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01:16 am GMT+12, 22/05/2019
 
President Donald Trump met Tuesday at the White House with the leaders of the tiny, but strategic states of Micronesia and other Pacific island nations to underline the leading U.S role in the region. The brief but symbolic meeting demonstrated U.S support at a time when Washington is pushing back against expanding Chinese influence in the Pacific. Trump hosted the presidents of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia and the » read more
 
Vanuatu PM salutes partnership with NZ Pacific leaders urge Scott Morrison to act on climate emergency following election win
The late Dr Jiko Luveni posthumously recognised as a global health hero at the WHO meeting in Geneva Tonga PM back at work after treatment
 
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Joint Statement from the President of the United States and the Presidents of the Freely Associated States
01:07 am GMT+12, 22/05/2019, United States
The United States of America, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia, as Pacific nations, jointly reaffirm our interest in a free, open, and prosperous Indo-Pacific region.   We recognise our unique, historic, and special Read more

Coral bleaching event underway in French Polynesia despite no El Nino
By Jo Khan Widespread coral bleaching has been reported in the French Poly
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OPINION: Through the lens of a seasonal worker
By Kalomel Sepa My name is Kalomel Sepa and I am 30 years old. I come from
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'One day we'll disappear': Tuvalu's sinking islands
By Eleanor Ainge Roy in Tuvalu On the hottest days,
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Business News
Kina shares plans to become ‘leading bank’
01:05 am GMT+12, 22/05/2019, Papua New Guinea
KINA Bank is aiming to become the leading financial technical bank in the country when it acquires ANZ’s retail, commercial and small to medium enterprise (SME) business on 23 Sept, chief executive Greg Pawson says. “We are taking a very significant upgrade of our Read more

SPTO releases 2019-2024 Pacific Tourism Forecast

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Kina, ANZ aim for smooth transition
If you are an ANZ customer, you do not have to do anything when Kina Bank acquires ANZ’s
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Cook Islands telecom policy promises affordability
Cook Islanders are being promised affordable and quality telecommunications and internet servi
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17 APTC students graduate in Kiribati
Seventeen i-Kiribati students graduated in eight different technical and vocational programmes
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Sports News
PNG to support Solomon Islands bid for 2023 Pacific Games
01:25 am GMT+12, 22/05/2019, Papua New Guinea
Sports Vice-Minister Wesley Raminai has made an undertaking for Papua New Guinea to support Solomon Islands’ bid to host the 2023 Pacific Games in Honiara. Raminai said the national government’s support will be towards infrastructure development. He told a Solomon Islands Read more

Fiji's World Cup preparations dealt a blow as coach cut from staff
The perennial problem of how to fund the Fiji Rugby Union appears to have forced head coach Jo
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Development of women in rugby is the single greatest opportunity for our sport to grow in the next decade'
World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont believes women’s rugby will be rugby’s next mas
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Samoan PM to compete in Pacific Games
The Prime Minister of Samoa has been selected to represent Samoa in archery at the XVI Pacific
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Footballer sues CIFA for $1 million
A footballer is suing the Football Association for NZD$1 million (approx US$653,700), claiming
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