The second extra ordinary sitting of parliament will be held next month.

A kava forum was held these week, as one of the highlights of Vanuatu's first kava festival held in Port Vila.

People from the outer islands wanting to have a Vanuatu passport, will no longer need to travel to Port Vila and Luganville to get a passport application.

Police has called on the general public in Port Vila to take extra care during the Fest Napuan music festival in Port Vila.

In region, a prominent American Samoa politician has died in California.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have unveiled a statue of a Fijian member of the elite British SAS force, as they wind up their visit to Fiji.

In sports, Fiji Airways Drua coach Senirusi Seru-vakula has named an unchanged team to face the Queensland Country in the National Rugby Championship final on Saturday.

Vanuatu's minister for Internal Affairs has called on parents in the country to think seriously about their responsibility as parents and take good care of their children.

Investigations are underway into an Air Taxi plane crash at Dillonsbay, Erromango island.

Social media has become a new battleground for political campaigning in Fiji ahead of the national election on November 14.

Solomon Islands government rejects calls for a moratorium on logging from the NGO Global Witness, and questions the reliability of their figures pointing to high levels of illegal logging and unsustainable practices.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex begin their tour of Fiji with welcome ceremonies, dinners and meetings.

The Vanuatu Rugby 7s team is currently in Fiji, and they will be spending 2 weeks in Bula Land, to get some exposure and to adapt to conditions before their Oceania Sevens kickoff at the ANZ stadium, in Suva.

Estonian President Her Excellency Kersti Kaljulaid, is currently visiting in Port Vila.

People in Vanuatu will begin applying for passports through their respective area councils.

The Vanuatu Institute of Teacher Education(VITE) has launched its first on-line training which will help teachers who are in the field to get proper training.

The company managing Tonga's orbital space is appealing a Supreme Court decision that declared millions of dollars it received in Chinese aid was unlawful.

The newest member in the autonomous Bougainville parliament is Albert Toro, who has won the Taonita Teop constituency by-election.