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Calls on Pacific leaders to stand in solidarity against deep sea...

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By Pita Ligaiula in Lisbon, Portugal Chair of the Pacific Parliamentarians Alliance on Deep Sea Mining (PPADSM)has called on Pacific nations of Nauru, Cook Islands,...

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UN chief: national selfishness delaying global oceans deal

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Some countries has been holding up a global agreement on protecting the world’s oceans because of their “egoism,” U.S Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday. Some...

Threat Of Plastic Outweighing Fish By 2050 Heavy on Pacific Leaders’ Minds at Ocean...

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Marine plastic pollution is a threat to Pacific Islands people. At the United Nations Ocean Conference 2022 in Lisbon Portugal, Pacific leaders have taken...

Pacific Small Islands Developing States make a strong mark at UN Ocean Conference

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The Pacific Islands have taken to the global stage to call for more investment for Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life Below Water. The ocean is...

Pacific Oceans Commissioner, Fiji PM bring Blue Pacific priorities to Lisbon

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With the ocean at the heart of Pacific cultures, security and economies, the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum and Pacific Ocean Commissioner, ...

“Intolerable tide” of people displaced by climate change: UN Expert

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Tackling the devastating effects of extreme weather changes and disasters on communities in vulnerable situations across the world will be a top priority, 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...

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“Intolerable tide” of people displaced by climate change: UN Expert

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Tackling the devastating effects of extreme weather changes and disasters on communities in vulnerable situations across the world will be a top priority, the...

Justice for Mr Price’s human trafficking victims in Vanuatu

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The sentencing of four Bangladesh nationals implicated in what has been dubbed the biggest human trafficking case in Vanuatu as well as the region...

Media Association of Solomon Islands recognise journalists with awards

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Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) has awarded local journalists and newsroom in the country with Excellency Awards in recognition of their hard work...

Commonwealth leaders set to meet for the first time in four years

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Leaders from 54 countries will gather in Kigali, Rwanda, this week for the 2022 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), the sixth time the...

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Draw date confirmed for OFC Champions League 2022 group stage

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The final eight teams vying for Oceania club football supremacy will soon learn their OFC Champions League 2022 group stage opposition through a draw...

PNG tops Mini Pacific Games

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Team Papua New Guinea ended the Mini Pacific Games with flying colours, topping the medals tally with a total of 80 medals in Saipan,...

Wisil and Topal strike gold again for Papua New Guinea at Pacific Mini Games

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Toea Wisil captured her second gold of this year’s Pacific Mini Games as she steered Papua New Guinea to women’s 4x100 metres relay success...

FRU names Fijian and Fijiana 7s squads for Oceania Rugby Super Sevens

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Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) has announced its Fijian and Fijiana 7s traveling squads for the Oceania Rugby Super Sevens in Auckland, New Zealand this...

Seruvakula names 18 debutants in the Fijiana XV’s for Oceania Championship

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Fijiana XV’s Head Coach Senirusi Seruvakula has named 18 new players in his 28-member squad travelling for the Oceania Championship to New Zealand next...

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ADB approves $150 million to support COVID-19 Recovery and Climate resilience...

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved US$150 million in loans to help Fiji recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and build resilience against climate...

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...

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Australia should rejoin UN climate fund to prove commitment to Pacific...

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Australia must move on from a “crisis mentality” as it seeks to reset its relationship with Pacific island countries, including by rejoining a key...