archaeology and Micronesian Studies at the University

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Pacific Islands nations should consider debt-for-nature deals to lower borrowing costs, IMF says

Pacific Islands nations most at risk from rising seas should consider novel debt-for-nature deals as high debt levels across the region make traditional loans unsustainable, a senior International Monetary Fund official

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Puma stops fuel supply in PNG, PM searches Australia for fuel

Puma stops fuel supply in PNG PNG’s fuel dilemma is far from over.  Service stations are shutting down while Jet A1 that keeps planes flying might finish today, says the country’s major fuel supplier Puma Energy

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‘Greenwashing’: Cook Islands Environment group slams ‘mineral harvesting’ in Seabed Mining Act

The introduction of the term ‘mineral harvesting’ in the legislation governing seabed minerals in the Cook Islands is an attempt to ‘greenwash this destructive industry’, says a local environment group.  Te

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Taiwan envoy says Tuvalu ties ‘rock solid’ post-election

Lawmakers in Tuvalu have selected Feleti Teo as the Pacific island nation’s new prime minister, weeks after an election that put ties with Taiwan in focus.  Former Attorney General Teo secured the support of

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