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10:59 pm GMT+12, 21/07/2016
 
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has survived a vote of no confidence in the wake of protests calling for his resignation.   The no confidence motion was denied, 85 votes in his favour to 21 against — well short of the 56 votes needed to unseat O'Neill.   He had been forced by the Supreme Court to face the vote brought on by Opposition MPs, who he blames for protests calling for his » read more
 
Cook Islands MP guilty of corruption over dealings with fishing company Pacific Community hands tissue culture of 5 climate resilient crops to the Tonga Government
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Selecting the next UN Secretary-General: Security Council holds first round of secret poll on candidates
8:33 pm GMT+12, 21/07/2016, United States
Following its first-ever private discussions with the candidates vying for selection as the next United Nations Secretary-General, the UN Security Council today conducted the first round of informal polls on those seeking the world’s top diplomatic post.   The current Read more

Samoa at centre of UN Small Islands Partnership Framework to protect vulnerable islands
The ‘High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development’ (HLPF), the United Nat
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2016 on pace to be hottest year ever as climate change trends reach ‘new climax’– UN
Global temperatures for the first six months of this year reached new highs, setting 2016 on t
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First progress report on Sustainable Development Agenda aims to leave no one behind
The first ever progress report on the new global development agenda provides the most up-to-da
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Tukuraki village in Fiji relocated due to its vulnerability to natural disasters
The village of Tukuraki in Yakete, Ba is based precariously under a steep mountain which means
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‘Instability impedes economic recovery’: PNG PM
3:56 pm GMT+12, 21/07/2016, Papua New Guinea
The warnings by the International Monetary Fund shows it is more critical to have a strong and competent government, Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said..   He said the warnings this week from the International Monetary Fund on slower global economic growth this Read more

Vanuatu’s Commissioner of Labor calls on seasonal workers to follow standard procedure despite challenges
Vanuatu’s Commissioner of Labor, Lionel Kaluat says seasonal workers who do not comply w
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U.S Interior releases $9.5M for American Samoa
 U.S Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Esther Kia’aina has announced t
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19,000 youths in Port Moresby still unemployed, says NCDC
Almost 19,000 youths in Papua New Guinea's National Capital District Port Moresby are unem
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SPTO signs MOU with PIPSO for common interests in tourism growth
The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) and the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisat
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Sports News
Seven Tongan athletes bound for Rio Olympics
11:04 pm GMT+12, 21/07/2016, Tonga
Seven athletes will represent Tonga at the Rio Olympic Games starting on 5 August, competing in the fields of Archery, Track, Swimming and Taekwondo.   Tonga Association of Sport and National Olympic Committee (TASANOC) have confirmed the athletes representing Tonga Read more

Team Samoa to Rio Olympics announced
Team Samoa to the Rio Olympics next month has been been endorsed and announced by Samoa Nation
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Fiji sevens coach Ben Ryan paves way to Olympic goal
Probably the No 1 celebrity in Fiji is an Englishman. He is red-haired and his skin wasn&rsquo
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Fiji 7s captain Osea Kolinisau flag bearer at Rio Olympics
Fiji 7s captain Osea Kolinisau has been selected as the flag bearer for Team Fiji at the Rio O
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Eight athletes to represent PNG at Rio Olympic
From 10,500 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), eight Papua New Guinean athl
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