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PNG Supreme Court will rule on bid to stay election fee amendments
By Online Editor
10:22 pm GMT+12, 27/02/2017, Papua New Guinea
Section 19 (1) of the Constitution on Special References to the Supreme Court in part states that the Supreme Court shall, on application by an authority, give its opinion on any question relating to the interpretation or application of any provision of a Constitutional law, including any question…
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Queen Mother's body arrives in Tonga
The body of Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho has arrived in Tonga.   Q
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Grieving Tongans sing as Queen mother's body is carried onto plane for final journey home
Tonga's Queen Mother, Halaevalu Mata'aho, has begun her last journey home to Tonga tod
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Australia's bid for UN Human Rights Council seat comes with 'stop the boats' baggage
 Australia's violation of refugee human rights and its weak opposition to horrific ab
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MSG actions disgrace to Melanesia: Tarimanu
One of the Vanuatu former senior public servant, politician, customary chief and civil society
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China provides military equipment for Vanuatu Mobile Force
The government of China has supplied 14 military-designed vehicles to Vanuatu to be use by the
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Fiji to take lead roles
 Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has called on every Fijian to stand proud as th
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SODELPA leader Rabuka to rally support in Australia
In preparation for the 2018 General Election, Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) leader
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Tribunal asks Samoa PM to remove National Prosecution director
Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has been asked to remove the suspend
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Fiji’s bid for UN Human Rights Council seat yet to be determined
Fiji will know whether it was successful in its bid to gain membership of the United Nations H
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Tonga academic praises MPs for way vote was handled
 A Tongan academic has welcomed the way a vote of no confidence against 'Akilisi Pohi
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UN delegation arrives in New Caledonia
A United Nations delegation has arrived in New Caledonia as part of a mission to accompany the
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Dengue fever outbreak on Nauru threatens health system
 Nauru and Australian immigration officials have called a crisis meeting as a major dengu
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CNMI ‘in the midst of a healthcare crisis’
The Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) is “in the midst of a healthcare cri
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29,000 firearms registered in PNG
There are 29,000 firearms registered and licensed in PNG according to reports presented by the
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Commission of Inquiry into controversial PNG land deal yet to find an inquirer
The search is still on for retired judges, preferably expatriates from the Papua New Guinea hi
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Fisheries officers encouraged to undertake enforcement course
Lack of knowledge on enforcement skills by fisheries officers in Pacific Island countries has
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Tongan PM Akilisi Pohiva survives no- confidence vote
Tongan Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva has resoundingly survived a vote of no- confidence in the
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Fiji to maintain it's current peaceful national security
Fiji should maintain its current peaceful national security even with the new increase in secu
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Nauru, Manus refugee deal stalls on US call on ‘extreme vetting’
The immigration department head Michael Pezzullo has suggested the White House is holding up A
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Tongan princess says country in denial over Queen Mother's death
For the first time the Tongan royal family has spoken of their grief following the death of th
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10 million ballot papers printed, PNG Electoral Commission sets candidate criteria
The  production of the 2017 Papua New Guinea election ballot papers will be completed tod
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Non-payment to UN ‘another sign’ of economic crisis
Papua New Guinea’s non-payment of annual membership to the United Nations Organisation i
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Solomon Islands PM meets secretary of Australia’s DFAT
Solomon Islands Prime Minister Sogavare has met with the Secretary of Australia’s Depart
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MSG Secretariat sued
A senior staff member of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat is filing a claim ag
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Pre-election coalition unpractical for Fiji Opposition: Ratuva
 Entering into a pre-election coalition would be unpractical and unacceptable for the Nat
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Tongan PM tells Parliament to go ahead with vote of no confidence
Tonga’s Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva told members of Parliament Friday he wanted
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Flags lowered for 10 days, public holiday in honour of Queen Mother
Tongan flags outside government complexes and offices will be flown at half-mast for 10 days i
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Vanuatu voting rights at UN suspended over unpaid annual contributions
Vanuatu is one of six countries that has lost its vote in the United Nations General Assembly
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PM O’Neill appoints Michael Dick as PNG Chief Ombudsman
 Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has announced the appointments to po
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UN contribution error being resolved: PNG foreign minister Pato
The delay in the payment of membership contribution to the United Nations is an administrative
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PNG new Governor-General to be sworn in
Papua New Guinea Parliament is set to meet Tuesday for the swearing in of the new Governor-Gen
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143 cases of dengue in Fiji
 Fiji's Ministry of Health has recorded 143 cases of dengue fever, just six weeks int
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Disability Forum ends, now the hardwork starts
The Pacific Disability Forum has concluded but now the groundwork begins.   
