Fiji has received a fairly positive scorecard so far in progress towards elections which are free and fair.
The vast disparity between what Pacific islands get from their fisheries and what goes to foreign fleets is to be discussed at an island leaders summit in Palau today.
The Vanuatu Prime Minister says the country's Independence Day today is a good time to reflect on how far the nation has come and what needs to be done to make it stronger in the future.
A flood victim spokesperson says evacuees relocated by the Solomon Islands government are reluctant to leave the capital city.
Papua New Guinea weightlifter Steven Kari has won the gold at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
There were mixed emotions for Samoa and Fiji, who both won weightlifting medals in the women's 75kg division in Glasgow on Wednesday.
Papua New Guinea weightlifter Dika Toua could be in line for a Commonwealth Games gold medal after Nigeria's Chika Amalaha was provisionally suspended for failing a drugs test.
Solomon Islands police are closely monitoring a suburb in Honiara in which three houses were burnt the ground at the weekend.
A Fiji lawyer says the Electoral Commission should have attended a forum on the country's upcoming elections.
Solomon Islands will see big changes to its infrastructure if its long-awaited Infrastructure Management Bill is tabled in National Parliament.
The principal of a law firm in Papua New Guinea is now facing 32 charges over alleged fraud involving state funds.
A review of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands says the scaled back operation now should be talked about in the past tense.
The French High Commissioner in French Polynesia is defying the supreme court, saying he won't enforce its order against the territory's president because he may be pardoned by Francois Hollande.
Secretariat of the Pacific Community DG takes issue of non-communicable diseases to Pacific Forum leaders summit.
The Vanuatu Prime Minister, Joe Natuman, says he is not concerned about a planned motion of no confidence against him but if any government MPs are backing one, they will be sacked.
The Solomon Islands pressure group, the Malaita Ma'asina Forum, has formed its own political party - the People's Progressive Party.
The building of a proposed casino in Tahiti is being described as ineffective to improving French Polynesia's tourism woes.
Nine petitions have been lodged with the Cook Islands High Court challenging this month's election results.
Three Indonesian soldiers have suffered gunshot injuries following an attack in the province of Papua.
New Zealand's Foreign Affairs Minister says this year's Pacific leaders' summit is of particular significance as it will include high-level discussions over the future of the Pacific Plan.
It is being reported in Vanuatu that the Pacific Aviation Safety Organisation may move its headquarters out of the country because the government has not been paying its fees.
The Tongan government says claims by the Public Service Association that the Cabinet has approved the outright sale of two of Tonga's orbital slots are false.
The son of a man still missing after the plane crash off American Samoa says there should have been more help from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.
A Pacific human rights group is creating a mobile app and translating laws in an effort to combat human trafficking in Pacific Islands.
The American Samoa Government is organising a major clean up this Friday in an effort to eliminate breeding sites for mosquitoes, which are responsible for an outbreak of chikungunya virus.
Exactly fifty days to go before Fiji's general election, poverty and joblessness are high among the concerns of the country's grassroots.
Papua New Guinea's acting deputy police commissioner, Jim Andrews, says there is no rift in the force and no need for any reconciliation.
A police complaint has been lodged against the French High Commissioner in French Polynesia for failing to execute a ruling by France's highest court.
The Pacific Islands Forum leaders in Palau have been urged to discuss human rights violations in West Papua.
A memorial service has been held at sea in American Samoa in remembrance of the two victims of last week's plane crash.
Preparations are well underway in Palau for the 45th Pacific Islands Forum leaders' summit, which opens in the capital Koror tonight.
An extraordinary session of the Vanuatu parliament was adjourned yesterday until later on Tuesday.
A Solomon Islands academic has sounded a note of caution about moves to re-arm the local police force.
Papua New Guinea's Chief Justice has referred contempt charges laid against the police commissioner, Geoffrey Vaki, to the Supreme Court to hear.
Papua New Guinea's national court has permanently stayed an attempt by the National Executive Council to disband the anti-corruption unit Taskforce Sweep.
Veteran Australian golfers Craig Parry and Peter O'Malley have been added to the start list for next months Fiji International tournament.
The Samoa Under 20s lock Cameron Skelton has joined the Chiefs' Development programme. He's the younger brother of the Wallabies and Waratahs behemoth Will Skelton and like his brother is...
Samoa still have high hopes of adding to their sole medal at this year's Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Fiji swimmer Caroline Puamau continued her strong form in the pool in Glasgow, finishing 12th overall in the 50m backstroke.
Papua New Guinea sprinter Toea Wisil has narrowly missed out on a spot in the 100m final at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
A former union chief and political party leader in Fiji Felix Anthony has welcomed police assurances a case of alleged assault against him by members of the Bainimarama government will be followed up.
Police in Papua New Guinea have been accused of raiding and burning down a village in Southern Highlands province, which has left two people dead and hundreds homeless.
The Niue Tourism Authority Board says it is confident the country's new strategic plan for tourism outlines a clear path for substantial growth.
The Prime Minister of Fiji, Frank Bainimarama, says the attitude of some medical staff to their professional duties is a contributor to poor levels of healthcare in the country.
The Marshall Islands shark protection legislation is being used as a global model by an international conservation group.
Former civil servants, farmers and community workers make up the latest batch of candidates of Fiji's People's Democratic Party.
The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Tuiloma Neroni Slade, says the suspension of Fiji from the 16-strong group has been a traumatic experience for member countries.
An academic says there remains a public perception in Solomon Islands that it is still too difficult to find a suitable local to be the Police Commissioner.
French Polynesia's president is still in office - four days after France's highest court advised the French High Commisson in Tahiti that Gaston Flosse had lost his appeal and he was disqualified from public office for three years.
Police in Vanuatu are on alert this week to ensure the country's 34th Independence Day celebrations this week go smoothly.
The family of the plane crash victims in American Samoa is appealing for more help in the search for the sole missing victim of the crash.
The Governor of Papua New Guinea's national capital has signed a deal with a company that will see betelnut sold in packaged form.
Health authorities on Palau have asked Pacific Island Forum leaders to lead the way and not to smoke during this week's summit.
The police in Samoa say they will trap dogs in the capital ahead of the Small Islands Developing States conference in September.
The former American Samoa hospital CEO says his sacking was due to irreconcilable differences with the board.
More than 300 delegates are expected in the Micronesian state of Palau for the 45th Pacific Islands Forum leaders' summit, which opens on Tuesday.
The Polynesian Leaders Group has chosen Niue as the chair for next year, taking over from French Polynesia.
The Solomon Islands police force has has come under criticism for the appointment of a man accused of manufacturing a riot at an Australian offshore detention centre.
A leader of a political party in Fiji says no action has been taken by the Fiji Police Force on the people who had allegedly assaulted him in 2012.
The Fiji Rugby Union will introduce full-time player contracts for the upcoming World Sevens Series, and have also announced a higher threshold for bonus payments.
The Manu Samoa sevens team have missed out a medal at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games after Australia ran out 24-0 winners in the bronze playoff.
The outgoing Indonesia administration has signed a deal with the United States company operating one of the world's largest copper and gold mines in West Papua.
A Fiji academic in Australia says the Pacific Islands Forum is going through a turbulent phase but it is still a key body in the region.