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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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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Feleti Teo elected unopposed as Tuvalu’s new Prime Minister

Feleti Teo secured the position of Tuvalu’ new Prime Minister without facing any opposition Monday. He was elected to the Parliament of Tuvalu after the 2024 general election in January. Tuvalu MP Simon Kofe took to

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FSM launches first Citizens Budget

A first-of-its-kind Citizens Budget has been launched in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). FSM’s Department of Finance and Administration (DOFA) in a statement today said the National Government Fiscal

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Vanuatu referendum seeks to instill stability after revolving-door governments

An upcoming referendum in Vanuatu to outlaw political-party hopping by legislators has sparked lively debate in the Pacific island country, which has faced three changes of government in the past year. Dissatisfaction

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‘Ball is in PM’s court’: Tonga’s former attorney general says communication is key

A former Attorney General of Tonga says there’s still a chance to resolve matters between the two main authorities in Tonga.  ‘Aminiasi Kefu was the acting Attorney General of Tonga from 2014 to 2019.  His

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Who will form the next government is the question on the minds of the people of Tuvalu

As the capital, Funafuti prepares to welcome the last four elected Members of Parliament from the northern islands of Nanumea and Nanumaga, the people of Tuvalu are waiting with anticipation on the formation of the new

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PNG PM Marape describes killings in Enga as act of terrorism

The killing in Enga is an act of domestic terrorism and the National Executive Council (NEC) will meet to decide on what will be done to address the situation, says Prime Minister James Marape. Marape said at a press

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Delay in glitch investigation raises concerns

The Electoral Commission of Fiji (ECF) is concerned over the prolonged delay in investigating the “glitch” that occurred during the vote counting process in the 2022 General Elections. In a statement this week, the

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Albert Nicholas appointed Cook Islands Deputy PM

Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown has confirmed the appointment of Albert Nicholas as the country’s Deputy Prime Minister (DPM). The Avatiu–Ruatonga–Palmerston MP holds the Infrastructure Cook Islands,

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Opinion: The standoff between Tonga’s King and government

Tonga: Early last week, the Secretary of Tonga’s Privy Council wrote to the Chief Secretary (Secretary to Cabinet and to the Prime Minister), saying: “I have the honour to inform you that His Majesty in Council’s

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Call for King to ‘urgently’ refine Tonga democracy

Tongan Democrats in New Zealand have called on the King to urgently refine what they describe as the country’s fragile democracy. They said the memorandum King Tupou VI sent withdrawing his consent to the appointment

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