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7:17 pm GMT+12, 18/12/2018
 
Palau will host next year’s fisheries management meetings of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA).   The fisheries ministers from Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Tokelau hold annual meetings to adopt policies affecting the multi-billion dollar western and central Pacific tuna fishery.   The meeting of the ministers according to » read more
 
End of Meningococcal C outbreak in Fiji Cook Islands election office to finalise Rakahanga seat results
Cook Islands Party-led government critical of appeal ruling Cook Islands top cop stays on
 
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Australia: Bishops urge end to island detention of refugees
7:20 pm GMT+12, 18/12/2018, Australia
Australia's Catholic Church is calling on the government to put an end to the five-year saga of refugees and asylum seekers detained offshore on Nauru and Manus Island, saying: "Enough is enough. Let's find them a home."   In the statement released on the United Read more

Countries breathe life into the Paris climate agreement
By Karl Mathiesen, Megan Darby and Sara Stefanini  
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Climate change efforts are ‘race against time’ – Commonwealth Secretary General
Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland is backing redoubled efforts by the Commonwea
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The ocean plays an integral part in the climate system
From the Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner  
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Diplomatic dance around Japanese delicacy
By Netani Rika in Honolulu, Hawaii   In the Jap
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Sacked Freeport workers in Papua take case to Jakarta
7:19 pm GMT+12, 18/12/2018, Indonesia
Tri Puspital's life changed dramatically when mining firm Freeport McMoRan Indonesia "fired" him and 8,000 other workers from its Grasberg mine in Timika, Papua, more than a year ago.   Puspital, 50, has no new income to support his family and the company has not paid him Read more

Fiji charter flights ‘canned’
 Two charter flights that were to have offered non-stop travel to and from Fiji during th
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Bougainville Airports closed due to safety and security reasons
 Today begins the ‘Black Christmas’ for Bougainville travellers as the airpor
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Political stability vital for economic growth: IMF
Political stability is important to support economic growth.   The Intern
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Unlimited free EFTPOS transactions in 2019
 From January 1st, there will be no fee charged to all Fijians who swipe their ATM Cards
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Fiji to host five 2019 PNC games
7:22 pm GMT+12, 18/12/2018, Fiji
Fiji will play host to five matches during the 2019 Pacific Nations Cup rugby tournament.   Defending champions, the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians will host Samoa and Canada at Suva’s ANZ Stadium.   USA- Japan and USA-Samoa matches will be played at ANZ Stadium while the Read more

Japan to host World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup matches ahead of Rugby World Cup 2019
World Rugby has announced that Japan will host two Pacific Nations Cup 2019 matches as part of
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Samoa Commercial Bank named the Official Bank of the Games
Samoa Commercial Bank (SCB) was announced as the Official Bank of the Games for the upcoming P
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Golden lift for Solomon Islands weightlifters
 Solomon Islands Islands weightlifting female duo has done it again, winning gold medals
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$3m package for Pacific Games from official sponsor Digicel
Digicel Samoa were announced as the official sponsor of the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games at their
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