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05:30 am GMT+12, 20/09/2019
 
 
Kiribati switches recognition to China, Taiwan loses second Pacific ally in a week ACP SG calls climate change "the most significant challenge to achieving sustainable development" at UN Meeting on on Climate Action and Trade
Kiribati Opposition claims government server diplomatic ties with Taiwan in favour of China Australia says it respects Solomon Islands decision to switch to China
 
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China-Taiwan: Solomon Islands’ switch and a “new normal”
3:08 pm GMT+12, 19/09/2019, Vanuatu
Should the U.S and Australia really be surprised that Pacific nations see China filling a vacuum?   By Dan McGarry   “A vacuum simply offers opportunities for others to fill it up.”   That observation was offered by Vanuatu Member of Parliament Johnny Read more

New UN report launched to help ratchet up action to combat climate crisis
Ahead of global leaders’ arrival in New York for the Climate Action Summit on 23 Septemb
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Tides of change: Palau calls on ‘big brothers and sisters’ in the global effort against climate change
As Singapore looks to develop initiatives to deal with rising sea levels brought on by climate
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Young people are right about climate change: it’s time to listen
By Luis Alfonso de Alba   Climate change is not
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Fiji-Australia Vuvale Partnership
‘Vuvale’ is the word in the Fijian language for ‘family’ - in every re
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Business News
ADB chief resigns mid-term
8:20 pm GMT+12, 19/09/2019, Philippines
Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao announced his resignation plans Tuesday, midway through his second term in office.   Nakao’s resignation follows what has been a trend in the institution of bank presidents — not finishing their terms. Nakao joined the bank in Read more

Commonwealth helps developing countries bank millions for climate action
A Commonwealth facility designed to assist smaller and more vulnerable countries tackle the da
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Million dollars of round log kwila consignment seized in Solomon Islands
The Ministry of Forestry and Research has seized 20 containers of round log Kwila at the Solom
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Taiwan fishermen in Solomons urged to be vigilant after break of ties
 Taiwanese fishing vessels conducting activities around the Solomon Islands are advised t
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ANZ- Kina crossover to affect customers in Papua New Guinea
Customers of the ANZ Bank in Papua New Guinea have been urged to withdraw enough cash for this
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Sports News
Rugby World Cup highlights 'climate injustice'
4:22 pm GMT+12, 19/09/2019, Japan
Ahead of the Rugby World Cup in Japan, a report from Christian Aid highlights what they term the “climate injustice” endured by Pacific island participants.   Fiji, Samoa and Tonga face an uncertain future in a warmer world, with rising seas and increased Read more

Fying Fijians captain Waqaniburotu confident with side to face the Wallabies
Flying Fijians Captain Dominiko Waqaniburotu believes they have the best possible team to tack
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Radradra in shock Fiji switch as Cheika explains 'Pooper' return
-Former NRL star Semi Radradra will start on the wing for the Flying Fijians for the first tim
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Stage set for spectacular Rugby World Cup 2019 opening ceremony
Fans at Tokyo Stadium, along with a worldwide television audience numbering in the hundreds-of
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Fast paced and physical Flying Fijian team ready for Australia
A powerful and experienced Flying Fijians side will open Fiji’s 2019 Rugby World Cup (RW
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