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03:23 am GMT+12, 30/10/2020
 
The why, how, and what is being done to address the issue of marine plastic pollution in the Pacific was highlighted during the third day of the 2020 Pacific Ocean, Pacific Climate Change Conference by Anthony Talouli, Acting Director of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) Waste Management and Pollution Control Programme.     “There is a one-way flow of commodities into island nations. Very » read more
 
PNG PM Marape supports scientific research Fiji records new border quarantine case; man in isolation at Lautoka hospital
Cabinet lifts supervised quarantine requirement on entry to Cook Islands After nearly a decade away, La NiƱa weather system is back
 
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'We have a right to be at the table': four pioneering female peacekeepers
00:40 am GMT+12, 30/10/2020, United States
 By Carmela Fonbuena in Manila, Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogotá, Liz Ford and Kate Hodal   In October 2000, the UN security council adopted resolution 1325 – the first resolution that acknowledged women’s unique experience of conflict and their vital role in peace Read more

ACFID, CID and PIANGO joint statement to mark start of Oceania connect regional conference 2020
Thursday, we mark the start of the first pan-Oceania conference between the international develop
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Lights! Camera! Action! With the Micronesia Challenge
More than 40 people have completed the Micronesia Challenge Young Champions internship program si
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New plant health laboratory launched to boost Pacific food security
The Pacific Community (SPC) launched, the first of its kind, plant health laboratory classified a
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U.S Pacific Presence: The Dark Side of the Compacts of Free Association
In the upcoming COFA negotiations, the U.S. will paint its economic assistance to the North P
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Business News
22,000 Pacific workers on standby but it's up to states to approve them
00:37 am GMT+12, 30/10/2020, Australia
There are 22,000 workers from the Pacific Islands who have been pre-vetted and are on standby to come to Australian farms, but it is up to the state governments to approve them the federal Agriculture Minister says.   The agriculture sector in the grips of a pandemic-induced labour shortage Read more

Banks tighten up on loans in Fiji
Banks are being more stringent with their loans according to the Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) board
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David Towe is PNG Customs boss
Papua New Guinea Customs has welcomed David Towe as their new Chief Commissioner in Port Moresby.
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Blue Lanes generate economic activities and create jobs - Fiji AG
The Fijian Government's Blue Lane initiative has to some extent opened up our borders with cl
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New partnerships and existing alliances: Fiji AG
In order to let the world know that the Pacific is open for business, a Pacific Panel for Indo-Pa
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Sports News
Why Kiwis fear Origin could drive stars to Pacific nations
6:33 pm GMT+12, 30/10/2020, Australia
NZRL CEO Greg Peters has expressed concern that the lure of State of Origin and international eligibility rules are combining to divert talent from the Kiwis to Australia and the Pacific nations before next year’s World Cup.   NSW sprung a major a selection surprise by naming 2017 Read more

Vatubua withdraws from Flying Fijians squad to play Autmn Nations Cup
Flying Fijians centre Jale Vatubua has withdrawn from the squad for the Autumn Nations Cup, he an
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All Blacks lock Patrick Tuipulotu speaks out on 'broken promises' for Pasifika rugby
All Blacks lock and newly minted Samoa tourism ambassador Patrick Tuipulotu has spoken out on the
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Push to let Pacific stars play Origin plus nation of their choice
Junior Paulo and Kotoni Staggs would be able to represent NSW in State of Origin without having t
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Sio's Samoa aim in Pacific rugby effort
Brumbies and Wallabies prop Scott Sio believes a Super Rugby game in Samoa could break through th
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