CANBERRA, Australia --- Lawyers representing 26 babies born in Australia to asylum-seeker parents have threatened urgent court action unless Immigration Minister Scott Morrison pledges that the families will ...
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Fiji Airways today announced a new codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, expected to translate to new markets for Fiji tourism ...
SUVA, Fiji ---- History is repeating itself. “In the late 1800s, de Coubertin worried that youth in his native France were turning away from physical activity.
LONDON, England --- The first European Union-Africa summit since 2010 was held in Brussels earlier this month. Much of the media focus leading up to the summit was ...
MONTPELLIER, France ---- Upon an invitation from CIRAD, a delegation representing the ACP Sugar Subcommittee, as well as the ACP Secretariat, undertook a study tour of the CIRAD ...
NOUMEA, New Caledonia -----A meeting of over 20 stock assessment scientists from the Asia–Pacific region last week heard that the scientific assessment of tunas in the western and ...
SUVA, Fiji ---- Fiji Airways and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today announced a new and far reaching interline agreement between the two ...
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PORT MORESBY, PNG ---- Despite the challenges in Papua New Guinea, Bank South Pacific remains the leading commercial bank in the country and region and aims to expand ...
WELLINGTON, New Zealand --- New Zealand First’s Spokesperson for Pacific Island Affairs Le’aufa’amulia Asenati Lole-Taylor has congratulated new members on their election to the Wellington City Council’s Pacific ...
HONOLULU, Hawaii — The commander of U.S. Army Pacific said the military's presence in the region won't diminish despite cuts elsewhere.
HONIARA, Solomon Islands ---- The United Nations children's support agency, UNICEF says people could be in evacuation centres on Guadalcanal for months yet, as Solomon Islands tries to ...
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga ---- Tongan health authorities say there's been an outbreak of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus affecting more than 10,000 people across the country.
GENEVA, Switzerland ---- The UN weather agency warned on Tuesday there was a good chance of an “El Nino” climate phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean this year, bringing ...
LABASA, Fiji -----“This is what we need for other localities in Fiji and we are fully supportive and appreciative of SPC's initiative in such activities”.
** “Without a healthy population, a nation cannot progress. Good health, fitness and physical wellbeing have always been and will always be the cornerstones of a successful, productive ...
WASHINGTON, USA ----United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attended the Climate Leaders’ Summit in Washington, D.C., recalling the importance of keeping global warming as a top concern in the ...
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PORT MORESBY, PNG--- The government of Papua New Guinea has approved Horizon Oil's Stanley gas condensate development project.
SUVA, Fiji -----The New Zealand Pacific Scholarships is offering 10 scholarships for Fiji citizens to apply for study in 2015 at postgraduate level.
SYDNEY, Australia ---Japan's whalers expect to return to the Antarctic, despite losing an International Court of Justice case brought against them by Australia banning their current hunt.
SUVA, Fiji ---The European Union (EU) will consider the request by Pacific ACP countries for a meeting in Brussels at month end to hear concerns on the Economic ...
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BUKA, PNG ---- A girl was reportedly killed, homes were destroyed and many people displaced after a strong earthquake hit Buin in South Bougainville last Friday.
APIA, Samoa ---- Samoa’s deputy Prime Minister Fonotoe Nuafesili Pierre Lauofo and Associate Minister Muagututagata Peter Ah Him have been found guilty by the District Court this morning.
DUNEDIN, New Zealand ----His Royal Highness, the Duke of Cambridge has formally handed over the IRB Junior World Championship trophy to hosts New Zealand today, marking 50 days ...
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa ---- A late opportunist try from flying fullback Lwazi Mvovo broke open a grinding South African derby and gave the Sharks a hard-earned 25-12 win ...
MELBOURNE, Australia -----Melbourne's Samoan community has held a tournament for their own unique version of cricket, known as kilikiti.