Joseph Lelang resigns as PNG Opposition Leader

Joseph Lelang has resigned as Papua New Guinea Leader of the Opposition and also as a member of the People’s National Congress party. This shocking announcement comes after Lelang received huge backlash from the

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Kabui: Solomon Islands Independent Commission Against Corruption, a tiger without teeth

Chairman of the Solomon Islands Independent Commission Against Corruption (SIICAC), Sir Frank Kabui has described the Anti-Corruption Commission as a tiger without teeth in the battle against corruption.  “The SIICAC

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Bad weather dampens travel plans for Tuvalu MPs

Bad weather after last week’s election in Tuvalu has delayed travel to the capital for outer island MPs ahead of a prime ministerial election.  Senior electoral officer Semi Malaki says official results released

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Cook Islands Parliament passes medicinal cannabis import bill

Cook Islanders who require medicinal cannabis for their health’s wellbeing can now import or bring the item into the country, provided the product is being prescribed by an overseas medical practitioner.  This comes

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National Referendum in six months: Vanuatu PM

Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai announced in Parliament Tuesday that a national referendum is expected to happen within the next six months.   This announcement followed the unanimous approval of the

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Facebook and Pacific news

The importance of Pacific news on Facebook was thrown into sharp relief by the stand-off in January between the Australian government and Facebook over the government’s media code. Facebook closed access to Pacific

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“You sir are muddying the process once again,” Nauru President tells USP’s Thompson

Nauru’s President says moves by University of the South Pacific’s Pro-Chancellor to schedule an Executive Council meeting today “seems very much like an attempt at undermining [the USP] Council or usurping the

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Whispers

What has precipitated the quick and quiet departure of the Chief Executive of USP’s Pacific Technical and Further Education CEO, Dr. Hasmukh Lal? The Marshall Islands SOV soldiers on, Micronesia represents at the

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