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More than a year after the MV Butiraoi broke apart and sunk in Kiribati, killing 95 people, grief and anger still run deep on Nonouti, the island from which that fateful voyage departed.
A ship that sank in Kiribati last year, killing 95 people, was severely overloaded, unauthorised to carry passengers, and commanded by a captain who ignored several warnings, an inquiry has found.
A report into the ferry disaster in Kiribati last year, which killed as many as 81 people, has been released by the government after months of public pressure.
A recent report into the state of the world's oceans has set off alarm bells in the Pacific, where the impacts are already being keenly felt. Audio
Mary Moeono-Kolio was up past midnight on Thursday, painting banners and stapling flags to poles. Writing chants and rallying her community.
Taiwan lost its two biggest allies in the Pacific this week, as both Solomon Islands and Kiribati switched their allegiances to China in the latest diplomatic blow for Taipei.
'Akilisi Pohiva, a school teacher who evolved into the leading figure of Tonga's democracy movement to eventually become prime minister, has been remembered as a "beacon of democracy".
The Tongan prime minister and long-time democracy campaigner, 'Akilisi Pohiva, has died.
On a recent Sunday morning, Enele Sopoaga was praying in the searing Tuvalu sun. His job will be on the line on Monday, when one of the world's smallest democracies goes to the polls.
As West Papua is hit by the largest protests seen in years amid a deteriorating human rights situation, Pacific leaders unanimously backed one of their strongest calls yet. Audio
Tuvalu's prime minister has condemned his Australian counterpart's conduct at last week's Pacific Islands Forum, calling Scott Morrison's attitude "unfortunate" and "neo-colonial," and questioning… Audio
Pacific Islands leaders know all about compromise, and were not expecting miracles, but they will still come away from the Pacific Forum summit with a bitter taste in their mouths.
This weekend the finishing touches were being hurriedly put on a newly-built centre on a piece of reclaimed land in Tuvalu which will pay host to the region's leaders this week. Audio
While the leader of Grace Road Church was jailed in South Korea on Tuesday, the businesses she founded in Fiji are humming along nicely.
More than 40 years after the infamous dawn raids on Pacific islanders, those who were there are being asked to tell their story for a new generation hungry to know about the raids.
As many as 5000 people who fled an erupting volcano in Papua New Guinea are pleading for food and water, with their villages coated in thick ash.
When New Zealand-based scuba diver Kristine Zipfel jumped into the sea off Mo'orea she expected to open her eyes to life and colour, but instead she found a barren underworld.
Papua New Guinea's newly-installed prime minister vowed to reconstruct the nation in his first major speech to the country, promising tax reform, an economic overhaul and a rebuild of the public…
When Ewan Smith first got the email, he thought it was spam and Tunumafono Avaula Fa'amoe opened his letter, he couldn't believe it.
The former president of Nauru, Sprent Dabwido, has died in Australia, aged 46.
MPs in the new Solomon Islands parliament will receive a sizeable pay increase to offset the fact they now have to pay income tax.
A Papua New Guinea hospital has been shut down by its staff, who are protesting their lack of safety. Audio
The resignation a senior cabinet minister has rattled the government of Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, in the biggest move against his rule since the 2017 election.