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10:41 pm GMT+12, 29/09/2016
 
Senior United Nations officials today announced that the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change signed by world leaders this past April is closer to entering into force, as India – a country that produces more than four per cent of global emissions – plans to submit its ratification at the end of the week.   “It’s a very, very interesting period,” said David Nabarro, the UN Secretary-General’s » read more
 
Tongan Police pull out of pursuit of desperate man on yacht 'Sea Oak' Incumbent Palau President Remengesau to face sitting senator for Nov. 1 election
Additional jail term for 11 Vanuatu politicians MSG Leaders Summit postponed
 
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On World Day, UN spotlights role of maritime transport as backbone of global economy
7:35 pm GMT+12, 29/09/2016, Switzerland
The importance of shipping in supporting and sustaining today's global society makes it indispensable to the world and to meeting the challenges of the sustainable development agenda, top UN officials declared today, as the international community marked World Maritime Read more

Chefs and policymakers champion local cuisine, agriculture potential in ACP islands
“By importing so much food, small island developing states - SIDS - are basically export
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Regional experts meet to discuss establishment of Melanesian Biosecurity and invasive species group
Discussions on the development of the Melanesian Biosecurity and Invasive Species Group for th
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Malta and Commonwealth partner on flagship centre for small states
 Commonwealth members have welcomed the launch of a flagship centre dedicated to boosting
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PACER Plus is a poor deal for Vanuatu businesses that we should walk away from
Article by the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)
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Business News
Trade talks 'open'
10:44 pm GMT+12, 29/09/2016, Fiji
Fiji's PACER Plus negotiations are still open.   This was revealed in Parliament by Trade Minister Faiyaz Koya.   “Fiji is actively involved and we will continue to push for an agreement that recognises Fiji's development challenges and is flexible enough to suit Read more

Trukai plans to grow rice in PNG
 Rice processing company Trukai Industries Limited plans to eventually grow rice in the c
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‘Buy FSM made’ label conveys uniqueness of local story
Pacific Trade and Invest (PT&I) NZ partnered with The Federated States of Micronesia&rsquo
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Fiji SOE gears up to meet growing global coconut market
 Copra Millers, a State Owned Enterprise of the Fiji Government, has a multi-pronged stra
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PNG PM Peter O’Neill says to prepare now for the tourism boom
The Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill has called for greater public private partnerships in
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Sports News
The Hayne Plane en route for the Fiji International
5:52 pm GMT+12, 29/09/2016, Fiji
Jarryd Hayne is returning to Fiji as an ambassador for Fiji Airways to support the country’s biggest international sporting event; the Fiji International.   A successful sportsman, Hayne will turn his hand to golf as he tees it up as a VIP guest in the official tournament pro-am Read more

Fiji's Baby Pearls Qualify for Youth World Cup in Botswana
It’s official! The Fijian Under-21 netball side dubbed the Baby Pearls are going to play
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Fitness drop for Fijian 7s rep
The fitness level of some of our national 7s squad members have dropped, says team manager Rop
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Fiji Bati named
Fiji National Rugby League Tuesday released the names of the Fiji Bati team to face Toa Samoa
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Milestone election for Oceania Football
The Oceania Football Confederation now has three candidates on the FIFA Council, following the
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