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PM Sogavare leads by example – and gets the first COVID-19 vaccine

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Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was the first in line to be vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine in Honiara, Wednesday, 24 March 2020. https://twitter.com/ginakekea/status/1374541645098541059?s=20 He becomes...
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Australia announces additional $15m for cyclone recovery in Fiji

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School children in cyclone affected areas will benefit from an additional F$15 million package of support that was announced today by Australian High Commissioner...

Pacific Aviation Safety Office to focus on Pacific regional cooperation and operational stability

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Fostering Pacific regional cooperation and organisational operational stability are the focus for the Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) over the next twelve months to...

The EU and the Pacific: global tax governance

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Written by Sujiro Seam The European Union (EU) “tax list” is the primary instrument of a more ambitious agenda to promote the principles of tax...
162 Fijian seasonal workers ready for work in Australia. Photo: DEPTFO

Over 500 Fijians selected for overseas employment opportunities during the COVID19 period

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The deployment of the third batch of 162 Fijians last week has taken Fiji’s number to over 500 workers in Australia since the recommencement...

Pacific Islands Forum: the first casualty of a changing culture of dialogue

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by Hermann Mückler The withdrawal of the five Micronesian members from the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) may be seen by pessimists as the beginning of...

Loggers defy protections to take Solomon Islands’ rare Tubi trees

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By Ofani Eremae At the Korona logging camp on San Jorge Island in the Solomon Islands’ Isabel province, the logging machinery lay quiet. Except...

PNG PM Marape calls for Pacific regional solidarity, supports Micronesia subregion

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Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, James Marape, Tuesday expressed sorrow at the recent decision taken by the Micronesian Presidents’ Summit in a Communique to...

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2022 FORUM ECONOMIC MINISTERS MEETING OUTCOMES

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The 2022 Forum Economic Ministers Meeting (FEMM) was convened on 11-12 August 2022. The meeting was chaired by  Johnny Koanapo Rasou, Minister for Finance...

Relationship between Pacific countries and development partners must be watertight: Vanuatu Finance Minister

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By Pita Ligaiula in Port Vila The geo-strategic competition intensifying in the Pacific region requires a reset in relationships that does not jeopardise diplomatic...

Vanuatu releases a world leading NDC to the Climate Change Paris Agreement

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Vanuatu, one of the world’s most climate vulnerable countries, has today submitted one of the world’s most ambitious nationally determined contribution (NDC) commitments to...