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5:13 pm GMT+12, 18/10/2017
 
By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in Port Vila, Vanuatu   A recent survey by the Word Health Organisation (WHO) and the Government of Vanuatu on the salt intake of a cross-section of the population on the main island of Efate has found that more than 80 percent of people surveyed consume more than 5 grams of salt daily, higher than the WHO recommended intake.   Anything higher than 5 grams is considered high salt intake and » read more
 
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Perspectives of women critical to effective climate action
5:23 pm GMT+12, 18/10/2017, Fiji
The Pacific region’s ability to address the challenges of climate change can be more effective if we continue to create opportunities for increased participation and leadership from our women.   Speaking at the Women’s Leadership in Climate Diplomacy Breakfast organised by Read more

Next Climate-Related Insurance Round Open for Pacific
The upcoming insurance season for the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Insurance Company (PCRIC) antic
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A Pacific battle to eradicate the rhinoceros beetle
 Ask someone to describe the Pacific and inevitably they will think of the coconut palms
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Opinion Editorial: Turning the Tide on Obesity in Small Island Developing States
By Maria Helena Semedo     The unprecedent
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High-level UN meeting strengthens civil registration and vital statistics systems in Asia -Pacific
Policymakers and experts are gathered at a United Nations led meeting in Bangkok this week to
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Business News
Hopes fade for Tablelands’ lime growers as import decision date from Pacific nears
5:16 pm GMT+12, 18/10/2017, Australia
A meeting with Australian Federal biosecurity officials has left the Far North’s citrus industry seething at proposed lime imports from Pacific Island nations.   It comes as the state’s agriculture department pushed a tough auditing process if imports were Read more

Air Niugini looking to make Jacksons Airport a regional hub says chairman
National airline Air Niugini is helping establish Jacksons International Airport as a regional
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Viti Levu munipalities will not sell kawakawa and donu during spawning 2018
Every municipality on Viti Levu has pledged to support the Ministry of Fisheries efforts to ba
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BSP and Union sign new Award 2017
Bank South Pacific (BSP), the PNG Banks and Financial Institutions Workers Union signed a new
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First seafloor tool passes test: Nautilus
Nautilus has announced the submerged trial of the first of its seafloor production tools has b
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Sports News
Samoa Rugby Union struggles with over $1m debt
8:40 pm GMT+12, 17/10/2017, Samoa
The Samoa Rugby Union (SRU) had a tough year in 2016 as it attempted to deal with a debt of over $1million (US$397,000) from the previous financial year.   The figure is revealed in the report by the SRU Chairman, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, from their Annual Report. Read more

Tonga arrives in Cairns for Rugby League World Cup to festival atmosphere
Arguably the world’s best rugby league player was the crowd favourite when Tonga’s
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PNG Kumuls co-captain under injury cloud
PNG Hunters halfback Ase Boas World Cup dream could be over depending on scan to determine the
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New York rugby league team eyes Jarryd Hayne as marquee player
An aspiring rugby league club in New York has set its sights on NRL superstar Jarryd Hayne as
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Fiji targets place in 2019 NSW Cup after falling short on latest bid
Petero Civoniceva plans to meet with several potential sponsors during the off-season as he ag
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