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6:48 pm GMT+12, 16/08/2017
 
 U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a "wise" decision not to fire missiles towards the U.S. territory of Guam, which has eased escalating tension between the two countries.   Reclusive North Korea has made no secret of its plan to develop a missile capable of firing a nuclear warhead at the United States to counter what it perceives as constant U.S. threats of » read more
 
Solomon Islands Anti-Corruption Task Force arrests government permanent secretary Isaia Vaipuna Taape sworn in, Tuvalu Parliament session postponed
Samoa to host next PMC in 2019 Flood leaves 500 people homeless in PNG
 
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This Pacific Island Is Caught in a Global Power Struggle (And It's Not Guam)
6:59 pm GMT+12, 16/08/2017, Micronesia, Federated States of
The islands of Yap are at a crossroads. Should they stay aligned with the U.S., drift toward China, and/or open up to widespread development?   On a hot summer’s day in Yap, a crowd gathers in the island’s capital for the annual Homecoming Summer Festival. First a handful of Read more

Fiji Ministry of Education takes up stewardship of Financial Education Programme
Born out of a regional goal to increase financial competency in the Pacific, the Fiji Financia
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Countries urged to start bargaining over negative emissions
There is an emerging consensus CO2 needs to be sucked out of the air to meet clima
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Is Australia’s approach in the Pacific coming into focus (at last)?
By James Batley   During his visit to the Feder
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Pacific Forum seeks regional foreign policy
There is a push for the Pacific Islands Forum to develop a regional foreign policy to counter
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Business News
PNG Government staff locked out of offices because of failure to pay rent
6:53 pm GMT+12, 16/08/2017, Papua New Guinea
A landlord in Papua New Guinea has locked staff at several key government agencies out of their offices because the Government has not paid their rent.   A Port Moresby real estate agency locked the doors of seven properties on August 14, saying the Government had been given enough time Read more

Digicel founder behind new telecom - Denis O'Brien main shareholder in Deep Blue Cable
 Digicel Group founder and Chairman Denis O'Brien holds the largest stake in Deep Blu
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Governor of the Central Bank of Samoa warns against scams and con artists
The Governor of the Central Bank of Samoa, Maiava Atalina Ainuu-Enari, has yet again warned me
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Ten people die in Papua during mine labour dispute
An Australian miners' union says 10 people have died in Indonesia's Papua province due
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ANZ delivers MoneyMinded to 33 staff from Kookai
ANZ today welcomed the opportunity to deliver its flagship financial literacy programme, Money
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Sports News
2019 Pacific Games evaluation visit to Samoa completed
7:25 pm GMT+12, 16/08/2017, Samoa
The President of the Pacific Games Council, Vidhya Lakhan, and CEO, Andrew Minogue, have completed a three day evaluation visit to Samoa, one of three countries who have expressed their interest in hosting the 2019 Pacific Games.   The evaluation visit included the following Read more

Pacific Mini-Games qualifier begins on September 5
The Mariana Islands Basketball Federation’s inaugural 3X3 Hoopfest that will serve as qu
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New Caledonia eager for redemption in final
 New Caledonia hope to make the most of their rematch against defending champions New Zea
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Netball teams discover pool stage opponents at Gold Coast 2018
Uganda have discovered their pool stage opponents as they prepare to make their Commonwealth G
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National Rugby Championship: Fiji 'Drua' to make debut
Fiji’s new team in Australia’s National Rugby Championship will be known as the Dr
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