The residence of Tongan prime minister Akilisi Pohiva has been gutted by fire as he receives treatment for ongoing, but unknown, medical issues.
From Wednesday, Google will change the way it ranks search, prioritising companies that have mobile-friendly websites when people use the search engine on smart phones or tablet computers.
It’s now been confirmed that Australia’s Senate will establish a Select Committee to review allegations relating to conditions and circumstances at the Australian-run Regional Processing Centre on Nauru.
An international court overnight dismissed the claims of Papua New Guinea company Oil Search that it retained ownership of 40 per cent of the Elk-Antelope gas field in the nation’s Gulf Province.
Port Moresby is further relaxing the ban on betel nut, adding restricted areas for its sale and use at the newly renovated Koki market.
The Vanuatu government has announced a new attempt to change its parliamentary system to stop MPs crossing the floor and to clarify the affiliations of independents.
Radio Australia’s shortwave signal to Asia will cease this weekend, another result the ABC says of recent government funding cuts.
Human Rights Watch released its World Rights Report 2015 late yesterday, and the chapter on Papua New Guinea detailed a range of concerns, including the nation’s problems with police brutality.
The next best thing to money growing on trees is gold.
The region’s largest meeting of the year, the Pacific Islands Forum, kicks-off next week in Cairns and will be without official representation from Fiji or its interim prime minister and coup leader Commodore Frank Bainimarama.