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06:23 am GMT+12, 06/05/2021
 
New candidates will not be allowed to contest Samoa's second election of the year.   The head of state called a new election after April's election wound up in a protracted deadlock, with the two sides on 26 seats each.   According to the writs issued by the head of state, only candidates who contested April's election can run in this month's one.   If any of the nearly 200 candidates don't want to go a » read more
 
PNG 2022 General election dates set FAST Party challenges Samoa Head of State’s call for fresh elections
Samoa Chief Justice confirms election petitions will proceed New Zealand rejects call to review Samoa election
 
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Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission convenes amid COVID-19’s continued menace to world’s fisheries hub
05:23 am GMT+12, 06/05/2021, Thailand
The 36th Session of the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) has wrapped up the first of its three-day biennial session, convened in its first all-virtual format, amid ongoing uncertainties created within fishery-food supply chains caused by the global pandemic.   In opening the Read more

“Media Workers are also COVID-19 Frontline Workers,” says PINA President
As we join the global community in marking the UNESCO 2021 World Press Freedom Day today, the Pac
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The Fijian Media Association statement on World Press Freedom Day 2021
-The Fijian Media Association takes this moment on World Press Freedom Day to thank and pay tribu
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Pacific pivot or pirouette?
Whilst the Biden administration has signalled its intent to more actively engage the Pacific
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“Building a solid foundation for OACP for the next 20+ years”
Interview with the Chair of the OACPS Committee of Ambassadors for the period 01 Febr
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Business News
Fiji's new Covid outbreak pops ‘bula bubble’
05:19 am GMT+12, 06/05/2021, Fiji
-After putting the lid on Covid for almost a year, Fiji has been dealing with containing its biggest outbreak since the pandemic first hit its shores last year.   Just as talks for the “bula bubble” touted by Fiji’s Tourism Minister Faiyaz Koya were starting to look more Read more

ADB launches plan for Pacific to boost urban services and livability
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has unveiled its approach to help Pacific countries improve thei
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NZ, Cook Islands travel bubble significant step in COVID-19 recovery
 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown have t
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COVID procurement under the media microscope
Pacific anti-corruption journalists investigated the mitigation of potential corruption risks in
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Maintain stimulus and support in Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tonga until tourists return - ADB
The economic recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in tourism-dependent, Poly
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Sports News
Lawyers called in as rift grows in Oceania weightlifting
06:29 am GMT+12, 06/05/2021, Australia
The Oceania Weightlifting Federation (OWF) is refusing a demand from its own members for elections to be held at an Extraordinary Congress.   The date for the Extraordinary Congress - which was requested by nine nations who appear to be unhappy with the way the sport is governed by their Read more

Interim rugby league body being considered in Tonga
An interim management body could be established as to run the affairs of Tongan Rugby League in t
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