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02:52 am GMT+12, 20/11/2020
 
Samoa's state of emergency, issued nine months ago, has been extended to 23 December after the country recorded its first positive test for Covid-19.   Public concern and uncertainty swept across the country following Thursday's announcement by the government.   The man was among 26 sailors who arrived in Apia on Friday last week on a repatriation flight from Auckland with more than 250 others.   The government said » read more
 
Climate crisis: ‘Nowhere near the finish line’ – UN chief Future of an entire generation at risk, as COVID-19 pandemic drags on
Samoa suspected positive COVID19 swap samples heading to NZ PNG political instability must not dissuade ABG Government in the Post Referendum consultations: President Toroama
 
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How to craft a strong WTO deal on fishing subsidies
02:57 am GMT+12, 20/11/2020, Switzerland
By David Vivas Eugui, Legal Officer, UNCTAD   The chair of the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) negotiations on fish subsidies recently presented its members with a revised consolidated text for a potential agreement on tackling harmful fish subsides.   The move has renewed Read more

Catching the wave of blue finance
Opinion by Ingrid van Wees, ADB’s Vice-President for Finance and Risk Managemen
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Rebuilding for the next storm: financing to build resilience and deal with vulnerability
Op Ed by Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Secretary General, Dame Meg Taylor
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Does PIF inclusiveness include Micronesia sub-region Remengesau asks
By Leilani Reklai   In response to an editorial in the Marshall Islands Journa
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The Pacific While U.S tries to keep China out of Indo-Pacific, FSM keeps its friendly ties with Beijing

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Business News
Fijians selected for employment opportunities under the Australian Pacific Labour scheme
03:00 am GMT+12, 20/11/2020, Fiji
A total of 172 selected Fijian workers Thursday finalised its three days pre-departure orientation with the National Employment Centre of the Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations for employment opportunities under the Australian Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS).   These Read more

Groundbreaking study examines cost-benefit of workplace responses to gender-based violence in PNG
Pioneering research being undertaken in Papua New Guinea by IFC and the Business Coalition For Wo
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ADB and Kiribati sign grant for project for safer water
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Kiribati have signed grant agreements amou
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ANZ customers send more money home to Pacific friends and family
More ANZ customers have sent money to family and friends in the Pacific since ANZ introduced the
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Cook Islands Government set to spend extra $15m in wage subsidy
The business community has welcomed a Government announcement to pay an additional $15 million(US
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Sports News
Pools confirmed for Womens Rugby World Cup 2021
5:53 pm GMT+12, 20/11/2020, New Zealand
The pools have been confirmed for Rugby World Cup 2021 with less than 10 months until the ninth edition of the tournament kicks off in Auckland on 18 September, 2021.   Reigning champions New Zealand are set to face Australia, Wales and the Final Qualification Tournament Winner in Pool Read more

Munster smash: Cameron inspires upset win over Blues 20 -14 to clinch State of Origin series
Queensland have celebrated a series win for the true believers with Cameron Munster leading Wayne
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Fiji Rugby Union accepts ‘harsh’ decision
Fiji Rugby has confirmed that as announced by the organisers of the Autumn Nations Cup, in accord
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Italy match cancelled after Fiji squad returns 29 Covid positive tests
Fiji’s Autumn Nations Cup rugby match against Italy has been cancelled with the touring sid
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France awarded victory for Covid-cancelled Fiji match
France have been awarded a bonus-point 28-0 victory over Fiji after their Autumn Nations Cup matc
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