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8:45 pm GMT+12, 19/07/2018
 
 Solomon Islands proposed Anti-Corruption Bill considers as a defence under customary practices, the giving or accepting of gifts, monetary or otherwise, which can be interpreted as bribery.   Acknowledging that some will view this provision as an ‘escape route’ for corruption offenders Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela argued this departure from the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) must be taken in » read more
 
Indonesia appreciates Micronesia`s commitment to respect its territorial integrity China ‘forces airline out of business’ as Palau maintains links with Taiwan
US claims better development finance terms than China No change after Mauke recount in Cook Islands election
 
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A growing to-do list for Manu Tupou-Roosen beneath that tropical exterior is a steely resolve to get the work done and an attitude that no challenge is unsurmountable
8:50 pm GMT+12, 19/07/2018, Fiji
Much like her predecessor, Tupou-Roosen is a smiling, polite Pacific Islander – well-spoken, confident, friendly and unassuming.   But beneath that tropical exterior is a steely resolve to get the work done and an attitude that no challenge is unsurmountable.   In Read more

This island nation is making the fastest-ever shift to renewables
The island nation of Palau plans to stop buying diesel and go 100% solar by the end of 201
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Why the Cook Islands fears rich-country status
 Most political leaders play up their country’s economic performance. Those on the
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UN-backed treaty against illicit tobacco trade set to take effect in September
A United Nations-backed treaty aimed at stopping the illicit trading of tobacco products, is s
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Pacific Community (SPC) Oceanic Fisheries Programme completes record-breaking tuna tagging voyage
By Sonal Aujla   Tuna fisheries in the Pacific
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Business News
PNG National Executive Council should take a step back, says ADB
8:46 pm GMT+12, 19/07/2018, Papua New Guinea
 The Papua New Guinea National Executive Council (NEC) should reduce its control of State-owned enterprises (SOE) in order for those entities to better carry out their corporate roles, says the Asian Development Bank (ADB).   This would be through reforms that give Kumul Read more

Digital TV channel for Samoa government programmes
Samoa Government will have a television channel dedicated to broadcast initiatives such as pub
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PNG landowners missing out from tuna company that stays in the red
Papua New Guinea Fisheries Minister Patrick Basa says a tuna company in East Sepik has never d
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Australian farming robot trialled in Fiji amid food shortage crisis
The Pacific Islands are experiencing a food shortage, but could Australian robot technology sa
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Santos in talks on proposal to buy into PNG gas field
Santos has revealed it is considering a formal proposal to invest in a promising gas field in
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Sports News
Captains set for Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018
5:31 pm GMT+12, 19/07/2018, United States
Sixteen women’s and 24 men’s captains lined up side-by-side on Wednesday in front of San Francisco’s iconic Bay Bridge ahead of the highly anticipated Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018.    More than 95,000 fans are expected to attend across three days of high-octane Read more

Fiji chase Rugby Sevens glory, Kenya battles big boys as World Cup lands in San Francisco
-Kenya Sevens are warming up for a date with destiny as they prepare to compete in the Rugby W
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Beaumont predicts special RWC Sevens 2018 as the stars are ready to shine in the Golden City
On the eve of a ground-breaking Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 in San Francisco, World Rugby Chai
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NRL considers New York option for Kangaroos' Test against Tonga
The NRL is looking at heading into uncharted territory after earmarking the United States for
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How Fiji Sevens’ Waisale Serevi and his band of ‘schoolchildren’ took the Hong Kong 1997 World Cup home
The love affair between Fiji and Hong Kong runs deep, with each as reliant on the other across
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