Username Password
PINA
News
Indonesia will never allow West Papua referendum, Expert
By Online Editor
10:54 pm GMT+12, 26/05/2016, Indonesia
"Momentum is growing for that to happen," says Professor Kingsbury, "but Indonesia is using its considerable influence to stop full membership and hence recognition. It will be difficult for West Papua to gain full membership, not least because it cannot claim sovereign status."]Read more

Tahiti says Forum bid on good track
French Polynesia's president says his government has secured exemption from the Pacific Is
Read more
MSG chair denies claims of lack of commitment
The chairman of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) has denied a media suggestion that he is
Read more
Palau reiterates stance on illegal fishing, burns another boat
Palau destroyed another Vietnamese fishing boat caught poaching in its water with the island n
Read more
Moves to remove Indonesia from MSG
Vanuatu will seek Indonesia's removal from the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). &
Read more
Cooler Pacific temperatures signal end of devastating El Nino
Australia's Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has released modelling showing the latest El Nino
Read more
Forum Leaders invitations out, but will Fiji PM Bainimarama attend?
Invitations have been sent out to leaders of the Pacific Island Forum member countries for the
Read more
Taiwan provides funding for Smaller Island States
Taiwan/Republic of China and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat further strengthened their
Read more
PNG set to host 8th ACP summit
Papua New Guinea is days away from making history when it hosts the eighth Summit of African,
Read more
Don Polye re-appointed PNG Opposition leader, Another MP join Opposition
Leader of PNG National Party and Member for Bulolo Sam Basil has relinquished the opposition l
Read more
Dengue fever confirmed in FestPac delegate on Guam
While a case of dengue fever managed to work itself into Guam, James Gillan, the director of t
Read more
Vanuatu supports China’s proposition on South China Sea
The Vanuatu Government says it fully understands and support China’s proposition on the
Read more
Solar Facility launch moves Samoa’s 100% renewable target closer
The Samoan Government’s target to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2017 moved one step c
Read more
100-person Guard of Honour for NZ PM Key
A 100-person guard of honour by the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) will be mounted fo
Read more
MSG Leaders not giving Special Summit serious attention, PNG postpones meeting
 The Papua New Guinea Government has informed Melanesian Government capitals and the Secr
Read more
West Papua report given to Ban ki Moon at Humanitarian Summit
UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon has been presented with the West Papua Fact Finding Mission
Read more
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe to be part of ACP Delegation next week in PNG
President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe is confirmed to attend the 8th ACP Heads of State meeting
Read more
Culture among Pacific region’s most valuable resources
Pacific culture Ministers have called for ongoing support for the region’s cultural sect
Read more
PNG PM O'Neill welcomes West Papuans
West Papuans are most welcome to Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said on t
Read more
Report slams Clark's UNDP programme
Former  New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark has been hit with a devastating critique o
Read more
Helen Clark pitches for the UN's top job, UN battle getting "dirty" - John Key
Helen Clark is a victim of her own success, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has suggested.
Read more
UN deputy secretary general praises Fijian PM statement on women and girls
Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama ’s statement on women and girls at the United N
Read more
Council sees vibrant future for Pacific arts, Fiji to host 2024 Arts Festival
Government directors of culture and arts are upbeat about the potential growth of arts in the
Read more
Security beefed for 8th ACP Leaders Summit
A total of 700 security personnel will be deployed during the eighth ACP leaders’ summit
Read more
PNG to be part of G7 summit
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill jets off to Japan today to attend a powerf
Read more
Massive shift in global mind-set applauded by UN agency-but Pacific colonies not included!
A decade ago, Achim Steiner took up the reins as head for the United Nations Environment Progr
Read more
More
24/05/2016 - Tuvalu PM urges new legal framework for climate migrants
24/05/2016 - Pacific Climate Change Centre to begin construction in June next year
24/05/2016 - MSG Special Leaders Summit deferred again
24/05/2016 - Fiji offers help for Kiribati and Tuvalu displaced from global warming
24/05/2016 - Fijian PM: No excuse for violence against women and girls
24/05/2016 - NZ PM to visit Fiji next month: report
24/05/2016 - Papuans reject Jakarta statement
24/05/2016 - Office of MSG chair reminds Indonesia's principle of decolonisation of Melanesia
24/05/2016 - New Taiwan President holds meeting with Kiribati counterpart
24/05/2016 - Chris Cocker appointed new SPTO boss
24/05/2016 - UPNG first semester suspended indefinitely
24/05/2016 - British army recruitment re-opened in Fiji
24/05/2016 - Palau FestPac delegate drowned
24/05/2016 - FestPac concerns in Guam addressed
24/05/2016 - PNG Court reinstates Polye as Kandep MP
24/05/2016 - Ministers to review Pacific regional cultural strategy in Guam
23/05/2016 - Climate Change adaptation funding a priority, Fijian PM told World Humanitarian Summit
23/05/2016 - Tokelau highlight Pacific vulnerabilities at Berlin global climate governance conference
23/05/2016 - Spectacular opening for Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam
23/05/2016 - Federated States of Micronesia policy revamp for Fisheries aims to double ‘blue gold’ millions
23/05/2016 - PM O’Neill replies to PNG University student’s petition
23/05/2016 - Fiji Police investigate those manipulating Help for Homes Initiative
22/05/2016 - No budget in Vanuatu for 12th Pacific Arts Festival
22/05/2016 - Chris Cocker front runner for SPTO top job
22/05/2016 - Fijian PM leads delegation to World Humantariant Summit
22/05/2016 - Indonesia rejects statement of Solomon Islands` PM on MSG
22/05/2016 - Decision set to change Bougainville future
22/05/2016 - Ultimatum to PNG PM unsuccessful
22/05/2016 - 12th FestPac kicks off in Guam
22/05/2016 - Norfolk Island businesses worried takeover will result in economic decline, reduced services
19/05/2016 - Vanuatu and Solomon to seal boundary within next two months
19/05/2016 - Vanuatu approves reserved seats for women in Parliament
19/05/2016 - FSM moves swiftly on Fisheries Observer assault case
19/05/2016 - Cook Islands PM to attend Turkey meet
19/05/2016 - Former PNG chief Ombudsman calls for investigation into PM O'Neill allegations
19/05/2016 - Frabelle expanding PNG Majestic operation, eyes new FSM plant
19/05/2016 - PM O’Neill given 24-hour deadline to step down
19/05/2016 - Fiji PM meets Modi, India will strengthen cooperation in disaster management with Pacific
19/05/2016 - Palau President calls on Taiwan legislative speaker
19/05/2016 - Taiwan signs fisheries pacts with Tuvalu, Nauru
19/05/2016 - Vohor dropped as leader of Vanuatu's UMP
19/05/2016 - Fiji among 42 countries to have documented Zika Virus Outbreak
Choose country
 
Pacific Islands News Association
Who & What is PINA?
Membership
Member Countries
Media Freedom
Training
PINA Convention
Awards
Contact
Gallery
Forum
Events
Jobs
Classifieds
PACNEWS
Home
Regional
Feature
Business
Sports
Archives
Partners
Communications Initiative
International News Safety Institute (INSI)
UNDP PC
AusAID
NZAID
SPREP
ONOC
UNAIDS
Media Helping Media
Partners
PIFS
SPC
IFEX
UNESCO
AIBD
GFMD
SEAPA
WPFC
IFJ