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Chinese gifts for Pacific ‘friends’
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10:49 pm GMT+12, 16/10/2019, China
Meetings will be held on “issues of common interest” in trade, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, tourism and infrastructure investment. The forum comes as Scott Morrison’s $2bn Pacific infrastructure bank edges closer to signing its first funding deals with regional neighbours.Read more

Obesity rates soar due to dramatic global diet shift, says UN food agency
Eating food high in starch, sugar, fats and salt; combined with a sedentary lifestyle, is a re
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Don't be alarmed by regional projections, Met Office
 The Samoa Meteorological Division says members of the public should not be alarmed about
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No charges laid against Fiji PM on assault allegation: DPP
Fiji's Director of Public Prosecutions, Christopher Pryde, has decided that no charges wil
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PM Sogavare: We are on the right side of history
Solomon Islands Government’s decision to switch diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China was
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Inquiry reports will be tabled in PNG Parliament, AG Steven says
 Questions have been raised in Papua New Guinea Parliament, on the millions of kinas wort
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Former PNG PM O’Neill arrest warrant stayed by court, O’Neill questions role of Police Minister
The warrant of arrest obtained by Papua New Guinea police at the Waigani District Court agains
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Vanuatu could take polluters to world court - climate expert
 Vanuatu is looking to the International Court of Justice in its quest to hold polluters
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Cook Islands MPA leader fired after supporting seabed mining freeze
For somebody who’d just been fired from a prestigious government post, Jacqueline Evans
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PNG to maintain foreign policy
Papua New Guinea will maintain the its initial foreign policy put in place by the nation&rsquo
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Regional Police 'support mission' prepares for Bougainville referendum
A regional police contingent is gearing up for an operation in Bougainville during its upcomin
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Fiji and EU committed to strengthen cooperation
The cooperation between Fiji and the European Union is envisaged to strengthen in socioeconomi
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New Pacific bank has no customers after a year in business
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s $2 billion (US$1.3 billion) Pacific infrastru
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Marshall Islands Human Rights Council candidate 2020 - 2022
The election of the 47-member UN Human Rights Council (HRC) will take place on 17 October.
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Solomon Islands stand by to assist with referendum
 The Solomon Islands Government stands ready to assist in delivering a successful referen
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Court orders Vanuatu Daily Post not to publish articles against a cabinet minister
Vanuatu’s leading newspaper, the Daily Post has been slapped with a restraining order no
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Ministry of Health declares measles epidemic in Samoa
 Samoa’s Ministry of Health (MOH) has declared the country is now facing a measles
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Vaccine expert urges Samoa to act on measles threat
 With at least 15 cases of people “highly suspected” to have measles, vaccine
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Poor diets damaging children’s health in the Pacific, warns UNICEF
 An alarmingly high number of children are suffering the consequences of poor diets and a
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Three on shortlist for PNG Police Commissioner
Three names have been endorsed by the Parliamentary Permanent Appointment Committee for the Pa
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Solomon Islands PM confident after China visit
Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare arrived to a huge show of support from the De
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PNG Police to act on former PM O’Neill arrest, Bodyguards told to stand down
Former Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill is facing arrest on allegations of
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Former PM O'Neill response to warrant of arrest
Former Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says he was not informed or present
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Solomon Islands PM Sogavare: No more Constituency Development Funding to MPs
The Chinese Government will continue with the Constituency Development Funding (CDF) support b
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FBI helping to investigate U.S lawyer's death in Yap
The Federated States of Micronesia's national government confirmed Tuesday that Rachelle B
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France commends Fiji’s leadership on climate fight
 Fiji has been commended for its work in the global arena on the effects of climate chang
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Fiji appointed as chair of the UN Working Group on Trafficking in Persons
Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Nazhat Shame
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Disaster is everybody's business- Fiji's NDMO Minister
Disaster is everybody’s business and the general public is again being urged to learn an
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