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Fiji initialled the newest version of the Melanesian Spearhead Group Free Trade Agreement at a meeting between Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and the chairperson of the MSG and Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, Manasseh Sogavare in Suva today. Bainimarama said the new agreement 'marks a new era for the MSG and will lay a solid economic foundation suited to address a number of emerging issues' faced by the four MSG countries - » read more
 
MSG chair postpones PNG leg of Melanesia tour Remengesau aims to maintain a ‘caring government’
Diro shows interest in G-G’s position Poll job given abroad
 
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Pacific Islanders Call for U.S. Solidarity on Climate Change
11:13 pm GMT+12, 19/01/2017, United States
The new political power of business magnate Donald Trump, who will be inaugurated Jan. 20 as the 45th President of the United States, will have ramifications for every global region, including the Pacific Islands. Pacific leaders who are witnessing rising seas, coastal erosion and severe Read more

Obama's presidency put political, national spotlight on Hawaii
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Australia’s Microstate Visa brings in Kiribati workers
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Where is Pitcairn Island, what happened at the Mutiny on the Bounty and why does Britain send foreign aid there?
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Business News
Nauru Airlines can fly to Guam
10:59 pm GMT+12, 19/01/2017, Guam
A foreign air carrier permit filed by Nauru Air Corporation was approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The decision grants Nauru Airlines exemption authority to permit it to engage in scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Nauru and Guam via Read more

APEC lacks hotel rooms
Port Moresby does not have enough hotel rooms to cater for APEC delegates in 2018, so three cr
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Kiribati to export sustainable yellowfin tuna this month
Kiribati’s partially state-owned fisheries company Kiribati Fish, which is controlled by
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China eyes industry development in Western PNG
A company from South China plans to build a $4 billion cluster of industry parks providing dev
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NZ will promote TPP despite US rejection - English
It remains to be seen whether the United States will pull out of the Trans Pacific Partnership
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Sports News
New tackle laws 'may restrict Pacific players', says former Samoa captain Dan Leo
10:57 pm GMT+12, 19/01/2017, United Kingdom
New tackle laws may have a huge impact on Pacific Island rugby, according to former Samoa captain Dan Leo. World Rugby introduced tough sanctions on high tackles earlier this month in a bid to improve player safety. Leo feels the new regulations may compromise the traditional strengths Read more

Tietjens taking small steps as Samoa coach
It is small steps for Sir Gordon Tietjens in his new role as coach of the Samoan Sevens team.
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Venues upkeep costs State K12m annually
Having a world-class sporting facilities in Papua New Guinea has introduced a new challenge fo
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Welsh Rugby Union pull off stunning coup with appointment of Fiji Olympic Sevens gold medal winning coach Ben Ryan
The Welsh Rugby Union has pulled off a major coup by capturing Ben Ryan, the coach who guided
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Sir Gordon Tietjens seeks to emulate NZ success with Samoa
New Samoan Sevens coach Sir Gordon Tietjens is hoping to draw on the success he had with New Z
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