The 16 states are meeting this week to discuss regional challenges, particularly climate change. Source: https://thediplomat.com/, By Grant Wyeth The 47th Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ meeting began this week on the island of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia. The meeting will bring together the leaders of 16 Pacific Island states to provide a platform discuss the […]
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Fiji’s leader has hit out at his Australian counterpart, questioning their personal relationship following the Pacific Island Forum. Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has launched a scathing attack on Scott Morrison and his deputy prime minister over their attitude towards their Pacific island neighbours. But the Australian prime minister insists his government still has a […]
New Zealand High Commissioner, Jonathan Schwass pledged to support Vanuatu’s efforts to beat plastic pollution at the ‘No Plastik Bag, Pls’ exhibition at Alliance Française Monday night. He pledged that: · We ( NZHC) pledge to implement a no single-use plastic policy in our High Commission office · We ( NZHC) pledge that whenever our High […]
The Pacific Islands Forum meeting in Tuvalu this week has ended in open division over climate change. Australia ensured its official communique watered down commitments to respond to climate change, gaining a hollow victory. Traditionally, communiques capture the consensus reached at the meeting. In this case, the division on display between Australia and the Pacific meant the only commitment […]
Papua New Guinea’s prime minister says Australia and New Zealand must join his country in protecting Pacific islands from climate change impacts. Papua New Guinea’s prime minister says Australia and New Zealand must join his country in protecting Pacific islands from climate change impacts. James Marape has returned home after his first official visit to […]
By Mackenzie Smith in Auckland, https://asiapacificreport.nz/2017/06/02/samoan-airline-deals-at-centre-of-tokelau-chopper-purchase/Tokelau’s controversial helicopter buy was part of at least one major Samoan airline deal, along with plans for the …
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