Monthly Archives: November 2020

PM James Marape

By Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific journalist Papua New Guinea's prime minister has urged the public to not get caught up in the country's political crisis...
PNG Parliament chamber

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk The Papua New Guinea Parliament has passed the 2021 national budget with more than half of MPs - including the opposition...
Facebook ban

By Robert Iroga in Honiara Struggling businesses have expressed concerns and international media rights groups have condemned the Solomon Islands government’s proposal to temporarily ban...
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Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Demonstrators from the Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) have protested the Indonesian police actions in blocking them when they wanted to hold...
Vaccines

ANALYSIS: By Barbara Allen, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington and Michael Macaulay, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington The world...

By RNZ Pacific Politics in Papua New Guinea has been plunged into more turmoil today, with government MPs continuing to meet while the opposition was...
Prof Pal Ahluwalia

Amid recent months of political turmoil about the region’s premier institution of higher learning, the University of the South Pacific, students have been keen...
PNG Speaker Job Pomat

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Prime Minister James Marape says his executive is still in control for the next three weeks for doing state business, passing...

By Georgina Kekea in Honiara The Solomon Islands cabinet has agreed to ban the world’s biggest social networking platform Facebook in the country. The submission for...

By RNZ News The meat industry is waiting with bated breath to find out if there is any truth that New Zealand meat is linked...
PNG PM James Marape - Huli

By Keith Jackson in Noosa Papua New Guinea’s prime minister James Marape has arisen with fire in his belly today. A short time ago he issued...
Social media and covid-19

By Laurens Ikinia in Auckland A new study on the impact of social media in the Pacific during the covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has warned about...

Papua New Guinea's opposition - bolstered by its government defectors - moved its camp to West Sepik provincial capital Vanimo at the weekened to...

By Lian Buan in Manila The widespread flooding in Cagayan that gripped the Philippines this weekend is partly being blamed on the massive release of...

By Rachel Wong in Hong Kong Hong Kong’s government-funded broadcaster, Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), is under fire again. Last week, police arrested freelance TV producer...

COMMENT: By Bryan Kramer in Port Moresby Today, Deputy Prime Minister Sam Basil and 12 other ministers in Papua New Guinea's James Marape government crossed...

ANALYSIS: By Bryce Edwards How determined are Labour to take the necessary steps to fix inequality and poverty? Will electoral calculations triumph over their principles...
Chris Hipkins

By RNZ News Minister of Covid-19 Response Chris Hipkins says he is hopeful a lockdown can be avoided in New Zealand's largest city after a...
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By RNZ News A New Zealand covid-19 community case identified in Auckland today had called in sick to work after being tested but went to...
Port Vila airport

By RNZ Pacific The capital island of Vanuatu - Efate - is closed off today after the country's first case of covid-19 was announced yesterday. Stricter...
Virgilio Maganes

Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A radio journalist has been shot dead outside his home by two gunmen on a motorcycle, Philippines police said - four...

By Simon Smith A comprehensive new report by The Aotearoa Circle' s Sustainable Finance Forum looks at how New Zealand can reform its financial...