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Tongan Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva says he has a person in mind who could replace him as party leader when he steps down.   Speaking exclusively to Kaniva news, the 77-year-old political veteran said he had picked his potential successor after assessing members’ “commitment and sacrifice” to the Paati Temokalati ‘o e ‘Otu MotuAnga’ofa (the Democracy Party).   “I know » read more
 
Tuvalu Prime Minister calls for Commonwealth strategic support on climate EU and ACP countries conclude first round of negotiations to modernise their relations
Solomon Islands Parliament dissolves Solomon Islands MP Manetoali charged on the eve of 10th parliament’s dissolution
 
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The ocean plays an integral part in the climate system
8:18 pm GMT+12, 16/12/2018, Poland
From the Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner   The Pacific Islands States who believe that the Ocean plays an integral part in the climate system say that the Blue Pacific Continent they have stewardship of cannot afford the risks of exceeding 1.5 degrees Celsius above Read more

Diplomatic dance around Japanese delicacy
By Netani Rika in Honolulu, Hawaii   In the Jap
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Shark fins worse than their bite at tuna talks
By Netani Rika in Hawaii   As Pacific nations g
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High seas tuna transshipments targeted for action
Pacific Island fisheries leaders want the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission to
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Livelihoods on the line as Pacific nations unite to fight for their albacore tuna industry
By Lisa Williams-Lahari for Tuna Pacific   Alba
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New minimum wage announced in Solomon Islands
6:32 pm GMT+12, 16/12/2018, Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands government last night announced an increase in the country’s legal minimum wage from $4 per hour to $8 (US$0.49 - US$0.99) per hour that will come into effect as of next year.   Outgoing and caretaker Minister of Commerce, Industry, Labour and Immigration William Read more

Samoa PM's son is CEO of Finance Ministry
 The Samoan Cabinet has approved the appointment of Oscar Thomas Malielegaoi as the new C
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PNG Watchdog keeps close eye on APEC assets
The leadership watchdog, Ombudsman Commission, has given the government until tomorrow to acco
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ADB, Marshall Islands sign agreement to boost energy security
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands si
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FSM taps on technology for full tuna transparency by 2023
By Bernadette H. Carreon in Waikiki, Honolulu  
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$3m package for Pacific Games from official sponsor Digicel
6:38 pm GMT+12, 16/12/2018, Samoa
Digicel Samoa were announced as the official sponsor of the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games at their head office in Apia.   The official sponsorship package is valued at $3 million Tala (US$1.1 million), entailing both cash and broadcasting and communication services.    The Read more

Manu Samoa coach still open to using 7s loophole
The coach of Manu Samoa remains open to working with players who want to switch their internat
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Methodist Church Faleula compound to accommodate XVI Pacific Games athletes
The Pacific Games Office has confirmed that the Methodist Church of Samoa’s Faleula comp
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Fiji crowned champions at HSBC Cape Town Sevens
A pair of tries from Kalione Nasoko and Vilimoni Botitu helped Fiji beat USA 29-15 in the Cup
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Hamilton 7s pools drawn
The Fiji 7s side is grouped with Australia, Argentina and Wales in Pool A of the Hamilton 7s w
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