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Fiji’s Great Council of Chiefs to meet in May

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One of the Pacific’s oldest political institutions, the Great Council of Chiefs (GCC) abolished in 2012 by former Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama will...

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Fiji’s Great Council of Chiefs to meet in May

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One of the Pacific’s oldest political institutions, the Great Council of Chiefs (GCC) abolished in 2012 by former Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama will...

Fiji Parliament selected Standing Orders waived, President urges government to uphold rule of law

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Members of Fiji Parliament can pray in their own faith and speak in their own language if they choose to. Speaker of Parliament Ratu Naiqama...

Former Fiji’s Supervisor of Election Mohammed Saneem referred to FICAC

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The Fijian Elections Office (FEO)has referred Mohammed Saneem to the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) for probable abuse of office and for corrupting...

NZ welcomes Kiribati back to the Pacific Islands Forum family

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New Zealand has welcomed the decision by Kiribati to return to the Pacific Islands Forum. In July 2022, President Taneti Maamau announced his government was...

Fiji’s Home Affairs Minister Tikoaduadua pledges support to RFMF

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Fiji’s Minister of Home Affairs Pio Tikoduadua, has reassured the Republic of Fiji Military (RFMF) Commander Ro Jone Kalouniwai that he would support the...
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Oceans

End war on nature and ensure ocean health, UN chief says in message for...

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Ending the “war on nature” must be part of global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday in his...

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Legal challenge looms after Vanuatu speaker declares most government seats vacant

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The speaker of the Vanuatu parliament has declared the seats of the Prime Minister, the Deputy prime minister and 16 other government MPs vacant. The...

Pacific’s main newsprint supplier to close

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Newspapers across the Pacific are seeking new newsprint suppliers after the 66-year-old Norske Skog paper mill in Kawerau, New Zealand unexpectedly announced it was...

Media Freedom

Fiji’s media veterans recount intimidation under former government, hope new leaders will restore press...

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By Lice Movono Veteran Fijian journalist Netani Rika and his wife were resting in their living room when he was suddenly woken, startled by...

OACPS to support Vanuatu draft resolution seeking climate justice at UN court

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By Pita Ligaiula in Luanda, Angola The 79 member states of the Organisation of the African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) have indicated that...

Vanuatu climate court action gathers wave of support

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A campaign by the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu for the world's top court to take a stance on protecting people from climate...

Intimidated, jailed, abused: Threats against journalists harm us all, warns UN chief

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Governments and the international community must take action to protect the people who bring us the news, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in his...

Sport news

‘I’m disappointed’: Fiji coach Vern Cotter delivers World Cup blow

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New Zealand-born Vern Cotter has stepped down as Fiji national coach little more than eight months out from the Rugby World Cup in France. Fiji...

OFC and AFC forge closer ties-more matches between teams from Asia and Oceania

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The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) and Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), that will result in greater cooperation and...

OFC Champions League Qualifying Stage dates announced

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We're nearing the start of the OFC Champions League 2023, with the main tournament set to kick off in Vanuatu in May. First up...

Baru eying gold at 2023 Pacific Games

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Papua New Guinea’s top male weightlifter, Morea Baru, is confident in winning three gold medals in the snatch, clean-and-jerk and total in the 61kg...

Suliasi Vunivalu’s last chance? Jones singles out forgotten winger

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The curious case of Suliasi Vunivalu has taken an intriguing new twist after Wallabies coach Eddie Jones name-dropped the former Storm winger in an...

Health

‘No Jab, No Job’ to be removed soon: Fiji AG Turaga

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The “No Jab, No Job” policy in Fiji will be removed soon. This has been confirmed by Attorney-General Siromi Turaga Wednesday. The AG said the decision...

Voices

Mana Moana – Pacific Voices

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Created as part of the Islands Speak series of gifted Pacific poets joined by indigenous artists to create a visual, moving, digitally enhanced offering...

Traditional Samoan medicinal plant may be as good as ibuprofen for treating inflammation, study...

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A Samoan medicinal plant may be as effective as ibuprofen for treating inflammation, according to a new study that combines traditional community knowledge with...

COP26: Commit to Action, Not Words

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By Sivendra Michael As leaders prepare for the 26th Climate Change Conference in Glasgow next week, tensions mount up on the inadequate representation of Pacific...

Education

15 Pacific Island countries join hands to improve inclusive education

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15 Pacific Island countries have launched the new Pacific Regional Inclusive Education Review Wednesday to ensure all children, including those living with disability and...