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5:59 pm GMT+12, 20/05/2018
 
Leaders from Japan and Pacific island nations and territories discussed two major themes at the recent Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting — how to deal with North Korea and how to promote mutual cooperation, particularly regarding Chinese maritime advancement.   The Japanese government recognises significant achievements on both fronts. However, the summit-level meeting, which wrapped up Saturday, also revealed the rising » read more
 
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Climate Change and the Sustainable Management, Use and Conservation of the Ocean at Forefront of PALM 8
6:00 pm GMT+12, 20/05/2018, Japan
Pacific Islands Forum Leaders and the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, committed to stronger action on climate change and to the sustainable management, use and conservation of the ocean at the Eighth Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM 8).   In opening PALM 8, Forum Chair and Read more

USP to hold 86th Council meeting in Nauru
The 86th Council meeting of The University of the South Pacific (USP) will be held at USP&rsqu
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Slow and steady wins the race—Japan and the Pacific Island Leaders’ Meeting
By Melissa Liberatore   Japan, like many countr
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The UN Security Council is starting to take climate change seriously
By Ashley Murphy, Keele University   Climate ch
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Why China’s ‘debt-book diplomacy’ in the Pacific shouldn’t ring alarm bells just yet
Talk of Chinese “debt trap” diplomacy is nothing new, but a recent report by Harva
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Business News
PNA’s building becoming a reality, Majuro aims to be one stop shopping for fisheries
6:01 pm GMT+12, 20/05/2018, Marshall Islands
Parties to Nauru Agreement(PNA)CEO Ludwig Kumoru and PNA Commercial Manager Maurice Brownjohn met with PII CEO Jerry Kramer last week for a small signing ceremony that sets the stage for a big PNA building project.     PII has already commenced demolition/site preparation work at Read more

Vt6 million worth Kava destroyed in Vanuatu
Around two tonnes of kava worth over Vt6 million (US$54,207) was destroyed Thursday by the Van
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Accessing ADB’s concessionary fund's post-disaster
Fiji and other Pacific island countries may be able to tap into concessionary funding provided
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Crowded housing highest among Pacific peoples in NZ
Around 4 in 10 Pacific people live in crowded homes in New Zealand and the rate is highest for
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PM Hou graces milestone signing for new solar power plant in Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela has graced the occasion of the signing of the
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Sports News
Rugby at heart - The Webb Ellis cup arrives in Fiji
6:08 pm GMT+12, 16/05/2018, Fiji
Rugby’s greatest prize - the Webb Ellis Cup - has arrived in Fiji as part of the Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour.    Heart-shaped Tavarua Island was the perfect location to start the four-day Trophy Tour in a nation that has rugby at its heart.   After Tavarua Read more

Pacific team must overcome in-fighting to survive
Former Samoa and Highlanders centre Seilala Mapusua hopes Pacific Island rugby factions can pu
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NZ PM Jacinda Ardern cautious over Pacific Super Rugby bid
 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has taken a "wait and see" stance to
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5th MSG Sports Committee Meeting”
The MSG Secretariat will be hosting the MSG Sports Committee meeting over two days from May 16
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