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10:21 pm GMT+12, 25/09/2016
 
The Fijian government wants to reduce Fiji’s dependence on aid.   Speaking in parliament today, Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum confirmed the government and development partners are taking a unified approach to aid.   Sayed-Khaiyum says there is a long term plan for Fiji to become self-reliant.   “Ultimately our goal is, that one day we won’t need aid. We don’t want to be dependent » read more
 
Indonesia responds to leaders of six Pacific countries on West Papua claims UN court to decide Marshall Islands case against Pakistan, India, Britain next month
PM Sogavare calls on developed nations to step up on INDCs Canete: EU to ratify Paris climate deal next month
 
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St. Kitts and Nevis presides over ACP Committee of Ambassadors as new Chair
10:25 pm GMT+12, 25/09/2016, Belgium
The ACP Committee of Ambassadors, one of the most active decision-making organs of the ACP Group, will be chaired by the Ambassador of St. Kitts and Nevis, H.E. Dr. Len Ishmael for the period 1 August 2016 – 31 January 2017.   Ambassador Ishmael made her inaugural address last Read more

UN Security Council adopts resolution on nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament
Reaffirming that proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and their means of delivery, th
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When Paris Agreement becomes legal, what does it mean for Tokelau?
With the Paris climate agreement poised to become a legal international treaty, the world now
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Least developed countries will miss 2021 targets without world support – deputy UN chief
Unless progress speeds up considerably with full support from the international community, the
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Flag state inspectors acquire knowledge on ship safety standards
 Fourteen Flag State Inspectors from the Pacific region are now better equipped to carry
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Global tuna catches grow but overfishing continues
10:22 pm GMT+12, 25/09/2016, United States
The global commercial tuna catch reached 5 million tons in 2014, an increase from 4.6 million in 2013, reveals the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) in its latest report on the global tuna stock situation.   The report Tuna Stock Status Update -- 2016 issued by ISSF Read more

Fiji seeks to strengthen trade relations with United Kingdom
Fiji has sought  greater economic engagement with the United Kingdom, particularly in rel
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SPTO attends Papua New Guinea’s Tourism Expo, Lukim Nau
The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) is attending Papua New Guinea’s biggest to
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Airports Fiji Limited lift restriction for Nausori Airport
 Airports Fiji Limited has lifted the movement restriction imposed for larger aircraft at
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New reports show Marshalls poverty high, private sector jobs down
Two new reports on the Marshall Islands suggest why out-migration to the United States continu
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Sports News
Milestone election for Oceania Football
8:50 pm GMT+12, 25/09/2016, New Zealand
The Oceania Football Confederation now has three candidates on the FIFA Council, following the election of Sandra Fruean and Lee Harmon.   Fruean, vice-president of Football Federation American Samoa, was elected as the OFC Female Member to the Council following a secret Read more

NZ Rugby boss Steve Tew responds as Fiji sevens coach accuses NZ, Australia and France of 'cowboy' tactics in plundering Pacific talent
New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew admits rogue agents aren't helping Pacific Isl
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Agents draining Pacific Islands of its rugby talent - Ryan
Fiji, Samoa and Tonga produce some prodigious natural rugby talent but the Pacific Islands are
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Olympic heroes set for Dubai opener
The highly anticipated first round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series looks set to be a thr
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Tonga PM calls for overhaul of sports funding
Tonga's Prime Minister has called for an overhaul of the way the funding from the governme
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