Nation marks the funeral of Tongan PM

The funeral of the late Tongan prime minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva is taking place this morning in Nuku’alofa. Mr Pohiva died in Auckland last Thursday but has been lying-in-state at the St George Government Building over the past two nights. There…
Kausea Natano new PM of Tuvalu; Sopoaga ousted

uvalu’s Parliament has elected a new prime minister, ending the six-year premiership of Enele Sopoaga. Kausea Natano was this morning voted in by 10 of the country’s 16 MPs to form a new government. Mr Natano, a long-time MP from Funafuti,…
WPRA Congratulates New Tuvalu Prime Minister

In a statement issued today, Secretary-General of West Papua Revolutionary Army (WPRA), one of the tree affiliate commands of West Papua Army (WPA), congratulates Kausea Natano as new PM of Tuvalu . The Secretary-General of WPRA, Amunggut Tabi, Gen. WPRA…
Pacific leaders pay tribute to ‘Akilisi Pohiva

Pacific leaders are paying tribute to the late Tongan prime minister, ‘Akilisi Pohiva, who died on Thursday. The 78-year-old died in an Auckland hospital having been evacuated from Tonga on Wednesday with pneumonia. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said…
Marape is PM

FORMER Finance Minister James Marape was elected Papua New Guinea’s 8th prime minister in Parliament yesterday – thumping his contender, former premier Sir Mekere Morauta, by 101 votes to eight. After prayers at 10.30am, Speaker Job Pomat called the 109…

Mr Sogavare acknowledges all for peace and calm HONIARA: Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare extended his gratitude to national leaders, chiefs and community leaders for “making the right decision” in working with authorities to maintain law and order. His acknowledgement…

An expert on politics in Melanesia says at the nub of the political instability in Solomon Islands is that no real change is being offered by either side. Rioting broke out in the capital Honiara on Wednesday after the announcement of Manasseh…

WHY WE WALKED OUT By ANDREW FANASIA MATHEW Wale says his group walked out from the prime minister’s election yesterday for the “sake of the rule of law”. He said they made the decision after Governor General Sir Frank Kabui…