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East Timor government set for restructure as prime minister Xanana Gusmao likely to announce retirement
By Online Editor
4:14 pm GMT+12, 29/01/2015, Timor-leste
“I think that there would be a tendency to want to stabilise the relationship and to try to ensure that the positives of the relationship, in particular things like the aid program, the friendship groups and military training remain as the bedrock of the relationship,” Kingsbury said.Read more

Fiji Foreign Minister visits Tongan PM
Fiji’s Foreign Minister, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, arrived in Tonga Thursday for an official
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NZ's relationship with Fiji thaws
New Zealand has resumed military ties with Fiji after an eight-year freeze. &n
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NZ diplomat challenges Pacific leaders: "Be good stewards of ocean resources"
A New Zealand diplomat and former chairman of that country’s largest fishing company has
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Samoa's ruling party members reconcile – legal action up to civil society
The Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP) will sail smoothly and united into year’s gener
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Delays in US substance abuse prevention funding cause worry in Marshall Islands
 Delays in receiving U.S. federal funding have prompted concern from a many non-governmen
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Marshallese held with no bond for voluntary manslaughter in US
 A Marshallese man has been placed behind bars on charges of voluntary manslaughter stemm
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NZ resumes defence ties with Fiji after eight-year freeze
New Zealand is resuming defence ties with Fiji for the first time since the coup there in 2006
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PNG Ombudsman refers Minister Gore for alleged misconduct
 The Papua New Guinea Ombudsman Commission has referred Minister for Religion Youth and C
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Eyes on traffickers: Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority
Fiji's border control agents are aware that ports of entry in the Western Division are vul
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New Zealand passports targeted by criminals, terrorists
 The New Zealand passport is a prized possession for its rightful owner - but it can also
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Greens criticise Papua New Guinea's plans to repatriate Manus Island asylum seekers
The Australian Greens party has criticised Papua New Guinea's plans to repatriate a "
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Westpac sells Pacific islands operations
SYDNEY, 29 JANUARY 2015 (THE AUSTRALIAN) --- Westpac will offload its banking operations in Sa
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Solomon Islands PM assures nation: “We'll fight corruption head-on”
 Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Tuesday announced plans to fight cor
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New bill to stop Samoa child labour
 A senior Samoa government offical is hoping a new bill will help stop children working i
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Samoa's ruling party caucus meets over future of members
Samoa's ruling party the Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP) caucus met on Monday to disc
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Hearing of Savali Editor adjourned
The Samoa Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing of the Editor of the government owned Savali
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Fijian Government to disburse funds to veterans of Christmas Island 'operation grapple'
The Fijian Government through the Ministry of Defence, National Security and Immigration has a
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Mixed bag for Pacific: 2014 MDG report
The Cook Islands and Niue are the only Pacific Island countries on track to achieve all of the
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PM Sogavare launches Policy Framework, calls for support
 Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has launched his Democratic Coalition f
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Solomon Islands PM lauds Australian assistance
HONIARA, 29 JANUARY 2015 (SOLOMON STAR) ---- Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh
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PNG PM Peter O'Neill calls for expanded Australian police presence after Hanuabada shooting
The Prime minister of Papua New Guinea is calling for greater Australian law enforcement in th
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Fijian Speaker meets UK House of Commons speaker, Commonwealth Secretariat SG
The Speaker of the Fiji Parliament, Dr Jiko Luveni has met with the first woman Speaker of the
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Former Tongan deputy PM files counterclaim
