“I’m honoured and proud,” says Terito Story, after being crowned Miss Cook Islands New Zealand.

Pacific Briefs

Tuesday February 26, 2019

cyclone forming west of samoa 

SAMOA – The potential for a tropical depression northwest of Samoa to develop into a cyclone is high, the Samoa Meteorology Division says.

Forum to urged to recognise Taiwan

Tuesday February 26, 2019

PACIFIC – The leaders of five Micronesian states have called on the Pacific Islands Forum to recognise Taiwan and China as equals at its meetings.

Pacific plan may drain aid budget

Tuesday February 26, 2019

Funding for infrastructure bank worries aid groups

Fiji PM sends warning to developers

Thursday February 21, 2019

FIJI – Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has issued a warning to foreign developers who plan to do business in the country.

Call to dissolve parliament

Thursday February 21, 2019

TONGA – Three petitions with over 10,000 signatures calling for the King of Tonga to dissolve parliament and launch an investigation into the government have been presented to the palace in Nuku’alofa.

Nauru restricts medical transfers

Thursday February 21, 2019

NAURU – Nauru’s government has rushed through new laws to prevent residents being granted medical transfers based on online recommendations.

Malolo a lesson for landowners

Thursday February 14, 2019

FIJI – A Fiji opposition MP says events on the island of Malolo should be a warning to all landowners in the country.

Islanders are ready to work

Thursday February 14, 2019

SOLOMON ISLANDS – More than 1000 Solomon Islanders are competing for 200 places in a “work ready pool” which could land them jobs in Australia.

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