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11:42 pm GMT+12, 16/05/2019
 
Tuvalu's Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga is playing host to visiting United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres in his island capital today as a motion of no confidence hangs over his government. Non-government MP Isaia Taape has confirmed to Islands Business that he has lodged his no-confidence motion against PM Sopoaga with the office of the clerk to parliament. He said he would most probably table his motion when parliament » read more
 
PM O’Neill adamant on seeking courts guideline on no confidence motion Nauru becomes 193rd World Meteorological Organisation member
UN chief lauds Fijians as ‘natural global leaders’ on climate, environment, hails ‘symbiotic relationship’ with land and sea ‘Climate change is the battle of my life’, UN chief tells students living on the frontline in Fiji
 
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'One day we'll disappear': Tuvalu's sinking islands
11:51 pm GMT+12, 16/05/2019, Tuvalu
By Eleanor Ainge Roy in Tuvalu On the hottest days, Leitu Frank feels like she can’t breathe any more. The housewife and mother of five decamps from her airless concrete home to catch the breeze in a simple wooden shack by the water’s edge. She folds washing and stares out at Read more

Pacific Leaders joint statement to the UN Secretary General at the High Level Dialogue in Fiji
Our Message Leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum warmly welc
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Climate action: 4 shifts the UN chief encourages Governments to make
Speaking to young Māoris and people of the Pacific Islands in New Zealand on Monday, UN S
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Climate change: ‘A moral, ethical and economic imperative’ to slow global warming say UN leaders, calling for more action

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FLNKS hopes for change in New Caledonia elections
By Nic Maclellan at Ko We Kara, New Caledonia  
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Business News
Cook Islands telecom policy promises affordability
11:48 pm GMT+12, 16/05/2019, Cook Islands
Cook Islanders are being promised affordable and quality telecommunications and internet services by the government – regardless of where they live in the country.   Unlike power, water and sewerage, the government does not want a monopoly for internet services – but it is Read more

17 APTC students graduate in Kiribati
Seventeen i-Kiribati students graduated in eight different technical and vocational programmes
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Work starts on marine survey for Manatua fibre optic cable
Work has commenced on the detailed marine survey for the 3500k m route of the Manatua - One Po
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American Samoa compensated for dealing with North Korean ship

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Papua LNG heats up
The signing of the K43 billion (US$12 billion) Papua LNG project has heated up again with form
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Sports News
Kagifa Samoa making debut this week
11:54 pm GMT+12, 16/05/2019, Fiji
When Kagifa Samoa take the field on Saturday in their first ever Global Rapid Rugby fixture, team Chief Executive Officer Richard Fale will breathe a sigh of relief. “It’s been a long journey, a massive learning process," he said. Fale said it has taken about five Read more

Patel congratulates Krishna

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Flying Fijians to begin World Cup prep against Māori All Blacks
The Flying Fijians will kick off their Rugby World Cup preparations with two games against the
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Chinese among 200-plus employed for Pacific Games
More than 200 Chinese and Samoan engineers and workers have been racing with time to complete
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Fijian-born winger Raka in France's 65-man World Cup preliminary squad
Fijian-born winger Alivereti Raka was named in France's preliminary squad for this year
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