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[Exclusive] 05 Apr 2014

Islands Business International is touched and comforted by the outpouring of grief and sympathy on the passing of our Group Editor in Chief Laisa Taga who died peacefully ...


Yabaki told to go

[Exclusive] 13 Mar 2014

SUVA, Fiji ---- VETERAN human rights activist, Reverend Akuila Yabaki, has been given two months to leave the Citizens' Constitutional Forum or face removal.


MSG Summit in doubt?

[Exclusive] 06 Feb 2014

Suva, FIJI – NO dates have been set yet on when leaders of the Melanesian Spearhead Group will meet to discuss the thorny issue of West Papua.


Tukuitonga is SPC’s new director-general

[Exclusive] 19 Nov 2013

Dr Colin Tukuitonga is the new director-general of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

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EPA is no more

[Exclusive] 17 Oct 2013

BRUSSELS: In a surprise move this week, the European Union has moved to suspend negotiations for a new economic partnership agreement (EPA) with the islands of the Pacific, ...

Pacific Region

EU stands accused: PNA

[Exclusive] 05 Sep 2013

Pacific islands nations including those who are members of the Parties of the Nauru Agreement (PNA) have accused an European Member of Parliament of deliberately misrepresenting and misinterpreting ...

44th Pacific Islands Forum

Forum to discuss New Caledonia’s membership bid

[Exclusive] 04 Sep 2013

New Caledonia’s bid for full membership of the Pacific Islands Forum is on the agenda this week, as Pacific leaders meet in the Marshall Islands.



[Exclusive] 05 Aug 2013

TUVALU’s new Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga will be sworn in with his cabinet today at 2pm after the Opposition won a motion of vote of no confidence last ...


GG appoints Sopoaga as Tuvalu’s caretaker PM

[Exclusive] 01 Aug 2013

IN a move that has escalated political tension on Tuvalu the Governor General and head of State has sent out a proclamation removing Prime Minister Willy Telavi from ...


Pacific negotiators cry foul over EPA talks

[Exclusive] 04 Jul 2013

EC Headquarters, Brussels — Going onto the final week of a proposed regional trade agreement talks with the European Union, small Pacific states are crying foul over what ...


Tuvalu’s parliament convenes July 30

[Exclusive] 03 Jul 2013

Tuvalu’s Governor General has used his directionary powers to order parliament to convene on July 30, to the joy of the Opposition which now has one seat more ...

New Caledonia

MSG to send mission to Jakarta and West Papua

[Exclusive] 18 Jun 2013

The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) will send a mission to Jakarta and Jayapura later this year, to discuss the issue of West Papua with the Government of Indonesia.


Pacific tells EU – conclude EPA or we’re out

[Exclusive] 10 Jun 2013

‘We have done everything possible .. but there seems to be no end to the question and answer session’ – Pacific spokesperson to EU Trade Commissioner


Kun tells why I resigned as finance minister

[Exclusive] 30 May 2013

Nauru's Minister for Finance Roland Kun says he resigned from cabinet this week in protest of the president's declaration of a state of emergency, saying it was unnecessary. ...


Nauru’s Money-Man quits

[Exclusive] 29 May 2013

The declaration of a state of emergency (SOE) by Nauru’s President Sprent Dabwido has already started causing ripples within his own cabinet hierarchy. His ‘money-man’ Roland Kun has ...

Pacific Region

Fish talks stalled but US given 18 months extension

[Exclusive] 17 May 2013

Current US tuna treaty negotiations have stalled because Pacific Islands Parties and the United States have failed to agree on various elements of a new treaty. The Pacific ...

Pacific Region

The Pacific Showcase opens this Saturday

[Exclusive] 13 May 2013

AUCKLAND, New Zealand --- Multi Olympic and world discus champion Valerie Adams is the special guest when the Pacific Showcase returns to The Cloud on Saturday February 2.