Vanuatu will benefit from a chinese government grant of almost 5 billion vatu.

The Vanuatu Ministry of Health has issued advice to the general public to assist authorities in reduce dengue fever cases in the country.

A company owned by Papua New Guinea's prime minister won a US$32 million contract to build bridges through an allegedly corrupt procurement process.

An epidemiologist from the Pacific Community says dengue fever outbreaks are currently active in American Samoa as well as Wallis and Futuna.

Police in Papua New Guinea's Western Province have placed a temporary ban on the movement of people along the PNG-Australian-Indonesian borders until the end of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders' Week.

Fiji's security forces are standing by in case of unrest as Fiji goes to the polls.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a total financing package of $29.7 million to support the introduction of new vaccines in Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu through the System Strengthening for Effective Coverage of New Vaccines in the Pacific Project.

The government of Vanuatu will be attending the Asia-Pacific  Economic Corporation (APEC) forum in Papua New Guinea these week.

Three new ministers have been appointed in Vanuatu, as Prime Minister Charlot Salwai works to shore up support amid speculation of a possible motion of no confidence.

In region, A majority of Tonga's parliament has voted to recognise an Auditor General's report that found inappropriate spending by the Prime Minister and six cabinet ministers.

Ten Members of Parliament in Solomon Islands are being investigated by the police for corruption.

Vanuatu's Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, has told media that he has the support of 30 + members of parliament.

The Deputy Prime Minister, Bob Loughman, has also said that the current government still has a majority of MPs supporting it.

A new bill is being introduced in Vanuatu, which requires Identification for the purchase of alchohol.

Fiji's Ministry of Health and Medical Services is urging Fijians to help prevent the spread of dengue fever by destroying potential mosquito breeding sites.

Good, healthy food handling knowledge is a must for the mamas who engage in the sale of food.

A 35 mobile early childhood care and education is also underway in Luganville, Santo.

Guam has elected its first woman governor in Bank of Guam President Lou Leon Guerrero.