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7:20 pm GMT+12, 28/03/2017
 
British Prime Minister Theresa May has signed the letter that will formally begin the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union.   Giving official notice under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, it will be delivered to European Council president Donald Tusk on Wednesday.   In a statement in the Commons, the prime minister will then tell MPs this marks “the moment for the country to come » read more
 
Fijian among three men arrested in Australia over $100 million ice drug bust in China Election tactics
First dengue case in Futuna Vanuatu Department of Climate Change expected in 2018
 
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Newly elected and returning members of the Chuuk Legislature undergo in-depth orientation
7:53 pm GMT+12, 28/03/2017, Micronesia, Federated States of
A three-day orientation seminar for the newly elected and returning members of the Chuuk State Legislature is currently underway following the State Elections earlier this month.   Newly elected members include Chuuk’s first female Senator, Senator-elect Gardenia Aisek, who is Read more

US rolls back progress made on climate change policy
The U.S government today announced a decision to roll back components of the existing strategy
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Pacific Islands China cooperation strengthened by Forum delegation
The Pacific Islands Forum delegation to China, led by Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor, has r
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Back to Bikini, forward to disarmament
By Nic Maclellan   As governments begin negotia
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OPINION: Defining the limits of National sovereignty for Pacific Islands countries: making it a regional priority
By Emily Artack Cikamatana   The Pacific Oceans
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Business News
Amalgamated Telecom Holdings buys Telecom Vanuatu
7:38 pm GMT+12, 28/03/2017, Vanuatu
Signed and sealed for $US28million ($F58m) Tuesday, Telecom Vanuatu Ltd (TVL is now owned by Amalgamated Telecom Holdings Ltd (ATH).   The acquisition, which extends the majority owned Fiji National Provident Fund company's footprint in the South Pacific, comes just six months after Read more

Privatisation one way forward for Air Vanuatu: CEO
The acting chief executive officer of Air Vanuatu, Joseph Laloyer, has suggested that one way
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Fiji kava exporter calls for price regulation
A Fiji kava exporter is calling on government to regulate skyrocketing kava prices. &n
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Tonga urged to appoint trade commissioner to NZ
A community leader in Auckland is urging Tonga's government to appoint a trade commissione
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PNG Business Council supports PACER Plus Agreement
The Business Council of Papua New Guinea (BCPNG) is supportive of calls by government on a com
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Sports News
Dr Robin Mitchell set to be re-elected unopposed as ONOC President
5:12 pm GMT+12, 28/03/2017, Fiji
Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) President Dr Robin Mitchell is poised to be re-elected for a further four-year term as the Fijian will stand unopposed at the General Assembly in Nadi on 01 April.   The International Olympic Committee (IOC) member has led ONOC since 2009, Read more

ONOC members encouraged to make use of Olympic Solidarity funding
An Olympic Solidarity Forum has begun a week of meetings due to conclude with the Oceania Nati
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ONOC members officially welcomed with ceremony by FASANOC
Oceania’s 17 National Olympic Committees were treated to an official welcome ceremony by
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New Zealand beats Fiji 2-0 in World Cup qualifier
New Zealand advanced to the final stage of World Cup qualifying in the Oceania region by beati
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Baber names Fiji 7s Team for Hong Kong
Fiji head coach Gareth Baber has brought powerful forward Isake Katonibau back into the fold a
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