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04:45 am GMT+12, 14/04/2021
 
Samoa’s Electoral Commissioner, Faimalōmatumua Mathew Lemisio confirmed today that some voters voted twice in last weeks’ elections and they will face legal action.   Double voting surfaced during the official count for Sagaga 2 constituency that started yesterday and was put on hold as officials tried to sort out the double voting issue.   Faimalōmatumua could not give the actual number of those who voted twice but a » read more
 
Unofficial close margins can be swung by special votes in Samoa Two new COVID-19 deaths – PNG total deaths at 71
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Forum SG Dame Meg Taylor statement regarding Japan decision to release ALPS treated water into the Pacific Ocean
04:47 am GMT+12, 14/04/2021, Fiji
In my capacity as Depositary of the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty (Treaty of Rarotonga), as Pacific Ocean Commissioner, and on behalf of the Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific: we note, with deep concern, the decision by the Government of Japan to discharge the Advanced Read more

Samoa’s historic election result
Written by Mata’afa Keni Lesa   Nearly 60 year
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Geopolitics meets pandemic in the Pacific
As Pacific island nations reel from Cyclone Harold and the coronavirus, US–China tensions a
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The Pacific food revolution will be televised
Written by Mark Peter Notaris   It was a great surpr
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'Every choice matters': can we cling to hope of avoiding 1.5C heating?
By Graham Readfearn and Adam Morton   Australia&rsqu
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Business News
Cook Islands Superfund increases withdrawal limit from 15k to 45k
04:49 am GMT+12, 14/04/2021, Cook Islands
The Cook Islands National Superannuation Fund has adjusted the pension withdrawal limit, which loosens the criteria for those who want to exit the scheme.   Under the new rules the withdrawal limit is changing from $15,000(US$10,585 to $45,000(US$31,757) for all new pensioners.   This Read more

Cook Islands minimum wage unchanged after review
The minimum wage in the Cook Islands will remain at NZ$8(US$5.61) per hour for the year 2021-2022
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New Caledonian businesses set for faster recovery than other Pacific Island countries
New Caledonia has fared better throughout the COVID-19 crisis than other Pacific Island countries
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Some light at the end of the tunnel for Fiji: ANZ report
There is some light at the end of the tunnel for Fiji.   This was highlighted
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NZ-Fiji Business Council wants Pacific Islands travel bubble
Now that a trans-Tasman bubble is close to happening, the Pacific Islands wants to know when we w
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Sports News
Pacific pathway to Super Rugby sealed with Moana Pasifika, Fijian Drua confirmed to join in 2022
04:37 am GMT+12, 14/04/2021, New Zealand
Super Rugby is about to get a Pacific injection with Moana Pasifika and Fijian Drua officially confirmed as entrants in a new competition next year.   New Zealand Rugby confirmed the addition of the two Pacific franchises in a new competition for 2022 at a media conference this afternoon Read more

A transformational and historic moment for Fiji Rugby as the Fijian Drua is welcomed into Super Rugby
The Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) today welcomed New Zealand Rugby’s announcement that it would aw
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Kaiviti Silktails record first win of the season
Kaiviti Silktails have dominated Glebe Dirty Reds at Mascot Oval 36-16 to get their first win of
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PNG Hunters surge into top four after win over Mackay Cutters 26 - 14
PNG Hunters moved into the Intrust Super Cup top four when they overpowered the Cutters 26-14 in
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Irish Rugby Union looking at logistics of summer tour to Pacific Islands
The Irish Rugby Union(IRFU) have abandoned plans to re-route some of their proposed summer tour t
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