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11:01 pm GMT+12, 25/05/2017
 
By Samisoni Pareti in Cancun, Mexico   Fiji’s private sector has joined a groundbreaking initiative aimed at strengthening the resilience of businesses during times of disasters.   Called the Fiji Business Disaster Resilience Council (FBDRC), the scheme is promoting the adoption of business continuity plans of Council members. Membership is open to businesses big and small, and according to its inaugural chair, Digicel » read more
 
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UN Sasakawa Award honours efforts to curb disaster deaths
11:03 pm GMT+12, 25/05/2017, Mexico
By Jonathan Fowler and Andy McElroy   Efforts to reduce disaster death tolls in Portugal, Iran, Brazil and Fiji have been honoured by an international award from the United Nations and Japan’s Nippon Foundation.   Issued at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Read more

G7 leaders walk fine line between Trump and Paris deal
By Karl Mathiesen   The leaders of the G7 countries face a dilemma at a s
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'I donít take orders from the chief justice': How Nauru ousted its judicial leaders
By Ben Doherty   New details of the Nauru gover
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With focus on natural disasters, UN risk reduction forum opens in Mexico
Opening a major United Nations conference on risk reduction in Cancun, Mexico, Deputy Secretar
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RAMSI chapter ends in Australiaís Pacific story
By James Batley, ANU   On 30 June this year, th
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Business News
Samoan Finance Minister says Polynesian Airlines must have strong business case
11:07 pm GMT+12, 25/05/2017, Samoa
Samoan Minister of Finance, Sili Epa Tuioti, says Polynesian Airlines must have a very solid business case for the government to revive its international operations.   He also believes that learning from the lessons of the past is a must for the government.   He made the Read more

PNG Government rejects 5pc tax
The Papua New Guinea Government is shelving a recommendation by the Taxation Review Committee
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Plans to improve PNG fisheries sector underway
Papua New Guinea National Fisheries Authority has signed a memorandum of understanding with Vi
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$15m tax evasion in Fiji
The Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority (FRCA) is investigating several companies and taxpayers
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$202m for Fiji Sugar Corporation
Fijian Parliament approved an additional $202 million (US$96.9 million) loan guarantee for the
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Sports News
Kangaroos to face Fiji and PNG in Suva
8:57 pm GMT+12, 25/05/2017, Australia
The Australian Kangaroos will face Fiji and Papua New Guinea in an historic tri-contest in Suva ahead of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.   The innovative format of the match will see all three teams face each other on October 14, at Suva’s ANZ Stadium.   Fiji will face Read more

Ben Frame board blames impasse for PNG Pukpuks fall-out
The Papua New Guinea Rugby Football Union (PNGRFU) Board, led by Ben Frame, regrets to advise
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Cook Islands Rugby Union a bit apprehensive of new eligibility rule
Cook Islands Rugby Union (CIRU) is a bit apprehensive of the new residency requirement set by
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Five schools in Port Vila to be Games Village for Pacific Mini Games
Vanuatu will be over populated from the 4th to 15th December 2017 for the Pacific Mini Games.
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China boosts Samoaís Pacific Games bid
China has signed over $1.8 billion Chinese Yuan (US$261.8 million) to the Samoan government fo
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