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4:05 pm GMT+12, 18/10/2018
 
Fijians living in remote island communities will be the first to vote as part of pre-polling and will also be among the first voters to get their hands on the voter instruction booklets.   Supervisor of Elections – Mohammed Saneem says with the candidates now allocated their three digit numbers with the ball draw finalized, the next key processes of the electoral preparation ramps up.   “We are printing the voter » read more
 
Fiji's Great Council of Chiefs restored in 100 days under SODELPA - Rabuka New Caledonia separatists 'confident' as referendum nears
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USP Journalism Student Awards recognise excellence in journalism
4:09 pm GMT+12, 18/10/2018, Fiji
By Mitieli Baleiwai   Distinguished media academic, Professor David Robie, and two prominent USP Journalism alumni, will be the chief guests at the USP Journalism Student Awards at Laucala campus today.   Organised by The University of the South Pacific Journalism Programme, Read more

‘Virginity testing’: a human rights violation, with no scientific basis - UN
A group of United Nations agencies has issued a joint statement calling for a ban on tests mea
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Pacific met services play key role in informing health, food and water security, tourism, energy and disaster risk reduction
Warmer temperatures and increased rainfall can pose threats to our livelihoods and health by i
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World population set to grow another 2.2 billion by 2050: UN survey
The world’s population is set to grow by 2.2 billion between now and 2050, the UN said o
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Deepening East Asia and Pacific Success in the Midst of Uncertainty
By Victoria Kwakwa   The rise of developing Ea
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Business News
Banana breakthrough for Samoa
4:06 pm GMT+12, 18/10/2018, Samoa
Samoa sent off its first shipment of export ready bananas to New Zealand, the first since Cyclone Gita ravaged plantations across the country.   The Banana Growers Association gathered its crops to fill two containers, or 500 boxes of bananas for the New Zealand ripe banana Read more

Tonga supports proposal for Pacific Islands labour mobility secretariat
Tonga is one of four Pacific Island countries that is supporting a proposal for the establishm
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Air Niugini to operate first flight to China
National airline, Air Niugini, will operate its first direct commercial flight between Port Mo
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Over 50 Fijians graduate from APTC
Over 50 Fijians proudly graduated with Australian qualifications in 12 technical courses, duri
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Call to tackle climate change to save our fisheries
There needs to be quick and dramatic actions to address climate change to safeguard Pacific fi
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Sports News
Australia vs Tonga Test sold out
10:55 pm GMT+12, 17/10/2018, New Zealand
Saturday night's historic Test between the Kangaroos and Mate Ma'a Tonga at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland has officially sold out.   The match is the first Test between the two nations with anticipation sky-high after Tonga's impressive World Cup semi-finals finish last year Read more

Tonga name heavyweight pack to lead charge against Kangaroos
Forwards Jason Taumalolo and Andrew Fifita headline a formidable Tongan team named to tackle t
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Tonga believe World Cup experience provides an edge
Tonga players believe they will not only have the overwhelming support of fans at Saturday'
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World League spoiling Fiji's dream to join Super Rugby
Fiji's hopes of Super Rugby inclusion are fading fast as World Rugby's World League ne
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Samoa A win Americas Pacific Challenge
Samoa A are the new Americas Pacific Challenge champions after defeating Uruguay A 38-26 in an
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