Regional Archive February 2019

The Pacific Games, scheduled to take place between July 7 and 20, are set to act as the region's official qualifier for the FIBA Asia Continental Cup qualification round.

Basketball Fiji Announce Training Pools for 2019 Pacific Games

Basketball Fiji have announced their training pools for the Pacific Games in Samoa in July.
"This visit is a welcome opportunity to discuss the bilateral relationship as well as how we can give effect to the values of mutual respect which are at the core of New Zealand's Pacific Reset policy," Peters said.

NZ and Fiji Commits to Stronger Relationship

New Zealand and Fiji have agreed to continue strengthening their defense relationship during a visit to the Pacific nation by Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters.
“We are a fully independent country, and there is no way I’m going to compromise our rights to fisheries resources, our rights to our immediate resources,” Tuvalu Prime Minister, Sopoaga told ABC.

‘Imperialist’ Citizenship Idea Sparks Spat

Tensions have flared up between Australia and its Pacific neighbours over the future – or lack of it – for small island states as sea levels rise.

Urgent Call for Border Posts

Bougainville Minister for Police, Correctional Services and Justice, Willie Masiu, has called on the national government to fast-track the establishment of the border post along the Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands border.