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10:13 pm GMT+12, 19/08/2018
 
The Autonomous Bougainville Government has sent its strongest message yet that it is cracking down on corruption as part of getting referendum ready.   Chief Secretary Joseph Nobetau, said corruption must stop now.   “Four more Department Heads have been petitioned for allegations of serious misconduct, matters that are now subject to Independent Boards of Inquiry established under the Bougainville Senior Appointments » read more
 
Extra seats likely in PNG next election Nauru Parliament House riot legal proceedings continue
We do not get a pass on the plastic pollution: Fiji PM How politics keeps Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea poor and poorly governed
 
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Empty hotels, idle boats: What happens when a Pacific island upsets China
10:16 pm GMT+12, 19/08/2018, Palau
By Farah Master   Empty hotel rooms, idle tour boats and shuttered travel agencies reveal widening fissures in the tiny Pacific nation of Palau, which is caught in an escalating diplomatic tug-of-war between China and Taiwan.   Late last year, China effectively banned tour Read more

Investing in fisheries and people in Solomon Islands
In Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean, where it’s estimated only nine percent of women
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Tonga launches new 10-year Joint National Action Plan on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management
 Today, Tonga launches its revised Joint National Action Plan on Climate Change and Disas
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Working with China on Pacific climate change
By Lucie Greenwood   The recent release of the
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Nominations open for 2019 Commonwealth Young Person of the Year
The Commonwealth is offering exceptional young people who are making a difference in their com
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Business News
Cook Islands Government records major surplus
10:14 pm GMT+12, 19/08/2018, Cook Islands
 A massive surplus of about $36.7 million (US$24.2 million) was recorded in the net operating balance of the general government sector for the 12 months ending June, 2018.   In the final quarterly report for the 2017/18 financial year released last week, the operating balance for Read more

Nauru celebrates greater participation in the tuna fishery
Commencement of operations by two purse seine vessels flying the flag of Nauru signifies the c
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Supekalapoa fish market opens in Vanuatu
 Vanuatu’s newly opened Supekalapoa Fish market is a first in the Pacific region &m
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Chamber urges PNG government to review proposed Mining Act amendments
The PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum continues to encourage government to undertake an indep
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Samoa’s unemployment stands at 4 percent
Only 4 percent of Samoa’s population is unemployed.   This is accor
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Sports News
Pacific Games schedule released
7:53 pm GMT+12, 19/08/2018, Samoa
The official Pacific Games 2019 Sports programme was released in a press conference at Tuina’imato Sports complex Friday.   The two-week schedule covering 26 sports and their confirmed location and venue was launched as well as introducing the Technical team from China who will be Read more

Gender diversity won’t help Pacific players
The membership increase of the World Rugby Council to include women will not help Pacific rugb
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NZ and Tahiti book World Cup berths, OFC President congratulates teams on qualifying for the FIFA U-20 World Cup
Tahiti will get their long awaited return to the FIFA U-20 World Cup after beating Solomon Isl
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FASANOC and Team Fiji announces Team to Youth Olympic Games
FASANOC and Team Fiji is pleased to announce the team that will represent Fiji at the 2018 You
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Social media campaign worries Samoa rugby Union
Samoa Rugby Union (SRU) are concerned that a recent social media campaign by former Manu Samoa
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