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11:13 pm GMT+12, 22/04/2018
 
Commonwealth countries face massive challenges which threaten their growth and survival, says Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.   He said the effects of climate change, particularly on vulnerable island nations, could not be stressed enough.   O’Neill told the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London that the countries were faced with extreme weather conditions brought about by climate » read more
 
Be wary of transnational crime PM O'Neill tell world leaders Second evacuation on Ambae will cost Vanuatu government Vt200million: DG Benjamin
Climate Action Special envoy pledges $4.5 million to help UN fight climate change in line with the Paris Agreement UK push into the Pacific to counter China
 
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A Pivotal Moment? The UK Signals Re-engagement with the Pacific
11:15 pm GMT+12, 22/04/2018, United Kingdom
Dr Tess Newton-Cain and Dr Anna Powles     At the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) held in London last week, Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson announced the UK would expand its diplomatic network with the opening of nine new diplomatic posts in Read more

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Communiqué “Towards a Common Future”
Commonwealth Heads of Government met in the United Kingdom from 19 to 20 April 2018 and discus
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Leaders applaud ‘Commonwealth Blue Charter’ on ocean action
Commonwealth leaders agreed on a bold, co-ordinated push to protect the ocean from the effects
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Environment dominates agenda at Commonwealth Youth Council
Environmental concerns and climate change were uppermost on the minds of young delegates from
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Mosquito-packed drones ready to join fight against Zika and other deadly diseases – UN agency
 Robotics may soon be a critical ally in the fight against disease-spreading bugs, a Unit
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Business News
Commonwealth adopts forward-looking connectivity agenda for trade and investment
5:54 pm GMT+12, 22/04/2018, United Kingdom
In response to the risks to growth presented by rising protectionism, leaders at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM)in London expressed their strong support for the multilateral trading system and adopted a six-point connectivity agenda to boost trade and investment links across Read more

Vanuatu Finance minister expelled from party
 Vanuatu Minister of Finance and Economic Management (MFEM) and Nagriamel’s Member
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Sheng Lee appointed ANZCountry Head, Vanuatu
ANZ today announced the appointment of Sheng Lee as Country Head, Vanuatu, reporting to Tessa
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Billions sitting in trust accounts in banks: PNG Finance Minister
 More than K1 billion (US$308 million) of public money is sitting in trust accounts witho
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Man arrested over TOP$297,000 methamphetamine shipment from US
A 39-year-old man has been arrested in Tonga after 297 grams of methamphetamine, with a street
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Sports News
Samoa beat Fiji to finish top of Oceania Regional Qualifier for 2019 Netball World Cup
11:20 pm GMT+12, 22/04/2018, New Zealand
Samoa overturned the world rankings as they defeated Fiji 54-43 to finish top of the Oceania Netball World Cup 2019 Regional Qualifier in Auckland - although both teams had already secured the two places for next year’s grand finale in Liverpool.   The young Samoan side, mainly Read more

Marist takes slight advantage home
An away goal for Marist could prove crucial after the first leg of the OFC Champions League se
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Stalemate between NZ rivals in OFC semi
Team Wellington and Auckland City FC have played out a scoreless draw in the first leg of thei
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Australia and New Zealand take Oceania U18 Sevens titles
Australia and New Zealand have split the spoils at the Oceania U18 Sevens Championships.
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Fiji, Samoa one win away from Netball World Cup
Fiji are one win away from a place at the Netball World Cup after outclassing the Cook Islands
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