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9:57 pm GMT+12, 08/02/2016
 
A  three day Special Pacific Islands Parties (PIPs) meeting  underway in Fiji this week is focused on the future of a tuna treaty with the United States.     The PIPs are meeting following the recent withdrawal by the United States from the Multilateral Fisheries Treaty.   In presenting the opening remarks on behalf of the PNG delegation, Frank Mohi Aisi, Director International Relations Unit of the Department » read more
 
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Zika anxiety grows among Tonga's pregnant women
10:02 pm GMT+12, 08/02/2016, Tonga
By Mary Lyn Fonua   As Zika anxiety grows among pregnant women in Tonga, some are choosing to leave the country - like a former Miss Heilala who fears that if she gets bitten by a mosquito and catches Zika during pregnancy it might harm her unborn child, and that it's too risky Read more

Recognizing the Role of Local Government in the Paris Agreement
Understanding the Paris Agreement in the Pacific, Part 1   By
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Forum Fisheries Agency preparing to renegotiate with US
The Forum Fisheries Agency says its member states are meeting in Fiji this week to discuss sol
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Framework for Pacific regionalism: Update on the implementation of regional priorities
Statement by the Pacific Islands Forum Chair and PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Ne
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This must be 'year of traction' to propel 2030 development Agenda, says UN chief
Just as 2015 was a year of “global action” with the adoption of the ambitious 2030
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Business News
Fines issued for not paying Minimum wage: Fiji Labour Minister
9:59 pm GMT+12, 08/02/2016, Fiji
Fiji's national minimum wage rate ensures that people in the informal sector are covered.   Employment Minister Semi Koroilevasau says it’s there so that workers in backyard garages, domestic workers and farm hands are protected and paid accordingly.   Koroilevasau Read more

PNA honored, certified for sustainably caught tuna
The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) was honored for its “vision” in developin
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VTO and partners increase marketing for Vanuatu tourism
A new series of promotional material is currently being produced in New Zealand for marketing
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China, FSM hold economic and trade commission meeting
On 25 January, 2016, Zhang Xiangchen, deputy China international trade representative and vice
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Manus Island and Nauru detention centre operator contract extended
The company operating Australia’s offshore detention centres in Nauru and Manus Island h
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Sports News
Athletics Fiji to conduct local grand prix series
10:07 pm GMT+12, 08/02/2016, Fiji
Athletics Fiji will be conducting a local Grand Prix Competition during the month of February 2016.   It will be known as the Athletics Fiji Shop n Save Grand Prix Series.   The last time Athletics Fiji conducted a local Grand Prix Event was back in the late 80’s where Read more

Tonga hopeful its flag will fly in Rio
Tongan athletes may still compete in the Rio De Janeiro Olympic, even if Tonga is suspended fr
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Fiji sevens side riding 'golden age' to Rio
Fiji lost a tight semifinal to New Zealand in the inaugural Sydney Sevens on Sunday but the mi
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Fiji 7s team need speed: Ryan
Vodafone Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan is looking to add more speed in the team as he moves his focus
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Pools drawn for HSBC USA Sevens
World Rugby has announced the pools for the fifth round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series
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