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7:15 pm GMT+12, 19/11/2017
 
Over 6,000 government employees in the public service, teaching service, the police, parliament and those under the Official Salaries Act, will receive a pay rise for the first time in 11 years that will cost the Government of Vanuatu nearly Vt1.9 billion (US$17.65 million).   The last increase was in 2006 to increase the salary of all government workers. Hence, this pay rise has been a long time coming, the Government Remuneration » read more
 
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No Support for Climate Change Victims as Fiji Sides With Historical Polluters
6:27 pm GMT+12, 19/11/2017, Germany
By Aruna Chandrasekhar    In a huge blow, the Conference of Parties (COP) at the UN climate talks adopted a decision with no concrete support for victims on the frontlines of climate change in developing countries, after strong lobbying by developed countries.   The Read more

Momentum Builds with New Financial Commitments on Insurance and Forests to Scaled-Up Climate Action by Governments, Cities and Companies
Nations agreed Friday to launch the next steps towards higher climate action ambition before 2
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UN conference closes with renewed urgency for greater ambition to tackle climate change
The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) wrapped up on Friday in Bonn, Germany, wi
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In major new report, UN environment chief urges ambitious action to save planet from 'pollution menace'
Every part of the planet and every person is affected by pollution – the world's lar
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GEF welcomes new support to the most vulnerable countries
Today, the Government of Sweden announced it would provide additional funds of SEK 185 million
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Business News
ADB reaffirms presence in Cook Islands
6:29 pm GMT+12, 19/11/2017, Cook Islands
The Deputy Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Teariki Heather joined the Regional Director of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) South Pacific Subregional Office Robert Jauncey Friday to inaugurate ADB’s new Cook Islands Development Coordination Read more

New pack houses: Tonga plan to buy growers’ crops and export them to NZ begins
The project for Tonga to buy crops and other products from locals and export them to New Zeala
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Strongim Bisnis launches new office
Strongim Bisnis, the new business programme working with the private sector to increase econom
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South Pacific Islands to attend China International Travel Mart in China
The South Pacific Tourism Organisation  will be part of the largest annual professional t
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Critical funds for Tuvalu’s aviation sector approved
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a grant of US$8.75 million
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Sports News
NZRL throws support behind yearly Pasifika tournament: 'We'd certainly be open to it'
6:39 pm GMT+12, 19/11/2017, New Zealand
New Zealand Rugby League boss Alex Hayton has thrown his support behind a Pasifika tournament as part of the sport's international calendar.   Fiji knocked New Zealand out of the tournament on Saturday, beating the Kiwis 4-2 in a tryless quarter-final in Wellington.   The Read more

Fiji send New Zealand tumbling out of World Cup
New Zealand suffered an upset at the hands of Pacific island rivals for the second week in a r
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Superstar Jarryd Hayne embraces idea of Pacific Barbarians league team
Jarryd Hayne has endorsed the concept of a Pacific Barbarians-style rugby league team.
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Jarryd Hayne sends chilling message Fiji Bati are ready to face NZ
Fiji utility Jarryd Hayne is hoping his side can draw inspiration from Tonga's win over Ne
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Tonga boilover has Samoa believing they can eliminate Australia
Prop Sam Tagataese says Tonga's landmark victory over New Zealand on Saturday has given Sa
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