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11:18 pm GMT+12, 15/07/2019
 
 Papua New Guinea Maprik MP John Simon, has been suspended on full pay following allegations of misconduct in office involving more than K1.6 million (US$417,000) in public funds.   Simon, recently appointed the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, is currently defending himself before a Leadership Tribunal appointed by Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika. It began proceedings yesterday at the National Court in » read more
 
Australia could soon have a new Pacific nation next door Nauru election to be held on 24 August
Ahern: Bougainville Referendum Commission to deliver credible referendum Pacific atolls can adapt to rising seas and extreme storms
 
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Indonesia's 'Pacific Elevation': Step up or power play?
11:22 pm GMT+12, 15/07/2019, New Zealand
In touting its new "elevated" engagement in the Pacific, Indonesia has been eager to stress it will work within New Zealand and Australia's efforts in the region.   But already, a strategy of its own has emerged, as the Southeast Asian giant lays claim to a Pacific Read more

Meet the Aussie researcher helping to prevent diabetes deaths in Fiji
By Yasmin Noone Beyond the luxurious international images
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Radiation in parts of the Marshall Islands is far higher than Chernobyl, study says
By Susanne Rust   Think of the most radioactiv
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Sowing the Seeds of Prosperity for a Sustainable Micronesia: 24th Micronesian Islands Forum Held in Chuuk State
From 10-11 July, 2019, David W. Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)
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Australia must prepare for a Chinese military base in the Pacific
The cost of keeping China out of the region is too great, we must build forces tha
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Government looks to future wealth and stability for all Nauruans
8:31 pm GMT+12, 15/07/2019, Nauru
 The Government has hailed Monday 01 July 2019 as a landmark day for Nauru as the nation’s first compulsory superannuation scheme came into full effect.   While government employees have enjoyed the plan for the past year, as of 01 July all employers must contribute five per Read more

Boeing 737 MAX Grounding Could Stretch Into 2020
Boeing ’s 737 MAX planes are unlikely to be ready to carry passengers again until 2020 b
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45 vehicles used during APEC still missing
 The Papua New Guinea Government is looking for 45 vehicles used during the Asia-Pacific
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Port Denarau Marina owner offers 20 percent of company to Fiji public
Fiji’s award-winning marina, Port Denarau Marina Ltd (PDML) has launched an Initial Publ
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Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle spreading fast in Vanuatu
The 200 hectares of Undine Coconut Plantation at north Efate is at risk as the Vanuatu Departm
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Sports News
Pacific sports ministers enlightened on ONOCís regional investments in sport through the Olympic movement
11:36 pm GMT+12, 15/07/2019, Samoa
ONOC’s vision of inspiring success, pride and living the Olympic values was the underlying theme and message in ONOC’s update at the Pacific Islands Sports Ministers Meeting that took place at the Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel and Bungalows as a prelude to the 16th Pacific Read more

Tonga claim gold in nail-biting menís high jump
Athletes at the Samoa 2019 XVI Pacific Games men’s high jump competition reached new hei
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Tonga one of six hopefuls to stage 2027 Pacific Games despite withdrawing as 2019 hosts
Tonga are one of six nations and territories to have expressed an interest in hosting the 2027
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Papua New Guinea fill podium in men's steeplechase amid strong start to 2019 Pacific Games athletics
Papua New Guinea completed the first podium clean sweep of Samoa 2019 in the men's 3,000 m
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Wallis and Futuna celebrate gold in men's javelin
Wallis and Futuna's Felise Vahai Sosaia claimed a memorable gold medal in athletics at the
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