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9:12 pm GMT+12, 27/02/2020
 
 Drug trafficking through the Pacific is of increasing concern, says a United Nations report.   This week the International Narcotics Control Board released its annual report on the movement of drugs, including pre-cursor chemicals for illicit drugs.   Board member and University of New South Wales Professor Richard Mattick said there was evidence that drug trafficking had increased in the region with illicit material » read more
 
Morocco renews commitment to Pacific Island States Chuuk Independence vote postponed as China-U.S. Pacific contest builds
Constitutional application to be filed against former Vanuatu Opposition leader Kalsakau No country should make ‘fatal’ mistake of ignoring COVID-19 coronavirus: WHO Chief
 
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Pacific Island Countries Gear up for the 84th Extraordinary Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child
7:10 pm GMT+12, 27/02/2020, Fiji
UNICEF is supporting Cook Islands and Tuvalu prepare for their reporting on how they are upholding the rights of children at the upcoming 84th Extraordinary Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child which will be held in Samoa next week.   In Article 44 of the Convention, Read more

Regionalism, a double-edged sword
By Jared Koli   Pacific regionalism is described as a double-edged sword
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He helped shape the 200 mile EEZ and the Law of the Sea: Ambassador Satya Nandan passes away
By Sadhana Sen "He stands tall amongst the giants o
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Study in Australia or teach in the Pacific?
Written by Satish Chand, Ryan Edwards   The Aus
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Savali newspaper interview with Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
HOW WAS YOUR MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT OF ISRAEL?   PM TUILA
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Business News
Samoa Cabinet suspends Communication Regulator
7:08 pm GMT+12, 27/02/2020, Samoa
Samoa Cabinet suspends  Communication Regulator APIA, 28 FEBRUARY 2020 (SAMOA OBSERVER) --- Samoa Cabinet has suspended the Communication Regulator, Lefaoali’i Unutoa Auelua-Fonoti, amid an ongoing investigation into a complaint by her former secretary alleging she Read more

Japanese investors encouraged to invest in Fiji
Japanese investments in Fiji over the past five years has been worth $4.5million (US$2 million
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PM Marape discourage aid but wants more trade from Australia and NZ
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape says he is not encouraging more aid from Australi
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Coles to take Fiji Kava to mainstream market in Australia
Supermarket giant Coles is set to bring Fiji Kava products to the mainstream market in Austral
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Palau's marine sanctuary backfires, leading to increased consumption of reef fish
Palau’s much-touted marine sanctuary has backfired, with the fishing ban leading to an i
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Sports News
England to face Tonga as part of November internationals
4:51 pm GMT+12, 27/02/2020, United Kingdom
Tonga have been added to England's schedule for the November internationals and will face Eddie Jones' side on Nov. 21 at Twickenham Stadium, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said on Thursday.   The Pacific islanders take on England after the hosts face New Zealand on Nov. 7 and Read more

Pacific sprint Wisil queen plans to retire this year
Pacific sprint queen and PNG's athletic sensation Toea Wisil said she will retire from act
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Tonga NRL appeal rugby league's ban
Tonga's rugby league dramas will drag on for another three weeks after the nation's ex
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Hosts confirmed for 2020 Youth Tournaments
Fiji and Samoa are set to host two of the biggest youth competitions on the 2020 Oceania footb
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Oceania Cup is back in 2020 with three cracking double headers
The Asia Pacific Rugby League Confederation is delighted to announce the return of the Oceania
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