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10:30 pm GMT+12, 25/03/2019
 
A proposal to set up an Australian Pacific infrastructure investment bank might repeat the mistakes of a disastrous past program from the 1980s that the Howard government axed in 1996, a new report warns.   The prime minister, Scott Morrison, announced the $2 billion (US$1.4 billion) Australian infrastructure financing facility last year as part of Australia’s “Pacific step up”, which is aimed at combatting rising » read more
 
1195 votes cast in Solomon Islands pre-polling Tonga government backs action by King over petitions
Fijian UN peacekeeper dismissed for sexual exploitation Nauru parliament passes resolution to reject 'one China' principle
 
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Reset required for DFAT-AusAID integration
8:36 pm GMT+12, 25/03/2019, Australia
By Richard Moore   “Foreign policy alignment” was the political “abracadabra” used to explain how the late 2013 integration of what was then AusAID into the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade would deliver better outcomes. DFAT would have direct control Read more

Protection of high seas is crucial to safeguarding vulnerable coastal communities
By Essam Yassin Mohammed, International Institute for Environment and Development
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Leaders told to bring plans, not speeches to UN climate summit
The UN secretary general is calling on world leaders to bring plans, not speeches to a climate
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Fiji-based consortium seeks to work alongside policymakers; inspire next generation of ocean leaders
Pacific Catalyst, a partnership of fishery management experts in collaboration with the Univer
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What Australia’s cyber strategy means for Asia Pacific
Dr. Damien Spry examines how Australia will promote and assist with cyber security in the
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Fiji Airways flight forced to return to Singapore after facing mechanical issue
8:30 pm GMT+12, 25/03/2019, Fiji
A Fiji Airways aircraft, A330 which left Singapore for Nadi early this morning faced a mechanical issue.   Fiji Airways says the flight crew then had to return to Singapore.   The aircraft landed without incident.   According to Fiji Airways, affected passengers are Read more

Cook Islands Government surplus soars to $24million
The Cook Islands government has posted a surplus of $23.63 million (US$16.34 million), which i
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Experts helping Samoa launch new debt management system
Samoa and the Cook Islands are working with the Commonwealth to improve their national debt ma
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United Airlines Boeing 787 diverted to New Caledonia with smoke from cockpit
A United Airlines Boeing 787-900 jet was diverted to the French Pacific territory of New Caled
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CAAFI clears Northern Air plane to resume flying after incident at aiport in Fiji's north
A Northern Air Bandeirante EMB110 aircraft which overshot the runway at Savusavu Monday has be
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Sports News
Star Fijian duo Kalione Nasoko and Eroni Sau sign for Edinburgh
10:36 pm GMT+12, 25/03/2019, United Kingdom
Fijian Sevens captain Kalione Nasoko and international team-mate Eroni Sau will play for PRO14 outfit Edinburgh next season after they both agreed to join on Monday.   Nasoko, 28, named in the World Rugby Sevens Series Dream Team for the past two years - scoring 63 tries in 142 Read more

Hong Kong Sevens immeasurable, says Olympic-winning coach Ben Ryan – ‘it is the soul of world sevens’
Forget the World Rugby ranking, forget Vancouver, forget Singapore – the Cathay Pacific/
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Cash-strapped Sharks consider taking games to Tonga or Fiji
 Cronulla have flagged the prospect of taking games out of the Shire – potentially
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Fiji beats Mauritius 1-0
Fiji Football side defeated Mauritius 1-nil in its FIFA International Friendly match at Lautok
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Taiwan loses to Solomon Islands 1-0 in football friendly
Taiwan's national football team lost to the visiting Solomon Islands 1-0 in an internation
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