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10:28 pm GMT+12, 26/05/2019
 
Sir Julius Chan has clarified he is not Acting Prime Minister and although honoured to be considered as the Governments alternate when the resignation of the PM takes place.   “I have not been designated any Ministerial role by Peter O’Neill”.   Sir Julius said there had been a huge misunderstanding concerning Sunday’s press conference.   First, the existing Prime Minister has no power to » read more
 
PM must resign now: Marape Low turnout in French territories for EU elections
Marise Payne reappointed Australia's Foreign Affairs Minister PM O’Neill announces nomination of Sir Julius Chan as next PM
 
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Facing epidemic of amputations and death, Pacific Islanders fighting diabetes
10:32 pm GMT+12, 26/05/2019, French Polynesia
By Tad Walch     Her shortness of breath, the pain in her chest and the numbness in her left arm and leg worried Maruia Teamo enough that she hesitantly tried to prepare better meals for her family.   Her husband hated it. So, every time the 39-year-old mother made a Read more

Health ministers focus on the needs of the most vulnerable
At the annual Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting in Geneva, ministers discussed the need to
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Torres Strait Islanders ask UN to hold Australia to account on climate ‘human rights abuses
By Kristen Lyons   Climate change threatens Aus
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Logging ravaging the Solomon Islands' forests
The Solomon Islands is the biggest exporter, after Papua New Guinea, of round logs to China, w
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The forgotten people in Australia’s regional settlement policy are Pacific Islander residents
By Makiko Nishitani, Lecturer and Helen Lee Professor of Anthropology La Trobe Uni
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PNG Government agencies put on notice
10:30 pm GMT+12, 26/05/2019, Papua New Guinea
Key Papua New Guinea government departments and State enterprises have been put on notice that they will be required to provide reports on what has been done so far by the O’Neill government in the next couple of days.   In particular Police, PNG Defence Force, Department of Read more

Cook Islands targets gold standard for tuna products
The prime minister of the Cook Islands wants the nation's tuna products to become the gold
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Faleolo International Airport uses first aerobridge
One of the new aerobridges installed at the Faleolo International Airport was put to use for t
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Air Service Agreement tops China agenda: Vanuatu PM
Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai said that he expected to conclude an Air Service Agreeme
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APTC and NUS sign Partnership Arrangement to equip Samoans with skills for life
 The Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) and the National University of Samoa (NU
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Sports News
Fiji crowned champions in London
8:30 pm GMT+12, 26/05/2019, United Kingdom
Fiji are the new leaders of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and will take a two-point lead over USA to the final event in Paris.   It all came down to the final match at Twickenham after the Americans sealed third place at the #London7s, with Fiji knowing defeat would leave their Read more

Fiji with England, Ireland and Argentina in Paris
After their win this morning the Fiji Airways 7s side has been drawn in a challenging pool in
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Pacific Games Council welcomes CNMI U-turn
The Pacific Games Council is confident the 2021 Mini Games will now remain in the Northern Mar
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PNG Rugby League naming rights sponsor terminated

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Fiji and Samoa join World Rugby Council meeting in Dublin
Fiji and Samoa have participated in their first World Rugby Council meeting, while Algeria was
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