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10:50 pm GMT+12, 19/06/2019
 
The Kiribati finance minister has been appointed the country's new vice president.   Teuea Toatu replaces Kourabi Nenem who was sacked by President Taneti Maamau two weeks ago for breaching the government's travel policy.   His offending allegedly revolved around an unsanctioned trip to Indonesia   Dr Toatu will also stay on as finance minister. SOURCE: RNZ » read more
 
Time extended for enrollment on Bougainville referendum roll Tokelau plots site for airstrip after helicopter controversy
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Kiribati: what will it lose when it graduates?
10:57 pm GMT+12, 19/06/2019, Kiribati
Written by James Webb Kiribati’s graduation from Least Developed Country (LDC) status is currently under review. If Kiribati (which has met the formal criteria for graduation) were to be graduated, it would lose access to the International Support Measures (ISMs) LDCs are entitled Read more

At IOTC meeting, calls made to save yellowfin tuna stocks from potential collapse
By Bernadette Carreon   Yellowfin tuna in the I
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Taking the fight to the frontline: Island states unite to end pollution
Twenty-seven Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have come together in a bid to manage and e
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Enduring Colonisation: How France’s continuing control of French Polynesian resources violates the International law of self-determination
The Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG), Blue Ocean Law (BOL) and the Allard Law Internati
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A ‘vuvale’ partnership for the Pacific islands?
By Richard Herr   During ASPI’s recent pa
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Business News
Cook Islands ‘Forced’ sale of land for big projects, Battle over ‘intrusive’ access to property
10:54 pm GMT+12, 19/06/2019, Cook Islands
Cook Islands landowners fear a return to colonial days of property confiscations.   Government can compulsorily purchase property if landowners refuse to hand it over, under a new law.   Traditional leaders worry Cook Islands are heading back to the old practice where Read more

Hawaiki opens new subsea route to the US with direct access to LA
Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP today announced it has expanded its subsea network with a new direc
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Court hearing reveals state of StarKist’s finances, delay in American Samoa investment
StarKist has little cash on hand, and has postponed a planned US$77 million expansion of its t
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PM Sogavare wants a halt to the export of round log
Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare believes the pathway set by Eagon Group of Co
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Manus to tax free heaven
Manus Province will be the first in the country to be a corporate tax-free zone.  
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Sports News
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04:17 am GMT+12, 20/06/2019, Wallis and Futuna
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World Rugby discontinues Nations Championship plans
World Rugby can confirm that that it has taken the reluctant decision to discontinue plans for
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Pacific nations to host future Tests in new 10-year rolling calendar
Tonga, Samoa, Fiji and Papua New Guinea are set to host future Oceania Cup matches as part of
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Draw for the Pacific Games Badminton announced
The Pacific Games Office is proud to announce the draw and schedule for the seven (7) teams th
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Boycott fears quelled as Lebanon stars agree to play Fiji
A crisis has been averted after Lebabon's senior players agreed to take to the field for S
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