Wilkie Rasmussen: MPs should allow free media

Cook Islands, July 1 -- Letter to the editor by Wilkie Rasmussen The reaction by MPs to the Cook Islands News article is petty and dismissive of an integral part of our community and democracy. The ... Read More

Vanuatu MPs undergo induction for new term of Parliament

Vanuatu, June 5 -- Newly elected Members of the Vanuatu Parliament are currently undergoing a five-day induction programme aimed at equipping MPs to better understand and effectively perform their rol... Read More

UNICEF and WHO call on Pacific Island countries to strengthen policies on breast-milk substitutes

Fiji, June 5 -- Mothers are strongly encouraged to continue to breastfeed during the COVID-19 pandemic As the Pacific region works on the preparedness and response for the COVID-19 pandemic, there is... Read More

103 Papua New Guineans to return from Fiji and Vanuatu

Papua New Guinea, June 5 -- 103 Papua New Guineans to return from Fiji and Vanuatu PORT MORESBY, 05 JUNE 2020 (PNG GOVT) --- Papua New Guinea State of Emergency Controller David Manning has announced... Read More

We are living in unprecedented times where we must stand together in solidarity: Forum Chair

Tuvalu, June 4 -- Tuvalu's Prime Minister and Pacific Islands Forum Chair Kausea Natano says we are living in unprecedented times where we must stand together in solidarity and face the challenges pre... Read More

COVID-19: PNG Superfunds to pay K806million

Papua New Guinea, June 3 -- Papua New Guinea's two superfunds are expected to pay out around K806 million (US$233 million) to their members affected by the Covid-19 lockdown, as soon as the legislatio... Read More

Why we're bailing out Fiji Airways: FNPF

Fiji, June 2 -- The Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) is helping to bail out Fiji Airways as it is a strategic investment for tourism, which accounts for around 16 percent of the Fund's investment p... Read More

USP challenged by sacked manager

Fiji, June 2 -- A former senior manager of the University of the South Pacific has lodged a complaint against his employer with Fiji's employment industrial tribunal. Hasmukh Lal was until recently, ... Read More

Bill likely to end state of emergency in PNG: PM Marape

Papua New Guinea, June 1 -- A bill is expected to be tabled in Parliament this week on measures to be taken if the state of emergency comes to an end as scheduled tomorrow, says Papua New Guinea Prime... Read More

Pandemic is man-made, says FTUC

Fiji, May 29 -- The loss of jobs at Fiji Airways and many other major employers is causing great hardship to thousands of families around the country says Fiji Trade Union Congress (FTUC). FTUC gener... Read More