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By Samisoni Pareti, www.islandsbusiness.com Dual labels of a blue and white fish and a Pacific Island maiden on a can of tuna market the beautiful tale of a group of islanders living largely in small states of the Pacific who are anxious about sustainable fishing. Through an initiative of the eight-nation PNA group, which is home to 50 per cent of the world’s skipjack canning tuna, tinned fish with the PNA’s white » read more
 
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Wetlands strengthening island resilience through renewed partnerships with SPREP
3:38 pm GMT+12, 05/12/2016, Mexico
The renewal of a partnership between the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands was signed on the sidelines of the Thirteenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Cancun.   Both Read more

UN conference adopts 'Cancun Declaration,' ramping up efforts to protect world's biodiversity
 More than 190 countries at a major United Nations conference in Mexico have pledged to s
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PNA representatives brief island media on key fisheries issues
Parties to the Nauru Agreement representatives briefed media from the Pacific region during a
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A new partnership starts between the EU and the Cook Islands
The European Union and the Cook Islands have agreed on all the elements of their brand-new Sus
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OP-ED: Returned Australian Volunteer Network Conference
By Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells   This we
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Business News
Solomon Islands Minister unveils 2017 SB$4.1 billion budget
3:33 pm GMT+12, 05/12/2016, Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands Minister of Finance and Treasury Snyder Rini has unveiled the Government’s 2017 budget of SB$4.1 billion (US$256 million) in Parliament Monday, which, targets spending in social services, rural infrastructure and rural development activities in the new year.   The Read more

OíNeill calls on investors to have confidence in PNG economy
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill have called on the resource sector and inv
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Papua New Guinea seeks higher tax take for ExxonMobil gas expansion
Papua New Guinea is preparing to negotiate new fiscal terms for a US$10 billion expansion of E
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Fiji PM did not endorse app
The Fiji Government says Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama's presence and speech at the la
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SPTO launches Niue fishing holiday incentive
The secret’s out! The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) Friday launches an exclu
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Sports News
Korea DPR are the FIFA U20 Womenís World Cup Champions
11:47 pm GMT+12, 04/12/2016, Papua New Guinea
Korea DPR are the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Champions.   They had to come from behind to beat France 3-1 before a capacity National Football Stadium in Port Moresby on Saturday night.   Both sides started off confidently with confident passing, open play and organised Read more

Draw made for Cape Town sevens
World Rugby has announced the pools for the second round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series
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South Africa beat Olympic champions to take gold in Dubai
South Africa claimed top prize in Dubai on Saturday after they beat last season's series c
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Las Vegas to stage third round of World Rugby Women's Sevens Series
Las Vegas has been confirmed as the host of the third round of this season's HSBC World Ru
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Captains gather ahead of sevens series opener in Dubai
Excitement is building in Dubai as the new HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series gets set for kick-of
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