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12 milion PNG ballot papers for distribution

Papua New Guinea Electoral Commissioner Simon Sinai says 12 million ballot papers will be distributed in the provinces before polling begins on 04 July. “The...

Commonwealth leaders set to meet for the first time in four years

Leaders from 54 countries will gather in Kigali, Rwanda, this week for the 2022 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), the sixth time the...

Vanuatu calls on Australia to back its UN bid to recognise climate change harm

Australia’s new Labor government has been called on to prove its commitment to climate action and support for Pacific countries by backing a campaign...

Global Trade Agreement on Fisheries subsidies protects big fishing fleets

The meeting of Trade Ministers at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva has reached an agreement on prohibiting some fisheries subsidies, which however...

Fiji leads ACP charge for a successful Fisheries Subsidies Agreement

Following 21 years of negotiations, the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies has been reached and endorsed by the World Trade Organisation 12th Ministerial Conference. Fiji being...

Pro-independence candidates in Tahiti win seats in French National Assembly

In an unprecedented result, French Polynesia's three seats in the French National Assembly have been won by the candidates of the pro-independence Tavini Huiraatira...

Samoa’s prime minister says Pacific can deal with its own security issues

Pacific security issues can and should be dealt with by regional nations, Samoan Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa said on Friday, while adding that...

Top Australian diplomat visits Solomons to address security concern

Australia's foreign minister landed Friday in Solomon Islands to address relations frayed by the Pacific nation's cosy ties and recent security pact with China. It...

Climate change: Bonn talks end in acrimony over compensation

Two weeks of climate talks in Germany have ended in acrimony between rich and poor countries over cash for climate damage. Developing countries say they...

CHOGM 2022: Rwanda ready to welcome the world

Excitement is high in the capital Kigali as the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2022 draws closer, with just a few days left...

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