Pacific

Solomon Islands PM Sogavare commands largest bloc in Parliament after election

The pro-Beijing leader Manasseh Sogavare faces several rivals in the contest to become prime minister.

Biden’s cannibal remarks send US-Papua New Guinea relations to ‘low point’

The Pacific nation’s foreign minister says he hopes the White House can put the record straight.

Early Solomon Islands election results show shakeup in most populous province

Daniel Suidani, ousted as premier after opposing China projects, was elected to Malaita’s provincial assembly.

Solomon Islanders vote in key election for their country, region

The election is the first since pro-Beijing Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare switched diplomatic recognition to China.

Solomon Islands observes campaign blackout ahead of election

Nearly 400 independent observers are monitoring the voting in national and provincial elections.

Fiji’s former PM Bainimarama jailed for one year for obstructing justice

As PM he took the oath of allegiance and his actions were a breach of public trust, High Court judge said.

Solomon Islands observes campaign blackout ahead of election

Nearly 400 independent observers are monitoring the voting in national and provincial elections.