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Climate change main priority says new EU Ambassador to Pacific
By Online Editor
11:02 pm GMT+12, 18/07/2019, Fiji
“To increase and develop the relationship between the European Union and the countries and Territories of the Pacific. We have a lot of common challenges and climate change is certainly number one of these challenges, but development is also a very serious as and challenge in the region. I think…
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Climate crisis not science debate anymore: Kiribati civil servant
Kiribati’s shores are eroding and they are tired of world leaders denying their responsi
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Fiji says climate finance is development finance
By Samisoni Pareti in New York   Fiji this wee
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West Papua leader Benny Wenda receives freedom of Oxford, Indonesia condemns decision
The exiled leader of an Indonesian separatist group has been awarded the freedom of the city o
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Schengen visa to be available in Fiji from September: French Ambassador
Fijians will be able to apply for the European Schengen visa in Suva from September. &
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Why Fiji Indians are vulagi: Dr Ganesh Chand explains
The debate on whether Indians in Fiji are “vulagi” (visitors) has reached offshore
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PNG PM demands timeline for closing Manus centre
The prime minister of Papua New Guinea is demanding a deadline for ending the offshore process
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Fiji legal veteran off to the International Seabed Authority
The outgoing Nauru justice secretary, Graham Leung, has joined the International Seabed Author
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Asia and Pacific on course to miss all Sustainable Development Goals, says UN region chief
Unless progress is accelerated, Asia and the Pacific are on course to miss all of the 17 Goals
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Former PNG Forest Minister Tomuriesa charged for funds misuse
Former Papua New Guinea Forest Minister and Member of Parliament for Kiriwina-Goodenough Dougl
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Climate and poverty key for PM Ardern
Climate change and childhood poverty are the two areas where New Zealand Prime Minister Jacind
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New Zealand's Ardern says plight of Pacific Islanders should spur climate action
Climate change is having a real impact on Pacific islanders and that should spur countries to
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Tongan Minister opposes Family Protection Act
Tonga's police minister has publicly expressed his strong opposition to an act designed to
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Tongan Nobles plea to receive TP$900,000 of constituency funds
The nobility’s nine MPs in Tonga Parliament have pleaded with the government to be allow
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Cook Islands Australia look to strengthen bilateral co-operation
Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna met with Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payn
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Former president of Kiribati tells SF to step up fight as climate change threatens to swallow his island country
Nestled in the middle of the Pacific Ocean is Kiribati — a country destined to be doomed
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Palau leads in ocean conservation
By Samisoni Pareti in New York   With the world
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Fiji human rights activist calls for official investigation into allegations of prison brutality
Disturbing images have surfaced on social media showing what is alleged to be poor conditions
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Australia's DFAT climate change strategy stuck on hold
 A climate change strategy for Australia's foreign aid programme has languished in Fo
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PNG Government happy to work with Bougainville if time needed to move referendum
 The Papua New Guinea Government is happy to work with the Bougainville government and re
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Penrhyn in ‘Immediate threat’ from climate change
Cook Islanders won't abandon Penrhyn/Tongareva, yet. Inspection reveals h
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Leaked UN science report warns of clash between bioenergy and food
Blanketing the globe with monocultures of forests and bioenergy crops is no dream fix to the c
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General Election joint report handed to Fiji President
The Fiji Electoral Commission and the Supervisor of Elections Wednesday handed a joint report
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Cook Islands Community invited to help choose nation’s new Maori name
Changing the name of “Kuki Airani” to a traditional tupuna Maori name is back on t
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Maritime pollution, a dirty scourge on healthy oceans
 Maritime pollution continues to be a challenge for sustainable healthy oceans. &
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Australian foreign minister to visit Cook Islands
Australian foreign Minister Senator Marise Payne will visit the Cook Islands from 17 -19 July
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Paris Agreement on climate change, 2030 Agenda diplomatic achievements of the century: UN
Together with the Paris Agreement on climate change, the 2030 Agenda is one of the “most
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Call for U.S to do more to address nuclear legacy in Marshall Islands
There is a call for the United States to do more to help the Marshall Islands, where it conduc
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Biodiversity ‘hot spots’ in Asia-Pacific are under threat, endangering critical safeguards for food security and livelihoods
The Asia-Pacific region has some of the world’s richest concentrations of earth’s
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Climate a ‘signature issue’ as Ursula von der Leyen anointed EU chief
Climate a ‘signature issue’ as Ursula
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16/07/2019 - Small island developing states need to take ownership of measures to combat obesity and hunger
16/07/2019 - PNG’s new PM James Marape due in Australia on Sunday
16/07/2019 - France still reluctant to accept UN decolonisation in Tahiti
15/07/2019 - PNG MP suspended over fraud allegations
15/07/2019 - Australia could soon have a new Pacific nation next door
15/07/2019 - Nauru election to be held on 24 August
15/07/2019 - Ahern: Bougainville Referendum Commission to deliver credible referendum
15/07/2019 - Pacific atolls can adapt to rising seas and extreme storms
15/07/2019 - First Ni-Vanuatu female Supreme Court judge sworn in
15/07/2019 - Pato appointed PNG PM special envoy on foreign relations
15/07/2019 - PM Marape talks pay cut, opt to slash salaries for government heads and MPs
15/07/2019 - Bougainville Referendum aftermath irresolute, PNG ‘duty-bound’ to support economy
15/07/2019 - Regional security strategy critical for Melanesia: Fiji Defence
15/07/2019 - World has "stuffed up" on climate change - Niue Premier
15/07/2019 - Taiwan forced to change name of office in Fiji due to Chinese bullying
14/07/2019 - Australia is acting on the Pacific climate threat
14/07/2019 - Grieving man said no to revenge in PNG killings, Hela to track down killers
14/07/2019 - Developing countries should not be liable for emissions ‘accumulated throughout history’, key UN development forum hears
14/07/2019 - Australian Defence chief sounds warning on climate
14/07/2019 - Tuvalu remains on high alert for dengue
14/07/2019 - Indonesia making progress on West Papua with press junket - Peters
14/07/2019 - Cook Islands establish diplomatic relations with Indonesia
14/07/2019 - Indonesia's relationship with the Pacific 'fine' - Foreign Minister
14/07/2019 - Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister holds meetings with nine Pacific nations
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