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Crucial conversations on Climate, Health and Education on the margins of SIDS4

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Health is a powerful and compelling argument for climate action. We need to build coherence and foster collaboration across partners and donors alike to accelerate the allocation of finance for climate and health solutions initiatives in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The point was raised by the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tonga, Hu’akavameiliku Siaosi Sovaleni, who added that...

Vanuatu votes in historic referendum to tame political instability

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Vanuatu was voting on Wednesday in its first referendum since independence, with citizens asked to decide on proposed constitutional amendments aimed at preventing party hopping and curbing political instability in the South Pacific nation. The referendum asks ni-Vanuatu a simple “yes” or “no” on whether they support inserting two articles into the constitution that are designed to strengthen the country’s...

Error on notice of motion of No-Confidence against PM Marape: PNG Speaker of Parliament

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The notice of motion of no-confidence in the Prime Minister filed by the Alternative Papua New Guinea Government and submitted to the Private Business Committee Wednesday had an error in the requirement under section 145 of the Constitution that the notice must be signed and supported by not less than one-tenth of the total members of Parliament. Speaker of Parliament...

Three Nouméa municipal police officers face prosecution after violent video goes viral

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Three Nouméa municipal policemen are now facing a formal criminal inquiry after a disturbing video was posted in a neighbourhood watch Facebook group, allegedly implicating them in acts of severe violence against a person they had just arrested. The municipal police officers are not part or the French security forces that have been sent to restore law and order, RNZ...

Fiji and Samoa secure Oceania places at WXV 3 2024

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-Fijiana and Samoa have set up a winner-takes-all title decider after winning their second round matches in the Oceania Rugby Women’s Championship at Sunnybank Rugby Club in Brisbane, Australia, on Wednesday. Having beaten Tonga 48-3 in round one, Fijiana registered their second bonus-point win of the competition with an emphatic 85-6 victory against a new-look Papua New Guinea team that...

NRL expansion, PNG to be announced as new team due to China political reasons

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The NRL is poised to announce Papua New Guinea as the location for the league's 18th team. 2GB radio host Ben Fordham on Wednesday revealed a deal has been struck with the game's governing body and the governments of both nations. It's said to be worth $600 million (US$396.72 million) over 10 years. “The deal is done. The deal has been done,”...

Frank Lomani returns for must win clash, Fijian Drua want to reward fan’s loyalty and support

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Frank Lomani will make his return from a six-week suspension for the Swire Shipping Fijian Drua’s must-win clash against the Melbourne Rebels in Lautoka this weekend. Lomani takes up the halfback position in one of five changes from the side that lost to the Highlanders last week. Coach Mick Byrne has called up prop Haereiti Hetet in place of the injured...

“The ABAS has been charted, we must act now” – Tuvalu PM at SIDS4

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As Tuvalu battles sea level rise, the greatest threat to its survival, the island nation also faces great challenges in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.This is a target that most likely wont be met until 2065, as forecasted in a UNDP regional human development report. “The forecast comes as no surprise, as Tuvalu and other similarly vulnerable Pacific...

Vanuatu referendum expected on 10 June: Kaltamat

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Today is the National Referendum polling day, which has been declared a public holiday in Vanuatu. All eligible voters are expected to cast their votes today. Citizens abroad, particularly in New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, and New Caledonia, will also start voting today. However, a recent amendment to the Referendum Act allows the Electoral Commission to extend the voting period for them...

Leadership by Small Islands Developing States magnified by the Cook Islands at SIDS4

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Taking the floor, Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown shone the spotlight on Pacific Island led solutions for climate change challenges faced by SIDS, yet not caused by SIDS. Contributing to less than 1 percent of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change, Small Islands Developing States are amongst the most vulnerable as they sit on the...

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Crucial conversations on Climate, Health and Education on the margins of SIDS4

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Health is a powerful and compelling argument for climate action. We need to build coherence and foster collaboration across partners and donors alike to...

Vanuatu votes in historic referendum to tame political instability

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Vanuatu was voting on Wednesday in its first referendum since independence, with citizens asked to decide on proposed constitutional amendments aimed at preventing party...

Error on notice of motion of No-Confidence against PM Marape: PNG Speaker of Parliament

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The notice of motion of no-confidence in the Prime Minister filed by the Alternative Papua New Guinea Government and submitted to the Private Business...