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05:22 am GMT+12, 12/08/2020
 
Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei built a data centre in Papua New Guinea, which exposed secret government files to being stolen, according to a report that catalogues Beijing's efforts to spy on the Pacific nation.   The report, provided to the Australian government, noted outdated encryption software was deployed by Huawei, while firewall settings were insufficient for a centre designed to store the entire data archive of » read more
 
Collins calls for NZ election to be pushed back to late November or 2021 Wearing masks mandatory in Port Moresby
Bougainville's youth pursue break from bloody past at presidential vote Pandemic ‘inflicting multiple shocks’ on the young, threatens entire generation
 
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Feature News
Fishing for success: lessons in Pacific regionalism
05:39 am GMT+12, 12/08/2020, Australia
Written by Bob Warner   Books by people in public life that present a story of the times in which they played a role can make for a dismal reading experience. My bookshelves are littered with half-read personal memoirs by Australian politicians, with faded bookmarks showing the point at Read more

Cook Islands uphold regional maritime security via 17th annual Forum Fisheries Committee Ministers Meeting
The Cook Islands recently concluded participation in the 17th annual Pacific Islands Forum Fis
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Like winning the lotto: the SWP in good times and bad
Written by Jemma Mackinnon, Kerry McCarthy, Rachel Mason Nunn
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American strategic considerations drive compact negotiations in Micronesia: part 2
Written by Stewart Firth From the United States&rs
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The triple challenges of the Blue Pacific: battling a health, economic and climate crisis through regional solidarity
By Op Ed exclusive with Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands
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Business News
Australia pours cold water on an early travel bubble but tourists keen
05:26 am GMT+12, 12/08/2020, Fiji
  By Nacanieli Tuilevuka Australia has poured cold water on the idea of a travel bubble soon with Fiji as it is unlikely to allow citizens to visit until Fiji before the end of the year.   Australia’s Assistant Treasurer Michael Sukkar said; "I think that Read more

Fiji Airways extends cancellation of scheduled flights to end of September
Fiji Airways, Fiji’s national airline, has extended the cancellation of scheduled intern
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Fiji Airways ‘cannot’ return leased aircraft, $38 million needed monthly to meet costs
Fiji Airways cannot hand back the newly-leased aircraft sitting ‘idle’ at the Nadi
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PNG national broadcaster NBC gets K1 million to boost highlands coverage
The National National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has received much-needed funding of K1 mi
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Australia ready to be nimble as region’s Economic Ministers meet to consider COVID impact
Australia is willing to consider changes to any of its existing programmes to help nations in
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Sports News
Seilala Mapusua appointed Manu Samoa head coach
05:33 am GMT+12, 12/08/2020, Samoa
The Samoa Rugby Union has confirmed the appointment of Mapusua Seilala Mapusua as the new head coach of Manu Samoa.    In making the announcement, Samoa Rugby Union Chief Executive Officer, Faleomavaega Vincent Fepuleai said Mapusua has come through as the preferred candidate Read more

Brian Lima appointed Manu Samoa 7s head coach
The Samoa Rugby Union has confirmed the appointment of Muliagatele Brian Lima as the new head
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Understanding Pasifika culture pivotal for rugby league success
Former New Zealand Warriors rugby league star, Sione Faumuinā, believes the organisation need
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Australia puts New Zealand on clock for trans-Tasman tournament
Rugby Australia has given New Zealand a three-week deadline to agree to a trans-Tasman competi
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Former Fiji international player 'main offender' in junior league stabbing
Teenage former Fijian international rugby league player Ratu Nanovo is expected to face court
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