Pacific

Biden’s planned visit to Papua New Guinea fuels hope and criticism

The U.S. president and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet leaders of Pacific island countries.

Papua New Guinea foreign minister faces backlash over ‘primitive animals’ comment

Foreign Minister Tkatchenko is stepping aside to allow an investigation.

United States opens Tonga embassy as it pushes for Pacific influence

Opening of new embassy comes ahead of President Biden’s brief PNG stopover later this month.

Samoa media association condemns govt minister’s reported intimidation of journalist

The incident has detracted from Samoa’s improvement in the latest global report on press freedom.

Pacific expedition hopes to find new species, establish marine protected areas

The National Geographic’s “unprecedented” tour hopes to solve some of the ocean’s problems.

Samoa media association condemns govt minister’s reported intimidation of journalist

The incident has detracted from Samoa’s improvement in the latest global report on press freedom.