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11:12 pm GMT+12, 24/05/2017
 
By Samisoni Pareti, in Cancun, Mexico   The United Nations’ global platform on disaster risk reduction that opened today in this Mexican city was briefed on the effectiveness of Fiji’s growing women’s weather watch network.   FemLINK Pacific’s executive producer and director, Sharon Bhagwan Rolls told delegates at the international conference that the women’s network was more than just about » read more
 
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RAMSI chapter ends in Australiaís Pacific story
11:27 pm GMT+12, 24/05/2017, Australia
By James Batley, ANU   On 30 June this year, the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) will come to an end after 14 years. RAMSI was deployed in mid-2003 at the invitation of a desperate Solomon Islands government following several years of conflict between armed Read more

Leaders discuss important issues at Green Growth Retreat
Coalition members and leaders of the Green Growth Leaders Coalition have been discussing impor
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Commonwealth offers climate vulnerable states ďa light at the end of the tunnelĒ
Small islands facing the threat of imminent extinction woke up to a ray of hope following the
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ANALYSIS: How food gardens based on traditional practice can improve health in the Pacific
By Robert Edis, Geoff Dean & Graham Lyons Aroun
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Island nations on front line of global struggle to build disaster resilience
By Robert Glasser, UNISDR     Future disas
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Business News
Kiribati private business buys Tuvaluís Nivaga II to operate in Kiribati
11:17 pm GMT+12, 24/05/2017, Kiribati
A private business company in Kiribati JMR Group has confirmed the arrival of its new ship MV Nivaga which it bought from Tuvalu.     A statement from the group’s Coral Sea Shipping Line says the ship is being sailed by eight I-Kiribati crew who flew aboard the Coral Sun Read more

NFA to address illegal fishing in PNG waters
Officials from the PNG and Vietnam governments met Wednesday to address some of the issues con
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Trump proposes $591.9M for territories, FAS; additional $123.9M for Palau Compact Review Agreement
U.S President Donald Trump has proposed US$591.9 million for Fiscal Year 2018 for the benefit
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PNG not immune from identity money theft: Fleming
Papua New Guinea is not immune to identity theft and access to personal data resulting in unex
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New ADB PNG country director to prioritise transport, private sector partnerships
David Hill has assumed office as the new Country Director of the Asian Development Bank’
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Sports News
Ben Frame board blames impasse for PNG Pukpuks fall-out
11:35 pm GMT+12, 24/05/2017, Papua New Guinea
The Papua New Guinea Rugby Football Union (PNGRFU) Board, led by Ben Frame, regrets to advise the PNG Rugby community, its sponsors, stakeholders and associates that the Pukpuks National 15’s team, will not be attending the 2017 Oceania Cup in July.   This will mark the first time Read more

Cook Islands Rugby Union a bit apprehensive of new eligibility rule
Cook Islands Rugby Union (CIRU) is a bit apprehensive of the new residency requirement set by
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Five schools in Port Vila to be Games Village for Pacific Mini Games
Vanuatu will be over populated from the 4th to 15th December 2017 for the Pacific Mini Games.
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China boosts Samoaís Pacific Games bid
China has signed over $1.8 billion Chinese Yuan (US$261.8 million) to the Samoan government fo
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OPINION: Is Hamilton the saviour of the Sevens?
By Jamie Wall It's been mixed news for Sevens rugby over the last 12
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