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UN SG’s António Guterres remarks at virtual meeting with Pacific Islands Forum Leaders

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Thank you for the opportunity to once again address the Pacific Islands Forum. Your nations are confronting a dual crisis of climate change and the...

Household Income and Expenditure Survey clarity

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By Kemueli Naiqama, former Fiji Bureau of Statistics chief I note that there has been much debate since the release of the 2019-2020 Household Income...

Investors take flight from The Metals Company- Pacific Island countries should do the same

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Pacific civil society warns that prospective deep sea miner, The Metals Company (TMC) may well go down the same path as the failed Nautilus...

U.S action shines spotlight on labour issues in Fijian fishing fleet

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By Cliff White The state of labour conditions in the Fijian longliner fleet has come under closer scrutiny following the issuance of a withhold-release...

Pacific Islands continue their fight for a 1.5˚C World

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Building a strong Pacific islands negotiations block at the world's largest climate change conference is gaining momentum less than two months away from the...

Covid-19: Vaccine diplomacy swings in Pacific nations’ favour

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Geopolitical jockeying for influence has got some Pacific island nations vaccinated against Covid-19 much quicker than New Zealand. But is there a quid pro...

‘Killed like animals’: documents reveal how Australia turned a blind eye to a West...

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By Christopher Knaus In the pre-dawn light, beneath a water tower on the West Papuan island of Biak, Yudha Korwa lay bleeding in the...

Cook Islands UN negotiator paid $700k by shipping industry lobby group

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Campaigners have criticised Captain Ian Finley, a UK resident who has represented the Cook Islands at the International Maritime Organisation since 2006, for consistently...

PACNEWS Interview with Australia’s Minister for International Development and the Pacific,Zed Seselja

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What was the purpose behind the PacificAusSports Olympic and Paralympic Partnership? The purpose of the partnership is about providing elite level pathways to Pacific...

New ideas, new resources: ADB’s blue bond a big step toward healthy oceans

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The Asia and Pacific region is home to three-quarters of global coral reefs and more than half of all mangrove areas. The region’s aquaculture production...

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Fiji High Court strikes out no jab no job case

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Fiji's High Court has struck out the constitutional redress filed by Lautoka lawyer Aman Ravindra Singh on the no jab no job policy. The matter...

New Zealand donates more COVID-19 vaccines to COVAX and the Pacific

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Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Associate Health Minister Aupito Sua William Sio announced today that New Zealand is donating additional Pfizer vaccines to...

Fiji PM conveys Pacific’s unwavering commitment to the historic UN Food Summit

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In a historic event convened by the United Nations today, Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama and Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) delivered a...