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05:27 am GMT+12, 29/05/2020
 
 A five-men Supreme Court bench has ruled that Papua New Guinea Opposition Leader and Vanimo-Green MP, Belden Namah was suspended from performing public duties as leader of the Opposition under Section 28 subsection 1 of the Organic Law on Duties and Responsibilities of Leadership.   This resulted in his application challenging the constitutionality of the election of James Marape as Prime Minister being dismissed in its » read more
 
Fiji PM joins global leadership call to secure finance for development in the era of COVID-19 and beyond Australia could include Pacific labourers in 'travel bubble' as $280m aid shake-up revealed
Winston Peters says a transtasman bubble can safely be done now Cop26 climate talks in Glasgow will be delayed by a year, UN confirms
 
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Australia’s problem with Pacific aid
02:49 am GMT+12, 29/05/2020, Australia
Written by Terence Wood, Sabit Otor, Matthew Dornan   Although one of us (Terence) recently co-authored a report highlighting Australian aid transparency issues, the aid programme does deserve credit for placing some very useful information in the public domain. A good example of this Read more

FFA calls for action to address human elements of IUU Fishing
Amidst the ongoing challenge of Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing worldwide,
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COVID-19: Act now or risk ‘unimaginable devastation’ globally, warns UN chief
 Unless countries across the world act together now, the COVID-19 pandemic will cause &ld
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SPC Launch 'Pacific Seeds for Life' and funding for Regional Genebank
The Pacific Community has received requests from eight Pacific island nations to help boost fo
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FAO warns multiple impact of viruses, plagues and economic damage will fuel hunger in Asia and the Pacific
While the world fights to slow the spread of COVID-19, the worst pandemic experienced in a cen
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Business News
Fiji Government stands to lose $1.5b tax revenue
05:30 am GMT+12, 29/05/2020, Fiji
The Fijian government stands to lose $1.5 billion (US$674 million) or half its tax revenue if the effects of COVID-19 last until the end of the year.   Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum told parliament today that it has lost revenue from Value Added Tax, Environment and Climate Read more

Bankruptcy looms for 512 businesses in Fiji: Survey
More than 500 local businesses in Fiji have indicated they may face bankruptcy if the COVID-19
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Pandemic is man-made, says FTUC
 The loss of jobs at Fiji Airways and many other major employers is causing great hardshi
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Termination notice for Vanuatu's Trade Commissioner to Hongkong
Vanuatu’s Trade Commissioner to Hong Kong has been given a three months’ terminati
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Fiji Employers must prove COVID-19 effects if sacking workers
An amendment to the Fiji Employment Relations Act passed in Parliament last night, requires em
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Sports News
World Rugby creates access to optional domestic law trials to further reduce COVID-19 risk
05:33 am GMT+12, 29/05/2020, Ireland
The World Rugby Executive Committee has approved 10 optional law trials which are designed to provide national member unions with COVID-19 transmission risk reduction options if required.   Temporary law trials relating to the scrum, tackle, ruck and maul were approved along with a Read more

PNGRFL granted conditional approval
The PNG Rugby Football League has been granted Conditional Approval by the State of Emergency
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Australian commercial networks’ sports coverage offered to Pacific Island nations
A new initiative has launched that will provide Pacific Island nations with access to sports c
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$19million earned through hosting of 2019 Super Rugby match in Fiji
About $19million(US$8.4 million) was injected into the Fijian economy from hosting last year&r
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Remove reset scrums to help reduce Covid-19 risk, says World Rugby study
Doing away with reset scrums and eliminating “upright face-to-face” tackles would
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