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Fiji Pearls thrash PNG Pepes

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The Fiji Pearls started its Oceania Netball World Cup Qualifier campaign with a big win over Papua New Guinea last night. Our Pearls thrashed the Pepes 74-32 in game one of the qualifiers at the Vodafone Arena in Suva. The national side was fired up from the first quarter with former basketball player and Pearls shooter Vilisi Tavui making sure of...

Draw confirmed for OFC U-19 Championship

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Excitement is building for the return of age-group football in the Oceania region, following confirmation of the draw for the OFC U-19 Championship 2022 on Tuesday, 19 July. The two finalists from the tournament, which will involve all 11 OFC Member Associations, will qualify for the FIFA U20 Men's World Cup in Indonesia next year. Group A sees seven-time champions New...

‘We must stand united’: PNG PM

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Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape says the Pacific Islands’ ocean holds 60 percent of the world’s tuna resources and “that is our global economic strength”. “If we stand together, we can ensure that we get the best deal for our countries,” he said in his address at the Pacific Islands Forum in Fiji last week. “This Forum must be...

Pacific leaders’ endorsement for ICJ advisory opinion bid must spur global groundswell

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The support from Pacific leaders for an advisory opinion on climate change from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is welcomed and must begin a global groundswell of support ahead of the UN General Assembly in September, The Civil Society Alliance Supporting an Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice on Climate Change (CSO ICJAO Alliance) said. Led by...

Hunt for PNG election candidates in Enga: PNG Police Commissioner

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Papua New Guinea Police Commissioner David Manning has fired the first warning shot in the hunt for candidates who were involved in disrupting the national elections in Enga. He is deploying a multi police and army taskforce to hunt down 15 suspected candidates and bring them to justice in violence torn Enga. He said Enga police have identified 15 candidates who...

Rosso re-elected as Lae MP

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Lae Member of Parliament and deputy Papua New Guinea Prime Minister John Rosso has retained his seat for the second term polling past the absolute majority getting 26,818 votes. Returning officer Kusak Meluk made the declaration of MP elect for Lae John Rosso Sunday at Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium before counting officials, scrutineers and security personnel. Rosso thanked everyone that participated...

Marshall Islands gears for joining Covid world

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A hastily called Covid Summit last week in Majuro publicly announced the Marshall Islands government’s intention to eliminate after 01 October the managed quarantine system that has been required for over two years to enter this western Pacific nation. The Marshall Islands is one of only a handful of nations left in the world that is Covid free and has...

Pacific leaders welcome Australia’s ‘renewed commitment’ to climate change

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Pacific leaders have welcomed Australia’s “renewed commitment” on climate change and interest in co-hosting a United Nations climate summit with Pacific nations, as Anthony Albanese heralds a successful reset of relationships in the region. At the close of the Pacific Islands Forum in Suva last Thursday, leaders emerged on time and smiling from their daylong leaders’ retreat, before cutting a...

Fijiana win Oceania rugby championship in a thriller

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Fiji captured the 2022 Oceania Rugby Womens Championship title with a hard-fought win against Samoa, scoring on the final play to claim victory. Raijieli Laqeretabua's try opened the scoring for the Fijiana in the 16th minute, but the Manusina brought the margin back to two with Cassie Siataga's penalty goal. Minutes later, the Fijiana extended their lead to seven with a...

Samoa win Pacific Nations Cup 2022

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The final match of the Pacific Nations Cup had all the drama needed for the crowd who watched on from the hill of Churchill Park. Everything rested on this final game and, with the clock red, it wasn’t until the ball was finally kicked to touch by Samoa that the result was secure. This was a comeback for the...

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