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11:00 pm GMT+12, 18/09/2017
 
A warrant of arrest issued for Solomon Islands Minister of Provincial Governments and Institutional Strengthening David Tome was withdrawn Monday.   This was after his lawyer Michael Pitakaka applied to have the warrant of arrest withdrawn.   Principal Magistrate John Numapo issued the warrant of arrest on September 1 after his lawyer failed to turn up in court to update the court on the status of his » read more
 
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EU pledges support to Fijiís Presidency of COP23 As climate change makes bad weather worse, countries must strengthen resilience, UN officials urge
 
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Pacific Climate Warriors launch Declaration on Climate Change in preparation for COP 23
11:08 pm GMT+12, 18/09/2017, Fiji
350.org Pacific Climate Warriors weary from waiting for the world to take the necessary action to address climate change, have decided to take matters into their own hands ahead of this year’s climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany.     The climate activists representing 12 Read more

On a Pacific island - we don't question climate change, we live it
By Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson,   When you grow up on a tropical island, t
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OPINION: Why Australia must restore shortwave radio to the Pacific?
By John Greenshields   On our Australian doorst
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Women of childbearing age around world suffering toxic levels of mercury
Women of childbearing age from around the world have been found to have high levels of mercury
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Twenty-Eighth SPREP meeting of officials opens in Samoa
The twenty-Eighth SPREP Meeting opened in Samoa marking a new era for the premiere regional en
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Business News
Conditional poultry ban in PNG
11:02 pm GMT+12, 18/09/2017, Papua New Guinea
 A conditional ban on uncooked poultry imports is in effect, according to the Papua New Guinea Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock.   The latest gazettal to undertake a conditional ban on uncooked poultry imports has already been made official by the National Quarantine Authority Read more

Regional Tourism Arrivals to the region Up 18.4% in the June Quarter
Tourist arrivals in the Pacific ACP and SPTO member countries increased by 18.4% in the second
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PNG Government keen on improving fishing industry
The government will work closely with the fishing industry to implement new policy initiatives
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PNG Government offers rebate to land catches onshore
 The Government will work closely with the fishing industry to implement new policy initi
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Thousands stranded in New Zealand after digger punctures jet fuel pipe
 New Zealand has been hit by a severe shortage of jet fuel, with thousands of domestic an
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Sports News
OCA President closes door on Oceania participation in main Asian Games
5:35 pm GMT+12, 18/09/2017, Turkmenistan
Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah appears to have shut the door on teams from Oceania participating at the full Asian Games.   He instead urged athletes from the continent to focus on the Asian Beach Games and the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Read more

IOC elects eight new Members
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has today elected eight new Members as well as a new
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NRC Fijian warriors clip Eagles' wings
Brutal defence, aggressiveness, determination, teamwork and the trademark turnover attacking F
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PNG PMís XIII named
Papua New Guinea PM’s XIII was named Thursday.   The team was annou
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Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua returns as Manu Samoa head coach
The worst kept secret in town appears to be finally out.   Fuimaono Titim
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