Region-PNG and the Pacific

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 3 March

PNG mourns the death of the ‘father of the nation’ Sir Michael Somare has died at the age of 84. He passed away in… Read More

How are businesses in the Pacific really doing?

The COVID-19 global pandemic and accompanying economic crisis continues to create compounded challenges for the Pacific private sector. With closed international borders, interrupted trade routes… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 24 February

Vanuatu announces the opening of a ‘Tamtam bubble’ The Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Hon Bob Loughman, has announced the opening of a ‘Tamtam bubble’. Starting… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 17 February

Samoa steps up on regional ructions The Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, has spoken publicly on two issues that touch on regionalism… Read More

With five countries set to quit, is it curtains for the Pacific Islands Forum?

It has been a bruising couple of weeks for the Pacific Islands Forum after five Micronesian countries announced they were leaving the region’s key intergovernmental body. Read More

Regionalism in Retreat

Prophesies of the end of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) as we know it are close to being fulfilled after a virtual and very tense… Read More

The Torres Strait Treaty, a journey of Islander autonomy

“We are happy to share what we have in the Torres Strait, but we will not give – not a teaspoon of water, not a… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 10 February

Micronesian countries announce their intention to leave the Pacific Islands Forum Further to the decision to appoint Henry Puna as Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 3 February

Cyclones menace the region Barely a month since the passage of TC Yasa, Fiji has been pummelled by TC Ana which developed into a… Read More

Queensland – the Pacific state

When it comes to connections with the Pacific islands region, Queensland is the Australian state that can lead the way. By virtue of geography,… Read More

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