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9:55 pm GMT+12, 21/06/2018
 
“I have made the call before and I am making it again, that you (US) were here in World War Two and built your base here. I want you to reconsider returning to build your base here in Vanuatu again”.   The Head of State, President Obed Moses Tallis made the call to conclude his keynote address on behalf of the Government at the swearing in of 36 new US Peace Corps volunteers at the Chiefs Nakamal Thursday.   He » read more
 
Eight EU countries signal openness to increased Paris climate pledge Powerful 6.1-magnitude quake strikes Vanuatu
PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill meets with Xi Jinping; praises China's Belt and Road initiative Tonga’s cyclone Gita recovery receives significant boost
 
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Push for Pacific coalition on climate displacement
9:59 pm GMT+12, 21/06/2018, Fiji
The time is right for the establishment of a grand coalition of Pacific leaders to address climatea induced migration and displacement, a conference on the issue was told this week.   And the coalition should not only include Pacific island governments but civil societies and the Read more

China’s Pacific presence improves Australian aid
By Shahar Hameiri     Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop&rsquo
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Our Oceania: ‘Part of being there for your kids is being healthy'
Non-communicable diseases or NCDs like diabetes, cancer, and hypertension are ravaging the Sai
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ACP - EU striving for modernised partnership
By Yuri Sterk, deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria
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UN Environment, Partners Launch Pacific Marine Climate Change Report Card
The UN Environment Programme (UNEP, or UN Environment) and partners have launched the first-ev
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Business News
Fij unions walkout
9:57 pm GMT+12, 21/06/2018, Fiji
Fiji Union heads walked out of the Employment Relations Advisory Board (ERAB) this week over claims that Government had dissolved wages councils and engaged a consultant to advise them on the minimum wage.   Fiji Trades Union Congress national secretary Felix Anthony said the decision Read more

Samoa Parliament passes budget
 Samoan Minister of Finance, Sili Epa Tuioti’s $932.92 million (US$363.64 million)
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North Pacific working towards stronger Public financial Management
The Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands will benefit from
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Fiji successfully hosts UNWTO joint commission meeting
Fiji and the Pacific Region, for the first time hosted the United National World Tourism Organ
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China trip to open up trade and investment opportunities: PNG PM
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said the engagement with China would furth
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Sports News
Chile sevens seek inspiration in Fiji
7:53 pm GMT+12, 21/06/2018, Fiji
For any teams seeking inspiration in how to play outstanding rugby sevens, a trip to Fiji, home of the Olympic gold medallists and HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2018 runners-up, is not a bad place to start.   Spain thought so ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and Chile, coached by Read more

Pacific Nations teams push for more home Tests
Players from Pacific Island nations have called for end of season Test matches to be played in
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Taumalolo wants Tonga to be playing against tier-one nations like Australia rather than Samoa
Tonga's Jason Taumalolo has called for a historic Test with Australia to receive the green
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Civoniceva says Fiji will be a major force in international rugby league once they get their foot in the NSW Cup door
Fiji is pushing hard for inclusion in next year’s Intrust Super Premiership, Petero Civo
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Nadolo ready for a tough clash against Tonga
Fiji Airways Flying Fijians winger, Nemani Nadolo is expecting for another powerful performanc
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