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9:30 pm GMT+12, 22/10/2017
 
The authorities in Solomon Islands have urged people on islands near an erupting volcano to stay indoors and protect their water supplies.   The Tinakula volcano in the Santa Cruz islands began erupting on Saturday.   The national broadcaster SIBC reported people in the country's easternmost Temotu province were being told to avoid ashfall from the volcano by closing their doors and windows   The director of the » read more
 
Manus Island asylum seekers hit out at changes that will force them to fend for themselves Ambae islanders return to villages as Manaro settles
Former PM Carcasses retires from politics hours after release from Vanuatu prison Pacific expects Australia to advance rights issues
 
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As climate threats grow, Solomon Islands hunts “evergreen” solutions
9:38 pm GMT+12, 22/10/2017, Solomon Islands
By Catherine Wilson   Three years ago, thousands of farmers living on the flat fertile plains of Guadalcanal, the largest island in this South Pacific nation, watched their homes and crops washed away by the strongest torrential rain and flooding they had ever seen.   Now the Read more

Waiting for the tide to turn: Kiribati's fight for survival
By Mike Bowers   Kiribati is one of the most i
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Regional Authorities Responding to Violence Against Women in Emergencies
Preparing for and responding to gender-based violence (GBV) during disasters and emergencies i
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Pacific CSOs need to understand policy influencing
Civil societies in the Pacific are very diverse, ranging from local faith-organisations to cli
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EU sugar reform costs ACP and LDC sugar industries dearly
 The regime that manages the EU sugar market changed from 1st October 2017 with the remov
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Business News
Billion-dollar projects fuel spike in private sector infrastructure investment
9:31 pm GMT+12, 22/10/2017, Thailand
Multi-billion dollar projects are fueling stronger private sector investment in infrastructure projects in developing countries, which increased by 24 percent from 2016 levels, reflecting US$36.7 billion across 132 projects, says a new World Bank Group report.   However, although the Read more

Agritourism – a driver for rural incomes in Pacific island states
The full potential for agritourism – a combined strategy linking agriculture and tourism
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Regional MOU on Agritourism
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed to strengthen the cooperation and partnerships
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Respect us: Fiji Unions
Members of the Fiji Trades Unions Congress (FTUC) took to the streets in their hundreds Saturd
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Trade missions to help business in PNG and Australia
Pacific Islands Trade and Investment general manager, Chad Morris says trade missions have inc
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Sports News
Samoa coach calls for end to pay disparity
8:00 pm GMT+12, 22/10/2017, Samoa
Samoa coach Matt Parish has challenged the Rugby League International Federation to compensate teams playing in the World Cup equally so that the so-called second tier nations can break the stranglehold held by the traditional super powers.   Australia, England and New Zealand have all Read more

Manu Samoa Team for Northern tour announced
The Manu Samoa Team for the Northern Hemisphere tour 2017 was announced this morning by Head C
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Fiji Drua sets course
The Fiji Airways Drua rugby team has set its course to beat Queensland Country in this weekend
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Fiji's Cup bid
Fiji Bati rep Jarryd Hayne believes Fiji can achieve a lot through the NSW Cup rugby league co
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Is another Fijian talent about to decamp to the French?
The absence of Clermont’s Alivereti Raka from Fiji’s November touring squad is fue
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