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7:20 pm GMT+12, 24/07/2017
 
By Pita Ligaiula in Noumea, New Caledonia   The Pacific Community (SPC) is owed 3.8 million Euros (US$4.4 million) in arrears by member states.   This was revealed by Director General of SPC, Dr Colin Tukuitonga in an interview with regional journalists in Noumea in the lead up to the Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations (CRGA) meeting this week.   “As of 26 June, 3.8 million euros » read more
 
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Australia's offshore refugee processing causes 'extensive suffering' and must end, says UN agency chief
7:38 pm GMT+12, 24/07/2017, Australia
 Four years on, Australia's offshore processing has left some 2,000 people languishing in unacceptable circumstances – causing physical and psychological harm, according to the United Nations refugee agency, which today called for an immediate end to the Read more

Commonwealth Secretary-General highlights challenges posed by trade fragmentation
Trade governance structures must be “fit for purpose” to address the changing glob
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Inspiring Pacific women campaign launched at Pacific Community governing meeting
Representatives of the 26 countries and territories that govern the Pacific Community (SPC) wh
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Who will be Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister?
By Johny Blades, Radio New Zealand International As Papua New Guinea's le
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Interim Report of the Pacific Islands Forum Election Observer Team to the 2017 Papua New Guinea Elections
The Pacific Islands Forum Election Observer Team to the 2017 Papua New Guinea Elections deploy
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Samoa Airways and Fiji Airways sign MOU
7:34 pm GMT+12, 24/07/2017, Fiji
 Samoa’s new international airline, Samoa Airways and Fiji Airways Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly pursue a range of commercial opportunities and partnerships.     Under the proposed partnership, Fiji Airways will provide initial support to Read more

New app gives near real-time access to fish stocks data
 With the launch of mobile fisheries application Tails in Cook Islands this month, the se
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Across the Pacific Islands, the price of kava is surging
 While farmers and merchants are reaping the benefits of surging kava prices, those livin
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Pacific sakau compared to Western coffee
'Sakau'- also known as kava, ava or ‘awa — is considered a sacred drink in
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BSP Bank on the move in Samoa
The Chairman of the Bank South Pacific Group (BSP), Sir Kostas Constantinou, is optimistic abo
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Sports News
Samoa Rugby Union opts to review coach’s performance
10:49 pm GMT+12, 23/07/2017, Samoa
 The future of Manu Samoa Coach, Namulauulu Alama Ieremia, is to be determined by the outcome of a performance review by the Samoa Rugby Union (SRU).   The decision was made by the Board of the Union during a meeting last week.   The Chief Executive Officer of SRU, Read more

Samoa wins Gold at Commonwealth
 At long last there is something positive about rugby.   The Samoa U
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Fiji prepares for 2017 National Rugby Championship
The Fiji Rugby Union has been begun preparations for the 2017 National Rugby Championship (NRC
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Pacific Islands take first steps towards Super Rugby team with Fiji confirmed as starter for NRC
The first steps toward creating a Pacific Island Super Rugby team could be taken via the NRC,
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Cook Islands Tangata names XVs squad for Tahito test match
Seven overseas-based players have been named in the Cook Islands XVs extended squad for the on
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