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Tuvalu: Cyclone Pam shows we are still ‘least developed’
By Online Editor
10:48 pm GMT+12, 26/03/2015, United States
“Even with the eye of the storm centred in Vanuatu, it takes only the periphery of Cyclone Pam to destroy developments which have taken many years to establish in Tuvalu; thus further reaffirming our high vulnerabilities as a small low lying atoll country, to natural disaster and the inadvertent…
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24/03/2015 - West Papua leader awaits PNG PM on deportation
24/03/2015 - Solomon Islands Governor General calls for united effort to stir country forward
24/03/2015 - Tuvalu Red Cross reaches all nine islands with aid
24/03/2015 - Cyclone Pam recovery effort continues
24/03/2015 - Food and supplies are running low on Erromango
24/03/2015 - NZ MP hits back at PNA threats
24/03/2015 - Church leaders oppose CEDAW despite government’s ratification of the UN Convention
24/03/2015 - Bougainville election to start May 11
24/03/2015 - Probes on leaders worry PNG watchdog
24/03/2015 - New Cooks bill will recognise domestic violence
24/03/2015 - PM O’Neill: No one has to die of TB
24/03/2015 - Tobacco smuggling a real problem: Fiji Customs Authority
24/03/2015 - Visa overstayers to defend assault charges
24/03/2015 - Vanuatu to host special MSG Foreign Ministers meeting
24/03/2015 - UN targets shelter, water in US$29.9 million appeal for cyclone-hit Vanuatu
24/03/2015 - Hundreds still in evacuation centres in Tuvalu
24/03/2015 - Missing PNG islanders rescued in Solomons
24/03/2015 - Nauru promises full cooperation with Australia following detention centre report
24/03/2015 - Fiji sugar shipment bound for Vanuatu
23/03/2015 - Kiribati cyclone damage worse than reported
23/03/2015 - UN seeks long-term aid pledges for Vanuatu as emergency relief tops $US10 million
23/03/2015 - TB cases on the rise in Fiji
23/03/2015 - Australian Defence Force launches campaign to boost number of female recruits
23/03/2015 - NZ helps Tongan deep water fisheries development
23/03/2015 - Bishop announces $30m to fight drug-resistant tuberculosis, malaria for Asia - Pacific
23/03/2015 - Vanuatu PM promises aid for Shepherd Islands
23/03/2015 - Decision on refugee resettlement nearer
23/03/2015 - Teleni is new commissioner to PNG
23/03/2015 - Imperial couple meet veterans ahead of visit to Palau battle site to honor the fallen
23/03/2015 - PNG affordable housing policy ‘not affordable’ says expert
23/03/2015 - Tonga’s patrol boat to assist with transportation of relief and humanitarian supplies in Vanuatu
23/03/2015 - Cyclone Pam a stark reminder of the 'vulnerability' of small island states
23/03/2015 - Bougainville Electoral chief confident
23/03/2015 - New Senate inquiry to probe sexual abuse in Nauru detention centre
23/03/2015 - Health team off to Vanuatu
23/03/2015 - Former NZ diplomat, minister shocked by WTO spy claims
23/03/2015 - Bishop assured by Joe Hockey and Mathias Cormann that foreign aid budget will not be slashed
23/03/2015 - UN's Ban welcomes Tonga ratification of key gender equality convention
23/03/2015 - Lee Kuan Yew: Singapore's first prime minister dies of severe pneumonia, aged 91
23/03/2015 - Bikinians want to evacuate to the U.S
23/03/2015 - State allows lawyers into Manus
23/03/2015 - Chiefs break their silence
19/03/2015 - Vanuatuans 'beginning to turn selfish' from sheer desperation and hunger
19/03/2015 - Register now, Bougainville parties told
19/03/2015 - Vanuatu PM urges Tanna residents to be self-sufficent in aftermath of Cyclone Pam
19/03/2015 - HMAS Tobruk on its way to Vanuatu to help with rescue efforts
19/03/2015 - Cyclone Pam rips through Vanuatu's Manua school
19/03/2015 - Church land sale to Kiribati questioned
19/03/2015 - Former Australian prime minister dead at 84
19/03/2015 - Vanuatu provides lessons in cyclone survival
19/03/2015 - Aid to Solomon's Tikopia and Anuta
19/03/2015 - Extreme weather in Pacific linked to climate change
19/03/2015 - UNICEF rushes emergency supplies for cyclone-affected Tuvalu
19/03/2015 - PNG woman caught trying to smuggle infant to PNG
19/03/2015 - PIF chief meets Solomon Islands Opposition Leader
19/03/2015 - Tonga Parliament approves $16.5m loan
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