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PNG's PM warns of risk in deciding on Bougainville too soon
By Online Editor
7:22 pm GMT+12, 24/02/2020, New Zealand
Earlier, PNG's Minister for Bougainville Affairs Sir Puka Temu said that if the consultations determined that independence was the right path for the currently autonomous PNG region, parliamentarians would have to agree and build the constitutional provisions for independence. But he, Marape and…
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Survey on death penalty in PNG, Debate on prostitution
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20/02/2020 - Travel between Torres Strait Islands and PNG banned due to fears over coronavirus
20/02/2020 - South Korea added to Samoa's coronavirus restriction list
20/02/2020 - Tropical Cyclone Vicky heading towards Niue
20/02/2020 - ANU security expert calls for 'grand compact' with Pacific nations
20/02/2020 - Solomon Islands Government loan deal from China exposed
20/02/2020 - PM Marape attends roundtable discussions at the Israel-Pacific Island Leaders’ Summit
20/02/2020 - Vanuatu MPs’ allowances under spotlight
20/02/2020 - In Fiji, Israel President Rivlin asks island nation to be an ally on ‘biased’ UN rights council
20/02/2020 - Israel President announces scholarship opportunities for the Pacific
20/02/2020 - Fiji- Israel relationship deepens
20/02/2020 - Chance of cyclone developing near Samoas
20/02/2020 - French Polynesia politician Flosse's political comeback struck down by French court
20/02/2020 - Emotional welcome for students in PNG under quarantine in New Zealand
20/02/2020 - Fiji Health Ministry plans to conduct COVID-19 test locally
19/02/2020 - Fiji PM meets with President of Israel, Discusses areas of bilateral co-operation
19/02/2020 - European Union white-lists Marshall Islands
19/02/2020 - $4.5million for by-election in Solomon Islands
19/02/2020 - Israel President Rivlin lands in Fiji
19/02/2020 - MP attacks decision to reject Samoans
19/02/2020 - Solomon Islands Opposition concern over USD$100 billion loan
19/02/2020 - Sir Puka reports on Bougainville vote results
19/02/2020 - PM Marape thanks MPs for overwhelming support of the Whistleblowers Bill 2020
19/02/2020 - Samoan public schools remain closed due to bad weather
19/02/2020 - Strengthening Australia’s relationships with Pacific Islands
19/02/2020 - On maiden Pacific trip, US Coast Guard head seeks a greater role
19/02/2020 - PNG Prime Minister to visit NZ
19/02/2020 - Dominica backs Commonwealth Secretary-General for second term
17/02/2020 - Fiji and Tonga to hold talks on the Minerva Reef
17/02/2020 - PNG Government denies entry for travellers to China since 31 January
17/02/2020 - Indonesia military to blame for 2014 Papua killings: Rights commission
17/02/2020 - Over 250 Vanuatu election applications lodged
17/02/2020 - Speaker dismisses petition, Fiji Opposition walks out
17/02/2020 - Study finds that less than one percent of grant funding is directed to women and girls in the Pacific
17/02/2020 - Akoitai – My people want independence in Bougainville
17/02/2020 - Israeli President to hold first ever Pacific Islands leaders summit in Fiji this week
17/02/2020 - Israel President to make first official visit to Australia
17/02/2020 - Schools in Samoa closed as storms hit much of South Pacific
17/02/2020 - Petition against Solomon Islands MP Sofu dismissed
17/02/2020 - ‘No borders for infectious diseases’
17/02/2020 - PNG has no cases of coronavirus: Wong
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