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8:27 pm GMT+12, 20/02/2020
 
Travel between the Torres Strait Islands and Papua New Guinea has been banned after unconfirmed reports of a coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak in the Western Province of PNG.   The PNG government has yet to confirm any cases of Covid-19 in the country but councillor Kebei Salee, of the Western Province village of Sigabadaru, said there were unconfirmed cases in the villages of Buji and Ber, while cautioning that “we are waiting for » read more
 
South Korea added to Samoa's coronavirus restriction list Tropical Cyclone Vicky heading towards Niue
ANU security expert calls for 'grand compact' with Pacific nations Solomon Islands Government loan deal from China exposed
 
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Strengthening leadership capacity critical for nurses and midwives in the Pacific
8:32 pm GMT+12, 20/02/2020, Fiji
Nursery and midwifery challenges and the leadership capacity of these disciplines must be strengthened at a national, regional & international level. This was the call from participants at the inaugural Pacific Heads of Nursing & Midwifery Meeting (PHoNM) held from the 11-14th of Read more

Three issues that will shape PNG politics from 2020 to 2022
Written by Michael Kabuni   After the change of
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EU provides EURO 3 million to strengthen health security in the Pacific
The European Union (EU) has provided EUR 3 million (FJD$7.2 million) to the Pacific Community
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UN backs Pacific priorities at World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi
The Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF 10) wrapped up last week in Abu Dhabi, United
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Key Outcomes of Pacific Trade Ministersí Meetings
Forum Trade Ministers convened in Suva on Thursday 13 February 2020, a welcomed opportunity to
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PNG Commerce Minister Duma denies Horizon Oil Company allegations
8:29 pm GMT+12, 20/02/2020, Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea Commerce and Industry Minister William Duma denies that he received millions of dollars from Australia’s Horizon Oil Company and that he will be suing the Australian Financial Review (AFR) reporter for defamation.   “The allegations levelled against me by Read more

APEC report to be tabled in April
 Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape will table the final 2018 APEC PNG report w
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PACMAS, ABC brings media budget reporting training to Palau
Australia’s Pacific Media Assistance Scheme (PACMAS) is working with the Palau Media Cou
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Fiji Civil Aviation Minister clarifies purpose of Waqavuka Financing Limited
Fiji's Civil Aviation Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has clarified in Parliament the purpose
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PNG Govt seeking K3.8 billion loan for budget support
Papua New Guinea Treasury Minister Ling-Stuckey says government is seeking an extra K3.8 billi
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Sports News
Dream Fijian 7s selection for Volivoli
04:31 am GMT+12, 21/02/2020, Fiji
Fiji Police 7s enforcer Suliano Volivoli has earned himself a plane ticket to LA after Fijian 7s coach Gareth Baber included him in his 14-member touring squad for the next two legs of the HSBC World Sevens Series.    Baber said Volivoli’s consistent work ethic and attitude Read more

Tim Mikkelson selected for milestone tournament
All Blacks Sevens Co-Captain Tim Mikkelson will run out for his 90th tournament at next week&r
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Olympic hopeful proud to fly Samoan flag
-Samoan Judoka, Peniamina Percival, is proud to be representing Samoa against the best athlete
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IOC Coates "satisfied" Tokyo 2020 will be safe to attend amid coronavirus outbreak
International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission chairman John Coates has further
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NZ Rugby to appoint first Pasifika engagement manager
New Zealand Rugby is appointing a Pasifika engagement manager, who will be tasked with giving
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