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8:26 pm GMT+12, 19/10/2017
 
The Vanuatu Council of Ministers has decided during its meeting Thursday to repatriate over 11,000 people of Ambae to their island and villages.   The repatriation will depend on the logisltic plan prepared by the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO).   The COM has also agreed to extend the state of emergency to facilitate the repatriation.   Vanuatu Government will be responsible for the repatriation of Ambae » read more
 
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Pacific Women in Agriculture acknowledged for their contribution
8:30 pm GMT+12, 19/10/2017, Vanuatu
Women farmer leaders and other partners were part of an inaugural meeting of the Pacific Women in Agriculture Forum this week – focused around the theme “Inspire, Innovate, Impower”. The forum heard that while women and girls are most vulnerable during natural disasters, their Read more

A dynamic future for young agripreneurs
Among the numerous topics addressed during the inaugural Pacific Week of Agriculture in Port V
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Governments endorse UN-backed plan to tackle cancer, diabetes and other deadly diseases
Global leaders have pledged to take bold action to reduce suffering from noncommunicable disea
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“We Need Specific Programme for Youth & Agriculture”: Seremaiah
By Jean-Baptiste Calo   “We need to have
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NZ Government urged to source external carbon from Pacific Islands
Environmental financing charity Ekos is urging Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett to source
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Business News
Trade missions to help business in PNG and Australia
4:38 pm GMT+12, 19/10/2017, Papua New Guinea
Pacific Islands Trade and Investment general manager, Chad Morris says trade missions have increased business opportunities for both Australia and Papua New Guinea.   Morris said many of the companies in Australia have been eyeing certain project areas in the country including future Read more

Vanuatu new player on the world chocolate stage
Vanuatu may not be known for its chocolate but the tiny island nation is about to become a sig
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Huawei's grip on PNG, Fiji and the Pacific
Huawei Technologies has a vast presence in 18 provinces, covering almost all of PNG. &
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Fiji to host international symposium on tropical fruits
The International Symposium on Tropical Fruits will offer an avenue to discuss the best way fo
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Hopes fade for Tablelands’ lime growers as import decision date from Pacific nears
A meeting with Australian Federal biosecurity officials has left the Far North’s citrus
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Sports News
Manu Samoa Team for Northern tour announced
8:39 pm GMT+12, 19/10/2017, Samoa
The Manu Samoa Team for the Northern Hemisphere tour 2017 was announced this morning by Head Coach Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua.   The list of players was announced today at the Samoa Rugby Union Headquarters in Tuana’imato.   Manu Samoa Northern Hemisphere tour Read more

Fiji Drua sets course
The Fiji Airways Drua rugby team has set its course to beat Queensland Country in this weekend
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Fiji's Cup bid
Fiji Bati rep Jarryd Hayne believes Fiji can achieve a lot through the NSW Cup rugby league co
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Is another Fijian talent about to decamp to the French?
The absence of Clermont’s Alivereti Raka from Fiji’s November touring squad is fue
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Toa Samoa: We’ll do our talking on the field
Toa Samoa coach, Matt Parish, has revealed the reason behind Toa Samoa’s seemingly low-k
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