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PM Sogavare defeats motion of no confidence

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Members of  Solomon Islands Parliament have defeated the motion of no confidence in Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare tabled by the Opposition Leader...

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PM Sogavare defeats motion of no confidence

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Members of  Solomon Islands Parliament have defeated the motion of no confidence in Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare tabled by the Opposition Leader...

PM Sogavare says he is a defender of democracy

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Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has acknowledged those in government that have remained firm despite pressure from rioters for them to resign in...

Motion in recognition of anger based on political and economic issues: Solomons Opposition leader...

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Solomon Islands Opposition Leader says the motion of no confidence on the Prime Minister is in recognition of the anger on longstanding political issues. Speaking...

PNG deputy PM cleared of all misconduct charges

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The Leadership Tribunal inquiring into misconduct charges against Papua New Guinea deputy Prime Minister and Member for Bulolo Sam Basil has cleared him of...

Set up peacekeeping force: Sir Julius Chan

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In light of the recent riots in Honiara, New Ireland Governor, Sir Julius Chan has reminded Papua New Guinea’s leadership to set up the...
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End war on nature and ensure ocean health, UN chief says in message for...

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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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Honiara Riots: Local Journalists share stories of harassments

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By Mike Tua Face to face with angry rioters threatening physical attacks, local mainstream and freelance journalists and photographers in the Solomon Islands were confronted...

Wanting to be watchdogs: Pacific journalists and their views

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By Shailendra B. Singh, Folker Hanusch While global scholarship on the professional views of journalists has expanded tremendously in recent decades, the Pacific remains a...

UK welcomes Samoa’s UPR report

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The United Kingdom has welcomed Samoa’s on-going engagement with the United Nation Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process. This engagement includes fully implementing recommendations...

New USP research paper explores journalism culture in the region

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Fans ready for action as HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series continues in Dubai

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The second Emirates Dubai 7s event in succession follows last weekend’s series opener which saw South Africa and Australia win the men’s and women’s...

Former rugby player Sorovaki named Fiji Chef de Mission for Birmingham 2022

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Former Fiji rugby union player Sale Sorovaki has been named as the Pacific country's Chef de Mission for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The 52-year-old...

NZ rugby open to sending teams to Australia for start of Super Rugby Pacific...

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Amid the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID pandemic, New Zealand Rugby has revealed to Newshub definitively that the inaugural season of Super Rugby Pacific...

Fiji Rugby welcomes change in World Rugby eligibility rule

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Fiji Rugby has pledged to continue to invest in its local players and development pathway players. Following the announcement by World Rugby to approve the...

Draw set for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 OFC preliminary competition

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Don’t panic but prepare for Omicron likely spread, says WHO

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As scientists continue to investigate the Omicron COVID-19 variant, the UN World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday urged countries not to panic but to...

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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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Pacific’s urgent call to climate action as crunch talks loom

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Pacific island leaders have urged industrialised nations to bring plans for real action, not good intentions, to upcoming climate talks, painting a grim picture...