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8:18 pm GMT+12, 21/02/2019
 
Four former Solomon Islands prime ministers are seeking re-election in the upcoming National General Elections on April 3.   They are Manasseh Sogavare, Gordon Darcy Lilo, Danny Philip and Dr Derek Sikua.   Sogavare is contesting East Choiseul again as Independent member as he done in 2014 NGE.   Lilo is looking to retain the Gizo Kolombangara seat after he lost it twice; to Jimson Tanangada in 2014 and his wife, » read more
 
Five Solomon Islands political parties exclude women Fees could see lower candidate numbers - Solomon Islands electoral office
Fijian government welcomes Multinational Observer Group report on election Fiji women MPs urged put differences aside to address 'big issues'
 
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Blue Charter action group makes strides toward tackling ocean acidification
8:25 pm GMT+12, 21/02/2019, New Zealand
The inaugural Blue Charter action group meeting on ocean acidification has brought us a step closer to finding solutions to the detrimental impacts of rising pH levels on ocean life, Commonwealth Head of Oceans and Natural Resources stated.   Nick Hardman-Mountford was speaking at the Read more

China’s military seeks new islands to conquer
Allies in the Pacific are worried that the U.S. and Europe are no longer reliable
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Prepare now for accelerating climate threats, military officials warn
By Laurie Goering   Militaries must prepare now
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World must take moral climate stand for humanity, warns Pacific expert
By Jope Tarai   The threat of rising global tem
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UN decolonisation successes can ‘inspire us today,’ UN chief tells Special Committee
Since the early 1960s, the United Nations decolonization committee has “accompanied many
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EU blacklisting criterias under the miscroscope: Samoa Central Bank
8:21 pm GMT+12, 21/02/2019, Samoa
The Central Bank of Samoa wishes has clarified the recent blacklisting of Samoa by the European Union (EU) for “Strategic deficiencies in its Anti-Money Laundering and Counter terrorism financing framework”.   Samoa has always been a willing member in the global fight Read more

$50 billion for 20-Year Plan for development in Fiji
Fiji will spend $50 billion (US$25 billion) in the next 20 years to meet its ambitious Nationa
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ICCC plans to grant PNG Air, Virgin Australia code sharing
The Independent Consumer and Competition Commission (ICCC) has proposed to grant authorisation
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Renuka Kumar appointed Head of Retail, Fiji
ANZ Fiji has announced the appointment of Renuka Kumar as Head of Retail, reporting to Saud Mi
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Asian Development Bank identifies risks it will manage in Samoa dam project
Involuntary resettlement and indigenous peoples are the two social issues the Asian Developmen
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Sports News
Fiji 7s team for USA and Canada named
4:17 pm GMT+12, 21/02/2019, Fiji
The Fiji Airways Fijian 7s are set to depart for Las Vegas today with a 14 player travelling subject to a number of outstanding visa issues being cleared.   Head Coach Gareth Baber has named an exciting squad with the inclusion of two fresh faces to contest the US Sevens and Canada Read more

Two debutants in Samoa 7s squad for Vegas, Vancouver
Debutants Melani Matavao and Maauga Iamanu have been named in a 13-man Samoa sevens squad to c
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Solomon Warriors bank on home advantage
OFC Champions League Group D hosts Solomon Warriors are banking on home advantage to inject co
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Samoa Shipping Corporation Limited gold sponsor for Pacific Games
Samoa Shipping Corporation Limited is the Gold Sponsor for Samoa 2019 Pacific Games with $500,
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Vanuatu Rugby League Samoa 2019 Pacific Games withdrawal
The Interchange Vanuatu Rugby League (VRL) was last week advised by the Vanuatu Association of
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