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02:46 am GMT+12, 22/12/2020
 
Easter Chu Shing has been announced as the new Deputy Director General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).   A familiar face to the Pacific Islands, Chu Shing has worked with SPREP for the past 10 years, originally as the Biodiversity Adviser and then as Director of Environmental Monitoring and Governance.   Chu Shing is the first, ever female Deputy Director General for SPREP having been » read more
 
UN Secretary General posts’ message of solidarity for victims of Tropical Cyclone Yasa Vaccine only part of the cure for resumption of Pacific travel: World Bank report
More than 300 houses damage in Fiji from tropical cyclone Yasa EU provides €800,000 to support victims of cyclone Yasa in Fiji
 
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New report shows strengths and weaknesses in Pacific conservation
02:48 am GMT+12, 22/12/2020, Samoa
By Christina Reed   Of all the factors considered in an extensive analysis on the state of the environment and conservation in the Pacific Islands, released recently during the 10th Pacific Islands Conference for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas, the reduction of ozone depleting Read more

Pacific countries strengthen disaster finance strategies
 Pacific island countries are seeking to broaden and strengthen their disaster risk financin
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PACER Plus: why it matters now
Written by Alex Hawke The Pacific Agreement on Closer Economi
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Business News
Pacific Funds think long-term amid impacts from COVID-19 pandemic, survey finds
02:51 am GMT+12, 22/12/2020, Australia
Most Pacific-based funds have maintained a long-term investment focus as they look beyond the immediate impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic and overcome initial concerns about short-term losses, according to a new survey.   The survey by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member Read more

U.S. warns Pacific islands about Chinese bid for undersea cable project
The United States has warned Pacific island nations about security threats posed by a Chinese com
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Australian Government mulls funding Digicel bid to block China in Pacific
 The Australian federal government is considering offering financial support to local bidder
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Despite efforts to encourage adoption of social standards, WCPFC declines to take action
The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) annual meeting ended on Tuesday, 15
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Survey shows unrelenting impacts of COVID-19 On Pacific Businesses
This year’s final Pacific Business Monitor, a monthly survey tracking the effects of COVID-
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Sports News
Monaco to host repechage event as rugby sevens prepares for Tokyo Olympics
02:55 am GMT+12, 22/12/2020, Monaco
-World Rugby has confirmed the repechage tournament for the Tokyo Olympic Games will take place in Monaco on 19-20 June, 2021.   The decision was confirmed by the World Rugby Executive Committee following a comprehensive selection process and sees the event return to Stade Louis II, which Read more

Edinburgh struggling to keep 'Big Bill' Mata
Edinburgh are struggling to hold on to the services of Fijian No.8 Viliame Mata, who has attracte
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Former Manu Samoa captain named Mahonri Schwalger as assistant coach
Manu Samoa’s Head Coach, Mapusua Seilala Mapusua named former captain, Mase Mahonri Schwalg
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The eight places still up for grabs at Rugby World Cup 2023
Over the next couple of years, teams from all corners of the globe will attempt to confirm their
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OFC confirms 2021 football calendar changes
The OFC Executive Committee has agreed to further changes to OFC’s football calendar for 20
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