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62,253 votes expected for 26 seats, Tongan Supervisor of Elections calls for people to...

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By Iliesa Tora Tongan Supervisor of Elections Pita Viki has two simple message for all 62,253 eligible voters who are going to vote around Tonga...

New Report paves the way for Pacific Sea turtle extinction risk model

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A report released today by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) is the first step towards assessing the risk of extinction...

Tuvalu’s ‘underwater’ COP26 speech caught everyone by surprise, even the country’s PM

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The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) address delivered by the foreign minister of Tuvalu, Simon Kofe, went viral. But his creative thinking...

South Korea, Pacific islands hold FM talks

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Foreign ministers from South Korea and 14 Pacific island countries held virtual talks on Tuesday during which they agreed to hold a summit of...

‘We are not in the mood for campaigning’: Covid threatens to derail independence vote...

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The credibility of New Caledonia’s third and final independence referendum has been questioned after indigenous leaders warned that participation could be adversely affected by...

Pacific delegates condemn ‘monumental failure’ that leaves islands in peril

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Representatives particularly disappointed by softened language on coal and a lack of funding to pay for loss and damages Pacific representatives and negotiators have condemned...

Government of Kiribati lifts closure of Phoenix Islands Protected Area

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The Government of Kiribati has today revealed its lifting the closure of Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPPA) – and replacing it with what it...

Fiji’s Unaisi Vuniwaqa appointed new UN Assistant Secretary-General for Safety and Security

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Senior Fijian Police woman and former UNMISS Police Commissioner, Unaisi Vuniwaqa has been appointed United Nations Assistant Secretary General for Safety and Security. The appointment...

Flying Fijians go down fighting

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It was a great effort displayed by the Vodafone Flying Fijians despite going down 38-23 against Wales in their second Northern Tour test match...

COP26 keeps 1.5C alive and finalises Paris Agreement

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COP26 has  concluded in Glasgow  Saturday with nearly 200 countries agreeing the Glasgow Climate Pact to keep 1.5C alive and finalise the outstanding elements...

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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...