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8:02 pm GMT+12, 21/10/2019
 
The U.S Coast Guard is focused on helping Pacific island nations combat illegal activities in an effort to strengthen their allegiance to Washington as China’s influence grows across the region, its highest-ranking officer said on Monday.   Admiral Karl Schultz said the coastguard was “doubling down” on its work in the eastern Pacific, and last month had conducted an operation to counter illegal fishing in Samoa » read more
 
Historic ties and China concerns driving Washington's Pacific pledge Marshall Islands opposition wants off-shore voting returned
Australian Defence Force could open doors to Pacific military allies China and Samoa in free trade talks
 
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Through targeted cooperation, China caters to needs of Pacific island countries
8:11 pm GMT+12, 21/10/2019, Samoa
By Xinhua writers Tai Beiping, Zhang Yongxing and Zheng Xin   At the 3rd China-Pacific Island Countries Economic Development and Cooperation Forum held Monday here, the capital city of Pacific island country Samoa, the participating countries reiterated their determination to step up Read more

The U.S Military is pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into tiny Wake Island
By Kirstin Downey   Amid mounting tensions in t
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Commonwealth finance ministers urge progress on taxing digital commerce to tackle debt
Commonwealth finance ministers have recognised the potential of technology to improve debt tra
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What will Samoa, or the Pacific for that matter, do without China?
Editorial by Mata'afa Keni Lesa    Th
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East-West Centre Hosts Inaugural Micronesian conference of Leaders
Delegations from the Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, and Palau help chart co
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Business News
Economy in good hands: Fiji PM
8:16 pm GMT+12, 21/10/2019, Fiji
The Fijian economy will withstand a slump in international economic growth thanks to a strong foundation over the last 10 years.   Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says the government has positioned the economy to be able to take a hit and keep charging forward.   “The Read more

Fiji PM Bainimarama open World-class tissue laboratory
 Fiji’s sugar industry has been further boosted with the opening of the new tissue
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Niue trialling drones to catch illegal fishing boats, help with search and rescue
The Pacific island of Niue is trialling drones to catch illegal fishing boats and help with se
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Pacific ports join Australian network amid growing Chinese presence in region
Five major Pacific ports have joined an Australian alliance to boost industry investment and t
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South Pacific region satisfied with Tourism Year with China
The South Pacific region has voiced its satisfaction with the development of the Tourism Year
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Sports News
Call for Australia and NZ to help fund Pacific rugby
8:15 pm GMT+12, 21/10/2019, Fiji
An economist is calling on the governments of New Zealand and Australia to use their foreign aid budgets to support Pacific rugby.   Tonga, Samoa and Fiji's performances at the World Cup were hampered by a lack of economic resources, Fiji economist Wadan Narsey said.   He Read more

Equality for all: $3.5m set aside so every 2021 Rugby league World Cup player gets paid
Organisers of the 2021 World Cup in England have set aside a $3.5 million (US$2.4 million) fun
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Taukeiaho: Emotions to run high for Tonga's Test 'homecoming'
Tonga prop Siosiua Taukeiaho expects the memories to come flooding back when his side returns
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Samoa Rugby Union to ponder new direction post-Rugby World Cup
The end of a Rugby World Cup cycle almost always brings change, and Japan 2019 will be no exce
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Chef de Mission role is not a privilege or reward ONOC President stresses at Oceania Olympic Forum
 Chef de Missions (CdM) and support staff from 13 of the 15 pacific countries to next yea
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