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11:11 pm GMT+12, 15/07/2018
 
 Papua New Guineans should not allow themselves to be fooled into believing that the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in November this year will transform the economy of the country.   Former Prime Minister and Moresby North-West MP Sir Mekere Morauta has warned people not to fall into believing the Government’s propaganda and hype on APEC to deliver PNG out of its current economic problems and low » read more
 
Some sitting Fiji First MP’s apply to contest in 2018 elections Samoa, PNG get the nod to represent the Pacific in Post Cotonou negotiation
NZ's increased Pacific aid given focus Solomon Islands PM says drug shortage due to poor communication problem
 
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Pacific reset to climate threat - new priorities and tensions for defence?
11:17 pm GMT+12, 15/07/2018, New Zealand
Opinion by Dr William Hoverd  From safeguarding regional Pacific security to the protection of Antartica and now climate change and cyber threats – the just-released strategic defence policy statement highlights the new and emerging priorities for our national Read more

Island resilience partnerships – an act of solidarity
Forging of new partnerships for island resilience should be first and foremost be an act of so
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India training set to enhance climate early warning systems in the Pacific
Seventeen Pacific representatives travelled to Roorkee, India for a one-month intensive and sp
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‘Historic moment’ for people on the move, as UN agrees first-ever Global Compact on migration
For the first time ever, United Nations Member States have agreed an all-encompassing Global C
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PIANGO Welcomes UN Recognition of Climate Displacement in Final Text of Global Migration Compact
PIANGO joined government and non-governmental representatives in the United Nations (UN) Trust
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Business News
PACER Plus signatory Meeting in Samoa
11:13 pm GMT+12, 15/07/2018, Samoa
 Last in week in Apia signatories met to review progress towards the implementation of the PACER Plus Agreement.      Signatories were very pleased at the progress made since the Agreement was signed in Tonga, just over a year ago. Most countries have completed their Read more

Quality standards being developed for Pacific kava
Avoiding a ban such as that imposed by Germany in the early 2000s, and instilling confidence i
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Samoa Airways asks for $12 million loan
 Samoa Airways has asked the Unit Trust of Samoa (UTOS) for a $12 million (US$8.9 million
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Samoa rallies support for regional trade deal
Samoa has urged other Pacific Forum countries to join the negotiations of the Pacific Agreemen
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Pay rise eyed in PNG
Papua New Guinea Labour and Industrial Relations Minister Mehrra Kipefa is concerned that the
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Sports News
Samoa seal RWC spot with win in Germany
9:12 pm GMT+12, 15/07/2018, Germany
Samoa became the 18th country to qualify for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan after a 42-28 play-off second-leg victory over Germany in Heidelberg on Saturday.   The win, coupled with a 66-15 first-leg triumph in Apia two weeks ago, gave the Pacific island state a 108-43 aggregate Read more

2018 RWC 7s: ‘The Sledgehammer’ misses out on Fiji World Cup selection
World  rugby 7s Rookie of the Year Eroni Sau misses out on the final 12-member team as Fi
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Meninga wants Kangaroos-Tonga Test match
Mal Meninga doesn't care where the Australia-Tonga rugby league Test is played, he just wa
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Tonga ready to compete with Kangaroos, says David Fusitu'a
-Plans are afoot to give Pacific Island nations more tests against tier one countries in the c
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France wins 2nd World Cup title, beats Croatia 4-2
Sliding across the rain-soaked turf holding the World Cup trophy tight, teenager Kylian Mbappe
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