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8:31 pm GMT+12, 11/12/2017
 
The Marshall Islands president Hilda Heine says Pacific women need to be recognised as leaders in mitigating the effects of climate change.   President Heine spoke of how Pacific women could be included in more climate change decision making at the One Planet Summit in Paris.   The summit aims to find new ways of financing adaptation, speeding up the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and ensuring climate issues are » read more
 
No confidence motion lodged against Vanuatu PM Election date for Tonga’s next Prime Minister confirmed
Fiji's Armed Forces chief Naupoto reveals big defence plans for 2018 Three Kerevat prisoners in PNG to be hung
 
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New Caledonia will hold a referendum on self-determination in late 2018. But young Kanaks are already debating their future
8:39 pm GMT+12, 11/12/2017, New Caledonia
By Nic Maclellan   New Caledonia will hold a referendum on self-determination in late 2018. But young Kanaks are already debating their future   It’s early Monday morning and we’re on the road to the capital Noumea from New Caledonia’s Northern Province. The Read more

ACP Council takes key positions taken on trade, migration, ACP-EU relations
Decision-makers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States approved key policy and
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ACP countries aim for solid outcomes at WTO
-Despite the cloud of uncertainty shrouding the 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) of the Worl
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2018 Tide Prediction Calendars Released
More than 1,800 Tide Prediction Calendars for 20 Pacific locations were distributed this week
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Taiwan and its South Pacific allies
By Kwei-Bo Huang   With fleeting news coverage,
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Business News
Bluesky presents $4.1m to American Samoa government
8:33 pm GMT+12, 11/12/2017, American Samoa
The American Samoa government has received a US$1.6 million (T$4.1 million) from the Bluesky Pacific group of Companies through its first annual cash dividend.     The announcement was made by the American Samoa Hawaii (“ASH”) Cable Company President, Toleafoa Douglas Read more

ANZ reduces money transfer fees from New Zealand to Fiji, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands and Kiribati
ANZ today announced it has reduced International Money Transfer fees by more than 60 percent f
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Trouble in the Air for Yap travelers
In early October, United Airlines announced changes to several routes in the Pacific region. A
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Palau demands tourist pledge
With overtourism becoming a growing concern the world over, one tiny island in the Western Pac
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WCPFC relaxes management on tropical tuna species
The annual meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) in Manila,
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Sports News
Samoa confident of hosting a successful 2019 Pacific Games
7:18 pm GMT+12, 11/12/2017, Vanuatu
Samoa will be officially handed the Pacific Games flag to host the 2019 Games in Apia at the end of the 10th Pacific Mini Games in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Pacific Games Council president Vidya Lakhan expressed the council’s gratitude to the Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Read more

Tonga book ticket to San Francisco
Tonga secured the final Oceania qualifying spot at Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 after taking br
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Gold after Manu Samoa Sevens overcomes Fiji in Vanuatu
The Manu Samoa Sevens team in Vanuatu is celebrating sweet success.   It
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New Zealand top standings after Cape Town victory
New Zealand took their first tournament win of 2017 after beating Argentina 38-14 in Cape Town
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Pools announced for HSBC Sydney Sevens
The pools for both the men's and women's HSBC Sydney Sevens have been announced.
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