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U.S Coast Guard looks to bolster Pacific allegiances as Chinese clout grows
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8:02 pm GMT+12, 21/10/2019, United States
Schultz said they had plans to replicate this type of operation elsewhere in the Pacific, including in the Federated States of Micronesia, which along with the Marshall Islands and Palau maintain a defence agreement known as the Compact of Free Association, granting the United States exclusive access…
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Historic ties and China concerns driving Washington's Pacific pledge
While Australia continues with its Pacific Step Up, the United States is ramping up its presen
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Marshall Islands opposition wants off-shore voting returned
In the wake of the recent Marshall Islands Supreme Court ruling declaring a Nitijela (parliame
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Australian Defence Force could open doors to Pacific military allies
Pacific Minister Alex Hawke has flagged an expansion of the government’s “step up&
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China and Samoa in free trade talks
Samoa and China have held serious talks about the creation of a free trade agreement between t
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Stay on former PNG PM O’Neill’s arrest granted four-day extension
 Former Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has been allowed another four
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Kiribati Government will not relocate its people to Fiji
The Kiribati government will not relocate its people to Fiji.   This was
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NZ Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs Tabuteau advancing bilateral relationships
New Zealand Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs Fletcher Tabuteau is travelling
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US$29 million allocated for new seawall along Ebeye oceanside coastline
Marshall Islands President Dr Hilda Heine has announced a US$29 million funding partnership wi
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Prorogation of Fiji Parliament
Monday 21 October, marks the prorogation of Fiji Parliament.   Prorogatio
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Victory

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Intense geopolitical engagements in the Pacific means more economic and investment opportunities for the region, says Dame Meg
Intensifying geopolitical engagement currently playing out in the Pacific region means more op
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China warned to reform its lending to indebted Pacific Islands
 China needs to fundamentally reform its delivery of development finance aid in the Pacif
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UK 'walked out' on Pacific - NZ's foreign minister
The United Kingdom (UK) "walked out" on the Pacific and needs to up its aid to the r
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New report disputes Chinese 'debt-trap diplomacy' claims
The claim that China has engaged in “debt-trap diplomacy” by offering loans worth
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Vanuatu, Cook Islands urging UN to improve climate financing
 Vanuatu and Cook Islands are calling for the United Nations to make it easier for vulner
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Not just climate but legal challenges looming
Samoa Supreme Court Justice Vui Clarence Nelson is looking ahead to a future when climate chan
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Leaders concerned over challenges after Bougainville referendum, urged to capitalise on voting rights
 Community leaders’ level in South Bougainville have raised their concerns on the s
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Trade, economic ties at centre of China-Pacific Island Countries Forum in Samoa
 Trade and economic cooperation were top of mind for China and Samoa’s leaders as t
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Samoa PM Tuilaepa meets Vice Premier Hu, Samoa and China sign seven agreements
Samoa and China signed seven memorandums of understanding, after an hour-long bilateral meetin
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Jitters as China spruiks Samoa BRI deals
China is ramping up its efforts to win over island nations in Australia’s traditional sp
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Urgent need to tackle overweight and obesity across the Asia-Pacific region – UN FAO
