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Pacific islands, ready for UN Climate Change Negotiations in Morocco after a three day ‘power’ session with negotiation experts
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4:56 pm GMT+12, 29/09/2016, Samoa
Known as the High Level Support Mechanism, the three-day meeting helped Pacific island delegations prepare for the twenty-second Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP22) to be held in Marrakesh, Morocco from 7 – 18 November, 2016.Read more

We are being bullied says Fiji’s opposition
The Fijian Opposition believes they are constantly being bullied by the government in Parliame
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Kiribati is now fully democratic: Justice Minister
The new Minister of Justice says the concept of having all Members of Parliament and Cabinet M
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600 cancer related cases reported in Fiji every year
There are more than 600 new cases of cancer reported in Fiji every year.  
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PNG relaxes ban for Australian tourists
The Papua New Guinea Government will be following up on discussions with Australia and New Zea
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PNG lauded for reforms to deal with money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in Paris has congratulated the Prime Minister, Peter O&
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Fijian Opposition MP suspended until 2018
Fijian Opposition Member of Parliament Ratu Isoa Tikoca has been suspended from the remaining
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NFP Leader says they do not support the emoluments recommendations
Two National Federation Party (NFP) Members of Parliament will not accept increased travel all
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New Bulgarian candidate could scupper Clark's UN chances
Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark's chances of becoming United Nations Secreta
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West Papua remains a part of Indonesia: PNG Govt
The Papua New Guinea Government has reiterated its stance on the West Papua issue, saying that
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New Governor General highlights commitment to Realm including Niue, Cook Islands, Tokelau
Dame Patsy Reddy was officially sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor Genera
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PNG seeking UN help to resettle refugees on Manus: Foreign Minister Pato
Papua New Guinea is seeking help from members of the United Nations to resettle refugees on Ma
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Former Fijian vice President and Nauru Chief Justice passes away
Nauru Chief Justice, Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi, has passed away after a short illness. &nbs
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Bainimarama urges fight against climate change
Delegates at the 45th Colombo Meeting underway at Suva’s Grand Pacific Hotel have been u
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Melanesian Solidarity Summit
The Vanuatu West Papua Association is hosting a “Wantok Summit” for Free West Papu
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Kiribati swears-in new Minister of Justice and appoints first female Attorney General
The Kiribati Government has sworn-in its new Minister of Justice and Attorney General Wednesda
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Fijian MP apologises in Parliament
Fijian Opposition Whip Ratu Isoa Tikoca apologised to the people of Fiji and the members of Pa
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Malaria to be eliminated in PNG
 Papua New Guinea and China will be working in partnership to eliminate Malaria in PNG.
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Palau condemns North Korean tests
 Palau has condemned North Korea's recent nuclear tests and expressed their concern a
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Cook Islands PM to officiate at USP graduation in Tonga
The new Chancellor of the University of the South Pacific (USP) Henry Puna has arrived in Tong
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International meetings to benefit PNG: Pato
Responsible and sustainable management of oceans, and climate change mitigation are two key ou
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Pacific Leaders and Italy meet to reaffirm partnership
Pacific Islands Leaders and the Government of Italy met on Wednesday on the margins of the Uni
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New Fiji First MP sworn into parliament
Howard Robin Thomas Politini Jnr was today sworn in as a Member of the Parliament of Fiji.
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Solomon Islands reiterates its right to bring claims of human rights abuses in West Papua to the UN
In response to Indonesia, Solomon Islands insisted its right and that of six other Pacific Isl
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Fijian PM lodges complaint against MP
The  Fijian parliamentary Privileges Committee has been asked by the Speaker to deliberat
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Australia and New Zealand should follow France example: Opposition
Vanuatu’s Opposition bloc has expressed its appreciation to the French Government for th
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American Samoa remembers tsunami dead
The 34 American Samoa victims of the 2009 earthquake and tsunami which hit on September 29 wer
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UPNG rejects seven
The  University of PNG has refused to re-admit the seven student leaders it banned last m
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Vast majority of world – 6.76 billion people – living with excessive air pollution – UN report
With some 6.5 million people dying annually from air pollution and 92 per cent of the world&rs
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'No future for you here': Australia and PNG push to clear out Manus detainees
Australia and Papua New Guinea are escalating efforts to clear the Manus Island detention cent
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Fiji Opposition SODELPA supports proposed increase for MP allowance
Fiji's Opposition SODELPA has thrown it’s support behind the proposed increase in al
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Expect changes to Fiji national security landscape: Kubuabola
Changes will be made to Fiji’s national security landscape says Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.
