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8:00 pm GMT+12, 23/01/2019
 
The Democratic Alliance Party (DAP) of Solomon Islands caretaker Prime Minister, will review the nation’s diplomatic ties with Taiwan if it comes to power after this year’s election.  That’s according to the party’s manifesto launched in Honiara Tuesday.  “We will embrace a ‘look north’ foreign policy while reviewing our diplomatic ties the Republic of China (ROC) on » read more
 
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Fear of abandonment’: a history of Australian foreign policy
00:35 am GMT+12, 23/01/2019, Fiji
By John West Allan Gingili’s Fear of abandonment is a masterpiece on the history of Australia’s foreign policy. The most important storyline is Australia’s journey from being a mere dominion of mother Britain to increasingly shaping its own new destiny in the Read more

Indonesia Takes a Page out of China’s Playbook to Cement Control over West Papua

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Competing Pacific narratives
By Joanne Wallis Two narratives dominated geopolitical discussions of the
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US-China battle for dominance extends across Pacific, above and below the sea

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Why are we contemplating saddling the Pacific with more debt?

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Fijians continue to benefit from Fiji's film industry
7:48 pm GMT+12, 23/01/2019, Fiji
Fiji's Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Premila Kumar says the country's audio-visual industry is becoming a key contributor to the economy and has shown significant growth over the years.  The Minister said on the past four years, the industry has grown Read more

Governor reactivates Guest Worker Programme for StarKist Samoa
Governor Lolo Moliga of American Samoa has authorised the reactivation of the Guest Worker Pro
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Fiji to receive health boost thanks to Canberra Company

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Tongan fibre-optic cable outage relieved by satellite
Since 8:30pm Sunday evening Tonga Cable experienced an outage in the submarine cable network t
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Samoa Airways chairman confident of airline financial performance

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Captains ready for HSBC New Zealand Sevens
7:46 pm GMT+12, 23/01/2019, New Zealand
Sixteen captains lined up at the iconic Tūrangawaewae Marae, ahead of the HSBC New Zealand Sevens, which kicks off this weekend at the FMG Stadium in Hamilton.  The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series has delivered scintillating action from the opening two rounds in Dubai and Cape Read more

League stars' promotion of coal in PNG questioned
Questions have been raised in Papua New Guinea over the visit by Australian rugby league stars
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Samoa 7s welcome back reinforcements for Hamilton
Samoa have welcomed back some key personnel among three changes to their squad for the Hamilto
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Fiji 7s leave door open for disgraced player

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Tabakaucoro qualifies for Pacific Games in Samoa

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