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00:59 am GMT+12, 18/01/2019
 
By foreign affairs reporter Stephen Dziedzic and Erin Handley Climate change is "no laughing matter" and poses an "enormous" threat to Fijians and Pacific Islanders, Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has warned Australia  In a speech during his counterpart Scott Morrison's Pacific visit, PM Bainimarama called on Australia to put the welfare of Pacific peoples before the interests of any » read more
 
Bainimarama commends Australian counterpart for historic visit Stage set for referendum on Bougainville's future
Scott Morrison relaxes kava import rule during Vanuatu visit Cook Islands chief wants to talk Kuki Airani Maori name
 
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Why are we contemplating saddling the Pacific with more debt?
00:43 am GMT+12, 18/01/2019, Fiji
By Concetta Fierravanti-Wells Following on from my extensive work as minister for international development and the Pacific (including 35 trips to the Pacific), the government is now rolling out our Pacific "step-up". I pushed for the Pacific to be a priority in our Read more

Morrisonís Vanuatu trip shows the governmentís continued focus on militarising the Pacific
By Michael O'Keefe The foreign policy community met with relief the a
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Easter Islandís famous statues 'marked where inhabitants could drink fresh water'

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Scott Morrison wants to be friends with Pacific, and Pacific has a shopping list

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Morrison in Vanuatu and Fiji: broadening, not deepening
By Jenny Hayward-Jones,
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Business News
Affordable, Faster Connectivity for Tuvalu
00:28 am GMT+12, 18/01/2019, Tuvalu
An innovative public-private partnership (PPP) model, the first of its kind in Tuvalu, will develop the nation’s internet access network, with support from a US$29 million grant approved today by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors. The grant will seek to improve Read more

Samoa Airways signs new Boeing deal
Samoa Airways has signed a dry lease with Air Lease Corporation for a new Boeing 737-Max 9 air
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Dubai Chamber hosts Kiribati President in effort to boost bilateral ties
The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a high-level Kiribati delegation led by the
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More features on ANZ Pacific App announced
ANZ yesterday announced it has added new features to its ANZ Pacific App to make banking on th
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Fiu Elisara decries lack of meeting opportunity with ADB President
Fiu Mataese Elisara of Sili Savai’i, a critic of the Asian Development Bank’s cons
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Sports News
NRL teams to play trial matches in Pacific nations
00:38 am GMT+12, 18/01/2019, Fiji
NRL teams will play pre-season trial matches in Pacific nations for the next three years.  The announcement, made by Prime Minister Scott Morrison in Suva today will see at least two NRL Telstra Premiership teams play an official trial fixture within the region in 2020, 2021 and Read more

Tere-Apisah eyes Fed Cup

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Baber believes fans should think twice
Fiji Airways men’s 7s coach Gareth Baber believes fans should think twice before taking
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Tietjens prizing experience in picking Hamilton Sevens squad

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Samoa Rugby Unionís General Manager resigns
The General Manager of the Samoa Rugby Union’s High Performance Unit, Zane Hilton, has r
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