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10:23 pm GMT+12, 19/07/2017
 
Fiji's fight against climate change is enhancing China's leadership in the Pacific, according to an analyst.   China's regional position was strengthened by US president Donald Trump's proclamation that climate change was a hoax and the subsequent withdrawal of American support for the Paris Agreement, the international accord to restrict global warming.   A policy analyst for the Fiji government, Joseph » read more
 
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Fijian troops in Golan to be redeployed : Commander Naupoto Over 40,000 people in PNG suffer blindness
 
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Illegal fishing threatens far more than Ocean Health
10:35 pm GMT+12, 19/07/2017, United States
By Daniel Schaeffer     In February, the U.S. Coast Guard intercepted a vessel identified as the Lady Michelle on the high seas north of Suriname with 4.2 tons of cocaine—worth an estimated $125 million—concealed on board. A few months earlier, about 200 migrants, who Read more

Climate change will force today’s kids to pay for costly carbon removal technologies, study says
By Chelsea Harvey   The longer humans continue
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EU and SPC agreement supports FSM, Marshall Islands and Palau to build resilience to El Niño
The European Union (EU) and the Pacific Community have signed an agreement to build resilience
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UN reports more people warned against tobacco use, but industry interference continues
Despite measures protecting a majority of people from tobacco-related illness and death, the t
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NZ protesters bring ‘human face’ to suffering of Manus, Nauru refugees
By Kendall Hutt     Forty minutes of solid
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Business News
American Tunaboat Association voices opposition to fishing restrictions
10:32 pm GMT+12, 19/07/2017, American Samoa
US based American Tunaboat Association (ATA) has argued that the 2014 expansion of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument  (PRIMNM) by President Obama “had a particularly detrimental impact on the U.S. fishermen...and on the economy and prosperity of the American Read more

Bringing the Pacific into view for Chinese tourists
Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) China has teamed up with China’s leading Travel Channel to fi
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Seaweed farming empowers women
Seaweed farming has empowered women, boosting their income level and livelihood.  
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Regional capacity building training set next week
The Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO) will be holding its Regional Capacity
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ANZ helps retailers go cashless
ANZ has announced a campaign to reward commercial customers who promote use of cards over cash
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Sports News
Fiji's bid for Super Rugby
7:51 pm GMT+12, 19/07/2017, Fiji
Having got so much wrong with its expansion strategy in recent years, Super Rugby is on track to score a massive victory with plans advancing to set up a team in the Pacific Islands. The Herald understands that Sanzaar officials have targeted the Islands as the most viable expansion Read more

Flying Fijians fix focus on World Cup
Fiji rugby coach John McKee says with their World Cup path confirmed the next two years is a c
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2,000 volunteers needed for Van2017
The office of Van2017 is urgently asking all members of the public who collected volunteer app
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Commonwealth Youth Games: “Brightest and the best who’ll kick it out of the park” says Secretary-General
In a matter of hours, 1000 athletes and officials will be at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium, in
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Fijian Sports Minister Tuitubou confirms FNRL bid
Fijian Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou says bringing two National Rugby League
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