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Fears Bougainville independence will open Pacific door for China
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10:11 pm GMT+12, 18/06/2019, Papua New Guinea
“They will need, according to international studies, at least K900 million (AUD$390m) a year to rebuild Bougainville as an independent state.” He said independence would also mean “Papua New Guinea will not be able to be politically responsible for an independent Bougainville state…
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Motion to remove PIDF allocation defeated in Fiji Parliament
A motion by SODELPA MP Anare Jale to remove the $1.2 million (US$553,000) allocation for the P
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Climate expert warns of 'losing the carbon war'
A leading Pacific climate scientist says the global climate crisis will continue with devastat
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PNG government dedicated to Bougainville Affairs: Sir Puka
Veteran politician Sir Puka Temu wasted no time since his appointment as Minister for Bougainv
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Vanuatu's women-only party aims to get more females into politics
Political parties in Vanuatu are already lobbying ahead of next year's national election,
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Climate change an ‘existential issue’ for humankind, says UN
Climate change is an “existential issue” for humankind, and stepping up efforts to
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Taiwan foreign ministry downplays Solomon Islands visit to China
A delegation of government officials from the Solomon Islands who visited China were there to
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New Zealand ratifies Niue Treaty Subsidiary Agreement
Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs Fletcher Tabuteau has announced New Zealand&
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Bangladeshis trafficked to Vanuatu to start returning home
More than 100 Bangladeshis who were trafficked to Vanuatu will start returning home this month
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WWII bunkers found in PNG
World War II bunkers built nearly 80 years ago in Kavieng have finally been discovered in the
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Solomon Islands MP Ete questions vision and identity of the nation
Member of Parliament for East Honiara, Douglas Ete believes Solomon Islands does not have a co
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Bougainville Referendum will be credible: Minister
The Papua New Guinea Government is committed to ensuring the Bougainville Referendum process i
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Resigning as Vanuatu Speaker not an option for Vanua’aku Pati MP
While Vanua’aku Pati (VP) has been effectively removed from the Vanuatu Government, VP M
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Approval for new Australian coal mine bad news for Pacific, says climate scientist
A leading Pacific climate change expert says plans to go ahead with the controversial Adani co
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Australia quizzed by EU and China on whether it can meet 2030 Paris climate target
-The Morrison government has been challenged by the European Union (EU) and by China about whe
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Minister Kramer says he will clean-up the PNG police force
Papua New Guinea Police Minister Bryan Kramer has announced his plans to clean out rogue cops
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Fijian Police Officer in UN peackeeping mission in Yemen
Fiji Police's Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Malakai Kivarua has established Fiji&#
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UN oceans treaty ‘essential’ to combat ‘unprecedented pressure’ on the world’s seas – UN chief
The oceans are not only under “unprecedented pressure” due to climate change, but
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Tonga's PM 'Akilisi Pohiva unlikely to finish his term
A key member of the inner circle of the Prime Minister's Office has suggested Prime Minist
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0ver 1000 Bougainvilleans register for referendum during celebrations in Port Moresby
More than 1000 Bougainvilleans in Port Moresby registered their names in order to vote in the
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Cook Islands MPs to sit more days each year
Cook Islands Speaker Niki Rattle says Parliamentary rule changes will allow for more sitting d
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Taskforce to assess Solomons' relationship with China and Taiwan
A bi-partisan foreign policy taskforce in Solomon Islands is to review the country's diplo
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