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9:54 pm GMT+12, 22/11/2017
 
Australia’s alliance with the US will become more important in the Indo-Pacific region as China’s power and influence grows, the long-awaited Foreign Policy White Paper has declared.   The blueprint, released by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop today, reinforces Australia’s desire for the US to remain dominant in the region, while also urging China to use its power to enhance » read more
 
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Training for Vanuatu MPs Provides Opportunity for Improved Interaction with Executive on National Development
10:04 pm GMT+12, 22/11/2017, Vanuatu
Members of the Vanuatu Parliament underwent a two-day capacity building training to boost their knowledge on the National Budget cycle as well as build on their capacity to analyse and adopt the annual Appropriation Bill.   The capacity for members of Parliament in analyzing and Read more

With access to clean, modern energy, poorer countries look to power ahead through innovation – UN report
Energy is key to global development, but the world’s poorest and most vulnerable nations
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Combining Tradition and Modern Science to Survive Climate Change in the Pacific Islands
A network of protected and locally managed marine areas that began as a tool to en
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Tonga stakeholders call for more ocean forecasts
 Following a successful ocean science training and stakeholder engagement workshop last w
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No Support for Climate Change Victims as Fiji Sides With Historical Polluters
By Aruna Chandrasekhar    In a huge blow,
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Business News
Samoa joins fight against negative propaganda against coconuts
10:06 pm GMT+12, 22/11/2017, Samoa
 At its annual meeting held in Kiribati last month, the Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC) declared its fight by signing the Tarawa Accord, against the negative propaganda on the health and nutritional attributes of coconut and its products, emerging from the American Heart Read more

Australia welcomes Solomons' commitment to new cable project
Australia has welcomed the announcement by Solomon Islands' new prime minister that he is
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Fiji sign a multi-year, multi-transponder agreement with Eutelsat Communications
Walesi, the Fijian Government’s Digital Television infrastructure management company, ha
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PNG stock exchange switches on NASDAQ trading system
NASDAQ and the Port Moresby Stock Exchange (POMSoX) have announced that POMSoX has gone live w
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60 percent of Fijians depend on fish
More than half of Fiji’s population depend on fish as a source of income and livelihood.
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Sports News
Cook Islands women stun England
10:17 pm GMT+12, 22/11/2017, Cook Islands
The Cook Islands have stunned England in Wednesday's Women's World Cup clash at Southern Cross Group Stadium, winning 22-16 with a try in the final seconds.    The underdogs burst out to a 16-0 half-time lead with tries to Beniamina Koiatu, Katelyn Arona and Cecelia Read more

Fiji Bati hopes to rise again
Vodafone Fiji Bati coach Mick Potter believes Fiji is a giant-killer.   &
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Mal Meninga admits to feeling shift in international rugby league
Fiji has tipped the Rugby League World Cup on its head, and now Australian coach Mal Meninga a
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King attends Mate Ma’a Tonga semi final match against England on Saturday
King Tupou VI will attend Tonga’s semi final match against England at Mt Smart Stadium i
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Fiji stay grounded ahead of World Cup semi final clash with Australia
Apisai Koroisau denies that the Fijian team has already played their World Cup “grand fi
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