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9:17 pm GMT+12, 22/10/2018
 
The Papua New Guinea Defense Force has denied any plans with the Australian government to set up a new base at the PNGDF Naval Base in Manus province.   PNGDF Commander, Gilbert Toropo, states that as part of the ongoing partnership between the two countries, they want to improve logistical support for the new naval vessels that will be replacing the ones currently in use.   Commander Toropo’s comments come one month » read more
 
Japan may consider visa waiver for Pacific Island nations Winston Peters cautious about taking refugees from Nauru in light of possible law
Samoa Government debt currently sits at $1.1 billion Solomon Islands Police yet to destroy cocaine
 
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Maohi support for Kanak independence struggle
4:57 pm GMT+12, 22/10/2018, New Caledonia
By Nic Maclellan in Ponerihouen, New Caledonia   In a show of support for the Kanak independence movement, Maohi leader Oscar Manutahi Temaru has joined the campaign trail in New Caledonia, urging voters to support a Yes vote in the country’s referendum on Read more

Chinese whispers and Pacific agency
By Anna Powles, Joanne Wallis,Tess Newton Cain    
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First Round of Joint ACP-EU Technical Negotiations
The first round of formal negotiations between the ACP Group of States and the European Union
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Blue Charter fellowships to drive research on ocean pollution
A new fellowship programme will support emerging scholars from Commonwealth countries to condu
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Ouvea – looking back, looking forward
By Nic Maclellan in Fayaoue, Ouvea, New Caledonia My leg
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IFC to issue Papua New Guinea’s first AAA-rated domestic bond to deepen financial markets
9:19 pm GMT+12, 22/10/2018, Papua New Guinea
Following the successful launch of Papua New Guinea’s first sovereign bond, the International Finance Corporation is intending to issue a AAA bond as part of its efforts to deepen the financial markets in Papua New Guinea.   John Vivian, IFC’s Resident Representative for Read more

100 Samoan Seasonal workers get their chance to work in NZ
More seasonal workers from Samoa are heading to work in New Zealand.   Th
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PNG taken to task on trade investment
Papua province Governor Lukas Enembe has told Madang Governor Peter Yama that there is no time
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Air Niugini defers Shangai-direct fight
In light of the busy APEC and the usual holiday and Christmas season, and expected increased d
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Insurance payouts increase for NCD health and deaths in Fiji
The death benefit payouts by BSP Life continue to in­crease each year.  
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Sports News
Pacific Games athletes to stay in hotels, Total athlete numbers still unconfirmed
9:21 pm GMT+12, 22/10/2018, Samoa
Samoa is setting a legacy when it comes to accommodation for athletes and officials who will be attending the 2019 Pacific Games in Apia next year.   For the first time in the 55 year old history of the Games, athletes and officials will not be staying in a Games Village instead Read more

Tonga’s success to reinvigorate Test schedule in season 2019
IT is arguably the hottest rugby league ticket in the world.   Having alr
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Revival in Samoan league comes down to player exodus claims Josh McGuire
Dual international Josh McGuire hopes Samoa can one day achieve what Tonga have, but admits it
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Australia vs Tonga Test sold out
Saturday night's historic Test between the Kangaroos and Mate Ma'a Tonga at Mt Smart S
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Tonga name heavyweight pack to lead charge against Kangaroos
Forwards Jason Taumalolo and Andrew Fifita headline a formidable Tongan team named to tackle t
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