Poor dietary choices and sedentary lifestyles are leading the countries of Asia and the Pacifi
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Indonesia ramps up Pacific diplomacy with aid fund
Indonesia launched an international aid agency on Friday to strengthen its regional diplomatic
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Top journo student dedicates win to family
Solomon Islands student Rosalie Nongebatu scooped the Fiji Sun premier award for the most outs
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PNG Electoral commissioner Gamato granted bail
 Papua New Guinea Electoral Commissioner, Patilias Gamato has been granted a K3,000 (US$8
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17/10/2019 - Victory
17/10/2019 - Marshall Islands is elected to UN Human Rights Council, scored a major diplomatic victory
17/10/2019 - Samoa prepares to host Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua
17/10/2019 - Norton Rose files key to PNG royal commission into UBS loan
17/10/2019 - NZ ‘could have protected’ Samoa from measles
17/10/2019 - Independence for Bougainville to cost K300m a year: Sir Puka
17/10/2019 - Elected official charged with human smuggling and the sale of Marshallese children
17/10/2019 - PNG Parliament to have final say on Bougainville political future
17/10/2019 - U.S. edges China out of race to fund Bougainville independence vote
17/10/2019 - Vuvale Partnership a way forward for Fiji and Australia
17/10/2019 - Marshall Islands amongst 14 new Human Rights Council members
17/10/2019 - Taiwan, Tuvalu to discuss climate change responses: MOFA
17/10/2019 - Two candidates for Tonga by-election
17/10/2019 - Victory
16/10/2019 - Chinese gifts for Pacific ‘friends’
16/10/2019 - Obesity rates soar due to dramatic global diet shift, says UN food agency
16/10/2019 - Don't be alarmed by regional projections, Met Office
16/10/2019 - No charges laid against Fiji PM on assault allegation: DPP
16/10/2019 - PM Sogavare: We are on the right side of history
16/10/2019 - Inquiry reports will be tabled in PNG Parliament, AG Steven says
16/10/2019 - Former PNG PM O’Neill arrest warrant stayed by court, O’Neill questions role of Police Minister
16/10/2019 - Vanuatu could take polluters to world court - climate expert
16/10/2019 - Cook Islands MPA leader fired after supporting seabed mining freeze
16/10/2019 - PNG to maintain foreign policy
16/10/2019 - Regional Police 'support mission' prepares for Bougainville referendum
16/10/2019 - Fiji and EU committed to strengthen cooperation
16/10/2019 - Fiji and EU committed to strengthen cooperation
16/10/2019 - Victory
15/10/2019 - New Pacific bank has no customers after a year in business
15/10/2019 - Marshall Islands Human Rights Council candidate 2020 - 2022
15/10/2019 - Solomon Islands stand by to assist with referendum
15/10/2019 - Court orders Vanuatu Daily Post not to publish articles against a cabinet minister
15/10/2019 - Ministry of Health declares measles epidemic in Samoa
15/10/2019 - Vaccine expert urges Samoa to act on measles threat
15/10/2019 - Poor diets damaging children’s health in the Pacific, warns UNICEF
15/10/2019 - Three on shortlist for PNG Police Commissioner
15/10/2019 - Solomon Islands PM confident after China visit
15/10/2019 - PNG Police to act on former PM O’Neill arrest, Bodyguards told to stand down
15/10/2019 - Former PM O'Neill response to warrant of arrest
15/10/2019 - Solomon Islands PM Sogavare: No more Constituency Development Funding to MPs
15/10/2019 - FBI helping to investigate U.S lawyer's death in Yap
15/10/2019 - France commends Fiji’s leadership on climate fight
15/10/2019 - Fiji appointed as chair of the UN Working Group on Trafficking in Persons
15/10/2019 - Disaster is everybody's business- Fiji's NDMO Minister
14/10/2019 - Victory
14/10/2019 - Tonga urged to abolish death penalty
14/10/2019 - Nauru President vows to deliver on “unfulfilled promises”
14/10/2019 - PNG PM: No indication to step up operations on border of West Papua
14/10/2019 - PNG official linked to APEC summit rorts
14/10/2019 - Acting AG shot dead in Yap state
14/10/2019 - Aru contracted to coordinate PIF 2020 in Vanuatu
14/10/2019 - PNG welcome West Papua refugees
14/10/2019 - PNG PM Marape and Solomon Islands PM Sogavare meet to discuss issues of mutual interest
14/10/2019 - Coalition exposed on climate change, Australian minister admits
14/10/2019 - No constitutional right to postal ballots: Marshall Islands Government welcomes court decision
14/10/2019 - Acting PM replies to CSO petition calling for resignation on Solomon Islands PM
14/10/2019 - Victory
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