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10:09 pm GMT+12, 27/04/2017
 
Ten former Vanuatu MPs jailed for bribery have been released on parole.   They were part of the 14 MPs convicted in late 2015 for taking money to cross the floor of parliament and change the government.   On their release, the Director of the Correctional Services Johnny Marango was there to farewell them.   He said the 18 months they spent in jail was a learning period for his staff as it was the first time they » read more
 
Pacific Islands Forum to Observe the 2017 Niue Election Trade guide shines light on bad deal: PANG
Big gains for Pacific countries in PACER Plus - Kessie Fekita thanks Pacific support as she prepares to take up her UN role
 
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Five questions for Edwin Kessie, Pacer Plus Chief Trade Adviser
11:11 pm GMT+12, 26/04/2017, Papua New Guinea
BAPNG: What was PNG’s position in the negotiations?   Edwin Kessie (EK):  PNG participated in almost all the negotiations on the legal texts but did not participate in the market access negotiations.   From the press reports, PNG has given a number of reasons, Read more

A shared vision for green growth in Fiji: 100% renewable electricity and sustainable biofuels
 Arguably one of the most beautiful places in the world, Fiji is an archipelago of over 3
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Pacific Community opens regional centre of excellence for renewable energy and energy efficiency in Tonga
The Pacific Community (SPC) opened the first Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Ef
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Pacific Energy and Transport Ministerial Meeting opens with strong call to action
Over 100 high-level delegates and experts have convened in Tonga for the Third Pacific Regiona
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Indigenous peoples are ‘moral compass of humanity,’ special UN General Assembly meeting told
 Endorsement of the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigen
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Business News
New trade deal could divide Pacific
8:37 pm GMT+12, 26/04/2017, New Zealand
A new Pacific trade deal could prove divisive in the region, according to NZ Green Party MP Barry Coates.   PACER Plus is designed to enhance the economic development of Pacific island countries through greater regional trade and economic integration with Australia and New Read more

World Bank to set-up regional office in Suva
The World Bank has shown confidence in Fiji and our countries future by deciding to move part
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NZ Green MP says little in PACER Plus for Pacific countries
A New Zealand Green Party MP says there are few benefits for Pacific Islands Countries in the
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Tourism industry in the Pacific to benefit from renewable energy and energy efficient options
The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internati
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ANZ expands MoneyMinded footprint through partnerships in Fiji
ANZ today announced its ongoing commitment to increase the reach of its flagship financial lit
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Sports News
Olympic gold-winning coach Ben Ryan joins board of Pacific Rugby Players Welfare
11:30 pm GMT+12, 26/04/2017, United Kingdom
Fiji’s Olympic gold-winning coach Ben Ryan has joined the new-look board of Pacific Rugby Players Welfare (PRPW), as the organisation targets research into links between supplement use and kidney failure.   Chairman Dan Leo will convene PRPW's inaugural AGM on Sunday, with Read more

Joseph Parker facing pay cut
 Joseph Parker has admitted he is taking a "considerable" pay-cut to defend his
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Joe Rodan re-elected as FASANOC President
Joseph Rodan has been re-elected President of the Fiji Association of Sports and National Olym
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Vanuatu Chiefs unveil and name Van2017 Pacific Mini Games “SAGOA”
Members of the Malvatumauri, Vaturisu and Fat-Kor-Pau Council of Chiefs in partnership with re
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Bower appointed Team Fiji Chef de Mission
The Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) has appointed Patrick
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