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Online security top concern in Asia Pacific: Internet Society survey
Online security is an area that warrants most urgent attention from policymakers, according to
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Tonga wants to join International Atomic Energy Agency
Tonga will apply to be a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency ( IAEA) Tonga’
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26/09/2016 - Voters in Palau head to polls today for Primary elections
26/09/2016 - NZ Realm’s 21st Governor General ceremony will include Niue, Cook Islands, Tokelau elements for the first time
26/09/2016 - Tokelau happy as Forum associate member
26/09/2016 - Global court takes up East Timor, Australia sea border row
26/09/2016 - Helen Clark 'pressing ahead' at UN
26/09/2016 - Indonesia begins lobbying for UN Security Council seat
26/09/2016 - First two Pacific academics at the Business School graduate with PhDs
26/09/2016 - VP candidate accuses Palau Media Council of staging debate to promote another candidate
26/09/2016 - Samoa National Council of Churches encourages media to be brave
26/09/2016 - Palau has already made the choice for a better future, Permanent Representative tells UN debate
26/09/2016 - Portugal's Guterres holds lead in UN chief race
26/09/2016 - Fiji continues to punch above its weight in global affairs: PM Bainimarama
26/09/2016 - Dramatic rise in Pacific Islands diabetes cases questioned due to ‘methodological errors’
26/09/2016 - Kiribati suffering from dry spell
26/09/2016 - Convicted PNG MP pleads for leniency
25/09/2016 - Fijian government to reduce dependence on aid
25/09/2016 - Indonesia responds to leaders of six Pacific countries on West Papua claims
25/09/2016 - UN court to decide Marshall Islands case against Pakistan, India, Britain next month
25/09/2016 - PM Sogavare calls on developed nations to step up on INDCs
25/09/2016 - Canete: EU to ratify Paris climate deal next month
25/09/2016 - Solomon Islands` minister reiterates respect for Indonesian territory
25/09/2016 - Implementation of drug trafficking laws a challenge
25/09/2016 - PNG soldiers praised for support along the border
25/09/2016 - Citing vulnerability of small islands, Pacific leaders urge early entry into force of Paris climate accord
25/09/2016 - Tonga shares experiences on preserving marine diversity, tackling non-communicable diseases
25/09/2016 - Solomon Islands PM reiterates call for recognition of Taiwan, expresses concern on West Papua
25/09/2016 - Timor-Leste knows ‘all too well’ price of war, Prime Minister says at UN
25/09/2016 - UN Secretary-General commends Fiji’s UN commitments
25/09/2016 - Minister Tozaka calls for significant emission reduction
25/09/2016 - Pacific people called to work at NZ elections
25/09/2016 - Palau’s Attorney General John Bradley resigns
22/09/2016 - PNG decries lack of democracy, female representation in UN bodies
22/09/2016 - Indonesia, PNG to strengthen cooperation for welfare of region
22/09/2016 - Fijian PM seeks Commonwealth support on climate change
22/09/2016 - Small island nations urge UN General Assembly to act to save their very existence
22/09/2016 - Clark facing first vetoes - Key
22/09/2016 - Review of Fiji’s foreign policies sends strong message: Tarte
22/09/2016 - UN report warns on Pacific
22/09/2016 - Nauru expresses support for Taiwan bid to join international community
22/09/2016 - American Samoa moves towards Pacific Forum membership
22/09/2016 - Solomon Islands deposits Paris Agreement ratification instrument with UN
22/09/2016 - PM Sogavare, PM Turnbull discuss RAMSI successor arrangement
22/09/2016 - PM Sogavare joins Pacific Leaders to welcome Japan’s multi-million dollar pledge
22/09/2016 - Fiji trade officials arrives in PNG
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