Leaders Summit

US and North Korean leaders to hold historic talks

No sitting US president has ever met a North Korean leader.

Mr Trump has said the highly anticipated talks represent a "one-time shot" at peace.

The meeting marks a dramatic shift in relations between the pair, who last year traded insults and threats of war.

Washington hopes the summit will kick-start a process that eventually leads to denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

North Korea has said it is willing to commit to denuclearisation, but it is unclear how this will be achieved or what might be requested in return.

​PNG nominated lead negotiator

The Leaders Summit in Apia, Samoa, also agreed to nominate Samoa to be the second lead negotiator in its capacity as the current PACP Chair. Their alternates are Fiji and Solomon Islands.

The post-Cotonou negotiations start in 2018.

2017 Leaders Summit deferred

The two day programme was supposed to start today in Port Moresby to highlight the outcome of the O'Neill-Dion Government.

Chief Secretary to Government, Isaac Lupari made the announcement of the cancellation this morning in front of Cabinet Ministers, Departmental and statutory heads, District Development Authority CEOs, Development Partners, and Business executive at the Stanley Hotel.

Lupari said many parliamentarians are absent and were unable to attend and were in their electorates after two weeks of Parliament sessions.

Nine out of 21 provinces submit 2015 reports

The 2015 Performance Summary Report stated that it has been an absolute disappointment particularly when provinces are receiving so much funding under the Provincial Services Improvement Programme (PSIP).

The leaders at the 2016 Leaders Summit in Port Moresby were challenged that there were  supposed to be a lot happening under the District Services Improvement Program (DSIP) as well as other National government programs such as the Tuition Fee Free education that the provinces should have reported on.

EPA, PACER Plus, US trade under scrutiny

Convening hours before the 46th annual Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Summit is due to open, Pacific members of the African, Caribbean and the Pacific bloc of countries are holding a one day session at a hotel near the country’s Jackson International Airport. All Forum member nations with the exception of Australia and New Zealand belong to the Pacific ACP group.