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10:22 pm GMT+12, 17/12/2017
 
 Voting has concluded in the election for the prime minister of Tonga. The 26 freshly-elected Members of Parliament took part in a secret ballot, with results to be announced once the King signs off on the vote. 'Akilisi Pohiva, whose reign was shortened by the August dissolution of Parliament by the King, is up against his former deputy, Siaosi Sovaleni. In the subsequent November election, Pohiva's democratic » read more
 
Seasonal Worker Programme: Tongan father was living on $10 a week Calls for inquiry into the Seasonal Worker Programme in Australia
Second cohort of Nauru and Manus refugees to be resettled in US Call for diplomatic intervention after PNG villagers found to have broken treaty to poach dugong
 
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Our Children suffers the most from political instability
7:04 pm GMT+12, 17/12/2017, Fiji
Opinion by Savenaca Narube   This is not the first attempt at measuring the cost of the political crises in Fiji, but I would like to emphasise the uneven burden of carrying these costs.   At the aggregated level, we can measure the cost of the coups by the decline in incomes Read more

World Bank commits US$34 million to reliable renewable energy for Marshall Islands
The Republic of the Marshall Islands will be closer to its goals of greener, more efficient an
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Towards Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in Asia and the Pacific
By Dr. Shamshad Akhtar    In 2017, Asia a
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ADB to help strengthen Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu's resilience to disasters
The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a total of US$15 mill
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WTO impasse spurs ACP developing states to find intra-ACP solutions
 Talks towards a final outcome document collapsed at the 11th Ministerial Conference (MC1
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Business News
ADB, NZ support high speed internet for Cook Islands
6:59 pm GMT+12, 17/12/2017, Cook Islands
The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a US$15 million loan for an internet submarine cable project to connect Rarotonga and Aitutaki in the Cook Islands.     The Cook Islands has joined Samoa, Niue, and French Polynesia to implement a regional Read more

'Lockout', not strike by ATS workers in Fiji
The standoff between Air Terminal Services Fiji Ltd management and staff has escalated.
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Air Terminal Services strike unlawful: Fiji Labour Minister
The Air Terminal Services (Fiji) Limited strike of its employees has been declared unlawful.
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To'omalatai appointed 2018 Pacific Islands tourism ambassador
Newly -crowned Miss Pacific Islands Matauaina Gwendolyn To'omalatai has been appointed the
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Soltuna exports first canned tuna products to US market
SOLTUNA has recently made history by producing The Tuna Store’s Ocean Naturals brand of
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Sports News
Vanuatu's Shing and Solomon runner Firisua top athletes at Mini Games
5:27 pm GMT+12, 15/12/2017, Vanuatu
Vanuatu’s Yoshua Shing (table tennis) and Sharon Firisua of the Solomon Islands (athletics) have won the Outstanding Male and Female Awards at the 2017 Pacific Mini Games in Port Vila, Vanuatu. The panel of judges chose Shing who won four gold medals in the four events he competed in Read more

Cook Islandís Taea outclassed track queen in 200m race
It has been a massive day for the final events on the Athletics calendar on the penultimate da
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Samoa confident of hosting a successful 2019 Pacific Games
Samoa will be officially handed the Pacific Games flag to host the 2019 Games in Apia at the e
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Tonga book ticket to San Francisco
Tonga secured the final Oceania qualifying spot at Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 after taking br
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Gold after Manu Samoa Sevens overcomes Fiji in Vanuatu
The Manu Samoa Sevens team in Vanuatu is celebrating sweet success.   It
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