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Voter trend
Voters in Fiji are getting more sophisticated and smarter than what political parties think.
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Guns, ammunition given up in biggest surrender in Tari, Amnesty period ends on Tuesday
More than 150 firearms and ammunition have been given up in one of the biggest gun surrender h
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23/02/2017 - Solomon Islands limited rearmament to commence shortly
23/02/2017 - Australia's DFAT Secretary visits Solomon Islands
23/02/2017 - PM Sogavare, Ambassador Luo laud Solomon Islands -Taiwan relationship
23/02/2017 - Papua New Guinea loses UN vote over unpaid annual contributions
23/02/2017 - 'No State meddling in Fiji TV'
23/02/2017 - Cook Islands Ministry of Marine Resources assesses future needs of quota system
23/02/2017 - New Zealand funds major boost for South Pacific albacore long-line management
23/02/2017 - United States could become an 'associate member' of the Commonwealth
23/02/2017 - House delays Tonga’s vote of no confidence proceedings
23/02/2017 - Fiji Court of Appeal dismisses One Hundred Sands Limited case
23/02/2017 - Faleomavaega leaves behind a legacy of unsurpassed service and love to the Pacific community
23/02/2017 - Australian Governor-General to attend funeral PNG Governor General State funeral
23/02/2017 - Local and traditional knowledge needs to be acknowledged in Humanitarian Work
22/02/2017 - Papeete Accord on track for April signing
22/02/2017 - New Solomon Islands Police Comissioner expects highest ethics and discipline from officers
22/02/2017 - Samoa government to re-organise top police management
22/02/2017 - A Pacific legend former Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin passes away
22/02/2017 - Pihigia gets nod as Niue's man in Wellington
22/02/2017 - Tonga's no-confidence motion smooth - researcher
22/02/2017 - Samoa Head of State addresses disability forum
22/02/2017 - Suspension term for Fiji Opposition MP nears end
22/02/2017 - I-Kiribati teen, three men rescued after drifting 100s of kms
22/02/2017 - Bishop tries to clarify ‘people swap’ confusion over US deal
22/02/2017 - Trump, Turnbull call not an issue: Bishop
22/02/2017 - McCully wants better superannuation deal for Cook Islands
22/02/2017 - 1900 Manus asylum seekers in massive class action against Australian Government
22/02/2017 - Israel PM praises Malcolm Turnbull for calling out UN
22/02/2017 - Pacific islander law enforcement bill heads to Senate
22/02/2017 - Authorities in Samoa step up battle against money laundering
21/02/2017 - Fiji Military monitors security landscape as elections draw closer
21/02/2017 - Solomon Islands Government warned on Asian invasion
21/02/2017 - PNG new Governor General Dadae to be sworn in
21/02/2017 - Tahiti finance minister Laurey resigns
21/02/2017 - Tongan PM says no confidence accusations are old
21/02/2017 - New Member of Parliament for Fiji National Federation Party
21/02/2017 - Australia won’t be sucked into ‘silly outcome’ over Nauru and Manus Island refugee deal with US
21/02/2017 - US$3million compensation for flood damage in French Polynesia
21/02/2017 - Dengue Virus strain returns to territory after more than 40 years
21/02/2017 - Date error could make no confidence motion unlawful as the House allow Tonga PM to respond
21/02/2017 - Fiji's former PM Rabuka struggling for niche: academic
21/02/2017 - Australian Government awaits Fiji’s request for COP 23 assistance
21/02/2017 - Queen Mother’s body returns home to Tonga next Tuesday
21/02/2017 - Czech Republic keen to broadern ties with Solomon Islands
20/02/2017 - Melbourne plane crash that killed five blamed on 'catastrophic engine failure'
20/02/2017 - Call for rethink of Niue's constitutional arrangement with NZ
20/02/2017 - Ganim, Sigo defect to ruling PNG People’s National Congress Party
20/02/2017 - Tonga PM no confidence motion tabled in parliament
20/02/2017 - Australia ready to assist Fiji's 2018 election
20/02/2017 - Pacific Conference on Disability begins
20/02/2017 - 18 New Caledonia residents back on provincial roll
20/02/2017 - Charges against Samoan Police Commissioner withdrawn
20/02/2017 - Fijian PM updates Australian Minister on Winston recovery
20/02/2017 - Australia Government continues projects with Fiji
20/02/2017 - Niue Premier to be knighted at home by Governor General
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