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Quad vows $50 billion investment in Indo-Pacific to counter China clout

The leaders of Japan, the United States, Australia and India on Tuesday vowed to extend more than US$50 billion in infrastructure aid and investment...

Vanuatu to stop exporting kava to Fiji

Vanuatu appears ready to stop exporting dried kava roots to Fiji after years of Fijian producers failing to acknowledge that their exports contain imported...

USP Council raises concerns over finance risks

The University of the South Pacific’s Council has raised concerns about the financial and operating risks arising out of Fiji’s withheld grant, compounded by...

‘Quad’ security group plans system to track illegal fishing by China

The U.S, Japan, Australia and India will on Tuesday unveil a maritime initiative aimed at curbing illegal fishing in the Indo-Pacific, a U.S official...

NZ government commits to Pacific broadcasting in the region

New Zealand's Budget will commit NZ$4.4 million (US$2.8 million) for a new transmitter for RNZ Pacific ensuring the future of the service. RNZ Pacific broadcasts...

Australian government urged to intervene in telco’s $130 million tax dispute with PNG

An Irish telco has demanded the Australian government directly intervene in a tax dispute it has with the Papua New Guinea government over a...

Removing derelict vessels in Fiji will cost $59 million

Removing derelict vessels from Fiji’s three main ports at Suva, Lautoka and Levuka will cost FJD$59 million (US$26.7 million), according to Minister of Economy,...

U.S to announce plans to battle Illegal fishing in the Pacific

The United States will soon announce plans to better battle illegal fishing in the Pacific, U.S Indo-Pacific coordinator Kurt Campbell said on Monday, as...

PNG liquor ban for three months during election period

Papua New Guinea Police Minister William Onglo plans a three-month liquor ban to be imposed during the election period from 12 May to 29...

World Bank to support Disaster Protection for Marshall Islands’

The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors has approved a new project to strengthen the climate resilience, safety, and livability of urban areas of...

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