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10:43 pm GMT+12, 19/04/2018
 
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed that a telecommunications subsea cable between the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Australia will go live at the end of 2019.   In a joint statement with Solomon Islands Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela, Turnbull said the Australian government will be providing the "majority" of the funding for the project, which will have landing points in Port Moresby and » read more
 
Queen tips Prince Charles to follow her as Commonwealth head PM O’Neill begins CHOGM meetings with courtesy call to the Duke of York
CHOGM opens at Buckingham Palace, leaders discuss success and challenges ahead UK to open diplomatic posts in the Pacific, citing security concerns
 
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Environment dominates agenda at Commonwealth Youth Council
8:11 pm GMT+12, 19/04/2018, United Kingdom
Environmental concerns and climate change were uppermost on the minds of young delegates from 47 Commonwealth countries in London.   It was the largest ever meeting of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth Youth Council, with more than 500 young people taking part.   The Read more

Mosquito-packed drones ready to join fight against Zika and other deadly diseases – UN agency
 Robotics may soon be a critical ally in the fight against disease-spreading bugs, a Unit
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Stop digging: Which country will be the next to end fossil fuel exploration?
By Dr Helena Wright, E3G   Those with an eye on
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Taiwan/Republic of China provides funding support to Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
A handover ceremony Wednesday saw Representative of the Trade Mission of Taiwan/Republic of Ch
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Exceptional young people recognised for their contribution to development work
 A range of outstanding young people aged 15-29 have been honoured with Commonwealth Yout
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Business News
Vanuatu Finance minister expelled from party
8:08 pm GMT+12, 19/04/2018, Vanuatu
 Vanuatu Minister of Finance and Economic Management (MFEM) and Nagriamel’s Member of Parliament for Santo, Gaetan Pikioune, has been expelled from the party by the Nagriamel Upper Council of Chiefs (NUCC) of the Nagriamel Movement (NM).   The Chairman of the NUCC, James Read more

Sheng Lee appointed ANZCountry Head, Vanuatu
ANZ today announced the appointment of Sheng Lee as Country Head, Vanuatu, reporting to Tessa
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Billions sitting in trust accounts in banks: PNG Finance Minister
 More than K1 billion (US$308 million) of public money is sitting in trust accounts witho
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Man arrested over TOP$297,000 methamphetamine shipment from US
A 39-year-old man has been arrested in Tonga after 297 grams of methamphetamine, with a street
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Minister explains restructure is only way to save Telikom PNG, owes bank K800m
The Government’s decision to transfer certain portions of Telikom businesses, network in
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Sports News
Fiji, Samoa one win away from Netball World Cup
8:21 pm GMT+12, 19/04/2018, New Zealand
Fiji are one win away from a place at the Netball World Cup after outclassing the Cook Islands 55-38 in Auckland last night.   The Pearls made it two wins from two at the Oceania qualifiers, joining Samoa atop the competition standings.   Prior to this week Fiji had not won a Read more

Vanuatu Sport Minister on the dissolution of VASANOC committee
Vanuatu Minister of Sports Simeon Seule is unimpressed with the incumbent committee of VASANOC
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Fiji Pearls win first game for three years
The Fiji Pearls have held off a determined Tonga 58-46 in their opening match at the Netball W
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First fijian born woman announced to lead a Rugby league club from the Pacific
Former Fiji Bati and Kangaroos player Petero Civoniceva has proudly announced, “After ye
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Team Fiji CG medalists to receive incentives
The medalists from the Commonwealth Games are likely to receive incentives for their achieveme
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