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The 11th National Parliament is yet to get underway, having gone past an hour of the scheduled time of 10 am. About 79 elected members are present in the chamber, of this 15 are in the opposition bench. Leader of PANGU Pati James Marape, National Alliance Party leader Allan Bird, Lae MP John Rosso, and newly elected Wau Bulolo MP Sam...

ONOC Digest – Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

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ONOC is delivering this Digest in partnership with The Reporters’ Academy and the Pacific Islands News Association (PINA). OCEANIA’S DAY AT THE GAMES - DAY 10 At Birmingham’s Alexander stadium Vanuatu’s Elstrom Wanemut was in the Men’s Triple Jump final. After a failed first attempt, Elstrom hopped, skipped, and jumped his way across the sand pit to reach a...

Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and FIFA put climate partnership into action

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The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) and FIFA have jointly launched a 12-month plan to implement the climate change partnership they signed in April and turn commitment into concrete climate action. Key activities will include employing FIFA Legends to raise climate change awareness and adapting existing infrastructure in one of the world’s most vulnerable regions to make it more climate...

Marshall Islands sees first Covid-19 spread

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The Marshall Islands lost its Covid-free status Monday when tests confirmed six positive cases in the capital, the first known community transmission since the pandemic started in early 2020. It was not immediately clear the source of the Covid spread as Marshall Islands borders have been closed since March 2020 and rules currently require 10 days of government-managed quarantine prior...

Solomons PM’s absence from memorial service was a ‘missed opportunity,’ U.S official says

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The U.S deputy secretary of state said Monday the prime minister of the Solomon Islands “missed an important opportunity” by failing to attend a memorial service to mark the anniversary of a key World War II battle, amid concerns the South Pacific Island nation is building closer ties with China. Wendy Sherman and U.S Ambassador to Australia Caroline Kennedy were...

PNG Governor General invites ruling Pangu Pati to form government

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Papua New Guinea Governor General Sir Bob Dadae has invited the ruling Pangu Pati to form Government in the 11th Parliament. Pangu Pati won the highest number of seats in the 2022 National Election with 36 declared so far. Sir Bob presented the Section 63 Letter to Pangu Pati General-Secretary Morris Tovebae at Government House in Port Moresby. The Vice Regal said...

U.S warns Pacific Isles of ‘struggle’ against coercive regimes

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A top U.S diplomat warned Pacific Islands of a new struggle against violent power-hungry regimes Sunday, as she visited the Solomon Islands to mark the 80th anniversary of World War II's Battle of Guadalcanal. With China's military carrying out war drills around Taiwan and Russia bombarding Ukraine, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman hit out at a new crop of...

FSM tells U.S and China to calm down

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Seeking to referee between the world's superpowers, the Federated States of Micronesia has called on the United States and China to tone down their mutual “bullying” that causes burgeoning anxiety in the Pacific islands region. “As the two superpowers in the world, the U.S and China set the tone and cadence for global conversations on peace; if there is no...

Report finds Pacific businesses enroute to build back better

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The newly released PTI Pacific Business Monitor – Recovery Series Q2 2022 report has found that while the negative impact of COVID-19 on businesses across the Pacific remains severe, confidence of business survival amongst respondents is high, with 90 per cent confident that they will survive the COVID-19 crisis - the highest figure since tracking began. Having run the survey...

FSM Government statement on U.S-China relations and the impact of high-level visit to Taiwan

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Recently, the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) became aware of a high-level visit to Taiwan by the Speaker of the U.S House of Representatives. The FSM has received informal communications from representatives of both the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the United States of America asking if the FSM will comment...

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11th Parliament yet to start

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The 11th National Parliament is yet to get underway, having gone past an hour of the scheduled time of 10 am. About 79 elected members...

ONOC Digest – Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

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ONOC is delivering this Digest in partnership with The Reporters’ Academy and the Pacific Islands News Association (PINA). OCEANIA’S DAY AT THE GAMES -...

Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and FIFA put climate partnership into action

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The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) and FIFA have jointly launched a 12-month plan to implement the climate change partnership they signed in April...