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9:13 pm GMT+12, 23/02/2017
 
The Kiribati Government has rejected and turned down an investment proposal by a Russian businessman and politician, Anton Bakov, to use three uninhabited islands in Kiribati East - Malden, Starbuck and Millennium Islands - for tourism development.       Cabinet confirmed its decision on the investment proposal by Bakov on Friday last week.   Cabinet also considered recommendations from the Foreign Investment » read more
 
PNG PM O’Neill blames foreign affairs department for not paying UN Solomon Islands Police ready to be rearmed: RAMSI Special Coordinator
Solomon Islands limited rearmament to commence shortly Australia's DFAT Secretary visits Solomon Islands
 
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Pacific regionalism guides Pacific resilience partnership on resilient development
9:20 pm GMT+12, 23/02/2017, Fiji
 Resilient development for the Pacific region, that is informed by the challenges arising from climate change and disaster, is the goal of the Pacific Resilience Partnership (PRP) which met in Suva, Fiji for the first time last week.      The Partnership will oversee Read more

Fiji and Israel: An unusual partnership
By Shmuel Levin   Until a few weeks ago, Israel
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Future of Pacific Heritage Hub discussed
The Director of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UN
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How a Pacific Island Changed From Diesel to 100 percent Solar Power
By Daniel Lin   The island of Ta'u in Ameri
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Training to increase honey production Post TC Winston
 Lead beekeepers from Vanua Levu are undertaking a weeklong training (20-24 February) in
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Business News
European Commission removes Solomon Islands 'Yellow Card'
9:15 pm GMT+12, 23/02/2017, Solomon Islands
The European Commission (EC) has decided to lift the 'yellow card' for Solomon Islands, recognising the significant progress the country has made in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.   The European Commission had warned Solomon Islands in Read more

Minister to launch Samoa’s credit registry
A registry to increase access to credit by Samoa is to be launched next week.  
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Samoa to have faster, cheaper internet as submarine cable project starts in Savai'i
The Government of Samoa, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the World Bank, and the Government
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Siumu village in Samoa stops foreign-owned shops
-One more village in Samoa has moved to ban the establishment of foreign-owned businesses on t
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Reforms for Fiji Electricity Authority
The Fiji Electricity Authority (FEA) will soon have reforms once the new Electricity Bill 2017
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Sports News
Telecom Fijiana named for 2017 Las Vegas 7s
6:56 pm GMT+12, 23/02/2017, Samoa
The Telecom Fijiana team to the 2017 HSBC World Rugby Women’s 7s Series leg in Las Vegas, has been named today by the Fiji Rugby Union in consultation with Telecom Fijiana Coach Iliesa Tanivula.   The selection sees two new players, Aloesi Nakoci and Vasiti Solikoviti forcing Read more

Manu Samoa Sevens team named for Las Vegas Sevens
The Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union (SRU), Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, has named the Manu
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ONOC welcome 2022 Asian Games opportunity as concerns expressed
Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) President Robin Mitchell has welcomed the opportuni
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New Zealand and New Caledonia through to India
New Caledonia and New Zealand have booked their tickets to the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Ind
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FIBA officially announces host and dates for the FIBA Melanesian Basketball Cup
The FIBA Melanesian Basketball Cup will see the best teams from the region battle it out for t
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