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USP Vice Chancellor Professor Pal Ahluwalia has been deported by the Fijian government over whistleblowing allegations which angered authorities.

Wale Calls on Government to Take Informed Position on USP Saga

Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Matthew Wale has expressed great concern over the ongoing interference of the Fijian government into the operation and affairs of the University of the South Pacific (USP).
The Pacific Islands Forum is the region’s premier political and economic policy organisation. Founded in 1971, it comprises 18 members within the Pacific region.

Micronesia Bloc Withdraws From PIFS

The leaders of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Kiribati, Marshall Islands and Nauru say they will follow Palau in withdrawing from the Pacific Islands Forum (PIFS).
In suspending the jail sentence, Justice Andree Wiltens said Salwai had contributed a lot to the development of Vanuatu during his 18-year parliamentary career.

Vanuatu’s Former Prime Minister Found Guilty of Perjury

Vanuatu's former prime minister, Charles Salawi, has been handed a suspended jail sentence after being found guilty of perjury.
The loss of tourists has taken a heavy economic toll, prompting some territories to try to find safe ways to allow visitors to return.

South Pacific Islands Target Rich Tourists as Pandemic Takes its Toll

When the head of Twitter, Mr. Jack Dorsey, recently made his fateful decision to ban former United States president Donald Trump from the social media platform, he did so from an island in French Polynesia, thousands of kilometres from Washington or Silicon Valley.
Health workers give Palau citizens their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination.

Palau Could Become the First in the World to be Vaccinated

A cluster of islands in the Pacific Ocean that's one of the few places on Earth entirely free from COVID-19 could become one of the first countries vaccinated against the disease.