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Clearer skies ahead for economy

With its high dependency on tourism and agriculture, the Samoan economy is severely affected by natural disasters. In December ...

Business

Time runs out for Samoan airline’s Fiji domestic bid

Fiji’s Air Transport Licensing Board has made a startling revelation surrounding American Samoa based airline Inter Island Airways’ much ...

Pacific Update

Forum debates fisheries management

At the Pacific Islands Forum, regional leaders adopted a new agreement to strengthen enforcement and surveillance over the region’s ...

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Nauru, Cook Islands elect women MPs

“Papua New Guinea’s Dame Meg Taylor, who will take the helm of the region’s most important inter-governmental organisation as ...

Whispers

PNG’s Meg Taylor is the Pacific Islands Forum’s new head, the Melanesian Spearhead Group solidarity is in tatters and ...

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Samoa

Tourism brings more than $34million into Vanuatu economy annually

Tue 02 Sep

APIA, Samoa ----—Cruise tourism injected AUD$34 million into the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu ...

Fiji

Fiji Police on guard as postal ballots come in

Tue 02 Sep

SUVA, Fiji ----- The Fijian Elections Office has started receiving ballot papers sent in ...

Golan Heights

Vigil for safe return of Fijian soldiers

Tue 02 Sep

SUVA, Fiji ----The Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma has requested all Fijians to ...

Samoa

PNG seeks more help for smaller island states

Tue 02 Sep

APIA, Samoa ----Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has called on the United ...

Samoa

SIDS challenged to invest in climate services

Tue 02 Sep

APIA, Samoa --- Leaders of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have been challenged to ...

UNSIDS

SIDS Conference: SPC and partners emphasise importance of coastal fisheries

Tue 02 Sep

A side event at the United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) ...

UNSIDS

Pacific’s Largest Solar Photovoltaic Site Opened in Samoa

Tue 02 Sep

The largest solar photovoltaic site in the Pacific was opened at the Faleata Racecourse ...

UNSIDS

EU Water Project Provides for Over 1000 Families

Tue 02 Sep

The European Union Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs today visited the EU-funded water treatment ...

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Fiji

Fiji Police on guard as postal ballots come in

Tue 02 Sep

SUVA, Fiji ----- The Fijian Elections Office has started receiving ballot papers sent in ...

44 more Fijian soldiers to be deployed to Golan

Mon 01 Sep

SUVA,Fiji ---- Fiji's military has started selection of soldiers to replace the 44 Fijian ...

Time runs out for Samoan airline’s Fiji domestic bid

Mon 01 Sep

Fiji’s Air Transport Licensing Board has made a startling revelation surrounding American Samoa based ...

'It's in our DNA to conserve the ocean'

Sun 31 Aug

**Two days before world leaders begin their weeklong conference on sustainable development in this ...

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We Say

Confusion causes skepticism and policy paralysis

Mon 01 Sep

“They must shift their focus on the effects. These are real and demonstrable. They ...

Nauru, Cook Islands elect women MPs

Mon 01 Sep

“Papua New Guinea’s Dame Meg Taylor, who will take the helm of the region’s ...

Seasonal worker programme shows promise

Mon 01 Sep

“The seasonal worker programme has proved to be a rare win-win situation for all ...

Politics

US seeks dismissal as nuke lawsuit gains support

Mon 01 Sep

WHEN THE MARSHALL ISLANDS FILED LEGAL action in late April against nine nuclear nations ...

Fiji Election Office Split Widens

Exclusive Sat 23 Aug

Fiji’s Elections Office went ahead with the drawing of electoral candidate numbers today in ...

Fiji prepares for first poll under new constitution

Fri 01 Aug

The countdown to Fiji’s first General Election under its new Constitution is well underway ...