Reports from the Dominion Post With the Pacific Islands Forum finally laying down the law to Fiji coup leader and interim Prime Minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister John Key will feel he has passed the first real test of his foreign affairs credentials - an area targeted as a weakness by Labour.
Two Pacific leaders elected as committee chairs in U.S
30 JANUARY 2009 WASHINGTON (Pacnews) --- American Samoa’s Congressman Faleomavaega Eni has been elected to serve a second term as the Chairman of the U.S House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment.
Fiji election deadline sends 'loud and clear message'
28 JANUARY 2009 CANBERRA (Pacnews) --- Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says an ultimatum from Pacific Leaders to Fiji demanding it hold democratic elections this year or be suspended from the regional forum, is a clear and unequivocal message to the Fijian interim government.