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Pacific’s mission in Glasgow is clear: Fiji PM Bainimarama

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Leaders who cannot summon the courage to unveil the commitments and policy packages at COP26 should not bother booking a flight to Glasgow. Prime Minister,...

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Pacific’s mission in Glasgow is clear: Fiji PM Bainimarama

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Leaders who cannot summon the courage to unveil the commitments and policy packages at COP26 should not bother booking a flight to Glasgow. Prime Minister,...

Samoa PM Fiame Mata’afa calls for more commitment from polluters

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In her address at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Samoan Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa called for more climate action to fight the...

PNG Prime Minister calls on world’s big carbon emitters to own up and apologise

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Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape has called on the big carbon emitters of the world to own up and apologise to small...

Pacific nations appeal for solidarity to combat COVID-19 and climate change

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Pacific Island leaders speaking in the UN General Assembly on Saturday underlined the need for global solidarity, commitment and action to tackle COVID-19 and...

Fiji legislates 2050 net zero commitment, PM Bainimarama calls on G20 nations to follow...

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Three days after the Fijian Parliament passed a ground-breaking Climate Change Bill, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama delivered a challenge to developed countries at the...
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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 Media must be accountable for comments on their social media pages

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Fiji's Attorney General and Minister for Communications, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says media organisations should be held responsible for third-party comments on their social media accounts. Speaking...

Solomon Islands PM urges journalists to be fair when reporting on corruption

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Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare urges journalists to be fair and accurate when reporting integrity and corruption issues. Sogavare made the call in his...

Pacific media leaders meet to tackle corruption

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Pacific Island media CEOs and owners are meeting in the Solomon Islands and online from today to consider how they can better support anti-corruption...

Vanuatu prepares to establish a National Human Rights Institution

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The Government of Vanuatu and non-government stakeholders recently undertook a scoping study on establishing a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) in the country. The scoping...

Sport news

Fijian Drua appoint Mick Byrne as head coach

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The Fijian Drua have today announced the appointment of Mick Byrne as the Club’s first ever Head Coach. The vastly experienced Byrne has been Assistant...

Fijian Drua target finals place in first season despite challenging start

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The interim chief executive of the Fijian Drua, one of two Super Rugby Pacific new entrants for 2022, says the depth on the islands...

Fijian Drua unveils the first group of five exciting players

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The Fijian Drua has today unveiled the first five players signed by the Club for its debut Super Rugby Pacific season in 2022. Electric backline...

Pacific Oceania clinch Davis Cup promotion

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The Pacific Oceania men's tennis team is celebrating a Davis Cup promotion that's been almost a decade in the making. The regional team beat Syria...

Australia keen to extend PacificAusSports partnership beyond its current funding cycle: Minister Seselja

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Australian Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Zed Seselja says the PacificAusSports Olympic and Paralympic partnership was set up to provide elite level...

Health

Fiji records 54 new cases of COVID-19, FEMAT winding down its...

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Fiji has recorded 54 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday increasing the total number of cases in the island nation to 50,685 and 588 deaths...

Voices

Nauru and Tuvalu athletes appear on BBC live interview from Tokyo

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By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor in Tokyo Two athletes from Oceania were guests on the BBC World Sport broadcast in a live cross on the...
Dried up salination plant on Banaba Island.

The island with no water: how foreign mining destroyed Banaba

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By Joshua Macdonald BANABA, 10 JUNE 2021 (THE GUARDIAN) --- The last decent rain on Banaba was more than a year ago. Without rain, people on...

Word Baskets and Witness Bearing: A Talk Story with Julian Aguon and Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner

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For Pacific writers Julian Aguon and Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner, art and activism are inseparable. But while creative expression can be an act of resistance in...

Education

PNG is qualified to talk about the impacts of climate change...

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Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape, says PNG has experienced the impacts of climate change, therefore, he as the leader is qualified to...