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11:12 pm GMT+12, 23/08/2016
 
Danish lawmakers will travel to the Pacific island of Nauru to visit a controversial Australian immigration centre and study the use of offshore settlements for asylum-seekers, one of the MPs said Tuesday.   Under Canberra's immigration policy, asylum-seekers who try to reach Australia by boat are turned back or sent to detention centres in other countries, Nauru and Papua New Guinea   Six members of the Danish » read more
 
NZDF hosting Commander Republic of Fiji Military Forces Visit PNG Attorney General's case dismissed in District Court
600 foreigners on waiting list to get permanent residency in American Samoa Judiciary remains independent despite threats and inadequate resources: Vanuatu Minister
 
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“Not just a leader, but a champion”-- FFA’s Movick salutes Minister Elisala Pita as Pacific nations join Tuvalu in mourning
11:24 pm GMT+12, 23/08/2016, Tuvalu
The sudden passing of Tuvalu’s Minister for Natural Resources and Development, Elisala Pita, in Funafuti on Monday 22 August has left his many Pacific and global colleagues “grieving and deeply saddened by the tragic loss of someone who was not just an outstanding leader for his Read more

UN partners with Government of Nauru
UN Resident Coordinator for the Pacific, Osnat Lubrani and other Senior UN officials are in Na
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When it comes to its humanitarian work, FAO is in it for the long haul
A seed takes months to develop and grow before it yields its bounty, but conflict or natural d
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Solomon Islands PM Launches IT Society, Lauds Its Establishment
Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has launched the Information Technology Socie
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'Alarming' disparity in broadband connectivity within Asia-Pacific, UN regional study finds
New findings by the economic and social development arm of the United Nations in the Asia-Paci
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Business News
PNG seeking Fiji’s approval to lift Ox & Palm ban
11:15 pm GMT+12, 23/08/2016, Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea Minister for Trade, Commerce and Industry, Richard Maru, will be writing to the Fijian government to lift the ban on PNG product Ox & Palm.   Minister Maru said PNG has struggled for nearly 16 years to have Ox & Palm sold in Fiji.   He made this Read more

Kiribati Revenue Equalization Reserve Fund receives $70 million
The Kiribati Government says it has deposited AUD$70 million (US$53 million) into the Kiribati
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Fiji's new departures check-in terminal being tested
A portion of the new departures check-in terminal at the Nadi International Airport has been o
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Tongan vessel stuck on reef in Fiji
Six Tongan crewmen are reported to be well and have been taken to land after the vessel they w
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BSP reports K301.4m profit
 Bank South Pacific has recorded a profit after tax of K301.4 million (US$95 million) for
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Sports News
The 2017 Pacific Mini Games honour Joe Carlo
11:18 pm GMT+12, 23/08/2016, Vanuatu
The 2017 Pacific Mini Games Local Organising Committee (Van2017) was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Joe Carlo on August 21.   As the CEO of the organisation since 2012, Joe worked tirelessly on the Games, and was the instrumental leader behind the bid.   Chairman Read more

Matai Akauola ’s diary from Rio
Oi (Bula) from the Rio Olympic Village.   It is time to sign off from Rio
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Fijian Olympic gold medal winner to star for Rams
The Western Sydney Rams have signed Olympic gold medalist Vetemo Ravouvou for the 2016 Buildco
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2017 Pacific Mini Games CEO dies, ONOC family pay tribute to late Calo
Condolence messages for the late Joe Bomal Carlo have been pouring in since Sunday from the Oc
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The boys and I want him to stay says Kauvesi
old medal winning 7s team manager Roapte Kauvesi says the team want’s coach Ben Ryan to
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