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04:35 am GMT+12, 26/11/2020
 
Today, the European Union has signed a new Financing Agreement with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat to repurpose €22 (FJD $54, AUD $36) million in support of the Pacific region’s response to COVID-19 through the “Health Support in response to COVID-19 in the Pacific” programme. The programme will boost the readiness and ability of 15 countries to effectively combat and protect themselves against the pandemic. It » read more
 
Legality of PNG Speaker's decision to recall Parliament will be heard next Monday High Level Segment of largest Pacific Nature Conference opens
10 PNG government MPs submitted their resignation letter One day parliament sitting insufficient, Cook Islands Opposition says
 
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The State of our Pacific Islands Conservation in black and white
04:42 am GMT+12, 26/11/2020, Samoa
Of the 11,158 species listed for the Pacific on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (IUCN 2020) present in Pacific island countries and territories, 1,891 species (16.9%) are listed as threatened, falling in the categories of critically endangered, endangered or vulnerable. In addition, 125 Read more

Fiji starts national consultations on action plan to prevent violence against women and girls
The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation (MWCPA) held a high-level public event to
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PACER Plus: the case for
Written by Jim Redden   PACER Plus, a trade and deve
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PACER-Plus: the case against
Written by Adam Wolfenden   On 13 December 2020 the
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Reforms to improve Vanuatu’s seasonal labour recruitment system
Written by Richard Curtain   In an earlier blog with
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Business News
Environment Impact Assessments tools vital for sustainable tourism development
04:39 am GMT+12, 26/11/2020, Samoa
Sustainable tourism development, as defined by the World Tourism Organisation, is tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social, and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities.     The Read more

Enormous Fisheries Surveillance Effort by FFA and Members
One of the largest maritime surveillance operation in the world, Operation Kurukuru, concludes on
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ADB to provide US$94 million to boost disaster resilience in Pacific
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved US$94 million in contingent disaster financing (CDF
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WorldRemit and Digicel International Partner to Enable Mobile Wallet Transfers in Pacific Islands
WorldRemit, a leading global digital payments provider and Digicel International, have partnered
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ADB provides $20 million to help Cook Islands respond to COVID-19
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$20 million loan to help the Government of Cook
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Sports News
Key elements approved for future Rugby World Cup awarding
12:13 pm GMT+12, 25/11/2020, Ireland
The World Rugby Council has approved a progressive package of recommendations by the Rugby World Cup Board that reflects the organisation’s ambition to select future men’s and women’s Rugby World Cup hosts via a transparent, best-practice host selection process.   The Read more

Tana Umaga won't rule out Moana Pasifika job but says he is 'happy at the Blues'
All Blacks great Tana Umaga knows the coaching industry is an unpredictable industry but has decl
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Tana Umaga names experienced Moana Pasifika squad
Coach Fa'alogo Tana Umaga has named the first ever Moana Pasifika squad and it has plenty of
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Northern Mariana Islands Government praised for continuing to back Pacific Mini Games in 2022
The Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Government have been praised for their commitment to hosting
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Fijiana extended squad for Rugby World Cup 2021 announced
Fijiana 15s head coach Senirusi Seruvakula has named his extended squad for the upcoming Women&rs
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