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8:16 pm GMT+12, 26/05/2019
 
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill stepped down Sunday handing over the leadership to former prime minister Sir Julius Chan.   “I am announcing today (Sunday) that I am stepping down as the Prime Minister of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea.   “Through nearly eight years as the Prime Minister of this great country, we have delivered a policy agenda that has changed the Nation for the » read more
 
France acknowledges Polynesian islands 'strong-armed' into dangerous nuclear tests Papua New Guinea PM Peter O'Neill resigns
PM Morrison’s mission to rebuff China, declares his Pacific priority U.S official urges Pacific Island nations to keep ties with Taiwan
 
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Health ministers focus on the needs of the most vulnerable
8:27 pm GMT+12, 26/05/2019, Switzerland
At the annual Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting in Geneva, ministers discussed the need to prioritise women, youth, people with disabilities and vulnerable groups, in their ongoing push towards universal health coverage (UHC).   With UHC, all individuals can receive the health Read more

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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New website for Cook Islands Met Service
Cook Islanders can now access their national weather, climate and ocean information at the tou
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Cook Islands targets gold standard for tuna products
8:22 pm GMT+12, 26/05/2019, Cook Islands
The prime minister of the Cook Islands wants the nation's tuna products to become the gold standard, reports Cook Islands News.   Henry Puna said the aim should be to beat a path to increased market demand for Marae Moana-caught albacore that is “best-of-class” in terms Read more

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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SINPF buys 15% shares in PNG-based Loloata Island Resort
The Solomon Islands National Provident (SINPF) Board has purchased 15% shares in Loloata Islan
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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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