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Bainimarama offers more of the same

If the people of Fiji had expected a smooth, less confrontational political life after the September elections, they will ...

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Vulnerable states qualify for special privileges

Graduation of least developed countries is no conspiracy by bigger and wealthier developed states to absolve them from helping ...

Pacific Update

A deportation, a stateless person and unease

Within days of Joe Natuman (pictured) becoming Prime Minister in May following a well-planned and executed takeover of power ...

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Syrian crisis touches lives in the Pacific

“Ill-equipped as they are to detect or forecast terror activities within their idyllic environs, Pacific Island states cannot afford ...

Whispers

Pigs can fly: Judging from the number of conspiracy theories that were being bandied about in Samoa last September ...

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Papua New Guinea

‘I was a millionaire before politics’: Namah

Wed 01 Oct

PORT MORESBY, PNG --- Papua New Guinea Opposition leader Belden Namah says he is ...

Fiji

Fiji only country to offer aid

Wed 01 Oct

SUVA, Fiji --- Fiji is the only country so far to have offered any ...

Fiji

Outcome of Yasawa Hotel Business Continuity Plan (BCP) Training

Wed 01 Oct

Representatives from resorts in Fiji’s remote outer islands of the Yasawas have learned about ...

New Zealand

NZ funds frozen in Nauru stoush

Wed 01 Oct

WELLINGTON, New Zealand ---- New Zealand aid money to Nauru has been caught up ...

Kiribati

Kiribati copycat killings of women trigger death penalty bill debate

Wed 01 Oct

TARAWA, Kiribati --- The proposed reinstatement of the death penalty in Kiribati is triggering ...

USA

Caribbean Island leaders in UN Assembly warn of ‘real, ruinous’ impacts of climate change

Wed 01 Oct

NEW YORK, USA --- Spotlighting the “gathering and intensifying threat of global climate change” ...

Australia

Nauru’s road from bird droppings to bust

Wed 01 Oct

SYDNEY, Australia --- Not long ago it was one of the world’s richest nations ...

Australia

New Caledonian, Chinese companies plan Vanuatu nickel partnership

Wed 01 Oct

SYDNEY, Australia --- The South Pacific islands of New Caledonia and Vanuatu are studying ...

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Fiji

University makes its mark at regional showcase

Wed 08 Oct

The University of the South Pacific is clearly making its mark in the development ...

Bainimarama offers more of the same

Wed 08 Oct

If the people of Fiji had expected a smooth, less confrontational political life after ...

Bainimarama storms home with massive victory

Wed 08 Oct

Voting in Fiji’s 2014 General Election signaled overwhelming public support for incumbent Prime Minister ...

Fiji only country to offer aid

Wed 01 Oct

SUVA, Fiji --- Fiji is the only country so far to have offered any ...

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We Say

Syrian crisis touches lives in the Pacific

Wed 08 Oct

“Ill-equipped as they are to detect or forecast terror activities within their idyllic environs, ...

Elections will bring a return to confidence

Wed 08 Oct

“In line with Fiji’s legendary friendliness and the forgiving Pacific spirit, it is hoped ...

Small islands must help themselves

Wed 08 Oct

“The message here is clear: small and threatened islands need not wait for the ...

Politics

Pacific voice grows in NZ

Wed 08 Oct

Auckland: Over 330,000 Pacific people living in New Zealand now have a bigger voice ...

Flosse loses power in French Polynesia

Wed 08 Oct

After exhausting all avenues of appeal, President Gaston Flosse of French Polynesia has been ...

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 ...