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04:38 am GMT+12, 27/11/2020
 
The election of Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape 18 months ago is legal.     This was the overwhelming decision reached by the five men Supreme Court bench today in Port Moresby.   The Supreme Court reference filled by Opposition Leader Belden Namah, asking the Court interpretation on the election of James Marape as prime minister on 30 May last year, followed the country's laws.   Chief Justice Sir » read more
 
Viliame Gavoka set to be new SODELPA leader Samoa PM Tuilaepa calls for regional balance in top Forum seats
Second man tests positive for COVID-19 in Samoa State of of Public Emergency approved by Solomon Islands Parliament
 
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Niuean wins Pacific Invasive Species ‘Battler of the Year’ award
04:51 am GMT+12, 27/11/2020, Niue
Huggard Tongatule of Niue is the recipient of the 2020 Pacific Invasive Species Battler of the Year award.     Tongatule’s award was announced during the Launch of the Pacific Battler Lounge side event for the 10th Pacific Island Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Read more

Youth recognised at Conference as the “Custodians of the Future”
Approximately half of the world’s population is under 30 years old, adding greater meaning
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PACER Plus: a third view
Written by Wesley Morgan   PACER Plus – a regi
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The State of our Pacific Islands Conservation in black and white
Of the 11,158 species listed for the Pacific on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (IUCN 202
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Fiji starts national consultations on action plan to prevent violence against women and girls
The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation (MWCPA) held a high-level public event to
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Business News
Largest economic contraction on record projected for 2020: Fiji Reserve Bank
04:46 am GMT+12, 27/11/2020, Fiji
The Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) has projected that 2020 would note the largest economic contraction on records at -19 percent.   RBF Governor Ariff Ali says the recovery forecast next year is dependent on the reopening of borders and resumption of international travel.   RBF says the Read more

ADB approves $250 million loan to support PNG’s response to COVID-19
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$250 million loan to help finance the Governmen
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ADB announces $150 million to support Universal health care in PNG
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$150 million loan to help Papua New Guinea (PNG
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NZ Govt to allow 2000 horticulture workers in from Pacific under strict conditions
The New Zealand government has offered help to the under-pressure horticultural sector by allowin
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Environment Impact Assessments tools vital for sustainable tourism development
Sustainable tourism development, as defined by the World Tourism Organisation, is tourism that ta
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Sports News
Kiwis plan Tests against Tonga and Kangaroos before World Cup
04:56 am GMT+12, 27/11/2020, New Zealand
New Zealand are preparing to play Tonga on June 26 and Australia at the end of the season in international double-headers that would also feature the Kiwi Ferns.   After a year in which the only international fixtures were a men’s Test between Netherlands and Germany and a Read more

Tonga Rugby looks to kick off new era
The Tonga Rugby Union is seeking a Chief Executive Officer, in a bid to kick-start a new future o
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Pacific Islanders encouraged to pursue ONOC-USP Sports Masters scholarship programme
By Jared Koli   The Oceania National Olympic Committ
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Officials to meet to review final match for Covid-stricken Fiji team
Fiji rugby authorities are to meet today to see if they can salvage the final fixture of their no
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Key elements approved for future Rugby World Cup awarding
The World Rugby Council has approved a progressive package of recommendations by the Rugby World
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