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00:42 am GMT+12, 29/01/2020
 
Former Chief Justice Sir Arnold Amet expressed his frustration over the lack of attendance by many senior leaders at the Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) loan deal on Monday. Sir Arnold, speaking on behalf of Sir Michael Somare, whom he served as Attorney-General in 2011 said that it was discourteous of the leaders not to attend. Sir Michael was the only witness who appeared before the COI. Twelve » read more
 
Vele appears at UBS inquiry NZ Govt to team up with Australians to get NZers out of city
Vanuatu students in China’s Tianjin University on lockdown Two men in quarantine in Samoa over coronavirus fears
 
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Feature News
Recognising Climate Refugees Is a Glimmer of Hope for an Uncertain Future
00:29 am GMT+12, 29/01/2020, United Kingdom
By Magid Magid With some of their highest points just metres above sea level, the 33 small islands which make up the country of Kiribati are under particularly intense threat from the unfolding climate emergency. There is an immediate problem of lack of access to freshwater, while sea level Read more

Ex-director of controversial security company Paladin willing to tell all
By Richard Baker A former director of the company controversially a
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It is time to change the definition of refugee
Climate change is an existential threat to humanity and as such, should be included in legisla
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Business News
IPA removes 4,724 companies in PNG
00:35 am GMT+12, 29/01/2020, Papua New Guinea
A total of 4,724 companies in Papua New Guinea have been removed from the Investment Promotion Authority’s (IPA) registry for failing to comply with regulations, according to acting registrar of companies Harriet Kokiva. She said the action followed the notice of intention issued on Read more

ADB provides $3 million for Tuvalu cyclone relief
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has provided $3 million grant to the Government of Tuvalu to
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Telecom Fiji Limited teams up with Oracle Communications to modernise customer service delivery
As the telecommunications industry rapidly advances toward a 5G world, digital disruptors are
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Official: Solwara 1 failed
Mineral Resources Authority (MRA) managing director Jerry Garry says Solwara 1 is a failed pro
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Pacific Islanders under RSE scheme now eligible for MMR vaccine
More than 70 RSE (Recognised Seasonal Employer) workers have been vaccinated for measles befor
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Sports News
Vern Cotter appointed Fiji rugby coach
00:19 am GMT+12, 29/01/2020, Fiji
Former Scotland mentor Vern Cotter is the new head coach of the Fiji rugby team. New Zealand-born Cotter succeeds Australian John McKee who was head coach from 2014 and whose contract ended in December. Cotter coached French club Clermont to the Top 14 title in 2010 after leading them Read more

Pata prepares for Tokyo 2020 qualifier challenge
The Vanuatu Beach Volleyball women’s team have done the hard yards in their preparation
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P&O continues support for Vanuatu’s beach volleyball women’s team
The P&0 Pacific Partnership Programme (PPP) has provided a gymnasium for Vanuatu’s m
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Still no home for 2021 NZ sevens leg
It was double delight for the New Zealand men's and women's teams at the Hamilton Seve
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NZ Sevens will move away from Hamilton next year but Fiji won't be hosts until 2023
Fiji will not host New Zealand's leg of the Sevens World Series until 2023 at the earliest
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