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By Makereta Komai
11:40 pm GMT+12, 19/08/2019, Norfolk Island

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Nauru counting down to weekend election
Sixty candidates are set to contest this Saturday's general election in Nauru. &nb
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Australia Labor Party urges care on Papua New Guinea's $1.5bn loan request
Australian Labor Party has called on the government to “consider very carefully” a
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'Ridiculous, prejudiced, ignorant': Ambassador slams criticism of Chinese aid
China’s Ambassador to Samoa, Chao Xiaoliang, has hit back at criticism that China's
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Tuvalu threatens to exit Australia's seasonal worker programme after deputy PM's comments
The prime minister of Tuvalu is considering pulling his country out of Australia’s seaso
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PNG asks Australia for $1.5 billion in direct budget support for roads and anti-corruption
Papua New Guinea's Government says it wants $1.5 billion (US$1 billion) from Australia to
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Samoa PM Tuilaepa weighs into Forum tension
Samoa Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, has downplayed the tension between
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Protesters set fire to parliament building in West Papua as tensions mount
 Protestors in the West Papuan provincial capital of Manokwari have set fire to the local
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PNG governor wants West Papua referendum
The governor of Papua New Guinea's capital district wants Indonesia to allow West Papua to
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Fiji Methodist church President re-elected
Fiji's Methodist Church President, Reverend Dr Epineri Vakadewavosa has been re-elected fo
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Six Fijians so far killed by meningococcal disease
 Four adults and two children in Fiji have so far this year died from meningococcal disea
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Vanuatu ready to discuss long standing maritime border treaty Fiji signed with France in 1983
Vanuatu is ready to meet with Fiji to discuss a long standing maritime border treaty agreement
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PM Sogavare defends ministerial delegation to China
Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the government has nothing to hide with
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Australian PM's attitude 'neo-colonial' says Tuvalu
Tuvalu's prime minister has condemned the Australian prime minister's conduct at last
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Indonesia objects to Pacific nations' demands over Papua
Indonesia has expressed its objections to Pacific countries’ concerns over alleged human
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Call for Australia's Pacific membership to be suspended over coal
Australia’s membership of the Pacific Islands Forum should be “urgently reviewed&r
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Fiji PM accuses Scott Morrison of ‘insulting’ and alienating Pacific leaders
 Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been accused of causing an extraordinary ri
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Beijing announces its own Pacific ‘step up’
China has announced its own Pacific “step up” to rival Scott Morrison’s and
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Labor backs resistance to coal mine ban
Australian Cabinet minister Dan Tehan has rejected the suggestion Pacific Island nations may b
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President of Journalist Association slams Samoa met bill
The President of the Journalists Association of Western Samoa (JAWS), Rudy Bartley, has critic
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Police chiefs tackle drug trafficking in Pacific
Tackling drug trafficking across the Pacific will top the agenda for a regional gathering of P
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Australia presents Nafanua II to Samoa
Australia handed over the guardian-class patrol boat – Nafanua II to Samoa in a formal c
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15/08/2019 - Fiji PM calls for urgent need for the world to step up its response to climate threat
15/08/2019 - Vanuatu did not endorse Tuvalu declaration on climate change and survival of Smaller Island States
15/08/2019 - Forum marathon reveals tensions over climate policy
15/08/2019 - China sides with Pacific islands on climate
15/08/2019 - Australia puts economy over climate: Tuvalu
15/08/2019 - Pacific leaders call for human rights action by Indonesia
15/08/2019 - PM Morrison denies being isolated, endorses Forum Leaders communique and climate change declaration
15/08/2019 - Samoa PM plays down fears over China in Pacific
15/08/2019 - Fiji PM returns serve to Jones on Ardern
15/08/2019 - UN criticised for not doing enough to help Fijian workers
15/08/2019 - Victory
15/08/2019 - Partnerships in climate finance
15/08/2019 - Bougainville referendum process is key, not time – NZ PM
15/08/2019 - Six Solomon Islands ministers to visit communist nation, Opposition leader Wale queries China trip
14/08/2019 - NZ PM touched by the message of the young people of Tuvalu to act for climate change
14/08/2019 - Australia removes climate 'crisis' from Pacific islands draft declaration
14/08/2019 - NZ boosts support for climate action across the Pacific
14/08/2019 - Pacific region develops long-term vision
14/08/2019 - Tongan PM speaks out for West Papua and questions solidarity and regionalism
14/08/2019 - Marshall Islands President asks Australia to reconsider on coal and GCF
14/08/2019 - Nauru outlines benefits of sticking with Taiwan, as Solomon Islands considers a switch
14/08/2019 - NZ PM Jacinda Ardern announces $150m Pacific climate funding
14/08/2019 - Australia pushes Pacific islands to drop calls for stronger climate action
14/08/2019 - Australia's Kyoto loophole eight times larger than entire Pacific emissions
14/08/2019 - New Zealand PM calls on Australia to answer Pacific island climate change demands
14/08/2019 - Sir Salamo sets tentative date for UBS Commission of Inquiry to begin in PNG
14/08/2019 - Victory
13/08/2019 - Fiji calls for sea-bed mining moratorium as Nautilus restructures
13/08/2019 - No progress from NZ Government on climate refugees as Jacinda Ardern heads to Tuvalu
13/08/2019 - Smaller Island States leaders issue climate change declaration for the survival of Pacific Small Island Developing States
13/08/2019 - Tuvalu climate change declaration, an expression of the voices of the peoples of the Pacific
13/08/2019 - Australia seeks to water down climate declaration at Pacific summit
13/08/2019 - Nauru president defends Taiwan as ‘strong partner’, Pacific islands told not to turn on Taiwan
13/08/2019 - Cuba, Pacific Islands consider further cooperation
13/08/2019 - ‘Relocation for sinking islands is cheaper option’
13/08/2019 - A fight over independence could cause uproar in the Pacific this week
13/08/2019 - PNG Mining Minister escapes shooting
13/08/2019 - Victory
13/08/2019 - Island leaders says new funds don’t let Australia off the hook for action on coal
13/08/2019 - Pacific Islands Forum to open in Tuvalu
12/08/2019 - Solomon Islands PM supports Fiji's call for Australia to respect interests of the Pacific in climate change
12/08/2019 - Cook Islands battles for its climate change funds
12/08/2019 - Australia will fund a $500 million climate change package for the Pacific, PM Morrison to announce
12/08/2019 - Labor lashes Scott Morrison for ignoring Pacific Islands' climate concerns
12/08/2019 - Climate refugee plans should be considered: PNG Foreign Minister Eoe
12/08/2019 - New Zealand facing credibility test on climate crisis and Pacific ‘reset’: Oxfam
12/08/2019 - Pacific Islands Forum Forum finds Tuvalu’s mammoth task so generous
12/08/2019 - Australia to set up new Pacific security college
12/08/2019 - Fiji PM meets WHO director general in Tuvalu
12/08/2019 - Marshall Islands issues state of emergency over dengue
12/08/2019 - Victory
12/08/2019 - NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to attend Pacific Islands Forum
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