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04:35 am GMT+12, 26/11/2020
 
Today, the European Union has signed a new Financing Agreement with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat to repurpose €22 (FJD $54, AUD $36) million in support of the Pacific region’s response to COVID-19 through the “Health Support in response to COVID-19 in the Pacific” programme. The programme will boost the readiness and ability of 15 countries to effectively combat and protect themselves against the pandemic. It » read more
 
Legality of PNG Speaker's decision to recall Parliament will be heard next Monday High Level Segment of largest Pacific Nature Conference opens
10 PNG government MPs submitted their resignation letter One day parliament sitting insufficient, Cook Islands Opposition says
 
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PACER Plus: a third view
04:44 am GMT+12, 26/11/2020, Australia
Written by Wesley Morgan   PACER Plus – a regional trade agreement between Australia, New Zealand and Pacific island countries – will do little to stimulate economic activity in the Pacific. However, Pacific negotiators have had some success lobbying Australia and New Zealand on Read more

The State of our Pacific Islands Conservation in black and white
Of the 11,158 species listed for the Pacific on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (IUCN 202
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Fiji starts national consultations on action plan to prevent violence against women and girls
The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation (MWCPA) held a high-level public event to
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PACER Plus: the case for
Written by Jim Redden   PACER Plus, a trade and deve
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PACER-Plus: the case against
Written by Adam Wolfenden   On 13 December 2020 the
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Business News
Environment Impact Assessments tools vital for sustainable tourism development
04:39 am GMT+12, 26/11/2020, Samoa
Sustainable tourism development, as defined by the World Tourism Organisation, is tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social, and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities.     The Read more

Enormous Fisheries Surveillance Effort by FFA and Members
One of the largest maritime surveillance operation in the world, Operation Kurukuru, concludes on
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ADB to provide US$94 million to boost disaster resilience in Pacific
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved US$94 million in contingent disaster financing (CDF
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WorldRemit and Digicel International Partner to Enable Mobile Wallet Transfers in Pacific Islands
WorldRemit, a leading global digital payments provider and Digicel International, have partnered
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ADB provides $20 million to help Cook Islands respond to COVID-19
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$20 million loan to help the Government of Cook
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Sports News
Pacific Islanders encouraged to pursue ONOC-USP Sports Masters scholarship programme
04:47 am GMT+12, 26/11/2020, Fiji
By Jared Koli   The Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) and the University of the South Pacific (USP) are inviting applications for the second round of the Pacific Regional Sports Research Scholarship (PRSRS).      Successful applicants will undertake a Masters by Read more

Officials to meet to review final match for Covid-stricken Fiji team
Fiji rugby authorities are to meet today to see if they can salvage the final fixture of their no
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Key elements approved for future Rugby World Cup awarding
The World Rugby Council has approved a progressive package of recommendations by the Rugby World
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Tana Umaga won't rule out Moana Pasifika job but says he is 'happy at the Blues'
All Blacks great Tana Umaga knows the coaching industry is an unpredictable industry but has decl
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Tana Umaga names experienced Moana Pasifika squad
Coach Fa'alogo Tana Umaga has named the first ever Moana Pasifika squad and it has plenty of
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