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8:46 pm GMT+12, 13/11/2019
 
 Kiribati's Parliament has been closed by the Speaker, quashing plans by the Opposition to oust the government.   The Opposition, which held a majority in the House, was to move a motion of no confidence against the president before Parliament's end on Friday.   But in an abrupt move on Thursday morning, the Speaker, Tebuai Uaai, declared the last session of Parliament for the year over.   The High » read more
 
PNG Bougainville prepares for historic vote on nationhood American Samoa declares health emergency over measles
Grieving Samoan mum loses two children to suspected measles, third child is ill New security college to focus on Pacific
 
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Melanesia Media Freedom Forum outcome statement declaration
9:01 pm GMT+12, 13/11/2019, Australia
 We, the participants at the Melanesian Media Freedom representing media from Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and West Papua, wish to express concern about growing threats to media freedom in our region and call on members of our industry and other organisations and Read more

President Remengesau of Palau supports the Pacific Islands Environment Leadership Awards
 In 2020, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the 1
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Palau President attend 25th Anniversary celebrations of Palauís independence and formal establishment of diplomatic ties with Japan
Palau President Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr. gives keynote lecture at the International Symposium
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Port Vila Declaration signed by Pacific MPs at conclusion of regional dialogue
Pacific Members of Parliament (MPs) from the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nau
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Vanuatu labour chief defends refusal of media head's permit
Vanuatu's Labour Commissioner says refusal of a work permit for a newspaper publisher is a
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Business News
NZ Government to consider replacing RNZ, TVNZ with new public broadcaster
3:32 pm GMT+12, 13/11/2019, New Zealand
The fate of Radio New Zealand (RNZ and Television New Zealand (TVNZ) may soon be in the hands of New Zealand Cabinet ministers, with a proposal to disestablish both broadcasters and create an entirely new public media entity.   The coalition government has been grappling with what to do Read more

Cash transaction reporting for Samoa
The Central Bank of Samoa’s Database System on Cash Transaction Reporting has gone live!
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Samoa PM reveals change of plan over proposed Government TV channel
Samoan Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, has revealed that the Government
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Manatua Consortium approves cable lay
A crucial meeting of regional telecommunications leaders has approved the final stages of plan
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Amendment to legislation needed to get off EU blacklist

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Sports News
Flying Fijians look to future against Barbarians
8:54 pm GMT+12, 13/11/2019, United Kingdom
The Flying Fijians are looking to the future after selecting a youthful side dominated by locally-based players to take on the Barbarians at Twickenham this weekend.   Front-rowers Eroni Mawi and Ratu Veremalua Vugakoto, loose forward Mosese Voka and halfback Frank Lomani are the only Read more

Five Pacific internationals among NZ Super Rugby squads
Tongan flanker Zane Kapeli is one of 46 rookies named in the New Zealand Super Rugby squads af
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Mead excited to be part of PNG Kumuls backline against Great Britian
Former PNG LNG Kumuls skipper and Catalans Dragons centre David Mead is happy to be part of th
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Cook Islands eye up the big time as they arrive in US for qualifier
A win in Jacksonville, Florida, this weekend is critical to enticing the big-name players to s
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Fiji Bati eye rugby league's top table
The Fiji rugby league team are already looking ahead to next year after earning promotion to P
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