Tonga’s former Deputy Prime Minister and current Vava’u No.15 People’s Repre
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Samoa alerted for strong winds and heavy rain
Samoa’s Meteorology Division has issued a warning for the country to stay alert for stro
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Tongan Government reviewing needs of outer islands
The deputy Prime Minister of Tonga says people in Vava'u will see improvements to their ro
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West Papua Police to sink Vietnamese vessel
JAYAPURA, 28 JANUARY 2015 (THE JAKARTA POST) ---- The West Papua Police have said they will si
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Most asylum seekers 'economic opportunists' says PNG Prime Minister
PORT MORESBY, 28 JANUARY 2015 (POST COURIER) ---- Papua New Guinea's government b
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Solomon Islands government to improve fisheries management
Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said his Democratic Coalition for Change Gove
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Fijian Elections Office introduces standards to unions
The Fijian Elections Office (FEO) has started conducting sessions for trade unions to assist t
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$4m robbery in Solomon Islands turns sour, three arrested and money retrieved
Two security guards of a private security firm in Solomon Islands have been hospitalized in a
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Samoan Opposition Leader kicked out of Parliament indefinitely
The Leader of the Samoan Parliamentary Opposition Party has been kicked out of parliament inde
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O’Neill meets Abbott over asylum deal
Australia and Papua New Guinea Prime Ministers, Tony Abbott and Peter O’Neill met in Can
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Fiji's new Chancery opens in PNG
 Fiji's foreign Affairs Minister Ratu Inoke Kuboubola officially opened the new Fiji
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Embassies to increase in PNG
The Papua New Guinea Government says foreign missions in PNG will increase to about 100 by 201
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Election petition for Vava'u representative adjourned
The election petition filed against Samiu Vaipulu, the Vava’u No.15 People’s Repre
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26/01/2015 - Climate change to cause twice as many severe floods in Australia and Pacific
26/01/2015 - Fiji, Solomon Islands and FLNKS congratulated for successful elections in 2014
26/01/2015 - New U.S Ambassador looks foward to work in the Pacific
26/01/2015 - Refugee released from Manus Island Detention Centre, says he is happy to settle in PNG
26/01/2015 - Vanuatu mutiny case adjourned after lawyer confusion
26/01/2015 - RSE schemes successful so far: Ramsden
26/01/2015 - National Alliance Party adds a new MP
26/01/2015 - Cook Islands Cabinet set to discuss budget policy in detail
26/01/2015 - Payout for test veteran to Christmas Island nuclear bomb group
26/01/2015 - Papuans to ask for MSG membership
26/01/2015 - Samoan PM tells Associate Minister of Education to resign from party
26/01/2015 - Volcanic eruption ends, leaving tiny ash island
26/01/2015 - Lock guns in armouries: Former PNG MP
25/01/2015 - Tuvalu caretaker PM hopes to establish a Climate Response agency but time runs out
25/01/2015 - Tuvalu pushes for second purse seiner
25/01/2015 - MSG to set up commercial arm
25/01/2015 - More hints at end of New Caledonia deadlock
25/01/2015 - Imperial couple to visit Palau in April for war anniversary
25/01/2015 - Measles vaccines sent to PNG's Chimbu
25/01/2015 - Petition to review Fiji Media Decree
25/01/2015 - NZ work scheme registration for Fijians closes soon
25/01/2015 - West Papuans have suffered enough, Juffa
25/01/2015 - Search for Earhart plane on remote island
25/01/2015 - Fiji – China agreements to be rolled out this year
25/01/2015 - Tongan Speaker surrenders right to appoint chairman of Parliamentary committees
25/01/2015 - FSM’s Mori meets Forum SG, Dame Taylor
25/01/2015 - Noble's sentencing adjourned to 05 February
25/01/2015 - Fijian Foreign Affairs Minister attend MSG Foreign Ministers’ meeting
22/01/2015 - Measles outbreak claims 6 lives in PNG's Chimbu province
22/01/2015 - New Cook Islands immigration head chosen
22/01/2015 - Bid to end New Caledonia deadlock expected
22/01/2015 - Cook Islands celebrations run into ‘political turbulence’
22/01/2015 - CHOGM to be held on 27-29 November in Malta
22/01/2015 - House in uproar after Tongan PM hires his own son
22/01/2015 - Former Tongan Minister challenges editor's parliamentary position
22/01/2015 - High tide causes floods around Marshall Islands
22/01/2015 - PNG Tourism Minister Kondra faces Leadership Tribunal
22/01/2015 - Samoan Opposition Leader denies resignation and Tautua Party split
22/01/2015 - Food shortage fear in Malaita Outer Islands
22/01/2015 - Fiji Immigration deports Thailand nationals
22/01/2015 - No enthusiasm for resettling in Cambodia among Nauru asylum-seekers
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