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8:01 pm GMT+12, 17/10/2019
 
A measles outbreak in Samoa suspected to be responsible for the death of a one-year-old was “inevitable”, according to an expert who thinks New Zealand could have done more to prevent it.   This week, Samoa declared a measles epidemic with seven confirmed cases. It's thought the disease was spread from an infected Aucklander who visited in August.     In July, the Ministry of Health was told by a » read more
 
Independence for Bougainville to cost K300m a year: Sir Puka Elected official charged with human smuggling and the sale of Marshallese children
PNG Parliament to have final say on Bougainville political future U.S. edges China out of race to fund Bougainville independence vote
 
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Tuberculosis infections declining, but not fast enough among poor, marginalised: UN health agency
8:05 pm GMT+12, 17/10/2019, Switzerland
A staggering 1.5 million people died from tuberculosis (TB) last year, the UN health agency said on Thursday, in an appeal for far greater funding and political support to eradicate the curable and preventable disease.   Caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis, TB commonly Read more

How can building and strengthening international institutions help achieve climate resilient fisheries?
History is written in no small part through the conflicts over shared resources between neighb
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‘Climate change is really upon us now’
By Iva Maurin      From the perspective of open-ocean sailors&m
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International students, Pacific Islanders plug aged care workforce gap
By Judy Skatssoon    International studen
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China is leasing an entire Pacific Island. Its residents are shocked
What could Beijing want with Tulagi, where Allied forces fought a bloody battle with Japan
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US$34 million project to boost RMI’s green energy and power supply
8:03 pm GMT+12, 17/10/2019, Marshall Islands
President Dr Hilda Heine has announced fresh details around a US$34 million investment to boost renewable energy, promote energy efficiency and enhance the Republic of the Marshall Island’s resilience to climate change.   President Heine said one of the outcomes of the Sustainable Read more

200,000 litres of raw slurry spill from Basamuk plant in Madang : PNG Environment Minister
Papua New Guinea Conservation and Environment Protection Authority (CEPA) investigations have
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New Caledonia congress to address debt to main hospital
New Caledonia's Congress will urgently convene a top-level commission to tackle a huge pub
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Marshall Islands President outlines funding allocations for health and early learning
 Marshall Islands President Dr Hilda Heine has detailed specific funding breakdowns for t
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Fiji Water commits to 100 percent recycled Plastic in all bottles by 2025
As part of its longstanding commitment to environmental sustainability, FIJI Water, the No. 1
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Fiji’s Lorraine Mar awarded ANOC Meritorious Award for her contribution to sports in Fiji and the Oceania region
8:14 pm GMT+12, 17/10/2019, Qatar
 The Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) congratulates Fiji’s Lorraine Mar for receiving the ANOC Meritorious Awards for her outstanding contribution to sports and the Olympic movement in Fiji.     Lorraine was among six other recipients who received their Read more

Toea Wisil and Brandon Schuster awarded Oceania’s best female and best male athletes at the ANOC 2019 Awards in Doha
Papua New Guinea sprint queen Toea Wisil and Samoan swimmer Brandon Schuster were awarded the
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ONOC President Dr Mitchell to serve as Acting ANOC President until Sheikh Ahmad case resolved
Oceania National Olympic Committee (ONOC) President Dr Robin Mitchell will remain as Acting As
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Fiji TV secures broadcast rights to HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series from 2020-2023
World Rugby has announced that Fiji Television Limited has secured the rights to broadcast the
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How Cook Islands plan to become the 'new Tonga'
Cook Islands coach Tony Iro believes the World Cup 9s will be an ideal preparation for their u
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