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6:31 pm GMT+12, 26/05/2016
 
Palau destroyed another Vietnamese fishing boat caught poaching in its water with the island nation warning that it is imposing a zero tolerance policy against illegal fishing.   On May 25, the blue boat seized last month was set on fire miles of the coast of Palau, sending an even stronger message that it is serious against its fight to combat illegal fishing.     “As I’ve said in the past, we will not » read more
 
Moves to remove Indonesia from MSG Cooler Pacific temperatures signal end of devastating El Nino
Forum Leaders invitations out, but will Fiji PM Bainimarama attend? Taiwan provides funding for Smaller Island States
 
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Manual addresses biosecurity information challenge
5:39 pm GMT+12, 26/05/2016, Guam
Comprehensive information about biosecurity regulations for transporting handicrafts across borders in the Pacific region is now more accessible following the launch of a manual at the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts in Hagatna, Guam.   The Biosecurity Manual for Handicrafts: Requirements Read more

Experts collaborate to reduce ‘Ghost Fishing’
The abandonment and discarding of commercial fishing gear is one of the most problematic types
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Indonesia is NOT Melanesia
By Dr Tarcisius Tara Kabutaulaka   Late last we
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The Act of Free Choice – legal analysis
By Melinda Janki   The Act of Free Choice 1969
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UN humanitarian summit to 'shape a different future,' Ban tells thousands at opening ceremony
At the opening of the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in Istanbul, United Nations Secretary-Ge
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Business News
U.S. should not promote consumption of highly depleted Pacific Bluefin: PEW
6:35 pm GMT+12, 26/05/2016, United States
In a surprising move, the U.S. government is now saying that it is OK to eat highly threatened Pacific bluefin tuna, at a time when this population remains at historically low levels.   As one of the world’s largest fishing nations, the United States has an important role and Read more

Cook Islands' Air Rarotonga to add a Cessna Citation
Air Rarotonga has acquired a maiden Cessna Citation II for use in expanding its domestic Cook
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ANZ Bank charged by Fiji DPP for breach of Financial Transaction Reporting Act
The ANZ Bank has been charged by Fiji’s Director of Public Prosecutions Office for breac
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Fiji Business Disaster Resilience Council formed
Fiji Business Disaster Resilience Council formed ISTANBUL, 27 MAY 2016 ( FIJI
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MSG Trade Ministers approve new MSG Trade Agreement
The 5th Trade Ministers Meeting of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) held in Port Vila, Van
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Sports News
Fijian weightlifter Vaivai snatches gold
5:44 pm GMT+12, 26/05/2016, Fiji
Apolonia Vaivai is a prospect for Fijian weight-lifting at the Rio Olympics in August.   Vaivai showed her determination in the 69kg category when she went for a 114kg lift to snatch the gold medal away from arch rival and fellow Fijian Eilene Cikamatana Thursday.   Her win Read more

Fiji win 2015-16 series and guarantee top seeding for Rio
By reaching the Cup quarter-finals at the HSBC London Sevens, Fiji confirmed their status as t
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Scotland win historic first Cup title with incredible comeback
Scotland scored two tries in the final minute to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat and en
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Fiji closing in on back-to-back 7s series titles
The first round of the 2015-16 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series seems like a very, very
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Solomon Islands need to begin work on 2023 Pacific Games immediately, official warns
Work should start on preparations for the 2023 Pacific Games in the Solomon Islands “imm
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